episode 01: George Kollias (Nile)

George Kollias is probably known to most of you — after all he is constantly touring the world with the infamous NILE and giving drum clinics all over the place. When I met up with him in June of 2011 he again was rushing from the plane to Session Music in Frankfurt/Germany where the drum clinic was to be held. But neither the stressful travelling nor the construction works going on around us in and outside the building messed with his temper. Instead he smiled and started the interview with a very tricky exercise that did without any blast beats – but still was way too fast to imitate. Watch him as he plays some creative variations on the inverted paradiddel while incorporating melodies, doubles, triplets etc. and speeding them up to the next level 😉 Feast your eyes on George’s mastery.