News: Band News

Josh Eppard of Coheed and Cambria

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Seasoned drummer Josh Eppard is currently on the road backing the progressive-alternative rock band Coheed and Cambria on a nearly thirty-date national trek that lasts through May. The group is exclusively playing its third album, Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the...

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Eric Slick branches out on solo debut

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

This past April 21, Eric Slick, the drummer for the ’60s-influenced indie-rock band Dr. Dog, released his debut solo album, Palisades. Although he also recruited drummer Ricardo Lagomasino to contribute, Slick plays the majority of the huge, fluid drum grooves that brew beneath the record’s distorted,...

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Night Ranger’s Kelly Keagy Takes Leave Of Absence Following Successful Heart Procedure

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Kelly Keagy, the founding drummer of Night Ranger, is taking a leave of absence from the band to recover from a heart procedure. According to a statement, Keagy has had an heart “abnormality” all of his life and finally had a procedure to correct it. The procedure has already been done...

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Elise Trouw Talks Influences

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

I am a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter from San Diego, but you can just call me Elise. I was born in Southern California to a South African father and a mother from New York in the very last year of the millennium. Raised on the Carpenters, Green Day, and ’80s new wave, I always looked...

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Different Approaches to Recording

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

I’m Pat Kirch, drummer for the Maine and we’re based out of Phoenix, Arizona. We recently started our world tour in support of our new record Lovely Little Lonely. We have been a band for ten years now and this is our sixth record. For this album we rented a house in Gualala, California and built...

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Mastodon’s Brann Dailor

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Mastodon’s discography follows a linear pattern, where each release moves into new sonic territory, making it a time capsule of sorts. Although this approach has earned the group a loyal and diverse following, it’s a challenge to accurately explain a record before fans get a dose of it, even for...

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Drummer Keni Richards Dead at 60

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Keni Richards, a musician best known for his tenure as the original drummer for Autograph, has died at the age of 60. The band’s founding guitarist, Steve Lynch, confirmed the news via the band’s Twitter account, calling Richards “the mighty force that was our backbone from 1983-1988.” Guns...

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Jamie Perkins of the Pretty Reckless

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

I’m Jamie Perkins, the drummer for the Pretty Reckless. We’re a rock ’n’ roll band that has been steadfastly irritating the online hipster community since about 2009. I’m writing to let you know what we’re up to, partly because I’ve never done this before and partly because the...

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How Many Pearl Jam Drummers Turned Up for the Hall of Fame Induction?

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Subbing in the for the ailing Neil Young. David Letterman inducted Pearl Jam into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night after an ovation that lasted about a minute from the crowd at the Barclay Centre in Brooklyn. Here’s what he said: Thank you. That’s very kind of you. I can’t even begin...

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drummer Zac Morris In Need of Insulin Pump

Monday, April 10th, 2017

“Our drummer and friend Zac Morris has been a Type-1 diabetic for over 10 years, and recently has been suffering issues with his kidneys, as well as other health issues, all due to the erratic nature of his disease,” says his band mates in Ugly Kid Joe. “Please help Zac reach his...

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Duran Duran Drummer Roger Taylor on Exploring New Sounds

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

If a Duran Duran show sounds like a throwback to the “Greed Is Good” era, well, you’re half right. The five-person act fronted by singer Simon Le Bon emerged in the early ’80s as part of the New Wave movement that bifurcated from punk rock; in the following decade, Duran Duran...

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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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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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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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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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