I’m a drummer. What could be better than hanging with Max Weinberg?

MAXA quick story about a hack drummer’s dream. Hanging out at the Zildjian cymbal booth at the NAMM show in Anaheim last week.
NAMM is the premier music industry show.
Covering 800,000 square feet in 4 days was not easy. I tried, but found I was most comfortable just hanging out with some of the best drummers in the world at the Zildjian booth.

Here left to right…. John DeChristopher, Vice President, Artist Relations &
Event Marketing Worldwide at Zildjian, me, and Max Weinberg of the famed Bruce Springsteen E Street Band.

Max Weinberg is a Zildjian artist as is Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones. Danny Seraphine of Chicago, Kenny Aronoff, Steve Smith, Alan White, Sheila E., and Hal Blaine to name a few.

Here’s a list of the drummers that showed up at the Zildjian booth to sign autographs for the thousands that lined up on Friday and Saturday.
The best of the best.

I got to meet Max again when he played with his Big Band in Cambridge this past summer.

Below Max brought his Big Band to Patriots Place in Foxboro where we hung out backstage before and after the show.

IMG_8456IMG_0984I designed a t-shirt for Max and gave it to him before the gig.


IMG_4447photo7Me above with a backstage pass to the Wrecking Ball Tour when it hit Boston.

A killer signed used head from Max for my collection.

Peace drummers,

Gary Rocks


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