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Benny Glass

Astrid North, The Thiams, Roland Heinrich


With MEINL since:



November 23, 1979

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Tuebingen, Germany

Currently living in:

Berlin, Germany

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Byzance Extra Dry Medium Ride 22"

Drumming since:


Car that you currently drive:

Citroen Xantia

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Visiting expositions, in general interested in arts, architecture, culture, skateboarding, travelling, being with my girlfriend, my family and my friends

Favorite Food:

Leberkaes mit Spiegelei und Spaetzle

Favorite Drink:



I was taught by Christian Baumgaertner and than by the teachers of the Drummer's Institute

Highlight of your career so far:

Quit giving lessons at the musicschool and making my living only by playing.

Drumming strengths:

Expressing my deepest inner without saying a spoken word, with the power I like and I choose. Let the "stars" shine on stage, not me.

Drumming means to me:

Life, passion and not thinking about anything

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Listen to all kinds of music and start playing in bands as early as you can. And don't forget to practice rudiments!

How would you describe yourself:

I'm a person who never get's tired by anything. I'm always trying to be active, interested and open minded in everything I do. I'm impatient I guess. I talk a lot. Sometimes I'm too proud to say "you're right"...but I'm also getting insecure very fast.

When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:

I was able to live my dream: Being a professional drummer for the whole of my life and having played music I like.