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Slipknot: Firing Joey was the hardest decision we ever had to make

Slipknot: Firing Joey was the hardest decision we ever had to make

In a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Corey Taylor of Slipknot talks about the difficulties of parting with long-time drummer, Joey Jordison.

“…when a relationship hits that T-section and one person’s going one way and you’re going the other. And try as you might to either get them to go your way or try and go their way, at some point you’ve got to go in the direction that works for you. “

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“Legends of Sun Records” museum exhibit to include Johnny Cash drums

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“Legends of Sun Records” museum exhibit to include Johnny Cash drums

The drum set of W.S. “Fluke” Holland, Johnny Cash’s drummer of 20 years, is on display at the new “Legends of Sun Records” exhibit in Memphis, TN. This is the kit heard on “I Walk the Line,” Folsom Prison Blues,” and many others.

At Sun Records, it wasn’t something that we thought would make history… It just happened. We never thought anyone would even know about it after a couple years.

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Neighbors in New Jersey call the cops on marching band for being “too loud.”

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Neighbors in New Jersey call the cops on marching band for being “too loud.”

The award winning marching band for Brick Memorial High School in Brick Township, NJ will have to find another place to practice after sour neighbors (who remained anonymous… cowards) called the cops for their rehearsals being too loud. The proposed solution from the school: make them practice on an unlit baseball field. *slow clap* Stellar work there mensas.

It seems if you didn’t want to hear music, then how about don’t live next to a High School with a marching band!

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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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AC/DC cranks out new album in 10 Days

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AC/DC cranks out new album in 10 Days

It’s not unusual for jazz artists to record albums in a matter of days, but rock records usually take months to get just right. Not true for legendary rockers, AC/DC who cranked out their new album in just 10 days of studio time. In a recent interview, drummer, Phi Rudd, remarked,

I’ve never played better. I hope it’s as good as what I remember back in the studio.

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Dave Lombardo says he “won’t ever be going back” to Slayer

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Dave Lombardo says he “won’t ever be going back” to Slayer

If you’re holding out hope in a seeing Slayer reunited with Dave Lombardo, I’m afraid you’re out of luck. Dave has gone on record with Metal Hammer magazine and squashed any rumors of a reunion.

I’m done now. I’ve got lots of other things on my plate and I now know that, when it comes to money, you don’t have any friends in this business. I won’t ever be going back.

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1001 Drummers, One World Record

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1001 Drummers, One World Record

If you are in the UK and want to be a part of drumming history, you can join in on drumBEAT, an epic event looking to break the Guinness World Record for the most drummers playing in time. Their goal? 1001 Drummers!

Taking place at Manchester Central on November 21, 2014, this isn’t just an attempt to set the Guinness World record , drumBEAT is also raising money for the Brain Tumor Charity.

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How to find work as a drummer and musical director (from Drum Expo 2014)

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How to find work as a drummer and musical director (from Drum Expo 2014)

Music Radar’s Drum Expo 2014 is upon us, and with it, a whole new slew of awesome articles  for us drummers to sink our teeth into. Look for us to comb through all that Music Radar has to offer, and we’ll bring you the best and coolest we think is out there.

This article features a discussion on how we drummers can start to find work as both a player and musical director. Featuring the musical director for Ellie Goulding, check out how Joe Clegg prepared for the gig and then landed it.

How did you land the role of drummer and musical director for Ellie Goulding?

“I was searching online for new music that I connected with and found this girl called Ellie Goulding doing a cover of the Bon Iver track Wolves. It was just her and an acoustic guitar and I fell in love with her voice.”

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Jesse Kramer fills in for his dad on Aerosmith gigs

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Jesse Kramer fills in for his dad on Aerosmith gigs

With Joey Kramer had to sitting out from drumming duties with Aerosmith due to heart issues, his own son, Jesse Kramer has been selected to fill in for his dad for a set of upcoming shows. Way to keep it in the family, guys!

“I’m in the gym every day, Monday through Friday. And I train really hard to go out and do a tour. So that, basically, what I’m doing with my trainer is that I train harder in the gym than the amount of energy that I expend on the stage.”

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