The moment I heard Lars Ulrich's drumming on a Metallica song I was sold. It was so dynamic, so pure. After that I decided to start off 'drumming' with a Guitar Hero set. It seemed I was pretty good at it, so it was time to get a drumkit myself. I've been playing drums for 3 years now (And breaking a LOT of sticks on the way), and play in my own heavy metal band . Lars is still my game-changing figure in life. He inspired me to play the drums and I will play them until the day I die!
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