Interview: Terry Bozzio, drum legend

Terry Bozzio has been ranked the the 5th “Greatest Drummer of All Time” by Rolling Stone magazine. He is known for his work on 26 albums with Frank Zappa, seven with Missing Persons and a solo career where he has produced nine albums.

Bozo says, “I got to play with all my heroes.” A native of San Francisco, Bozzio was just 13 when he first saw The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. Inspired by Ringo Starr, he begged his father for drum lessons. He studied classical music in college and played in jam sessions as a young musician. Bozzio describes his audition with Frank Zappa as “the hardest music I’d ever seen.” Zappa liked what he heard and took the young drummer to dinner.

 

Interview with Terry Bozzio in Atlanta INtown

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