News Archive


Dani Washington, Pop punk’s fastest-rising sticksman speaks!

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

The year 2015 was huge for Neck Deep. The quintet, from Wrexham, brought their rambunctious brand of pop-punk into the UK top ten with their second album Life’s Not Out To Get You. Dani Washington comes from a rhythmic family – his father Steve is a professional session drummer who has played...

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ways to get a better drum mix

Monday, May 30th, 2016

The quality of a production lives or dies on the strength of its drums. Modern tracks feature impressive beats that underpin all other elements and smack through in all the right places, balancing gutsy punch with sizzle and groove. Being the rhythmic focus of a track, and with so many processes involved,...

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Justin Foley: My Tips For Drummers

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Metalcore pioneers Killswitch Engage are back with album seven, Incarnate, and drummer Justin Foley reveals that the key to the record was freshening things up.  “We tried something different this time and went to a studio we hadn’t been to before,” he says. “We went to this studio in San...

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Read This Before Signing An Artist Management Deal

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Perhaps the most important agreement you will sign in your career is a Management Agreement. Managers have never played a more important role in the music industry than they do today, and your manager will likely have a greater impact on your career than any other person on your team.  Why? Because...

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Jimmy Schultz from the band Sunflower Dead

Friday, May 27th, 2016

For me, it all started when I was four years old and I went over to a friend’s house and saw the Kiss Alive!album on his coffee table. I didn’t know anything about them, but I knew I had to get the album. My mom bought it for me and after listening to it constantly I knew I wanted to be in a band,...

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Ludwig Black Beauty Snare Drum

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Just look at this beautiful snare drum! The Black Beauty Series Drums probably made Ludwig the legendary name it is today. One of the most imitated snare drums on the market, but never duplicated! A true American Classic snare drum made using a single sheet of brass that becomes seamless and nickel...

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Solo Album From Guru Guru Drum Legend Mani Neumeier

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Los Angeles – Mani Neumeier, drummer and frontman of German Krautrock legends Guru Guru, will be releasing for the first time in the U.S. his solo album “Talking Guru Drums” on Purple Pyramid Records. Considered one of the most influential percussionists of all-time, Mani offers this eclectic...

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Steve White Drum Clinic @ PMT

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

PMT and Yamaha are bringing one of the UK’s top drummers, Steve White, to visit selected PMT stores in June for a series of drum clinics. Get your tickets now! Yamaha Music is immensely proud and delighted to announce its debut clinic tour with Steve White, renowned as one of the greatest...

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Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza dies after collapsing on stage

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Nick Menza, a former drummer in heavy metal band Megadeth, has died after suffering a “massive heart attack” on stage, his manager has said. Menza, who was 51, was playing with his band OHM at the Baked Potato in Los Angeles on Saturday night when he collapsed, Rob Bolger said the “legendary...

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Drum Workshop Dave Grohl Drum Kit.

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Here is the Dave Grohl drum kit and it’s safe it say its worth the wait! Built to the same spec as Dave Grohls actual drum kit, this Drum Workshop Jazz Series 4-Piece comes in a stunning Laser Blue Lacquer finish, complete with Solid Black Lacquer bass drum hoops and chrome drum fittings.

Dave...

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Promark Mike Portnoy ActiveGrip sticks

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

The nee sticks are the first signature sticks to feature the firm’s patent pending ActiveGrip technology. Promark’s new Mike Portnoy ActiveGrip 420X sticks are the first signature sticks to feature the firm’s patent pending ActiveGrip technology.

ActiveGrip is a heat-activated technology...

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London Drum Show 2016

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Making their debut at the London Drum Show 2016, SIA handcrafted drums will be showing off their beautiful array of solid stave shells, made with a variety of woods, including Jarrah, Black Heart, Blackbutt, She Oak and Tasmanian Myrtle. Crafted by drum builder Sia Seysan in Australia and imported...

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1-2-1 Advice Clinic, Guildford, 1st June

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Your MU Officer Jamie Pullman, will be in Guildford on the 1st June at The Boileroom, 13 Stokefields, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LS from 12.30 to 3.30pm and invites you to book a 1-2-1 advice session. You may have questions about your career and how best to move forward, or perhaps you have a legal query,...

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THE WORLD’S GREATEST DRUMMER CONCERT SUNDAY 29/5/16

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

The World’s Greatest Drummer Concert is the most anticipated concert on the drumming calendar. The 2016 concert features the most dynamic session drummer in music today – Keith Carlock (Steely Dan, Toto, Sting, James Taylor, John Mayer).  This concert features three of the world’s leading...

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Any Young Drum Students Fancy Appearing on a TV commercial?

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

We are currently casting for a TV commercial for Barnardos. We are looking for some drummers (especially female) from 8-18 years, of all ethnicities who are quite good.  So here is a chance for our young students to show what they can do and appear on TV.  All you need to do is send over a video...

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