Brendan Buckley is a drummer's drummer. He has been recording and touring with Pop mega-star Shakira for almost 20 years. His performance resume also includes Daniel Powter, Jackson Browne, Julio Iglesias, The Bodeans, Miley Cyrus and Shelby Lynne. On episode 031, Brendan and Jamie talk about his early days as a musician, taking lessons from the great Tommy Igoe, his first big break and his approach to recording and touring with various artists. Brendan is simply one of the great drummers in the business today. He shares a ton of great knowledge and insight that is sure to be inspirational to everyone.
Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz has been drumming for Weird Al Yankovic for 38 years. Bermuda is an ultra-versatile drummer, musical historian and archivist for Al's band. On episode 030, he and Jamie discuss his first drumset, presented to him by Bill Ludwig personally, his musical education and meeting Al on the Dr. Demento radio show. That chance encounter in 1980 has led to many world tours, Grammy awards and millions of albums sold around the globe. Bermuda is also very active on several drum-related internet forums and has always been available to others to answer questions and provide advice. He is truly a statesman of the drumming community.
Jerry Gaskill has been drumming since the tender age of four. On episode 029, Jamie talks with Jerry about his long and illustrious career in King's X. King's X is one of the most influential bands in the genres of rock, metal and prog of all-time. Jerry also discusses some of the giant shows that he's played as well as the band's wonderful relationship with their legion of fans. He also hints at a new King's X album project in the near-future. Jerry is truly a kind soul that shares deeply inspiring thoughts and stories this week.
Matt Chamberlain is a first-call in-demand session drummer. His list of credits includes Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, A Perfect Circle, Willie Nelson, Neko Case, Tori Amos, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, The Wallflowers, and Sheryl Crow to name just a few. Matt also spent a season as the drummer on Saturday Night Live with guitar great GE Smith as the bandleader. On episode 028, Matt talks about his legendary career, his world-class studio Cyclops Sound and his massive drum collection. Matt is a class-act at the top of the drumming world and he shares tons of great knowledge on this week's show.