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David Letterman’s Drum Solo Week Performances [VIDEO]

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This week the Late Night with David Letter had their first ever drum solo week. I have alway been a big fan of David Letterman, but now I am normally sleeping by the time he comes on.

I’m also a big fan of drummers period, they keep time for the band, they are normally the lesser know in the band and in my opinion they are just plain bad ass.

During the past week David Letterman started the week with Anton Fig, the drummer for CBS Orchestra, on Tuesday he had Sheila E., Thursday night was jazz musician Roy Haynes, finishing out drum solo week was Rush’s Neil Peart. Watch the performances below.

Anton Fig

Monday night David Letterman’s house band the CBS Orchestra’s drummer Anton Fig kicked off Drum Solo Week playing along with the CBS Orchestra. With a four minute solo, Anton sure rocked the drum set.

Shelia E.

Sheila E. has been a solo artist for many years, she was also part of Prince’s band in the 80s on Purple Rain providing some back up vocals on “Let’s Go Crazy” and “Erotic City,” but it was her solo album The Glamorous Life and hit single of the same name that made her famous. Check out her performance, she’s always been a kick ass drummer in my mind.

Roy Haynes

Roy Haynes is an American Jazz drummer and bandleader. He has collaborate with great musicians like; Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and John Coltrane to mention a few. Check out his performance and technical styling.

Neal Peart

Neil Peart really shouldn’t need an intoduction, because he’s Neil “Fricken” Peart. He’s been the drummer for Rush since 1974 and is considered one of the greatest rock drummers to ever live. I have to agree with that, this dude can kill it on the drums, and his performance on David Letter just goes to prove that.


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