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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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Drum Expo 2014 artist line-up revealed

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Drum Expo 2014 artist line-up revealed

Drum Expo 2014, a blitzkrieg of drumming information, news, articles, interviews, and more from the folks over MusicRadar.com is officially upon us! Over the next several days, we’ll cull through the chaff to bring you the wheat, and highlight some of the more interesting morsels waiting for you there.

Music Radar has officially announced the lineup for this year’s expo.  Artists include Travis Barker, Tony Royster Jr, Neil Peart,  Tommy Lee, and Mike Mangini.

So  stay tuned here Drummer Talk for the latest!

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Benny Greb raising money for new DVD project on Indiegogo

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Benny Greb raising money for new DVD project on Indiegogo

One of modern drumming’s hottest clinician, educator, and ambassador, Benny Greb, is putting together a new DVD and he needs your help! He’s raising €80k to go towards the production of The Art and Science of Groove.

“I wanna go deep and offer a holistic approach how you can improve your Groove and Timefeel.

in order to get this system across in a comprehensible and fun way, i need the film / DVD format. its just not something where a 3min online video format makes sense…”

With under two weeks left, they’ve already raised €68k!

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Wait.. is Chris Adler the new drummer for Slipknot?

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Wait.. is Chris Adler the new drummer for Slipknot?

The Slipknot drummer mystery is becoming increasingly murky as rumor of Lamb of God drummer, Chris Adler’s name getting slung around as a possibility. Fans are saying the drums on Slipknot’s latest single sounds a little too much like Adler.

“Right now I think silence is golden,” said Alder. “I don’t think those guys need me, or need me talking about it.”

Hmmmmm…

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Slayer is missing its “magic” according to Dave Lombardo

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Slayer is missing its “magic” according to Dave Lombardo

We’ve covered the bumpy exit of Dave Lombardo from Slayer before, but the drummer has come out with some choice words about the current state of the band.

“It’s chemistry. It’s like when you meet a girl and you two get along really well, and it’s like a chemistry. It’s something special. Same thing with the band, you get these four guys, [and] they may hate each other, but on stage, there’s magic. And that’s what’s missing…”

On one hand it’s refreshing to hear such candid remarks, but on the other, it’s like reading the resentment of a jilted lover.

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US Navy Band auditioning for percussionist position

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US Navy Band auditioning for percussionist position

The United States Navy Band is currently auditioning for the position of percussion in the Concert/Ceremonial Band.  Starting salary is $56,629-$64,656, plus benefits. Applications are due by Oct. 3, 2014 and auditions will be held Oct. 17, 2014.

The U.S. Navy Band is the Navy’s premier musical organization located in Washington, D.C. For more information, email navyband.auditions@navy.mil or contact Navy Band’s Audition Supervisor at (202) 433-2840.

With Alexander out, Danny Carey to fill in with Primus

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With Alexander out, Danny Carey to fill in with Primus

While Tim Alexander recovers from his recent heart surgery, Tool’s Danny Carey has agreed to fill in for tour dates in September.

Says bassist, Les Claypool, about Carey sitting in:

“He’s a dear old friend and we are extremely excited to have him aboard, and I would wager we are equally if not more intrigued than most by what kind of sounds are going to come out of the three of us once we actually get in a room together…”

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