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  • Steve Smith and Vital Information, Photo by Andrew Lepley
    Steve Smith and Vital Information NYC Edition U.S. Tour
    Drummers - May 22, 2015
    Steve Smith and Vital Information NYC Edition are beginning a U.S. tour supporting the group’s Viewpoint album, which comes out next Tuesday, May 26. The band features, of course, Steve Smith on drums, as well as Andy Fusco on sax, Mark Soskin on keyboards, Baron Browne on bass, and Vinny Valentino on guitar....
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  • Cymbal Planet Offers Handmade Cymbals Online
    News: Cymbal Planet Offers Handmade Cymbals Online
    News and Events - May 22, 2015
    Cymbal Planet is designed to provide drummers with the unique experience of buying handmade cymbals online, and the site offers a best-price guarantee and free shipping on orders over $50....
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  • DW Performance series “Time Machine” snare
    News: One Week to Go!
    Enter Now to Win DW’s “Not Tom Sawyer” Contest

    News and Events - May 21, 2015
    In honor of Rush’s 40th Anniversary Tour, which kicked off on May 8 in Tulsa, OK, DW has invited drummers and Rush fans alike to enter the “Not Tom Sawyer” video contest....
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  • Mike Portnoy and Winery Dogs Announce Special Discount for Modern Drummer Readers for Second Annual Dog Camp
    Mike Portnoy and Winery Dogs Announce Special Discount for Modern Drummer Readers for Second Annual Dog Camp
    News - May 18, 2015
    Winery Dogs, featuring drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist Billy Sheehan, and singer/guitarist Richie Kotzen, are hosting the 2015 edition of Dog Camp this July 27 though 31 at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York. Modern Drummer readers are being offered a special discount of 10% off registration for any room at Full Moon resort plus a pair of tickets to any Winery Dogs show this fall...
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  • Summer Xperience
    News: Los Angeles College of Music Announces Intensive “Summer Xperience” Workshops for Teens and College Students
    News - May 18, 2015
    Summer is a great time to develop musical skills, and the Los Angeles College of Music offers two week-long intensive summer music programs designed to give teens interested in music as a career a leg up on the competition....
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  • The Aristocrats Culture Clash Live!
    The Aristocrats Culture Clash Live!
    News - May 18, 2015
    Proggy fusion that’s light on seriousness but heavy on the musicianship of Marco Minnemann and company.
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  • Little Dreams 2
    Little Dreams Foundation Charity Brunch – May 17th
    News and Events - May 14, 2015
    Music Technologist David Frangioni is set to perform during the Little Dreams Foundation brunch on May 17th. Scheduled to attend is Phil Collins, among other celebrities and musical personalities.
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  • Battle of the Band
    Battle Of The Bands To Benefit Little Kids Rock
    News - May 14, 2015
    Big Kid Rock Battle Of The Bands To Benefit Little Kids Rock.
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  • Carl Palmer with fans who purchased his art to aid Camp Good Days & Special Times (for children with cancer), the American Cancer Society, and the Child Advocacy Center of Philadelphia.
    Carl Palmer and the “Art” of Giving Continues
    News - May 13, 2015
    Carl Palmer, one of rock’s iconic figures, and a founding member of Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Asia, in association with Los Angeles art company Scene Four, recently completed a three-day run of art exhibits in Rochester, NY, Bath, PA, and Philadelphia PA on May 2, 3, and 4, respectively....
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  • Mini-Documentary Follows Questlove as He Brings the Funk to Havana, Cuba
    News: Mini-Documentary Follows Questlove as He Brings the Funk to Havana, Cuba
    News and Events - May 13, 2015
    Okayplayer Films followed Roots/Tonight Show drummer and Okayplayer founder, Questlove, as he journeyed to Havana, Cuba, where he engaged in extensive cultural research by digging up some classic Cuban-made vinyl and by visiting the legendary EGREM studios, where most of those classic sessions were recorded. Questlove also showed partygoers how he gets down, delivering two nights of DJ sets at Fabrica de Arte Cubano....
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  • World-Renowned Drummers Launch 180 Drums
    News: World-Renowned Drummers Launch “180 Drums,” an Online Drum Lesson Experience
    News and Events - May 13, 2015
    A new online drum tutorial website, 180 Drums (www.180drums.com), is connecting aspiring drummers of all skill levels with many top professional drummers in the music industry....
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  • Ilan Rubin Performs and Discusses “Smokescreen,” from the New Regime’s Exhibit B
    Ilan Rubin Performs and Discusses “Smokescreen,” from the New Regime’s Exhibit B
    Multimedia - May 11, 2015
    Nine Inch Nails/Angels and Airwaves drummer Ilan Rubin has been creating music under the New Regime banner for nearly a decade. The multi-instrumentalist recently dropped by the Guitar Center Hollywood Vintage room to play and talk about the musical process and the 
stories behind his songs, including the track “Smokescreen,” from the New Regime’s latest release, Exhibit B. Helping out Ilan are Hayden Scott on drums and Daniel Rubin on bass. Check out the performance below, and keep your eyes open for more with Rubin in an upcoming issue of Modern Drummer magazine....
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  • Drum Recording Ninja Workshop SM
    Event: “Drum Recording Ninja Workshop” Taking Place in Van Nuys, CA, on May 16
    News - May 8, 2015
    The Drum Recording Ninja Workshop is being offered to teach drummers how to create the best drum tones possible and to answer questions about tuning, mic choice, mic placement, compression, EQ, and more.
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  • Todd and Curt v2
    Industry News: Joyful Noise Drum Company Appoints Todd Trent Chief Operating Officer
    News and Events - May 8, 2015
    Joyful Noise Drum Company recently announced the appointment of Todd Trent as its Chief Operating Officer.
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  • GearFest Aerial
    Event: Sweetwater Presents GearFest 2015
    News and Events - May 8, 2015
    Sweetwater, a top online retailer of music instruments and audio equipment in the US, is presenting GearFest 2015 on Friday, June 12, from 9 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, June 13, from 9 am to 5 pm, at the Sweetwater campus located at 5501 US Hwy 30 W in Fort Wayne, Indiana. GearFest is free and open to the public.
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  • Los Cabos 55AB Hickory Drumstick
    Showroom: Los Cabos 55AB Hickory Drumstick
    The Showroom - May 8, 2015
    Los Cabos has added a new model to its white hickory line of drumsticks....
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  • Mapex MyDentity Free Tom Event
    News: Mapex MyDentity Free Tom Event
    News and Events - May 7, 2015
    Mapex is currently offering a free matching 8", 10", 12", or 13" tom with any MyDentity four-, five-, or six-piece kit purchased between now and June 30, 2015....
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  • Vater BuzzKillDry
    Showroom: Vater Buzz Kill and Buzz Kill Extra Dry Dampeners
    The Showroom - May 7, 2015
    Buzz Kill is a drum and cymbal gel dampening system to control unwanted overtones. If needed, each gel can be cut to achieve the desired amount of dampening, whether used live or in the studio....
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