Gavin Harrison

Gavin Harrison to give rare masterclass April 6

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Gavin Harrison to give rare masterclass April 6

Numbers are strictly limited to 12 people so that Gavin has the time to work with each individual. This is a very rare opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the drumming greats and get some priceless tips – you won’t want to miss it!

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EDIT: Looks like it’s sold out already! Maybe they’ll add more times.

Drummer Talk 12/05/2008 – PASIC 2008 Recap (2 of 3)

Today, we recap PASIC 2008 day 2 with discussion of Ed Soph, Stanley Randolph, Brooks, Chad, and John Wackerman, Fausto Cuevas, Gavin Harrison, and Steve Ferrone.  GROOOOOOOOOVE!!!! Show Notes

Gavin Harrison Clinic

2:58 waiting for clinic. They’re playing Alice Cooper.

3:01 Vic firth guy comes out and is way too excited.

3:02 GH takes the stage. He’s got a beautiful 7pc sonar in burled maple. Plays to a track that starts with loops then into a clav bass thing. He’s playing pretty straight forward groove. He’s very clean and the kick sounds sweet. Snare has a nice woody pop. He reminds me of Neal Peart in his body language. There are some percussion loops in the track that give the illusion that he is playing more instruments.

3:07 Launches into a Porcupine Tree tune, Sound of Muzak Read more

Drummer Talk 08/15/2008 – Worst Bang for Your Buck

Remember back when we talked about the best bang for your buck?  Well, today we’re talking all about gear that is the WORST bang for you buck.  Overpriced, overrated gear that you really shouldn’t spend your hard-earned clams on.  Gavin Harrison is the drummer of the week; Dave reviews POWER Wrist Builder Sticks; the Flam Drag is the rudiment of the week; Carter rings in the news; and Dave gets asked how to repaint a kit.  Show Notes

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