News: Drummer News


Drumfest 2017

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Andrew Small is a drummer known throughout the world for his amazing groove, outstanding musical knowledge and hybrid set-up. Andrew will be taking part in a three day festival that’s completely devoted to drumming this we believe is a masterclass that you really can’t miss if you wish...

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Stewart Copeland A Life In Music

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

The amazing Stewart Copeland has an incredible history in music first for been part of one of the biggest bands in the world to then perform with a variety of the worlds top orchestras and has just recently taken part in a show called A Life In Music, the show that happened at Union Chapel in...

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The Raven Age’s Jai Patel

Monday, July 24th, 2017

It’s never going to be a bad thing having Iron Maiden as your dad. For ‘next generation of new wave of British heavy metal’ band The Raven Age, the Maiden connection is with guitarist and founding member George ‘son of Steve’ Harris. But Harris Jr has been supported from the band’s 2009...

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Jonathan Ullman shares his top tips

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

You’ll often find that in big music cities like London and LA there’s only a limited number of gigs for the drumming elite, and precious little for aspiring sessioneers trying to catch a break. But what if we told you there could be an untapped supply of session work right on your doorstep? That’s...

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Mike Portnoy talks feel over technique

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Today is my last day in my forties,” he says. “This is the perfect time to have a retrospective look at what the hell has gone on in my life!” Never mind so much what has gone in Portnoy’s 50 years, there has been a staggering amount of activity in just the half-decade. Looking back to the...

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Another fantastic Main Stage artist announced…

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Anika Nilles in association with Tama, Ahead and Meinl will bring her unique sound and impeccable technique to the London Drum Show’s Main Stage this year. Her drumming career has gone from strength to strength since her performance at the 2015 show, with her debut album Pikalar out in February...

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Phil Rudd, coming back from the brink

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

It would have been a fitting one last jaunt around the world’s stadiums for the man that had powered classic ‘DC albums such as Highway To Hell, Back In Black and Let There Be Rock. That all changed in November 2014 when Rudd was arrested, and ultimately convicted, on drugs offences and making...

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Drummer Ken Mary steps in to replace Jason Bittner

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Flotsam And Jetsam announce their 2017 summer tour dates with a handful of shows in the US before traveling to Europe for select club dates centred around their appearances at this year’s Wacken Open Air and Into The Grave Festival, in Leeuwarden, NL. With the departure of Jason Bittner to Overkill,...

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José Pasillas looks back on his career

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

“There’s only so much you can do rhythmically as a drummer within a certain genre of music,” says Incubus drummer Jose Pasillas. While that might be true, Pasillas has filled his band’s eight records with enough style, panache and character to suggest that he has enough beats up his sleeve...

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Alex Acuna talks musical beginnings

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

When young Alejandro Acuña played his first gig at a dance party in his Peruvian home town, he could not have dreamed of the path his percussive life would take him. His musical family – his father was a music teacher who made percussion instruments, his five brothers all played – had...

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Code Orange’s singing drummer Jami Morgan

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Twenty-three-year-old singing drummer Jami Morgan commands Code Orange’s aggressive hardcore punk/metal hybrid from the back with gutteral vocals and an intense, cross-bred drumming style. They might be a young band, but the unbridled anger and power of acclaimed new album Forever proves that they...

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Gojira’s Mario Duplantier talks about his amazing technique

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Overnight success is increasingly becoming the only route to making an impact in the music business – write a hit, make a splash and ride the wave. But the heavy metal world is a different beast and headline bands like Mastodon, Slipknot and Lamb Of God have worked hard for years to become...

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Mike Clark will perform at the London Drum Show

Monday, June 26th, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that the ‘Tony Williams of funk’ Mike Clark will perform at the show in November. Mike gained worldwide recognition as one of America’s foremost jazz and funk drummers while playing with Herbie Hancock in the early seventies. His incisive playing on Hancock’s...

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Charlie Benante Relaunches Benante’s Blend Coffee Line

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Anyone who knows Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante knows his deep and passionate love for the taste of coffee.  So much so that two years ago, he launched his own line, “Benante’s Blend.” Today, having forged a collaboration with Chicago’s Dark Matter Coffee Co., “Benante’s Blend” has...

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Lenny Castro Joins Innovative Percussion

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

For the past 40 years, Castro has remained a first-call session and touring percussionist who works with the world’s top musical artists. Castro’s long list of credits includes The Rolling Stones, Elton John, U2, Toto, Rickie Lee Jones, The Eagles, Wayne Shorter, Adele, Fleetwood Mac, Kid Rock,...

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