See what’s in this special 40th anniversary edition of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Neil Peart…
Continuing in its mission to assist drum teachers, the Sabian Education Network recently held events in Nashville, TN, and San Antonio, TX….
The 18th Annual Carlos Vega Memorial Birthday Concert will feature Will Lee (bass and vocals), Steve Ferrone (drums), Michael Thompson, Denny Dias (guitars), Lenny Castro (percussion), Larry Klimas, Jim Stevens (sax), Ron King (trumpet), Alex Ligertwood, Leslie Smith (vocals), and David Garfield (keys and MD)….
Steve Gadd is regarded as one the most influential drummers in contemporary music and is one of the most sought-after studio musicians in the world. This month, Gadd brings together a band of stellar musicians for a three night run at London’s Ronnie Scott’s. Joining him are Larry Goldings on keyboards, Jimmy Johnson on bass, Michael Landau on guitar, and Walt Fowler on flugelhorn/trumpet—the entire backing band of legendary songwriter James Taylor—that together make a formidable jazz supergroup….
On November 6, Modern Drummer’s Billy Amendola hosted an afternoon Q&A at David Fishof’s Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp with legendary drummer Ginger Baker. Later that evening, Amendola threw his annual “drum hang” with special guests Erik Eldenius, Matt Star, Denny Seiwell, percussionist Pamela Seraphine, bassist Rudy Sarzo, Frankie Banali, Thomas Lang, Hawk Lopez, Alvin Taylor, Ty Dennis, Danny Seraphine, Vinny Appice, and Cole Markus.
Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor wasn’t technically Motörhead’s original drummer. That distinction goes to Lucas Fox, who left the band during its first recording sessions. But Taylor was the man who played on its iconic early albums, and who, in doing so, set a template for heavy drumming that has never really gone out of style.
LA Percussion Rentals (LAPR), the percussion and backline rental company for some of the most respected live and recording acts worldwide, is celebrating a decade in business. At the company’s tenth anniversary party, the husband and wife owners revealed their new, revamped website….
Yamaha and the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) recently awarded scholarships to Emily Sgouros and Jade Hails. The two percussionists were recognized for their facility on their instruments and steadfast commitment to music education….
“We’ve been outfitting PMAC with their drums since we opened,” says Shane Kinney, owner of Drum Center of Portsmouth. The sets they have are great for lessons, but I wanted them to have a set that was as serious as they and their students are….
See what’s in the December 2015 issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Dom Famularo!