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Musician who lost leg plays drums as rehabilitation

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

A drummer who was seriously hurt in a tour bus crash is fighting his way through therapy by doing what he loves. The metalcore band The Ghost Inside was headed to another concert venue in November when life took a devastating turn. Their bus was involved in a head-on crash with a semi-truck just...

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Former Journey Drummer Deen Castronovo, I’m So Grateful I Woke Up’

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before you find yourself and rediscover the things that are really important in life.  That’s what former Journey drummer Deen Castronovo has realized in the days and months since June 2015 when he was first arrested for what was initially described as a domestic...

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KT4 – Kat’s latest high performance digital drum set

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

With its expanded sound library and sophisticated new feature set, the KT4 is KAT Percussion’s most advanced digital drum set to date. The KT4 is a 5-piece kit that features new high-end, professional quality drum and cymbal sounds percussion samples integrated into its built-in library of 780...

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EV ND Series Microphones

Monday, June 27th, 2016

The successor to the renowned N/DYM SERIES, the new ND SERIES, expands the previous product offering with four vocal and four instrument models for live performance and studio applications. Each ND Series model is equipped with features that are unique to both its price point and its...

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All-Stars Alumnus Benjamin Ring

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

What do Art Blakey, Max Roach, and Buddy Rich have in common? No, it’s not a drummer joke; the answer is that they feature on the relatively short list of bandleaders who were drummers. When a jazz musician’s world is all rhythm all the time, their leadership and style has to burn even brighter...

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Jerome Teasley, drummer for Motown, R&B legends, dies in Phoenix at 67

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

By the time he moved to Phoenix in the ’80s, Jerome Teasley had played drums for such iconic figures in the history of soul and R&B as Wilson Pickett, Al Green, Ike and Tina Turner and Jr. Walker & the All-Stars, appearing on three Walker albums and Green’s first album, “Back Up Train.”...

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Jazz-Fusion Legends BRAND X Reunite To Tour U.S. Fall 2016/Spring 2017!

Friday, June 24th, 2016

NYC – Legendary Jazz-Rock-Fusion band BRAND X has reunited and is preparing to celebrate their reunion with a Fall 2016/Spring 2017 U.S. tour, including a headline performance at Progtoberfest in Chicago on October 21st. Also on this initial run will be shows in Milwaukee, Detroit, Cleveland...

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Drummer Pete Robertson leaves The Vaccines to ‘focus on other things’

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Pete Robertson has announced that he’s leaving The Vaccines. The drummer has been with the band since they formed in west London in 2009. Pete apparently told the band months ago he wanted to leave to “focus on other things” and that he’d played his final concerts during...

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Drummer Arin Ilejay Was ‘Shocked’ After Being Fired By Avenged Sevenfold

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Drummer Arin Ilejay says that he was “totally shocked and scared” after being fired by Avenged Sevenfold in 2014.  Ilejay’s exit from Avenged Sevenfold after four years was announced last July even though he had been out of the band for a year. He has since been replaced by Brooks...

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Drummer Bobby Jarzombek “When I Joined Halford I Started Getting Calls To Do Other Things”

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Scheduled for release via Inside Out on July 1st, Fates Warning’s new album, Theories Of Flight, is the long-awaited follow-up to 2013’s Darkness In A Different Light. Today the band has launched the first full song via a lyric-video designed by Cloud Music Typography for the impressive album...

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Emily Dolan Davies How To Learn 40 Songs In A Day

Monday, June 20th, 2016

This was something that I have learnt to do over the years and has been one of the most valuable skills I’ve worked on! How to Learn 40 Songs in a Day!  Now it might sound pretty crazy, but this is something I had to learn how to do through pure necessity. It was a time in my life where I was...

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Ian Paice Says His ‘Mini Stroke’ Forced Concert Cancelations

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Earlier this week, legendary British hard rockers Deep Purple canceled the two shows they were scheduled to play in Sweden (Tuesday, June 14 at Gröna Lund in Stockholm and Wednesday, June 15 at Liseberg in Gothenburg) after one of the bandmembers became ill.

The group’s drummer, Ian...

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Steve Selvidge on the Passing of Memphis Drummer Harry Peel

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

It’s been a rough week for Memphis music, as Chips Moman and Harry Peel have both passed since Saturday. While Moman sent the Memphis sound around the world, Peel kept the beat on the local circuit, playing the Blue Monkey and other clubs after touring with John Kilzer in the late ’80s...

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The Jam’s former drummer still wants to see the band get back together

Friday, June 17th, 2016

The former drummer of The Jam has said he would still like to see the band get back together – even to play one final gig for the fans.  Rick Buckler said he had never understood why the mod three-piece broke up at the height of their success in 1982 and that lead singer Paul Weller, who instigated...

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Jeff Porcaro Kingdom of Desire Recording Session

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

This post is dedicated to the late, great drummer Jeff Porcaro. Jeff was a session drumming master who played with the group TOTO. His early death in 1992 shocked us all and left us with his recordings from 1972 to his 1992.  Kingdom of Desire Recording Session.  The Man with the Golden Groove!...

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