Derek Roddy

Drummer Talk 11/21/2008 – PASIC 2008 Recap (1 of 3)

Today, we recap PASIC 2008 day 1 with Erik Smith, Derek Roddy, and Derico Watson. We also talk about the death of Mitch Mitchell.

Derek Roddy Clinic

2:54 [Editor’s Rant] First, can I take a moment to complain about the walk to these drumset clinics. It’s easily an 8 min walk. Surely there’s a faster way to ballroom A. Anyway, on to the clinic.

3:00 it’s a pretty decent crowd. Meinl cymbals guy is introducing Derek Roddy. Giving a bio.

3:02 DR takes the stage and jokes about getting a dose of coffee. He seems like a super pleasant guy. Launches into performance with a track. Pretty dark tune. Lots of blast beats and meter changes. He’s playing a monster 9pc double bass Sonor kit.

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MD 2008 Festival Lineup Finalized


We’ve been following this for a while, but here is the final, official roster of artists for MD’s festival weekend to be held September 20 and 21 in NYC.

Will Calhoun
Living Colour
In 1988, Living Colour’s Will Calhoun exploded onto the world stage with a unique mix of power and finesse. Will’s continued to evolve in startling ways, and today he’s considered one of the most profound drummers alive.

Bill Stewart & Special Musical Guests
John Scofield/Pat Metheny

For two decades, Bill Stewart has been a wildly imaginative go-to drummer for today’s most successful jazz artists. And he’s a daring leader in his own right.

Billy Ward & His Trio

Joan Osborne/Robbie Robertson/Bill Champlin
Billy Ward is a world-renowned drummer of relentless creativity and purpose. He’s also one of the freshest, most incisive drumming scholars around.

Thomas Pridgen
The Mars Volta
Thomas Pridgen’s been winning drum-offs, endorsements, and scholarships since the second grade. And now he’s in the coolest, most advanced rock band of the age. Read more