As a drummer, Brann Dailor makes even the most complex songs seem simple. As the rhythm machine behind progressive metal titans Mastodon, however, it's obvious the apparent ease is a product of enormous skill and loads of practice.
But when singing is added to Dailor's to-do list, things get much hairier, and even the accomplished musician is forced to admit it can be a struggle.
"It takes a lot of energy to play Mastodon songs anyway, so when I'm singing, too, I get out of breath," Dailor says. "I try to space the songs, be smart about it, not playing too many songs in a row that one person sings. But there are some songs that are extremely hard to play that I sing on."More »