News Archive


Rock Legend Neal Smith Stars as Russian Mob Boss Yury Streinkov!

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Westport, CT – “Desolation Angels” is the theme song written, arranged and orchestrated by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Drummer and founding member of the original Alice Cooper group, Neal Smith, for the movie “Desolation Angels/Rise of the BOAS”. Neal also stars in the lead role as the...

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Music biz feels the full force

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Some of the leading execs in music business have outlined how the drastic fall of the pound following the Brexit vote has affected the industry. It’s said the sterling crash has already started to make an impact on the industry. When you offer someone $2-3 million, it’s now a lot more money...

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London Drum Show 2016

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

We are very pleased to announce more top names for the UK’s drum spectacular, taking place 12­ and 13 November at London’s Olympia venue. Kasabian drummer Ian Matthews will take the 4pm slot on both days of the show in the MikeDolbear.com Masterclass room, reflecting this year’s...

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Things to Know About Sensational Singer and Drummer Sheila E

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Let’s face it, when we hear the name Sheila E., we automatically think of her association with Prince. However, Sheila E. has earned fame in her own right. She is a singer, drummer, and percussionist who has worked with several other notable artists, including Billy Cobham, Lionel Richie, George...

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Drummer Jerome Jennings Debuts as a Leader with “The Beast”

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Jerome Jennings The Beast Since moving to New York from his native Cleveland 12 years ago, Jerome Jennings has become one of the most in-demand jazz drummers on the scene. Currently a member of the Christian McBride Trio, Craig Handy’s 2nd Line Smith, and the groups of vocalist Paula West and...

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TOOL Drummer Danny Carey Suffering From A Very Serious Staph Infection

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Tool performed one of only a handful performances they’ve had in 2016, as they are hard at work on their new album, which is in the oven, with long songsand is awesome and coming soon. But, we have some bad news. Drummer Danny Carey has reportedly developed a serious staph infection on his...

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Liberty Drums The future is boutique

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Liberty Drums CEO Andrew Street reveals why he thinks the future is boutique and why retailers need to start getting more bespoke brands in store. How did the company begin and what’s your background in the industry? The company was registered as Liberty Drums in 2006. It was birthed from many...

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New CozyDrum Pro Rods

Monday, October 24th, 2016

CozyDrum’s latest range of Pro drum rods has launched in the UK through distributor SVM Percussion. The range consists of six different models, all individually made to the highest standard. Each pair is handcrafted with passion and skill to produce the perfect set in both weight and appearance.

The...

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Animal Custom Drums

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Animal Custom Drums’ Carl Gavins discusses why manufacturers need to put the work into promoting their brands, how the Brexit vote has affected his costs, and why you need to have faith in customer demand. How did the company begin and what’s your background in the industry?

I started...

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Eric Singer talks 30 years as a hard rockin’ drum hero

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Over a 30-plus-year career, the fast-talking, heavy-hitting singer has played with guitar legends Gary Moore, Brian May and Lita Ford, joined Black Sabbath for three years and worked extensively with Alice Cooper. But there are few bigger gigs in rock than Kiss.

“Life works in funny ways...

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Morgan Davies Drums

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Today, Dan Chapman, MD of the bespoke drum kit brand Morgan Davies Drums, outlines how he and founder Matt Davies (pictured) built up the business, why they try to stay away from run-of-the-mill components, and what he thinks dealers can do to help bring more homegrown products to market…

How...

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London Drum Show 2016

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

New to 2016, we have added three extra show features to help you make the most of your visit to the London Drum Show. It’s now just over three weeks away, so if you haven’t bought your tickets yet, buy them now to save money off the on-the-door price. The Percussion Village is a brand...

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ICMP Launches New Studio

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

London, October 18th 2016, To celebrate the building of ICMP’s new studio facility and the successful launch of the Creative Music Production courses, ICMP held a launch party last Thursday. During the event over 20 industry guests, partners and journalists came to view the studio, learn more about...

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“Roadie for a Day”

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

On September 30, the Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) 2016 International Drum Month (IDM) promotion culminated when eleven-year-old Henry Saad met real-life drum hero Rich Redmond prior to a Jason Aldean concert in Raleigh, North Carolina. Henry’s father, Michael, entered the IDM “Drum Roadie...

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Damon DueWhite Tips When Starting Out and More

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

I was playing with the Peter Fish Group, subbing for the amazing Abe Fogle who was on tour with Rob Thomas. Subbing for Abe is like being in the last game of a championship series. It’s the third quarter, LeBron James has dropped thirty points, and all of a sudden he pulls his hamstring. That’s...

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