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Journey Drummer Urges Fans To Not Stop Believing

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Ever since Journey reunited in 1998 without singer Steve Perry, the band has had to deal with the popularity Perry helped create, as his supple, note-stretching voice became one of the biggest signature elements in hits such as “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Open Arms,” “Separate Ways (Worlds...

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ANTON FIG SIGNS ON WITH EVANS DRUMHEADS AND PURESOUND

Friday, August 30th, 2013

FARMINGDALE, NY, August 12, 2013 – Evans and PureSound are proud to welcome to their esteemed artist rosters, Anton Fig, a member of the “CBS Orchestra” appearing nightly on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Fig has held this position since 1986, and during this tenure,...

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Drummer With Birth Defect Rocks On

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Dean Zimmer has arthrogryposis, a rare disorder that restricts joint movement in his arms and legs. He’s 51 years old and is confined to a wheelchair.

He’s also an absolute rockstar on the drums.

Zimmer talks about his past and shows off his raw talent in the 6-minute documentary,...

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DREAM THEATER: LIVE AT LUNA PARK IN THEATERS WORLDWIDE

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

THE LONG-AWAITED CONCERT FILM FROM TOP NAME IN PROGRESSIVE METAL CAPTURED OVER TWO NIGHTS FROM BUENOS AIRES

SpectiCast and Eagle Rock Entertainment are once again collaborating to distribute the long-awaited DREAM THEATER: LIVE AT LUNA PARK concert film to theatres worldwide beginning Thursday,...

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Eyehategod Drummer’s Cause Of Death Revealed

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

On Aug. 23, Joseph H. LaCaze, drummer for New Orleans sludge legends Eyehategod, passed away. The underground metal community has been mourning the loss of LaCaze ever since, and the cause of the drummer’s death has now been made public.

Joey LaCaze was memorialized by Lamb of God‘s Randy...

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Meinl Cymbals adds to artist family

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Meinl Cymbals has added Funeral for A Friend drummer Pat Lundy to its line-up of official artists.

The Welsh hardcore band’s drummer is currently using Meinl’s Byzance Mb20 and Classic Custom Extreme Metal Series cymbals.

Lundy previously played drums for London-based heavy metal...

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Paramore Recruit Drummer Aaron Gillespie

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Aaron Gillespie will be behind the kit for Paramore’s UK and European tour.

The former Underoath drummer replaces Miles McPherson. McPherson is sidelined after suffering a serious accident when he lost control of a golf cart earlier this month.

McPherson, who replaced fellow fill-in...

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Drum Channel Uses Audix Microphones

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

The Drum Channel Chooses Audix Microphones

The Drum Channel is the premier web destination for drummers of all musical styles, featuring thousands of hours of video instruction, performances, DVD titles, and interviews available on demand.

Chief Engineer Chris Denogean relies on Audix...

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Eyehategod Drummer Joey Lacaze Passes Away

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Eyehategod drummer Joey LaCaze died on Friday aged just 42 after a battle with cancer, according to reports.

The band which was a central figure in the sludge core movement recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with a tour across Europe.

Paying tribute to the band, Lamb of God vocalist...

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More Than 200 At Funeral Of Jon Brookes

Monday, August 26th, 2013

The musician, from Burntwood, died on August 13, aged 44, after battling a brain tumour.

His packed funeral was held at the town’s 180-seat Christ Church, Burntwood, at a poignant service, with some of the mourners standing outside under the shelter of a white marquee. His wife Debbie was...

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Dwyane Wade’s Foundation Being Sued Over Drummer

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

A Chicago woman claims that she was hit the head with a drummer’s bass drum mallet at a charity event for Dwyane Wade’s foundation last year, and is suing the foundation for pain and suffering, according to TMZ.

Andrea Alexander blames the foundation for the seating arrangements that put...

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Wirral Drummer’s 24 Hour Beat For Cancer Research UK

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

A Wirral musician will perform a 24-hour drum solo later this year in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Matt Duffy, of Moreton, will bang the drum at Wirral Music Factory on October 12.

He said: “There’s no real story behind me wanting to do this, I only really want to help make a difference...

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Queensryche Drummers Says Fans Know The Difference

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

It’s business as usual for the members of Queensryche these days — this version of Queensryche, at least.

After a rancorous split with frontman Geoff Tate last fall, there are two versions of the Bellevue, Wash., hard rock band on the road, and both have released new albums this year. But...

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Tim Burgess Pays Tribute To Jon Brookes

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess has paid tribute to Jon Brookes, drummer and founding member of the band, who died last week, aged 44.

Burgess has written a blog for NME in which he says: “Last week we lost a brother, a friend, a band member and a huge part of all our lives.”

In...

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Former Korn Drummer Releases New Songs

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Former Korn drummer David Silveria has been making a bit of noise lately by offering his take on the band’s current lineup and their history, but Silveria has also made some new noise with his band INFINIKA. The group has just posted six new songs for you to check out.

On Friday, Silveria...

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