12 Stones Drummer Aaron Gainer: 5 Albums That Changed My Life
Speaking with AlternativeAddiction.com earlier this year, 12 Stones singer Paul McCoy said the following of working with Mills: "Skidd is a really talented guy and I have so much respect for him as a producer and he's just a good human being. He works really quickly and we communicate well so it makes it a lot easier when we can go into a room and say here's what we're going to accomplish today – we're going to knock out two lead vocals, some guitar solos, and get right in there and do it...I basically do all my vocals in the control room with Skidd standing right behind him so there's no delay in what we want to do."
Since it's been awhile since Noisecreep chatted with the band, we asked 12 Stones drummer Aaron Gainer to take part in our '5 Albums That Changed My Life' series.
"That album was my introduction to real rock and roll- loved and learned every track."
Rattle and Hum, U2 (1988)
"I really enjoyed learning Larry Mullin Jr.'s parts/approach to their style of rock... some great songs."
Cowboys From Hell, Pantera (1990)
"This album was another mind-blower for me, listening to Vinnie Paul's feet really boosted my learning of double-kick techniques."
Peace Sells... But Who's Buying, Megadeth (1986)
"Thanks Dave Mustaine... thank you so much."
Images and Words, Dream Theater (1992)
"Another pivotal record for me- another change in my direction of interest in where I could go with drumming. I learned to play some different grooves that aren't usually part of hard rock and metal. That album caused a big expansion for this kid from the mountains of West Virginia."
12 Stones' fourth studio album, Beneath the Scars, hit stores earlier this year via Executive Music Group, and is available on iTunes and Amazon.