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EP 232 - A Look at Alex Van Halen's Gear (Part 2) with Kurt Ekstrom






(Part 2 Covers 1985-2015) Alex Van Halen is responsible for inspiring a generation of young drummers to pick up drumsticks because of his virtuosic playing and HUGE drum sets. Kurt Ekstrom joins us on the podcast to guide us through each and every one of Alex's iconic drum sets and all the accessories and details that make them absolutely one of a kind works of art!


Alex Van Halen's drum sets feature 4 bass drums, fire extinguishers, gas masks, exhaust pipes, and rubber tubes connecting everything together. Does it get any cooler than that? In this episode, Kurt takes us through all the iconic kits that AVH used with Sammy Haggar in the mid 80's including the iconic 5150 set and his Simmons drum sets, through the 90's with Gary Cherone and up to his final performance in 2015.


Alex will always be one of the greatest drummers in the world and his drum sets have inspired millions of musicians around the world.

You can check out this series on YouTube if you would like to see the visuals we discuss: www.youtube.com/@DrumHistoryPodcast

Thanks for listening/watching!


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