Gregg is very excited to get in on the "cattle call" audition for his dream gig with David Lee Roth, who has just left Van Halen. The drummers auditioning before him tip him off to what the band is looking for, but ultimately it's Gregg's ability to transcribe the intricate riffs and play to them that makes an impression and earns him the gig!
Gregg sees Maynard Ferguson play at the age of 14 and decides then and there that he wants to play in Maynard's band someday. Years later as a student at North Texas state, Gregg finally gets his once-in-a-lifetime chance to make an impression and get the gig!
In celebration of Vic Firth Company's 50th anniversary, we've spent an entire year celebrating Game-Changing Moments in drumming -- including yours! To everyone who shared a story with us this year, thank you! Drumming is a shared experience and we are all brothers and sisters! Your stories have inspired us to continue making the best sticks possible and to continue changing the game for drummers everywhere.
We received thousands of amazing stories this year. Although it was difficult to choose only one story, we're happy to announce that Joe Russomano is our grand prize winner in the Game-Changing Moments contest!Read Joe's Story