Michael Jackson's Drummer Jonathan Moffett Performs "Beat It"

  • Publicado el 3 jun 2018
  • Jonathan “Sugarfoot” Moffett was Michael Jackson’s drummer for over 30 years - and we were lucky enough for him to come by to our studio and perform some of Michael’s biggest hits!
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    Jonathan “Sugarfoot” Moffett has recorded and/or toured with some of the greatest pop artists of our time, including Elton John, Janet Jackson, The Jacksons, Cameo, Lionel Richie, George Michael, Kenny G, Doug Miller, Peter Cetera, Bill Meyers, and Cirque du Soleil, besides guest appearing at popular television shows like The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, Saturday Night Live, and The Arsenio Hall Show.
    Among his biggest musical feats, none come close to his extensive work with the all-time greatest pop artists of the last 100 years: Madonna and Michael Jackson. Jonathan toured extensively with Madonna and recorded drums for several of her albums, including “True Blue” and “Like A Prayer”. As for the king of pop himself, Jonathan was his drummer for The Destiny Tour, Triumph Tour, Victory Tour, 1988 Grammy Awards with Michael, HIStory Tour, Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, This Is It, & Cirque’s Immortal World Tour.

Comentarios • 15 922

  • Drumeo
    Drumeo  Hace 21 un día +10

    Don't forget to check out the grooves of Michael Jackson (Free Series) here ► www.drumeo.com/michael-jackson-grooves/

    • itsraphman
      itsraphman Hace 3 días

      Can he do 'They don’t care about us' ? Please 😩

    • Paulo Roberto
      Paulo Roberto Hace 14 días

      ele é meu fã e você baterista de mychaejecksoo também é meu fã🤩🙄

  • Jonathan Sugarfoot Moffett
    Jonathan Sugarfoot Moffett Hace 3 años +43499

    Thank you everyone for all your love and support!! I’ve been reading all your comments...they really mean a lot to me!!...Update: for those of you asking about my double-tipped drum sticks, you can now order them here: www.moffettstore.com 😊

    • Vicosmoïse
      Vicosmoïse Hace un mes


    • Mike
      Mike Hace 3 meses

      You are so epic for posting here for us. We love you!

    • Arvy Mabuti
      Arvy Mabuti Hace 4 meses


    • Milagro Morales Chagarrua
      Milagro Morales Chagarrua Hace 5 meses


    • Philip Lange
      Philip Lange Hace 5 meses

      The legend that is Moffett!

  • Tuhthetravel Studio
    Tuhthetravel Studio Hace 7 meses +181

    Wow this is amazing.

  • Lightning Gaming
    Lightning Gaming Hace 5 meses +613

    This man's timing is so accurate it make clocks look useless

    • TexRobNC
      TexRobNC Hace 5 días +1

      It's interesting, there is something about Jonathan that makes me think Michael loved this about him. How do I say this, it's not lacking emotion, but it is methodical and calculated to a degree that I think Michael appreciated.

    • Mathew Lockley
      Mathew Lockley Hace un mes +2

      I love you for this comment alone.

    • IP O
      IP O Hace 4 meses +18

      Time does not exist. He chooses when the notes hit and we just adapt to it making it sound perfectly on cue. Jk jk jk

  • Super脖歪
    Super脖歪 Hace 6 meses +332

    What's truly incredible about him is not his precise timing but every strike for the whole song is with machine level precisely same strength. The whole song, every strike. Insane!

    • IP O
      IP O Hace 4 meses +7

      Who needs a drum machine when you got Sugafoot

  • John 09
    John 09 Hace un mes +25

    this man is not following the tempo, HE is the tempo

  • Puppies/Videos/Compilation
    Puppies/Videos/Compilation Hace 9 meses +1028

    No matter how simple the drum beat is! it always gonna sound good

    • StudMuffin
      StudMuffin Hace un mes

      @josema Nguema Very true but more than that, it takes muscle memory.

    • Arif Nugroho
      Arif Nugroho Hace 2 meses +1

      Just like another jeff porcaro drum fill in. Look like simple, but isn't it

    • Freedom Ub
      Freedom Ub Hace 3 meses +2

      Love the vibe.. who’s the creepy dude in the back though?

    • josema Nguema
      josema Nguema Hace 3 meses +5

      it looks easy , but it isn't, take a lot of knowledge

    • Christian Paul Roldan
      Christian Paul Roldan Hace 3 meses

      @Roland-D50 indeed

  • Equilibrium Marquez
    Equilibrium Marquez Hace 3 meses +154

    Michael Jackson was a consumate perfectionist. And he surrounded himself with the best performers.. You are one of them Mr. Sugarfoot, glad to see you are healthy and still got it.

    • Spangas
      Spangas Hace 3 días

      A perfectionist...right down to the paedophilia.

  • Dennis San Juan
    Dennis San Juan Hace 3 meses +78

    If you're drumming for Michael Jackson you must be one of the best drummers in the music industry.

  • Patrick Poh
    Patrick Poh Hace 5 meses +83

    i don't think MJ's music will ever fade with time. Does not matter which generation, they will appreciate it.

  • Creative Headroom
    Creative Headroom Hace 3 meses +45

    I know everybody's all hyped about that double cymbal choke over the shoulders, but can we please talk about his consistency on that snare drum? The power matches the intensity of the song, as well as the mix of the original track. This is great! :D

  • Taylor David
    Taylor David Hace 3 años +13627

    You can tell he still drums as if Michael is watching

    C6LEDEZ Hace 26 días +40

    From his playing right down to his shoes…. This man is 100% STYLE!

  • Skies the Limit
    Skies the Limit Hace 6 meses +127

    it never stops being bad ass when he hits the cymbals without looking behind him

  • Matt Trask
    Matt Trask Hace un mes +28

    As the music comes in, Jonathan has a sly smile on his face and you can feel the memories flooding back for him. Its awesome.

    • Joo Ei
      Joo Ei Hace 4 días

      Was thinking exactly the same!

  • Pirmin Borer
    Pirmin Borer Hace 7 meses +44

    He strikes every note like it were his last. So much energy and aim for perfection. Incredible

  • IntrepidArcher
    IntrepidArcher Hace 2 años +13957

    He looks like a friendly version of Mike Tyson.

    • AtanoK Si
      AtanoK Si Hace 27 días

      @Saufi Suria about caucassian people with those kind of eyes, usually they come with age, I personally have a similar shape since I was young because of a condition, doesn't worry me since it's not unhealthy, but yeah, in the case of people like Richard Gere its usually just gravity doing it's work :)

    • Jose Martinez
      Jose Martinez Hace un mes


    • Unicorn Riri
      Unicorn Riri Hace un mes


    • arambe jishing
      arambe jishing Hace 4 meses


    • Martyn Law
      Martyn Law Hace 5 meses

      @FlaminYong hahahahahahahaha

  • f.Alexander.poetry
    f.Alexander.poetry Hace 6 meses +54

    I love love love how he steps it up a notch when Van Halen’s solo kicks in… the intensity on the drumming is so locked in its sick... talent recognizes talent…

  • Tyler Hunt
    Tyler Hunt Hace 7 meses +68

    I constantly think about how focused he is and how he doesn’t even look at what he’s doing it’s unbelievably impressive. Especially the double cymbal hit behind the back!

    • Bill
      Bill Hace 21 un día +2

      This man is so cool that ice looks hot in comparison!

  • Matthew's Couch
    Matthew's Couch Hace 2 meses +43

    FYI: Moffett was with Michael and the Jackson brothers during the infamous Pepsi commercial shoot in 1984 when Michael suffered from second-degree burns from the blazing pyrotechnics. He noticed the flames on Michael's hair at one point during the shoot and dropped his drum sticks and ran to help him just as some crew members did the same. God bless this man.

  • Nathan Matthias
    Nathan Matthias Hace 6 meses +48

    This man is freaking unbelievable. Just pure perfection.

  • GunDaamn
    GunDaamn Hace 2 años +7730

    1:25 that cymbal choke is so clean that it killed the remaining 0.01% of germs

    • SimgoWood
      SimgoWood Hace 3 meses

      I think this guy can pause the time of the universe. he can continue to live while we are all frozen. that makes that kind of move possible for him.

    • AB
      AB Hace 6 meses

      Im crying 😂 😂

    • Jake Pettini
      Jake Pettini Hace 11 meses

      I had to rewatch it like 4 times lol so sick

    • Randy Sneed, Jr
      Randy Sneed, Jr Hace 11 meses


    • G.
      G. Hace 11 meses

      Truly accurate

  • Debkumar Basu
    Debkumar Basu Hace 4 meses +66

    With Michael's voice playing it's like he can almost see Michael in front of him doing his stuff. This is beyond perfect! I wonder what he's feeling playing this piece here! Legendary!

  • Michael Munson
    Michael Munson Hace 2 meses +35

    it may be an odd thing to fixate on, but what fascinates me the most about professional drummers is that you could line 100 of them up and their drums setup would all look different. It's amazing how much freedom the instruments have in that aspect, whereas almost every other instrument on the planet is designed to be held and played a certain way. it's incredible to me.

  • arleco12
    arleco12 Hace 6 meses +40

    Not only that his grooves are much more complicated then they seem, but also that it requires unbelivable focus, discipline an stamina to perform them that solidly.

  • FastKat 7
    FastKat 7 Hace 3 meses +9

    Some people who may not know, playing the best complex beats and rhythms doesn’t make you the best. What does is playing tight and simple and keeping the best. This man has perfected that.

  • ClankCode
    ClankCode Hace 8 meses +3982

    1:25 This double no-look-over-the-shoulder cymbal choke was so great it added 10 years to my life

  • Nathan Matthias
    Nathan Matthias Hace 6 meses +39

    That double choke. Jus unbelievable. One of the greatest drummer ever

  • Your Local Ice Man
    Your Local Ice Man Hace 6 meses +33

    What makes this song so amazing, besides this bad ass, is who is playing the guitar. Not mention who is singing it. RIP Michael and Eddie

  • Kauai Chef Service
    Kauai Chef Service Hace 3 meses +14

    He’s a bad ass and he knows it….love the behind the back chinas, never seen that in 45 years drumming…keep ‘‘em coming JM

  • David Tatro
    David Tatro Hace 2 meses +6

    He is just so unbelievably tight and good. The very picture of ultimate professionalism. It's no wonder he played for MJ for so many years.

  • Nathan Ferrazzi
    Nathan Ferrazzi Hace 4 años +18756

    This is why I pay the internet.

    • wUrdofwIZdumb
      wUrdofwIZdumb Hace 14 días

      For real.
      Let’s just take a minute and thank god and our society as we stand on the shoulders of giants with our power and internet!!
      I love humanity.
      I love drumeo.

    • RamVNS
      RamVNS Hace 24 días


    • de deus monteiro kateline
      de deus monteiro kateline Hace un mes


    • Big Drizzy
      Big Drizzy Hace 3 meses


    • Flaco Fausto
      Flaco Fausto Hace un año


  • Paul Wilkins
    Paul Wilkins Hace 3 meses +10

    Strange that he makes it look so easy, but you you know its incredibly hard to be that perfect.

  • José Eduardo González
    José Eduardo González Hace 15 días +4

    This is the video that inspired me to play drums. And watching this after two years of playing brings me so many memories. 🥹

  • Muelesa Riocontra
    Muelesa Riocontra Hace 3 meses +17

    The cymbals placement is unusual but also genius. Not on the front, but in the behind instead. This way, when you need to perform the snare beat and the crash beat in a fast sequence, you don’t have to lift the stick, hit the snare, lift again and hit the crash. You can simply do the same thing in one action and be twice as accurate! Also, those cymbals are perfectly placed behind the arms so they always get hit at the same speed and angle, making the sound totally consistent throughout the song. There’s a reason Jonathan Moffett is called the “drum machine” of drummers :D

  • Danyul Alexzander Williams

    He’s one of my favorite drummers!!! He’s got the dedication to the drums and music!!!🎵 🎼 🎶

  • [insertnamehere]
    [insertnamehere] Hace 3 años +1629

    From THAT cymbal moment, (1:25), to hitting the same point on the snare every time, to the precise control of the hi-hat, to the awesome setup, to the crepe paper trousers... to the ridiculous timing that puts metronomes out of work..... What an insane musical legend this man is!

    NIKKO Hace un mes +6

    Im not a drummer but im having goosebumps while watching the talent of this man. Amazing!

  • Zul Masri
    Zul Masri Hace 6 meses +64

    The guy who's sitting on the right actually got the Jackpot to see Sugarfoot doing his task directly. He beat it.

    • Jen Ortiz Songs
      Jen Ortiz Songs Hace un mes

      He's always smiling ....He's so proud of this guy😊

    • Lightning Gaming
      Lightning Gaming Hace 5 meses +5

      Right I know it's a experience just to sit that close to the legendary drummer

  • Marta Regina Torezam
    Marta Regina Torezam Hace 6 meses +8

    Coração dispara diante de tanto talento! Amo!

  • Sammie Tam
    Sammie Tam Hace un mes +11

    You can see he was having flash back when he was playing for MJ concert while playing again for this video. The pride of being MJ best drummer.

  • Marky Bú
    Marky Bú Hace 2 años +7589

    1:25 - cleanest cymbal choke in drumming history.

    • Vick JR
      Vick JR Hace 11 meses

      So so good

    • Paul.E Tedder
      Paul.E Tedder Hace 11 meses

      I guess you haven’t seen Neil Peart

    • Justise Owusu
      Justise Owusu Hace 11 meses

      brooooo i’m saying

    • Michael Williams
      Michael Williams Hace 11 meses +1

      If you havent seen the Smooth Criminal video on drumeo you should because the symbol choke at the end of that is even better than this one.

    • Beatriz Pantoja27
      Beatriz Pantoja27 Hace un año


  • IrrSinn Rainer
    IrrSinn Rainer Hace 6 meses +4

    Precise like a metronome and yet so much flair in his drumming. Such an amazing sight to see this man play!

  • Dean Ayer
    Dean Ayer Hace 6 meses +7

    You can just tell when you hear him play it - yeah thats gotta be him!! It's so distinctive like his fingerprints are all over it and watching him play it like wow thats played in a very crisp style, there is nothing meandering about it. An epic contribution to an epic song - thats for bringing it Jonathan - you rock !!

  • Mas'71
    Mas'71 Hace 2 meses +10

    He just like a machine, but i can see a soul of the rhythm from him difinitely....
    He is one of rhythm gods I believe. SO GREAT!!

  • The Jayser
    The Jayser Hace 2 meses +2

    A real treat. Incredible drumming - what a talent.

  • Mike Luke
    Mike Luke Hace un año +2259

    That cymbal choke at 1:25 just killed me. Hitting them blindly, choking them afterwards and coming back to the groove perfectly in time. Insane.

    • Ernanie Gregorio Jr.
      Ernanie Gregorio Jr. Hace un año

      never missed a beat, it.

    • d1 jace
      d1 jace Hace un año

      @Rob B he did that

    • Joshua Manuel Epe
      Joshua Manuel Epe Hace un año +1

      To the people who plays it on slo mo you cannot still catch it. He's faster than the light.

    • carlchuck
      carlchuck Hace un año

      Ironic, isn't it, that his amazing technique was on display during that one moment, while the rest of the time technique is on the back burner in favor of groove.

    • messmeister92
      messmeister92 Hace un año

      @Guido Davide Sweetfoot didn’t miss the cymbal, the cymbal missed him.

  • ingrid zambom
    ingrid zambom Hace 4 meses

    Perfeito 🚀🔥👏👏👏

  • Paul Webster
    Paul Webster Hace 2 meses

    This guy is amazing, absolutely solid! Much love Mr Moffett ❤️

  • Noslen4Ever
    Noslen4Ever Hace 7 meses +1

    What a performance! Mr. Moffett is truly a master of his craft!! Thanks for sharing this awesome performance with us! Cheers!

  • Pop Music ♪
    Pop Music ♪ Hace 4 meses +9

    “Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons.”
    ― Michael Jackson

  • Runs Intowall
    Runs Intowall Hace 3 meses

    This is so amazing. What skills, you kick ass. So talented!!!! Love it!!!!

  • Rick G.
    Rick G. Hace 3 meses +2

    Outstanding performance by Sugarfoot! IMHO, would have made the original drummer on the Thriller album track (Toto Drummer/Studio Legend) Jeff Porcaro proud. :)

  • Christopher Stevenson
    Christopher Stevenson Hace 2 meses +1

    Wow man, I totally love this, excellent stuff my brother. Bringing back such treasured memories. KEEP IT UP BROTHER,damn good on the drums man.Im definitely lookingforward to more content.Chris from South Africa.

  • Cam C
    Cam C Hace 8 horas

    I literally forgot I was watching him drum. I was just listening to the song. This dude is Amazing!

  • Davide Bertoletti
    Davide Bertoletti Hace 2 años +1642

    His technique is so precise it's used to measure particle interactions.

    • Ron Swanson
      Ron Swanson Hace 2 años

      @AJ fuck off nerd

    • Dabi
      Dabi Hace 2 años

      @AJ hahahhahahahahahahahha fuck off

    • YoungManDub
      YoungManDub Hace 2 años

      Some say he's responsible for the discovery of quarks

      ROCKYPLAYA Hace 2 años +1

      None of his hits are random, every single one of them is 100% of his power!!!

    • Simon Lundmark
      Simon Lundmark Hace 2 años

      He looks stiff and tense

  • Myros Gaming
    Myros Gaming Hace 28 días +1

    My god I love the cymbals being behind him. Looks so cool

  • Joseph rich
    Joseph rich Hace 7 meses

    Wow this is amazing.grew up in the 70's and still rocking this.so much talent.🤘

  • Richard Fuller
    Richard Fuller Hace 5 meses +7

    The drummer is the heartbeat of the whole song!!!
    Well done!

  • Jaderson Rocha
    Jaderson Rocha Hace 5 meses

    Não me canso de ver a performance desse gênio,Groove seco sem igual

  • nykain
    nykain Hace 3 años +4288

    The way he hits the cymbals behind him blindly is like some Bruce Lee punch towards an enemy creeping from behind :D

  • Adam Massacre
    Adam Massacre Hace 2 meses

    Such a solid player gives the song exactly what it needs everytime, Absolute soul feel and groove. #legend

  • Curtisunit
    Curtisunit Hace un mes +1

    Jonathan every time now I hear this song I think of this performance. Yes the sound is impeccable. Yes the groove here is stone cold truth. But the attitude is so on point. I’m glad to see that your Smooth Criminal video got a million likes. You deserve them all. Hope you’re staying well.

  • Don Podlas
    Don Podlas Hace un mes +1

    I'm a head banging metal freak, but you just can't sit still while listening to Michael Jackson and watching this cat play the drums! Such an articulate drummer, Johathan Moffett is the real deal!

  • Fortenox
    Fortenox Hace 5 meses +2

    He is so good at keeping it in the pocket! Gaddamn! No extra fills or crazy rudiments just a clean ass locked in beat! This man is nuts!!

  • A G
    A G Hace 3 años +29762

    Who came here after smooth criminal?

  • mat4410
    mat4410 Hace 5 meses +3

    Jonathan, I’ve told my students about Michael’s machine! Great, great CHRISP timing and that Thriller of a Groove. I appreciate your contribution to drumming- “Long may he reign.”

  • Rebecca
    Rebecca Hace 2 meses +3

    This is what hard work, dedication, commitment and talent looks like 👏👏👏👏👏 (same as MJ)

  • Eduardo Alves
    Eduardo Alves Hace 3 meses


  • Idid Yermom
    Idid Yermom Hace 5 meses +1

    He's played live with so many great acts including Madonna, Elton John, George Michael, Janet Jackson and obviously Michael Jackson.

  • Xtesy Gaming
    Xtesy Gaming Hace un año +1458

    The fact that he hit the cymbals behind him, grabbed them, and didn't miss a beat is amazing

    • DT Strain
      DT Strain Hace un año

      @Okitha Heshan 1:25

    • Okitha Heshan
      Okitha Heshan Hace un año

      @DT Strain at what time

    • DT Strain
      DT Strain Hace un año

      Yes I saw that too. He did it at the end of the Smooth Criminal video, but to do it mid song?!? Absolutely amazing!

    • Treshia Tuburan
      Treshia Tuburan Hace un año

      yeah I had to replay it 5 times if im just trippin but this dude is awesome

    • The Saints-7-Andrew.
      The Saints-7-Andrew. Hace un año +2

      @Arsalan Paracha best comment here.

  • Cris Mcdonough
    Cris Mcdonough Hace 4 meses +1

    Love the cymbals behind you! That's so cool.

  • Gabriel Mendes
    Gabriel Mendes Hace 2 meses +1

    Só escuto essa versão agr kk
    Muito bom!

  • JAYSON official
    JAYSON official Hace 2 meses

    Weeeewwww!!! This dude’s so deep in the pocket!!! So much harder to do than he makes it look!!! Those strikes on the cymbals behind him, the staggered strikes and that crazy kick drum beat!😎

  • Antonio Biancofiore
    Antonio Biancofiore Hace 3 meses

    This guy is amazing ….drumming has to be the hardest instrument to play - pure talent !

  • joe?
    joe? Hace 2 años +3560

    He looks so bad ass when he hits the two symbols behind him

    • Thang Nguyen
      Thang Nguyen Hace 2 años +1

      I was like “what symbols?” then realized this guy misspelled cymbals

    • heat4yoass
      heat4yoass Hace 2 años

      I seriously watched that over and over. It was badass.

    • antwango
      antwango Hace 2 años

      you know when bruce lee did cha cha and timing was his thing, this was the reason... you train your self so that when a noise, a beat or a bell rang you punched or kicked or then chambered ready for the next.... i did this, it will make you understand the natural beat and rhythm in everything.... law of motion, every movement there is an opportunity.... striking when the sound reaches your ears will teach you anticipation, this is why he looks so badass, everytime he has hit an instrument, he has returned to his starting pose ready for the next, its like he is hitting invisible opponents.... and bruce lee took this to the next level in the game of death the real game of death where he fights dan inosanto with just a stick and declares "broken rhythm" jazzzzzzz hitting between the empty spaces..... i trained my high round houses to the temple area... and im no mma guy.... just regular old school martial arts with a wise old uncle and if you mimicked bruce where he flicked his punches and you sort of half chambered or hid your intentions then you could punch really fast or appear to punch really fast and it was a blast of a workout to high beat music.... killer hands and feet like a lethal whip.... if you understood that everyone walks and moves in a univeral regular way, the timing is more or less the same for everyone.... you can also bait people into following your beat and vice versa..... the screams that bruce did theres an obvious reason and then theres a hidden reason... its all about feints and timing.... if you can train yourself to move, flow or dance between beats... you'll be a master... fighting is like a cha cha dance with a partner they move forward you move backward and vice versa and once you can interpret the dance you can dance with anyone to any kind of "music" I didnt realise i was gonna drop a nugget of something here.... but watching this guy in his element is like watching a master doing his thing

    • neaterino
      neaterino Hace 2 años

      i mean he's badass in general

    • Bianca Da Drummer
      Bianca Da Drummer Hace 2 años

      Toombsy Boi FACTS

  • Vlog Eduarda & Aléxia
    Vlog Eduarda & Aléxia Hace 6 meses +4

    impressive performance Greetings from Brazil🇧🇷❤

  • Blondie SL
    Blondie SL Hace 6 meses +4

    That man literally FEELS every single beat with every fiber of his being.
    That was something to witness!

  • Kevin Thompson
    Kevin Thompson Hace 8 días

    How awesome is this soul! Took the time to give a motivating beat! Thank you

  • al mighty
    al mighty Hace 4 meses +2

    Insane drum skill.. And MJ is really king of pop.. He has amazing voice

  • Gábor Szabó
    Gábor Szabó Hace 10 meses +1401

    The basic beat: months
    The extra hi-hats and kicks: years
    The tempo and tightness: decades
    _that double cymbal fade/choke_ : not in a million years

  • Chris Standridge
    Chris Standridge Hace 6 meses +2

    This man really feels the beat!

  • Wisdom First
    Wisdom First Hace 3 meses

    The Passion.. The Feel.. The Energy.. The Purity.. The Fervor… he’s locked in and I couldn’t help but feel his heart. Thank you Sir! God Bless you!

  • windk100
    windk100 Hace 6 meses

    A human time keeper! Much thanks for your work and sharing this, sir!

  • So Forlorn
    So Forlorn Hace 3 meses +2

    1:26 that is such an awesome technique and then he just drops right back into the groove like nothing happened

  • theseventhammer
    theseventhammer Hace 8 meses +1626

    1:25 The 16th note behind the back double cymbal choke is so clean it's hard for me to believe that he just pulled that off while stayin 100% on time. Unreal.

    • Eissej Pocaan Baldomero
      Eissej Pocaan Baldomero Hace 2 meses

      The timing is so darn godly

    • Serge Vzqz
      Serge Vzqz Hace 2 meses

      I dont know what the fck that is and I was LIKE WTF

    • Danny D
      Danny D Hace 2 meses

      ice cold man

    • AlxPy
      AlxPy Hace 2 meses

      @Joseph Maique Well, IMHO the reason is for making him more "relaxed" in playing for this show. He's one of the best drummers in the world, he would not need a base but, I guess that for this video the main purpose was just showcasing then other. So, a little help from backtrack is not a scandal.
      But then, other story is believing to ghosts

    • dcs10291
      dcs10291 Hace 2 meses

      we're obviously hearing the original drums, maybe he pedaled the high hat in the original?

  • Sea Bass
    Sea Bass Hace 6 meses +1

    I've always admired drummers, because when I try to play the drums, my hands and feet just don't want to work the way I need them too. Keep up the great work!

  • MooFasa
    MooFasa Hace 6 meses +3

    0:38 good God I love the double backhand hit on those crashes. Wonder how many times hes done that in his career

  • tub3scr3am3r
    tub3scr3am3r Hace 6 meses +8

    after watching a couple of these sugarfoot videos, i came to the realization that MJ's music is really much more of rock than it is pop.

  • FlipTheSwitch Klipz
    FlipTheSwitch Klipz Hace 7 meses +2

    The thing that stood out with your playing sir is how clean it is and you don’t “MISS THE BEAT”.

  • JG CB
    JG CB Hace 2 años +1400

    Look at his arms, He does not waste energy, he is so accurate

    • z
      z Hace 2 años

      Like a true machine

    • pest
      pest Hace 2 años +8

      @marckferrer very different genres

    • John Yepthomi
      John Yepthomi Hace 2 años +4

      That's experience.

    • antwango
      antwango Hace 2 años +19

      its almost like you can use music as a training aid for fight science

    • marckferrer
      marckferrer Hace 2 años +5

      He's a beta version of Tomas Haake

  • Jesse Armstead
    Jesse Armstead Hace un mes

    Man the power in his play is overwhelming!!!

  • Washington Medeiros
    Washington Medeiros Hace 5 meses +1

    Em bom português: Quem sabe faz ao vivo!!! Sensacional!!! Wow!!!

  • gloria mayfield-Munoz
    gloria mayfield-Munoz Hace 4 meses

    Damn straight he's always in the pocket effortlessly so freaking awesome

  • Roneredasilvasantos Santos

    Ele e muito bom 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷👍👍

  • Hollows Voyage
    Hollows Voyage Hace 3 años +1625

    Sugarfoot doesnt need a drumset, the drumset needs him

    • Darwin D
      Darwin D Hace 2 años +1

      How stevie? How do you manage to comment on this🤣 just kidding i love you man!!❤️😘😘

    • Paul Rongcal
      Paul Rongcal Hace 2 años +2

      Stevie Wonder don't need eyes, eyes needs him

    • vincent
      vincent Hace 2 años +1

      Stevie Wonder Man, did you get keyboard training too? Actually, how are you reading any of these. Ill just type in Braille. .::..••••.•.:::

    • Tony Casimiro
      Tony Casimiro Hace 2 años +1

      How did you type this

    • Hollows Voyage
      Hollows Voyage Hace 2 años +1

      KarlAlmighty oh yeah ofc

  • hlf_coder
    hlf_coder Hace 6 meses

    I was 8 when this song came out and I can remember how huge it was. You really don’t see anything like it now because there are so many different outlets for musicians. But mid 80s, Michael Jackson was basically Elvis or The Beatles. All us kids wanted to moonwalk…we couldn’t

  • Jim Kreeger jr.
    Jim Kreeger jr. Hace 6 meses +1

    Dude, you play a straight beat like a madman!!

  • Akash Raven
    Akash Raven Hace 4 meses +3

    The signs of good musicians is "You don't overplay" despite having skills . You keep the music to the song yet maintaining the Dynamics .

  • Steven Gilpin
    Steven Gilpin Hace 3 meses +1

    Goodness gracious, what a drummer! I consider this to be a prime example of what musicians refer to as "in the pocket." Absolutely EXHILARATING!!