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We Dared This Pop Drummer To Play “Before I Forget” By Slipknot

Domino Santantonio  /  Sep 2, 2022

This pop drummer has never listened to Slipknot.

So naturally, we challenged her to play one of the metal band’s most popular songs.

Domino Santantonio is known for her upbeat pop drum covers of artists like Dua Lipa and SAINt JHN. For her, drumming to metal would be like trying to speak a language without being fluent.

But we love encouraging drummers to get outside of their comfort zone, and Domino was up for it. Though she opted not to use the double pedal we set up on her kit, she found a way to make Slipknot’s “Before I Forget” her own (get the full song transcription in Drumeo).

Without knowing Joey Jordison‘s famous drum part in advance, Domino managed to hit many of the punches. And while some of her ideas were very different from the original drum part she still made some accurate guesses.

Watch the video to see how she builds her parts, reevaluates her decision-making, and explains her thought process. You’ve never heard Slipknot like this before!

Learn from Domino as she encourages and coaches you through this month’s unprecedented drum workout program, 30-Day Drummer.

If you enjoy watching pro drummers sweat while attempting songs outside of their usual style, watch Larnell Lewis try “Enter Sandman” by Metallica and see what Dennis Chambers does with “Schism” by Tool.


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