Megadeth drummer Dirk Verbeuren has performed his own take on The Killers‘ ‘Mr. Brightside’ after hearing the track for the first time.
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For a Drumeo series on YouTube, the thrash metal drummer was tasked with listening to a song – without drums – once before recreating the track’s drums. In this instance, Drumeo’s team selected The Killers’ ‘Mr. Brightside’, which Verbeuren claims he had never heard before.
As he listens to the track, the camera pans to the Drumeo crew, who are shocked that the Megadeth drummer doesn’t recognise the extremely popular song.
Verbeuren then goes on to perform a single-take of the song, with his own drum composition. His take on ‘Mr. Brightside’ slows things down a little, but still maintains the core beat of the original.
Watch Megadeth’s Dirk Verbeuren listen to then perform ‘Mr. Brightside’ for the first time.
Before performing the track, Verbeuren was asked if he knew the song or the artist, and he admitted that he had no idea who the band was. However, he had broken down the song’s structure, which would allow him to play along upon one listen.
After performing, Verbeuren…