We’d have much preferred Gwen Stefani without pants. (Photos by Erik Kabik)
All-percussion outfit Street Drum Corps was at Vinyl Saturday night, bringing in a roster of rock drummers that was like honey to a fly for anyone in a 100-mile radius who owns an impressive collection of Zildjian T-shirts.
Tommy Lee of Motley Crue, Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction and Adrian Young of No Doubt jumped on stage–Young wearing a ringleader’s jacket and a thong. Tommy Lee would’ve joined him but, uh. He’s not physically capable of wearing a thong on stage without getting arrested.
Vinnie Paul was in the crowd to see his fellow drummers work the skins. Apparently having him up there too banging out “Fucking Hostile” would’ve created an overpowering all-drum singularity of awesome that would’ve collapsed in on itself and sucked Neal Peart through some kind of wormhole. And then what would Canada do?