Last week, I was going to write about this because it struck me as fucking hilarious. This picture surfaced online, seeking a drummer for a Def Leppard cover band called Pyromania. The band claims to provide the most authentic and accurate Def Lep experience possible…hence, the drummer search.
How authentic can you be, though, when you’re playing in bars and not arenas…like the real Def Leppard? I think starting tribute and cover bands is the fucking most pointless thing you can do. If you can play instruments, try writing and performing your own shit, asshat! Its not that novel an idea.
Still, this shit is hilarious. I wondered how they would find a one-armed drummer, yet…they have. According to the Dallas Observer, Pyromania have found their Rick Allen — who, mind you, has never missed a beat despite his severed appendage.
When the Dallas Observer called the phone number listed on that “seeking bandmember” poster, the newspaper got the following message: “If you’re calling about the Dallas-based Def Leppard tribute band Pyromania…we found our one-armed drummer, and I wanna thank everyone who auditioned, but the position is filled.”
This, I need to see. I wonder if Pyromania will be touring. How I wonder.
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