We’re covering the coolest and newest gear coming from NAMM 2014 for the next couple of shows! In news, Questlove is named Time’s coolest person of 2013, the 2014 Hit Like a Girl contest is open for entries, the Red Hot Chili Peppers Karaoke through the Super Bowl, and we discuss 11 bands where the drummer is the coolest member!
Found this really interesting article about what it takes to be the music director a a major awards show from guitarist, Robbie Calvo.
This summer I was asked to be the Musical Director and guitarist for the 2011 NAMM Award Show in Nashville. I was honored and without really giving it too much thought said Ê»yes, IÊ¼d love to!Ê¼. I later found out that I would also be the MD for the Ê»All Star Guitar NightÊ¼ hosted by Muriel Anderson and the Guitar Player Magazine Ê»Guitar SuperstarÊ¼ Finals! Now, as stoked as I was to be trusted with these events the reality of the workload wouldnÊ¼t really hit me until we weÊ¼re in the middle of it all…
Check out Drum!’s coverage of Alesis from NAMM 2013.
The NAMM gear keeps coming today!
1999 Mapex called, they want their bop kit back. What’s old is new again, I guess!
I feel like we’ve been over this before…
I want that.
And again more drummers lose their gigs during the folk revival movement helmed by Mumford & Sons and the Lumineers.
This seems like one of those ideas that would work on paper, but having to keep up with the rotation and position of 8-10 drum keys at a time (for initial set up, that is) seems like it would render this gadget impractical.
What do you think?