News Archive

Nick Cesarz of Vinyl Theatre: Talks Tour Challenges and Debut Album

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Hey, MDL readers! My name is Nick Cesarz and I play drums in Vinyl Theatre. We’re an alternative rock group based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.I started playing drums when I was nine years old, taking lessons through high school and into my college years where I studied percussion formally. Some...

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Buy a 12 issue subscription today and receive your FREE Los Cabos sticks!

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

Subscribe or renew your subscription to Drummer magazine today and get 12 issues delivered direct to your door, plus your FREE Los Cabos 5A White Maple sticks! Subscription package worth £77.83* – you pay just £43.75. With its unmistakable weight and gentle rebound, maple offers the definitive...

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NSPIRE, The Perfect Teaching Tool.

Friday, January 29th, 2016

NFUZD Audio is a new approach to electronic drumming. NSPIRE, the first drum set series for NFUZD Audio, is the first system to fully integrate the VST (Virtual Studio Technology) drumming experience to produce true Advanced Drum Emulation in a simple and easy to use package.

Four years ago,...

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Sabain has replaced its Xs20 cymbal series with the new XSR line

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

The new range is designed to deliver optimised sound and performance at a competitive price point. “We work hard to keep pushing forward the art of cymbal-making,” comments Sabian master product specialist, Mark Love. “The technology we have learned from making professional series cymbals eventually...

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Vinny Appice Expresses Frustration

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Last In Line drummer Vinny Appice has revealed the band’s frustration that news of Jimmy Bain’s death went online before they’d had time to tell his family. And he’s suggested some people only spread the word because they wanted to “attach themselves to a tragedy.”

Bain passed...

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Heritage Auctions is partnering with Neal Smith to sell some highly desirable, rare memorabilia.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Included in the auction are some of the clothing Neal wore in some of the iconic albums, photo shoots, and concerts!  The Alice Cooper Group Original Guillotine Billion Dollar Babies Tour – 1973 Built By “The Amazing Randy”  the breathtaking 18 piece mirrored premier drum kit from The Alice...

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Pearl announces new maple kits, Eliminator pedal and flat-based hardware

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Pearl’s Masters Series has always been synonymous with the very best in professional instruments for the touring drummer. In creating new Masters Maple Complete drums, Pearl has crafted a refined representation of Masters’ 25 year history in one total package.

At its core, Masters Maple...

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DrumWright goes into administration

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Reading-based retailer DrumWright has been put into administration after almost 20 years in business. The drums and percussion specialist cited poor sales ahead of the Christmas period as one of the reasons the behind its closure, with management and legal advisors concluding that it was in the best...

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Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Unique and versatile, the EC-10 EL Cajon allows cajon players to easily enhance their music with layered electronic sounds. To start, the EC-10 is an authentic acoustic cajon that sounds great on its own. What’s more, it has Roland’s renowned electronic percussion technology built in, letting...

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Paiste is set to unveil a wide array of new cymbal lines

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

The launch of the 2002 Black Big Beat range coincides with the 40th anniversary of the brand’s 2002 series. Big Beat cymbals are available in 18″, 19″, 20″, 21″, 22″ and 24″ singles, and 15″ and 16″ pairs. Visually, the cymbals feature a new hammering...

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Yamaha Recording Custom Series To Be Relaunched!

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Originally launched in 1975 the Recording Custom series (or 9000 series as it was known then) has become and Industry Standard drum set admired by world leading Drummers, Engineers, Studio’s and Hire companies around the world. Regarded as the most recorded Drum Set in History, Yamaha´s All Birch...

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Mott The Hoople drummer Griffin dies aged 67

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

He was a founder member of the group, best known for classic tracks Roll Away The Stone and All The Young Dudes. The latter was written and produced by David Bowie, who sang backing vocals on the track. The band, who made eight albums during their five-and-a-half year existence, reformed to mark...

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Drummer Sterling Campbell: My Time With David Bowie

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

It was 1978. I was 14 and I had already been learning the drums for a few years. On this particular day I happened to be walking in through the lobby of our apartment building on the Upper West Side when a drummer by the name of Dennis Davis was walking out with a cymbal bag and stick bag.


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Mistakes To Avoid When Recording Drums

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Setting up a multi-mic recording of a drum kit is complex, so it’s no surprise that there are any number of things that can trip up an intrepid recordist. Here are 6 potential pitfalls to avoid.  1. Don’t forget to tune!  Everyone remembers to tune the guitar or bass for a recording—it can...

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Aaron Solowoniuk, Billy Talent drummer diagnosed with MS, taking a break from performance

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Drummer Aaron Solowoniuk has announced he’s taking a break from award-winning Canadian rock band Billy Talent to focus on his health. Solowoniuk, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in his mid-twenties, has “been dealing with a relapse” for the past six to seven months, he...

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