It’s been revealed that Slipknot’s latest record will be titled The Gray Chapter and is set to drop October 20. And yet, still no news of who the official drummer is!
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.
With Joey Kramer had to sitting out from drumming duties with Aerosmith due to heart issues, his own son, Jesse Kramer has been selected to fill in for his dad for a set of upcoming shows. Way to keep it in the family, guys!
“I’m in the gym every day, Monday through Friday. And I train really hard to go out and do a tour. So that, basically, what I’m doing with my trainer is that I train harder in the gym than the amount of energy that I expend on the stage.”
This is… I don’t… I just…
One of modern drumming’s hottest clinician, educator, and ambassador, Benny Greb, is putting together a new DVD and he needs your help! He’s raising €80k to go towards the production of The Art and Science of Groove.
“I wanna go deep and offer a holistic approach how you can improve your Groove and Timefeel.
in order to get this system across in a comprehensible and fun way, i need the film / DVD format. its just not something where a 3min online video format makes sense…”
With under two weeks left, they’ve already raised €68k!
We’ve covered the bumpy exit of Dave Lombardo from Slayer before, but the drummer has come out with some choice words about the current state of the band.
“It’s chemistry. It’s like when you meet a girl and you two get along really well, and it’s like a chemistry. It’s something special. Same thing with the band, you get these four guys, [and] they may hate each other, but on stage, there’s magic. And that’s what’s missing…”
On one hand it’s refreshing to hear such candid remarks, but on the other, it’s like reading the resentment of a jilted lover.
While Tim Alexander recovers from his recent heart surgery, Tool’s Danny Carey has agreed to fill in for tour dates in September.
Says bassist, Les Claypool, about Carey sitting in:
“He’s a dear old friend and we are extremely excited to have him aboard, and I would wager we are equally if not more intrigued than most by what kind of sounds are going to come out of the three of us once we actually get in a room together…”
A few weeks ago we brought you the new that John Bonham’s sister, Deborah, was hosting a fundraiser to raise money for a memorial in his hometown of Redditch. While numbers aren’t in, the concert seems to have been a a big success!
“I was very nervous but I have to tell you this was the most special show I have ever done in my life, it was just unbelievable… People all over the world have been donating and this is for the people. It’s not about one person paying for this statue, this is about the fans”
They’re still raising money, and if you’d like to give, you can make a donation here.
Man, what is it about drummer’s health lately? First Tim Alexander, then Nathan Followill, and now it seems Aerosmith is having to cancel shows due to drummer, Joey Kramer’s health.
Unconfirmed sources with the band have indicated that Kramer, 64, is slated for heart surgery. No word on how many shows are expected to be canceled.
The Rock N Roll life really is hard on the body. Get well, Joey!