Random Pick Six - It's not always bad to encourage the drummer

Saturday, November 21, 2009
Rock & Roll has very few examples of drummers who were also the lead singers of their respective bands. Some obvious choices are Don Henley of the Eagles & Phil Collins of Genesis.

Some might include Levon Helm of The Band, but frankly, there were three solid lead singers in that group. I suppose Henley might also fall into that category, since much of the Eagles sound is about that California harmony thing and Glenn and Timothy are pretty damn good. Feel free to add other examples you might think of in the comments.

This pick six represents six examples of drummers taking the lead on a song that actually doesn't suck. Okay, one of them might kind of suck. I leave it up to you to decide which one.
  1. The Bangles - Going Down To Liverpool (Debbi Peterson)
  2. Foo Fighters - Cold Day In The Sun (Taylor Hawkins)
  3. The Beatles - With A Little Help from My Friends (Ringo Starr)
  4. The Band - The Weight (Levon Helm)
  5. The Monkees - Last Train to Clarksville (Micky Dolenz)
  6. Night Ranger - Sister Christian (Kelly Keagy)
 The Bangles - Going Down To Liverpool (This video was also directed by Nimoy!)

Foo Fighters - Cold Day in the Sun

The Band - The Weight

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