I wanted to let the dust settle a bit on the news about Travis Barker’s plane crash before posting a little memoriam for legendary session drummer Earl Palmer, who passed away on Friday, September 19th, 2008 after a long illness. He was 83. Palmer played with artists as diverse as Little Richard and Elvis Costello and even recorded drums on the Flinstones’ theme song. Along with Hal Blaine, he is considered to be one of the top session drummers of all time. He will be missed.
Before the Modern Drummer Festival even kicked off today we heard the very sad news that former Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker, and Adam Goldstein, also known as DJ AM, had been critically injured in a plane crash that killed four other people. Everyone knows that The Worley Gig is a huge fan of all drummers, so we are saying our prayers here for Travis’s speedy recovery.