Jerome Flood II - Guitar Center Drum-Off '08 Champion + watch video!

Jerome Flood II Drum Off Champion

On Wednesday, January 14, 2009, Guitar Center's Drum-Off '08 champion Jerome Flood II made his television debut with a performance on Last Call with Carson Daly.

This past Saturday the 22-year-old resident of Atlanta was crowned winner of Guitar Center's Drum-Off '08, the world's largest drum competition.

Video: watch Jerome Flood II drum!

Jerome Flood II and the five other finalists were judged by a panel of today's most prominent and acclaimed drummers including Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Kenny Aronoff, The Rev (Avenged Sevenfold), Danny Carey (Tool), and Trevor Lawrence Jr. (Snoop Dogg), Drew Hester (Foo Fighters/Joe Walsh), Atom Willard (Angels & Airwaves), Alan White (Yes),Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta) and Frank Zummo (Street Drum Corps).

After battling through a total of five rounds of competition over the course of four months, Flood triumphed over nearly 5,000 contestants to become America's next top undiscovered drummer.

For his winning performance he takes home $45,000 in cash and prizes and joins the illustrious group of Guitar Center Drum-Off winners that includes past title-holders Cora "CC" Dunham (Prince; Drum-Off '02 Champ), Eric Moore (Bobby Brown, Sly and The Family Stone, Suicidal
Tendencies; Drum-Off '03 Champ), Tony Royster Jr. (Jay Z; Drum-Off '95 Champ) and Thomas Pridgen (The Mars Volta).

"The world is going to know about me thanks to this," said Flood. "I'm really thankful to Guitar Center for this opportunity, because it's really changed my life."

Guitar Center Drum Off Official Website

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