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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.
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.
We’re very happy to report that Primus’ Tim Alexander has returned to the drum seat after recovering from heart surgery. Danny Carey had been filling in while Alexander was on the mend.
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
Widespread Panic is currently on their Fall tour, but regular drummer and WP co-founder, Todd Nance, won’t be behind the kit due to “personal reasons.” Filling in on drums is Duane Trucks.
Every Monday we bring you a pic of a colossal or unique drum kit from around the Internet!
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!
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.
We discuss some tips and exercises for helping to increase hand speed. In the news, we talk about the Drummers Journal contest, Chad Smith’s advice to Katy Perry, Larry Mullen Jr’s accounting snafu, how Lars was almost fired form Metallica, Tré Cool’s nuptials, and what it was like for Phil Collins to become a front man.