News: General

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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Search tool for musical works

Friday, March 24th, 2017

PPL and PRS for Music have piloted a first-of-its-kind initiative to link each other’s data sets, jointly creating a prototype search tool to improve identification of sound recordings and musical works and the links between them. The impact for musicians registered with PPL will be improved efficiency...

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Be in touch with local music-making opportunities

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Music education organisations ABRSM and Music Mark have teamed up to launch a new website to enable London’s parents to find a wealth of local opportunities for their children to get involved in, develop and make music. Parents are able to select one of London’s 33 boroughs on the

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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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Jobs Assistant and Branch Managers

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Professional Music Technology is the leading organisation for musical instrument supply/retail in the UK. Established over 25 years ago, the organisation continues to expand and develop nationwide and now seeks to recruit for several branch managers and assistant branch managers. These senior positions...

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Learn To Play Day 2017

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Music for All’s national Learn to Play Day returns for the sixth successive year on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June 2017 at a music venue near you. The UK-wide event will offer the general public the chance to take part in free ‘taster’ lessons on a musical instrument.

Over the weekend...

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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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Pearl Jam have invited all of their former drummers to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Ending a controversy that began almost as soon as their nomination was announced, Pearl Jam have invited all of their former drummers to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The Seattle grunge band made the announcement today. They did so by posting picture of a handwritten letter to...

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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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DW Drums donates Prince tribute kit

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

The Grammy Museum has acquired the five-piece DW Drums Collector’s Series drum kit played during Bruno Mars’ tribute to the late musical icon Prince at this year’s awards show. The five-piece set was donated to the Museum’s permanent collection by the California-based drum manufacturer...

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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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