#86: Rob Mount – The Gig of a lifetime

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What’s up Drumtrepreneurs! We are back with a fresh episode of the Drummers I Like Podcast. This week we are chatting with Rob Mount! Rob is the current drummer for Lou Gramm and has got some serious skin in the game playing with some of the biggest in the industry. He has toured the world multiple times over, released several albums in several different countries and is now the drummer for arguably one of the bigger influencers of the hair metal genre…. I finally got to meet him at Namm and am stoked that we finally made this happen…

Key Points from today’s episode:

  • Rob takes us back 43 years to age 7 when he was known to shred the Osmonds on his homemade Disney book and toy rigged drumset. We learn about his early exposure to the band kiss and how his kick-ass mom made sure he was equipped with the metal giants latest vinyl.
  • Rob talks about his early influences as well as his first drum teacher who kind of freaked him out. Rob spent a lot of time working on his playing and focusing on his education which allowed him to really gain the chops he needed to get any gig he wanted.
  • Rob breaks down the story of how he landed the gig with Lou Gramm through his own foreigner cover band. This band will ultimately go on to become the band to back Lou Gramm and the gig of a lifetime for Rob.

With such a giant resume it is no wonder that this show went as long as it did. Rob is a dictionary of advice, gear knowledge, and of course legendary touring stories! I gotta send a big shout out to my brother J.C. Clifford from Drumtacs. He really made this show a reality bringing yet another great Vet to the Drummers I Like Podcast Vault!

That’s it for today’s show! We will catch you next week!

– Richard

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