News Archive


Yamaha Drummer Dave Weckl Sells Our Teacher Training Session In London.

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Yamaha’s drum legend Dave Weckl teaching class at Ronnie Scott’s in London has sold out in just one week, which is a new record for drum clinic event. The Ronnie Scott’s date forms the London leg of a European tour organised by Yamaha drums to celebrate Weckl’s 30-year association with...

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UK Drum Case Manufacturer Needs More Staff

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Although the core business of Adam Hall has always been drum flight case hardware for drummers, from its early days the company has also distributed a wide range of brand name products to the professional audio industry.

With over 100 employees worldwide, Adam Hall, with headquarters in Neu-Anspach...

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Possibly the best drummer in the World – And she is only 16!

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Senri Kawaguchi is a 16-year-old from Japan who is better at playing the drums than you, me, and possibly Tommy Lee. Senri Kawaguchi was born in the suburbs of Nagoya, Japan in 1997. She started playing drums at the age of 5. At the age of 8 years she started studying under Kozo Suganuma – a...

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Cream drummer pays tribute to one-off talents of ‘Wee Jack’

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Renowned drummer Ginger Baker has paid tribute to “one-off” Cream bandmate Jack Bruce after he died at 71.

Baker, who is just as famous for his outstanding drumming skills as his wild exploits, said he first thought the news of Bruce’s death was a hoax because he has himself...

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Call for percussion teacher deportation U-turn

Monday, October 27th, 2014

My Drum Lessons has been informed that a drummer that has played with David Bowie and Pink Floyd is at risk of being deported from Scotland. Dr Steve Forman, could not extend his visa due to salary restrictions. Dr Forman has taught at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) in Glasgow for four...

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New sticks launched in tandem with Anton Fig and Bob Gatzen.

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Promark has added to its Signature drum sticks catalogue with new Anton Fig and Bob Gatzen. The Anton Fig drumstick (RRP £15.99) features a short taper, making it a forward heavy stick that generates a ‘bigger’ sound. Made of hickory, it features a large wooden barrel tip. The handle of the stick...

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Exclusive Discount On New Drum Book For Teachers

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

David Phillips, Author of ‘A Drummer’s Perspective has launched a special £10 off promotion for My Drum Lessons tutors and students on his coffee table book. The book is a stunning collection of live action photos celebrating the world of drumming and features over a hundred legendary drummers...

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Black Sabbath Paranoid Abot Reunion With Ex Drummer

Friday, October 24th, 2014

My Drum Lessons are delighted to hear that drum legend Bill Ward could be back with rock band Black Sabbath soon. The four original members of Black Sabbath might work together one last time, said Ozzy Osbourne in a recent interview. It all depends on whether drummer Bill Ward is up for it. “I...

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Active Music now doing drums in the UK.

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Active Music has become the exclusive UK distributor for Tycoon percussion instruments and accessories.  Active’s Paul Hagen said: “We are delighted to be selected to represent this world renowned company and look forward to making Tycoon Percussion into one of the leading players in the percussion...

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Drummers on Google

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

We have an all new drummer Google Plus page. Check out some of the new pictures we have uploaded to it – there are some funny drum and drummer photo’s. To join just click the link here and click ‘Follow’...

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have cancelled all live shows as their drummer undergoes brain surgery.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Writing on the band’s official Facebook drummer Leah Shapiro says that after suffering “dizziness, insomnia, headaches, tingling/numbness in my hands, stiff neck & pain” she was diagonosed with Chiari Malformations. As Shapiro explained, these malformations are structural defects...

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Dave Weckl does drum master class for teachers and students

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Dave Weckl has drummed with such greats as Simon & Garfunkel, Chick Corea, George Benson, Peabo Bryson, Diana Ross, and Robert Plant is about to tour the UK with his drum clinic. Yamaha Drums UK will host a run of exclusive clinics and performances with the drumming legend this November.

As...

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USA vs South Korea Drum Battle

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Watch this amazing video as the USA military band takes on their counterparts from South Korea in a drum-off.  The two bands show their fun side as the South Korean band even dance during the US challenge. By the end of the video, it is agreed by one band leader that it is a “tie”....

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5SOS Cancel Live Shows after Drummer Ashton Irwin is Hospitalised

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Drummer Ashton Irwin has been stricken with appendicitis, forcing the cancellation of the band’s upcoming visits to Britain and Japan.

The Sydney band were due to appear at the BBC Radio One Awards but have now pulled out.

5 SOS members took to Twitter to explain the cancellation,...

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Influential Reggae Drummer Found Dead in Manchester Home

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Lincoln ‘Style’ Scott, an original member of the influential Roots Radics Band, was killed at his Manchester home Thursday evening.

The Constabulary Communication Network reports that the 58-year-old Scott was found dead by police at his home in Williamsfield district just after...

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