Education Director Jason Hanley interviews Carl Palmer at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
“There’s lots of things you play when you’ve got an instrument – whether it be a guitar or piano, or whatever – that you kind of play for yourself; you don’t really think of playing it in concert because it’s not that type of piece of music,” explained Carl Palmer at Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum last Saturday afternoon. “Usually drum solos need to be exciting, very direct. In a festival environment, you know, in a concert environment, you can’t be too arty about it, you’ve got to get to the point. And I like to entertain people as well, and I like to make sure if there’s any drummers in the room, they know I can play.”
Explosive laughter resounded throughout the intimate Foster Theater at that last remark. Fewer than 200 lucky fans had just enjoyed the U.S. premiere of The Solo, a 35-minute art film featuring the legendary drummer doing what he does best. If his accomplished career with Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Asia were not sufficient evidence of his extraordinary talent, The Solo showcases Carl Palmer’s abilities as never before. Read More