Tipper Gore, wife of Vice-President Al Gore (1992-2000) may be the only real drum set player to ever get close to the seat of power. Umm I dont know what show you were at last night, Ms. Slueth, but Tipper Gore actually tried to play the drums during the last song before the encore, Sugar Magnolia, hence why Phil Lesh introduced her prior to his organ donar rap. Tipper Gore (Lucian Perkins -- The Washington Post) Tipper Gore playing drums with the Grateful Dead onstage at Verizon Center last night. Tipper Gore later became friends with the late Zappa's wife, Gail, and played drums and sang backup on daughter Diva Zappa's album in 1999. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982. Tipper Gore thinks nothing of playing the drums with a pop group, dancing on stage and indulging in the sort of exhibitionism that is beyond her husband. Last week, on the "Today" show, she crowed about the new set of Pearl drums … They emerged from the early 1980s Los Angeles heavy metal scene. In the first, the vice president insouciantly hurls clothing, pillows and blankets out a window as he helps 22-year-old daughter Kristin pack up her dorm room at Harvard after graduation ceremonies last week. During the campaign, Tipper bragged about playing drums in a rock band as a Virginia teenager. By Lois Romano. TIPPER GORE, PLAYING DOWN THE ROCK WAR. Audience recordings here: The Dead LMA. Mickey Hart also tried to announce, Mrs. Gore but he was too loud in his attempt and his wrods sounded garbled. W.A.S.P. Drums> Space> Come Together> Dark Star> Sugar Magnolia (Tipper Gore percussion) (encore) Uncle John’s Band> Ripple. March 29, 1988. Not sure why I am not seeing many recordings turn up on eTree. She played in bands … At the end of the main set, a blonde lady suddenly appeared alongside Mickey Hart at his monstrous drum kit -- and playing not half bad, reports our colleague Dave Malitz. Download the soundboards from the Dead – 4/14/2009 The Dead In DC Official Download. ... Tipper Gore. The band's popularity peaked that decade, yet they continue to record and tour, making them one of the most enduring of the West Coast heavy metal bands. WASHINGTON -- Tipper Gore offers two anecdotes about her husband as fresh and compelling evidence that he is not a stuffed shirt.