Saturday, November 18, 2023

Jason Bonham performing with a Roland TD-50 on Howard Stern with Sammy Hagar

It is always super cool to see a well known drummer using a full e-kit live, and that is exactly what legendary drummer, Jason Bonham did with the mind blowing Sammy Hagar band along with Michael Anthony and Joe Satriani. How did it sound? I think pretty damn good! But I think Michael Anthony could have been a bit louder, though that is nothing to do with the drum sound. Jason is an awesome drummer that doesn't get enough credit due to being in the massive shadow of his dad, John Bonham. I loved watching him perform on this Roland kit.

I've been a fan of Sammy Hagar since I was a kid and loved his work with Van Halen. This Howard Stern performance was to announce their tour next year where they will be playing classing VH Material. Sammy also invited David Lee Roth as well as Alex Van Halen to join them anywhere on tour publicly on the air. I would be simultaneously amazed and surprised if one of them actually shows up on some of these dates, and completely mind-blown if both do. I really hope they do. The fans would absolutely love this.


Anyway, Van Halen were no stranger to e-drums, since Alex played electronic drums on 2 of VH's most seminal albums, 1984 and 5150! I absolutely love Alex's hybrid sound of Simmons electronic toms and kick with his signature Ludwig snare sound and Paiste cymbals.

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