“Forbidden Beat: Perspectives On Punk Drumming” Book Announced

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On February 8th, Forbidden Beat: Perspectives On Punk Drumming will be available for purchase everywhere books are sold and is currently available for pre-order. It’s a book about punk rock, as told from the perspective of those behind the kit. Whether they’re self-taught bashers or technical wizards, drummers are the thrashing, crashing heart of our favorite punk bands. 

In Forbidden Beat, some of today’s most respected writers and musicians explore the history of punk percussion with personal essays, interviews and lists featuring their favorite players and biggest influences. From 60s garage rock and proto-punk to 70s New York and London, 80s hardcore and D-beat to 90s pop punk and beyond, Forbidden Beat is an uptempo ode to six decades of punk rock drumming.

The list of contributors is a diverse collection of musicians and writers that includes: Lori Barbero (Babes in Toyland), Phanie Diaz (Fea), Bon Von Wheelie (Girl Trouble), Laura Bethita Neptuna (The Neptunas), Tre Cool (Green Day), Mike Watt (Minutemen), Jon Wurster (Superchunk), Rat Scabies (The Damned) and many others.