News Archive


The Strokes’ Drummer Fabrizo Moretti Unveils Art Installation in New York

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

An art installation by The Strokes’ drummer Fabrizo Moretti has popped up in New York.

Moretti’s piece, which features rows of alters filled with handmade plastic astronauts, was spotted outside the Rag + Bone store on East Houston Street. It is part of the clothing brand’s...

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Drum Kit Secrets 52 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Drummer

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

MDL drum tutor, Matt Dean, ha a new book coming out to help drummers. And it’s available for pre-order now.

Modeled on the brilliant approach first formulated by distinguished professor of music and master clarinetist Michele Gingras in Clarinet Secrets and More Clarinet Secrets (both...

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Boris Johnson Drums Up Trade In China

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

The Mayor is on a six day trade mission to China, flying the flag for British industry in a country that is increasingly enthusiastic to invest in the UK.

Talking to reporters at an event to promote British brands in Beijing, he said: “My strong advice to all my friends here, is to buy...

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How to use digital drum effects in V-Drums

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

A drummer’s sound is not just down to the tone of the drum itself. By using the built-in effects, it’s possible to just about recreate any drum sound you like and perform it with V-Drums.

Think of your favourite drummer. Now think of a favourite track (or album) they performed on, one that...

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Avenged Sevenfold: ‘We Want to Be a Classic Band’

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Avenged Sevenfold drummer Arin Ilejay has been speaking to Omaha.com about the classic rock sound on the band’s new album.

As Ilejay notes, part of that came from Avenged Sevenfold wanting to be a classic band: “It’s an evolution of what the band wants. A lot of it had to...

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New HandSonic HPD-20 – Virtual Percussion on hand

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Roland has released a brand new HandSonic Digital Percussion Pad. This instrument is to the percussionist what V-Drums are to the drummer; hundreds of authentic percussion instruments in one pad, that can be played with authentic technique.

The HandSonic HPD-20 is a unique instrument that’s...

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Buzzcocks Drummer to Exhibit Crofting Pictures

Monday, October 28th, 2013

He is best known for bashing away on the drums in one of Britain’s loudest punk bands. But 35 years on, Buzzcocks’ drummer John Maher has swapped the sticks for a camera.

Now leading an isolated way of life on the secluded Isle of Harris in the Scottish Outer Hebrides, the veteran rocker...

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Drummer Lauren Is On Top Of The World

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Teenager Lauren Thomson is drumming up excitement in the pipe band world.

The 15-year-old from Gorebridge was crowned under-18 world champion at the International Solo Tenor Drumming competition at Glasgow Caledonia University.

The fifth-year student at Lasswade High School took up the...

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Hear Every Meinl Cymbal

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Meinl have recorded a short video for every single cymbal which is in their current assortment and have now started to upload all of them onto their website. On every cymbal introduction page you can now listen to its respective video. Just use our ‘Cymbal Finder’ to search for your favourite...

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Guided By Voices Drummer Auctions Drum Set For $55,000, Gets Fired From Band

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Guided by Voices drummer Kevin Fennell put up his drum kit for sale on eBay for a whopping $55,000. That didn’t go down too well with frontman Robert Pollard, who promptly announced Fennell’s dismissal from the band.

“For the record, the band Guided By Voices has nothing to do with...

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Premier announces latest ‘young gun’ Jay Sharrock to join its artist family

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Jay Sharrock, drummer for English musician Miles Kane, has become the latest ‘young gun’ to join the growing ranks within Premier’s artist family.

After a successful year with Miles including festival appearances at Glastonbury and Hard Rock Calling, Jay has chosen Premier for its classic...

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Ringo Starr On A Quest

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Legendary Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is on a quest. He’s looking for the people in a picture he snapped way back in 1964 in Florida during the band’s first visit to the U.S.

Starr took the picture as a car packed with teenagers passed the band on the highway. He calls it a great...

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Porter & Davies Sign Jojo Mayer

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Porter & Davies are delighted to announce that drumming guru, Jojo Mayer, has just become the latest endorsee of the BC Gigster, the revolutionary drum monitoring system.

For years Jojo Mayer has astounded audiences with his unique combination of searing technique and musical innovation....

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Chris Adler Drum Clinic Tour

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Drummer Chris Adler of Richmond, Virginia metallers Lamb of God is planning a series of meet-and-greets at drum stores to coincide with the band’s upcoming fall U.S. and Canadian tour.

The dates and locations can be found below. Check with the stores for more info on exact times.

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Zildjian – Build it. Win it.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

To celebrate the launch of Zildjian’sSound Lab Cymbal Set-Up Builder, one lucky Z Club Member will win his/her ultimate Cymbal Set-Up in the Build It. Win It! Sweepstakes! Entering is easy….and fun!

1. Just join Z Club or log into your existing Z Club Account. Be sure to completely...

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