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Mick Fleetwood to Launch Photography Exhibition

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Drummer Mick Fleetwood is set to launch his own photography exhibition in Toronto.

The founding member of Fleetwood Mac will see over 30 of his works on display at the Liss Gallery from this Wednesday through Oct. 31.

The show, titled “Reflections,” features photos taken...

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Double Celebration as Student Meets Queen Drummer Idol

Monday, September 29th, 2014

A Plymouth University graduate had a double cause for celebration when he picked up his degree certificate and got to meet one of his idols.

Jonathan Brough was just 19 and in Canada training to be a skiing instructor when he was diagnosed with meningitis and left paralysed from the neck down.

But...

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Beatles drummer goes back on his promise.

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Beatles legendary drummer Ringo Starr has put his Rydinghurst estate up for sale in Cranleigh, only a few months after saying England would always be his home. The former Beatle drum master is offloading his 200-acre estate so he and wife Barbara Bach can make the full use of his Beverley Hills...

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Rose Tattoo Drummer Paul DeMarco Suicidal and in trouble with the law

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Poor old Paul DeMarco, drum man from Angry Anderson’s Rose Tattoo. He is severely depressed to a degree that earlier this year that, when his wife arrived to find police searching their home in the middle of the night, she thought he had killed himself! DeMarco, 55, is charged with 27 firearms...

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Viola Smith – Best Female Drummer Ever?

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Born in November 1912 Viola Amith is an American drummer best known for her work in orchestras, swing bands, and popular music in the 1930s and 1940s. She was one of the first professional female drummers. In the 1920s and 1930s, Viola played in the Schmidt Sisters, a family orchestra that her father...

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Nirvana’s Dave Grohl meets up with original drummer Aaron Burckhard

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

A near Nirvana reunion happened over the weekend in the band’s own town of Aberdeen, WA. Fans were enthralled that bassist Krist Novolselic, drummer Dave Grohl and additional guitarist Pat Smear came together to team-up with a panel of live vocalists for the band’s Rock and Roll Hall...

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Watch – Heavy metal drum solo over a church ballad! Hilarious.

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Watch the most viewed new drum video here. This church drummer has become an internet star after he went crazy and unleashed a crashing heavy metal-style solo midway through a serene performance by his band.

Hilarious video sees the lead singer, also on keyboard, belting out a slow and emotional...

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Will Government proposals pose a threat to music lessons?

Friday, September 19th, 2014

The Department for Education (Dfe) has started a consultation on GCSE, AS and A level music lesson qualifications in schools and acadamy’s, which, says the Incorporated Society of Musicians, could pose a significant new threat to music education. As part of its potential reforms, the Government...

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Lee Bannon Teams Up with Ratking and Anthrax Drummer

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Though relatively new in his career, Californian producer Lee Bannon has already amassed an impressively diverse discography, from producing hip-hop beats for Pro Era to experimenting with jungle on last year’s Ninja Tune debut Alternate/Endings. There’s even more Bannon on the horizon,...

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Chord releases new cheap 5 piece drum kit

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Chord is set to add to its product catalogue with a brand new five-piece drum kit. Five-piece kit to retail for £379.99. Coming soon, the firm’s ADK5-BK drum kit will aim to deliver high quality performance at an affordable price point.

Aimed at first-time players, it comes with double...

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Jazz Drummer McKenzie Will Open Musical Series

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Jerry McKenzie’s Just Jazz Trio will open the performing arts season, Great Performances in a Sacred Space, at First Presbyterian, Farmington at 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21.

Just Jazz will offer a little Streisand and Sondheim with guest vocalist Edye Hyde Evans, guitarist Michael Hyde and Johnny...

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Drummer Dave Lombardo To Resurrect Fantomas For Chile’s RockOut

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Star-studded noise-mongers Fantomas featuring ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo have been confirmed for the first-ever RockOut festival, set to take place December 6 at Espacio Broadway in Santiago, Chile.

In a recent interview with Prog Sphere, Lombardo stated about Fantomas: “It’s...

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Slipknot’s New Drummer And Bassist Will Wear Same Mask

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Slipknot have decided that their new drummer whose identity is still being kept a secret will wear the same mask as their bass player.

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor was asked if the band has been brainstorming about creating the right onstage persona for its new drummer prior to the release...

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Smashing Pumpkins Drummer Relists Home for $1.75M

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

After a multiple previous attempts to sell his Riverwoods digs, former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin has relisted his suburban home at a higher price of $1.7495 million dollars.

Chamberlin, who rose to prominence in the ’90s as the backbone of Chicago-based alternative rock...

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Brain Surgery Inspires Album From Star Drummer

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Drummer Ollie Howell has been inspired to release his debut album after he underwent brain surgery after delaying seeking medical help.

Looking back now, he says he should have gone to see about it long before he did. But when you’re young and at college and everything that you’ve...

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