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Gerald Heyward at Guitar Center’s 2012 Drum-Off Grand Finals

  Watch Gerald Heyward’s performance at the 2012 Guitar Center Drum-Off Grand Finals, which were held at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on January 19, 2013. And check out this recent post featuring Gerald talking about one of his favorite…

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Apr 30, 2013

Guitar Center to Launch Its First Musician's Expo

Guitar Center to Showcase the Latest Music Products Shown at the NAMM Trade Show in January, Offering the Public Unprecedented Access to Preview Products Before They Hit Guitar Center Stores Later This Year Guitar Center Musician's Expo Opens to the…

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Mar 18, 2013

Guitar Center's Drum-Off Finals To Feature Live Performances By Gadd, Blackwell, Carlock, Heyward, King and More!

Top Undiscovered Drummers In The Country Compete In The World’s Premier Drum Competition, Plus An Evening Packed With Performances By The Drumming Elite The Legendary Steve Gadd will be honored at the Drum-Off Grand Finals with an induction to Guitar…

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Dec 18, 2012

Guitar Center Springfield, NJ Drum-Off Quarter Finals

Tuesday, November 13, Guitar Center Springfield, NJ is hosting the quarter finals round of their 24th annual Drum-Off contest. Located at 160 U.S. 22, Springfield Township, NJ. The contest starts at 7:00 P.M. and is free and open to the…

Modern Drummer
Nov 12, 2012

Mike Portnoy Performance From the 2011 Guitar Center Drum-Off Finale

  Mike Portnoy playing at Guitar Center’s 2011 Drum-Off finale this past January 14, featuring Billy Sheehan on bass, Tony MacAlpine on guitar, and Derek Sherinian on keys.  

Modern Drummer
Apr 2, 2012

Ilan Rubin Performance From the 2011 Guitar Center Drum-Off Finale

Check out this video of Ilan Rubin performing at Guitar Center’s Drum-Off finale, which was held at Club Nokia in Los Angeles this past January 14.  

Modern Drummer
Mar 28, 2012

Questlove Helps Bring Music Back to NYC Public Schools

Grammy Award winning artist to DJ at the Music Crossing Borders' 2nd Annual Take a TourTM Gala on Thursday, May 10th Questlove, of the Grammy Award–winning hip-hop collective the Roots, will guest DJ at Music Crossing Borders’ second annual Take a Tour gala, a…

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Mar 21, 2012

Hannah Ford Performance and Meet & Greet Workshop

Hannah Ford will be appearing at select Guitar Centers in preparation for her upcoming workshop "Peace, Love and Drums."  Attendees can look forward to a performance, Q&A and meet and greet. Dates and locations below: Thursday Feb 2, 7PM @ Guitar…

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Jan 30, 2012

Frank Zummo

 Hi, MD! As I write this I am sitting at LAX airport about to board flight number 1 of 9 that I will take this month. Today’s flight is off to Chicago to perform with TheNewNo2. We are supporting Pearl…

Modern Drummer
Sep 19, 2011

Guitar Center's Drum-Off, World's Largest Drumming Competition, Kicks-Off

23rd Annual Competition Offers America’s Most Skilled Undiscovered Drummers The Chance To Win Career-Launching Prizes Including Cash, Gear, And Pivotal Endorsement Deals Watch the video announcement here: Continuing its ongoing support of and commitment to aspiring artists, Guitar Center…

Modern Drummer
Aug 1, 2011

Jay Michaelis of State Line Empire

Hey Modern Drummer readers! I’m super stoked to be writing a blog for all of you, as I’ve been an avid longtime reader. I guess it all started when I was five, when I saw Buddy Rich and Animal from the…

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Apr 26, 2011