Book celebrating the art of drumming seeks crowdfunding

Rush's Neil Peart
Rush's Neil Peart (Image credit: David Phillips)

A book celebrating the finest drummers in the world is seeking crowdfunding to make it a reality.

Photographer David Phillips previously released A Drummer’s Perspective but is planning its sequel to be titled From The Riser: A Drummer’s Perspective II.

It’ll feature live action shots of a wide variety of musicians, including Jimmy DeGrasso, Neil Peart, Lars Ulrich, Mikkey Dee, Ginger Baker, Ian Paice, Joey Kramer, Mike Mangini, Ray Luzier, Scott Rockenfield, Sheila E, Stewart Copeland, Travis Barker, Taylor Hawkins and Tommy Lee.

Black Star Riders’ DeGrasso says: “David’s been a good friend of mine for years and is a friend to many drummers. He has pretty much access to drummers that very few people have.

“You’ve probably seen his stuff in different magazines. Even after doing this for as long as I have, it’s really interesting to see his photos. I hope you get to see it as it’s great stuff.”

Phillips adds: “The book will give you a real behind-the-scenes look – a AAA pass – to what it’s like to be onstage, backstage, in a rehearsal studio, dressing room – even on a tour bus.”

The finished book will feature over 200 photographs, while the foreword has been written by Rush’s Peart.

The IndieGoGo drive is looking to raise £8000 over the next two months. Visit the pledge page for further information.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.