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Negator Parts Ways With Drummer Samebrann

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Band Negator has announced that they have now parted ways with their drummer Samebrann but no official reason has been given.

Negator has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band’s drummer:

“Samebrann is no longer a member of Negator. Due to several...

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Kiss Drummer Peter Criss To Appear At ‘Bonzo Bash’

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Original Kiss drummer Peter Criss will make a special guest appearance with other top drummers at “Bonzo Bash” — an all-star tribute to late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham — on May 31 at Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey.

Musicians scheduled to perform...

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Former Budgie Drummer Finds Success With Parkinson’s Treatment

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Pete Boot, drummer for early British heavy-metal band Budgie in the early-70s, credits a ground-breaking treatment for Parkinson’s disease as having helped improve his mobility by up to 90 percent.

“I have had this a year but it is still early days,” Boot tells Wales Online. “The operation...

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Oasis Drummer To Auction His Drum Kit

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Oasis drummer Tony McCarroll is auctioning off the drum kit he played on the band’s debut album Definitely Maybe and is expected to fetch as much as £15,000.

McCarroll, who left the band in 1995 and eventually took them to court for a share of their profits, said: “This drum kit...

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Coroner Announces New Drummer

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Swiss technical thrash metal masters Coroner have announced the addition of drummer Diego Rapacchietti to the group’s ranks.

The band says in a statement: “Diego is an accomplished and innovative drummer. He has played in bands Paganini, Venturia, 69 Chambers, and many more. Diego...

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Tommy Lee Records Nine Songs For Smashing Pumpkins

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee plays drums on nine songs on the Smashing Pumpkins new album ‘Monuments To An Elegy’.

“I think he has probably the best record he’s ever written,” Lee says. “These are like epic, goose-bump songs. It sounds like the first couple...

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Drummer Roger Taylor Forms His Own Queen Tribute Band

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Queen drummer Roger Taylor was so fed up of seeing below average tribute acts that he decided to host auditions for his own, with fans being given the opportunity to vote for their favourites on the Internet.

He said: ”The terrible ones [tributes] are cheesy and panto-like, more about...

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Silent Voices Announce New Drummer

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Silent Voices, featuring Sonata Arctica members Henrik Klingenberg and Pasi Kauppinen, have announced Jani “Hurtsi” Hurula as their new drummer.

Says the band: “We are proud to announce the new Silent Voices drummer: ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Jani “Hurtsi”...

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Will Ferrell and Chad Smith Prepare for Drum Battle

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Comedian Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, are preparing for their drum battle on “The Tonight Show” on May 22.

Ferrell, who fans have pointed out bears a striking resemblance to Smith, will challenge the musician in the drum-off to raise money for charity....

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Stewart Copeland To Premiere Orchestral Piece

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Drummer Stewart Copeland will be premièring his new orchestral work in Liverpool this month.

“I just want to rock the joint,” announces Stewart Copeland, which isn’t what you normally expect to hear uttered by a classical composer preparing to première a new work.


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Hospital In Legal Row Over Drummer’s Treatment

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

A Sheffield hospital has entered in to a legal row over the treatment of a drummer and whether he should be allowed to die.

Lawyers for the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said the former drummer, aged in his 50s, had a condition which affected the nerves of the brain stem...

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Drummer and Guitarist Quit Metal Band Warbringer

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Drummer Carlos Cruz and guitarist John Laux have announced they have left Californian thrash metal band Warbringer.

Though Cruz was only a member of Warbringer since 2011, Laux was an original member of the act, leaving vocalist John Kevill wondering whether or not Warbringer should trudge...

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Black Keys Drummer’s Feud With Bieber Escalates

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

The feud between Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney and pop star Justin Bieber has escalated after further comments have been made by Patrick in a recent interview.

Patrick Carney fumed to Rolling Stone that the 20-year-old Canadian pop star is “a f***ing moron” for turning millions of his...

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Scorpions Drummer Returns Home After Jail Term

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Drummer James Kottak for the Scorpions has been released from jail and has returned to his home in the United States.

James Kottak, a US national, was last month sentenced to one month in jail after being convicted of insulting Islam, raising his middle finger and being under the influence...

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Motley Crew drummer records with The Smashing Pumpkins

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

According to reports Smashing Pumpkins singer and guitarist Billy Corgan has Tweeted a studio update, confirming that Motley Crue drum legend Tommy Lee will perform on each of the songs from the upcoming SP effort “Monument to an Elegy.”

“Here’s a shot from the mission...

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