Drummer Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne) has shown his love for Alex Van Halen with a play along video to “I’m The One”!
Tichy posted the video along with the following comments on his YouTube page:
Alex Van Halen rules! Always been in my top 3 favorite drummers! Always creative add always exciting and you always know it’s him! Modern Drummer asked me to put a video lesson together. Alex is on the cover of their most recent Legends issue, so I figured I’d give it up to him and go back to the first time we heard his awesome double bass drum shuffling!
This is from ‘Van Halen I’, released back in ‘77! Such a great barn-burning track with so much groove, power and creativity on top of the relentless double kicks! A huge thanks to Alex for all the decades of kick ass charismatic drumming, and thanks to Billy Amendola and all at Modern Drummer, Ludwig, Paiste, Remo, Canopus Snare Wire, and LAR sticks for their great products! And hats off to Leedy, as I’m using by 5×14 snare drum I’ve had since I was 9 that has a real distinctive tone to it.
Soon come: look for an even more in-depth, complete, top to bottom video lesson breakdown of this track on my website. Right now, you can go there and sign up for Breaking Down Bonham. Rock And Roll and The Crunge are available! Drum on! Lessons and tracking: briantichy.com
About Brian Tichy (from official website bio):
Brian is one of the most in demand performers today, Brian studied music at, and has a degree from, the prestigious Berklee College of Music.
Brian has performed and recorded with artists: Billy Idol, Foreigner, Whitesnake, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Ozzy Osbourne, WASP, Don Felder, B’Z, Lynch Mob, Vinnie Moore, Michael Schenker, Seether, Velvet Revolver, Zakk Wylde’s Pride & Glory, The Dead Daisies, Glenn Hughes, Slash’s Snakepit and is also the founder of the popular celebration events, Bonzo Bash and Randy Rhoads Remembered.