We had the good fortune of connecting with Lina Anderberg and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Lina, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Dedication, and goals. I’ve dedicated the past five years completely to music. I decided from the beginning what I want to achieve, and I visualize myself already at that place, which strives me forward. When I decided to pursue a career as a drummer, I also committed to it. Im doing whatever it takes to make it to the next level. I sacrificed a lot of things, like relationships, friends, and a study income. I constantly remind myself of my goals, when I feel lonely, stressed, or tired.

One other important factor is to enjoy my own company, there is a lot of practice and preparation hours, and it’s only me who can hype myself up, and keep ongoing. I’ve always had a hard time emotionally handle with this part. When the voice in my head says “you suck, you can´t do this, you’re a joke” I have to find a way to turn it around because otherwise, those words will become my reality. Last but not least, what makes me get hired again, is that I’m easy to work with. I come prepared and I do the job im asked for. I play the songs the way they should be played, and I’m not playing anything else, or more until it asked for.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I can honestly say that my background plays an important part in my story. I was placed early in an orphan home, and I’ve been dealing with social security and foster care my whole childhood. My dad left me before I was born, my mom was an addict and took an overdose when I was 8. This is where I’m coming from, I’ve been through things a kid never should have to go through. I believe this has actually formed me into who I am today, in a positive way.

What I’m most proud of so far is not playing on TV for millions of people, or doing cool gigs, it’s the strength that I pushed myself forward. Nobody, except for me can take credit for that. There is a quote saying ” success is nothing, without someone to share it with” well, it sure felt like that from time to time, but what I learned along the way is to find it enough sharing it with myself and my friends. I’ve stayed strong, determined, even though depression I have several years back. I found happiness in drums, it helped me with my identity, and I’m grateful for that, When I was a kid I would never think that one day I would become a drummer.

I will never stop work hard, and I’m very excited and optimistic about the future, I feel like my journey has barely started, and I will do whatever it takes to get there! I just wanna say that anyone can achieve what they want, just make a decision and take action. The world is full of possibilities,

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would definitely take them to mama Shelters’ rooftop for drinks. And we also have to eat vegan pizza at Blaze. Melrose is a must for all thrift stores, walk along melrose avenue, and also visit the trading post on Sundays. The legendary bars at sunset blvd are also a must, rainbow, whiskey a gogo, and troubadour. A hike to the Hollywood sign during the day, and then take the car up to Mulholland Drive and look over the city at night. We also have to visit Venice Beach and Huntington Beach and walk at Santa Monica pier. For the best donuts ever we need to visit Donut friends at sunset. And to not forget a club night. I would recommend poppy in West Hollywood.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
To the whole drum family out there, and to all my followers who support me, you make such a difference for me, and I have a lot to thank you for.

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Robin Andersson

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