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It’s a fact: playing the drums makes you happy!

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Confucius once said: “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” And the latest scientific studies agree, especially when it comes to playing the drums! Research by the Royal College of Music concludes that drumming can have a positive impact on mental health –...

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Mikkey Dee, life after Lemmy and joining The Scorpions

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Dee is in London to join Saxon for a tribute to his old bandmate. Along with Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell, they blast through Ace Of Spades, Overkill and Born To Raise Hell, with Dee borrowing Saxon drummer Nigel Glockler’s kit. “Nigel’s drums are very hard to play,” says Dee after...

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Ways to Get More Fans for Your Band Using Instagram

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Your fans have the attention span of a goldfish (less, actually!). So every time you engage with them, you need to hit ’em with a one-two knockout punch. The best way to do that is through consistent visual content. We process visuals 60,000 times faster than text, and since graphics evoke emotion,...

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Lars Ulrich Says Fans Can Expect ‘Plenty Of Tributes’ To Lemmy

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Asked if fans can expect to see Metallica perform any Motorhead covers as a tribute to Lemmy Kilmister at any of the upcoming concerts, Lars said: “Hopefully. I think everybody knows what a significant role Lemmy played in Metallica’s existence, in my life, the life of the band. Obviously,...

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ICMP Host Exclusive Masterclass With Laurence Cottle And Gabor Dornyei

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

London, November 25th 2016: On 29th November, ICMP will host a masterclass featuring the legendary Laurence Cottle together with Gabor Dornyei, ICMP drum faculty member and one of Europe’s leading drum clinicians who has performed and recorded for a long list of renowned artists as well as Walt...

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Original drummer Tony McCarroll on Oasis and Supersonic

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Meeting Liam Gallagher for the first time in 20 years at the premiere of the new Oasis movie could have been awkward for Tony McCarroll but, as the film’s director acknowledges, the sacked drummer’s early contribution to the band is now widely recognised.

MAT Whitecross’s...

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Compare Yourself to Other Musicians in a Healthy Way

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Today is the day. No more touring around in your mom’s Subaru Outback. The band has finally made enough money to buy a real van. It may be a few years old, but it’ll certainly get you to the next gig and then some. One day, as you’re cruising down the highway onward to said gig,...

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Alphonse Mouzon: Past and Present

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Alphonse Mouzon came to prominence in the ’70s as one of the top drummers on the burgeoning fusion scene, playing with premier acts like Weather Report and Larry Coryell’s Eleventh House. A greatly respected player, Mouzon was admired by no less than Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham, as recounted...

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Inspiral Carpets drummer Craig Gill dies

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

A statement on the Manchester band’s Facebook page said they were “absolutely devastated” by the loss of “our brother”. Gill was one of the founding members of the group, which he formed in Oldham in the 1980s alongside guitarist Graham Lambert. The group’s hits...

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Tips to Keep Yourself From Going Crazy in the Music Industry

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

There are few industries that are known to be as rough, as difficult to break into, and as soul crushing as music. If you’re going to try to live and work in the music industry, you need to know what to do to survive. The music industry has chewed up and spit out millions of people over the years,...

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Billy Dead of The Dead Deads

Monday, November 21st, 2016

I started playing drums in college. My uncle had a drum set in his basement when I was growing up, and I sat down at it once and was able to play a few beats without ever having sat at a kit before. So it’s always been in my blood I think. Years later, I decided to buy a drum kit out of the...

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Drummer Kenny Aronoff Releases Autobiography

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

“Uncommon” is the name drummer Kenny Aronoff chose for his Los Angeles recording studio, and there could be no better word to describe the life and career of the man who, through boundless drive, creativity, and energy, has established himself as one of the most influential  and in-demand...

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Drummer Nick Mason Reflects

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Besides plenty of memories, putting together 27 discs of audio and visual material for Pink Floyd’s new The Early Years 1965-1972 box set gave drummer Nick Mason, at least, a fresh perspective on the fate of the band’s original mastermind, Syd Barrett. “I think we’ve always...

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Abe Cunningham talks Gore and bandmate beefs

Friday, November 18th, 2016

It’s not that he’s slacking, but he’s flown in direct from his son’s high school graduation. It’s a reminder of the band’s longevity and their continued success 21 years on from the release of their 1995 debut Adrenaline. It hasn’t all been plain sailing and Deftones’ turbulent history...

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Drummer breaks world record for longest drum roll to raise money for children’s charities

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Drummer Allistair Brown has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest snare drum roll, smashing the previous time by over ten hours. And, in doing so, Brown has raised money for two causes very close to his heart following the death of his young cousin in December 2015, 7-year-old Cariss Dempster.


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