On the face of it, US metallers Black Veil Brides are all about the big hair and theatrically black make-up. But behind the image and the – actually awesome – stick tricks and showmanship, BVB drummer Christian ‘CC’ Coma is a schooled, jazz-loving sticksman inspired by Louie Bellson.
“I remember I was 12 years old and I met Louie Bellson in LA. I swear I’ll never forget this, he came out and he could barely walk. He had people helping him up on stage and he looked so frail and fragile. I was like, ‘Oh man.’I was 12, everyone else was like 65 so he knew I was there. He gives me this wink and then he just blows the place up, tearing it up. He was so phemomenal.”
Read the rest of CC’s interview in this month’s Rhythm, and check out this bonus interview on Rhythm’s YouTube channel.