KISS Drummer: 'People Think Drummers Are Stupid Because They Hit Things and It Shakes Their Brain Up'

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KISS Drummer: 'People Think Drummers Are Stupid Because They Hit Things and It Shakes Their Brain Up'
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KISS drummer Eric Singer got a chance to address the study that recently shook the interwebs (once and then twice, mind you) with claims about drummers being the smartest individuals among musicians.

Chatting with Nuvo, Eric brought up an odd misconception, saying, "I don't know if you saw, but there's a study that claims that drummers are actually - now mind you, I'm paraphrasing - that drummers are usually of a high intellect.

"People think drummers are stupid because they hit things and it shakes their brain up, but like I said, this study claims otherwise."

So is there anyone out there who actually thinks this? ...

Anyhow, during the rest of the interview, the skinsman also gave credit where credit is due, saying the following about the original KISS lineup: "The version of KISS that exists now, with Tommy Thayer, myself, Gene [Simmons] and Paul [Stanley], has been the most consistent, longest-tenured lineup for over ten years now.

"And mind you, we know what started it. The original band started it all. If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be drumming with them now and we wouldn't be talking about KISS. They created that special, unique thing that is KISS. But sometimes, you just can't survive the same way. It's just like a marriage; it's not going to always last."

But back to that initial thought, we believe a drummer joke or two would be in order. So let's see what you got!

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    qrEE
    I was planning on making a drummer joke but it'd probably have worse timing than a drummer.
    gibsongodsg
    What's the last thing a drummer says in a band? "Hey guys, why don't we try one of my songs?
    NirEk
    how does a guitarist becomes a bassist? you bang his head against the wall, but not too hard so he won't accidentally become a drummer
    AlexGreat123
    During an interview Sean Kinney of Alice In Chains was asked did he feel misrepresented as a drummer. His reply was 'No, I hit things with sticks'
    travislausch
    Q. What's the difference between a drummer and a drum machine? A. You only have to punch the information into the drum machine once!
    gibsongodsg
    What is the difference between a drummer and a savings bond? One will mature and make money.
    CallumRocks99
    how many drummers does it take to put in a light bulb?One: To phone a guitarist to show them how it's done
    rockerwannabe
    Singer has to defend the KISS lineup in which he is a part. Yet when I saw the band in concert a few weeks ago, the band did not play a single song from either of the two albums from this current line up. Drummer jokes. You gotta love them.
    rocker222
    what do you call a man with no arms and no legs who can play the drums? a clever dick
    Maiden95
    How many drummers does it take to screw in a light bulb? 5. 1 to screw in the light bulb and 4 to tell him how much better Neil Peart could have done it. I am a drummer ladies and gents
    Izzy-Sweet
    "The version of KISS that exists now, with Tommy Thayer, myself, Gene [Simmons] and Paul [Stanley], has been the most consistent, longest-tenured lineup for over ten years now" That says a lot about Gene and Paul, doesn't it? How old's KISS now? 40 years? Their longest running lineup isn't even half of that.
    zeek7pc
    What's black and red and lying in a ditch?? A guitarist that told to many drummer jokes!!
    Guitarus Rex
    How any drummers does it take to (insert situation here)? None, they have a machine that does that now.
    Guitarus Rex
    Why are drum machines better than a real drummer? A drum machine never brings its girlfriend to band practice.
    Guitarus Rex
    What's the difference between a large pizza and a drummer? A large pizza can feed a family of four.
    rabidgoon
    i think the 'drummers are crazy' stereotype is more common than the 'drummers are stupid' though I'm aware of that too.
    FrazzleUK
    How do you know when the stage is level? The drummer drools out of both sides of his mouth.
    zeek7pc
    What's black and red and lying in a ditch?? A guitarist that told to many drummer jokes!!
    tomasleal
    - What do Ginger Baker and instant coffee have in common? - They both suck without Cream. (Dave Grohl)
    DazBungo
    I am a Drummer, Singer and a Guitarist im not stupid, i just wish some guitarists could keep time better.
    HardAttack
    I've never heard of the drummer being the stereotypical dumb member of the band, ever. The only cliche I've heard is that the drummer gets the girls. Which they often do.
    PBiddy
    How do you you know a drummer is at the door? He doesn't know when to come in.
    Second Rate
    I would get more worked up about guitarists calling we drummers stupid if they didn't do it from behind the blank stare of Nigel Tufnel and with the horribly butchered vocabulary of Eliza Doolittle.
    Manovvar
    "People think drummers are stupid because they hit things and it shakes their brain up, but like I said, this study claims otherwise." i may be wrong, but i though drummers used sticks to hit them percussions. i guess i better start using my head if i'm to be a drummer and shake the ol' brains up a bit... might become more creative like ol' lars here...fvck lol..