By Andrew Altschuler
Doing a drum solo on the spot in front of a crowd is pretty scary. I was doing a Led Zeppelin show for School of Rock in Cherry Hill, NJ, and for the last song in each show, the director introduces each member. The band who is playing in the background still plays while they are introduce everyone of us.
I was playing, “Whole Lotta Love”, and in the middle of the song, there is a two-minute breakdown, but I had to do it for at least five minutes. I was kind of scared because I was just coming up with what I did on the spot.
After each kid was introduced, I would do a little fill, and when I was introduced, I did the fill that was on the record that brings the song back into a little guitar solo. The song actually went pretty well. I did mess up a couple of times, nothing too major, and it was fine.