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Modern Drummer Magazine Female Drummers wanted! Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp unveils its first ever WOMEN ONLY Rock Camp! This ground-breaking camp will take place in Los Angeles, CA over the Grammy® weekend, January 27-30, 2022 with special headlining mentors including Melissa Etheridge, Nancy Wilson, Kathy Valentine, Orianthi and even more to be announced in the coming weeks. In addition … Continue reading Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp Announces The First EVER Women Only Camp
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Modern Drummer Magazine The Queen of Percussion, Sheila E., is having a great summer. Besides being back to touring, it was announced in June, that the Latin Recording Academy will honor Sheila E. and her father Pete Escovedo with a Lifetime Achievement Award on November 17th in Las Vegas. On July 20th, Modern Drummer, the worldwide leading drum publication … Continue reading SHEILA E. IS CROWNED FIRST FEMALE WINNER OF THE MODERN DRUMMER READERS POLL HALL OF FAME
Modern Drummer Magazine This week’s Modern Drummer Podcast features the newest member of the MD Hall of Fame, The Queen of Percussion, Sheila E. Join Billy Amendola and David Frangioni as they announce the award to Sheila and congratulate her as the first woman ever to be inducted in the magazine’s 45 year history of … Continue reading Episode 43: David Frangioni & Billy Amendola with Sheila E.
Drummer’s Review Roland has introduced four new compact V-Drums kits based around the TD-07 sound module. The TD-07KV kit has been a top seller since its introduction in October 2020, offering famous V-Drums sound and playability at an affordable price. The new TD-07DMK, TD-07KX, and TD-07KVX kits expand the lineup to give developing electronic drummers … Continue reading Roland Introduces Four Affordable V-Drums Kits
Drummer’s Review Continuing the revamp of its legacy electronic drum line, KAT Percussion has introduced two new models: a new entry level model, the KT-100 and a much-anticipated follow up to its KT-200 electronic drum kit, the new KT-300. KT-100 Kat Percussion says: While sporting a highly competitive price at $329.99, the KT-100 doesn’t sacrifice … Continue reading Kat Percussion Introduce Two New e-Kits
Drummer’s Review Drum phenom Gergo Borlai and Gretsch Drums have teamed up to develop a very unique addition to the USA metal snare drum range. Together, they created what he describes as a “sensitive, multifunctional, loud and limitless” snare drum – the Gergo Borlai Signature Snare (GAS42514-GB). This instrument, one of the more distinctive in … Continue reading Gretsch Drums Introduces The Gergo Borlai Signature Snare Drum
Modern Drummer Magazine In this episode, Narada Michael Walden interviews Dennis Chambers. Chambers has recorded and performed with John Scofield, George Duke, Brecker Brothers, Santana, Mike Stern, CAB, Greg Howe, and many others. In this part 1 of the interview, Dennis Chambers takes us through his childhood, family, his influences in drumming, and much more. … Continue reading The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 42: Narada Michael Walden & Dennis Chambers
Drummer’s Review Ludwig Drums prepare for 2022 live events with increased booth space more than 3 times of previous years, when The UK Drum Show returns at its new home, the ACC Liverpool on April 2 & 3rd 2022. Conn-Selmer Europe are to offer direct distribution of Ludwig Drums and Musser Percussion in the UK … Continue reading Ludwig Goes Large at The UK Drum Show 2022
Drummer’s Review Here’s our review of a set of a VOX Telstar 2020 kit, featuring… 18″+ 12″ x 13″ bass drum, 14″ x 5.5″ snare drum, 13″ x 7.5″ rack tom, 16″ x 15.5″ floor tom, Silver ‘Crocodile Skin’-like wrap finish, Alderwood shells (snare & toms), Russian birch (bass drum), 6-ply, 7mm thick shells all around, … Continue reading VOX Telstar 2020 – Drummer’s Review
Drummer’s Review Latin Percussion (LP) is proud to announce the release of two-time Latin Grammy Award winner, Tony Succar’s, Signature Timbales. The eye-catching LP drums are based on the ever-popular Tito Puente model, and feature a stunning combination of Rainbow Chrome over brass shells complemented with Black Nickel hardware and stealthy Black LP drum heads. … Continue reading Latin Percussion Launches Grammy Winner Tony Succar Signature Timbales
Modern Drummer Magazine Hello everyone! Yesterday July 7th, was Ringo Starr’s 81st Birthday! As a #ThrowBackThursday, Modern Drummer would like to repeat our press “pop up podcast” we recently attended/posted with Sir Richard. MD sends Peace & Love in honor of what most call “the most influential drummer of all time.” Happy Birthday, Ringo Starr! ✌️❤️ … Continue reading Episode 41: Celebrating Ringo Starr’s 81st Birthday. #Peace and Love
Drummer’s Review Conn-Selmer Europe are pleased to announce that from 1st October 2021, the company will offer direct distribution of Ludwig Drums and Musser Percussion in the UK. The decision forms part of progressive and forward-thinking plans Conn-Selmer Europe has for the European market, focusing on all areas of the business with the first stage … Continue reading Conn-Selmer Europe To Distribute Ludwig Drums
Latest News Items:
- Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp Announces The First EVER Women Only Camp
- SHEILA E. IS CROWNED FIRST FEMALE WINNER OF THE MODERN DRUMMER READERS POLL HALL OF FAME
- Episode 43: David Frangioni & Billy Amendola with Sheila E.
- Roland Introduces Four Affordable V-Drums Kits
- Kat Percussion Introduce Two New e-Kits
- Gretsch Drums Introduces The Gergo Borlai Signature Snare Drum
- The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 42: Narada Michael Walden & Dennis Chambers
- Ludwig Goes Large at The UK Drum Show 2022
- VOX Telstar 2020 – Drummer’s Review
- Latin Percussion Launches Grammy Winner Tony Succar Signature Timbales
- Episode 41: Celebrating Ringo Starr’s 81st Birthday. #Peace and Love
- Conn-Selmer Europe To Distribute Ludwig Drums
- Gravity Presents the Traveler Series
- GEWA G5 – This is for Performers!
- Zultan Announce Emerging Talents Award 2021
- The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 40: Narada Michael Walden & Cindy Blackman Santana
- Vox Telstar 2020 Kit – Coming Soon
- Craviotto Holiday Snare Drum – Coming Soon
- Paiste 2002 Cymbals – Coming Soon
- Aerodrums – Coming Soon
- Rogers Covington Shell Pack – Coming Soon
- Meinl Classics Custom Dark Cymbals – Drummer’s Review
- Gera Drum Workstation G9 – Coming Soon
- The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 39: David Frangioni with Nandi Bushell
- RTOM Announce New Low Volume Mesh Heads
- ToneAlly Heads Into The Dragons’ Den 9pm Tonight BBC1
- Evans Drumheads New Heavyweight UV Dry is Available Now
- Paiste Color Sound 900 Cymbals – Drummer’s Review
- Calling all Beatles Fans! The wait is over!
- The Modern Drummer Podcast #ThrowBackThursday! David Frangioni & Billy Amendola with Rick Astley
- Janet D’Addario, Co-Founder of D’Addario & Company Dies at age 72
- Todd Sucherman Completes 2022 UK Drum Show Line-up
- Elektron Announce Major Digitakt OS Upgrade
- Matt Zebroski – Alex Skolnick Trio Drummer – Interview 6/14/21
- The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 37: Narada Michael Walden & Aubrey Dayle
- Pearl President Series Deluxe Shell Pack – Drummer’s Review
- The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 36: David Frangioni & Billy Amendola with Mark Schulman
- Steve White To Appear At The UK Drum Show
- Latin Percussion Debuts Tambo-Stick & Tambo-Rings
- The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 35: Narada Michael Walden & Steve Gadd
- Amedia Lo-Fi Dry Cymbals – Drummer’s Review
- Charlie Benante – “Silver Linings” Album Review 5/23/21
- Protected: PRODUCER MATTY AMENDOLA RECORDS A SONG WITH UNIVERSAL AUDIO LATEST, MUSIC NEWS, by MUSIC CONNECTION
- Protected: Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers Makes Jersey Shore Stop on North American Fine Art Tour
- Roger Hawkins 1945 – 2021
- Pop Evil “Versatile” Album Review with Hayley Cramer on Drums – 5/21/21
- Vic Firth Launch “Stories Behind the Sleeves”
- Toca Adds New Timbale to Custom Deluxe Percussion Instruments
- The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 34: Narada Michael Walden & Tony Coleman Part 2
- SlapKlatz and UFO Low Volume Introduce New Products
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