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Italy’s Finest Drummer Massimo Russo Giving Lessons At MLC-Academy

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Italy’s Finest Drummer, Massimo Russo Giving Lessons At MLC-Academy This February! Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to learn from one of the World’s most talked about drummers!

Massimo Russo

Massimo Russo graduated with honours at the Conservatory “F. Torrefranca” under...

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Drummer Danny Leo Pays Tribute to his Hero John Bonham

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Danny Leo was born 10 years after Led Zeppelin’s one and only Australian tour.

Still, he was the obvious choice of drummer to commemorate the British rock band’s concert at Melbourne’s Kooyong Tennis Centre in the summer of 1972.

”Danny is such a passionate devotee...

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Sabian And Crescent Forge Cymbal Alliance

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

To meet the demands of customers and artists for new cymbals, Cymbal Masters of Kenesaw, GA, will begin offering select Crescent models in North America, hand made to their exacting specifications by Sabian, LTD.

Sabian CEO, Andy Zildjian says, “I am very happy to be working with Cymbal Masters....

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Showaddywaddy Drummer’s New Band Performing For Charity

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

The drummer of Rock n’ roll legends Showaddywaddy – Malcolm Allured will be performing in Loughborough with his new band The Hot Motorcycle Club.

The night, which takes place on Saturday, March 8, will be in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. It will take place at The Carillon Rooms, Ashby...

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Ben Barter Goes To Zildjian

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Zildjian are delighted to announce Ben Barter, drummer with Lorde has joined the Zildjian family of artists.

Virtually unknown in early 2013, Lorde closed out 2013 with four Grammy nominations, record breaking singles in multiple countries, and one of the hottest albums of 2013 – Pure Heroine.

The...

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The Kinks Drummer Talks About Rumoured Reunion

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

The drummer in one of the most popular and influential British bands ever says he is dubious whether a rumoured reunion will ever happen, as he prepares to embark on a tour with other former members.

Mick Avory was a founding member of The Kinks, who exploded onto the music scene in 1964 with...

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Sakae Drums and SVM Percussion present Sakae Drummers Live 2014

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Performing together for the first time as Sakae artists, Ash Soan, Phil Gould and Mark Richardson head to London for this highly-anticipated drum experience.

Tuesday 18th February 2014, Camden Underworld, London.

This trilogy of top UK drummers bring their large personalities and amazing...

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Drummer Nick Mason Hints At Pink Floyd Reunion

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Nick Mason, drummer for the legendary band, has hinted that they could play together again for a good cause, following their gigs for Live 8 nine years ago.

The 69-year-old said that another gig with surviving original members Dave Gilmour and Roger Waters is not currently in the works –...

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Gregg Bissonette Announces Second Annual Groove Camp

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Gregg Bissonette Announces Second Annual Groove Camp

March 14th – 16th In Thousand Oaks, California

World-renowned drummer Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band/Joe Satriani/ELO) will host the Gregg Bissonette Groove Camp on March 14TH – 16TH in scenic Thousand Oaks,...

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Ringo Starr Performs At The Grammys

Monday, January 27th, 2014

As expected, the 56th Annual Grammy Awards has been a star-studded affair with, among many others, both surviving Beatles in attendance . . . and onstage!

First, it was Sir Paul‘s turn to clamber up with three former Nirvana members and collect an award for Best Rock Song, and then it was...

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Drummer For Models, Johnny Crash Passes Away

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Janis Friedenfelds, best known as Johnny Crash (pictured second from left), the original drummer for 80s alt-rock new wave pioneers Models, has passed away.

The news was confirmed on the band’s Facebook by fellow founding member Sean Kelly, who posted a tribute message regarding his one-time...

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Slipknot’s Future Sound Depends on New Drummer

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Slipknot singer Corey Taylor discussed the band’s plans following the split with drummer Joey Jordison, mostly focusing on the future new drummer.

Asked by Rock Revolt on how Joey’s departure will change the Knot sound, the singer replied: “Honestly, it depends on who we get....

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Stars Honour Beatles Drummer Ringo in Tribute Concert

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

The former Beatle received the Lifetime of Peace and Love award from the David Lynch Foundation on Monday night during a tribute concert at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.

Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono expressed their love for Starr via videos, while George Harrison’s widow, Olivia,...

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Jazz Drummer Vanishes On Diving Trip

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Rescuers are searching for a 57-year-old jazz drummer who went missing during a diving trip in the Cayman Islands on Sunday morning.

David Byles was swimming back to the Sunset Divers boat with his wife, Rita Byles, when he disappeared from view about 100 yards away from the vessel.

The...

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Jazz Drummer, DJ Bud Spangler Dies at 74

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Bud Spangler, a jazz drummer and longtime San Francisco radio host who produced several Grammy-nominated albums, died last week in Oakland. The cause of death was not available. He was 74.

Mr. Spangler, whose enthusiasm for jazz was contagious, was involved in every era of the genre since first...

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