News: Drummer News


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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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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Mickey Roker dies at 84

Monday, June 19th, 2017

The drummer Mickey Roker, whose distinctive groove placed him on the first-call list for such musicians as Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, Tommy Flanagan, Herbie Hancock and Ella Fitzgerald, died May 22 in Philadelphia, where he had resided for many years. He was 84.

For the last few decades...

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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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Grace communicates through drums

Friday, June 16th, 2017

When she was six, Grace Tedeschi stopped talking to her parents for a year. The only person she would speak to – in a whisper – was her younger sister. Now aged 11 and diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, she still only talks to a few adults – but she has a talent that allows her to...

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The shoes to fill are big

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

“People like Gar Samuelson, Nick Menza and all the other drummers that played in the band, like Jimmy DeGrasso, Shawn Drover, Chris Adler from Lamb of God who recommended me to the band  those are all top notch people, so it’s… Yeah, I’m doing my best! The goal for me and...

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Hard-hitting rocker makes his picks

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

When we speak to the hard-hitting rocker not only has he recently foiled a fraudster, but he has also just laid down a track for his band Martone and is in the midst of the sessions for a brand new Nickelback record, Feed The Machine, due for release this June. With a deadline for the latter looming,...

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Need the perfect gift for your dad

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you haven’t found the perfect gift for your dad just yet, look no further. Tickets to the London Drum Show are a thoughtful gift that will score major points with dad, you can buy them without moving from your seat AND you don’t need...

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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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Michael Bland shares his incredible stories

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Michael Bland is the type of guy who could literally talk for hours and never cease to be surprising, enlightening, and downright hilarious. Having been discovered by Prince at an early age and enlisted as one of the founding members of his long-running New Power Generation, and later becoming a revered...

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Carmine Appice Talks

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

In 1967, the U.S. was convulsing as old modes of thinking gave way to innovations that would resonate for decades to come. The Vietnam War raged on, civil rights riots erupted from Detroit to Newark, the Space Race was promising that we’d conquer the moon, and New York’s Vanilla Fudge scored its...

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The Story Of James Murgatroyd

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

James sadly and suddenly passed away on 14th October 2016, a very much loved son of Gary & Rose and brother to Paul & Amy and partners Francesca and Joe, also a loving partner to Chloe. We all miss him terribly as he was a big part of all of our lives. Unknown to us all James had an undetected...

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Yuval Lion Talks

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Enjoying a long run at New York’s Public Theater, the rock opera Joan of Arc: Into the Fire features a striking young actress/vocalist adorned in chain mail, sixteen male dancer/singers, and a rock band that pumps out David Byrne’s original score like it’s the last performance on planet earth....

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