I had the huge honor being able to catch up with Simon Wright (Queensryche, Dio Disciples, Dio, Rhino Bucket, AC/DC, UFO) recently at a Queensryche show. Hard to describe how great this band is, and how stunning Simon’s skills are. Few drummers play with as much power as he does…All with a fine touch and finesse. Great time & great staff in this band…Wonderful evening.
UFO is back in Europe and continuing their Seven Deadly World Tour. Andy is a long time supporter of Beier Snare Drums, and plays them exclusively live, and in the studio. Andy always travels with a number of Beier Drums. Currently on this leg he is travelling with the Beier 2mm Brass Snare–5 x 14, and the 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 14. Back in the US he will be using his go-to: The Beier 1.5 1.5 Steel Snare–6.5 x 14.
Special Thanks to Todd Sucherman of Styx for sending me this pic. He was doing some recording at home and selected the Beier 1.5 Steel Snare–6.5 x 14 for one of the tracks. This is a huge compliment to Beier Drums from one of the worlds most inspirational and leading players. He also happens to be one of the nicest guy’s in the music business. Thank You Todd….
Automat with Achim Faerber behind the drum kit are scheduled to play Australia late 2014/2015. Achim is an avid supporter of Beier Drums, and used the 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 14 on their new release. Achim is also the drummer for Eisbrecher, Project Pitchfork, Prag, and many more. A true talent, and a great guy to boot. Congrats to Automat on their successful new band, release, and upcoming tour.