Drummer Talk 09/10/2009 – The History of Zildjian and Sabian

We uncover the tangled history between the world’s two largest cymbal makers: Zildjian and Sabian, complete with an interview with Andy Ziljdian! The double stroke roll is the rudiment of the week, Manu Katché is the drummer of the week, and we talk about Roland’s new gear in the news. Oh, and Carter is ENGAGED!!

Sabian Family Feud

A cymbal family feud goes to court! Big Drum Thump is reporting on a Daily Gleaner article that talks about a Sabian (Zildjian family) lawsuit.

In his notice of action, Bill, Robert’s [Zildjian] eldest son, alleges his father is misusing company funds for personal expenses and that his brother Andy is actively undermining his position and influence on the business.

“Bill has justifiably lost the trust and confidence in his father Robert and his brother Andy on which their business relationship has been premised,” court documents state. “Bill has no way to exit on fair terms from this situation without the assistance of the Court. Some form of corporate divorce is the only practical solution.” Read more