Published on March 7th, 2014 | by Alan Cross


The Cyborg Drummer: Cool Prosthesis, Dude!

He’s not quite ready to join the Borg, but Jason Barnes would love to sit in with your band.  After losing part of his right arm in a work accident, he wasn’t prepared to give up playing the drums or even go the Def Leppard route. He not only wanted to continue using all four limbs to play, but in a in brand new, cybernetically-enhanced way.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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