Here’s my Drum! Magazine Time Capsules column from May of 2013 about Stan Lynch’s custom Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers drum set.
One of the highlights of my job has been getting to know so many of my favorite drummers. Not only is it exciting just to meet the drummers I grew up idolizing but I’ve found out that the better I understand a drummer on a personal level, the better I understand them as a drummer. I suddenly have a whole new lens to “view” thier playing through. It helps me relate to thier music on a much deeper level. Stan Lynch is an extremely enthusiastic guy. He gets still very excited music. It’s so cool to listen to him gush like a teenage fan after seeing his first rock concert. He’s one of the greatest musical minds of our time. This guy is trully a musical genius. Besides the amazing drum parts he delivered on so many Tom Petty records he’s also an amazing record producer. Listen to any of Don Henley’s albums. There’s some real serious musical brainpower up there.
I also got to talk to my good friend Joe Hibbs about this set. He was the artist relations guy at Tama back in the 80s. He could tell you a few stories!! He’s a great guy and one of the most beloved guys in the industry. Enjoy the article. You can see more about this set in DONN’S DRUM VAULT. Enjoy!