Drummer Talk 238 – An Inside Look at Promark, Evans, and Puresound

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Drummer Talk 238 – An Inside Look at Promark, Evans, and Puresound

On today’s show Dave chats with D’addario’s Elijah Navarro about what’s new with Promark, Evans, and Puresound. We take a few listener questions, and in the news, we preview December’s Play-Along track (including a listener submission), we chat about the players leaving Megadeth, and we find out what Peter Erskine thinks about ‘Whiplash.’

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Phil Rudd makes bizarre appearance in court

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Phil Rudd makes bizarre appearance in court

After showing up late (for which a warrant was taken out to find him), AC/DC’s Phil Rudd made an odd appearance in NZ court to face the recent drug and “threatening to kill” charges against him.

… the 60-year-old arrived, wearing a t-shirt and jeans during his brief appearance. He was remanded on bail until December 2 and reportedly drummed a quick rhythm on the dock before leaving the courtroom.

Stay classy, Auckland!

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Drummer Talk Play-Along 3 – Egg Nog (93 BPM)

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Drummer Talk Play-Along 3 – Egg Nog (93 BPM)

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 features a high-quality, stereo mix minus drums.

We get into the holiday spirit with December’s Play-Along, a cool, R&B flavored track that should be enjoyed next to the fireplace with a tall glass of your favorite egg nog. Remember to keep it funky, but make sure to leave room for the percussion.

We’d love to hear your performances and we’ll even feature them on the podcast! Simply upload them to Soundcloud or Youtube and send us a link via Twitter, Facebook, or at drummertalk.org.

Shawn Drover Quits Megadeth

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Shawn Drover Quits Megadeth

Yet another classic metal band has lost its drummer. Shawn Drover, drummer for Megadeth, has left after 10 years with the group.

After 10 years, I have decided to quit MEGADETH to pursue my own musical interests.

I want to thank Dave Mustaine and the entire MEGADETH family, as well as thanking all the amazing MEGADETH fans around the world!!! I truly appreciate all of you.

Watch out Lars…

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Peter Erskine’s take on ‘Whiplash’

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Peter Erskine’s take on ‘Whiplash’

We’ve chatted a lot about the new movie, Whiplash, here at Drummer Talk and how it paints a somewhat terrifying view of intense music programs. We’ve even discussed its realism, but when Peter Erskine chimes in on the subject, we’re going to pay extra close attention.

I’m disappointed that any viewer of the film will not see the joy of music-making that’s almost always a part of large-ensemble rehearsals and performances. Musicians make music because they LOVE music. None of that is really apparent in the film, in my opinion.

Also: if someone wants to test my ability to play a tempo: give me 4 beats, not just two — YOU don’t even know the tempo with that kind of a count-off, Mr. Band Director.

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Drummer Talk 237 – #PASIC14 Recap

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Drummer Talk 237 – #PASIC14 Recap

We’re back from PASIC 2014 and we discuss the convention on today’s show. In the news, we discuss the latest with AC/DC and Phil Rudd, and we chat about Sakae Drum’s new contest!

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Is AC/DC ready to drop Phil Rudd?

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Is AC/DC ready to drop Phil Rudd?

Although the murder-for-hire charges against Phil Rudd have been dropped, lead singer Brian Johnson and be-shorted guitarist, Angus Young did not mince words about the drummers fate in the band for their upcoming world tour.

“We’re talking about criminal courts here, and we’re talking about judges, we’re talking about juries. We’re talking about people saying you’re not getting your passport back here, all of this kind of stuff. And there’s nothing we can do about it. We are going to go on tour and nothing is going to stop us.”

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