Daniel Glass Podcast 006 – A Conversation With Steve Smith

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In this podcast, Daniel checks in with Steve Smith about his recent return to the road with Journey, his new book “Pathways of Motion,” and the Roots of Rock’n’Roll.



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Steve and I backstage at Madison Square Garden, holding a copy of our book “The Roots of Rock Drumming.” The pic was taken a few minutes before Steve hit the stage for the first time in 32 years with Journey. We signed the book for drummer Michael Shrieve, who was also on the bill working with Santana for the first time in many years as well. Too cool!

Steve soloing over “La Do Da” on the 2016 Journey tour (solo starts around 3:12). To quote Steve, “I went out like Hulk Hogan. I’m coming back like Bruce Lee.” I think this performance bears out that sentiment perfectly!

SS POM Front Cover
Steve’s new book “Pathways of Motion,” a fascinating study of matched grip. Although we all grow up with this grip, there’s really a lot to it, as Steve’s work clearly bears out.

Roots of Rock Drumming
The Roots of Rock Drumming, a book that Steve and I released with Hudson music in 2013.This book/DVD package that takes a behind -the-scenes look at the origins of rock n roll drumming (1948-1965), told by many of the groundbreaking drummers who were there and took part in the creation of the music. This history is presented through the eyes of the players themselves, in detailed interviews with 22 of the men who invented rock drumming. Includes a 3-hr DVD with raw footage from many of the interviews.

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