MD Online recently caught up with rising drum star Billy Ashbaugh, the man who keeps it all together. The precision required to keep choreography, light shows, and football-stadium-sized TV screens in synch is an unbelievable task. Billy Ashbaugh is a drummer with spectacular technique, and his drumming is not at all lost on one of the highlight gigs in the last five years. MD: What age did you start playing the drums? Billy: I started playing rather late in life.
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Mikat On the other hand, being away from my family and ashhaugh getting to watch my daughter grow up is something that I will never get back. There are so many! It was a lot of fun. Her drummer, Doobie Powell, is incredible. He laid down some nice grooves on some of the early records. But then we started talking and he found out that I was also a drummer, we talked and talked.
Eric Moore of Suicidal Tendencies and T. Do you get bklly when playing in front of huge crowds? Whenever I have some free time, I find myself on the bus or with a pad in the hotel room asbbaugh. It could be anything from double bass fills to soloing to just trying to make everything groove better. Billy Ashbaugh The rest are usually programmed by the producer or whoever wrote the song.
We were playing in a club that Prince used to own. Was Jenie your wife at the time? What type of exercises do you practice? It was in a cover band in Miami. How did that routine come about? I interviewed Billy backstage in his dressing room at the Modern Drummer Festival and his wife, Jenie, who also happens to be a drummer joined us, too. Has anyone new caught your ear as a player?
Yeah, I went out and saw her play. Anyway, that when that fizzled out we went back to playing clubs. Most Related.
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