We sit down and chat with Carl Allen on today’s episode. Also, Dave shares his favorite Christmas playlists, we discuss Phil Rudd’s latest altercation, we hear from Elijah at Promark, we answer a listener question on a hybrid rudiment
On today’s show Dave chats with D’addario’s Elijah Navarro about what’s new with Promark, Evans, and Puresound. We take a few listener questions, and in the news, we preview December’s Play-Along track (including a listener submission), we chat about the players leaving Megadeth, and we find out what Peter Erskine thinks about ‘Whiplash.’
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.
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:
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
Check out this 6-part interview from Meinl featuring the legendary drummers of funk, Clyde Stubblefield and Jabo Starks. If you want to see some living history, watch these now!
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.
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.