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Soundgarden Plays First Show With New Touring Drummer Matt Chamberlain

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Reunited grunge legends Soundgarden played their first show with veteran drummer Matt Chamberlain (Thursday, March 27) in Lima, Peru.

Chamberlain is filling in for Matt Cameron on the band’s 2014 tour dates, including Soundgarden’s upcoming summer trek with Nine Inch Nails. Cameron...

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Drummer Chad Channing Won’t Be Inducted Into Rock Hall of Fame

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month. Their best known lineup will be inducted: Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl. This week, rumors circulated that Chad Channing, the band’s Bleach-era drummer until 1990, would also be included.

As it turns out,...

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Talent Hunters ‘Snare’ Nuneaton’s Top Drummer Jack

Friday, March 28th, 2014

A drumming star has been unearthed in Nuneaton by a group which promotes young talent from around the world.

Jack Taplin is being billed as the next big thing in the drumming industry.

The 13-year-old from Nuneaton is being managed by Big Pure Talent. In fact, the not-for-profit group...

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Asia, ELP Drummer Carl Palmer Puts The Art In Rock

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

In a field known for vibrant characters, Carl Palmer may be the most colorful drummer of them all.

A founding member of ’70s progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer and ’80s rock supergroup Asia, the Birmingham, England-born Palmer will premiere his new art collection, Rhythm of...

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Mike Portnoy: ‘I’m the Dave Grohl of Prog’

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Known as one of the busiest guys in music, Mike Portnoy recently compared himself to Dave Grohl in terms of being a workaholic and constantly keeping up with a hectic schedule.

Jokingly asked by Examiner on whether he’s “slacking off” during April, a seemingly obligation-free...

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Jason Bonham, Glenn Hughes Supergroup Releases New Single

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

California Breed, the new supergroup featuring Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham, has released their debut single, Classic Rock is reporting.

The track, titled “Sweet Tea,” is the first song from the power trio, which is completed by 23 year old singer/guitarist Andrew Watt.


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Thomas Lang Drum Masterclass

Monday, March 24th, 2014


Event date: 25 March 2014

Event time: 7:00pm

Venue Address: 1A Dyne Road, London, NW6 7XG

Thomas Lang Drum Masterclass

Who should attend?

•Obviously this class is focused at drum students, but don’t forget that Thomas Lang is also a multi-instrumentalist,...

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Henry Rollins Remembers Stooges’ Drummer Scott Asheton

Monday, March 24th, 2014

A couple of weeks ago I was listening to a lot of music by Sonic’s Rendezvous Band, one of the most under-mentioned American rock groups of the last century. It was a Detroit super group. Fred “Sonic” Smith of the MC5 on guitar, Scott Morgan of the Rationals on guitar and vocals,...

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Drummer Joe Lala Dead at 66

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Joe Lala, a prolific session drummer and actor who played on albums for a long list of renowned rock stars, has passed away following a struggle with lung cancer at the age of 66.

The Tampa Tribune notes that Lala, a native of the area, rose to prominence as a member of the band Blues Image,...

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Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts Hits the Stage at Perth Jazz Club

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts gave a surprise performance at the Ellington Jazz Club in Perth last night.

Music lovers were taken aback when the famous rock’n’roller got on stage at the Beaufort Street haunt on the same night as their cancelled Perth Arena concert.


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Soundgarden Reportedly Recruits Drummer Matt Chamberlain

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

According to Brazil’s, Soundgarden has recruited Matt Chamberlain to fill in for drummer Matt Cameron for the the band’s 2014 tour dates, including Soundgarden’s upcoming summer U.S. trek with Nine Inch Nails. Cameron will sit out the shows shows due to his live commitments...

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The Stooges Drummer Scott Asheton Dies

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Iggy Pop has led tributes to his “dear friend” and bandmate, The Stooges drummer Scott Asheton, who died on Saturday aged 64.

Pop confirmed the news on his Facebook page on Sunday, saying: “He was like my brother. I have never heard anyone play the drums with more meaning.”


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Gavin Harrison plays the Nord Drum 2 and Nord Pad

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Video and audio recordings showcase Nord’s modelling drum synthesizer in the hands of the amazing Gavin Harrison. Acclaimed British drummer Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson) was an early adopter of the original Nord Drum drum synthesizer. Having upgraded last year to the new Nord...

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Keeping Time With Drummer Danny Seraphine

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Danny Seraphine, the original drummer of Chicago and the engine behind some of the greatest rock songs of all time, is on a whole new mission and is about to take the music world by percussive storm.

Along with former Chicago bandmate Bill Champlin, guitarist Marc Bonilla, and keyboardist Ed...

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Stanton Moore Announces Sono Las Vegas

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Stanton Moore Announces Sono Las Vegas

Drum Camp April 11th – 13th

Presented by Muso Entertainment the Exclusive 3-day Drum Camp Includes

Friday & Saturday Tickets for Galactic Shows at the Brooklyn Bowl.

Grammy™ award-winning drumming...

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