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The Song That Changed Aaron Spears’ Life (“Caught Up” By Usher)

Aaron Spears  /  Performances / Feb 25

Aaron Spears has performed with huge stars including Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus and Usher, and this drum cover of Usher’s “Caught Up” is your chance to see this top dog up close.

He’s one of today’s tightest drummers, so it’s no surprise that Aaron has made such an established name for himself in the world of pop.

Undeniable pocket. Wicked groove. Killer chops. He’s pop’s MVP (you voted him ‘Pop Drummer Of The Year’ in the 2021 Drumeo Awards). But keep in mind that this isn’t how he’d play the song with Usher – he’s got more freedom here than for a general audience, where it’s more about serving the music than entertaining drummers.

After the song ends, Aaron talks about how playing “Caught Up” at the 2006 Modern Drummer Festival impacted him and his career, plus one piece of advice for drummers (especially those who like to show off and shred).


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