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Slipknot: Firing Joey was the hardest decision we ever had to make

Slipknot: Firing Joey was the hardest decision we ever had to make

In a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Corey Taylor of Slipknot talks about the difficulties of parting with long-time drummer, Joey Jordison.

“…when a relationship hits that T-section and one person’s going one way and you’re going the other. And try as you might to either get them to go your way or try and go their way, at some point you’ve got to go in the direction that works for you. “

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Being fit and being a drummer can go hand in hand

Being fit and being a drummer can go hand in hand

Drumming is a very physical activity, this much is known.  What may not be so obvious is how running can really help out your mental state. Check out how John Wicks of Fitz and the Tantrums uses running to keep fit on the kit while on the road.

As the drummer, it’s important to be in shape, but I also have to be careful about not going overboard with miles when I’m performing.

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Questlove on growing up, becoming a late night bandleader, and the roots of his success

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Questlove on growing up, becoming a late night bandleader, and the roots of his success

Check out this great interview from CBS on Questlove, and the roots of his success.

Fallon recalled, “I said, ‘Look, here’s the deal. You’ll be the best band ever in the history of late night, ever. Because you can play with Tony Bennett, AND you can play with Jay -Z. No one does that.'”

After years of touring, The Roots just wanted a steady gig.

Via CBS News.

Neil Peart in the round! #monsterkitmonday

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Neil Peart in the round! #monsterkitmonday

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

Over the years, Neil’s kit has grown into a circular nirvana or drums, cymbals, electronic pads, and other toys!

“Legends of Sun Records” museum exhibit to include Johnny Cash drums

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“Legends of Sun Records” museum exhibit to include Johnny Cash drums

The drum set of W.S. “Fluke” Holland, Johnny Cash’s drummer of 20 years, is on display at the new “Legends of Sun Records” exhibit in Memphis, TN. This is the kit heard on “I Walk the Line,” Folsom Prison Blues,” and many others.

At Sun Records, it wasn’t something that we thought would make history… It just happened. We never thought anyone would even know about it after a couple years.

via Radio.com

Monster Electronic Drumkit #monsterkitmonday

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Monster Electronic Drumkit #monsterkitmonday

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

If you’re Roland, what do you do when you put a monster player like Thomas Lang on your artist roster? Give him a monster V-Drum kit!

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Phil Selway Says Radiohead’s Best Album Is ‘Yet To Come”

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Phil Selway Says Radiohead’s Best Album Is ‘Yet To Come”

Phill Selway recently sat down with Mary Anne Hobbs of BBC 6 and discussed Radiohead’s future and discussed how the nearly 2 year break has impacted the band.

“There is always that sense that actually we’ve got our best record in us yet to come,” Selway told host Mary Anne Hobbs. “There’s still a lot, creatively, we can do together.”

Here’s the full BBC interview:

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