Posts Tagged ‘interview’

Q: Was it odd to be the most famous drummer using Orthodox grip?

A: Oh no, Vinnie’s orthodox, there’s a few of us left! What I like is that the youngsters REVERE the orthodox grip, they’re full of reverence for it. I was taught from the age of nine, I am classically trained, in the drums at least, the harmony came a while later. All my technique is absolutely correct. And it really helps. I warm up with rudiments. I just find that I have a better show, if I warm up correctly, doing the correct rudiments, get my paradiddles just perfect. It’s like eating my greens! My technique is absolutely correct. (more…)


Q: You’re a pretty young guy. Did you have any relative who turned you on to all the good music you’re into?

A: I’m the oldest in my family, so my parents got me into music. Instead of sitting me in front of the TV when I was young, they would sit me in front of the record player and play Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, Rolling Stones, Mott The Hoople, all those bands. From the time I was five years old, I was (more…)