Richard Christy’s Top 10 Favorite Drum Parts in Metal, Prog, and Hard Rock
Howard Stern fans first became acquainted with Richard Christy in July of 2004, when he joined ‘The King of All Media’ as a writer on his smash hit morning radio show. By that time, most in-the-know metalheads already knew Christy from his work with everyone from Iced Earth to the legendary Death. In 2009, Christy teamed up with Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest), Steve DiGiorgio (Sadus), and guitarist-producer Jason Suecof for a new project called Charred Walls of the Damned. While taking a break from working on the new CWOTD album, Christy spoke to Noisecreep about some of his drum heroes and the performances that have inspired him. Here, in his own words, are Richard Christy’s top 10 favorite metal drum parts.