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Mr. Big Announce Fill-In Tour Drummer

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Mr. Big have announced that drummer Matt Starr will be replacing Pat Torpey after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease recently.

The diagnosis has left him unable to perform his normal drumming duties on the band’s upcoming world tour. He did complete all of the drumming on...

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Lamb Of God Drummer Denies Involvement with new Slipknot Single

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Lamb Of God’s drummer Chris Adler has denied rumours that he played drums on Slipknot’s new single, The Negative One.

Following an interview with ABC News Radio (via Blabbermouth), Chris Adler sparked speculation after suggesting that the drums on the new track “sounded a little bit like...

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Kings Of Leon Cancel Further Shows

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Kings Of Leon have had to cancel further shows following drummer Nathan Followill’s bus accident earlier this month.

It was previously reported that the band had cancelled all their live shows until August 28, but now Followill has confirmed that two more shows will be pulled in order...

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Pink Martini Drummer Derek Rieth Dies of Suicide

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Police say the long-time percussionist Derek Rieth for Portland band Pink Martini has been found dead.

A police spokesman said Friday that the Oregon State medical examiner’s office has determined that 43-year-old Derek Rieth died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The death...

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Worlds best girl drummers

Monday, August 25th, 2014

There have been some amazing lady drummers coming through the ranks recently and as you will see from our video at the bottom of this page Anika Nilles is certainly up there. But here are our top ten female drummers. Feel free to add your suggestions at the bottom of the page;

10. Sheila E:...

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Legendary Rock Drummer Carl Palmer Announces Retirement.

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Carl Palmer has just released a video on You Tube stating with intro text that he is retiring from drumming. It says “Carl Palmer has thrilled listeners and audiences alike for nearly 4 decades with some of musics most memorable bands including Atomic Rooster,  The crazy world of Arthur Brown,...

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Tom Meadows Uses BC Gigster On Tour with Kylie Minogue

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

British session drummer Tom Meadows will be using his BC Gigster on the forthcoming Kylie Minogue 38 date arena tour to promote her new album ‘Kiss Me Once’.  ‘Kiss Me Once’ is Kylie’s twelfth studio album and Tom is busy promoting it with her and the rest of the band at the moment. He...

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Protection Racket Cases For Roland’s SPD-S and SPD-SX

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Are you an electronic drum user? Perhaps you teach your drumming students on a Roland kit. This is going to be a great aquisition for you. After months of road testing Protection Racket are proud to announce they have extended their range of Electronic drum cases and now have two cases perfect for...

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Want to play with a famous drummer?

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Would you like to drum with Don Powell (Slade); Paul Burgess (10CC) Graham Hopkins (Glen Hansard); Craig Blundell (Independent); Robin Guy (Independent) and Jason Cooper (The Cure)? Well here is your chance. We are looking for Drummers for a new world record attempt take place in Manchester in November...

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Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer is OK to drum again

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Rock band Aerosmith resumed their tour in Quincy, Washington on August 16 after drummer Joey Kramer’s illness forced the band to cancel shows earlier this week. As My Drum Lessons previously reported, the US rockers cancelled a gig in Concord, California on August 13 due to “illness”....

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Scotish drummer asks to marry his partner in front of 9,000 audience.

Monday, August 18th, 2014

My Drum Lessons and found out that a Scotish drummer proposed to his girlfriend on stage in Edinburgh this week in front of 9,000 people! That takes some bottle. The Royal Scots drummer who popped the question to his Highland dancer girlfriend.  Drummer William McDowell was asked  into the arena...

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Former Drummer Says Slayer Is Missing Its “Magic”

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Former Slayer drummer and founding member Dave Lombardo has said the current band lineup is missing its original “magic”.

Lombardo was dismissed from drumming duties on Slayer’s Australian tour in 2013, following a financial dispute.

Speaking on the Let There Be Talk radio show,...

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Aerosmith Cancel Tour Dates after Drummer Suffers Heart Problems

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Aerosmith have had to cancel their tour dates after drummer Joey Kramer has suffered heart-related complications.

The band has cancelled the dates as the 64-year-old is reported to be undergoing heart surgery.

The legendary pop rock group had to cancel their Concord, California, show...

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Alice in Chains Drummer Slams Streaming

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

The latest musician angry about their streaming income is Sean Kinney, the drummer from grunge veterans Alice in Chains.

In a recent radio interview, he took aim at two of the biggest streaming services, in what’s become a familiar story of musicians reading their royalty cheques and questioning...

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Rare Beatles Photos with Drummer Pete Best to be Auctioned

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Early photographs of the Beatles featuring former drummer Pete Best are to go under the hammer later this month.

One black and white picture shows the Fab Four performing at the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool, England in 1961, a year before drummer Best was replaced by Ringo Starr, reported...

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