Todd Sucherman Talks About New Pearl Snare; Styx/Foreigner Tour Information

Styx’s Todd Sucherman, out on The Soundtrack Of Summer tour with Foreigner and guest Don Felder, took a minute out of his busy schedule to discuss his new favorite piece of gear, his Pearl Reference Brass 14x5 Snare:

“I've been in the mood for a metaltal drum, and I had Pearl build a monster for the road,” Todd says. “I wanted a 3mm thick brass shell with Reference Pure lugs, triple flanged hoops and a Masterworks badge. The entire drum is plated in titanium rose gold to match the rose gold hardware on the kit. It's got the cream puff with a snap on top. Just what I was looking for with all the outdoor summer shows. And it does the job in arenas too! It's been a great start of the tour and I'm looking forward to the rest of the dates.”

You can see Todd put the drum through its paces throughout the summer. Dates here. The bands released a 16-track companion album exclusively at Walmart, with contributions from Felder, titled The Soundtrack Of Summer. The track list includes Foreigner hits “Cold As Ice,” “Juke Box Hero” and “I Want To Know What Love Is,” and STYX hits “The Grand Illusion,” “Blue Collar Man” and “Renegade.” The collection finishes with the spectacular highlight, a brand new interpretation of one of classic rock’s most successful songs ever, “Hotel California.” Original songwriter Don Felder teamed up with Styx and Foreigner for this very special collaboration, as well as a stunning new version of Foreigner’s massive hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” which is only available as a limited edition vinyl disc and on iTunes here.


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