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Benny Greb raising money for new DVD project on Indiegogo

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?

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

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

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

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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Bonham’s sister, Deborah, calls memorial concert “greatest show of my life”

Bonham’s sister, Deborah, calls memorial concert “greatest show of my life”

A few weeks ago we brought you the new that John Bonham’s sister, Deborah, was hosting a fundraiser to raise money for a memorial in his hometown of Redditch. While numbers aren’t in, the concert seems to have been a a big success!

“I was very nervous but I have to tell you this was the most special show I have ever done in my life, it was just unbelievable… People all over the world have been donating and this is for the people. It’s not about one person paying for this statue, this is about the fans”

They’re still raising money, and if you’d like to give, you can make a donation here.

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Aerosmith cancels shows due to Joey Kramer’s Heart Condition

Aerosmith cancels shows due to Joey Kramer’s Heart Condition

Man, what is it about drummer’s health lately? First Tim Alexander, then Nathan Followill, and now it seems  Aerosmith is having to cancel shows due to drummer, Joey Kramer’s health.

Unconfirmed sources with the band have indicated that Kramer, 64, is slated for heart surgery. No word on how many shows are expected to be canceled.

The Rock N Roll life really is hard on the body. Get well, Joey!

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Sorry Slipknot fans, you’re gonna have to wait a little longer to learn new drummer’s identity

Sorry Slipknot fans, you’re gonna have to wait a little longer to learn new drummer’s identity

Although the band has a new track out from their new record, Slipknot frontman, Corey Taylor, has gone on record to let fans know that they’ll have to wait to learn the record’s title and the new drummer’s identity (rumor has it it’s son of Max Weinberg, Jay Weinberg).

“…when the time is right, we will give you the answers that you need, and that’s the way it is.”

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Kings of Leon cancels shows after drummer injured in tour bus accident

Kings of Leon cancels shows after drummer injured in tour bus accident

Sad news for Kings of Leon fans. Following a bus accident in which drummer, Nathan Followill received injuries, the band has had to postpone their upcoming show dates. No news on how many shows this affects.

“The band was en route to their hotel after their show in Boston when a pedestrian jumped in front of their tour bus, causing the bus to stop short, injuring Nathan Followill,” 

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If you’re sad they’ll be missing some shows, you can watch this and know they’ll be back soon!

P.S. This is a joke video called a “shred” where bands get overdubbed with awful performances. 

King Crimson announces 17-show reunion

King Crimson announces 17-show reunion

Coming this fall, Robert Fripp and King Crimson will travel around to 8 cities for a 17-show reunion tour.  Cities include Boston, LA, Chicago, Philly, and San Francisco.

Shows start September 18 in New York City.

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Jason Bonham no longer to drum for California Breed

Jason Bonham no longer to drum for California Breed

Fans of California Breed looking to hear the original line-up for their upcoming tour will not be seeing drummer, Jason Bonham. Bonham has decided to leave the band due to scheduling conflicts with his current work for Sammy Hagar and Phil Collins.

“I love those guys – but it wasn’t going to work out for me. I will support them as I love the band I helped create, and Joey is great. Good luck, guys.”

Queens of the Stone Age’s Joey Castillo will replace Bonham in the drumming chair.

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