The Details: Carl Palmer is one of the most legendary of names when it comes to Progressive Rock drumming and the craft as a whole and for decades he has both thrilled and inspired anyone who dared brave a pair of drumsticks on their own. I’ve been a fan for most of my life ever since I first heard “Brain Salad Surgery” by the also legendary band that he hailed from (Emerson Lake and Palmer for those sleeping and not aware of this). Seeing a player like Carl do his thing in person is both awesome and scary since it’s somewhat superhuman. Being asked by B.B. King Blues Club to host a contest for his upcoming show at the venue is also awesome so read more below on how you can take part in this. I want to rally the drumming readers of PiercingMetal at this one for sure because this show is listed as his ELP Legacy tour and he will be bringing you that bands greatest numbers.
When and Where: Friday, November 14th at B.B. King Blues Club (237 West 42nd St. NYC)
To Participate: I’ve decided that I want to lean this contest to the drummers in my readership the most because they will be taking the most from this show for sure. Of course that doesn’t mean everyone cannot enter, but know in advance that my fellow percussionists have a lead in the race on you already. That said I want the drummers to give me three reasons why Carl’s playing is so important to them or how he has influenced their own style of drumming. Bonus points if you share with us what kind of kit you are using. Now the non-drummers who are dying to see this show need only tell me three reasons why they are interested in this show. I will be selecting the best from the submissions and responding to them directly. Please be sure to enter your full real name and a working email address so you might be reached about the contest and since all comments are moderated I ask that you only enter once. Don’t enter the email information in the comment itself but only the form so I see it. Bring it on “click, click, click, click” (oh that’s a drummer counting off the beginning of the contest)
Restrictions: All PiercingMetal contests are open to our regular readers along with those who actively participate in our social networking pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) but with that being the case know that we are always looking for new winners first to give everyone a fair shot at being at the show. However if you have won only recently you will not be eligible for this one either and oh yeah, anonymous and guest submissions while approved are not valid so be sure you are entering the information correctly.
Carl Palmer: http://www.carlpalmer.com
Carl and his solo band have a few releases out that you might want to check out and I have linked them for you below.