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Category: News and Events

Drumming news from and for the drum and percussion industry. Learn about up-coming clinics and events, tour dates, new products and albums, sponsorship changes and all else drumming.

David Bowie

David Bowie: A Different View

The music world is quite a bit less bold today with the passing of David Bowie, the iconic artist who was as famous for his appetite for new musical ideas as he was for his ability to wholeheartedly inhabit whatever sonic world he created. One happy result of the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer’s adventurous spirit is the treasure trove of wonderful drumming performances—and, even more importantly, drumming ideas—that his forty-decades-deep recorded catalog contains. Bowie spoke to Modern Drummer in July of 1997, providing great insight into the many wonderful drummers who served him so well over the years. In honor of his passing, we present that article here in full.

Photography by Paul Demuth

News: Porter & Davies Announces Direct Distribution To USA

“Direct distribution will create a more efficient Porter & Davies, more able to timely deliver our products to the dealers and end users, complete with full technical support and competitive pricing,” said Paul Barretta, managing director. “We are passionate about providing all our customers with the best service in the world.”

Rick Allen of Def Leppard Fame to Exhibit Latest Collection of Artwork

News: Rick Allen of Def Leppard Fame to Exhibit Latest Collection of Artwork

Wentworth Gallery is honored to present Rick Allen’s works from his latest collection, “Rick Allen: Angels and Icons.” Rick’s art is currently being showcased exclusively in Wentworth Gallery locations throughout the country, including metro DC, South Florida, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and New Jersey. The collection houses originals, limited editions, mixed media originals, and sculptures….

Super Vibes Jam

News: Super Vibes Jam Returns to Asbury Park, January 9, 2016

The World Vibes Congress is a gathering of professional players, college percussion teachers, and students whose mission is to promote the vibraphone and improvisation on all keyboard percussion instruments, including writing more music, getting more students to play, and working with teachers to develop the best methods for instruction on the instrument….


News: Drum Exchange Rebrands as GearBooth

We’re very excited to align our name and branding with a greater audience who is interested in using our services but was turned-off by the name targeting only drummers,” says founder and CEO Judah Parness….