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Drummer Talk 04/15/2011 – New from Musikmesse (#160)

Drummer Talk

Drummer Talk 04/15/2011 – New from Musikmesse (#160)

On this week’s show, we talk about some cool new gear coming from Musikmesse 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany!  In the news, Jason Bitter clinic details, Foo Fighters’ new record breaks records, you can go to PASIC for free, and this just in: Chris Coleman clinic at Memphis Drum Shop to be streamed for FREE! Show notes after the break.

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Zildjian’s Jason Bittner Clinic Tour Deets

We mentioned it a few weeks ago when Jason Bittner moved over to Zildjian, but now details have emerged regarding Jason’s upcoming tour.


Commenting on the upcoming clinic tour, Bittner said, “The clinic tour will feature play alongs, free-form playing, educational content, and fun. I’m hoping to have a few Shadows Fall tracks from my new record to share with fans on the tour. Zildjian cymbals are featured in these new recordings. They’ve already become a part of my sound. It’s really been a seamless transition for me.”

Source: Zildjian.com

Tour Dates:

Mon, May 9th – World of Music – Erie, PA
Tues, May 10th – Ken Stanton Music – Atlanta, GA
Wed, May 11th – Drum Headquarters – St Louis, MO
Thur, May 12th – Memphis Drum Shop – Memphis, TN
Fri, May 13th – Midwest Drum & Percussion – Wichita, KS
Mon, May 16th – West LA Music – West Los Angeles, CA
Tue, May 17th – Donn Bennett Drum Studio – Bellevue, WA
Mon, May 23rd – Parkway Music – Clifton Park, NY

Drummer Talk 04/01/2011 – Monster Solos pt. 2 (#158)

Drummer Talk

Drummer Talk 04/01/2011 – Monster Solos pt. 2 (#158)

We continue Part 2 of Monster Drum Solos of all time with numbers 10-1!  In news, Rush releases new Moving Pictures studio footage, a young boy gets his wish come true, Carter Beauford goes to Vic Firth, Jason Bittner moves to Big Z, and we discuss the end of drumming mags.  Show notes after the break!


Chris Adler and Jason Bittner: Live at Modern Drummer Festival 2005

It has been a while but I’m back from my vacation and I’m brining the reviews son! If you own the DVD set for the 2005 Modern Drummer Festival then don’t bother with this one because you already own it. This DVD is merely the two clinics that these two drummers gave during the modern drummer festival so it’s kind of like a HMMS (Hudson Music Master Series) double feature. There’s not much else to say about it beyond that so let’s just get into it. Read more


Alfred Publishing Releases On The Beaten Path: Metal

Looks like Alfred Publishing is really trying to make a series out of their On The Beaten Path books. Following up their award winning “On The Beaten Path: The Drummer’s Guide to Musical Styles and the Legends Who Defined Them,” and the associated book on Prog Rock, Alfred’s getting into the metal game with their latest release. I think their next release in this series should be jazz. I think there are tons of guys who would eat that up. Bring on the swing!

Lots of good metal drummers in this book, including the coffee-drinking Charlie Benante. Maybe he and this book can curl up next to a warm toasty fire on a winter’s night with his coffee mug. HARDCORE!!!


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Drummer Talk 11/17/2005 – PASIC 2005 Recap (Part II)

PASIC Recap Part 2 (of 3) and we discuss the John Blackwell, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Jason Bittner, Akira Jimbo, and Terry Silverlight clinics, as well as talk to Trick Drums and DKDT listener, Jerod Phillips!