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    What are some of your favorite songs to practice to?

    Here are some of mine:
    All These Things That I Have Done or Mr.Brightside by the Killers

    She by Green Day

    Suck My Kiss or If You Have To Ask by RHCP

    Eternal Life by Jeff Buckley

    Parted Ways or Got To Have Rock n Roll by the Heartless Bastards
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    Right now, I'm learning songs with drum tracks written and played by heavy metal drummer Vinny Appice formerly of Black Sabbath, Dio and Last In Line. Vinny tracked 8 songs that are on a soon to be released CD featuring all original music that a local singer/songwriter recorded by file sharing between 4 different professional musicians which included Vinny. My role as a local drummer is to take the 8 songs and learn them to my best ability by keeping Vinny's style in mind, then move forward with my style of playing to write and record more music for the singer/songwriter. He has reached out to other local musicians who has joined this band to play out at local gigs.

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    Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
    Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    When the Levee Breaks- Led Zeppelin
    Working on Coma- GNR

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    A nightmare to remember - Dream Theatre.
    Please Please Me - The Beatles
    Bring it on home - Led Zeppelin

    And a lot more I can't think of right now.
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    Pardon my intrusion, I'm new....and probably a bit older than most of you

    Over the Hills and Far Away or Moby Dick - Led Zeppelin
    Topsy - Cozy Cole
    Sing, Sing, Sing - Goodman or Prima versions
    Inagodadavida - Iron Butterfly

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    Quote Originally Posted by late8 View Post
    Right now, I'm learning songs with drum tracks written and played by heavy metal drummer Vinny Appice formerly of Black Sabbath, Dio and Last In Line. Vinny tracked 8 songs that are on a soon to be released CD featuring all original music that a local singer/songwriter recorded by file sharing between 4 different professional musicians which included Vinny. My role as a local drummer is to take the 8 songs and learn them to my best ability by keeping Vinny's style in mind, then move forward with my style of playing to write and record more music for the singer/songwriter. He has reached out to other local musicians who has joined this band to play out at local gigs.
    Sounds like a fun project. I'd love to hear the final result.
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    Quote Originally Posted by landofahhs View Post
    Pardon my intrusion, I'm new....and probably a bit older than most of you

    Over the Hills and Far Away or Moby Dick - Led Zeppelin
    Topsy - Cozy Cole
    Sing, Sing, Sing - Goodman or Prima versions
    Inagodadavida - Iron Butterfly
    You're not intruding at all! I love blasting the live version of Moby Dick with the 20 minute drum solo and seeing how long it takes for someone to tell me to skip it.
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    Custard pie
    Houses of the holy
    Hey, Joe
    Manic depression
    Rope Ladder(Jack Bruce)
    I keep forgettin'(Procol Harum)
    Typewriter fever(Procol Harum)
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    Still a noob to drums so I am still on the "easier" stuff:
    Back In Black
    Highway To Hell
    Sharp Dressed Man
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldeEnglishD View Post
    Still a noob to drums so I am still on the "easier" stuff:
    Back In Black
    Highway To Hell
    Sharp Dressed Man
    Cool! I remember when I was just starting out I loved playing along to the Clash. They have some interesting beats that are fairly simple but not the same thing you've done a million times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyByNight View Post
    A nightmare to remember - Dream Theatre.
    Please Please Me - The Beatles
    Bring it on home - Led Zeppelin

    And a lot more I can't think of right now.
    That's a fun one.....mine are:

    Baying of the Hounds----Opeth

    Gods of My World---Borknagar

    War Ensemble---Slayer

    Fatal Tragedy---Dream Theater

    various other Slayer, Barren Earth, Arcturus, Wintersun, epic extreme metal bands etc

    honestly my tastes change so much that I couldn't list everything lol
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    Early Jane's Addiction, love Stephen Perkins on the drums.....


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    It's not so much one song, it's more or less the whole album.
    Queensryche Op:Mindcrime has been a fav since it came out.
    Other than that, I don't know...
    The early Dio albums, various AOR/Hardrock-tracks, "Rising force" by Yngwie, "Pull me under" by DT and a whole lot more. Depends on my mood I guess.
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    Vertical Horizon - One Of You
    Lynch Mob - No Good
    Foo Fighters - Rope
    Rob Thomas/ Daryl Hall (the LFDH version) -Heard it Through the Grapevine
    Cage The Elephant - In One Ear
    The Doobie Bros. - Long Train Runnin (my version)
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    Lately I'm enjoying playing THE TREES (Rush) and OPEN CAR (Porky Tree).
    For juries one year in school I learned and played THE REVEALING SCIENCE OF GOD (Yes); I still play it a couple of times each year for fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Lately I'm enjoying playing THE TREES (Rush) and OPEN CAR (Porky Tree).
    For juries one year in school I learned and played THE REVEALING SCIENCE OF GOD (Yes); I still play it a couple of times each year for fun.
    "What happened to this song we once knew so well?
    Signed promise for moments caught within the spell
    I must have waited all my life for this moment, moment"

    Love that tune and album. I use to play to it years ago, going to have to give it a run though again. Thanks for the reminder.

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    WOW, NP................I'm glad you told me that.
    It's certainly not the hardest YES tune to play but it is one of the most interesting compositions.
    That is exactly why I chose it for a school project.

    The next semester, I transcribed TO BE OVER for a 10-man percussion ensemble.
    Two vibraphones carried the guitar and vocal part and I played the bass part on a concert grand marimba...............it turned out better than I would have ever guessed.
    The instructor/conductor liked it so much, he put it in our competition presentation.
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    Speaking of Yes, I like to play Changes from 90125. I once saw them at Starplex in Dallas and they had both Alan White and Bill Bruford with Trevor Rabin. That was one of the top 5 concerts I have ever seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CollinCo.Drummer View Post
    Speaking of Yes, I like to play Changes from 90125.
    CHANGES is a great tune from Rabin................the link below reflects that Alan White wrote the cool introduction:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Changes_(Yes_song)
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    Agree^^ Changes is great.

    Recently, have played Two Princes (Spin Doctors) (fun), Everybody Get Dangerous (Weezer) (also fun). Not overly demanding (though there are a lot of nuances to focus on, like the ghost notes in Two Princes), but definitely a blast.
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    Cold Shot
    Hey Joe
    Little Wing
    Key to the Highway

    These have to be my favorites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadman View Post
    Agree^^ Changes is great.

    Recently, have played Two Princes (Spin Doctors) (fun), Everybody Get Dangerous (Weezer) (also fun). Not overly demanding (though there are a lot of nuances to focus on, like the ghost notes in Two Princes), but definitely a blast.
    I messed around on 2 princes just yesterday. It is a fun one!
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    Aces High-Iron Maiden

    Under the Bridge-RHCP

    The Twilight Zone-Rush
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    Subdivisions - Rush
    Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
    Ants Marching/Tripping Billies - Dave Matthews Band

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