News: Drummer News

Top Drummers Death Sparks Benefit Concert

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Top drummer Pat Torpey who past away from parkinsons disease is having a concert put on by Mr Big on 23rd May at the Canyon Club in California Torpey has drummed with the likes of Tina Turner, Belinda Carlisle, My Big, The Knack, Robert Plant and Ted Nugent. Mr Bigs Paul Gilbert (guitarist) and Billy...

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Adam Zemanek

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Missouri classic rockers Shaman’s Harvest are about to embark on a massive tour supporting Nickelback, which as you can imagine calls for some pretty big beats and a massive, stadium-filling sound. Their latest album, Red Hands Black Deeds, is bluesy, combining a classic, hard-edged rock sound...

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Grant Hart dies after cancer battle

Friday, September 15th, 2017

The death of the 56-year-old Minnesota rocker was confirmed by his former band mate, Bob Mould, on Facebook on Thursday. Husker Du – Danish for “Do you remember” rose to fame in the 1980s with their melodic take on punk rock. Mould recalled meeting Hart while studying at university...

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Win At Auditioning

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Emily Dolan Davies said I used to be terrible at auditions. My nerves took me over, I tried to act and dress like what I thought they wanted, and ended up all fraught, not playing to my best ability and ultimately not getting the gig. One day I was talking about this to my friend JJ, explaining...

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The UK National Drum Fair

Monday, September 4th, 2017

The next Palace Drum Clinic is with the NDF Honorary Vice President, Pete Cater. Pete was 5th place in the Rhythm magazine international jazz category readers’ poll. His wealth of knowledge and ability to engage an audience is next...

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Having A Blast

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Emily Dolan Davies is just back from a wild summer touring the States with Howard Jones! They had an absolute blast bussing from coast to coast, playing some incredible shows, and meeting the most incredible people! If you follow Emily on Instagram,...

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The Drum Event Of The Year

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Aaron Spears is now considered to be one of the major players and producers in the music industry today and will be taking part in association with Zildjian at this years London drum show along with many other amazing musicians his passion for music is above the scale Aaron’s...

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Drumfest 2017

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Andrew Small is a drummer known throughout the world for his amazing groove, outstanding musical knowledge and hybrid set-up. Andrew will be taking part in a three day festival that’s completely devoted to drumming this we believe is a masterclass that you really can’t miss if you wish...

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Stewart Copeland A Life In Music

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

The amazing Stewart Copeland has an incredible history in music first for been part of one of the biggest bands in the world to then perform with a variety of the worlds top orchestras and has just recently taken part in a show called A Life In Music, the show that happened at Union Chapel in...

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The Raven Age’s Jai Patel

Monday, July 24th, 2017

It’s never going to be a bad thing having Iron Maiden as your dad. For ‘next generation of new wave of British heavy metal’ band The Raven Age, the Maiden connection is with guitarist and founding member George ‘son of Steve’ Harris. But Harris Jr has been supported from the band’s 2009...

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Jonathan Ullman shares his top tips

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

You’ll often find that in big music cities like London and LA there’s only a limited number of gigs for the drumming elite, and precious little for aspiring sessioneers trying to catch a break. But what if we told you there could be an untapped supply of session work right on your doorstep? That’s...

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Mike Portnoy talks feel over technique

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Today is my last day in my forties,” he says. “This is the perfect time to have a retrospective look at what the hell has gone on in my life!” Never mind so much what has gone in Portnoy’s 50 years, there has been a staggering amount of activity in just the half-decade. Looking back to the...

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Another fantastic Main Stage artist announced…

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Anika Nilles in association with Tama, Ahead and Meinl will bring her unique sound and impeccable technique to the London Drum Show’s Main Stage this year. Her drumming career has gone from strength to strength since her performance at the 2015 show, with her debut album Pikalar out in February...

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Phil Rudd, coming back from the brink

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

It would have been a fitting one last jaunt around the world’s stadiums for the man that had powered classic ‘DC albums such as Highway To Hell, Back In Black and Let There Be Rock. That all changed in November 2014 when Rudd was arrested, and ultimately convicted, on drugs offences and making...

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Drummer Ken Mary steps in to replace Jason Bittner

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Flotsam And Jetsam announce their 2017 summer tour dates with a handful of shows in the US before traveling to Europe for select club dates centred around their appearances at this year’s Wacken Open Air and Into The Grave Festival, in Leeuwarden, NL. With the departure of Jason Bittner to Overkill,...

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