Drummer Danny Thompson playing for Scott Weiland (lead singer of STP)by Dee Dee Garcia Blase on May. 14, 2013, under Art, Music
Attention Scott Weiland and STP Fans:
Drummer Danny Thompson will be playing for Scott Weiland again and Arizonans can expect to see him play on May 31, 2013. As you may alreay know, Scott Weiland wrote many of the Stone Temple Pilot songs until STP booted him out. I wasn’t thrilled with how STP booted out Weiland when Weiland is the force behind STP. Whatever, dudes — I’m glad Scott will be singing the many songs he wrote when he comes to Scottsdale.
Because Danny has the “invisible hand.”
Eric Kamm of DRUM Magazine describes Danny Thompson’s drumming abilities best:
Danny Thompson constructs his drum sounds from the ground up — literally. In addition to his musical abilities, he’s also a seasoned drum builder. In 2008 he was busy crafting a kit for the drum company that he co-owned when his business partner, Kenny Livingston, received a phone call from Face To Face. Although the legendary punk group had broken up in 2004, they were now getting back together for a handful of festival dates. Their former drummer, Pete Parada, was busy playing with The Offspring, so they wanted to know if Livingston was interested in auditioning for their band. “Kenny was like, ‘Yeah, I can’t play this fast punk rock stuff, but I know someone who can,’” Thompson recalls. “[At the time] I was playing in another band called The Uprising, which was real fast, Pennywise-style punk rock.” And so Thompson got the audition.
As soon as he found out about the opportunity he planted himself behind his drum set for the next couple of weeks, wood shedding on a potential set list that the band had given him. His hard work paid off, although the talented punker contends that his successful audition was more a testament to the band’s high level of musicianship than his drumming skills. “ ….
Drums: LTD Classic Maple
1 24″ x 16.5″ Bass Drum
2 14″ x 5.5″ Yamaha Snare Drum
3 12″ x 10″ Tom
4 16″ x 16″ Floor Tom
A 14″ AAX Hi-Hat
B 17″ Vault V-Crash
C 18″ Vault V-Crash
D 21″ AA Ride
E 20″ Vault V-Crash
Danny Thompson also uses Yamaha hardware, DW 5000 double pedal, Aquarian heads (Super 2 Clears on all tom batters, Classic Clear on resos, High Energy Coated snare head, and Super Kick II on bass drum), Vater Fusion sticks, Humes & Berg cases, and Cympad cymbal felts. FULL STORY HERE>>>