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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.

Carlos Vega

News: 18th-Annual Carlos Vega Memorial Birthday Concert on December 6

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 Band

News: Ronnie Scott’s to Live Stream the Steve Gadd Band to a Global Audience, November 18th

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….

Rock"N"Roll Fantasy Camp. Photo By Alex Solca.

Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp Hollywood, CA 2015

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.