Thursday, November 5, 2015

10 Things You Need To Know About Avenged Sevenfold's New Drummer


Team Rock posted a list of "10 Things You Need To Know About Avenged Sevenfold's New Drummer". You can read some excerpts below.


He Got His Start From Steve Vai
Brooks started his musical career as a mere teenager under the tutelage of the great shredder Steve Vai, who produced his first band Bad4Good’s debut album Refugee. Released in 1992 the band split soon after, despite Vai’s thumbs up, and vocalist Danny Cooksey is the only other member to have a career of note – he's a renowned voice over artist, and he also played John Connor’s mate in Terminator 2. Which was the coolest thing a member of Bad4Good had managed… until now!

He’s Been A Substitute For The World’s Most Famous Drum Substitute
You’ve all probably heard of Josh Freese. He’s the guy that has made a career of stepping up to the drum stool of many a big name rock band when they need a steady pair of hands behind the kit. Be it Nine Inch Nails, Guns N' Roses, or A Perfect Circle, Josh has kept time for the lot of them. What you might not know is that Josh got his start with Orange County skate punks The Vandals… which we imagine doesn’t pay quite as much as temping for Trent Reznor or Axl Rose. So when Josh was away from Vandals duty at the turn of the Millennium who should step into his shows? Our very own Brooks of course!

He’s Played In Another Legendary Punk Outfit

In 2001 when punk pioneers Bad Religion's legendary drummer Bobby Schayer injured his shoulder and was forced into retirement, Brooks was picked as the man to fill the boots of a man who had previously played on some of the most classic punk rock in history. No pressure then! He contributed to the last six Bad Religion releases.

He Stepped In After Travis Barker’s Fear OF Flying Got The Better Of Him
In 2013, pop-punk megastars Blink 182 were due to play the Soundwave festival in Australia. Unfortunately, due to an acute fear of flying after his infamous near death experience in a plane crash five years previously, Blink drummer Travis Barker was unable to make his way across the globe to make the shows. This left Brooks to get the best seat in the house as two grown men made jokes about having sex with livestock… listen we’ll all had shitty jobs, mate!

He Made A Good Impression On Said Tour

Brooks must have made quite an impression on the Blink boys on that tour, as former Blink frontman, and warbling buffoon, Tom Delonge has hired him to play drums on his solo album To The Stars.