Some of you may have come across the drum solos by the female musician simply known as Meytalll on YouTube. Her name is Meytal Cohen, she started drumming at the age of 18, and also spent two years in the Israel Defense Forces. She currently resides in Los Angeles and spends most of her time rocking the socks off her neighbors with her slick drumming skills. As she explains on her official site, Meytalcohen.com, she always faced the challenge of people saying that she is pursuing the wrong things in live. Despite the conventional, “you’re making noise, you’re wasting time, you’re spending money, and this will never amount to anything” criticism, she graduated with a degree from the LA Music Academy.
She admits that is wasn’t easy to make a living as a musician, doing “small tours and some ridiculous gigs”, but it was all worth it in the end. Her big YouTube break made her an online star when rock fans noticed her clip for “Toxicity” (electric violin version), which was actually an audition tape to America’s Got Talent. Even though AGT didn’t think much of the effort, the video was an instant viral hit on YouTube. She now boasts with over 80,000,000 YouTube views collectively, and raked in over 500,000 Facebook likes. She is currently working on producing original music and plans to tour around the world.
In an interview with Renmanmb.com, the attractive drummer revealed some of her early days while making a name for herself on the video-sharing giant. She also encourages talented people to share their skills and make videos.
When asked how she started out at first, she says that fans responded well to her humble beginning:
“The first videos that I made were just like with the camera in my room and the drum set next to the bed, it sounds terrible and looks very bad”
“I did get some subscribers but I find that when you commit to something and when you’re consistent, and when you have a certain level of quality that people know that they can expect, that is the point where it’s gonna really work for you!”
She added about starting your own account on YouTube:
“..if you have a talent, YouTube is still free, you can do it no one closed it down yet and do it now and start pushing your stuff, you have a stage and people from all over the world are gonna see what you do and if you do it good, if you love it, people are gonna notice.”
Taking the time out to play some of our favorite Metal/Rock tunes, check out some of her best YouTube clips
BREAKING BENJAMIN – THE DIARY OF JANE – DRUM COVER BY MEYTAL COHEN
GODSMACK – I STAND ALONE – DRUM COVER BY MEYTAL COHEN
DEFTONES – AROUND THE FUR – DRUM COVER BY MEYTAL COHEN
DRUMS ONLY – SLIPKNOT – DUALITY – DRUM COVER SOLO BY MEYTAL COHEN
AVENGED SEVENFOLD – NIGHTMARE – DRUM COVER BY MEYTAL COHEN
TOOL – LATERALUS – DRUM COVER BY MEYTAL COHEN
A PERFECT CIRCLE – THE OUTSIDER – DRUM COVER BY MEYTAL COHEN
INCUBUS – PARDON ME – DRUM COVER BY MEYTAL COHEN
THREE DAYS GRACE – I HATE EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU – DRUM COVER BY MEYTAL COHEN