Morrissey's drummer quits after 'weird' tour

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Post 04-Jun-2012 14:32

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Rocker Morrissey's drummer Matt Walker has quit after six years, telling fans it was "weird" touring the world.
The percussionist took over behind the kit in 2006 and played on Morrissey's 2009 album Years of Refusal, but he told the former The Smiths frontman he was quitting his role following a gig in Stockton, California last month.
He had earlier told fans on Twitter.com that "things are weird and getting weirder" prior to a gig in Manila, Philippines.
In a statement, Morrissey writes, "Our little covered wagon has lost drummer Matt Walker, who was eager to bring his term to an end. No bargainings could persuade him to stay, and his interest drew its last breath at Stockton.
"Behind the kit, Matt was a greyhound unleashed, and his great work on Years of Refusal will always and forever speak up in his favor (sic). His exit is sad, but he had no wish to continue, and a branch falls away."
http://uk.omg.yahoo.com/news/morrisseys-drummer-quits-weird-tour-125100015.html
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Post 13-Jun-2012 06:52 (after 8 days)

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His performance in Stockton was brilliant.
When ending Speedway, before the Panic encore, Morrissey took a knee and rested his head upon the drum set's pedestal as Walker continued his lone-percussion conclusion.
God speed
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Post 06-Jul-2012 07:52 (after 23 days)

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Morrissey's new drummer is Eric Lewis Gardner former drummer for Street Sweeper Social (Tom Morello's band) Guitar player from Rage Against The Machine. An also he played with Gnarls Barkley here's a vid of him to be honest he is really damn good!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHTeffCvIxE
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Post 06-Jul-2012 09:03 (after 1 hour 11 minutes)

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thanks dr w but it would have been nice for them to show him playing instead of an advert for dw kits . i have heard him play in sssc and he does sound good
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Post 05-Aug-2012 19:55 (after 30 days)

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Already over for Eric Gardner.
See TTY.
Weird.
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Post 06-Aug-2012 13:19 (after 17 hours)

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I thought it was stranger that a drummer from SSSC would want to play for Morrissey. Extremely different styles
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Post 12-Sep-2012 07:09 (after 1 month 5 days)

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i'm wondering if it had to do with the drag outfits and the shirt uniforms that the band wore.
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