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Old 10-09-2003, 09:19 PM   #1
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Virgil's Influence Huge!

A couple of years ago there was a feature story in Modern Drummer with Dennis C. He talked alot about his influences, one of which was Billy Cobham. At the end of the article he mentions one name YES Virgil Donati! He talked about the fact that Virgil was influenced by Billy also, among others that also influenced
the both of them. He said that Virgil was the one guy on the scene that was doing things and was carving a path that was unique and revolutionary and he said WATCH OUT! because in a few years you will see the effect of his amazing playing coming to the forefront. He said Virgil is turning the drumming world on it's head and yes he was right almost prophetic.

Virgil's influence is widespread. Young and old, famous and not so famous he has had in is having a BIG impact on MANY drummers. Some of which are well known themselves. Not has only Virgil's innovative technique and chops made a huge impact but just as much is his work ethic and meticulous discipline to make himself better and better always pushing the envelope farther. He has only been in the states a relatively short period of time but he is a Legend and Master no doubt, Thanks Virgil for letting your greatness rub off on all of us.

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Old 10-09-2003, 09:56 PM   #2
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very well said kirk...
i would have to agree with you there
virgil is THE man
i remember when i was just starting on the drums and a school friend told me about this drummer he saw on a video that 'played amazingly fast and fluently leading with his left and right hand' and that he was australia's best drummer. he then said he was so good cuz he had a lisp and locked himself away to practice 12 hrs a day.
that was my first hearing of him and he certainly does live up to all the hype!
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Old 10-09-2003, 10:07 PM   #3
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well said kirk!! VIRGIL- The revolutionary drummer

man he is seriously god!

virgil will be virgil..nobody can and will take over him in his current status!
i feel as much as grant collins is also innovative and fast on his double pedals..but virgil is still god!
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Old 10-10-2003, 05:27 AM   #4
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Stop kissing VD ass! Virgil sucks!!!

HAHAHA!!! got yah.

VIRGIL RULE period!!!
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Old 10-10-2003, 12:27 PM   #5
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I agree with Kirk,
I think a lot of the drummers that are considered the all time greats are just that because of what they contributed to drumming...most of these guys had a hand in puching the limits and exploring new ideas that nobody else had thought of...A guy Virgil definitely fits into this category...he has brought new ideas into the drumming world and has probably been the one guy lately who has been pushing the envelope more than anybody else...I think now adays Vrig is doing stuff that even 15-20 years ago was thought to not be possible...and I'm sure that 15-20years from now there'll be someother guy aswell pulling off the unimaginable.
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Old 10-10-2003, 12:31 PM   #6
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Of course, there is no doubt
but only for those that actually
see Virgil. To hear him is not
even 20% of the experience.

He must be seen to be believed!
Don't do it, without preparation,
though. He is a jolt to the senses!

It was clear to me, right from the
first moment I saw him, what he
meant and how important it was
to follow his lead.

He is the future.
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Old 10-10-2003, 02:06 PM   #7
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Stop kissing VD ass! Virgil sucks!!!

HAHAHA!!! got yah.

VIRGIL RULE period!!!


me not kissing his ass!!
me licking his ass..!!

AARRGGHHHH!!
*did i just say that*

EEEEKKK!!

no but seriously he will always be known as the guy who changed the way drumming is today!!
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Old 10-11-2003, 08:22 AM   #8
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Of course, there is no doubt
but only for those that actually
see Virgil. To hear him is not
even 20% of the experience.

He must be seen to be believed!
Don't do it, without preparation,
though. He is a jolt to the senses!

It was clear to me, right from the
first moment I saw him, what he
meant and how important it was
to follow his lead.

He is the future.


My god! That's how my first exposure to virg happened. Watching the man play live is one heck of an experience. I could even smell his sweat as he tortured are souls of all those wicked drum chops of doom he layed on our ears and eyes i swear i was a little bit debt after his performance.
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Old 10-12-2003, 10:31 PM   #9
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I love Virgil.. There's nothing in this world like him...Nuff Said
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Old 10-13-2003, 09:02 PM   #10
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unfortunatly i have never seen him live
hopefully he'll come to sydney soon
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Old 10-13-2003, 11:17 PM   #11
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unfortunatly i have never seen him live
hopefully he'll come to sydney soon


you'll never see him live?? YOU'LL NEVER SEE HIM LIVE????

what do you mean..you live closer to him than any of us here do...chances of you seeing him will be greater than any of us here in Singapore..!!
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Old 10-14-2003, 04:35 AM   #12
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Virgil lives in LA... He's been living there for a couple of years now..
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Old 10-14-2003, 12:01 PM   #13
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i know...! but chances of him going back to his homeland would be greater than him coming to this *god-forsaken, good for nothing, hell for musicians* country!
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Old 07-28-2004, 11:25 PM   #14
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i know...! but chances of him going back to his homeland would be greater than him coming to this *god-forsaken, good for nothing, hell for musicians* country!

YEA....lol....i dunno which is more hopeless,him coming to singapore...................lol.........or here in kentucky.
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Old 07-28-2004, 11:33 PM   #15
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i wud definitely be willing to lick virgil's ass if he can transplant half of his play ability on me
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