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Oct 27 is Gary Chester Day

Modern Drummer Magazine Gary Chester spent his drumming career making other people look good. He was one of the hardest working, most reliable, and most accomplished studio drummers in history. As if that wasn’t enough, Gary became an educator and developed an incredible system of drumming that we all know now as The New Breed. … Continue reading Oct 27 is Gary Chester Day

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SONOR Drums Joins The Sounds of the Underground

Drummer’s Review SONOR Drums has joined The Sounds of The Underground as the official drum sponsor for the cutting edge live concert series which features performances by the hottest up-and-coming alternative rock bands in the country. Season three of the series premiered on October 21, 2021 with all of the artists performing on a Cruiser Blue SONOR SQ1 … Continue reading SONOR Drums Joins The Sounds of the Underground

Natal Maple Originals Shell Pack – Drummer’s Review

Drummer’s Review Here’s our review of a selection of Natal Maple Originals Shell Pack, featuring… 22″ x 18″ bass drum, 12″ x 9″ rack tom, 14″ x 14″ floor tom, 16″ x 16″ floor tom, Matte Black finish, 7-ply, 5.5mm North American Maple shells, 45-degree bearing edges throughout, 2.3mm triple flanged hoops (toms) & matching … Continue reading Natal Maple Originals Shell Pack – Drummer’s Review

British Drum Co. welcomes Marillion drummer Ian Mosley

Drummer’s Review Ian Mosley, drummer with the iconic UK progressive rock band Marillion, has joined the growing British Drum Co. family of artists. Ian is a well-respected “drummer’s drummer”, earning accolades from peers worldwide. With an impressive CV which includes Darryl Way, Gordon Giltrap and Steve Hackett, Ian has been with Marillion since 1984 and … Continue reading British Drum Co. welcomes Marillion drummer Ian Mosley

Femi Koleoso joins Mike Dolbear Room at The UK Drum Show 2022

Drummer’s Review Femi Koleoso is chief beatmaker in Afrobeat and hip-hop infused jazz five-piece Ezra Collective. He was a close friend and mentee of Afrobeat drumming hero Tony Allen – travelling to Paris during his formative years for one-on-one lessons and hangs with Uncle Tony. The award-winning quintet Ezra Collective first emerged out of the … Continue reading Femi Koleoso joins Mike Dolbear Room at The UK Drum Show 2022

Craig Blundell joins Natal Percussion Instruments Line

Drummer’s Review Natal are pleased and excited to announce the introduction of the amazing Craig Blundell to their Percussion Instruments line. Craig has been playing drums since the age of 3 and is now recognized in the top handful of “Progressive” drummers, educators and clinicians in the world. Over his decades of playing and studying, … Continue reading Craig Blundell joins Natal Percussion Instruments Line

Episode 54: Billy Amendola with Ed Toth.

Modern Drummer Magazine Welcome to this weeks Modern Drummer Podcast with Billy Amendola and Doobie Brothers drummer Ed Toth. (with special “pop in guest,” radio personality, actor, & film maker Al Banderio). Al mentions the upcoming Rocky IV movie he is in, which features a new directors cut theatrical release on November 11th. Ed Toth, … Continue reading Episode 54: Billy Amendola with Ed Toth.

Modern Drummer Announces Neil Peart Spirit of Drumming Scholarship

Modern Drummer Magazine Join Modern Drummer in celebrating the life and legacy of Neil Peart by inspiring an up and coming, young drummer with an incredible opportunity! In memory of Neil, with the support of his family, Modern Drummer is proud to present an up-and-coming drummer with the annual “Neil Peart Spirit of Drumming Scholarship”. … Continue reading Modern Drummer Announces Neil Peart Spirit of Drumming Scholarship

Pearl Sensitone Heritage Alloy Snare Drums – Drummer’s Review

Drummer’s Review Here’s our review of a selection of Pearl Sensitone Heritage Alloy Snare Drums, featuring… 14″ x 5″ or 14″ x 6.5″ shells constructed from brass, aluminium & steel, single beaded shells, Pearl CL Bridge lugs fitted throughout, Pearl SuperHoop II 2.3mm triple flanged hoops, 20-strand snare wires, USA-made, Remo heads – coated Ambassador Smooth … Continue reading Pearl Sensitone Heritage Alloy Snare Drums – Drummer’s Review

Rock Camp Participates in Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Modern Drummer Magazine October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp will be donating $250 to Breast Cancer Can Stick It for each person that signs up for a Rock Camp in the next 7 days. $599 down reserves your spot for … Continue reading Rock Camp Participates in Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The official trailer for The Beatles: Get Back is here!

Modern Drummer Magazine WATCH THE NEW TRAILER FOR“THE BEATLES: GET BACK” AN ORIGINAL DOCUSERIES DIRECTED BY PETER JACKSON Three-Part Series Made Entirely from Never-Before-Seen, Restored Footage to Premiere on Disney+ November 25, 26, and 27  Today, Disney+ released the trailer and key art for the upcoming three-part series “The Beatles: Get Back.” The Disney+ original … Continue reading The official trailer for The Beatles: Get Back is here!

Episode 53: Billy Amendola with Josh Freese.

Modern Drummer Magazine Welcome to this week’s Modern Drummer Podcast with Billy Amendola and his guest Josh Freese. If you’re not familiar with his enormous body of work, please look up his discography, and it’ll make your head spin. Since a very young age, Josh has been a touring musician, a first-call studio musician, a … Continue reading Episode 53: Billy Amendola with Josh Freese.

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