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Did Billy Joel Help Invent The Blast Beat?

Posted by on October 25, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLuiVJBZyVM[/youtube] This is absolutely insane, and it’s been kicking around for a while, but according to Decibel, the modern blast beat is 42 years old, and one of the co-owners of it is none other than Billy Joel. Years before he became a hitmaker, his first band, Atilla, released one album in 1970. The two-piece […]

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