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A Drummer’s Perspective Author Launches Kickstarter Project

Friday, February 28th, 2014

A Drummer’s Perspective Author Launches Kickstarter Project For Second Book

David Phillips, author of the critically acclaimed ‘A Drummer’s Perspective’ is now very close to finishing his second coffee table book and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds to be able...

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Original Kinks Drummer Mick Avory Returns to Twickenham

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Original Kinks drummer Mick Avory is no stranger to the Eel Pie Club – and he cannot wait to perform there again next month.

Now playing as part of the Kast-off Kinks, Avory, the only original Kink in the group, plays alongside former band members Jim Rodford and Ian Gibbons.


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Veteran Death Metal Band Fire Gay Drummer

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Veteran death metal band Malevolent Creation have issued a bizarre statement, saying that they’ve fired “gay drummer” Gus Rios.

The rambling post, which appears on the band’s official Facebook, which has 190,000 followers, reads, “We have fired our gay drummer Gus Rios and replaced...

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Benny Greb Master Session London 2014

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Benny Greb Master Session London 2014

Come and join the Benny Greb Master Session London 2014 at the Bull Theatre in Barnet, London from 8th – 11th April 2014.

For the Benny Greb Master Session in London 2014, all classes will be held in English, so you dont need to brush up on...

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Paragon Recruits New Drummer

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

After parting ways with drummer Chris Gripp, German power metal band Paragon has now issued the following announcement about recruiting Sören Teckenburg:

“After just a few rehearsals we decided to make Sören Teckenburg a permanent Paragon member. This man just LIVES drumming.


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MSC Launches Acousticx

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

MSC Launches Acousticx

Drummers love something new – and if a new product is exciting, inexpensive, easy to play and lets the drummer indulge his (or her) craft just about anywhere, even better! So the Music Shipping Company is delighted to announce the UK launch of Acousticx drumming...

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Muse drummer Dom Howard: ‘I’m raring to go on album No.7’

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Muse drummer Dom Howard has sparked speculation that the band has started work on their new album, after revealing that he is ‘raring to go’ on the record.

The fancy-dress loving sticksman took to Twitter, where he changed his Twitter description that was eager to progress with...

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Win a Yamaha Live Custom drumkit and hardware package, worth over £2700!

Monday, February 24th, 2014

This is your chance to win a fantastic Yamaha prize consisting of…

Yamaha Live Custom in Black Shadow Sunburst

22 x 18 Undrilled Bass Drum, 10 x 7 Tom, 12 x 8 Tom, 16 x 15 Floor and 14 x 5.5 Snare

with a hardware pack consisting of

Tom Holders, 2 x 800 Series Boom...

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Motionless In White Drummer Quits

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Motionless In White drummer Brandon Richter has announced that after a year of playing he has left the band. The group are yet to comment on the departure.

Richter released the following statement:

“I’m announcing sadly I won’t be apart of MIW anymore. I won’t...

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Bill Ward Pays Tribute To John Bonham

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Co-founding Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward paid tribute to his contemporary in Led Zeppelin on his ‘Rock 50′ radio show, saying, “If you want to strive toward something, just listen to John Bonham.”

Ward offered “Good Times Bad Times” and other tracks from early Zeppelin recordings...

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Bastille Drummer Chris Wood Becomes BBC Football Pundit

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Bastille drummer Chris Wood will take a break from touring the world to become a football pundit for the day on BBC Radio Devon.

Wood, a lifelong Plymouth Argyle fan, will enter the commentary box on Saturday (February 22) to cover Plymouth’s league match with Dagenham and Redbridge.


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Drummer with Sydney Rock Band “Beaten to a Bloody Pulp”

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

According to Sydney five-piece Strangers, drummer Timmy Hansen was jumped by eight men over the weekend in Rozelle and “beaten to a bloody pulp for absolutely no reason”. While Hansen has lost a few teeth and has “some nasty swelling” he is expected to make a full recovery.


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Pink Floyd Drummer to Help Chippenham Children’s Charity

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Springboard Opportunity Nursery has been overwhelmed by the generous response to an appeal for £10,000 after it was hit by a huge grant cut.

Last week it was highlighted that the Chippenham nursery for disabled children faced a massive fundraising task after the government withdrew its Aiming...

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Kenny Aronoff Temporarily Joins Styx as Drummer

Monday, February 17th, 2014

He may not be a household name, but for anyone who spends time reading liner notes, Kenny Aronoff is a legend — a prolific session drummer who’s manned the kit for everyone from John Mellencamp to the Smashing Pumpkins. Recently, Aronoff’s busy schedule has included the all-star Beatles tribute...

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Hundreds at Charity Tribute Concert for Charlatans Drummer Jon Brookes

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Thousands of pounds have been generated for charity at the event which saw bands and singers perform at Darlaston All Active.

Mr Brookes, who was from Burntwood in Staffordshire, died last August after battling a brain tumour. The gig was organised by Adam Paget, a lifelong friend of Jon, and...

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