Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Jimmy Chamberlin; The Replacement?

Fan's of The Replacements want Chamberlin as their new drummer (amongst others)


I know this is old, but I forgot about it until it popped back up in a feed;

" [for Oceania] I had to learn the ticks of the trade and make it sound articulate like Jimmy... - Mike Byrne.
For someone who purports to be a fan, he doesn't seem to get that he's going against everything Chamberlin has stood for over the past 20 years?

Friday, 4 May 2012

Jimmy Chamberlin on Butch Vig (Rhythm Magazine)

June issue of Rhythm on sale now | Rhythm |

Butch Vig talks hitting the studio with Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Muse and more. The studio wizard also discusses getting back into the saddle with Garbage, mixing acoustic and electronic drums live and how working with Grohl, Hawkins, Cool and co has influenced his own playing. PLUS: Jimmy Chamberlin, Josh Morgan and Taylor Hawkins talk working with Butch.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Talking of Polls...

 Treble runs a feature on their collective 50 favourite drummers, of course, JC is right up there;
... [Chamberlin's] roots are in Buddy Rich and Deep Purple, and that his neurotic, gunslinging style is considered semi-revolutionary among rock drummers for its reliance on jazz-style riffs. His most varied work was on the titanic of nineties avant-rock, Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness, famous for its excess but scattered with off-chart gems like "Thru The Eyes Of Ruby," which perfects the Chamberlin snare sound  and "Galapagos," a piece of stormy minimalism which Chamberlin has identified as one of his favorite Pumpkins moments...
The band as it then existed crashed on the rocks, of course... but at the peak of the Pumpkins, no one brought the thunder more regularly — no one in the entire world.

Offical Lucky 13 - Archive Project Poll

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