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Paul McCartney tells about collaboration with John Bonham via Twitter

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Paul McCartney tells about collaboration with John Bonham via Twitter

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!

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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.

Check it out for yourself!

Steve Gorman says The Black Crowes are Done For Good

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Steve Gorman says The Black Crowes are Done For Good

The Black Crowes burst onto the scene in 1990 with Shake Your Money Maker, a record that was both an anti-grunge statement and declaration that Southern Rock still had legs. It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 25 years since the record was released, but has the band finally run out of gas?

“You know, 2015 is the 25th anniversary of our first album release and we’re not working. You could certainly make a strong case that we should tour next year, but we’re all doing our own projects.

We could obviously all see things differently in a year, but I’ll be surprised if the Black Crowes do something again. Ever.”

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Larry Mullen (of U2) sues accountants over €11m loss

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Larry Mullen (of U2) sues accountants over €11m loss

What do rock superstars do when they’re not making platinum records, winning Grammys, or forcing their album onto your iPhone? Apparently, they turn to investing! This seems prudent and a wise way to spend all of their rockstar earnings (and certainly more fiscally responsible than trashing hotel rooms).

Sometimes, though, all isn’t well, and it seems that US’2 Larry Mullen is suing his investment accountants for €11m over “alleged unsuitable investment advice.”

So I guess it’s not just skeevy managers who are looking for any angle to swindle the rich out of their cash.

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What was Chad Smith’s advice to Katy Perry on playing the Super Bowl?

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What was Chad Smith’s advice to Katy Perry on playing the Super Bowl?

Katy Perry has been tapped to perform at the 2015 Super Bowl, and she’s already received some advice from last year’s halftime performers.

Earlier this year the Red Hot Chili Peppers came under quite a bit of flack for playing along to a track after eagle-eyed viewers spotted the fact that the guitars weren’t plugged in.

What was Chad Smith’s advice to Katy Perry for her performance?

Plug in. … Plug in and play, Katy

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Phil Collins on stepping out from behind the kit

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Phil Collins on stepping out from behind the kit

We here at Drummer Talk know that Phil Collins is an amazing drummer in addition to being a gifted songwriter, and it’s always interesting to hear how a drummer like Phil goes from supporting role to front man.

A recent Daily Mail article outlines the singer’s transition from supporting to leading role.

I remember the first concert I sang at in Ontario in 1976. I went on stage and felt very lonely without my drum kit. Suddenly I was out front with just a microphone. It took me years to take the microphone off the stand! But we did the first song and the audience were fantastic.

My life would have gone in a totally different direction if I’d stayed as the drummer. I wouldn’t have done my solo albums and written songs like In The Air Tonight. It just proves you never know what if?

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Metallica intended to fire drummer Lars Ulrich in 1986

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Metallica intended to fire drummer Lars Ulrich in 1986

A recent interview with Anthrax’s Scott Ian, has revealed the the members of Metallica had plans to fire drummer, Lars Ulrich, after the Master of Puppets tour in 1986. However, the death of bassist, Cliff Burton, seems to have derailed the plans.

Would they have gone through with the firing if it hadn’t been for the accident?

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Congrats to Tré Cool on his nuptials!

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Congrats to Tré Cool on his nuptials!

A huge congrats to Tré Cool of Green Day who tied the knot this past weekend. He married Sara Rose in a private ceremony on Oct 11.

I’m very happy to have married my best friend Sara … thanks for all the well wishes an support.

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Top 10 drummers of all time (according to the NZ Herald News)

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Top 10 drummers of all time (according to the NZ Herald News)

Yet another list has been compiled of the top drummers of all time. Today’s list comes from the New Zealand Herald. I’m not sure who vetted this list, but it appears to be somewhat of a “most famous drummers of all time” list. All the regulars make appearances, but who do you think is missing?

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Stripes are so slimming! Alex Van Halen’s 1981 drum kit #monsterkitmonday

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Stripes are so slimming! Alex Van Halen’s 1981 drum kit #monsterkitmonday

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

Van Halen is a band with huge personality and stage presence, so it’s no wonder that Alex Van Halen had an equally monstrous kit when they went on tour. Here is his kit from VH’s 1981 tour.

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