Happy Birthday, John Dun!
It might be fair to say that most drummers over a certain age may not know who Josh Dun is. To others, Josh Dun is the sole reason younger players got into playing the instrument in the first place! Josh is best known for being half of American Pop/Rock/Rap/Alternative/Whatever they decide to write that day band, Twenty-One Pilots. He comes from an environment of selling drums, having worked in Guitar Centre which ultimately led him to meet his fellow bandmate, Tyler and the rest is, well…history.
In his early days, Josh was influenced by many Pop/Punk bands of the day, specifically Green Day. This no-nonsense high-energy attitude explodes from Josh when playing live shows. We’ve compiled together 5 times where Josh was an inspiration to the younger drummers
twenty one pilots – Heavydirtysoul (Live at Fox Theater)
This song should give you an idea of how diverse Twenty-One Pilots are as a band, which makes it very difficult to put them under a genre umbrella. This means the drum parts have to be ready to change at a moments notice, something Josh does exceptionally well.
Twenty One Pilots – Guns For Hands EBS w/Dual Drumming
Guns For Hands was the first song I ever heard from Twenty-One Pilots. That song spiraled an obsession with the music for me. This live performance features some really solid drumming from Josh, that escalates into a dual drumming segment. RAD!
JOSH DUN LIVE DRUM BATTLE (2017)
It’s one thing to have a drum battle against a talented drummer, it’s another thing entirely to have a drum battle against YOURSELF!
S Family – Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots
Here’s Josh doing his thing as part of a promo for the Zildjian S series Cymbals. Both Josh, and the cymbals sound great!
Josh Dun surprises young drummer, Jaxon Smith
Okay, so this one isn’t strickly Josh PLAYING drums, but it’s a moment of total class from him! Here, Josh invites a young fan behind the scenes and onto the stage to play his favourite Twenty-One Pilots song on Joshs kit. Not only that, but they made him a whole video to go with it! It’s all our secret fantasy to be invited onto stage by our favourite drummer, and to Josh to be the enabler is just so cool!
Okay, so the music might not be to everyones taste, but it’s hard to deny that Joshs ability to let his whole personality to shine through his performance!
Which performance from Josh is your favourite? Let us know down below!