On today’s episode, Dave and Troy discuss tips on how you can make your load in and set up as painless as possible. In the news, we chat about the 11 things that are more important than talent, a latest top 10 drummers list, Ringo’s new digs, and the latest on the Bun E. Carlos/Cheap Trick lawsuit. Plus, we taste test Joey Kramer’s Rockin’ and Roastin’ coffee!
Dave and Troy discuss 5 tips to helping you learn to talk about money! In the news, we discuss Judas Priest’s Fall tour, Philip Selway’s solo record, how music education helps the brain, how we learned about Slipknot’s new drummer, and Pink Floyd’s new record.
We’re happy to announce a brand new feature here at Drummer Talk: Drummer Talk Play-Alongs!
The first Tuesday of every month, we’ll be bringing you a new, original play-along track for your playing and practice enjoyment. Each track will feature a high-quality, stereo mix minus drums.
Our first Play-Along features a deep, fat, swampy bassline that is wide open for funky grooves! Also, dig the Love Boat vibe in the “B” section! It’s at a laid back 80 BPM with a 2 bar count in.
Dave is still under the weather, so no new show this week, but that doesn’t mean there’s no Drummer Talk for you! Check out this great episode on Unlocking the Paradiddle from 2008!
We’ll have a brand new Drummer Talk episode for you next week!
I sit down with Bruce Salyers of Salyers Percussion on today’s episode to talk mallet wrapping, entrepreneurship, and business success.
Troy unpacks what it really means to play “authentically” on today’s show. In the news, we discuss Tama’s new Silverstar drums, why a band in NJ did to get busted by the cops, AC/DC’s new record, the last mention of the Dave Lombardo saga, and what’s next for Radiohead.
On today’s episode, Dave and Troy discuss 5 tips for getting gigs that have nothing to do with chops.
We also answer a listener question about soundproofing, and hear from one of those “Supra” guys!
In the news, we check in on Benny Greb’s fundraiser, discuss a world record attempt, discover who’s filling in for Joey Kramer, listen to a crazy mash-up of drumming and throat singing, and look at the top five Dave Grohl beats.
We wrap up part 3 of our 3 part series on tuning with a discussion on the kick drum.
In the news, we discuss the Crescent Cymbal/Sabian partnership, just who is the new drummer for Slipknot, what did Dave Lombardo have to say about Slayer’s current lineup, who is filling in on drums for Primus, the results of the Bonham memorial concert, and US Navy band auditions!
We’re back for part 2 of our 3-part series exploring tuning! Today, we go in-depth with the toms. In news, both Kings of Lean and Aerosmith have to cancel shows due to drummer health issues, Dave Grohl terrifies us with his Foo Fighters teasers, and Slipknot still wont make with the new drummer’s name!
We start part 1 of our 3 part series on drum tuning by discussing all of the considerations for the snare drum. In news, we cover catching DCI finals live, winning sweet Kaman gear from Modern Drummer, King Crimson’s reunion toour, how Tim Alexander’s heart surgery has affected the Primus tour, we listen to a snare drum quartet, and we get a feeling for what it’s like inside a lesson with Stewart Copeland.
It’s a special Saturday show today as Dave and Troy discuss the art of sitting in as well as unveil brand new ways you can help support Drummer Talk! In news, we discuss the 26th annual Guitar Center Drum-Off, Chad Channing’s plan for a Nirvana reunion, the Bonham memorial, and we pay tribute to the late Idris Muhammad.
We’re back from our Summer hiatus with a show on how to survive the “pro” audition! It’s kind of a sad news day as we explore why Chris Slade left AC/DC, talk about the passing of Tommy Ramone, and how both Tim Alexander and Dennis Chambers wound up in the hospital!
Dave and Prof. Troy talk about how to break into the music scene when moving to a new town. In news, we chat about along lost forgotten Beatle, how to best dispatch an Internet troll, who the next drum battle victim will be, and the departure of Dave Mackintosh from Dragonforce.
We challenge the stigma of recording to click tracks on today’s show. In news, we uncover the winner of The Greatest Drummer of All Time brackets, we check out the Ferrell/Smith drum battle, what’s new with Midnight Oil and The Monkees, we listen to a painful clip from Whiplash, and we wish a happy birthday to Mr. Bernard Purdie!