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June 1985:
Simple Minds’ Mel Gaynor

Mel Gaynor may be a modest, unassuming guy off stage, but behind his intimidating black drumkit, he speaks with a loud, dominant voice. Gaynor’s percussive contributions have helped Scotland’s Simple Minds develop their distinctively rich, but nevertheless, visceral, sound. Before joining the band in 1982 during the recording of their …


October 2016:
Great ’80s Drum Performances, Part 1
The Police

The era known as the ’80s, roughly the period between the dawn of punk and rap in the late ’70s and the rise of indie rock and hair metal in the middle of the next decade, was a time of great change in pop culture.



Posted: July 21, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Franco De Vita’s Javier “Javo??? Barrera

I’m currently in Los Angeles producing and recording drums from my home studio for GRA Records, on which my new jazz-fusion album, Behind the Tree, is coming soon.



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