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Julian Pavone, "The World's Youngest Drummer!", Featured in Rip...

There are 26 comments on the Yahoo story from Oct 16, 2007, titled Julian Pavone, "The World's Youngest Drummer!", Featured in Rip.... In it, Yahoo reports that:

Julian Pavone, the three year old drumming prodigy who is featured in the newest edition of Ripley's Believe It or Not!, The Remarkable Revealed, will be performing and signing books on October 27th, from 4 to ...

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Real drummer

Flint, MI

#1 Oct 17, 2007
I feel sorry for this kid. His father is a frustrated drummer who doesn't have the chops, so he props the little lad up behind the kit and tells him to thump away. The music people associated with him all owe daddy a favor and are selling their credibility trying to make a few dollars off the little guy. The sad truth is he can't play (yes I've heard him and I'm a professional teacher with 20 years experience) and most of the stuff on the release is hype. A prodigy, by definition, is a child who precociously acquires a skill on par with the best adult masters. This little guy can't even reach the kick pedal so it is abusrd to claim prodigal talent. If his father leaves the kid alone, he just might be a great drummer. If he doesn't, he'll probably give up when he gets old enough to realize his father is a two-bit Barnum.
Real drummer too

Pontiac, MI

#2 Oct 19, 2007
I have been playing drums for 25 years and for you to say you have 20 years experience ? Experience of being jealous! Another musician who never made it. He's three years old! By the way he does reach the pedal, he even plays double bass on one of the videos. So washed up crack head, tell us who you really are; because a drummer you are not! A real jealous loser who has no talent, or loved ones, that's who you are. I think the dad is cool. Just like Tiger Woods' father did for him. What did your dad do for you Mr. broke teacher,Sleep with you?
Real drummer too

Pontiac, MI

#3 Oct 19, 2007
Just checked with a blog trace company and I found out that "Real Drummer" is really Joe Chila from JCs drums in Rochester , Michigan. His website is www.jcsdrums.com . Joe ,I have been in many circles with you for years. I can't believe you would stoop so low to write that blog. It's amazing how you can track a blog and find out who it is. I just want the readers who have never heard of you, to meet Joe Chila.And Joe, you and I know your not a very good drummer, the kid is better than you.
not a drummer

West Bloomfield, MI

#4 Oct 20, 2007
I am not a drummer but I do have a comment for this Joe guy. You are a horrible person!!!!!!!!!!
A Concerned Viewer

Eugene, OR

#5 Oct 20, 2007
If the person who posted those comments above was really a drumming teacher, they would know that this kid is a prodigy and that his talents are unreal! You have to be either really jealous or really unstable to make comments about a child. Do you not have anything better to do with your time? Maybe if your lucky, the little drummer will be nice enough to give you some drumming lessons. Obviously you do not have children, but if you do, I feel really bad for them! Growing up with a father you like you might cause some very serious damage for their futures. GET A LIFE!
Guardian of the Truth

Northbrook, IL

#6 Dec 6, 2007
Someone should look up daddy's criminal history.


Joe Chila is 100 times the drummer that Bernie Pavone will ever be...and you have not proven that Joe is "Real Drummer".
Who knows, maybe the kid could be great but right now it sounds like standing over a drum kit on a ladder and dropping a handful of marbles.
Seth C


#7 Dec 9, 2007
prod·i·gy Pronunciation[prod-i-jee]–noun , plural -gies. 1. a person, esp. a child or young person, having extraordinary talent or ability: a musical prodigy.
Its pretty clear his talent or ability are far above and beyond ANY other 2-3 year old. Obviously He's not competing with Tommy Lee in a drum off, but take a look at what other kids from age one to 10 can do on drums....not much, so to pick at some one that young is rediculous, and the fact remains this kid has supporters and fans, people dont get behind a fraud.
McLovin The Third


#8 Dec 9, 2007
I got that book, and I checked out the article, and ive read these posts.....WOW! "REAL DRUMMER" mentioned the word "father" three times!!!! I'm thinking that REAL DRUMMER had some kinda unholy man on man crush on the father, Bernie Julian, and it can be so tough to find out that a guy you want and crave is not gay..... So you lash out and what you cant have! LOL, IDK it all seems pretty gay, next time Im in Fabulous Ferndale Ill stop into JC-Drums and see if the heads on the drumstiix are unusually large and provactively shaped!
Truth might set you free

Eugene, OR

#9 Dec 9, 2007
Does the truth set you free or does bullshit always rise to the top. I think you know the answer to that! What the Fu%@!! is wrong with you? Does a child success make you hate your life so bad that you would have to result to this. Not only do you try to bash the kid's talent but you try to make stupid and childish remarks about his father. WOW! Your a real upstanding person. I feel bad for your family having to deal with such a piece of shit. Everyone in the public and in the media have seen and solidified the drummer baby's talents and accomplishments and you cannot just accept the fact that you are washed up and should just stick your head in a hole and cover it up.
Hey Chila Dog, you really are a dog! To have your friend from Ohio support your disgusting personality, you both need some serious help!
You and everyone knows that you are not a professional drummer, especially the local musicians in Detroit. You suck and you can't keep time....

Secaucus, NJ

#11 Dec 9, 2007
hey i remember seein that little guy on put-in-bay. everyone loved him! he was is so cute. i hope to see him again. it was so amazing to see him play the drums!

as for the guy talkin smack how bout u come play for us lets see what you got. i'm guessin nothin. do you realize your hatin on a 3 year old? you need to get a life. no one cares what you have to say.

and i did some research did u know that he is indorsed by vic firth? as far as i know thats amazing ... but i'm not a durmmer and i dont know much about the biz but i do know that this joe guy is a loser and will never be anything and i will be sure to let everyone know not to go to his store.

joe if u wanna pick a fight how bout you pick on someone who can fight back not a 3 year old! you are so low.
Ripped off by Pavone

Royal Oak, MI

#13 Dec 9, 2007
Hmm...who do I believe, a guy who has been proven by the Feds to be a crook and con-artist, or a local drum legend?

Prove that Joe Chila had anything to say here about your little spawn of a jailbitch, Pavone.

Why are you afraid of JC? Let's see you play, pussy.

You're a crook and the world knows it.
Bernie is an Ex-Con

Royal Oak, MI

#14 Dec 9, 2007
Here's Bernie Pavone, smiling for the camera

"Pavone spent 21 months in federal prison for counterfeiting and credit card fraud."
Bernie Pavone is a convicted liar and crook.
Joe Chila

Clio, MI

#16 Dec 9, 2007
Hi Mark B.

Secaucus, NJ

#17 Dec 10, 2007
i belive that people make mistakes but we are not talkin about his father, if we want to talk about fathers then no one would like JFK. So if u want to go back to grade school and talk about the past i am sure we can find out things about you. and what is this callin joe a legend ... i live in the area and have never heard of him!! as far as i know a legend is a person who is the center of known stories and i have asked people i know that are in the music business and they have never heard of Joe Chila. So please stop making yourself seem more than u are. you are just some guy that has a crap drum sotre! grow up and get a life! and as i can see your friends are just as low ...
McLovin The Third

Secaucus, NJ

#18 Dec 10, 2007
This whole thing reminds me of when I was seven and I was at the movies and I had to pee, and that darn bathroom had but only one urinal open and it was one of those high ones that was tough to reach yer thing to, and I was peeing and I looked over at the guy next to me peeing, and ya know his thing was alot bigger than mine, and it made me mad, so I told everyone that he was looking at my thing so hed get in trouble cause I didnt like his being bigger ya know, thats kinda how this sounds to me

Ann Arbor, MI

#20 Oct 13, 2008
This little boy is awsome seen him

Keego Harbor, MI

#21 Oct 13, 2008
you guys need to back up forreal. i met julian pavone and hes such a great kid..he told me i was his girlfriend haha..hes actually good for such a young age..joe chila you also need to calm down..you are just a jealous person cause no one knows about you.
Bob Dobolina

Clawson, MI

#22 Dec 18, 2008
Joe Chila is playing The Rat Pack show at The Gem in Detroit. It's selling out and getting great reviews.
Bernie Pavone is a career criminal pimping his own son.
You're free to take whichever side you'd like.
George Krieps

Manchester, TN

#25 Jul 4, 2009
He is a very BAD guy...criminal!!!!!!!!!!

Paris, Canada

#26 Aug 24, 2009
Joe Chila or real drummer is a sore looser this is a talented drummer. Like really what is so bad about JP i mean he is probably better than you JOE CHILAS the guy who cant see talent after 20 years a music. Really in those 20 years have you been drumming or wacking wooden stickes on on a drum? huh he is 5 times better than you Admit it ok! JP is awsome
Rock on JP props from,

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