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Published: 2010/08/03

Jon Fishman Shares Post-Coventry Story in Modern Drummer

Phish drummer Jon Fishman is on the cover of the current issue of Modern Drummer. In this piece he describes the fall-out after Coventry and the fact that he didn’t play the drums for nearly two years after that show. Then he details how he developed a new approach to the drums that re-ignited his enthusiasm. Fishman also acknowledges the frustration of fans who were disappointed in the band’s performances of such songs as “Fluffhead” in the early 2000’s and ultimately states, “I don’t think I ever fully appreciated Phish for what it is as much as I do now. I know I didn’t.” A portion of this interview now appears on the Modern Drummer website which focuses on Phish’s performance of Exile On Main St.


There are 5 comments associated with this post

trevor September 7, 2013, 00:47:25

how do I get my hands on a copy of that issue??

Jay August 4, 2010, 17:55:05

Has anyone seen this yet?

JABCO August 6, 2010, 01:12:24

No sir. But was at the fest. We had a great, great time. Exile was so-so for me, the effort they put into it really did show and was appreciated. I thought the event was not as focused as one would think around it…...Trey instructing the entire crowd to sit in the hot sun, and the crowd doing that….cause we’ve got a symbol….that was strange. rock stars. gee.

Ryan August 7, 2010, 01:02:46

Saw the whole article. Phenomenal interview: Fish describes his pre-show practice routines, how he felt about his drumming between 2004-2009, as well as the ideas and origins of the beats to songs like Party Time and Taste. Here’s a man who is SERIOUS about his drumming. He’s a goofball, but damn he knows his stuff.

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