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Drummers are usually the last ones to get any credit. They’re there to serve the song. That’s what they’re there to do. You’re there to get people to move. They might not know why they’re dancing around, but it’s you, it’s not the lyrics . . . it’s your back beat.

—Dave Grohl

The Drum Thing by Deirdre Callaghan

Irish-born photographer Deirdre O’Callaghan is tackling a new photo-book project entitled The Drum Thing, which features the most talented and established rhythm makers in the world today.

To date, Deirdre has self-funded the entire project and is spearheading a fundraising campaign through Kickstarter to help this piece of music history hit the page. Part of the founding team at Dazed & Confused, Deirdre has previously published an award-winning book entitled Hide That Can. More recently, she has chronicled the colorful residents of the infamous New York cultural landmark, the Hotel Chelsea, during its final years of original management.

The Drum Thing will feature:

Roy Haynes (John Coltrane, Charlie PJohn Densmore (The Doors)
Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown)
Roger Hawkins (Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section)
Neil Peart (Rush)
Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Them Crooked
Airto Moreira (Weather Report, Miles DaJack White (The Dead Weather)
Questlove (The Roots)
Animal (The Muppets)
Steven Drozd (The Flaming Lips)
Zach Hill (Death Grips, Hella)
Steve Morris (New Order)
Russell Simins (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion)
Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds,John Stanier (Battles, Helmet)
Drumbo (Captain Beefheart)
James Gadson (Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers)
George Hurley (The Minutemen)
Jon Theodore (Mars Volta, Queens of the Stone
Leroy ‘Horsemouth’ Wallace (Burning Spear)
Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Devo)
Stewart Copeland (The Police)
Dale Crover (The Melvins)
Hal Blaine (The Beach Boys, Nancy SinaMike D (Beastie Boys)
Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys)
Travis Barker (Blink 182)
Joey Waronker (Atoms for Peace, Beck)
Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Larry Mullen Jr. (U2)
Topper Headon (The Clash)
Tony Allen (Fela Kuti)
Jaki Liebezeit (Can)
Greg Saunier (Deerhoof)
Patrick Carney (The Black Keys)
Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
Joey Jordison (Slipknot)
Phil Selway (Radiohead)
Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac)
... and many others.



To contribute to this Kickstarter campaign, visit www.kickstarter.com/projects/thedrumthing/the-drum-thing.