News: Drummer News

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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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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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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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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Pat Mastelotto talks 40 years at the top with King Crimson

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

In 1974, not yet 18 years old, Pat Mastelotto moved from Northern California down to Los Angeles, dreaming of becoming a session musician. He found work with producer Mike Chapman before landing an audition for the band Mr. Mister. “By accident, at my audition the bass player I was bringing with...

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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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What Does The Budget Actually Mean For Drum Teachers?

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Millions of self-employed music teachers face a stealth tax rise of 2 per cent in national insurance contributions, Philip Hammond has announced. The announcement starts the process to bring the tax rate in line with employed workers. The move is a response to the current situation, which sees...

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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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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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Vinny Appice On Metal’s Survival:

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Asked why he thinks the metal genre has survived for nearly fifty years, Appice said: “‘Cause it’s music that touches people’s hearts, believe it or not. It’s very heavy and very strong. Some of it’s not. Some of it’s melodic. And it touches people. And it’s...

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Jim Macaulay joins Dream Cymbals

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Jim Macaulay, drummer for new wave legends The Stranglers, is the latest high-profile artist to join the Dream Cymbals artist roster in the UK. Macaulay is formerly of Birmingham rock band Envy & Other Sins and has many session appearances under his belt with the likes of I Blame Coco and Emmy...

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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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