WATCH: The Most Incredible Drumming Moments Caught On Camera
It's Travis Barker's birthday, so we took a look at what happens when our favourite sticksmen let fly and unleash the tom-toms. From the Stones to The Stone Roses, they’re all here.
Travis Barker - Drum Solo & Warm Up
The Walkmen - The Rat (live in Juan’s Basement)
The acclaimed New York band were shoved unceremoniously into a basement and asked to play their most famous song. Drummer Matt Barrick’s performance is so incredible, the rest of the band have to sit down.
Led Zeppelin - Moby Dick
The late John “Bonzo” Bonham was a huge character in life and in music and his Earth-shattering beats were the backbone of the Zeppelin sound. Here he is onstage in the mid-70s, performing the drumming showcase, Moby Dick. Robert Plant leaves the stage to take cover.
Joy Division - Transmission
Tear your eyes away from singer Ian Curtis for a moment and focus on Macclesfield’s finest paradiddler Steve Morris, caught onscreen in September 1979 for the BBC’s Something Else programme. Astounding stuff.
The Killers - Mr Brightside
Back in the early days of the band, when The Killers played their career-making set in the New Bands Tent at Glastonbury, they unleashed this spectacular version of their biggest hit. Keep an eye on the unshakable Ronnie Vannucci Jr, who keeps it altogether.
The Stone Roses - Fool’s Gold
From the band’s hometown comeback show at Heaton Park, drummer Reni turns the Funky Drummer shuffle beat of the original into something special… The audience can’t believe their ears.
Queens Of The Stone Age - Song For The Dead
Phase 1 era Queens with Oliveri on bass and His Grohlness on drums. Shot at Werchter Festival in 2002, it made you realise what a talent Big Dave had on the old percussion. He should have become a full time drummer! LOL!
Bloc Party - Helicopter
Scorching stuff from our man Matt Tong, taken from Glastonbury 2009. The crowd are beside themselves with joy.
Editors - Munich
The fresh-faced young lads perform one of their earliest singles at Rock Am Ring festival in Germany in 2006. Ed Lay gives it his all.
The Smiths - London
Captured live in 1986 (the show that spawned the album Rank), here’s Mike Joyce’s finest moment. Watch until the end- even Morrissey can’t keep up.
Because he’s a legend.