Cannon scarred by drumsticks on Drumline

Cannon endured lengthy practice sessions to prepare for his leading role, as a street drummer from Harlem, New York recruited to play in a university band, and he was so determined to perfect the drums, he literally lived and breathed the art for weeks before cameras rolled.

He says, “That was like 10 years ago, I wish I could still do that! It was about six hours everyday for about two months before we started shooting. I still have scars on my hands, I slept with drumsticks taped to my hands so I could be the best drummer at that time.”