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

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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! Dig the drum sound? Our audio engineer, Victor Guidera, just released a brand new course on tuning, recording, and mixing your drums. Whether you want to record short clips for your social media, drum covers for YouTube, or full drum tracks… Here’s everything you need: ►https://www.Recordeo.com/ Follow us! ►Facebook: http://Facebook.com/drumeo/ ►Instagram: http://Instagram.com/drumeoofficial/ About Jonathan: 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.

Comments from Youtube

Vyrus : 1:25 IM SORRY WHAT??

BoardSports : The metronome uses Sugarfoot to practice timing

Factor : came here to set my watch

Rickardo : 1:25 THESE are my favourite porn videos

Nathan Ferrazzi : This is why I pay the internet.

Anon Anon : So clean my sleep improved, acne clears up, grades improved, lost weight and found a girlfriend

Ronald Soares : No way he’s gonna use those cymbals on the ba.. oh ok

Happuff : The most cleanest snare sound I've ever heard.

Cringemaster007 : Sugar foot be like my head is metronome but shit the cymbal choke on 1:25 is cleaner then my search history

Alexei Borodin : 3:02 WAIT HOLD UP

Warpoint : 03:23 The man at the back is my fav guy, one of the best thing in the video. The way he moves his kawaii head with the beat... ( I'm not gay)

ELECTRO PINATA : why can't my drum kit do that?

BoardSports : 1:25 was on eof the best things i have ever seen on youtube :D just insane!!! watched it for almost 100 times and i am still impressed

tmrthiago : Michael was obsessed by perfection. So you know exactly what to expect from his official drummer.

itwontcomeout5678 : This man played drums for both Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen *at the exact same time.* — Edit: So apparently the drummer on the 1982 record was Jeff Porcaro (1954-1992) of Toto, and had played as a session musician on countless hit records throughout the 70's & 80's (https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Porcaro#Discography). Nevertheless, Mr. Sugarfoot is *untouchable* and can hold together any beat known to humankind. Plus, he eventually _did_ play live with both Jackson and Van Halen onstage at multiple times during the 1984 Victory tour.

Ramón Cárdenas : How I felt like when playing Beat It in Guitar Hero

Adam Stef : Drinking Game. For every comment about the insane cymbal choke at 1:25 take a shot

bruno mazziotta : 1:25 new subscriber

N A S T U : 1:25 wow that was the cleanest cymbal choke I've ever seen

Mathias Larsen : I love this guy :D He is God on drums, no flashy plays or anything like that, he is just GOOD!

Zombieroo : That left kick pedal is almost as lonely as I am

Gold RsR : Bruh the sassyness at 0:37 😂😂😂

Mustii Drums : Pause at 0:14 his drum sticks are double tipped? 😱

Rob Brown : Whenever my self esteem is low, I’ma set up two crashes behind me and choke them suckas 😑🔥

Oggy Oggy : Atomic clocks get calibrated against Sugar.

BlackSH0veldeath : Has massive kit to play standard 1 2 4/4 beat lol

Delay In Block Productions : There is something so satisfying about watching this man play.

BlackSH0veldeath : I hear he made sugarfot Bend over and spread his cheeks like robson and safechuck so MJ would beat his meat

Resurrtronics : Now that’s a guy that loves to beat his drums!

KingOvHell : the original drummer is Jeff Porcaro (ex Toto) Rip

S K : Even a non-drummer can say he is so good

Worldstar Hiphop Africa : This guy is a legend☄☄👑👑


Coraly : WOW what talent ! What energy ! Magic

Seah Evelyn : am I the only that appreciate the talent of the guy that sat behind? 0.0 HE KEEP NODDING HIS HEAD FOR 4 MINS STRAIGHT MANNNNNN

diesel dave : Never realized just how sophisticated the drum elements for MJ's music were, until now. This guy is impressive.

MigGy Chubby : his head is the metronome

kiriyama83 : Alucinante!! Que manera de tocar la batería😮 precisión total,felicidades maestro!👌👏

mere baap : His head movements yes no yes no

seifer TV : The fat guy in the side is very enjoyed

M'aiq The Liar : My opinion: Looked incredibly uncomfortable while being filmed *Starts drumming* Michael's voice starts *The feels* 1:24 the fuuuuu?! Becomes human drum machine Crushes it I feel uncomfortable and question what I've done with my life.

Victor Neves : E esses ataques nos pratos pra traz em !!! Ae sim. Brasil

EManBerlin : He missed to play the drums in the beginning.

Juan Vargas : Beat ittttt Make like Michael's Dad and beat him.

Verina Horner : Genius just genius. What a beautiful talent and gift that man has. That was truly amazing to watch so Thankyou very much. It made me smile.

Vladan Berisavljević : 1:25 that is the coolest and most insane thing I have EVER seen! AND HE DID NOT EVEN LOOK; IT WAS BEHIND HIS BACK!!! played it over and over and cant get enough of it....

bonek350 : I could watch this cat jam all day. He's got everything you want in rock/R&B drummer.

sickboy : He really "beats it" hard!😛

Tyler clark : He grabs those rear symbols like he doesn’t have shoulder blades🤣