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Shawn Pelton, “The Hybrid Drummer” #PASIC14

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Shawn Pelton, “The Hybrid Drummer” #PASIC14

Shawn Pelton, of SNL fame, opens his clinic by discussing the electronic aspect of managing the SNL band and the opening theme song. As it turns out, he fires the tracks using a Roland pad set up and Ableton Live. He also uses a drumKat.

He shows us under the hood in Ableton Live and the tracks used for the theme song and a clip from the show.

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Antonio Sanchez on Improv Drumming the ‘Birdman’ Score

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Antonio Sanchez on Improv Drumming the ‘Birdman’ Score

Birdman is a movie out in theaters starring Micheal Keaton and as it turns out has a very unique score.

Consisting almost entirely of drums, the score was improvisedby Antonio Sanchez (as in, Pat Metheny Antonio Sanchez) just one week before the release of the film. Says Sanchez,

One would think that drums would be monochromatic to achieve all the emotions you see. As a jazz drummer you learn to play from the softest ballads to the most hectic music. Technically from experience I know how to achieve those textures.

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Vinnie Paul does not dig “Show-Off” Drummers

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Vinnie Paul does not dig “Show-Off” Drummers

In a page out of the Clint Eastwood “Get Off My Lawn!” Manual of Geezer Curmudgeoness, Vinnie Paul has recently shared some choice words about today’s crop of über-fast, twitch metal drummers.

The new guys, to me, a lot of them play too much. I always considered myself a groove drummer, and a blast beat don’t have much of a groove to it. And a lot of these drummers play so much that it’s not about the song anymore, it’s like a show-off session. ‘Watch me. Here I go.’ It’s over the top.

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David Silveria apologizes to Korn fans

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David Silveria apologizes to Korn fans

In honor of it’s 20th (yikes!) anniversary, Korn is slated to play their debut album in its entirety during their upcoming tour with Slipknot; however, with David Silveria having left the band in 2006, the original lineup won’t be there to celebrate. Silveria has made an apology on Facebook:

Without the fans Korn would just be a hobby. As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of our debut release, I’m sorry to all the fans that I couldn’t be there on tour to celebrate – but that’s just the way it goes

The split in 2006 wasn’t exactly amicable, and Korn leader, Jonathan Davis has not minced words about being glad the drummer is gone.

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