Top 30 Drum Quotes

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“I’m not going to do the Ben Harper house record or the Ben Harper drum ‘n’ bass record.”

― Ben Harper

“Sometimes I hear a drum groove in my head and I rush down to my studio.”

― Billy Sherwood

“When I was about 14, I got a tacky keyboard for 250 pounds and put on a drum machine and found I could write a song.”

― Dolores O’Riordan

“What’s really good is African drum music.”

― Fiona Apple

“There is no dogma that the organ or harmonium can be used in church, but not the drum.”

― Francis Arinze

“I love electronic music, and I love drum and bass.”

― Fred Durst

“There are athletes and celebrities that are out there and they Twitter and they constantly try to drum up press because they’re narcissists.”

― Geoff Stults

“Blue Monday’s distinctive intro was written on an Oberheim DMX drum machine.”

― Gillian Gilbert

“I have relentlessly beat the drum for Google’s ‘two-step’ authentication systems for Gmail and other services, which radically reduce the likelihood that your account can be hacked from afar.”

― James Fallows

“’The Tin Drum’ is one of my favourite books of all time – I’ve probably got 12 or 15 copies with different covers, different translations – but it’s also just about my favourite film.”

― Jamie Hince

“Black holes can bang against space-time as mallets on a drum and have a very characteristic song.”

― Janna Levin

“My drum sticks are in the ‘Hall of Fame.’ I know that.”

― Jimmy Carl Black

“By the time I graduated, I was the drum major, the highest-ranking officer, and third in my class.”

― Joe Morton

“The drum records that I like are ones on which the drumming didn’t repeat itself. The players didn’t stick to a format or formula.”

― Joey Jordison

“Not everybody likes or understands a drum solo, so I like to bring in effects and sounds to keep their interest.”

― John Bonham

“But I’ve gravitated more towards the drum set.”

― John Otto

“I really just wanted to play the drum set and match that. I was never really into the percussion thing.”

― John Otto

“Led Zeppelin was pretty much what made me pick up drum sticks.”

― Jon Fishman

“I have a playroom with my drum set, a guitar, and amplifier at home.”

― Jon Taffer

“I’d be very honored to be the ambassador to drum solos.”

― Neil Peart

“When Mr. Ludwig invented the bass-drum pedal, that’s what made the drum set possible.”

― Neil Peart

“I’ve always liked a very dry snare and, like everyone else, a very dry bass drum.”

― Nick Mason

“As you know, I played a little trumpet with Elvis. I overdub a few drum licks here and there on a session, but I’m not a drummer by any means.”

― Ray Stevens

“I started out by myself, but it eventually turned into a trio by the mid-’60s – a conga drum and another guitarist. And that’s been mostly what I’ve worked with most of the time.”

― Richie Havens

“But unfortunately, in my unrelenting drive to get back on that drum stool, the major casualty in all of it was that I really forgot about me.”

― Rick Allen

“If I get married again, I want a guy there with a drum to do rimshots during the vows.”

― Sam Kinison

“When I was a kid, of course I wanted to be the fastest, the loudest and the one with the biggest drum set, but obviously my aspirations have changed a bit since then.”

― Taylor Hawkins

“There’s a couple of tracks on the new record which is sort of using similar sort of rhythms as the drum and bass tracks but playing it all live. It’s a new approach to it.”

― Tom Jenkinson

“In the morning on Sunday, a drum is sounded at about 8 o’clock.”

― William Brewster

“I started with the organ and drums, and I later got into drum machines as a teenager.”

― Zaytoven
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