Billy Corgan Compares Tommy Lee to John Bonham: 'Heavy Drums Can Sound Soft And Expressive'

artist: The Smashing Pumpkins date: 05/12/2014 category: music news

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Billy Corgan Compares Tommy Lee to John Bonham: 'Heavy Drums Can Sound Soft And Expressive'
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan recently detailed Tommy Lee's appearance on the band's upcoming studio record, comparing the Motley Crue drummer to late Led Zeppelin icon John Bonham.

"The notion to reach out to T Lee came from The Shredder, who in hearing me say 'We really need to get someone like Tommy to play on this song' said, 'Well, why don't we reach out to him?'" Billy kicked off the official website announcement.

Further praising Lee and his skin-bashing style, Corgan added, "Tommy hits the drums in a crushing manner, but as many fans know this is not without nuance or reaction; as he has a fantastic ear for music and plays with the songs in a means that only enhances excitement.

"The only other place I've heard this phenomena is with John Bonham of Led Zeppelin: where heavy drums can sound soft and expressive. Good company indeed!" the frontman concluded.

Smashing Pumpkins are set to release two new albums in 2015, titled "Monument to an Elegy" and "Day for Night." The first effort is coming up quite strong and is "near completion" according to the latest info.
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