In the first of a new series called “Five Favorites,” Daniel shares a wide-ranging conversation with long-time KISS and Alice Cooper drummer Eric Singer about five key influences that helped shape him as a player.
What’s covered in this session:
- A discussion of Eric’s formative years growing up in Cleveland, OH, where he was exposed to a vibrant and diverse assortment of music through his bandleader father.
- A breakdown of five key influential figures who made an impact on Eric’s development as a drummer:
- Buddy Rich
- Denny Carmasi (with Ronnie Montrose)
- Tommy Aldridge (with Pat Travers)
- Billy Cobham (with his band Spetrum)
- Simon Phillips (with the Michael Schenker group)
- Eric Singer doing what he does best with KISS.
- Buddy Rich performs his famous West Side Story Medley.
- Denny Carmasi playing a solo with Sammy Hagar in 1977.
- Tommy Aldridge solo with Ozzy Osbourne from the 1983 US Festival.
- Billy Cobham live with his band Spectrum in 1974.
- Simon Phillips reuniting with Michael Schenker in 2010 on “Armed and Ready.”