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The late Lemmy Kilmister once said, “If you think you are too old to rock ‘n roll, then you are.” Those are words Dorothea Taylor likely takes to heart as evident by this video of her nailing the drum track on Disturbed‘s “Down With The Sickness.”

The video is from Drumeo, who is “the world’s largest collection of free drum lesson videos.” It shows Taylor on the way to a Disturbed cover band audition, but everyone in the clip assumes she’s not where she’s supposed to be because she’s an older woman.

Taylor closes the video by saying, “I’ve been drumming my whole life, and every one of these experiences has happened to me throughout my life. Drummers come in all ages, sizes, shapes, ethnicities. And regardless of how good you are, how old you are, we’re all still part of the drumming family. So remember, don’t judge a drummer — or anybody — by their looks. And always, always, always keep sharing your drumming passion to the world.”

Additional drumming videos from Taylor can be found on her Instagram account.

The Godmother Of Drumming Plays "Down With The Sickness"

Your drumming goals start HERE: ► Have you ever found yourself making assumptions about someone before you've met them? What about before seeing them play drums? From assuming she plays 'quieter' instruments to not being taken seriously before an audition, Dorothea Taylor has heard it all when it comes to judging a book by its cover.


Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.