News Archive

Want to join Gretsch drums on a history trip in New York?

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Come out to the Gretsch Drums Walking Tour on July 30th in New York City! Meet Fred Gretsch and take a walk through time in American music history. The Gretsch music instrument brand is woven into fabric of American history. The company was founded in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 1883 and has been crafting...

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Drum Legends Carmine & Vinny Appice Release New ‘Drum Wars Live’ Video – “Stand Up And Shout!”

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Drummers and music fans worldwide are buzzing with excitement about the new live CD track and music video by drum legends, brothers, Carmine & Vinny Appice, titled “Stand Up And Shout!” Drumming demi-gods Carmine & Vinny Appice have both had extraordinary careers behind the drum kit, beginning...

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Drummer Injury Forces Tour Cancellation.

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Drum and guitar duo The Black Keys have cancelled their European tour dates after drummer Patrick Carney picked up a serious shoulder injury in early January which we previously reported. A band statement read; “We are very sorry to have to cancel our upcoming performances through March 10th....

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Him’s Drummer Quits The Band.

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Drummer Mika ‘Gas Lipstick’ Karppinen has decided to quit rock band Him. After 16 years of drumming, Gas admitted that his “heart was not in it anymore,” though he made sure to stress there are no hard feelings between himself and the other HIM members. This news comes just a few years after...

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How Good Is The Drummer Movie Whiplash?

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Want to know if the drum film Whiplash is any good? Well we have the ultimate opinon of the BBC’s top film reviewer Mark Kermode in what he said about the film on Simon Mayos Radio 5 review show popularly known as Whittertainment. Here is a video of Mark and Simon discussing the film starring...

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Drummer Jon Brookes inspired new Charlatans’ album.

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Its been 2 years since the drummer of The Charlatans, Jon Brookes, died from brain cancer, but the band are determined to carry on to honour his memory. Jon became the driving force for them to make their latest album, Modern Nature. Rather than trying to find a full-time replacement for him, they...

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Tama Drums Announce Deal With Drummer Peter Erskine.

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Peter Erskine has played the drums since the age of four and is known for his versatility and love of working in different musical contexts. He appears on over 600 albums and film scores, and has won two Grammy Awards, plus an Honorary Doctorate from the Berklee School of Music (1992). Fifty albums...

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Drummer Mick Fleetwood Taken Ill During Concert

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Pop band Fleetwood Mac have had to cut a concert short in Nebraska by about an hour after drummer Mick Fleetwood suddenly became ill duing the set. Stevie Nicks told the crowd of about 14,000 at Lincoln’s Pinnacle Bank Arena that Fleetwood, 67, was sick backstage before the end of the 90-minute...

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Drummer film review – Whiplash.

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

How do you know if there’s a drummer at your front door? A: He knocks three times then comes in late. Badoom tish! The perennial butt of countless muso-jokes, drummers have long been the source of morbidly outlandish legend, from tragicomic screen-gags about the Thamesmen’s timekeeper dying in...

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My Drum Lessons Taiko Drumming Course In Glasgow

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

My Drum Lessons is pleased to be able to offer our teachers and their students a Taiko drumming course. This is an energetic, physical and highly choreographed art form which has thrilled audiences worldwide. Originally from Japan, this traditional folk art is developing and spreading as a modern...

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Drummer Dallas Taylor, Former Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Dies.

Monday, January 19th, 2015

My Drum Lessons was saddened to hear of the death of drum legend Dallas Taylor at the age of just 66. Taylor played on Crosby, Stills and Nash’s self-titled debut album in 1969 and their follow-up a year later with Neil Young, “Déjà Vu”. Dallas died Sunday at age 66, his wife Patti McGovern-Taylor revealed...

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Learn 14 New Ways To Do Drum Stick Tricks

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

This great drummer video shows you how to do 14 cool drum stick tricks. These drum lessons include how to to an Outward Twirl, an Inward Twirl, Fingers Twirl, Half Fingers Twirl, Conventional to Traditional, a Half Toss, a Full Toss, Inverted Wrist Catch, Stick Bounce, Toss & Catch Behind Back,...

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Drummer Nick Mason blames Apple for music’s downfall

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Pink Floyd drummer has said that technology giant Apple is killing music sales and bands from making any money. Mason has said “Apple sent the music industry over to the dark side… of the moon. Be it John Mayer or U2, Apple’s always been a brand that’s both embraced — and been embraced...

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Porter & Davies Launches the KT Platform Tactile Monitor

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Want to sound and feel like you have a huge amp stack behind you when you play drums, but no one else needs to hear it? Porter & Davies, worldwide leaders in Tactile Monitoring, are proud to announce the launch of their revolutionary KT Platform, which uses the transmission of sound by Kinetic...

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Movie Drummer Star Gives Drum Lessons Tips

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Star of the new drumming film Whiplash Miles Teller has some advice for you – become a drummer! Seriously. The Fantastic Four star, who plays a talented and dedicated jazz drummer in new movie Whiplash, told us that percussionists are in high demand in muso circles. “If you have a drum...

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