News: Band News


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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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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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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Jack Lawrence lifts the lid on new White Lies record

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

When we last spoke with Jack Lawrence-Brown, his band White Lies had just followed-up their chart-topping debut album with Ritual, a record that would cement them as one the finest Brit bands of the decade. That was a reputation only enhanced by the release of Big TV two years later, but since wrapping...

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Pearl Jam have invited all of their former drummers to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Ending a controversy that began almost as soon as their nomination was announced, Pearl Jam have invited all of their former drummers to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The Seattle grunge band made the announcement today. They did so by posting picture of a handwritten letter to...

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Borns’ Kristen Gleeson-Prata

Friday, March 10th, 2017

With so many different paths that might lead to a full-time drumming gig today, it could seem daunting for aspiring professional players to choose the best road to take. The drummer for the indie/psychedelic pop songwriter Borns is proving that it’s not the particular path you choose that matters,...

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Daniel Tracy On The Road With Deafheaven

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Metal and shoegaze genre slashers Deafheaven are currently ripping across the country on a tour that lasts through late March. The band, powered by blast-beat maniac Daniel Tracy, first saw breakout success with its 2013 release Sunbather before tracking the well-received 2015 follow-up, New Bermuda.

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Eddy Thrower talks becoming a UK drum hero

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Every now and then, a player comes along who personifies what it means to be a drummer at that particular time in music. In 2017, that’s Eddy Thrower. The young Lower Than Atlantis drummer has everything – image, power, chops and groove, while his band have made a quantum leap from hard-edged...

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Joey Kramer claims that Aerosmith are better live than The Rolling Stones

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Rock veterans Aerosmith last year revealed their 2017 ‘Aerovederci’ UK and European tour would be their last including a huge headline performance at Download Festival, alongside System Of A Down and Biffy Clyro. Speaking recently, Kramer said: “First of all, as far as Aerosmith goes there...

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Dani Buncher Talks Visualization and Muscle Memory

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

I make up half of the band TeamMate. We are a keys and drums duo, and we both sing lead vocals. The mental exercise involved while singing lead and drumming is equal parts exciting and frustrating and takes a whole lot of muscle memory. I started playing drums when I was around eight years old. I...

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“The Long Goodbye”

Monday, February 27th, 2017

“There’s going to be a day in the not-so-far future when it is going to be ‘the last.’ That’s an emotional strain that I don’t think any one of us are brave enough to say ‘This is the date.’ But we are thinking… not thinking, we are realizing that...

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Corky Laing, Talks about Festivals, Tours, and New Material

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

I was on my way to London to participate in the Jack Bruce tribute. It was a joy to share the stage and drumkit with Gary Husband, Dennis Chambers, and Ginger Baker. Together with other first division players we celebrated the music of the one and only Bruce. Even our drum tech Ollie Usiskin turned...

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Def Leppard drummer Allen does art showcase

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Mr. Allen, who has banged out percussion behind the English rock band for decades, started doodling as a boy, but then put such endeavors on the shelf in favor of rock ‘n’ roll. “I wasn’t sure what people were going to say. Maybe I was afraid of people being judgmental  the musician trying...

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Dream Theater have no plans to reunite with Mike Portnoy

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Portnoy, who co-founded Dream Theater more than thirty years ago, abruptly quit the band in September 2010 while on tour with Avenged Sevenfold. He has since been replaced by Mike Mangini (Annihilator, Extreme, James Labrie, Steve Vai. Portnoy later revealed that he tried to rejoin Dream Theater,...

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Legendary FOCUS Drummer Releases His First Solo Album

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Netherlands – Pierre van der Linden, the drummer in legendary Dutch band Focus, has released his first solo album entitled “Drum Poetry” for fans and students of his varied drumming styles and techniques. Pierre’s drumming can be heard in numerous rock, jazz and improvisational bands,...

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