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Alaska Drummer Robbie Lewis Regained The Beat With CPR

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Robbie Lewis, a Lathrop High School drummer, left the stage at the jazz festival and dropped to the floor as the music died. His breathing halted and his heart stopped.

Lewis would have perished that day last April, but for the quick thinking of a fellow student and a chaperone.

Sarah...

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New royalty-free drum track service launches

Friday, November 29th, 2013

A new ‘remote drum session’ service has been launched, offering a quick, easy and cost effective way to drop live acoustic drums in to any musical project.

Founded by former Tech Music School students and father and son team, Nick and Rob Baker, Plusdrums is a bespoke drum recording service...

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Sabian appoints new distributor for Sweden and Denmark

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Sabian has appointed Pearl Music Europe (PME) as its new distributor for Sweden and Denmark.

The agreement will see PME distribute Sabian’s line of cymbals and accessories exclusively across both countries.

Commenting on the partnership, Sabian’s international sales and marketing...

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Bonzo Bash NAMM Jamm Lineup Revealed

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

The East Coast celebrated the life and legacy of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham earlier this year in New Jersey with Bonzo Bash, and now the West Coast will have their own party to commemorate the legendary drummer at the Bonzo Bash NAMM Jamm 2014 event on Jan. 23 at the Observatory in Santa Ana,...

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PRS 2013 Music Makeover competition now open

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

PRS for Music’s 2013 Music Makeover competition is now open, offering entrants the chance to win £10,000 of music equipment from GAK.

The competition, which is being run in association with the Musicians’ Union, the British Beer and Pub Association and music retailer GAK, offers pubs across...

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Drummer Chico Hamilton, West Coast Jazz Pioneer, Dies

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Jazz drummer Chico Hamilton, a linchpin of the West Coast jazz scene in the 1950s and ’60s, died Monday evening of natural causes in New York City, according to his publicist April Thibeault. He was 92.

As a player, Hamilton’s subtle colors and sensitive accompaniments made him...

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Craig Blundell In Asia

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Electronic drum specialist Craig Blundell refelcts on his recent trip to Shanghai for the Music China show and discusses why he believes it to be one of the best shows on the planet…

Hello again, and welcome from 36,000 feet up in the air and eight hours in to a 12 hour flight home from...

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The Charlatans’ Late Drummer Jon Brookes to Play on Band’s New Album

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

The Charlatans have confirmed that drummer Jon Brookes, who died in August, will appear on their next studio album.

Brookes passed away at the age of 44 after contracting brain cancer for the second time, but frontman Tim Burgess told Phil Williams on BBC Radio 5 Live that the band would use...

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Stagg kicks off Cymbal Heroes Facebook photo contest

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Stagg has launched its Cymbal Heroes Facebook photo contest, offering entrants the chance to become the face of its next ad campaign and win a selection of the firm’s cymbals.

To enter, drummers need simply take a snap of themselves with their Stagg cymbals, upload it to the Stagg Cymbal...

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Drummer Dave Lombardo To Perform At Adelaide Festival

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo will join a series of exclusive 2014 Adelaide Festival concerts in Adelaide, Australia with avant-garde musician John Zorn.

Lombardo will perform with John Zorn and Bill Laswell as part of the Bladerunner trio, featuring in Zorn’s concert, Triple Bill....

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Cympad Goes Country

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Cympad Goes Country As Top Country Drummers Choose Cympad

Cympad, makers of a wide range of cellular foam cymbal washers, has announced that the drummers for several of Country music’s biggest artists are now using and endorsing the innovative and popular cymbal accessory. Many of the musicians...

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Young Drummer Of The Year 2014 – Final 40

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

The excellent drum competition organised by Mike Dolbear, Young Drummer Of The Year, has announced the  Final 40 young drummers to compete in 2014.

They are very proud to announce that the Final 40 entrants for YDoTY 2014 are, in no particular order…

1: Nathan Shingler – Rugleley

2:...

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Stanton Moore “Spirit Of New Orleans Drum Camp”

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Stanton Moore “Spirit Of New Orleans Drum Camp” Announces December 15th Soul Rebels Concert & Second Line Drumming Experience

First-Ever SONO Camp Presented by Muso Entertainment December 13th – 15th at The Historic Old U.S. Mint Features Three Days of Hands-On Drumming Plus Additional...

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A Drummers Perspective” Book – Special Discount

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Special My Drum Lessons Discount On ”A Drummers Perspective”

David Phillips, author of ‘A Drummer’s Perspective’ has launched a special £10 off promotion to visitors of MikeDolbear.com on his coffee table book.

The book is a stunning collection of live action photos...

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Soundgarden to Tour Without Drummer Matt Cameron

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Reunited rockers Soundgarden will tour without drummer Matt Cameron next year due to the musician’s commitments with his other band Pearl Jam.

Cameron joined the “Alive” hitmakers in 1998, a year after Soundgarden split, and he has spent the past few weeks busy promoting Pearl...

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