News: Drummer Stuff

One of the great studio drummers

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Roger Hawkins stands as one of the great studio drummers of all time. As a member of the famed Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Hawkins was the driving engine behind scores of soul/R&B classics. His unshakable time, southern-infused deep pocket, and commanding, song-serving drum parts placed him...

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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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Playing for the Overall Sound

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

I’m Mince of the Fratellis. Our band met in Glasgow in 2004 after I stuck an advert in a window and we’ve now celebrated the tenth anniversary of our debut album, Costello Music. We are excited to be making our fifth album in LA next month with mega-producer Tony Hoffer.

I received an early...

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Gregg Potter Talks About Buddy Rich

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Buddy Rich would have been one hundred years old this September. Unfortunately, his body left us thirty years ago this month, but his soul remains. I know the drumming community can all agree on the fact that Buddy Rich is one of the most influential humans to ever play a set of drums.

I know...

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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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Session superstar drummer discusses brand new book

Friday, April 21st, 2017

We’ve all heard the stories of American drummers being inspired by seeing and hearing Ringo Starr with The Beatles on television as guests on The Ed Sullivan Show. For star session drummer Kenny Aronoff, that moment in 1964 was life changing. Aronoff grew up in the small town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts...

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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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kicking off the 2017 line-up

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

We are pleased to reveal that drumming superstars Jimmy Chamberlin and Kaz Rodriguez will perform at the London Drum Show 2017. Jimmy will rock out on the Main Stage on Sunday and hold an Education Zone session on Saturday, and Kaz will show off his incredible chops on the Main Stage on Saturday...

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Ziv Ravitz Talks about His New Album

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

“It’s hard to define what jazz is these days,” Ziv Ravitz says. “In the end, it’s the spirit of everything being possible.” A drummer of fervent energy and inventive interplay, Ravitz freely blends elements of jazz, world music, avant-garde, and rock. His complex, fluid grooves and shifting...

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Sonor Steve Smith 40th Anniversary snare drum

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Just 77 Steve Smith 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Snare Drums will be issued. Each limited edition drum will come with a semi gloss Mountain Burl veneer on the inside and outside of the shell. Sonor has been working with Steve Smith for the last 40 years. In 1977, a young Steve Smith –...

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Remo Drummer Night 2017

Friday, April 7th, 2017

The event will be held at Manchester Central on the 23rd September 2017 as part of The UK Drum Show. Diplomats of the Drumming world will gather to celebrate the many millions of hits that this collection of 16 drumming ambassadors has achieved over the years. The world-class players will be supported...

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Jimmy Brown on 40 years of UB40

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

With over 70 million records sold worldwide, UB40 are one of the most successful bands that Britain has ever produced. But while many of the mega bands of the ‘70s and ‘80s were very typically British  whether it be through the pomp of prog or punk’s railing against the establishment  drummer...

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Jeff Porcaro, Was the Real deal

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Jeff Porcaro, born Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro on April 1, 1954 in Hartford, Connecticut, was an American session drummer and a founding member of the Grammy award winning band, Toto. Porcaro was one of the most recorded drummers in history, working...

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Drilling and riveting a cymbal

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Installing rivets in your cymbals is the ultimate long-term solution for those who like a bit of sizzle in their sound. This month, we show you how, in five easy steps, starting with measuring. This job doesn’t require much in the way of tools but it’s worth getting your hands on a centre punch....

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Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz Talks

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

I’ve been drumming with “Weird Al” Yankovic since late-1980, and if you’d told me I’d still be doing that thirty-seven years later, I would have said you were crazy! And when I tell someone that I play drums for Weird Al, the response is often, “is he still around?” Not only is he still...

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