Three drum solos that don't suck



These aren't your granddad's twenty minute classic rock solos, but something a bit different.


This Dutch musician is one of the best drummers alive, and his solo performances are legendary.


I don't know much about this Japanese percussionist, but he is definitely intense.


I was surprised I couldn't isolate any solo footage of Graves, so here's his legendary and rare ESP record, which has lengthy solo free jazz percussion passages.


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Mike McGonigal

Metro Times music editor Mike McGonigal has written about music since 1984, when he started the fanzine Chemical Imbalance at age sixteen with money saved from mowing lawns in Florida. He's since written for Spin, Pitchfork, the Village VOICE and Artforum. He's been a museum guard, a financial reporter, a bicycle...
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