Will Kennedy may just about be the nicest person I’ve ever met. Having spent a little time with him backstage, I can say that there are few A-list artists I’ve met who are as humble, gracious, and disarming as this titan of drumming.
Carl Allen’s resume reads as a who’s-who of jazz history sidemen. From Freddy Hubbard to Wayne Shorter, Carl has played with many jazz greats within the last 40 years.
With music degrees from North Texas and Miami, Jason Sutter probably doesn’t seem like they type of drummer you’d find behind the likes of Marilyn Manson or the New York Dolls, but his background in rudimental percussion ends up coming in very handy on the road with hard-hitting acts.
Wiaitng to start.
Dixon’s first sponsored clinic! Bissonette is a real windfall for them. Gregg comes on stage, lots of smiles, and plays a bugle call… on trumpet!
We’re about to kick off Billy’s clinic.
Gordon Campbell has an impressive resume with sessions with Earth, Wind, and Fire, Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Mary J. Blige and more.
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.
We have a jam packed episode today as we wrap up part 2 of our 2014 PASIC Preview!
In the news, we discuss the realism in the new movie, Whiplash; we hear a previously unreleased Rush song featuring John Rutsey on drums; we discuss Phil Rudd’s bad weekend; we delve into an epic discussion about U2’s iTunes stunt, Spotify, and the state of the recording industry; and we discuss the 5 best drummers according to Mick Fleetwood.
On today’s show, we delve into part 1 in our preview of PASIC 2014. We also answer a listener question about salvaging damaged cymbals.
In the news, we hear the amazing 16 year old drummer lighting up social media, we discuss the touring drummer for Widespread Panic, we welcome back Tim Alexander to Primus, and listen to a little bit of the McCartney/Bonham Wings collaboration.
Luke Holland will be live streaming a free clinic from Memphis Drums Shop today at 3p ET! Don’t miss it.
Berklee College of Music, Midem and Madrid’s IE Business School are searching for the next music business entrepreneur. Individuals and businesses have until Sept. 29 to submit their music start-up project to be in the running to win a $10,000 “start-up package.
The start-up competition will be the center of the second annual Rethink Music Venture Day, set for Oct. 24 in Berlin.”