News Archive

Coldplay man reveals all on his new Yamaha kit

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Head back to 2001 and the band were fresh-faced indie-rock sensations, riding high on the back of anthemic tunes like Yellow and Trouble from 2000’s Parachutes debut. It was one hell of a landing for the band, and a steep learning curve in particular for Will Champion, who could not call himself...

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Cambridge Drum Factory open day on Thursday 22nd September 2016.

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Here is a chance for all our drum tutors to visit Cambridge Drum Company Factory open day on Thursday 22nd September 2016.  Here is the provisional clinic and personal appearance timetable for the evening. Places for this inspiring free event are being snapped up fast, so if you haven’t yet...

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Spice up the Relationship With Your Drummer

Monday, August 29th, 2016

There is a popular misconception in the music world that drummers are always the first to lose interest in a band’s musical direction. Maybe it’s because pop culture is filled with the tried trope of drummers running off to join another band that fills their needs. If you want the backbone of...

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Dokken Drummer Mick BrownPaints Pessimistic Picture of Reunion Tour

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Dokken frontman Don Dokken has made no secret of the fact that the recently announced temporary reunion of the group’s most commercially successful lineup was motivated by money. And whatever they’re getting paid, it sounds like it isn’t enough to put a damper on the old personality conflicts...

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Roger Taylor on why Queen should record new material

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

The writer of hits such as ‘Radio Ga Ga’, ‘Under Pressure’ and ‘These Are the Days of Our Lives’ delivers this information with a knowing chuckle and is relaxed and in good spirits as the prospect of a new Queen studio album, taking to the stage with his son Rufus...

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Why Drums Only Sound as Good as the Room They’re In

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Some of us have spent a fair bit of time in the company of drummers, and every last one has been a little bit different. That level of independent limb coordination must do something to your neural circuitry. Some drummers hide their strangeness… unless they get to talking about “room tone.”...

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Emily Dolan Davies Being Concurrent

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Concurrent activity is one of my favourite types of activity, no matter what it is! It could be learning songs whilst exercising, working whist travelling or even cooking and hanging the washing out! There are very few better feelings to me than being truly productive in a condensed space of time. There...

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School Ground Sounds

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

SGS has always aimed to discover and showcase talented young musicians in London. Their mentoring programme was introduced to complement this exposure with industry-level support from a team of experienced and professional mentors who share our passion...

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The Day Ringo Starr Joined the Beatles

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Only two days after Pete Best was fired, the Beatles performed their first official gig with new drummer Ringo Starr. The concert took place at Hulme Hall in Birkenhead  a ferry ‘cross the Mersey away from Liverpool  on Aug. 18, 1962. Starr, who had been poached from Rory Storm and the Hurricanes,...

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Bongo Drums And Latin Tradition

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Bongo drums, usually just called bongos, are one of the most recognizable of percussion instruments. Due to the pervasive popularity of Latin music (thank you, “Dancing With the Stars”), the sounds of these little drums are familiar to people around the world. Bongos, as the name implies, always...

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Mastodon Drummer Brann Dailor Looking to Get ‘More Proggy

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor talked about what the band’s yet-untitled new album will sound like, saying he’d “like to get a little more proggy.” He tells the press “It sounds like Mastodon to me but an updated version. We always try to push to hear something new and...

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Drummer Jerry Clyde Paradis Dies

Friday, August 19th, 2016

More sad news to report this week as yet another rocker has left us. Former Gates of Slumber and Sourvein drummer J. Jerry Clyde Paradis passed away on Aug. 13 “suddenly and peacefully” according to a crowdfunding page established to cover expenses including cremation and a headstone at a cemetery...

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Any young drummers From Billericay/Grays looking to join a band

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

We have a young band (17/18) from Billericay/Grays who have just lost their drummer and wondered if We have any young drummers or students that would like to be in a band that gig regularly and have great support from the parents ie. transport/roadie and tea boys. They have been together for 3 years...

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Stevie Fury of Jeremy and the Harlequins, Less is More

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

I’m here today to talk to you a little about my band’s recording process and my drum setup. For both our debut record, American Dreamer, and our follow-up record, Into The Night, we recorded analog to tape. What does this mean as a drummer? A few things. For one, you have to know how to play...

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Queensryche Drummer On Album-Making Process

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Does Queensryche take advantage of new technology while making albums or do they rely on a tried-and-tested formula from the past, drummer Scott Rockenfield said: “I think we take it from record to record, basically. I think our career, from the beginning, has kind of been a variety of creative...

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