News Archive

Nick Mason on ‘Early Years,’ Syd Barrett, Inter-Band Tension

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Pink Floyd’s journey to prog-rock masterpiece Dark Side of the Moon was long and varied, and it’s one of the most fascinating stories in rock, with stops in blues jamming, otherworldly psychedelia and trippy folk music. It’s documented exhaustively in the recently released box set,...

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Phil Collins’ Son Nic Talks Drumming for Dad

Monday, January 30th, 2017

It’s hard to imagine a more dramatic public unveiling than what Phil Collins’ son Nicholas experienced at the opening of the globally live streamed U.S. Open last August. The 15-year-old hadn’t even started his junior year of high school. But there he was, sitting silently behind...

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Making classic songs your own

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

Taking classic songs and trying to make them your own may seem like a thankless task, but Arejay Hale and his Halestorm bandmates have made quite the art of it. On Reanimate 3, the band’s third EP collection of covers, they take on Metallica, Whitesnake, Soundgarden, Twenty One Pilots and more....

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Russell Gilbrook Drumming Masterclasses

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Expert drum clinician Russell Gilbrook is teaming up with various music education facilities around the UK to bring his wealth of drumming experience to students. The Sakae Drums artist tours the world with rock legends Uriah Heep and is planning to connect with colleges and music teaching establishments...

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Prince’s Doctor Reportedly Overprescribed Pills to Guns N’ Roses Drummer

Friday, January 27th, 2017

The drummer’s mother revealed the overprescribing claims in a new memoir. Dr. Howard Kornfeld isn’t off the hook yet. The addiction specialist who was scheduled to meet with music icon Prince the day after his untimely passing, has been named as the same doctor who prescribed dozens of pills...

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Drum Legend Terry Bozzio To Issue Unreleased Tracks Digitally!

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

On the heels of a massive successful North American tour, legendary & award winning melodic drummer Terry Bozzio is releasing rare and unreleased music digitally via his official website! Terry has worked with Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, Korn, UK, Missing Persons, Mick Jagger, Robbie Robertson, Allan...

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Charles Bobo Shaw, Avant-Garde Jazz Drummer, Dies at 69

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Charles Bobo Shaw, a jazz drummer from St. Louis who worked with major figures of the 1960s and ’70s jazz avant-garde, died on Jan. 16 in St. Louis. He was 69. His death, at a hospice, was confirmed by the trumpeter George R. Sams, a friend and frequent collaborator, who said that Mr. Shaw was...

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Vic Firth unveils new sticks and more

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Vic Firth has showcased a wide range of new drumsticks, beaters, mallets, stick bags and more. First up, there are five new Modern Jazz Collection models, which were developed collaboratively with drummers including Jeff Ballard, Greg Hutchinson, Joe McCarthy and Lewis Nash. Specs are as follows:


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K Custom Special Dry collection

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

The Avedis Zildjian Company is excited to introduce the new K Custom Special Dry collection at the 2017 Winter NAMM Show. This new cymbal voice is an extension of its world renowned K Custom family of cymbals, remastered for today’s modern musical styles. These raw and earthy cymbals deliver a...

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Sabian has four new effects cymbals

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

There are four brand new effects cymbals delivering new sonic options for drummers. The B8X Ballistic Crash features an innovative new hammer peen applied from the bottom up. This thin model is capable of high-pitched mayhem while remaining musical. It comes in 16” and 18” models.


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Limited Edition Collector’s Series kits

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

To mark the occasion, the DW has been given the distinct honour of being the first-ever drum manufacturer to be allowed to responsibly harvest Norwegian Spruce from the famed Paneveggio Forest in Northern Italy for the purpose of creating the drumsets.  “Il Bosco Che Suona” (“The Singing Woods,”)...

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Vater host drummer autograph signing

Friday, January 20th, 2017

A Vater Drumstick artist autograph signing is scheduled for Saturday 21st January at the Winter NAMM show. Taking place at 3pm, four influential drummers will be signing autographs at the Vater Drumsticks booth including:  Abe Cunningham Deftones, Gil Sharone Marilyn Manson/Team Sleep, Mike Fuentes...

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New Online Store

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Porter & Davies are delighted to launch their new website and online store, where customers anywhere in the world can discover and buy direct the complete range of their world beating tactile monitoring systems.  The newly designed online store and website provides customers with easy access...

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DW Drums Latest Icon Snare Honors Bozzio And Zappa

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

The latest Drum Workshop Collector’s Series Icon Snare honors legendary drummer, Terry Bozzio and the extraordinarily complex percussion piece written for him by iconic American composer and musician Frank Zappa entitled, “The Black Page.” Paying homage to this infamous composition for drumset...

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Muffkopf Vintage style bass drum beater cover

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

This is a simple and convenient way to get a warm Vintage or Jazz bass drum sound without changing the head or beater. The felt cover, with its faux shaggy fur outer layer simply drops over the pedal beater so it can be secured quickly, making it ideal for a drummer to use mid performance for a quiet...

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