News and Events
Mike Portnoy and the Winery Dogs Host Dog Camp
Drummers - March 6, 2014
Drummer Mike Portnoy and his Winery Dogs bandmates, bassist Billy Sheehan and guitarist Richie Kotzen, have announced Dog Camp. The event, the group’s first annual immersive program for aspiring musicians of all ages and levels, is set for this coming July 21-25, at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York....
Sabian Clinics for March, April, and May 2014
News and Events - March 6, 2014
Sabian announces clinics for 2014....
Drum Daze 2014 Columbus, Ohio
News - March 5, 2014
On Sunday, March 30th, some of the biggest names in drumming will come together for an afternoon you won’t forget.
Yamaha Partner Gallant Entertainment Features Super Bowl XLVIII Performances
News and Events - March 3, 2014
Gallant Entertainment Inc., with the support of Yamaha Corporation of America, presented featured drumline performances at Super Bowl XLVIII, held at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, February 2, 2014. The drummers performed in the tailgate area and also appeared in the stadium throughout the game....
Will Calhoun Takes Rhythm to Canvas with New Art Release
Drummers - March 3, 2014
Over the last three decades, drummer Will Calhoun’s creativity has stretched genres, mediums, and continents, from his Grammy-winning work with Living Colour to his solo work and drummer-led jazz recordings. His latest release, AZA (www.willcalountart.com), shows the artist exploring a new medium of rhythm on canvas....
Stanton Moore Announces SONO Las Vegas Drum Camp in April
Drummers - March 3, 2014
Grammy award-winning drummer, author, and educator Stanton Moore (Galactic) debuts his SONO Las Vegas Drum Camp, April 11–13 at the Alexis Park Hotel and Spa. Produced by MUSO Entertainment, this exclusive three-day music camp celebrates the legacy and rich musical tradition that is unique to New Orleans....
WIN a 9-piece Dixon Artisan Limited Wild Zebra Black Fade Kit with Hardware
News - March 1, 2014
Dixon Artisan Limited encourages innovation and advancement in the art of shell making by challenging its craftsmen with custom orders and the purchase of limited hardwoods, combining design, resources, and craftsmanship to produce these masterpiece outfits. Artisan Limited Wild Zebra combines 100% North American maple with zebrawood cut on a spiral, resulting in an erratic grain pattern in lieu of its familiar vertical look. ...
Travis Barker Presents the 7th Annual Musink Tattoo and Music Festival
Drummers - February 25, 2014
Presented by Travis Barker (Blink-182/Transplants), Southern California’s most anticipated tattoo and music festival Musink will celebrate its 7th year at the OC Fair and Events Center in Costa Mesa, CA on March 21–23. This year’s lineup will include performances from the Descendents, Tech N9ne, Transplants, Gorilla Biscuits, Love Canal, Judge, Strife, Rittz, and H20 and will host over 300 renowned tattoo artists from around the world including Jack Rudy, Dan Smith, Tokyo Hiro, Nikko Hurtado, Small Paul, and Oliver Peck, among many others. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 21, at 10 am PT at musink.frontgatetickets.com....
April 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Mike Johnston
Issues - February 25, 2014
See what's in the April 2014 issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring drummer/educator Mike Johston. Click here to see the issues contents...
VIDEO – Dawud Aasiya-Bey Wins Guitar Center’s Twenty-Fifth Annual Drum-Off
Feature Stories - February 20, 2014
Starting last August, more than 5,000 drummers from across the country signed up to compete in Guitar Center’s twenty-fifth annual Drum-Off. On Saturday, January 18, five finalists battled it out for the title of Drum-Off champion and a prize package valued at nearly $50,000. The winner, Dawud Aasiya-Bey, joins an esteemed group of players who have gone on to play for Prince, Beyonce, and Jay Z, among other music luminaries....
Ginger Baker to Release A Drummer’s Tale and Photo Album
News - February 14, 2014
Ginger Baker to Release A Drummer’s Tale and Photo AlbumTo mark his seventy-fifth birthday, Ginger Baker and his family have joined forces with PledgeMusic to create and release a career-spanning anthology on CD and vinyl, entitled A Drummer’s Tale, and a very personal, limited-edition family album picture book....
The Modern Drummer 2013 Education Collection Is Now Available
News and Events - February 12, 2014
Comprising instructional articles that appeared in Modern Drummer over the past year, The 2013 MD Education Collection contains dozens of unique and inspiring lessons.
DrumLite LED System Used by Chili Pepper Chad Smith During Super Bowl Halftime Show
News - February 11, 2014
While some companies pay over $3 million to place their product in front of the Super Bowl viewing audience, Minneapolis-based company DrumLite’s product was in the spotlight in a different way....
Imagine Dragons’ Infinity Drumworks Bass Donated to Hard Rock
News and Events - February 4, 2014
At its recent Grammy-awards show performance with Kendrick Lamar, Vegas-based alternative rock band Imagine Dragons featured a 36" concert bass drum. Following the show, Infinity Drumworks donated the drum to Hard Rock to become a permanent part of the brand’s world-famous memorabilia collection. The drum will be available for fans to visit only at Hard Rock Live Las Vegas, the venue where Imagine Dragons kicked off their Night Visions tour in September 2012....
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band Add US Dates
Drummers - January 31, 2014
Ringo Starr will launch another leg of his tour with the current All Starr Band from Casino Rama, in Rama, Ontario, on June 6. They will do two shows at New York’s Beacon Theater June 17 and 18 and finish in Los Angeles at the Greek on July 19. On July 7, his birthday, Ringo will be in Los Angeles and invites everyone everywhere to join him at a Peace and Love celebration. Details to be announced closer to the date....
VIDEO – Turkish Cymbals NAMM Show 2014 New Gear Coverage
NAMM2014 - January 29, 2014
In this video Burak Sirin gives a tour of the latest products from Turkish Cymbals at The NAMM Show 2014....
VIDEO – Yamaha Drums and Percussion NAMM Show 2014 New Gear Coverage
NAMM2014 - January 29, 2014
In this video Jim Haler and Troy Wollwage give a tour of the latest drumsets, marching drums, and percussion instruments from Yamaha at The NAMM Show 2014....
Second World Vibes Congress Held at Malletech Factory
News - January 29, 2014
The World Vibes Congress was held at the Malletech factory in Neptune, NJ on January 4 and 5, 2014. By the time jazz legend Gary Burton took to the stage at the Dauphin Grille Saturday night, about sixty fellow vibraphonists had spent the day discussing ways to promote their instrument, further their craft, and improve their performance abilities....
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