Interview with Platinum Blonde Drummer Dan Todd is an Canadian rock drummer notable for being with Platinum Blonde. Other bands and artists Dan Todd has been a part of Fludd, Honeymoon Suite, Alannah Myles, Mike Reno (Loverboy), Alan Frew (Glass Tiger), Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Kenny Maclean (Platinum Blonde), Gord Deppe (The Spoons), Rob Laidlaw, Bobby Cameron, Greg Godovitz (GODDO), Gino Scarpelli (GODDO), Jeff Jones (Red Ryder), Jim Gilmour (SAGA), Jimmy Crighton (SAGA), Ian Crighton (SAGA), Russ Dwarf (The Killer Dwarfs, Hardroad), Nick Walsh (Famous Underground, Slik Toxik), Dale Russell (The Guess Who).
In this interview…
- We talk about the world of Platinum Blonde as a drummer.
- How it is more then just playing drums when you start using sampling and triggering.
- Playing drums with a click track can be interesting.
- Being a member of Platinum Blonde for 4 years.
- Dan Todd played drums in the past with Honeymoon Suite and the 1970’s band Fludd.
- The band Fludd being the original backing band for Cat Stevens.
- Playing along with former Platinum Blonde bassist Kenny MacLean.
- The greatness of Kenny MacLean.
- Social media being a big part of Dan Todd and the band.
Platinum Blonde is a Canadian rock music group formed in Toronto, 1982. At the beginning of its most commercially successful period in the mid-1980s, the band consisted of Mark Holmes from Mansfield, England on vocals and bass, Sergio Galli on guitar and Chris Steffler on drums. Scottish musician Kenny MacLean joined the group as bassist in 1985, freeing Holmes from bass duties.
In late 2013, Platinum Blonde announced a worldwide celebration of their debut album Standing in the Dark to take place in 2014. The show will take the audience on a fully enhanced production experience of visual story-telling and special effects. Exclusive VIP experiences offer faithful fans the opportunity to experience an intimate acoustic performance of songs from Standing in the Dark, meet & greet and a rare Q&A opportunity.
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