Drummer Talk 225 – Tuning 201: The Toms

Drummer Talk 225 – Tuning 201: The Toms

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!

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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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Transcription – Joe Morello’s “Take Five” Solo

Transcription – Joe Morello’s “Take Five” Solo

One of the most influential jazz recordings of all time, Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five” off the the 1959 record, Time Out features one of the most influential drum solos of all time. There’s a reason Time Out remains to top selling jazz album of all time.time_out_cover

Performed by the amazing Joe Morello, the solo on “Take Five” is a thesis on theme and variation and motivic development.

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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. 

Morgan Rose discusses tour, Call Me No One, and the future of Sevendust!

Morgan Rose discusses tour, Call Me No One, and the future of Sevendust!

In a recent interview with KNAC of LA, Morgan Rose discusses life on the road, the acoustic shows, what else is on his plate, and what’s in store for Sevendust once this tour winds down.

We talked about maybe getting together and doing a record in the first quarter of the year and just shelving it. We’re kinda in a mode right now so the writing process is usually pretty quick for us. I think that we will be out next year.

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Metro-Mirage #MonsterKitMonday

Metro-Mirage #MonsterKitMonday

Every Monday we bring you a pic of a colossal or unique drum kit from around the Internet! Today’s green monster is known only as “Metro-Mirage”! TAMA SMASH!

Do you know of or have a cool or interesting kit of your own?  Send us a link!

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