ION INDIE MAGAZINE September 2016, Volume 28 - Page 16

Ron: Jimmy Page and/or Joe Perry. They're the reason I play guitar. Brian: As a drummer, I would have loved to have spent 10 years touring with AC/DC. They were a band that focused on power and energy night after night. MM: What is the one venue you’d love to play during your musical career? Brian: A sold-out Wembley Stadium. Jeff: I would love to play at any festival in Europe where you just see a sea of people--you know the ones you see on MTV Live where there are like 80 to 100K people? But my second choice would be our home base right here in Boston at Fenway Park--that would be cool! Gary: My dream gig is to play Soldier Field in Chicago in a sold-out football stadium. Once that happens, I know I’ve made it. Ron: Madison Square Garden to a sold-out crowd, of course! MM: What is your musical background? Have you always been a musician? Jeff: Yes, I’ve been playing music since I was 17 years old. I’ve been in many original rock bands with songs being played on the radio and opening for nationals or being the headliners touring in New England. Brian: My mother was a Presbyterian organist. My father was a math teacher. Heck, I could sing the tenor and baritone parts to Handel's Messiah by the time I was 13. I got my rst drum set at 8 years old. I used to wake up at 5:30 and play to “Chicago's Greatest Hits” before school. My mother never complained. I did my college training at Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 2005, I opened Drumlin Downe Studios and began recording and producing. MM: Brian, as a drummer myself, I have to ask--who’s the greatest drummer of all time? Brian: Greatest drummer? Omg, I have a few that I’m really always amazed with. Buddy Rich, Steve Gadd, and of course, Neil Peart. But because of his style, Phil Rudd from AC/DC puts me in my happy place. Let there be rock!