Frank Ferrer: Waiting for Axl means I get more time to warm up!



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Being drummer for Guns N' Roses means one thing - plenty of lengthy waits backstage while you wait for Axl to turn up. But, it seems that Frank Ferrer is putting that time to good use.

The GN'R drummer tells us that the late stage times just mean he has more chance to limber up before getting behind the kit.

He explains: "Obviously there's always issues of us going on late, so I always have plenty of warm up time. I never have to worry about that! Usually I can get in a good half hour before we hit the stage. I'll be ready to go. I'll have tons of water, a little bit of wine. Just to loosen you up. The only thing I ever get is anxious, never nervous. I just want to hit it. I never tense up."

For more from Frank pick up the September issue of Rhythm.

Rich Chamberlain

Rich is a teacher, one time Rhythm staff writer and experienced freelance journalist who has interviewed countless revered musicians, engineers, producers and stars for the our world-leading music making portfolio, including such titles as Rhythm, Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, and MusicRadar. His victims include such luminaries as Ice T, Mark Guilani and Jamie Oliver (the drumming one).