The Who’s Keith Moon, Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham, and The Beatles’ Ringo Starr. These are a few of America’s top percussionists who led the drumbeat as members of a couple of the most renowned and legendary rock bands of all time. The unforgettable Keith Moon made national news with the trashing of his drum set on CBS' hit variety show, the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, during a high powered performance of “My Generation”.
Bonham’s technique of playing with sticks and his hands displayed to the world his unique abilities as a fierce power drummer on Led Zeppelin’s “Rock & Roll” and “Whole Lotta Love “each party driven Zeppelin classics. Ringo Starr crashed cymbals setting the pace for the Beatles pure takeover of American Music in the 60’s.
On June 19, 2012, the world was introduced to the hottest new drummer on the music scene today with an incredible out of the box performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Alien Warr, former drummer with B.o.B., manned the drums with a face mask on the Jimmy Kimmel Show’s outdoor stage with Waka Flocka raising the packed crowd and viewers to a Bonnaroo frenzy partying to Waka’s new hit singles, “Rooster in My Rari” and “I Don’t Really Care”, from Waka’s hit cd release, “Triple F Life- Fans, Friends, and Family”.
Alien’s remarkable stage show and impeccable timing as a power drummer is comparable to Rock legends,Moon and Bonham, clearly in his rapid fire percussive abilities which included taking his set apart while performing live simultaneously keeping the beat steady and strong. Alien twirled his sticks, played with one hand and other performance acrobats taking the definition of “the drummer” to new heights unseen on national television. He led Waka’s songs with clever beat combos that only a natural genius perhaps from Pluto can emote.
Waka Flocka Flame took HipHop to the next galaxy on Jimmy Kimmel Live with rock and metal elements brilliantly displayed to television viewers and in the end presenting the power performance of a lifetime. This is thanks to Waka’s innate ability to bring a crowd to their feet and Alien Warr’s unearthly, outerspace genius as a percussionist and live performer.
As with all sheer prodigy talents, Alien Warr took to the stage as a professional drummer for his life’s mission after being inspired by a legend or two. He accredits his inspiration to a legend who also has charted himself as a purely brilliant talent in his own right, the one and only, Travis Barker.
Barker introduced himself to the world of music with the catapulting success of American Pop Punk band, Blink-182, a group with whom Barker rose to stardom. Warr gained further respect and admiration for Barker with his solo debut album, “Give The Drummer Some”,which clearly broke barriers for drummers in the music industry with Barker’s sheer dominance of his drum set both in recordings as well as in his live show.”I really would like to meet him and express how much he inspires me”, says Alien Warr.
For those of you who did not have the opportunity to see the airdate of Alien and Waka Flocka Flame’s show, we have confirmed that the performance and full show will re- air tonight July 3, 2012 on ABC’s JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE.
What’s next? I imagine Barker and Warr live performing anywhere to a sold out crowd. Now that show will crash facebook and twitter for a day or two or three.
Alien Warr and Waka Flaka Flame Clip: