News Archive

Who’s drummer Keith Moon’s drum kit up for sale

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

A drum set once owned by Keith Moon, the drummer with The Who, is to be sold at auction. The Who drummer was known for wrecking his drums while performing. It is expected to fetch at least £20,000. A sale in 2004 saw a Keith Moon kit go for £120,000. The 1964 Ludwig Super Classic kit that is...

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Premier Drums Win Major Drumming Award

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Premier has won Rhythm Percussion Product of the Year Award at the MIA Music Awards 2014 for the Modern Classic drum set. The MIA Music Awards, organised by the Music Industries Association, honour the best selling, most reliable and innovative products and retail initiatives in the UK; celebrating...

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My Drum Lessons Marketing Manager Leaves Us

Friday, November 28th, 2014

We are sad to announce that Helena Alexandria has been forced to leave her role as Marketing and Accounts Manager at My Drum Lessons due to poor health. Helena has been with the company for almost 3 Years and has been an integral part of the development of the business working above and beyond her...

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Phil Rudd Shows Off In Court With His Drumming Skills.

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

The Australian drummer of hard rock group AC/DC, Phil Rudd, has briefly appeared in court in New Zealand on charges of threatening to kill and possession of drugs. The judge at the court in the North Island city of Tauranga briefly issued an arrest warrant for Mr Rudd, 60, after he failed to appear...

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Wet Nuns announce the death of drummer Alexis Gotts

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Wet Nuns have announced the death of their drummer Alexis Gotts, known as Leki. His passing was announced on Facebook on November 24th. A statement written by frontman Rob Graham explained that Gotts had taken his own life. It read:

“It’s with a deep sadness and a heavy heart that...

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Big Bands Make Big Money.

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

You always wanted to be rich and be a rockstar. These top band certainly earn some big bucks from playng rock music. So how much does your favorite rock and metal acts make per show? Billboard has published a list of the latest earnings from shows by a number of acts that goes some way to revealing...

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NAMM 2015 Drum Extravagance.

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Drummers, here’s the biggest show of 2015. Between January 22nd -25th, the music industry will once again converge upon California’s Anaheim Convention Centre for four days of industry networking, product launches, live entertainment and more, as the annual NAMM show returns for its 2015...

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New cajon brush collection and kneepad announced.

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Meinl has expanded its percussion products line-up with a new collection of cajon brushes and a new practice kneepad for drummers. The Classic cajon brush is designed to deliver heavy, full strokes with a warm, mellow attack. Measuring 14 1/4“, the brush is made from rippled polymer bristles and...

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Two Door Cinema Club drummer to visit the Institute

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Professional drummer Ben Thompson has toured the World as a professional session drummer for over 5 years. He has played at some of the worlds biggest and most iconic venues, and performed at major festivals worldwide including Reading and Leeds, Glastonbury, V, T in the Park, Bestival, R1 Big Weekend,...

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John Wackerman’s “Drum Duets Volume II”.

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

The follow-up to his popular and successful CD and book release, “Drum Duets Volume I”, “John Wackerman Drum Duets Volume II” features top LA session drummer, composer and producer John Wackerman as he teams up with 16 other world-class drum artists. The video project was shot with multiple...

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Drummers Carmine & Vinny Appice New Video.

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Drum Heroes Carmine & Vinny Appice Go Head-To-Head On The New Release Drum Wars Live! Los Angeles, CA – Drumming demi-gods Carmine & Vinny Appice have both had extraordinary careers behind the drum kit, beginning with Carmine’s tenure in such legendary classic rock bands as Vanilla...

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Johnny Elichaoff, former drummer with King Crimson’s Robert Fripp, dies

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Drummer Johnny Elichaoff, known as Johnny Toobad during a stint with King Crimson‘s Robert Fripp, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 55. Elichaoff fell from the top of a shopping center in Bayswater, west of London, the same ledge he’d been talked down from two weeks ago, according to the...

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Who is playing at Download 2015?

Monday, November 17th, 2014

My Drum Lessons have been informed that favourites to play Download 2015 are Muse, Slipknot and KISS at next year’s Download Festival. The usually very reliable eFestivals website (via Birmingham Mail) has the three acts listed as “to be confirmed” for the festival, which will...

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Charlie Watts speechless over ‘Jagger’ the 11-year-old drummer

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

No one gets near the Rolling Stones Charlie Watts, still one of the world’s best (and most protected) live drummers for the last 50 years. No-one except an 11-year-old boy called Jagger, who calls the band’s drummer, Charlie Watts, his hero. Jagger Alexander-Erber is the Australian...

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AC/DC unclear of drummer Phil Rudds future with the band.

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Rock band AC/DC say they haven’t talked to drummer Phil Rudd since he was charged with attempting to arrange a murder on 6 November. Guitarist Angus Young said they had had “a few problems” with Rudd while recording their latest album but his arrest “took everyone by surprise”....

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