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Slade Drummer To Reveal All About Girlfriend’s Death

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

It caused him to descend into a desperate sea of alcoholism and serial womanising.

But Slade drummer Don Powell is facing his demons to produce a warts‘n’all biography in which he reveals his real thoughts about the devastating car crash which left his girlfriend Angela Morris dead.

Thursday...

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Drummer Wanted For International Rock Band!

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

This week, a truly unusual ad appeared in the Guardian’s media section. It’s an ad for a drummer/vocalist for an internationally renowned rock band. Since when do bands place ads in a national newspaper’s media section – and in the print version? The ad has appeared twice, at...

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Craig Blundell to perform at Nevada Music

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The international Roland clinician and MI Pro drum columnist will be putting on a masterclass on 29th June at Nevada Music in Portsmouth.

A drummer for more than 30 years, Craig is currently a member of the neo-progressive supergroup Frost and also manages to perform live with David Cross from...

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Devo Drummer Alan Myers Dies

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Alan Myers, the long-time drummer for the US new wave band Devo, has died, aged 58, after suffering from cancer. Myers died on Monday in Los Angeles, the band said.

He was Devo’s drummer from 1976 to 1985, when they produced the influential album, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!,...

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CRAIG BLUNDELL: It’s all in your head

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Craig Blundell says helping drummers look after their hearing can be an important part of a retailer’s offering…

When I have a little bit of time off I always scour around the odd forum looking for interesting subjects that come up, whether it be new drummers, new products which...

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Dave Lombardo Sits In With Sepultura

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

We suspected it wouldn’t take long for Dave Lombardo to get back behind the drums following his unceremonious departure from Slayer earlier this year. His next stop was to sit in with the Brazilian metal outfit Sepultura during the recording of their forthcoming album. Producer Ross Robinson invited...

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Korn Drummer Reveals Album Release Date

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Korn drummer Ray Luzier has revealed the release date for the act’s upcoming 11th studio album. Korn’s newest effort will be their first to feature guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch in 10 years, and the record will see a Sept. 24 release.

The band hasn’t shared the title of the 2013...

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David Letterman Is Obsessed With Drums

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Have you ever noticed how often Late Night host David Letterman compliments his guest drummers about their drum sets? Apparently, he has done it enough times to garner the attention of the folks at CBC Music, who compiled a video montage of the popular TV star fawning over kits played in such bands...

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HeXe Krieg Splits With Drummer

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Guitarist Dan Proper of HeXe Krieg has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band’s drummer:

“HeXe krieg has let drummer Jim Higgins go due to issues in his life that have directly affected the band. We are sad to lose Higgins but it was a decision...

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Drum Cafe Owner Denied Lawsuit

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Aviva Nash’s suit against Fox News personalities Bill O’Reilly and Greta Van Susteren has been rejected by a Bronx Supreme Court Judge. The Drum Cafe owner sued O’Reilly and Van Susteren for defamation when the two accused her of being nothing but a “hippie-dippie chick”...

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Extreme Drumming, Is This The New Thing?

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Notorious drummer and self-proclaimed “Party King”, Andrew W.K., displayed his stamina and skills as part of the O Music Awards. As part of a live stream for the awards, W.K. began drumming Wednesday, June 19, and played for an entire 24 hours, setting a world record!

Andrew W.K. was not...

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Top Jazz Drummer To Play Folkestone

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

One of Europe’s greatest jazz drummers is heading to Folkestone next month. Clark Tracey of the Clark Tracey Quintet will be heading to Folkestone Jazz Club on Thursday, July 4.

He will be bringing with him trumpet player Henry Armburg-Jennings, Chris Maddock on alto, Rueben James on piano,...

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Vic Firth Welcomes Vinnie Colaiuta

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Vic Firth Company is proud to announce the signing of Vinnie Colaiuta to its family of artists.

With a long resume of musical credits under his belt, Colaiuta is one of today’s first-call drummers for both live and session in a variety of musical genres. His credits include work with artists...

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Tool Drummer Stars In New Animated Film

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Danny Carey, the drummer of progressive rock/metal band Tool, will be lending his voice to the upcoming computer-animated film Free Birds. The synopsis for the film states, “Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change...

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Bon Jovi “Because We Can” Fall Tour Dates

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Since kicking off in February, Bon Jovi’s “Because We Can: The Tour” has been selling out arenas and stadiums across the globe. In the midst of a worldwide trek, the band has announced a new round of North American dates beginning this fall. Launching at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on October...

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