To reveal the rhythmatist, click on the face you suspect belongs to the tub-thumper. (And, no, it’s not Chumbawamba.)

How to win a T-shirt:

  • Tell us the name of the band. Or…
  • Tell us which band member will quit the band, and why. Or…
  • Tell us which band member will be fired, and why. Or…
  • Tell us something we need to know about the photo.

Answer any or all of those questions to our satisfaction and a stylin’ T-shirt is yours. E-mail your best guess to

LAST WEEK’S MYSTERY BAND (Click link to refresh your memory.)

Old pal Jon Hamblin noted that the band was “No More,” based on the graffiti pictured behind them, and pointed out that in fact “they are no more. I spotted Dave Grohl on drums first try, but Arch Enema-guy will be the first to leave and form the Spin Doctors, which also, alas, are no more.”

Likewise, Shipper_DC observed that “the band in the picture is Arch Enemy. The member on the far left will be fired for refusing not to be ‘that guy.’”

Finally, the Man From the Future returned yet again to inform us all that “these are the inaugural participants in the new reality show Heavy Metal Makeover. Executive producer James Hetfield works with L.A.’s top image consultants and choreographers to transform Scandinavian metal bands into successful dance-pop bands. ‘There’s nothing wrong with any metal band that dance lessons, a razor, and bathing can’t fix.’”

So true. The metalists in need of this makeover were in fact THE ABSENCE, from the Sunshine State.

The mighty Max Weinberg celebrates a birthday on lucky Friday, April 13. If one has not yet acquired a copy of Max’s book The Big Beat: Conversations With Rock’s Great Drummers, please do so. Great read. Also, his three-CD collection, Let There Be Drums is essential.

And the mighty, mighty Clyde Stubblefield may break out in a cold sweat on Wednesday, April 18. Sadly, the man who powered some of James Brown’s greatest hits suffers from kidney disease. One may help at this site.

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