“A Badass Drummer”: Corrosion Of Conformity Pay Tribute To Reed Mullin
“It’s with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to a friend, a brother and pioneer. Reed you are love and always will be. Lets all take a minute…” wrote the band on Facebook earlier this week.
Now, the members of COC have shared a tribute to their late friend on Facebook, paying their respects to the “badass drummer”.
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“Reed could play all of the metal stuff, cymbal grabs, proto blast beats with only one bass pedal. He could cop one hundred different styles and reference them in his own way,” reads the post.
“Everything from Earl Hudson and Clive Burr to Neil Peart (RIP) to Mitch Mitchell and Bill Ward. From John Bonham to Phil Taylor and Nicko McBrain. All the while he was creating his own thing, odd times and polyrhythms played nonchalantly, powerful, simple, deliberate sections, all of the possibilities were in fact possible but utilized thoughtfully, in the proper place, for the proper effect, as the song demanded.
“Musically speaking, what more could you ask for?”
COC’s words echo the sentiments of many tributes and memories shared by the rock community throughout the week, including longtime friend Randy Blythe from Lamb Of God.
“Reed was the drummer for one of my all-time favorite bands, Corrosion of Conformity, & he is also one of the reasons I am a singer in a band today,” wrote Randy on Instagram. “Rest In Peace, Reed – you’re a legend & an influence & I’ll miss ya, bro.”
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