News Archive

David Cyrus MacDonald Talks New Approach, Show, and Setup

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

I’d like to talk about our latest record Full Colour. It’s the first album we released in which the drums were primarily written in the studio, largely built from sampled sounds and custom beats that I would then learn to apply to the drums. This was a very different process from our previous...

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PiL drummer Bruce Smith on 40 years of post-punk

Friday, December 30th, 2016

“We recently did a festival in Leipzig, it was the world’s biggest goth festival,” explains an ever-so-slightly bemused Bruce Smith. “We weren’t really sure what to expect or why they had even booked us. But it was great, we played to a full house at one in the morning. It was fantastic. Such...

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Vinny Appice: ‘When Ronnie James Dio Died, It Was Shocking’

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Asked how the deaths of Ronnie James Dio and Jimmy Bain affected the way he approaches performing live nowadays, Vinny said: “I never really experienced band members actually dying, so when Ronnie died, it was shocking. It was, like, ‘Wow! Who knew this day was coming?’ So that was...

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Legendary drummer Alphonse Mouzon dies at age 68

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

We are sad today to inform Soul Trackers of the death of legendary jazz drummer Alphonse Mouzon, after a battle with Neuroendocrine Carcinoma, a rare form of cancer. He was 68. It was just over two months ago that Mouzon was informed of the severity of his illness, and was hospitalized. During his...

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Essential Drumming Styles for Every Drummer To Master

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Different styles of music require different styles of playing, and this is no exception for drummers. A good drummer can be great in one particular genre, but a great drummer is well-versed in several different ones. Each style requires a different approach and possesses its own sense of rhythm and...

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Joey Cassata Talks Challenges of Broadway

Monday, December 26th, 2016

I’ve been drumming for the show since it’s off-Broadway run starting back in 2013. Before that, some of you may know me from my band ZO2 and the TV show Z Rock. Being primarily a rock drummer at heart, the Broadway scene is very new to me. The challenges of working in theater and on a hit Broadway...

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Merry Drumming Christmas

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

The team at My Drum Lessons would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. Now put down the turkey and go and do some drumming!


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(RBI) has announced that it has purchased Toca Percussion

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

For over 55 years, RBI has built a network of clinicians, educators, musicians, and customer support staff focused on bringing quality musical instruments and music education products to students, educators and classrooms around the world. RBI has long been a leader in the development and distribution...

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Artists That Good Managers Will Never Work With

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Ask a music business consultant, one of the most frequently asked questions, “Where do I find a manager?” And every single time, they will say “You don’t find a manager, a manager finds you.” People tend to not like this answer, but it’s the truth. Managers are talent...

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Matt Sorum On Career, Longevity And Making His Vision A Reality!

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Matt Sorum’s passion for music is deep-rooted. He received his first drum set at age 5 and his self-described obsession never waned while he formed bands and snuck out at night as a teen to play at Hollywood clubs. As one of the most respected drummers in the industry, he provided the back-beat...

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Phil Collins Beats Crippling Back Condition To Play The Drums Again

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

He sang Against All Odds – and now Phil Collins has beaten the odds by recovering from his crippling neurological conditions enough to play drums once more. Phil has confirmed he will perform behind the drum kit again on next summer’s comeback shows. The ex- Genesis star is so determined...

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Drummer Joey Jordison to debut new band in Des Moines

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Heading into 2017, Joey Jordison appears full of energy. He uses words like “excited” and “happy” when describing his new band VIMIC and the future prospects of touring. His energy and enthusiasm bleeds through as he answers questions about his new band, recovering from a neurological illness...

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Rust Patina Snare Drum

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Through some careful techniques and plenty of patience, the outer finish on this drum is real rust formed over a special iron power compound. Once the desired level of rust is obtained it is then sealed in with a dead matt lacquer. Very much a vintage chic look all round.

The Liberty drums...

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‘We’re not dead yet,’ says ex-AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd said he would “dearly love” to play with his old band-mates again, as he prepares to take his first solo album on tour. The Australian musician, who left the renowned rock band for a second time last year, refused to rule out the possibility of joining them...

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Stella Mozgawa on vintage tones and programmed beats

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

It’s hard for me to just play drums with Warpaint and then leave the room,” says Warpaint workaholic Stella Mozgawa. “I would feel like that is not the point of being in a band.” Since joining the Californian art-rock foursome in 2009, the affable Australian drummer has certainly made herself...

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