It's time to set the record straight once and for all!
1. Drummers Are Always Late
Yeah, yeah, yeah! We've all heard this one before. Punctuality has nothing to do with the fact that you know how to play a certain instrument, people!
2. Drummers Are Always Early
This kind of contradicts the first stereotype, don't you think? Whoever spreads these rumors around should at least try to stay consistent. Sheesh!
3. Drummers Aren't Musicians
Another popular stereotype, and also completely false. Both coordination and focus are required at all moments from a drummer. After all, they are the backbone of the song.
4. Drummers Hate Musicians
Many people think that drummers hate all other musicians, but this is not true in the slightest. Whether you hate someone or not, your choice is not determined by the fact that you choose to spend your free time wailing away on a new Gretsch kit.
5. Drummers Are Occasionally Transported To Another Dimension Where The Germans Actually Won World War II And Forced Everyone To Remove Their Fingernails As A Sign Of Respect
Come again?! I doubt such a place even exists. Nice try, but you'll have to do better than that.
6. Drummers Can't Read Music
Drum parts can be written out onto sheet music just like any other instrument.
7. Drummers Can't Read
Now that's just hurtful! What are you even basing this on? Do people just make stuff up?
8. Drummers See The World In Black And White
Last time I checked, drummers aren't dogs. Incidentally, dogs also don't see in just black and white. Veterinarians used to believe this, but eventually discovered that they do see certain colors.
9. Drummers Are Easily Replaceable
Next time you hear somebody say this, remember to remind them that Led Zeppelin refused to perform after the death of John Bonham, who's also a drummer.
10. Drummers Turn Everything They Touch To Dirt, Which Then Evaporates Into The Sky And Causes Tornadoes, And That's Why A Lot Of Them Wear Gloves
Do people really buy this nonsense? Anyone with half a brain would know that tornadoes are actually formed when air first rotates because of wind shear, spins faster to create a funnel cloud, and then proceeds to touch down due to rain and hail. I mean, really?!