Due to its inclusion of pre-recorded classical music, the score for Birdman which was improvised almost exclusively by drummer, Antonio Sanchez, has been deemed ineligible for Oscar consideration.
Music Radar has published their Top 10 Drummers reader’s poll results and the list is a great picture of drumming’s best up-and-coming drummers.
10. Brit Turner
9. Brit Turner (twice?)
8. Mark Guiliana
7. Andrew Workman
6. Andre Boyd
Music Radar recently sat down with Wilco’s very own Glenn Kotche and discussed his top 5 tips for drummers.
With the death of John Bonham, Rock n Roll lost one of its leading acts, Led Zeppelin. Although the there have been a few reunions, the band never really progressed after 1980.
In a recent Rolling Stone Interview, guitarist, Jimmy Page, discusses why the band didn’t replace Bonham and move on.
Led Zeppelin was an affair of the heart. Each of the members was important to the sum total of what we were. I like to think that if it had been me that wasn’t there, the others would have made the same decision.
From Lady Gaga to Katy Perry to One Direction, Music Radar caught up with their drummers and asked them what it was like to drum for pop superstars.
“With gigs like these, there are hundreds of people who want to be doing them. So it can be cut-throat. If you’re not doing it efficiently then you’re gone and they’ll get someone that will.” – Josh Devine, One Direction
The recording industry is rapidly changing, and long gone are the days where studios employed full-time musicians for house bands. With home-recording becoming much more affordable and Internet speeds allowing for large file transfers, many drummers are able to get session work without relocating to a major city!
Check out these tips from MusicRadar on how you can become an online session drummer.
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Weckl, Lang, Gadd, Peart, Bonham.. these are all names synonomous with amazing drumming, but who’s next? Who are the up-and-comers that will be gracing the cover of Modern Drummer in the years to come?