The Funn(k)y Drummer

By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 13, 2009

 
Animal v. Rita Moreno

ANIMAL
"BEAT DRUMS! BEAT DRUMS!" Not only was he purportedly based on Keith Moon — a manic blur of hair and drumsticks — like Jerry Lewis, Animal, too, once had a drum-off with Buddy Rich. The driving force (if not always steady backbeat) behind Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, Animal left it all on the stage. Except for his drums, which he was sometimes liable to eat.

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