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Beanie on the challenge of electronics (Drum Expo 2014)

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Beanie on the challenge of electronics (Drum Expo 2014)

Our curation of Music Radar’s Drum Expo 2014 continues with an interesting interview with Rudimental’s drummer, Beanie, on the challenge of incorporating electronics into a an acoustic rig.

Was it tricky at first switching between acoustic and electronic kick pads with your feet?

“Yes at first, just because of the tension of the trigger and the skin on the acoustic bass drum. I was practising once and it really did my head in because it was literally just a quarter-note thing and I wound myself up so much because I couldn’t do it on the electronic one.

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Morgan Rose discusses tour, Call Me No One, and the future of Sevendust!

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Morgan Rose discusses tour, Call Me No One, and the future of Sevendust!

In a recent interview with KNAC of LA, Morgan Rose discusses life on the road, the acoustic shows, what else is on his plate, and what’s in store for Sevendust once this tour winds down.

We talked about maybe getting together and doing a record in the first quarter of the year and just shelving it. We’re kinda in a mode right now so the writing process is usually pretty quick for us. I think that we will be out next year.

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Drummer Talk 221 – Spotlight on Gary Husband

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Drummer Talk 221 – Spotlight on Gary Husband

The amazingly talented, Gary Husband, joins us on today’s episode to Drummer Talk.

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Drummer Talk 217 – Spotlight on Daniel Glass

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Drummer Talk 217 – Spotlight on Daniel Glass

Dave and Troy chat it up with the historically amazing, Daniel Glass, on today’s show!

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10 Questions for Billy Cobham (theartsdesk)

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10 Questions for Billy Cobham (theartsdesk)

The legendary Billy Cobham recently spoke with the folks at theartsdesk.com and answered questions about the 1973 album, Spectrum, coming up with his sound, and the next frontiers of jazz and fusion.

MATTHEW WRIGHT: When Spectrum was released in 1973, did you think you were doing something ground-breaking? How do you look back on that moment now?

BILLY COBHAM: It was a mistake. I didn’t know I was doing anything. I was making a record based on my experiences, based on who I’d worked with: I wasn’t going out of my way to break new ground, it was just who I was, that’s all the reputation means.

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Drummer Talk 212 – Industry Gigs for the Non-Gigging Musician

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Drummer Talk 212 – Industry Gigs for the Non-Gigging Musician

What happens if you’re a musician, but you’re not really looking for a career in the performance, composing, or teaching side of the music industry? I sat down with Travis Goodwin from Yamaha and we discussed the options out there for non-gigging musicians.

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Vinnie Paul reflects on Pantera’s top album two decades later

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Vinnie Paul reflects on Pantera’s top album two decades later

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since Pantera’s , Far Beyond Driven, was released. Feel old yet?

In a recent interview with the Delaware County Daily Times, Vinnie Paul recounts what it was like to hear that the album had hit Number 1.

We were holding our breath, kind of figuring that we’d be in the Top 10 – maybe the Top 5 if we were lucky – and there was an outside shot we’d hit No. 1, who knows?

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ARTIST Direct Interview with Matt Sorum

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ARTIST Direct Interview with Matt Sorum

Matt Sorum (of Guns N Roses and Velvet Revolver fame) recently sat down with ARTIST Direct to talk about his latest album, Stratosphere.

Something happened to me in the last couple of years where I fell into a place where I felt like I could actually write lyrics and I could be very profound with what I’m saying. It just takes believing in yourself to be able to write something you could actually be proud of.

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Drummer Talk 209 – Spotlight on Bruce Becker

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Drummer Talk 209 – Spotlight on Bruce Becker

I recently sat down with educator and session drummer, Bruce Becker, where we chatted about his time with the legendary Freddie Gruber, what it’s like to perform with a sibling for 30 years, how he goes about teaching high profile drummers, and all about his DVD – “Concepts and Philosophies: A Comprehensive Approach for the Development of Drum Technique.” Read more…

Joey Kramer Coffee Getting Distribution!

Joey Kramer Coffee Getting Distribution!

Joey Kramer’s Rock ‘ n Roastin coffee gets some vital distribution for his coffee. If you live on the east coast of the United States, You might be seeing this coffee at your local Costco.

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Kenny Aronoff on Playing with Sir Paul

Kenny Aronoff on Playing with Sir Paul

Want to know what it’s like to play with one of Rock and Roll’s true legends? Ultimate Classic Rock sat down with Kenny Aronoff and discussed the experience with playing for Sir Paul McCartney.

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NPR Interviews Brian and Brady Blade

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NPR Interviews Brian and Brady Blade

Check out this fantastic interview NPR did with the brothers Blade. Topics range from their father, their views of jazz, and learning from each other. Worth the read!

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