Chad Smith, Steve Ferrone, Chris "Daddy" Dave, and Ray Luzier were just a few of the stars who performed at the Guitar Center's annual Drum-Off event this past Saturday at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Other attendees included Brook Wackerman (Bad Religion, Tenacious D) and Adrian Young (No Doubt). Nisan Stewart (Jamie Foxx, P Diddy, Missy Elliot) Dave Elitch (Mars Volta, Miley Cyrus), Aaron Spears (Usher), Chris Johnson (Rihanna), John Tempesta (The Cult), Keith Harris (drummer/producer for Black Eyed Peas), Thomas Lang (Tina Turner, Kelly Clarkson), Trevor Lawrence (Eminem, Herbie Hancock, Dr. Dre), and Peter Erskine (Director of Drums at USC), among others.
The contest was won by Dawud "D-Mile" Aasiya-Bey of Lake Elsinore, California (see video). Previous winners of the world's largest drumming contest have included Cora Coleman-Dunham (Prince, Beyonce), Eric Moore (Social Distortion), and Tony Royster, Jr. (Jay-Z) and Chris Coleman.
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