September Web Update News

Mark Schulman has been touring with Foreigner all summer and is also on the band’s three-disc set Feels Like the First Time, containing two audio CDs and a live concert DVD. For more, visit Also check out Mark’s article “Easy Drum Charts” in the October issue of MD, out now.

Carter Bales is on Dark Loft’s self-titled debut. For more, visit

Kevin Crabb has a new CD, Waltz for Dylan. For more, visit

Brian Wolfe is on singer-songwriter Leah Siegel’s latest project, Firehorse’s And So They Ran Faster… For more, visit

Chad Kinner, who recently toured with Mat Kearney, is on Jon McLaughlin’s latest, Forever If Ever, and is also touring with McLaughlin. For more, check out Kinner’s blog at

Three releases from Eagle Rock include Steve Ferrone on the Average White Band’s Live at Montreux 1977, Terry Williams on Rockpile’s Live at Montreux 1980, and Jason Bonham on Paul Rodgers & Friends’ Live at Montreux 1994. For more, visit Advertisement

Manu Katché and Billy Cobham are featured on Hossam Ramzy & Special Guests’ Rock the Tabla. For more info, visit

Montreal quartet the Barr Brothers’ self-titled CD features Andrew Barr on drums and percussion. Check out a video here:

Peter Furgiuele and Pete DeLorenzo are on Gringo Star’s latest, Count Yer Lucky Stars. For more, visit

Rick Fedyk is touring Canada with Paul Rodgers. For tour dates and more, visit

I’m Back! Family & Friends, the first new album by legendary funk master Sly Stone since 1982, features brand-new versions of Sly’s biggest hits with some help from special guests including Carmine Appice. Check out Carmine talking about the CD here:

Tommy Harding is on Lucy Angel’s self-titled debut. To watch a video for the latest single, visit

Dylan Wissing is on the Kanye West/Jay-Z album Watch the Throne. For more on Wissing, visit

Brent Smedley is on Iced Earth’s Dystopia, the band’s tenth studio release. For more, visit

9 Chambers, featuring Greg Hampton (Alice Cooper, Bootsy Collins, Lita Ford), Ed Mundell (Monster Magnet), Jorgen Carsson (Gov’t Mule), and Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell), has recorded its debut CD. For more visit

Markeya Sherard is on Edwin McCain’s latest, Mercy Bound.

Kenwood Dennard is on Stanley Jordan’s latest, Friends. For more, visit

Jean Dolabella is on Sepultura’s CD/DVD set Kairos. For more, check out

Bonny B is on the latest from Spyro Gyra, A Foreign Affair. Pedrito Martinez is on percussion. For more, visit

Zigaboo Modeliste has a new solo CD, New Life. For more, visit

Here’s something a little different. Guitarist Buzzy Martin’s book, Don’t Shoot! I’m the Guitar Man, is being made into a movie. It’s a true story based on Martin’s three years of teaching music to incarcerated youth at San Quentin State Prison. The book features quotes from Hal Blaine, among others, and has a chapter with Billy Carmassi, Aldo Nova drummer and brother of former Heart drummer Denny. For more on the film, visit Advertisement

Abstract Logix has released a live CD/DVD set of a concert by John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension featuring Zakir Hussain, titled New Music Festival. Special guests drummers include Lenny White, Cliff Almond, Gary Husband, Mark Mondesir, Ranjit Barot, and Jeff Sipe. For more info, visit

While on a short break from Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp and teaching at NYC’s Collective, Sandy Gennaro recently finished up a tour with Pat Travers. For more, visit

Stanton Moore recently completed a Gretsch clinic/performance tour of Australia. These appearances were part of the Drumscene Live Australia Tour 2011, sponsored by Drumtek. Moore performed in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle, and Adelaide and finished up at the 2011 edition of Australia’s Ultimate Drummers Weekend & Drum Expo in Melbourne, where he conducted master classes and closed the show. For more, visit

Frank Zummo in on thenewno2’s EP EP002. The band is in the studio working on a full-length record. For more visit Also, read Zummo’s blog on

Alex Sassaris is on Eve to Adam’s Banquet for a Starving Dog. For more, check out And read Sassaris’s blog at Advertisement

Tom Breyfogle, formerly of Bleed the Dream and Secondhand Serenade, is on singer-songwriter Cal Ecker’s self-titled debut EP. Watch the video for the single here:

Jazz legend Chico Hamilton has released a new album, Revelation, in celebration of his ninetieth birthday. Happy birthday from MD!

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