Drum-Off Star Studded Finale (Tommy Lee, Tool’s Danny Carey, Incubus’s Jose Pasillas… + many more!)
On January 8th at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, Guitar Center will have their Drum-Off Grand Finals. The event is both a once-in-a-lifetime concert featuring some of today’s biggest rock drummers, and also the finals of a nationwide search for the next great undiscovered drummer.
On the performance end of things, Tommy Lee is helping to put together a project called “Bezerk” which will feature Chad Smith (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver, Guns ‘n Roses), Jose Pasillas (Incubus), Abe Cunningham (Deftones), and many more. Jason Bonham will also be doing a tribute to John Bonham and there will be an exclusive collaboration between Danny Carey (Tool) and Brann Dailer (Mastodon).
As far as the competition goes, over 5,000 drummers tried out and the top 5 will be battling head to head at this event. The winner will receive $40,000 in cash, prizes, and endorsement deals… past winners have gone on to play with Prince, The Mars Volta, Suicidal Tendencies, and many more huge artists. Last year’s winner, Jerome Flood II, performed his winning routine on Last Call With Carson Daly, which you can check out here: http://gc.guitarcenter.com/drum-off-2008/news/drum-off-2008-champion.cfm.