Category Archives: Drums and Percussion

Yamaha Absolute Hybrid Maple Shell Pack – Drummer’s Review

Drummer’s Review Here’s our review of a set of a Yamaha Absolute Hybrid Maple shell pack, featuring… 20″ x 16″ bass drum, 12″ x 8″ rack tom, 14″ x 13″ floor tom, 16″ x 15″ floor tom, 14″ x 6″ matching snare drum, Vintage Natural finish (outside & inside), 7-ply hybrid maple shells – 1-ply Wenge sandwiched … Continue reading Yamaha Absolute Hybrid Maple Shell Pack – Drummer’s Review

JR Robinson and Future Youth Records Team Up to Help Youth Create World Peace Day Album

Modern Drummer Magazine This past Saturday, September 21, Future Youth Records, a nonprofit record label based in California that works with youth to create and distribute music promoting social justice—and that is spearheaded by a group of professional drummers—released their first Think Peace campaign album in honor of World Peace Day. The album is a … Continue reading JR Robinson and Future Youth Records Team Up to Help Youth Create World Peace Day Album

In Tribute to a Tribute: Reflections on the Modern Drummer Festival 2020

Modern Drummer Magazine by Fred W. Gretsch   This past Saturday, September 12 saw the return of one of drumming’s great events: The Modern Drummer Festival. Not held since 2011, this year’s Festival marked the 20th in its iconic history. Of course, given the nature of the times, the 2020 Festival couldn’t be held in … Continue reading In Tribute to a Tribute: Reflections on the Modern Drummer Festival 2020

Dafnis Prieto “Amanecer Contigo” Video Premiere

Modern Drummer Magazine Dafnis Prieto, who will be featured in an upcoming issue of Modern Drummer, has allowed us to premiere a performance video of the “Amanecer Contigo,” the leadoff track of his new album, Transparency. The album comes out on Friday, October 2, on Dafnison Music. Like most of the tracks on Transparency, “Amanecer … Continue reading Dafnis Prieto “Amanecer Contigo” Video Premiere

The Beatles to Release Official Book and Documentary Examining Their Infamous Let It Be Sessions

Modern Drummer Magazine On August 31Callaway Arts & Entertainment and Apple Corps Ltd. are publishing The Beatles: Get Back, the first official standalone book to be released by the Beatles since The Beatles Anthology. The 240-page hardcover tells the story of the Beatles’ creation of their 1970 album, Let It Be, in their own words. … Continue reading The Beatles to Release Official Book and Documentary Examining Their Infamous Let It Be Sessions

The Beatles to Release Official Book and Documentary Examining Their Infamous Let It Be Sessions

Modern Drummer Magazine On August 31Callaway Arts & Entertainment and Apple Corps Ltd. are publishing The Beatles: Get Back, the first official standalone book to be released by the Beatles since The BeatlesAnthology. The 240-page hardcover tells the story of the Beatles’ creation of their 1970 album, Let It Be, in their own words. The … Continue reading The Beatles to Release Official Book and Documentary Examining Their Infamous Let It Be Sessions

Ludwig Black Beauty 8-Lug Snare Drum – Drummer’s Review

Drummer’s Review Here’s our review of a set of a Ludwig Black Beauty 8-lug snare drum, featuring… 14″ x 5″ shell (14″ x 6.5″ also available), 1.2mm seamless brass, black nickel plated shell, 8 x Imperial lugs, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, Ludwig P88 snare throw off, 20-strand snare wire, Ludwig Heavy Weather-Master batter / thin clear snare-side heads. … Continue reading Ludwig Black Beauty 8-Lug Snare Drum – Drummer’s Review

DW Launch Space Carbon Snare Drums

Drummer’s Review Drum Workshop Inc. (DW) introduces the all-new Collector’s Series Space Carbon snares, an out of this world sonic alternative to wood and metal snares! The versatile properties of carbon fiber have given the composite material a legendary reputation among notable drummers across several musical genres. Its impressive strength-to-weight ratio combined with a non-porous, … Continue reading DW Launch Space Carbon Snare Drums

Rat Scabies on the Upcoming Album by Professor and the Madman

Modern Drummer Magazine Rat Scabies came to prominence with the Damned, the first British punk band to release a single (“New Rose,” October 1976), put out a full-length album (Damned Damned Damned, February 1977), and tour the U.S. (spring of ’77). Rat left the Damned in the mid-’90s, but has kept busy and surprising, playing … Continue reading Rat Scabies on the Upcoming Album by Professor and the Madman

Austrian Audio Hi-X50 Professional Headphones Now Available

Drummer’s Review Austrian Audio and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd are pleased to announce immediate availability of the Austrian Audio Hi-X50 professional headphones. The Hi-X50s are closed-back, on-ear headphones built upon Austrian Audio’s respected microphone manufacturing reputation. Known for the OC818 and OC18 microphones for studio and live use, Austrian Audio brings the same level of passion and engineering excellence to … Continue reading Austrian Audio Hi-X50 Professional Headphones Now Available