Interviews

Drummer Talk 247 – Life as a Drummer in the US Army

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Drummer Talk 247 – Life as a Drummer in the US Army

Staff Sergeant Jackie Jones joins us today and we discuss what life is like as a drummer in the US Army.

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Vinnie Paul on Upcoming Cookbook

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Vinnie Paul on Upcoming Cookbook

Vinnie Paul has been rocking drumsticks ever since he helped form the rock band Pantera. Later this year, however, he’s going to tell you how to get the best out of your turkey “drumsticks.” Read more

Drummer Talk 242 – Interviews with Drums for Drummers, Drumstrong, and Arthur Lipner

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Drummer Talk 242 – Interviews with Drums for Drummers, Drumstrong, and Arthur Lipner

We roll the final PASIC 2014 interviews with Arthur Lipner, Drums for Drummers, and Drumstrong.

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Drummer Talk 239 – An Interview with Carl Allen

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Drummer Talk 239 – An Interview with Carl Allen

We sit down and chat with Carl Allen on today’s episode.

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Drummer Talk 238 – An Inside Look at Promark, Evans, and Puresound

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Drummer Talk 238 – An Inside Look at Promark, Evans, and Puresound

On today’s show Dave chats with D’addario’s Elijah Navarro about what’s new with Promark, Evans, and Puresound.

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Questlove on growing up, becoming a late night bandleader, and the roots of his success

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Questlove on growing up, becoming a late night bandleader, and the roots of his success

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.

Phil Selway Says Radiohead’s Best Album Is ‘Yet To Come”

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Phil Selway Says Radiohead’s Best Album Is ‘Yet To Come”

Phill Selway recently sat down with Mary Anne Hobbs of BBC 6 and discussed Radiohead’s future and discussed how the nearly 2 year break has impacted the band.

“There is always that sense that actually we’ve got our best record in us yet to come,” Selway told host Mary Anne Hobbs. “There’s still a lot, creatively, we can do together.”

Here’s the full BBC interview:

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Bernard Purdie on recording with James Brown and others during his 50-year career.

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Bernard Purdie on recording with James Brown and others during his 50-year career.

In a recent interview with delawareonline.com, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, the world’s most recorded drummer, opened up about recording with the Godfather of Soul, James Brown.

He was a pain. P-a-i-n. But he knew what he wanted. He was very, very demanding. Basically, you take orders. Take them well. Shut up. And then leave

That’s some strong language coming from one of the nicest drummers on the planet!

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On the road with Terry Bozzio and the world’s largest tuned drum kit

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On the road with Terry Bozzio and the world’s largest tuned drum kit

What is is like to travel the globe with the world’s largest tuned drum kit? Terry Bozzio sat down with Rolling Stone Magazine and dished on the ups and downs of working with his massive creation.

For example, did you know he has multiple kits on multiple continents? Did you know he sets up up himself with only the help of his one drum tech? Did you know that he pulls his kit around on a trailer behind an SUV?

Read the Rolling Stone interview here.

Pete Best, the original Beatles drummer has “no complaints.”

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Pete Best, the original Beatles drummer has “no complaints.”

You’d expect someone who missed out on becoming a part of one of music’s greatest bands would have a few axes to grind. However, Pete Best, the drummer for the Beatles up until 1962, finds himself at peace with his near-miss on immortality. In a recent interview with Pop Matters, Pete opens up about the life post-Beatles.

My life since then had ups and downs; it hasn’t been a perfect life. But when I look back on it now, I wouldn’t change it. I’m happy, I’m healthy, I have a great band which tours the world. I’m a great family man, I love meeting people, I love laughing and joking with them. I’m still in show business, which I didn’t expect to be.

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