What the drummer sees: behind the kit with Rush, Queen, Priest & more
Drummers. They’re the butt of too many jokes to mention, often seen as the most dispensable/replaceable members of the band – in fact, sometimes the rest of the band don’t even speak to them – and they’re rarely the focus of rock photography. But now a new book, A Drummer’s Perspective, aims to change some of that.
The work of David Phillips, a former head of European Artist Relations for Pearl Drums and currently handling European Artist Relations for Drum Workshop (DW), Phillips combined his day job and his love of photography by shooting some of the world’s best drummers. “It’s often said that the drummer has the best seat in the house and I wanted to present that feeling of sitting centre stage and being the driving force of the band,” he says.
Click through the links to see pictures of Slash drummer Brent Fitz, Journey’s Deen Castronovo, Roger Waters’ drummer Graham Broad, Slipknot’s Joey Jordison, Neil Peart of Rush, Queen’s Roger Taylor, Vinny Appice and Judas Priest’s Scott Travis.