RUSH: Tom Simple Sawyer

It's no secret that Rush drummer Neil Peart is not a fan of small drum kits or such non-technical drummers such as Ringo Starr or Charlie Watts. But, perhaps Neil is just a little too intense when it comes to his over-the-top kits and intricate drumming style.

Case in point, Dominic Fragman, a musician who has posted a video on YouTube of him singing "Tom Sawyer" while playing the guitar and drums at the same time.


Fragman tells Team Rock, “It began with just drums and guitar together, around the age of 10. When I started, I had no idea what it would develop into. I just wanted to play, a lot. Initially, I operated the guitar with both hands, with the right foot on the bass drum and the left on the hi-hat. Many folks for many years have done variations on this. Eventually, I got comfortable enough to grab a stick and a pick with the right hand, and it went from there.”

Other songs he's played this way include Black Sabbath's “War Pigs,” Led Zeppelin’s “Moby Dick” and the Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy.”

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