News Archive


Tama & Zildjian Job Available For Drummer

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Drum company Headstock Distribution report that, due to the expansion of its team, a new role as Product Manager for its Percussion Division (Tama & Zildjian products in Great Britain and Ireland) has become available. The new position is to be based in the Midlands and offers a competitive...

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Profile on top session drummer Steve Gadd

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Yesterday we told you about a drummer concert in May in the UK with Steve Gadd and friends for our drum teachers and their students. Today we are running a profile on some of the drummers that will be performing at the event. Steve Gadd (Eric Clapton/James Taylor/Paul Simon/Chick Corea) One of the...

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The World’s Greatest Drummer UK Concert 2015 Featuring Steve Gadd

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

The World’s Greatest Drummer Concert returns on Tuesday 26th May 2015 at the Derngate Theatre, Northampton. Since the very first World’s Greatest Drummer Concert in 2007, the event has featured some of the finest drummers alive today. However it has always been organisers Ian Palmer’s ambition...

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Scottish 16 Year old named the UK’s Young Drummer of the Year.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Drummer Euan Leslie beat 400 other contenders from around the country to win the title of Drummer of the Year. Euan was born on the 18th of December 1998. It all started when his grandad bought him his first drum kit at the age of 7. Since then he hasn’t stopped tapping. After a year or so after...

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Is Ringo Ridiculed Too Much For His Drumming?

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

The recent “Saturday Night Live” 40th anniversary show included the hilarious clip of Lorne Michaels offering The Beatles $3,000 to reunite on the show. The producer jokingly says, “If you want to give Ringo less, that’s up to you.”Though Starr is often playfully ridiculed for riding the...

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Band fundraising to kill their drummer!

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Americian punkrock band ‘Without Mother F**king Order’ had launched a crowdfunding campaign to kill their drummer, “Crash.” However in the name of good taste the crowdfunding site ‘gofundme’ has removed this campaign just when it started to get some money in! According...

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Carl Palmer Talk About Drummers, Drummer talk and Emerson Lake & Palmer

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Carl Palmer – he is called the ‘drummers drummer’ the one they go to watch and was in the top 10 of Rolling Stones: 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time. Carl is a true brummie who was born in Handsworth, Birmingham and grew up in a musical family from a long line of musicians. By the time...

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Top Drummers In The World Get Together For Video

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Ex- The Police drummer Stewart Copeland got some top drummers together for one of his recent jam sessions. Among the musicians were Rush’s Neil Peart, Tool’s Danny Carey, South Park co-creator Matt Stone and Vertical Horizon frontman Matt Scannell. Copeland shared video of the summit,...

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Last Minute Call Up For AC/DC Drummer

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Drummer Bob Richards has talked about his experience of replacing Phil Rudd during AC/DC’s recent video shoots. Richards, who previously performed with Asia and Graham Bonnet, was drafted in to the shoot after it became apparent that Rudd would be unavailable. Speaking with Rhythm magazine...

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Trivium Do They Have A New Drummer?

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Rumours have hit social media sites that rock band Trivium have yet another new drummer. The only news so far comes from a post on Matt Heafy’s twitter, which states-“It is with regret that we in @TriviumOfficial have again been forced to make a drummer change. Welcome Peter “James” Bond...

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Saxon Drummer Nigel Glockler Joins Saxon At London Concert

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Fantastic drum news. Saxons drummer Nigel Glockler, who has been seriously ill over the past few Months has been filmed back with the band, drumming at their sound check. Exactly five weeks since he was discharged from hospital after suffering a life-threatening ruptured brain aneurysm, the drummer...

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Profile on Prince’s Drummer Hannah Ford.

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Driven by her lifelong passion for rock and extensive studies in jazz, Hannah “Ford” Welton brings a dynamic, multi-faceted history as a world class drummer to her role as the rhythmic backbone of PRINCE’s 3RDEYEGIRL, the legendary artist’s explosive four-piece rock band that features Hannah,...

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Is this the end of lugging heavy, large drums up narrow stairs?

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Aerodrums is the all new quiet and portable alternative to an electronic drum kit – its an air-drumming instrument. It runs on your computer and understands your drumming intent by watching you drum through a high speed camera. Aerodrums costs £129.  You can point Aerodrums to your own sample...

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Drummer Dies After Hit And Run

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Martin James O’Connor was the drummer in Declan Nerney band. He was struck by a BMW car in a hit-and-run incident in Florida in the United States.Two days before he was to begin a shipboard gig playing drums with a band on an Irish-themed Caribbean cruise, Martin James O’Connor and two...

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Jazz Drummer Required

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Drum teachers we need to know if any of your students would be interested in joining a jazz band? We have been contacted by an established modern jazz band based in south Birmingham. Their drummer recently moved out of the area and they are looking for a replacement. As an amateur band, they meet...

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