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. “
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.
Weckl, Lang, Gadd, Peart, Bonham.. these are all names synonomous with amazing drumming, but who’s next? Who are the up-and-comers that will be gracing the cover of Modern Drummer in the years to come?
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.
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!
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.
We know that Mike Johnston is a great teacher, especially online! His site, mikeslessons.com, sees thousands of students a day. If you ever wanted to get some tips, hints, and learn how he does what he does, now is your chance. Through creativelive.com, you can enroll in his 16-part course on becoming a music teacher.
Elvin would’ve turned 87 this week. He’s one of my (Dave’s) biggest influences as a player, performer, and band leader.
Let’s hear it for the Paiste Rudes! YYEAH!