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Porcupine Tree Drummer Gavin Harrison To Perform 50 Minute Solo At Modern Drummer Festival

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U.K. based prog metallers Porcupine Tree has posted the following message online:

"Gavin (Harrison) will be performing a 50 minute solo set at the prestigious Modern Drummer Festival, which takes place on September 20th - 21st in the Concert Hall on the State University of New York at Purchase campus.

"This will be filmed for DVD release next year."

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1. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

Gavin Harrison is a very underrated drummer. It seems that if you don't listen to PT you don't know who he is. He has won the best modern drummer award (I think for two years in a row). Anyway, he is amazing. Being a great prog drummer is hard work and Gavin's talent seem endless. Since Porcupine Tree has moved closer to a more "metal sound" it has given him a chance to really blast out the drum beats.

If you want to hear Gavin's work I'd say listen to the PT song "Anesthetize". Around 11:00 minutes into the song he gives an awesome blast beat. Even throughout the song you hear great agressive prog drumming.

Steven Wilson is lucky to have this guy.


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# Sep 2, 2008 @ 3:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Southern_Bastard writes:

I could do that

# Sep 2, 2008 @ 5:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. DeathInEye writes:

I'm curious what counts in this "solo".

# Sep 2, 2008 @ 7:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Vicarious_Intent writes:

He's out of his goddamn mind, but it's awesome.

I agree with PTF, Gavin's one of the best prog drummers out there but he's underrated. In addition to his great fills and stuff, he's got great control of playing on odd time signatures too...like in The Sound Of Muzak.

# Sep 2, 2008 @ 8:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. psythe writes:

At first I was like "50 minute solo, whoa!" But it's a 50 minute set. He's just doing it solo. Could be ten 4 and a half minute solos or something.

# Sep 2, 2008 @ 10:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. DeathInEye writes:

Ah, that was poor wording on whoever wrote the damn thing on PT's site, and poor reading by me. But that makes much more sense now, haha.

# Sep 2, 2008 @ 10:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. harold of the rocks writes:

watch edwin scholtz attempt to blow himself on stage for 50 minutes.

tickets available.

# Sep 3, 2008 @ 12:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. XWigglesX writes:

It isn't very impressive. He'd play a 90 minute set every show yeah? Big deal.

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