Dirk Verbeuren

Watch Megadeth’s Dirk Verbeuren Come Up With His Own Drum Parts For Paramore’s “Misery Business”


While not the rule, Drumeo‘s popular ‘first time’ web series, often tasks musicians from outside the world of metal with tackling a heavier track. That interesting formula of pushing a skilled musician outside of their comfort zone has resulted in some fascinating performances.

This time around, the roles were reversed a bit, as Megadeth, etc. drummer Dirk Verbeuren was again tasked (he previously tackled The Killers‘ “Mr. Brightside“) with coming up with his own parts to Paramore‘s 6x multi-platinum 2007 hit single “Misery Business“.

Verbeuren was unfamiliar with the track in advance and was introduced to it via a version featuring no percussion. You can see what he came up with below:

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