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Nick Mason says One Direction is better than Pink Floyd?

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Nick Mason says One Direction is better than Pink Floyd?

Whoa now, let’s not get crazy. Before you light the torches and sharpen the pitchforks, let’s hear what the longtime Pink Floyd drummer had to say about One Direction in his recent interview with The Sun.

“I don’t subscribe to this idea that musicians don’t make good music anymore… They [One Direction] have some good songs. The standard of musicians is higher now than it was in my day.”

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Drummer Talk 233 – PASIC 2014 Preview (Part 1)

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Drummer Talk 233 – PASIC 2014 Preview (Part 1)

On today’s show, we delve into part 1 in our preview of PASIC 2014. We also answer a listener question about salvaging damaged cymbals.

In the news, we hear the amazing 16 year old drummer lighting up social media, we discuss the touring drummer for Widespread Panic, we welcome back Tim Alexander to Primus, and listen to a little bit of the McCartney/Bonham Wings collaboration.

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How Miles Teller learned to fake drum like a pro in ‘Whiplash’

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How Miles Teller learned to fake drum like a pro in ‘Whiplash’

Movies often do a lousy job portraying musicians on screen. It’s understandable, though, considering that often acting talent doesn’t go hand-in-hand with musical talent. In the upcoming movie, Whiplash, Miles Teller had to take on a role that allowed him to draw on his own drumming experience.

Teller taught himself to play drums when he was 15, but favored rock ’n’ roll. Lang’s first job was to change Teller’s grip from what’s called “matched,” in which both hands hold the sticks the same way, to “traditional,” a grip used by jazz drummers in which the left hand holds the stick a bit sideways, almost like a chopstick.

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Drummers discuss what it’s like drumming for pop superstars (from Music Radar)

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Drummers discuss what it’s like drumming for pop superstars (from Music Radar)

From Lady Gaga to Katy Perry to One Direction, Music Radar caught up with their drummers and asked them what it was like to drum for pop superstars.

“With gigs like these, there are hundreds of people who want to be doing them. So it can be cut-throat. If you’re not doing it efficiently then you’re gone and they’ll get someone that will.” – Josh Devine, One Direction

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Paul McCartney tells about collaboration with John Bonham via Twitter

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Paul McCartney tells about collaboration with John Bonham via Twitter

In a recent Twitter #askPaul session, Sir Paul McCartney responded to a question about any early Wings material. His response was to release an outtake of “Beware My Love” featuring John Bonham on drums! Social media is an amazing thing!

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This track has Bonzo being Bonzo and the end result is strange! It works, but it’s an odd collision of Beatles and Zeppelin sounds.

Check it out for yourself!

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