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
I’m not sure how this shook down, but according to Zildjian.com, both John Blackwell and Chris Layton have left Sabian and are now endorsing Zildjian cymbals.
Commented Chris Layton: “I’m very excited to be playing Zildjian Cymbals. After trying some of the Armand Series cymbals Mitch Mitchell was using last year on the Experience Hendrix Tour, I found myself searching for the sound I started out with, which led me to Zildjian.”
John Blackwell commented, “I’ve always loved Zildjians – my dad always played A Zildjians, so I grew up playing them. After hearing the crispness of the Hybrids and other lines like K Constantinople and the Armand Series, I was hooked. And the people at Zildjian are like family.”
I’d guess the Sabian folks are none too happy, and I wonder if they have to give all those Sabian cymbals back?
I dug up these old school (as in 18 years old!) Zildjian promo videos. Of special note is Weckl’s “loyalty” to Zildjian (he’s now a Sabian endorsee) and his massive rock perm-mullet! We want muscle shirt! We want muscle shirt!!
These videos are a little bit hokey, but they are informative. Also keep an eye out for Omar Hakim, Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tommy Aldridge, Louis Bellson, Tony Williams, and more!
The Zildjian Secret, Part 1
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Big Z has just announced Ask Zildjian, a new web support program that allows Z Club members to pester Zildjian staffers for cymbal product help.
You do have to be a Z Club member to participate, but it’s free so what have you got to lose except a few more slivers of web privacy?
Had a burning question about which cymbal to buy? Don’t fret, our all-knowing team has the perfect suggestion for you. Waiting to hear back on what cymbal would go great with the set your parents got you for Christmas? Head over to Ask Zildjian now – your answer is waiting for you…
Personally, I think they totally ripped off “Ask Dave,” but I’m sure their battery of lawyers would pistol whip me into submission if litigation ensued. Curse you free market economy!!!
Read the full story from Zildjian.
On Tuesday, January 29th, 2008, Rodney Green visited the Zildjian Factory at the invitation of John DeChristopher, Zildjian’s Vice President, Artist Relations & Event Marketing Worldwide, and worked with Paul Francis, Zildjian’s Research & Design/Quality Manager, to ultimately select his Zildjian cymbal set up, consisting of a 22″ K Custom Dry Complex Prototype Ride, a 20″ K Prototype Ride and HiHats comprised of a 14″ K Constantinople Top HiHat and 14″ A Zildjian New Beat Bottom. Rodney is now playing Zildjian Cymbals exclusively. Read more
We have an extremely special episode of Drummer Talk this week. We visit the Memphis Drum Shop and sit down with Mike Carter from DW, Terry Brady from Zildjian, Michael Vosbein & Bill Norman from Bosphorous Cymbals, as well as Memphis Drum Shop owner, Jim Petit. Then we take an audio tour around the shop.
We have an extremely special episode of Drummer Talk this week. We visit the Memphis Drum Shop and sit down with Mike Carter from DW, Terry Brady from Zildjian, Michael Vosbein & Bill Norman from Bosphorous Cymbals, as well as Memphis Drum Shop owner, Jim Petit. Then we take an audio tour around the shop and this section is ENHANCED with photos that will show up in the iTunes picture window!