[I Play Yamaha - Xavier Muriel]
Xavier was born in San Antonio, Texas and at an early age, Xavier's family moved to Beaumont, Texas. It was there that he developed his passion for motocross, music and the drums.
By his teenage years, Xavier's family had moved to Round Rock, Texas, a suburb of Austin. It was here in the live music capital of the world that he found an outlet for his musical aspirations. By 1987, while still in high school, Xavier had already been in more than ten local rock acts. Most notable at the time was the female-fronted band Onyxx. Xavier and former Onyxx guitarist Julian Mandrake (Blue October, Canvas) have maintained a friendship to this day.
Shortly after Onyxx disbanded, Xavier moved to Los Angeles where he landed his first notable drumming gig with American Man, a Tommy Thayer (KISS, Black N' Blue) project that was being managed by the legendary Gene Simmons of KISS. Subsequently, he performed on the album Harlow with members of American Man and DORO, which was Doro Pesch's debut solo album post-Warlock.
After several stints with various bands in the Los Angeles area, Xavier eventually made his way back to Texas to appear in such groups as Saucer with Bruce Castleberry of Vallejo and Cadillac Voodoo Choir. It was during this time that Xavier's Austin and Los Angeles lives seemed to merge as friends he made in Los Angeles were touring through Austin and they would arrange for Xavier's current project to open for them.
In 2005, one of those connections paid off when Keith Nelson of Buckcherry called Xavier and offered him to become a part of Buckcherry's return to the rock arena. Within days, Xavier was in Los Angeles as part of the new Buckcherry line-up and began recording the album 15. After a year of touring and supporting the album 15, the song "Crazy Bitch" from the album garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance.
Xavier is currently on tour with Buckcherry and Mötley Crüe as part of the lineup for Crue Fest 2008.
Absolute Hybrid Maple
這個問題的答案是：能符合你需求的鼓組。 每個鼓手需求的音色、動態各不相同，不同的樂團、不同的歌曲在不同的時刻也有不同的需求。全新的YAMAHA Absolute Hybrid Maple成功地解決這一點，讓鼓手們完美的表達出技巧與情感，表現力非凡的程度已經不是能夠在其他鼓組上體驗到的。Absolute Hybrid Maple鼓提供了非常寬廣的動態範圍，使鼓組能夠準確地響應每一個動作，並按照改變的力道展現細微差異。想要打什麼、就打什麼！搜尋其他顏色
原始的 HEXRACK 系統以其創新的設計和驚人的靈活性，在全世界的鼓手圈中大放異彩。為了達到更高的水準，我們仔細聽取使用者的反饋，並在諮詢我們的 Yamaha 音樂家後回到最初的原點，以建立全新的系統...一套比先前更富靈活性和更大強度的鼓架。全新的 HEXRACKII 的設計始於一種新的鋁合金，它所能提供的支撐力道遠遠超出原始系統所能，同時重量不可思議地輕。一個具備新設計的精緻夾具系統為鼓手提供無限的可能性和靈活性。 HEXRACKII 還可兼容原始 HEXRACK 系統，因此原版的使用者可以在新系統上添加已擁有的部件。全新的 HEXRACKII ...改變鼓手設置套組的思考模式。它能讓您的想像力自由奔放！