Hanging out with the world’s most famous bands including Metallica, Coldplay, The Grateful Dead and The Rolling Stones might sound like a fantasy for most, but for Ross Garfield (AKA “The Drum Doctor”), it’s just a part of everyday life.

Since 1981, the drum specialist has been making house calls and “tour calls” to fix and tune drums for nearly every popular band or singer ranging from Frank Sinatra to Slipknot. Needless to say, his job literally rocks.

In this fascinating mini-doc from LA-based filmmakers Joe Gasparik and Aaron Landman, we get a backstage look at the unique (and often hidden) craft of drum tuning:

Find out more about Garfield by heading over to DrumDoctors.com.


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