|Name: Jimmy Chamberlin||Find on Amazon India: Link|
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If you put the right things out there the right things will happen.
What I see for the band by the end of this year is the Complex live at the Montreux Jazz Festival. I want my guys to be comfortable. I’m certainly not in this for the money, but I’d really like to see my guys make
some money off of this stuff.
When I’m at home I practice everyday.
The thing I try to do the most is to play in terms of the song and play in terms of what I’m hearing.
The lyrics came out of necessity. When we started writing the record, we started in a more fusion environment and that got boring really quick and that wasn’t what we were about on an organic level.
People just expect you to show up, be a cartoon character of yourself, take your money and go home. But don’t screw up to the point where you’re gonna be out of the picture.
No one writes about the emotional things you go through.
My brother was always in bands and on the road when I was a kid and he was my inspiration. He never made it with a big band, in fact he never made a record. Here he is fifty-something years old.
My brother and I had a real love-hate relationship with my success. There was some bitterness there that I didn’t understand until recently, but I told him that if I ever did a record I wanted him to play on it.
All he wants to do is practice and that’s all he does, all day long. That’s what it takes if you want to change the face of music. You’ve gotta be committed to it.
If you can get a twelve year-old kid to go listen to Thelonius Monk, what more do you want? Do you want a big pile of cash, too? That’s a home run for me.
You start to look at it with a deeper respect and I think that deeper respect for what you do builds more self-respect.
At first it was a bit daunting, but once I started to do it, the more I got into it, the more I started enjoying it and being able to say things lyrically that I would normally have to say musically.
But back then the thing that saved me was the music, and it’s certainly the music that saves me now. The music, my family and my friends and everybody around me.
Had I joined a straight rock band, I’m sure my drumming would be a little bit different right now.
I can’t take days off and play like I did last night. Maybe some people can, but I can’t.
I feel really good in the teacher role.
I take my craft very seriously.
I think that the jazzy approach that I have is based on the way that I hear music and in the way I play a supporting role to the other people in the band.
I’ve always seen my drumming as lyrical anyway.