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Scorpions Drummer James Kottak Jailed in Dubai

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The drummer for the German rock band Scorpions has been sentenced to one month in jail in Dubai for offensive behaviour, according to local media.

They say James Kottak, an American national, was convicted of insulting Islam, raising his middle finger and being under the influence of alcohol.


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Former Kaiser Chiefs Drummer Working with Olly Murs

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Former Kaiser Chiefs drummer and songwriter Nick Hodgson has been writing for popstar Olly Murs.

Hodgson revealed that he was working with Murs in the Daily Star, saying that the pair were introduced by former Ordinary Boys frontman Preston, who also writes for the singer.


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Records Don’t Sell: Aerosmith Drummer

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer thinks there is “almost no reason” for the band to ever release another album as the records don’t sell.

The 63-year-old musician says records don’t make any money and the “Crazy” hitmakers would have to pay for it themselves.


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Kendal Drummer Plan 48 Hour Charity Drumathon

Friday, April 25th, 2014

A Kendal drummer is taking on the mammoth task of playing for 48 hours non stop for a local cancer charity that supported him through testicular cancer.

Professional drummer, John Powney, is taking on a huge challenge as he attempts to drum for 48 consecutive hours at the Bootleggers Bar in...

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The Stranglers Drummer Refuses To Retire

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

The Stranglers drummer Jet Black has vowed to continue performing despite ongoing health woes because he loves the thrill of playing with the band.

The percussionist has spent years struggling with a heart condition, as well as troubles with his neck, spine and lungs, and has been forced to...

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Musicians to Celebrate Life of Drummer Ricky Lawson

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

He was the globe-hopping drummer who played with everyone from Michael Jackson to Paul McCartney. Now Ricky Lawson’s hometown will get a chance to pay its respects.

Lawson, who died in Los Angeles just before Christmas, was one of Detroit’s most renowned and respected session musicians....

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Stewart Copeland’s Ben-Hur Film Score Premieres in US

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Stewart Copeland made his name as the drummer with the rock group, The Police. But he’s also known as an accomplished composer of film scores, ballets, concert works, and several operas, including a commission from the Royal Opera House in London.

Now he has composed a soundtrack to MGM’s...

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An Evening with Terry Bozzio 2014

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Drumming Legend Terry Bozzio Presents a Solo Musical Performance on World´s Largest Tuned Drum and Percussion Set on Forthcoming  Tour!

Drum legend Terry Bozzio, known for his work with Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, UK and his critically acclaimed solo ventures, celebrates the 50th anniversary...

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New Drummer Martin Tilander Announced By Crystal Eyes

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Swedish power metal act Crystal Eyes announced that drummer Martin Tilander has rejoined the band, replacing Stefan Svantesson, who leaves after thirteen years.

Tilander was with the band in 1994-1995, having only performed on the band’s 1994 self-titled demo. Crystal Eyes last released...

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Yellowcard Recruit Anberlin Drummer Nate Young For New Album

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Yellowcard have announced that they have recruited drummer Nate Young, of Anberlin, to play drums on their new album.

The Floridian pop/rock outfit’s new album will be released this fall via Razor & Tie Records.

“We are happy to let you know that our friend Nate Young...

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Famous Drummer Performs with Cobbers

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Concordia played host to several world-renowned musicians last week for the 24th annual Day of Percussion, which brings professional percussionists to campus to provide clinics and perform with students.

Among this year’s clinicians was Chester Thompson, best known for stints drumming with...

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Drummer Shannon Powell’s Beat, The Sounds of Old New Orleans

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

A master drummer and charismatic vocalist, Shannon Powell is a natural for the French Quarter Festival music schedule.

Powell lives in the same house in Tremé that his grandmother bought in 1942. The house and the historic neighborhood that surrounds it have been the 52-year-old musician’s...

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Sioux City Drummer Still Rockin’ Out at 73

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

His hair may be greyer and it may take him a week to recover from each show, but Don Bourret, 73, is still living out his rock and roll dreams.

After all, he’s been a drummer in bands ever since he was a Central High School senior back in 1957.

“I was in a group called the...

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Drummer Chad Smith Upset The CIA Used Their Music To Torture Prisoners

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith has revealed he was very upset that the CIA allegedly used the band’s music to torture a prisoner during interrogation in 2002.

Al Jazeera previously reported that Abu Zubaydah was tied to the ceiling of a “secret prison” and forced...

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Pulp Drummer: ‘Common People’ Sounded Like Tuneless Dirge

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Pulp drummer Nick Banks has said that he originally thought the band’s hit ‘Common People’ was a “tuneless dirge”. During an appearance on 5 live Breakfast, Banks was asked if he knew the group were recording something special.

“Not particularly, no,”...

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