A day in the life of Stix Zadinia

Rhythm caught up with Steel Panther´s Stix Zadinia backstage at their recent Brixton Academy show, where he gave us an insight into a typical day in his leopard print shoes.

11:00: I smoke first, brush second. Then I´ll consider taking a shower and play on my Xbox.

13:00 Then I´ll go play my drums. I just got a new kit from DW. We built two 23”x18” kicks and the 23” is the best sounding kick drum I´ve ever heard. I´ve got some shallow toms, a 12” and a 13”, 8” and 9” deep and then 16”x16” and 18”x18”.

14:00: After that I´ll come back and see if the girl has left, if she has I eat lunch, if she hasn´t I still eat lunch and hopefully she´ll be gone by then.

15:00: Then it´s more drums. I love being a drummer. I think it takes a certain personality to be a drummer. To want to be on stage but not want to be the guy that goes, ´Hey, look at me at all times,” just being there and knowing that you´re driving that rock‘n´roll bus. You guys are following me. I love that.

16:00 Next I play soccer. My grandfather and my father, that´s Pops Zadinia, are Tottenham fans. I don´t support any one team in particular. I´m not ready to commit, just like with my ladies.

18:00: Then it´s usually off to a show. A lot of celebrities come to our shows. It´s fun to watch people who are “cool” get onstage and be silly. Like watching Jessica Simpson trying to have sing-off with our singer. It´s brutal!

23:00: I have some drinks afterwards and then just go home with different ladies.

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. It's my job to manage the buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear and the best prices. I'm a guitarist and a drummer and I've worked in the music gear industry for 18 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance writer working with many of the world's biggest musical instrument brands including the likes of Roland, Boss, MusicRadar and Natal.