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Zildjian Introduces Two New Practice Pads To Line Of Accessories

Drummer’s Review The Avedis Zildjian Company has introduced two new practice pad options into its lineup of accessories. The Zildjian Galaxy and Zildjian Graffiti pads offer a fun and visually exciting pad with great feel, response and versatility. Both pads feature bold and colorful designs on their playing surfaces, with the Zildjian Galaxy Pad offering … Continue reading Zildjian Introduces Two New Practice Pads To Line Of Accessories

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Emilie Cleuver – Hit Like A Girl Spotlight – April 19th, 2021

Modern Drummer Magazine Emilie Cleuver is a drummer from the Netherlands, drummer for the band ‘The Hague’ raised in a musical family, daughter of the Dutch Bulgarian pop singer Bojoura and drummer Hans Cleuver (founder of Drumschool Cleuver and drummer of the progressive rock band ‘Focus’), Emilie learned drumming from an early age. Growing up … Continue reading Emilie Cleuver – Hit Like A Girl Spotlight – April 19th, 2021

PROMARK DRUMSTICKS PARTNERS WITH CARTER MCLEAN TO LAUNCH SIGNATURE STICK

Modern Drummer Magazine ProMark Drumsticks is thrilled to announce the launch of the Carter McLean Signature Stick, joining the elite ranks of Phil Collins, Neil Peart (Rush), and more. This signature stick, specifically designed with Carter, has a custom tip shape and is one of the most unique yet versatile sticks in the ProMark portfolio. Carter McLean is a highly … Continue reading PROMARK DRUMSTICKS PARTNERS WITH CARTER MCLEAN TO LAUNCH SIGNATURE STICK

LooBaba: The definition of the Urban Latin Experience.

Modern Drummer Magazine LooBaba is a labor of love for Ravi, Ty, and Gumbi, all very accomplished musicians who have collaborated on this organic project. They basically snuck into Cuba and recorded it on various patios.  Ravi self produced this music video and LOOBABA has not yet been released.  Raul Castro’s departure from political life represents … Continue reading LooBaba: The definition of the Urban Latin Experience.

Liquid Tension Experiment – LTE3 – Album Review – April 16th, 2021

Modern Drummer Magazine By Mike Waltz  Twenty-two years after their last recording together, Liquid Tension Experiment LTE3 (released today 4/16/21 on Inside Out Music) found a way to reunite in July of 2020 (pandemic be dammed) to write and record this monster album. Mike Portnoy (drums), John Petrucci (guitar), Jordan Rudess (piano, keys) and Tony … Continue reading Liquid Tension Experiment – LTE3 – Album Review – April 16th, 2021

The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 29: David Frangioni & Billy Amendola with Ash Soan

Modern Drummer Magazine Episode 29: David Frangioni & Billy Amendola feature interview with Ash Soan Welcome to this week’s Modern Drummer Podcast with Billy Amendola & David Frangioni. Our special guest is one of the U.K.s most in demand session drummers of the last twenty-plus years Ash Soan. Ash has had 58 Top-10 albums on … Continue reading The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 29: David Frangioni & Billy Amendola with Ash Soan

Vic Firth Add Two New Hoodies To Its Recently Launched Apparel Line

Drummer’s Review The Avedis Zildjian Company, parent company of Vic Firth, is pleased to announce the introduction of two new hoodies to its exciting apparel line. First up we have the Vic Firth Craft Lightweight Hoodie. A cross between a long-sleeved tee and a hoodie, it’s made from soft, tri-blend jersey and has a front … Continue reading Vic Firth Add Two New Hoodies To Its Recently Launched Apparel Line

Todd Sucherman – Interview + All Drummers “Maybe I’m Amazed” Cover & Todd’s Ode to Pearl Drum Solo – 4/12/21

Modern Drummer Magazine   MD: Hi Todd, tell me about the inspiration for the all-drummers band coming together to do the Paul McCartney song, ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’? TS: Randy Walker, who’s a long time pal put this together. He is a drummer, producer, drum tech, tour manager among many other things. Everyone is a drummer … Continue reading Todd Sucherman – Interview + All Drummers “Maybe I’m Amazed” Cover & Todd’s Ode to Pearl Drum Solo – 4/12/21

Stay Connected With Vic Firth Drumchain

Drummer’s Review The Avedis Zildjian Company, parent company of Vic Firth, is pleased to announce the launch of the Vic Firth Drumchain, an exciting new initiative to help bring musicians together in times where being able to connect is more important than ever before. Vic Firth is committed to helping build these connections, whether it’s … Continue reading Stay Connected With Vic Firth Drumchain

A Look Back to 2020- Cindy Blackman Santana’s ‘Give The Drummer Some’ – Album Review – April 11th, 2021

Modern Drummer Magazine By Rob Coen “Give the Drummer Some”, released September 18th, 2020, is Cindy Blackman Santana’s 17 song album featuring some legendary players, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), John McLaughlin (Miles Davis), and Carlos Santana just to name a few. Yes, the guitar performances on this album are stunning, but the … Continue reading A Look Back to 2020- Cindy Blackman Santana’s ‘Give The Drummer Some’ – Album Review – April 11th, 2021

The Dave Weckl Band Live in St. Louis at the Chesterfield Jazz Festival 2019 – Album Review – April 9th, 2021

Modern Drummer Magazine Review By Rob Coen St. Louis, home of great bar-b-que, the Gateway Arch, the Chesterfield Jazz and Wine Festival and drumming legend himself, Dave Weckl. Filmed and recorded at the 2019 Chesterfield Jazz and Wine Festival, this The Dave Weckl Band Live album is a triumph of musical mastery. Accompanying Mr. Weckl … Continue reading The Dave Weckl Band Live in St. Louis at the Chesterfield Jazz Festival 2019 – Album Review – April 9th, 2021

THE ARISTOCRATS’ NEW LIVE ALBUM “FREEZE! LIVE IN EUROPE 2020”

Modern Drummer Magazine Featuring peak Aristocratic live performances from just before live music’s extended hiatus began The rowdy and rollicking instrumental rock/fusion power trio The Aristocrats (guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann) loudly and proudly showcase their renowned electric onstage chemistry on FREEZE! Live In Europe 2020, which will drop on May 7, 2021. … Continue reading THE ARISTOCRATS’ NEW LIVE ALBUM “FREEZE! LIVE IN EUROPE 2020”

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