P.O.V.: Is There A Stereotype That Bothers You?

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Omar Tavarez

Age 30
Years Playing 15
Band Pitbull
“[That] drummers are dumb people with no musical talent. The truth is, drummers are the backbone of most music scenarios. They keep time and the beat simultaneously, and it takes a lot of coordination to be a solid drummer.”

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Dean Butterworth

Age 37
Years Playing 25
Bands Good Charlotte, Ben Harper, Sugar Ray
"I hate the stereotype that drummers can’t write good songs. What about Stevie Wonder, Roger Taylor, Ringo, Phil Collins, and Dave Grohl? It’s just not true, so stop it!"

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Paul Figueroa

Age 28
Years Playing 13
Band Crobot
“[That our] timing is off. Drummers are never late; we are behind the beat. I prefer to call it groove.”

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Tom English

Age 34
Years Playing 13
Band Maxïmo Park
“That we’re all sex gods. The constant female attention is just exhausting.”

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Kendrick Scott

Age 33
Years Playing 27
Band Terence Blanchard
“The stereotype that drummers aren’t musicians and don’t compose gets to me a little. There are so many great drummer/composers.”

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KJ Sawka

Age 36
Years Playing 25
Band Pendulum
“There are so many stereotypes and drummer jokes out there. The worst thing is that they are all true!”