When two or more drummers get together, traditionally, it's a battle. Or is it? What about in Africa, where a great deal of the music is performed by large drum ensembles, in which each member has a specific part to play and all of the parts fit together into a cohesive whole?
In the summer of 1980, with the departure of original drummer Peter Criss, Kiss began a talent hunt that ended with the installation of Eric Carr in the drum chair.
It was a move that surprised some observers. Native San Franciscan Denny Carmassi was selected in May of 1982 to replace seven-year veteran Michael Derosier as drummer for the Seattle-based rock group, Heart.
Sometimes it seems as if people have more regard for classic "things" than they do for classic people. An antique Radio King snare drum, an antique K. Zildjian cymbal and a Billy Glad stone drumset would illicit floods of adulation from any half-informed drummer.
The fact that Dr. Ralph LaFemina was never a performer in the big leagues of music, or that he's a practicing psychologist rather than a full-time musician, does not detract from his contribution to drumming.
Don’t make the mistake of asking Dottie Dodgion what it’s like being a female drummer. “I’m so tired of that,” she’s likely to answer. “I’ve been asked that a million times, and being a woman really has nothing to do with the way I feel about the music.” How does she feel? The daughter of […]
The relationship between a city and its music is very personal, and can get as close as two friends can possibly be. Bob Gullotti and Boston, Massachusetts have been good friends for over 20 years, and a partnership such as this one rarely goes unnoticed. The Boston music scene frequently delights to this artist of […]