News Archive


Is this a source of considerable concern?

Friday, March 31st, 2017

The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) discusses what aspects of musicians’ working lives could be affected by the triggering of Article 50, and what the organisation is doing to monitor the development of Brexit.  Nearly nine months after the referendum results, Prime Minister Theresa...

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Heath Fields from Shallow Side Talks

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

I wasn’t always into drumming. Growing up I was into sports and whatever else turned my gears, although I was a big music fan. I started playing a small amount of guitar with my older brother, but I was always eyeballing the kit at the music stores and tapping on it when I walked by it even though...

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Kaz Rodriguez talks samples and triggers

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) recently hosted an exclusive masterclass with one of the most talked about drummers currently on the scene, Kaz Rodriguez. The packed out event at ICMP’s London campus was enjoyed by bass guitar degree and drum degree students.

Rodriguez...

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Revolution drummer Bobby Z. had a heart attack soon after bidding farewell to Prince

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

In September, Bobby Z. bid an emotional farewell to his former bandmate Prince at First Avenue, the legendary Minneapolis nightclub where the two musicians performed in the 1984 movie Purple Rain. Two months later, Bobby came all-too close to becoming the subject of a memorial concert himself. Six...

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Job, Partner Marketing Manager

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Propellerhead is seeking an energetic, self-motivated Partner Marketing Manager in the UK. In this position you will work remotely in the UK to Manage Partner Marketing in the UK, Germany and Benelux. You will be responsible for interfacing with key UK, Germany and Benelux sales accounts and distributors...

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Former Boston Drummer Sib Hashian Dead at 67

Monday, March 27th, 2017

John Thomas “Sib” Hashian, the drummer who played on Boston‘s first two bestselling LPs, has died at the age of 67, Word of Hashian’s death first arrived from a variety of sources inside the Legends of Rock cruise, which found him playing Boston hits alongside fellow ex-band member Barry...

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Dave Krusen Hints At Hall Of Fame Performance

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

According to some parts of the press, former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Krusen has posted a photo of his drum set on Twitter, fueling speculation that he will perform with the band at next month’s induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Krusen, who played on the group’s 1991 debut “Ten”,...

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London Drum Show 2017

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

For the first time ever we are offering you the opportunity to buy Super Early Bird tickets to the ultimate weekend for drummers from just £15 – but hurry, this offer ends in one week. We have some great new features planned for the 2017 show, from our Vintage Drum Showcase to learning how...

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Search tool for musical works

Friday, March 24th, 2017

PPL and PRS for Music have piloted a first-of-its-kind initiative to link each other’s data sets, jointly creating a prototype search tool to improve identification of sound recordings and musical works and the links between them. The impact for musicians registered with PPL will be improved efficiency...

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Be in touch with local music-making opportunities

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Music education organisations ABRSM and Music Mark have teamed up to launch a new website to enable London’s parents to find a wealth of local opportunities for their children to get involved in, develop and make music. Parents are able to select one of London’s 33 boroughs on the www.learnmusic.london...

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Ray Luzier talks sold-out tours and the secret to killing it onstage

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

When nu metal exploded back in the ‘90s, it was easy to dismiss the genre as a passing fad. Korn were one of movement’s pioneers and 24 years on from their inception they’re not only still around, but they’re kicking some serious arse. Their latest album The Serenity Of Suffering takes the...

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Korn drummer Ray Luzier discussed his musical career

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

“A lot of people don’t know that I was a session guy for many years in Los Angeles. I made my living doing that and then I started joining national bands. I did Jake E. Lee from Ozzy Osbourne for three years. “I did David Lee Roth from Van Halen for about eight years. I was the...

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Good Charlotte sign with UTA

Monday, March 20th, 2017

The new agreement will see the band represented by a team of agents ‘on behalf of the group members’ interests in all areas’. Good Charlotte are managed by the band’s Benji and Joel Madden’s company MDDN. “We are very excited to be in business with such an energetic, creative and...

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Steven Adler’s Mom Details ‘Manipulated Rehab Encounter

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Last month, Steven Adler finally broke his silence and explained why his role on the Guns N’ Roses reunion tour was limited to a handful of brief appearances. Speaking with the One On One With Mitch Lafon podcast, the drummer said it was his understanding that he’d play on all the Appetite...

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Former Pearl Jam drummer Matt Chamberlain won’t attend the band’s Rock and Roll Hall induction.

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Citing prior obligations, former Pearl Jam drummer Matt Chamberlain has opted not to attend the band’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. One of a number of drummers in early Pearl Jam lineups, Chamberlain stepped in for Dave Krusen, who played on the group’s Ten LP, and held down the rhythm...

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