Cornelis Johannis “Cesar” Zuiderwijk, arguably the Netherland’s finest drummer, has been working the skins ever since he was 14. After some stints in various local bands he made “The Golden Earring” drop the “The” when joining them in 1970. His musically as well as physically (jumping across the battery) high profile contributed significantly to the international success the band from the Hague still enjoys. Famously turning down an offer by “The Who” to replace the deceased Keith Moon in 1978, Cesar Zuiderwijk stayed loyal to his band. Which, of course, hasn’t prevented him from spreading his talent to other musical areas (e.g. the project “Labyrinth“ with keyboarder Jasper van’t Hof). In 1992 a Guiness record-setting 1.000 drummers followed Ceasar Zuiderwijk’s call to play “Radar Love”. In 1996 he started his solo program “Slagdroom” which has constantly been prolonged for its huge success. Cesar Zuiderwijk is also active as a teacher, has his own music shop called Rock Palace – and he still is with “Golden Earring”.