Happy Birthday, Phil Rudd!
Best known for 3 separate stints in the Rock N’ Roll titans, AC/DC, Phil Rudd celebrates his birthday today, and we take a look at some classic moments in the life and times of the Aussie powerhouse!
AC/DC- Back In Black- AKA- The most iconic drumbeat!
You will, at some point, have heard, played, tapped, hummed or got your favourite air instrument out to this song. With its simple yet effective kick-snare-kick-snare pattern, it’s a song that has inspired so many for decades and shows no signs of stopping! From school music lessons, to pub bands, to hype music at a festival before a major headliner comes on, it’s a song that will continue to be at the forefront of Rock n’ Roll for many more years to come.
Why Phil Rudd is the coolest drummer!
Here, Brian Johnson relays a few funny moments as to why Phil was (still is) one super cool, laid back groovesman!
Big hair, big toms, big tunes! Phil Rudd’s own band “Head Job” play the iconic “Shot Down in Flames”
Number 1, those toms! Big power toms maybe dated now, but they still look incredibly cool. The epitome of rock!
Number 2, just look at the simplicity of it his playing. Nothing fancy, just grooving, in the pocket and not a beat out of place.
Phil Rudd is possibly one of the longest-serving Sonor artists, and with the time and patience of the craftsmen at Sonor drums, they have designed Phil’s kit to suit his every need, and with the Sonor SQ2 Drum System, you can build yourself a kit equally as cool as Mr Rudds! Let your imagination run wild and let us know if we can quote you happy!
With a career spanning 5 decades, Phil Rudd will go down as one of the true drumming greats and has a trail of tunes, chaos and noise in his wake! Long may it continue! G’day, mate!