So what do world famous A-list drummers do with their old gear? Apparently, they give it away! Living Colour’s Will Calhoun, with the help of Modern Drummer, is giving away his “Lazer Canary” yellow Mapex kit. The contest ends November 30.
Ahhhh. It’s 1988, and you’ve had just about enough new wave as you can handle. Belinda Carlisle is no longer a Go-Go, George Michael is no longer in Wham!, and Rick Astley was not yet a punch line. Thankfully, a new, underground band out of New York is about to light up the rock world and not only break musical barriers, but racial ones as well.
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.
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.
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