1. Styx drummer Todd Sucherman on the one thing Nigel Tufnel still craves
Too Much Effing Perspective
Todd Sucherman gives the lowdown on what it's like playing the late night TV circuit with David, Nigel and Derek; why he never wears white when on stage with wild animals; and how surreal it was to play with David Hasselhoff at the Tribute Concert for Princess Diana.
Todd Sucherman is certainly one of the world's great drummers. His playing with Styx for the past 25 years is legendary. He is also a first-call session drummer and clinician. On episode 133, Jamie catches up with Todd during the Styx tour to support their new album, Crash of the Crown. They discuss the new album, Todd's solo album from 2020, Last Flight Home, how Todd remained busy during the pandemic shutdown and lots more.
Episode 34: Live From My Drum Room With Todd Sucherman of Styx! 4-25-21
John DeChristopher - Live From My Drum Room!
An inspiring chat with my old friend and amazing drummer, Todd Sucherman. Todd talks about his 25 years as the drummer for the legendary band "Styx," returning to playing live shows, recording at home, practice tips and much more! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel! https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnDeChristopherLiveFromMyDrumRoom
“Get the drum set of your dreams.” Try Drumeo Edge for free for 7 days Todd Sucherman, the drummer for Styx, has one of the most immaculate and astonishing modern drum collections I have ever seen. It was during a Drumeo Coaches session where I heard him speak in fascinating detail about a Serenity drum that he owns that I decided to reach out to him to talk about his impressive collection. So, this is what we have here. Todd goes through each of his most unique snare drums in his collection. These are all bespoke drums from custom builders all over the globe. Whether it is Sugar Percussion’s Sequoia snare drum that was harvested from wood ranging upwards of 5000 years old or his Providence snare drum crafted from the cylinder head of a Rolls-Royce, each of these drums that Todd describes is works of art with a tremendous sentimental appeal. We are also treated to the sounds of the top five unique drums that were recorded directly from Todd’s home studio. This is a special episode for drummers. An episode that will hopefully ignite our inner drum nerd. You Will Hear About…. Incredible details and stories regarding each of Todd’s top 10 unique snare drums. A blindfold test to see if you can tell which drum is which. A story about Todd’s Signature Series Bubinga drum set and why we should buy the drums of our dreams. My own story about the Sugar Percussion drum building workshop. Why Should You Listen? I know that part of being a drummer is the admiration of gear. The history, the details, the sounds, and the dreams we all have for those particular pieces we would like to see in our own collection one day. I know that this episode re-ignited my passion for the gear. I used to drool over DW’s kit builder as a teenager and I looked through the Modern Drummer magazines to see what new shell technology was being developed or the newest line of Zildjian cymbals that were available. If that sounds similar to your own experiences, well, you will probably enjoy this episode. Follow @happy_imaeda on Instagram Todd’s Socials Instagram Facebook YouTube Website Follow ‘Drumeo Gab’ Instagram Facebook YouTube
106 - Todd Sucherman :: Flights, Dropping out of Berklee and Bringing Back the Drum Clinic
The Rich Redmond Show
Todd Sucherman was taught to play drums and to read music by his father at an early age, and before long the Sucherman Brothers were playing professionally. *SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW!!! www.richredmond.com/listen The Rich Remond Show is sponsored by: Big Dot Lighting - Commercial LED Lighting Specialists -and- Bruce Cline Home Loans & Mortgage Refinance | Movement Mortgage www.musiciansmortgage.com Todd was taught to play drums and to read music by his father at an early age, and before long the Sucherman Brothers were playing professionally. Sucherman attended the Berklee College of Music for one year, then studied privately with Gary Chaffee. In 1988, he moved back to Chicago and became a session drummer. In 1996, he was invited to join a reunion of veteran Chicago rock group Styx when founding member John Panozzo proved too ill to perform with them. Sucherman toured with Styx and first appeared on their live album/video Return to Paradise (1997), then on the studio album Brave New World (1999). Two live albums, Arch Allies: Live at Riverport (with REO Speedwagon) and Styx World: Live 2001, followed. Cyclorama, another studio album, appeared in 2003. Even while in Styx, Sucherman has found time to do sessions with other musicians, and his drumming can be heard on albums by the Angelic Voices of Faith, Bag It, Bee, Michael Bolton, Jim Brickman, Peter Cetera, the Christianaires, Steve Cole, Brian Culbertson, Tim Cunningham, Bill Dickens, the Falling Wallendas, Dottie Jones, Fareed Haque, Wade Hubbard, Into the Green, Henry Kapono, R. Kelly, Steve Kolander, Danny Kravitz, Donald Malloy, Bob Mamet, Nicholas Markos, Douglas Miller, Taylor Mills, Not the Joneses, Lee Nysted, Billy Ocean, Jim Peterik, Greg Ridley, Kane Roberts, Rochelle, Morty Shallman, Tommy Shaw, Survivor, Joe Lynn Turner, John Wetton, and Brian Wilson. He has performed live with Cole, Culbertson, Dickens, the Falling Wallendas, Haque, Mamet, Wilson, Josie Aiello, Rick Braun, Lionel Cole, Bobby Enriquez, David Hasselhoff, Darryl Jones, Eric Marienthal, Michael McDermott, Spinal Tap, Sandy Torano, Dave Uhrich, and Peter White. In August 2008, Sucherman released an instructional video, Methods & Mechanics -- For Useful Musical Drumming. Some Things That Came Up: -Todd freaked out about his 2017 clinic in Nashville -Playing with Brian Wilson -Love and Mercy accuracy -Last Flight Home -Singing on his own records -Coming from a musical family...father put himself through medical school playing the drums -Dropping out of Berklee -Working post Berklee -Methods and Mechanics 1 & 2 -Eric Dorris -Balancing the work/fun paradigm while editing -Bringing back drum clinics -Todd shakes every hand, takes every photo -Playing with Spinal Tap -Christopher Guest movies... -Todd started watching the previous night's show -Getting the gig with Styx -What's a kid to do now who wants to get into the music business -Wizard Academy nod www.toddsucherman.com @toddsucherman The Rich Redmond Show is about all things music, motivation and success. Candid conversations with musicians, actors, comedians, authors and thought leaders about their lives and the stories that shaped them. Rich Redmond is the longtime drummer with Jason Aldean and many other veteran musicians and artists. Rich is also an actor, speaker, author, producer and educator. Rich has been heard on thousands of songs, over 25 of which have been #1 hits! Rich can also be seen in several films and TV shows and has also written an Amazon Best-Selling book, "CRASH! Course for Success: 5 Ways to Supercharge Your Personal and Professional Life" currently available at: https://www.amazon.com/CRASH-Course-Success-Supercharge-Professional/dp/B07YTCG5DS/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=crash+redmond&qid=1576602865&sr=8-1 One Book: Three Ways to consume....Physical (delivered to your front door, Digital (download to your kindle, ipad or e-reader), or Audio (read to you by me on your device...on the go)! Buy Rich’s exact gear at www.lessonsquad.com/rich-redmond Follow Rich: @richredmond www.richredmond.com Jim McCarthy is the quintessential Blue Collar Voice Guy. Honing his craft since 1996 with radio stations in Illinois, South Carolina, Connecticut, New York, Las Vegas and Nashville, Jim has voiced well over 10,000 pieces since and garnered an ear for audio production which he now uses for various podcasts, commercials and promos. Jim is also an accomplished video producer, content creator, writer and overall entrepreneur. Follow Jim: @jimmccarthy www.jimmccarthyvoiceovers.com
The Modern Drummer Podcast – Narada Michael Walden’s UPBEAT interview with Todd Sucherman
The Modern Drummer Podcast
In this episode, Narada Michael Walden interviews world-renowned drummer and educator Todd Sucherman. Todd takes us through his early influences, family, role models and his legacy with legendry band STYXS.
Todd Sucherman continues to be one of the world’s most in demand drummers and educators. While recording touring the world with the multi platinum rock band STYX for the last twenty four years, he’s managed to balance a schedule of recording sessions, masterclasses, clinics, and creating the enormously successful “Rock Drumming Masterclass” for Drumeo. Todd has been recognized by his peers winning many Modern Drummer Magazine Reader’s Poll awards through the years taking top honors in the categories of Rock Drummer, Progressive Rock Drummer, Classic Rock Drummer, Live Drummer, Clinician, Educational DVD, Recorded performance, and multiple placements in other categories. In 2020 after playing drums for forty nine years, he released his first solo record, “Last Flight Home.”
From The West Barn Podcast - Super Drummer Todd Sucherman - King Of Feel + Technique!
From The West Barn: With Joe West & Mike Shimshack
Joe & Mike talk with super drummer Todd Sucherman! Topics include: His insane recording setup at his home, Being a member of and recording with the legendary rock band STYX, Drums… Drums… Drums…, Being precise without loosing feel, Putting your signature sound to your drumming, The art of recording records with intent to a click, What it takes to be a great session musician, Recording with genius Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson, The journey of stepping up to be a front man on his 1st release as an artist, + Much more!! "From The West Barn" is a weekly podcast hosted by Joe West & Mike Shimshack shot at The West Barn in Nashville, TN. It's available anywhere podcasts are available. West/Shimshack are both music industry veterans that have seen the peaks and valleys of the business over the past 30 years. Their careers have been punctuated with Grammy wins, hit songs, platinum records, tens of millions of units sold and more than their share of failure. Tune into "From The West Barn" for their take on the lifestyle and engaging conversations with some of the industries most interesting people! Nothing is off the table ~ FTWB TODD SUCHERMAN —} Website: http://www.toddsucherman.com/ Album: http://www.toddsucherman.com/store/ Instagram: @toddsucherman YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/toddsucherman Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/todd.sucherman MIKE SHIMSHACK ---} Instagram: @shackjonz JOE WEST ---} Website: https://joe-west.com School: https://www.apprenticeacademy.net Instagram: @west_joe Facebook: https://facebook.com/westjoe SPONSORS ---} HERCULES STANDS: http://herculesstands.com/us/ SLINGSTUDIO: https://www.myslingstudio.com/ APPRENTICE ACADEMY: http://www.apprenticeacademy.net FROM THE WEST BARN copyright 2020
Todd Sucherman, best known as the drummer for the band Styx and as an award winning educator, has a new album out under his own name, called Last Flight Home. Coproduced and cowritten by longtime friend, J. K. Harrison, Todd's, sensitive groove based drumming serves to reveal his talents as a solid song writer, producer and arranger, and surprisingly, as a first rate singer.