Thomas Pridgen

Drummer Talk 11/05/2009 – What Makes a Good Drum Kit?

Today, we examine what makes a drum kit a good kit, and we discuss the differences between top of the line gear.  Simon Phillips is the drummer of the week, and we have news including Thomas Pridgen’s departure from The Mars Volta!!

Drummer Talk 10/22/2009 – Drumathon 5/Anton Fig

Today, we shamelessly plug Drumathon 5 as well as re-roll the interview with Anton Fig who was the drummer of the week! The triple-stroke roll is the rudiment of the week, and Carter brings us news and a review of the recent The Mars Volta show.

MD 2008 Festival Lineup Finalized

Source: ModernDrummer.com

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

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