Morgan Rose has seen it all. Drug-fueled rock parties, fistfights at band practice, lost record deals. Turns out the path to making a kickass band like Sevendust isn’t always obvious.
Morgan Rose’s iconic metal style isn’t just limited to hard-hitting, smash and chaos – he’s also one of the most entertaining players of his generation. From jamming with his dad to Hendrix tunes at the age of 3 to co-founding Sevendust in 1994 and filling in for rock legends like Mötley Crüe and Korn his talent and resume stack up to just about anyone in the business.
Drawing from his experience forming a band, filling in for other behemoths, and even being tapped by Tommy Lee to drum in his side project, Methods of Mayhem, Morgan has gathered a wealth of knowledge of the inner workings of some of the top groups in rock. We had a chance to sit down with him for SABIAN’s Green Room Series to hear his perspective navigating the industry.
His tip for the up-and-comers: if your band is full of ego-driven crazies, it’s going to fail.
Some of Morgan Rose’s favorite cymbals:
- 22” HH Powerbell Ride – Natural Finish
- 20” AAX Aero Crash – Brilliant Finish
- 19” AAX X-Plosion Crash – Brilliant Finish
- 18” AAX X-Plosion Crash – Brilliant Finish
- 17” Paragon Crash – Natural Finish
- 19” Paragon Crash- Natural Finish
- 14” AA Rock Hats – Brilliant Finish
- 8” AAX Air Splash
- 6” AAX Splash
- 8” HH Radia Cup Chimes
- 12” Chopper
Check out more from Morgan:
Morgan Rose Cymbal List
22” HH Power Bell RideExplore
20” AAX Aero CrashExplore
19” AAX X-Plosion CrashExplore
18” AAX X-Plosion CrashExplore
17” Paragon CrashExplore
19” Paragon CrashExplore
14” AA Rock HatsExplore
8” AAX Air SplashExplore
6” AAX SplashExplore
8” HH Radia Cup ChimesExplore
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