The drummers from Stereophonics, Catatonia and James are getting together to record a ‘large’ version of legendary drummer, Cozy Powell’s ‘Dance With The Devil’.
Dave from James says it came about after a drunken night with Aled at the Q awards last year and later, chatting to Stuart Cable from the Stereophonics, they realised they were all influenced by Cozy, who died in a car crash last year: “Years and years ago, when I saw him on Top of the Pops as a wee, small child, you know, it was one of the things that got me into drumming, ‘coz he was at the front, not at the back like they usually are, stuck at the back”, Dave told Radio 1.
So will it be a change of sound for the new track?: “Just modernise…anything can happen. But we don’t want it to sound like somebody building a shed! Three drummers, you know, can make a bit of racket! Gotta keep a cap on it! We’re all from Wales, super drummers, superdrumtastic!” It’s hoped that the track will be released early next year once the three of them have managed to get in the studio.
And James singer, Tim Booth, missed meeting Bono and the Edge at their gig in Dublin the other night – Bono sent a note asking to meet the band but Tim didn’t read it until the end of the gig, by which time the U2 lads had left.