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Pecu

Pecu Cinnari

Drums
Influences: Definitely Cozy Powell, Tommy Aldridge, Randy Castillo, Bobby Rondinelli. And last but not least - Alex Van Halen.
Fav. albums: All David Lee Roth's Van Halen albums
Rainbow: Rising, Down To Earth
All Ronnie James Dio´s Black Sabbath albums and of course the Eternal Idol album & most of all Mötley Crue's Mötley Crue '94 and Ozzy Osbourne's No Rest For The Wicked!

And let's not forget Iron Maiden which has been my huge favourite from the very beginning: Number Of The Beast & Piece Of Mind!!!
Fav. books: Mötley Crue: The Dirt
Fav. movies: Saving Private Ryan
Fav. drinks: Vodka, Uhrak beer
Best Tarot Show: Nummirock´98
Fav. Tarot song: I Don´t Care Anymore ('95 Version). The latest album songs are fucking great, a fine album, maybe the best!
Fav. song from Gravity of Light: Hell Knows
Perversions: Stay ups... rough ice-hockey and especially the Black Russian drink, vodka and beer!
Other band(s): Currently looking for suitable side project(s)/band to play whenever Tarot is not doing gigs. If you got one and want me as your drummer, send me an e-mail HERE.
Slogan: Shit happens and then you DIE!
Gear: Kumu 2x24x20 bass drums,
13x13 & 14x14 front toms,
16x16 & 18x16 floor toms,
14x10 snare drum
coloured city camo Finnish birch shells

Paiste cymbals & Dw hardware

Kumu Paiste Promark
DLX MusicSoitin Laine

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

  • 2010
  • 2006
  • 2003

Coming soon!

Q: How is your musical taste towards metal music / other genres?

A: I listen metal daily, although sometimes bands like Journey and Rush, but through the years metal has been the number one for me.

Q: Your live performance looks quite confident these days...has it always been a natural thing to you? Did you use to be very nervous before the shows in the early days?

A: I'm not the right person to answer this, maybe you should ask this from our fans? All right… I've always had some tension before the show and now on even more somehow, but as you know it means there's a lot of drive on stage and adrenaline running through my veins.

Q: Which album you've been listening to the most recently?

A: It varies, lately I've been listening to Megadeth and Rainbow. Van Halen sounds always great. But well… there are so many great albums around, mostly from eighties.

Q: Do you go to see a lot other bands' live shows?

A: Of course I go to concerts a lot, mostly they are foreign names. Monsters of Rock tour at Rosunda stadion Sweden -84, including Mötley crue, Van Halen and AC/DC means the most to me. Iron Maiden concert in 2005 at Hartwall arena has been the last great gig what I've seen.

Q: Reveal musical sceleton(s) in your closet??

A: ABBA, Dire Straits and Eppu Normaali… HAHA! I don't know!

Q: Name one album you've bought that means especially much to you?

A: There's couple of albums at the highest level for me. Rainbow Rising, Iron Maiden Number of the Beast and all Van Halen Dave Lee Roth era albums, they showed me the way I'm on today. They gave me the feeling: "This is it, this is something I want to do and nothing else"! I still got that feeling, he!

Q: The instruments you use...how and why have you ended up using these particular gear?

A: It's very simple - they are the fuckin' best in the world and they rock with me pretty fine!

Q: Have there been any turning points that have had strong effect on your musical career or musicianship?

A: I don't know actually… Okay, every time we are going to make a new album, it is the driving force for me to train even more to do some special for the album. Sound wise I've lately changed my cymbals from Sabian back to Paiste.

Q: How do you like to spend your free time?

A: I play PS2, watch movies, ride bicycle, play drums and spend time with my family. Sometimes I go out with the boys for the beer and good time and even have time to play ice-hockey two times a week. Ice-hockey and history of WW2 has been my main hobbies for years.

Q: What would be your future goals as a musician?

A: Hopefully this album will sell great and by that we could get lots of gigs in the future. If not, I still won't stop playing, he!

1. WHEN AND HOW DID YOU START PLAYING YOUR INSTRUMENT?

Well…when I was just about six years old, somehow (which I don't know for sure) I "borrowed" a few plastic buckets for banning and kettle lids for cymbals. Actually my mother was really pissed because they went totally broken. I think all that happened because of the Beatles. I remember, during that time I used to play The Beatles songs in the cellar with my little friends until I found the Rainbow and Rising album, Cozy Powell R.I.P. Later when I was about 13 years old I got my first real drum kit.

2. HAVE YOU TAKEN ANY DRUM LESSONS? HOW OFTEN YOU PRACTICE OR USED TO PRACTICE?

No, I have never taken any drum lessons and I'm f***ing proud of it! Well, I used to practice about two hours a day, when I started. Nowadays I try to play about one hour in a day, but of course it varies…

3. HOW DID YOU END UP IN TAROT?

Ha, ha, well…I saw Marco and Zac playing a gig in some place I don't remember and I liked that. So I called Marco to say this "you have a shitty drummer, fire him and take me instead", he, he! I asked them to visit my training camp and they asked me to play some Van Halen, Hot For The Teacher song. I was and still am a true Van Halen fan and the guys didn't know that. So I did my best and the rest is history! That was in 1984.

4. THE BEST PART OF BEING A MUSICIAN?

Well… I can sleep as late as I want in the morning, he, he! I mean, for being a musician is a life style… for me at least! I have always wanted to be a rock star. So let's see if I can be one…I love this job!

5. WHICH ALBUM ALONG IT'S TOURS ETC. BRINGS OUT THE BEST MEMORIES TO YOU?

This is a hard one! I must say that it must be our very first album Spell Of Iron and the following tour between 1986-1987. Back then we were young crazy mother f***ers , just like Mötley Crue, there was women, booze and f***ing great shows! I think nothing has changed since, except now we play even better!

I want to say to all those who are thinking to start playing some instrument for real…well think again! This job is harder than you may think and you need luck and skills as much as you need practice. Hey I don't want to depress you, so if you got what it takes, go for it! See you rockers on tour!