If you could go back in time and give your younger self any advice, what would you say?
“As a drummer it would be learn your rudiments because I’m still shocking at them, and I mean you wouldn’t believe it’s the same guy that plays in Biffy Clyro if you heard me practising, it’s just embarrassing.
“I would say learn the basics, get a couple of lessons, learn how to hold a stick, learn how to use your wrists and just get the basics right. that’s the advice I would give myself, but then, I wouldn’t be the drummer I am now if I had done that, so I don’t know if that’s wanted or not. I would certainly have less back problems by now!”
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