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Louisville Rock Closeup
Name - Steven O'Reilly
Age - 33
Instrument - Drums
Band/Former Bands - Heaven Hill / Exit Left / S-Tribe
How long on instrument - About 18 years
Equipment - Which kit? I have 3 of them with about 17 Paiste cymbals, Pro-Mark sticks, Evans drumheads, DW 9000 pedals
Influences - Tommy Lee, Mike Portnoy any music that moves me and the people who want to see me fail. To them, here's a big F@#$ You!
My first gig - Something Mystic in Columbia, SC. I was 19 and one of my cymbals fell forward and hit my singer in the back. He retaliated with a beer bottle but he missed.
Hobbies - Drums, coffee, drums, sex, drums, boob spotting and coffee.
Favorite movies - Goodfellas, Casino, Gangs of New York, American Gangster, What About Bob.
Favorite food - Coffee, coffee with cream, coffee with cream and sugar, coffee with a Marlboro Light, coffee with...
Favorite place - NEW YORK CITY!!
Bad habits - I'm perfect, dammit!!
What I'm listening to nowadays - Dream Theater, Sevendust, Crash Test Dummies, older Jazz and anything else not on the radio.
Coolest thing I've done - Stabbed my hi-hat rod through the back of my left hand and then finished the set a la Rick Allen in front of 7,000 people.
Most embarrassing moment - Falling off a drum riser at an outdoor festival in Charlotte, NC in the middle of a song with about 5,000 people laughing their asses off.
Who do you love - My mistress Music and myself.
When/where did you first get some - I was 14, in the exit way of a mall and her boobs looked like oranges in a sock. Ahhh, the good ole' days...