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Drummer Talk is a curated blog and weekly podcast devoted to drums, drumming, education, the music industry, and other percussion-related topics. Features news, reviews, interviews, and much more.

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Milt Jackson, “‘Round Midnight”

Great video of the vibes master himself from 1990.

Editor’s Note: I’d like to take this opportunity to tell a certain professor I once had that he can take his piston mallet motion and cram it!!

Drummer Talk 239 – An Interview with Carl Allen

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Drummer Talk 239 – An Interview with Carl Allen

We sit down and chat with Carl Allen on today’s episode. Also, Dave shares his favorite Christmas playlists, we discuss Phil Rudd’s latest altercation, we hear from Elijah at Promark, we answer a listener question on a hybrid rudiment

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Nick Menza Is Open to Rejoining Megadeth

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Nick Menza Is Open to Rejoining Megadeth

With the recent departure of 10-year Megadeth drummer, Shawn Drover, word is out that Nick Menza may be open to return to fill the drum chair. He recently posted some encouraging words on his Facebook page:

Like I have said in the past, I don’t rule out rejoining Megadeth and the opportunity would be totally cool. I’m open to whatever could possibly happen.

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Glenn Kotche’s Top 5 Tips for Drummers (Music Radar)

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Glenn Kotche’s Top 5 Tips for Drummers (Music Radar)

Music Radar recently sat down with Wilco’s very own Glenn Kotche and discussed his top 5 tips for drummers.

5. Be someone who other’s want to work and play with.

“There are so many amazing and interesting drummers out there who either don’t work or don’t work nearly as much as they should just because they’re either a pain, a downer or just a head-case.:

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Former Drum Tech Reveals Identities Of New Slipknot Members

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Former Drum Tech Reveals Identities Of New Slipknot Members

First a jilted band member, and now a jilted drum tech has confirmed the identities of Slipknot’s newest members.

The itinerary photo was posted on Instagram by Norm Costa, who has worked in the music business for 22 years, much of it as the drum tech for Slayer’s former drummer Dave Lombardo. According to Costa, he was hired by Slipknot to work as Weinberg’s drum tech, but was recently relieved of his duties.

UPDATE: The Instagram photos have been removed, but we managed to track it down!

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Phil Rudd back in court over bail-breaking fight with witness

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Phil Rudd back in court over bail-breaking fight with witness

This story gets weirder and weirder for AC/DC drummer, Phil Rudd, who was back in court last week for breaching the terms of his bail as he awaits trial stemming from the murder-for-hire charges last month. It appears Rudd got into a fight with one of the witnesses in the case.

Lee Rojas, owner of Columbus Coffee in Tauranga, NZ saw the altercation.

“I saw [Rudd] following a taller, bigger guy and trying to punch the guy.” Rojas said the other man was trying to avoid conflict, telling him “look, I don’t want to break your face”.

C’mon Phil. You’re better than this!

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Joey Kramer set to open a Rockin’ and Roastin’ coffee shop in 2015

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Joey Kramer set to open a Rockin’ and Roastin’ coffee shop in 2015

Everything is coming up beans for Joey Kramer and his Rockin’ and Roastin’ enterprise! After a successful launch of his own line of coffee, the Aerosmith drummer is set to open up his won cafe in North Attleborough Massachusetts in 2015.

“I’ve always wanted to start my own business and I’m humbled by how far Rockin’ & Roastin’ has come in the past couple of years.  Opening up our flagship café is another way that I can continue to entertain fans in new and unique ways.”

Do I see a pilgrimage in our future?!

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