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Musicians To Pay Respect At Funeral Of Drummer Roger Pope

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Musicians past and present are set to pay their respects at the funeral of legendary Southampton drummer Roger Pope today.

Roger, who played with Rod Stewart, Elton John and Paul McCartney, died from cancer earlier this month hours after tying the knot with long-term partner Sue Tressider in...

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Slipknot Drummer Says Work On New Album Has Begun

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

New music coming from the Beethovens of metal Slipknot has been teased in the last few months, and now drummer Joey Jordison has confirmed that not only is a new album in the making but work on it has already commenced.

Currently doing the press rounds to promote the self-titled debut album...

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Streaming Is The Future, Says Pink Floyd Drummer

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason said the music industry has finally accepted streaming services, but added that there is still a tension between the record labels and the artists.

Speaking to The Wall Street Journal Tech Cafe in the heart of London’s Tech City, Mr. Mason said the band, which...

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The Icarus Club at Foote’s

Friday, September 27th, 2013

41 Store St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7DB, starts Wednesday 2nd October 12-2pm.

Foote’s is pleased to announce lunchtime ‘Acoustic Open Mic’ sessions with The Icarus Club starting 2nd October (and the 1st Wednesday of every month thereafter).

Started in 2007, The Icarus Club runs...

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Arctic Monkeys Drummer Missed Recording Sessions

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Arctic Monkeys’ Matt Helders has admitted that he broke his hand by punching a wall while drunk, causing him to miss out on recording sessions for new album AM.

The band had to bring Elvis Costello drummer Pete Thomas while Helders recovered, who spoke about the injury in an interview with...

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Yamaha Drum Events announced

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK) are very pleased to announce a series of Yamaha drum days taking place across the UK, with a selection of specialist Yamaha drum dealers nationwide.

Throughout September, October & November Yamaha’s specialists will be on hand to offer advice, showcase a...

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France Honours Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has joined one of the art world’s most exclusive clubs after being appointed a Commander of France’s Order of Arts and Letters.

In Monaco where an exhibition featuring two of his paintings is taking place, the man who is considered one of the world’s...

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Gino Banks – Ambassador of Audix Drum Mics in India

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Gino Banks is a third-generation Nepalese/Indian musician who describes himself as a jazz-rock-fusion drummer, music arranger, Bollywood session artist, and studio owner. “My grandfather was a trumpet player who performed with visiting British big bands that came to India during the years of...

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Roger Taylor Says Sacha Is ‘Too Funny’ To Play Mercury

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Queen drummer Roger Taylor has revealed that the band thought Sacha Baron Cohen was ‘too funny’ to play late singer Freddy Mercury.

The Borat star was cast as Mercury but dropped out suddenly over creative differences and now Taylor has opened up about Baron Cohen’s decision to leave.


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Swinghouse Studio’s Sunset Strip Music Festival 2013 with Audix Mics.

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

For the fifth year, Phil Jaurigui and the Swinghouse crew pulled off the impossible: Staging a music festival in the middle of the busiest street in Southern California! The Sunset Strip Music Festival site features two main stages (East and West) and three side venues (the famous Whisky a Go Go and...

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Liam Gallagher To Play At Charlatons’ Drummer Charity Gig

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Beady Eye and former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has confirmed that he’ll be performing at the upcoming charity gig in memory of the late Charlatans’ drummer, Jon Brookes.

Brookes passed away last month, three years after being diagnosed with a brain tumour after being with the...

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Bon Jovi Drummer Tico Torres Undergoes Another Emergency Surgery

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Bon Jovi took to the stage at the Rock in Rio Festival in Rio De Janeiro without a key member of the band: Tico Torres.

Torres was rushed to the hospital for a second time with severe pain in his abdomen. The 59-year old drummer underwent emergency gall bladder surgery, according to the band’s...

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Virgil Donati Releases ”In This Life”

Friday, September 20th, 2013

“Many drummers come to mind who”ve had a hand in raising the bar – leading by example with faster chops, innovative use of the instrument, more complex rhythms, more creative phrasing, and in general, inspiring a new generation of drummers. But few have turned as many heads as Virgil...

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Spaun Drum Company introduces their new Jazz Series

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

The Spaun Jazz Series drum kits and snare drums feature their 100% 8-ply Maple shell with or without 8-ply Maple reinforcement rings. You can choose reinforcement rings if you want a shorter decay and higher fundamental pitch on your drums, or no reinforcement rings if you want

a more open,...

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Sakae Drums are proud to announce their latest endorsee in the UK

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Richard Jupp has been the drummer with Elbow for over 20 years. He is a co-writer of all 5 of their albums, 3 times Mercury and Brit nominated, their most famous work, ’The Seldom Seen Kid’ (2008), won them 12 international awards including a Brit, a Mercury Prize and 2 Ivor Novello awards.


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