News and Events
October 2014 Issue of
Modern Drummer featuring
Ian Paice of Deep Purple!
News - September 2, 2014
See what's in the page of the October 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine Featuring Ian Paice of Deep Purple!
Protection Racket Cases for Roland SPD-S and SPD-SX
The Showroom - September 1, 2014
After months of road testing, Protection Racket is proud to announce it has extended its range of electronic drum cases. The 9021-00 standard utility case can be used as a multi-purpose case for laptops, paperwork, set lists, and music charts, and it will fit a Roland SPD-SX sampling pad. The case features a padded carrying handle, an adjustable shoulder strap, and three internal compartments....
Enter to Win Mike Johnston’s Dream Giveaway!
News - September 1, 2014
Mapex “Over the Edge Tour” With Russ Miller and Rashid Williams
Drummers - August 29, 2014
Mapex artists and staff members will be stopping in fifteen cities across the USA for the Mapex SONIClear “Over the Edge Tour.” The tour is designed to allow players to experience first-hand the award-winning SONIClear bearing edge and the sound of Armory and Mars drumsets and Armory snare drums....
Thomas Lang Drumming Boot Camp Dates Announced
Drummers - August 29, 2014
Drummer/producer Thomas Lang (stOrk/Paul Gilbert/John Wetton) has announced a Thomas Lang Drumming Boot Camp (TLDBC) scheduled for November 14–16, 2014 at the Palm Garden Hotel located at 495 N. Ventu Park Road, Thousand Oaks, California. Reserve your spot before September 8 and get all equipment rentals for free....
Cympad Expands Chromatics Series with Crimson, Yellow, and White Models
News and Events - August 29, 2014
Expanding its popular line of Chromatics cellular-foam cymbal washers, Cympad is now offering them in crimson, yellow, and white models....
John Favicchia Fall 2014 Clinic Tour
News and Events - August 27, 2014
A list of drummer John Favicchia's Fall 2014 Clinic Tour dates...
Drumerica Announces 2014 Contest Finalists
News and Events - August 27, 2014
Drumerica, the National Contest For Young Drummers, has announced the names of the 18 finalists in this year’s competition. They are:
Boso Bamboo Drumsticks Introduces New Fixed Handle Wire Brushes
The Showroom - August 26, 2014
Boso Drumsticks recently released new Natural 5A and Strata 5A fixed handle wire brushes. By layering natural and compressed bamboo, using a method Boso calls “Strata Technology,” Boso is able to mimic the density of hickory to produce bamboo sticks that match the weight drummers are accustomed to. Boso also produces sticks made entirely of natural bamboo (Natural) and entirely of compressed bamboo (Dark) for players looking for a lighter or heavier stick. In a series of reliability tests performed by National Technical Systems (NTS), Boso’s bamboo sticks were found to have greater shock absorption than hickory....
Rudiments On Congas by Alex Acuña Available as Download or on DVD
News and Events - August 25, 2014
Rudiments On Congas, available via Drum Channel, features nearly two hours of lesson material from world-renowned drummer and percussionist Alex Acuña (Weather Report, Paul McCartney, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and more)....
Simmons Introduces Stryke6 iPad Drum Controller
The Showroom - August 22, 2014
The new Stryke6 is an iPad controller that delivers a tactile playing experience in a compact, tabletop design. Equipped with six velocity-sensitive pads plus two foot pedals for kick and hi-hat control, the laptop-sized Stryke6 is ideal for on-the-go playing, portable practice, and other times when a full kit is not a viable option....
Grover Pro Aluminum-Handle Bass Drum Mallets
The Showroom - August 21, 2014
Grover Pro’s six new models of aluminum handle bass drum mallets feature .625"-diameter aluminum shafts with a finish that is easy to grip....
Sabian Releases Fast Hat Pocket Cymbal Bags To Speed Up Set-Up and Tear-Down
News and Events - August 15, 2014
Making it faster for a drummer to get in and out of a gig is the focus of this new cymbal bag collection from Sabian. The bags feature the patent pending Fast Hat Pocket....
Drummer Ches Smith Taking Residence at the Stone in NYC Beginning September 30
Drummers - August 15, 2014
From September 30 until October 6, drummer Ches Smith will bring in different collaborators and projects, both long-standing and burgeoning, to the Stone in New York City. In the past decade, Ches Smith has become one of the most in-demand drummers in New York. He has lent his unique style to bands led by Marc Ribot, Tim Berne, and Mary Halvorson, and he is an active collaborator with the bands Secret Chiefs 3 and Xiu Xiu....
Swiss Chris Clinic at School of Rock, Brooklyn, NY
Drummers - August 14, 2014
Drummer/educator Swiss Chris has played on Grammy winning tracks with artists like John Legend, Sir Elton John, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, Dead Prez, Wyclef Jean, DMC, Gloria Gaynor, and Estelle. As an educator, Swiss has led courses at Berklee College of Music, Brooklyn College, Sam Ash, Guitar Center, Drum TV, NAMM, and Musikmesse....
Guitar Center’s 26th Annual Drum-Off Searches for the Nation’s Best Drummers
News - August 14, 2014
Guitar Center recently launched its 26th annual search for the next great drummer. Developed to inspire and support on-the-rise musicians, the Drum-Off has proven to be a launching pad for a flourishing professional career as a drummer. Past Drum-Off winners have gone on to play with Prince and Beyoncé (Cora Coleman-Dunham), Mars Volta and Trash Talk (Thomas Pridgen), and Jay-Z (Tony Royster Jr.). As Guitar Center’s longest running program, Drum-Off continues to unearth some of today’s top undiscovered drummers and provide an excellent platform for exposure....
Kenny Aronoff Joins Rick Springfield For Cancer Benefit
News and Events - August 13, 2014
Rick Springfield is hosting a once in a lifetime benefit concert tagged “Rock For Ruben” in benefit for his good friend and guitar tech Ruben Velasco.
FREE EVENT! Mike Johnston to host CreativeLive class “Becoming a Music Teacher: The Art of Sharing Your Talent”
Drummers - August 13, 2014
Mike Johnston, drummer, educator, and founder of the world’s largest educational website for drummers, Mikeslessons.com, will host a free CreativeLive class on August 14, beginning at 9 am PDT/12 pm EDT, titled “Becoming a Music Teacher: The Art of Sharing Your Talent.” The seven-hour course covers everything from delivering information and engaging students to the business end of teaching....
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