Drum Expo 2013: We all love jamming to other people's songs. Nothing beats donning the headphones and slamming a mean 4/4 to Phil Rudd's rocking foundation on 'Back in Black', or doing your best Bonzo impression to 'When The Levee breaks'. These hits are proven, and matching them beat for beat is a thrill.
For some drummers this isn't enough. The life of a tribute band drummer is to not only emulate the songs, but also the style, sound and attitude of the world's greatest sticksmen. It takes research, practice and geekery of the highest order, but if done right it can spell a respectable career behind the kit.
In this special feature we speak to notable tribute drummers who are slaying the circuit in the UK and beyond, as well as drummers from bands who have been the subject of countless tributes themselves, to find out exactly what it takes to play the part of your drum hero!