News: Drummer Stuff

The Art Of Motivation

Monday, March 13th, 2017

I’ve always had problems when it comes to practising. My motivation lacked, and I always found something to procrastinate with instead – redesign my website, write a blog, rearrange the spice cupboard etc etc. I don’t think I’m alone in this, as I know many people really...

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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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Travel-friendly drum kit

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

The 4-piece drum set comes in Gold-to-Black Sparkle Fade Lacquer and features hybrid poplar/maple short-stack sized shells and a host of boutique-inspired features. The DJNY kit is packaged with DW’s award-winning 6000 Series Ultralight Hardware and durable nylon carrying bags for everything.


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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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Power your beats up

Monday, March 6th, 2017

If there’s one thing guaranteed to undermine an otherwise good track faster than any other production or engineering failing, it’s badly mixed drums. Fortunately, today’s software tools give the computer musician a huge advantage in this department – as long as they know how...

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London Drum Show 2017

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Some of the biggest names in drumming will be holding Main Stage, Masterclass and Education Zone sessions, many offering audiences the opportunity for an up-close-and-personal Q&A. Keep an eye out for some very exciting artist announcements in the coming months.

The London Drum Show is also...

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What is a cajon?

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

You may have noticed more bands these day sitting their drummer on a slap-able box while doing an acoustic performance, but you may not know the origins of this interesting and versatile instrument. Here is everything you need to know about the cajon.

A cajon is a percussion instrument originating...

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Keep your gear in top condition

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Keeping your gear in tip-top order needn’t be difficult, especially when it comes to cleaning drum shells. Here we’ll show you how to get your drums looking good as new. Start by removing the tension rods and then lift away the hoop, along with the drum head. Next, remove the lugs (and any other...

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Adam Carson on AFI’s Album

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

This past January 20, the anthemic emo-punk band AFI released its self-titled album, aka The Blood Album, the group’s tenth record over the course of its twenty-five-year history. Along with searing hooks from vocalist Davey Havok, brilliant production and riffs from guitarist and keyboardist Jade...

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Session Great Fred Eltringham

Friday, February 17th, 2017

We just finished Sheryl Crow’s new pop/rock record Be Myself, scheduled to be released April 21. Sheryl and her long time writing partner Jeff Trott produced it, and the incredible Tchad Blake did the engineering and mixing. As always, we will be doing TV performances and touring throughout 2017.


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Jack Bevan talks about Foals, mega tours

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Jack and Foals’ frontman Yannis Philippakis first met in their hometown of Oxford, and bonded over a love of leftfield, complex music – a collaboration that saw them form first math-rock outfit The Edmund Fitzgerald, and then Foals. Foals’ debut album Antidotes hit in 2008, and spawned such...

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Griffin Goldsmith of Dawes

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Indie folk-rock group Dawes released their fifth studio album this past September, titled We’re All Going to Die, a record teeming with drummer and vocalist Griffin Goldsmith’s deep pocket and solid grooves. The band, which is also composed of Goldsmith’s brother Taylor on guitar and vocals,...

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Brad Wilk talks about groove

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Rap-rock trailblazers Rage Against The Machine exploded from speakers and stages with their incendiary self-titled debut in 1992. The album was a welcome antidote to the lacking social and political commentary in music at the time. Zack de La Rocha was the band’s fearless mouthpiece, spitting...

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What’s The Best Drum Set For You?

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Finding the right drum set for you can be a real challenge. It’s a very personal decision that should be informed by experience whenever possible. Although you’re encouraged to try out as many drum sets as possible, you can’t play them all, so we’ve prepared a short, comprehensive guide.


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