News: Band News


Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper announced five new festival dates

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Steve Grimmett’s GRIM REAPER have announced five new festival dates starting at Bang Your Head in Germany on July 14, 2017. Normally that wouldn’t be much to write home about but after the past six months Steve Grimmett has had it’s a minor miracle. As widely reported Steve had to have part...

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Make Music That Matters

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Legendary Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor is well aware of the power of music. Along with bassist John Taylor, keyboardist Nick Rhodes and singer Simon Le Bon, Taylor has been a force behind a band that has rocked the music industry for over three decades. So when the band’s manager asked if he...

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Joey Kramer on five decades of hard rocking

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Clocking up almost 50 years with the same band is no mean feat. When said band is one as turbulent as Aerosmith, the achievement becomes all the more incredible. But, that is the milestone that is coming into view for Joey Kramer. As the band limbers up for the first dates of their Aero-Vederci Baby...

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Dan Flint talks

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Ten years in and UK chart-toppers You Me At Six are going from strength to strength. Dan Flint, the band’s self-loathing, rim-playing drum hero explains how they’ve done it. “We had the ten-year anniversary of our band so we wanted to take a step back,” You Me At Six’s Dan Flint told us...

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Ed Graham Is Back With New Band

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Less than three years after his departure from the British rock act The Darkness, original drummer and founding member Ed Graham is back with a new alternative rock band, Puppets To The Supreme Commander, and the release of their debut single, “Ball & Chain”. The single, from the...

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Jeff Olson Talks

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

I cut my teeth playing at a weekly blues jam down in Austin hosted by some old-school blues cats who took me under their wing and taught me about playing musically and responding to other players. Every Sunday my parents would take me because I couldn’t drive or even get into the seedy bar! Throughout...

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Steve Holley Talks

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Steve Holley here, hoping everyone is doing well. Some of you may remember me from my time as a member of Paul McCartney’s Wings. I’m currently on a world tour with Ian Hunter and the Rant Band, celebrating my thirtieth year with Ian. I’d like to introduce you to a new record I’m part of...

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Jim Macaulay Talks

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

As I write this you’ll find me with a cold one in my hand, gazing out over the azure blue of the Mediterranean. Not really, I’m sitting on a flight case at the back of Newcastle Academy trying to stay out of the rain. However, despite the apparent lack of glamour, I can assure you there is no...

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Cyrus Bolooki Talks About New Found Glory

Monday, May 15th, 2017

I’m Cyrus Bolooki, drummer for the band New Found Glory, and I’m writing this while in the middle of our Twenty Years of Pop Punk anniversary tour. This tour has been really fun for us as we’re playing multiple nights in most markets, and each night we’re playing two of our first six full-length...

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Drum Legend Corky Laing Spring & Summer 2017 World Tour!

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Corky Laing, the powerhouse drummer of the legendary bands Mountain and West, Bruce & Laing is taking Mountain’s music back on the road. Since 2015 Corky has infrequently played in Europe and the US as Corky Laing plays Mountain. The audiences’ response to Corky’s passion, energy and respect...

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Chad Szeliga Joins Black Star Riders

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Chad, formerly of Breaking Benjamin and Black Label Society, among others, first came to Black Star Riders’ attention in 2012 when Thin Lizzy was touring North America with Judas Priest, and Black Label Society was also on the bill. After auditions last month in Los Angeles with some incredible...

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Roger Taylor Teases New Release

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

Over the last few days, legendary Queen drummer Roger Taylor has been trailing some enigmatic videos, raising the question: what on earth is he up to? From haunting, ambient washes accompanying the shot of a skull-headed walking cane at sunset, to a panoramic coastal view with Taylor singing “fly...

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Rikki is thelast person anyone would have to talk into making an album

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Poison drummer Rikki Rockett spoke in a new interview about the possibility of the band ever returning to the studio to write and record a new album of all-original material. “There aren’t any immediate plans right now, but I would love that, of course,” he said. “I am always...

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Tony Brock of the Babys: Talks

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

I am thrilled to be performing with the Babys after a thirty-one-year hiatus. For the past forty-plus years I’ve dedicated my time to drumming. I’m currently using a combination of Ludwig and DW drums, and am lucky to have sponsors Zildjian cymbals and Remo heads on board with me. Special thank...

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Steve Smith had to relearn his own hits

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Steve Smith tops magazine polls, conducts drum clinics and, three weeks ago, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But he’s just like you, Mr. Aspiring Drummer, in one sense: He’s been playing along to Journey albums.  That as well as careful chart transcriptions is how Smith caught...

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