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21 greatest drum intros (Drum Expo 2014)

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21 greatest drum intros (Drum Expo 2014)

From Stevie Wonder to “Sing, sing sing,” Music Radar’s Drum Expo 2014 runs down the 21 greatest drum intros of all time! Lots of unexpected surprises here including Judas Priest. What do you think of this list?

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Dave Lombardo says he “won’t ever be going back” to Slayer

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Dave Lombardo says he “won’t ever be going back” to Slayer

If you’re holding out hope in a seeing Slayer reunited with Dave Lombardo, I’m afraid you’re out of luck. Dave has gone on record with Metal Hammer magazine and squashed any rumors of a reunion.

I’m done now. I’ve got lots of other things on my plate and I now know that, when it comes to money, you don’t have any friends in this business. I won’t ever be going back.

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Drummer Talk 227 – 5 Tips for Getting Gigs That Have Nothing to Do with Chops!

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Drummer Talk 227 – 5 Tips for Getting Gigs That Have Nothing to Do with Chops!

On today’s episode, Dave and Troy discuss 5 tips for getting gigs that have nothing to do with chops.

We also answer a listener question about soundproofing, and hear from one of those “Supra” guys!

In the news, we check in on Benny Greb’s fundraiser, discuss a world record attempt, discover who’s filling in for Joey Kramer, listen to a crazy mash-up of drumming and throat singing, and look at the top five Dave Grohl beats.

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Top Five Dave Grohl Beats

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Top Five Dave Grohl Beats

LA Music Blog breaks down Dave Grohl’s top 5 most memorable drum beats.  Spoiler: “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is not #1!

Do you agree with the list?

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1001 Drummers, One World Record

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1001 Drummers, One World Record

If you are in the UK and want to be a part of drumming history, you can join in on drumBEAT, an epic event looking to break the Guinness World Record for the most drummers playing in time. Their goal? 1001 Drummers!

Taking place at Manchester Central on November 21, 2014, this isn’t just an attempt to set the Guinness World record , drumBEAT is also raising money for the Brain Tumor Charity.

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Beanie on the challenge of electronics (Drum Expo 2014)

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Beanie on the challenge of electronics (Drum Expo 2014)

Our curation of Music Radar’s Drum Expo 2014 continues with an interesting interview with Rudimental’s drummer, Beanie, on the challenge of incorporating electronics into a an acoustic rig.

Was it tricky at first switching between acoustic and electronic kick pads with your feet?

“Yes at first, just because of the tension of the trigger and the skin on the acoustic bass drum. I was practising once and it really did my head in because it was literally just a quarter-note thing and I wound myself up so much because I couldn’t do it on the electronic one.

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How to find work as a drummer and musical director (from Drum Expo 2014)

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How to find work as a drummer and musical director (from Drum Expo 2014)

Music Radar’s Drum Expo 2014 is upon us, and with it, a whole new slew of awesome articles  for us drummers to sink our teeth into. Look for us to comb through all that Music Radar has to offer, and we’ll bring you the best and coolest we think is out there.

This article features a discussion on how we drummers can start to find work as both a player and musical director. Featuring the musical director for Ellie Goulding, check out how Joe Clegg prepared for the gig and then landed it.

How did you land the role of drummer and musical director for Ellie Goulding?

“I was searching online for new music that I connected with and found this girl called Ellie Goulding doing a cover of the Bon Iver track Wolves. It was just her and an acoustic guitar and I fell in love with her voice.”

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Louie Bellson: the original monster kit drummer! #monsterkitmonday

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Louie Bellson: the original monster kit drummer! #monsterkitmonday

Every Monday we bring you a pic of a colossal or unique drum kit from around the Internet!

Before Louie Bellson, the idea of playing more than one bass drum would have been considered absurd! Louie proved that sometimes, there just aren’t enough drums.

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