A Final Reminder About How Much David Letterman Loved Drums. Apparently.

Although I watched Letterman for decades, I’m ashamed to admit that I never, ever picked up on the running gag about drums. Whenever a band finished performing and Dave walked over to talk to them, he’d almost always ask about the drummer’s kit.

Why? Probably not because he had that much of an interest in drums. My guess is that he was just trying to loop the guy at the back into the band into the spotlight for a brief second.

(Via Geeks&Beats)

Alan Cross

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One thought on “A Final Reminder About How Much David Letterman Loved Drums. Apparently.

  • May 25, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Years ago he used to make a big fuss over the drummer for Green Day, taunting him for being a bit odd.

    Not sure if I can link it or not but search “David Letterman plays the drums!” on youtube and you see he has some talent on the kit.


    Likely learned the basics because his hero Johnny Carson was an accomplished jazz drummer.


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