Quick Beats

Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz
(Weird Al Yankovic)

Modern Drummer
September 2003

Modern Drummer

What are some of your favorite grooves?
Bernard Rurdie on "Rock Steady" (Aretha Franklin), Sean Kinney on "No Excuses" (Alice in Chains), Terry Chambers on "Making Plans For Nigel" (XTC), Aaron Comess on "Two Princes" (Spin Doctors), and Chad Smith on "Give It Away" (Red Hot Chili Peppers).

What song makes you say, "I wish I played on that one"?
Anything from Elvis Costello's first several albums. Pete Thomas's drumming is among my favorite play-along practice material.

What famous person would you like to hang out with?

If you could put together an imaginary super band, who would be in it?
Elton John on piano, Paul McCartney on bass, and Eric Clapton on guitar, trading off lead vocals. Ideally, I'd be playing the drums!