Saturday, November 22, 2014

The odd couples

What is it with temperamental egomaniac guitarists buddying up with drummers who inhabit different musical universes? I'm not sure who makes the weirder combo: J Spaceman (aka Spiritualized's Jason Pierce) and Kid Millions of Oneida (amongst others), playing together in Shoreditch next month, or Billy Corgan and Rage Against The Machine's Brad Wilk, united in the latest incarnation of The Smashing Pumpkins as they prepare to release ninth studio album Monuments To An Elegy, which features Tommy Lee behind the kit.

It's telling that two drummers teaming up make less of an odd pairing - the drummers in question being Lightning Bolt's Brian Chippendale and Deerhoof's Greg Saunier, two of the very best in the business.

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