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Sam Fogarino


About the Artist

Sam is currently performing with Interpol. He says he is influenced by Charlie Watts, Ringo Starr and Bonzo. Sam chose Gretsch because of its beauty and sound and claims that it's a plus that one of his greatest influences Charlie Watts is also a Gretsch player. Interpol has toured the world over since 2002. While headlining all tours, they did a support slot on the Curiosa tour in 2004, opening for the cure. Sam advice for aspiring drummers is in addtion to learning theory/rudiments, he says to join a band and learn how to play in the context of a song!

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