Guitar center does something both asinine and hilarious at its yearly competition, the Drum Off: it asks the participants who their influences are. When this week's guest stepped up to the kit, the announcer read his influences: "Admiral Akbar, Obi Wan, and the Dark Side.”
I knew I had to get this guy on my channel.
"This guy" is Forrest Rice, and it didn't hurt that he proceeded to melt face with his drum solo, and win the regional round of the competish.
Continuing my attempts to feature next-level drummers you'll hear about soon if you haven't already after Chris Paprota (another guitar center regional winner), Forrest is barely 20 years old, and plays with a fury that belies his thoroughly laid back "west coast...ness".
In this lesson I'll show you how to play Forrest's guitar center solo, then let Forrest show you a variation on his Own lick.
And for the comments this week, does anyone have any drum-related New Year's resolutions? Finally get through the Rudimental Ritual, or buy that 26” kick? Talk about it!
See you soon killaz,