Louie Bellson: the original monster kit drummer! #monsterkitmonday

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Louie Bellson: the original monster kit drummer! #monsterkitmonday

Every Monday we bring you a pic of a colossal or unique drum kit from around the Internet!

Before Louie Bellson, the idea of playing more than one bass drum would have been considered absurd! Louie proved that sometimes, there just aren’t enough drums.

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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Drummer Talk 226 – Tuning 201: The Kick

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Drummer Talk 226 – Tuning 201: The Kick

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!

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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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