Learning about other drummers has been a huge influence on my own development and understanding of music. I hope that this blog helps you to develop you own knowledge and playing. It is only meant as an introduction to the players; go further by listening to their music, and go out and see as many drummers playing live as you can! I will add any events of particular interest to the news on the home page, so keep an eye out for things you can go to!

June 2013 | Tony Royster Jnr

May 26, 2013
Tony Royster Jnr is known for winning the Guitar Center National Drum-Off competition Hollywood in 1995 (at the age of 11), being voted #1 Up and Coming Drummer by Modern Drummer magazine and in 1997 he was the Modern Drummer festival, being the youngest to shock the crow! Read More here.
 

February 2013 | Keith Carlock

February 8, 2013
Keith, born and raised in Mississippi studied music at North Texas State University for four years. Keith played professionally in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area for several years after leaving school. Now residing in New York City, Keith has been recording, touring, and performing with various artists: Sting, Steely Dan, Wayne Krantz ,Grover Washington, Jr., Harry Belafonte…
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January 2013 | John Blackwell

February 8, 2013
John grew up in Columbia, South Carolina and started playing drums at age 3, learning from his father John Blackwell Sr, a drummer himself, who played with artists such as Mary Wells, King Curtis, Joe Simon, J.J. Jackson, The Drifters and many others.
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December 2012 | Nick Mason

December 5, 2012

Nick Mason (born January 27, 1944 in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England) is the drummer for Pink Floyd. He has been the only constant member of the band since its formation. He also competes in auto racing events, such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans.


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November 2012 | Nicko McBrain

December 5, 2012

More famous than any drummer has a right to be, with a style as punchy and distinctive as his battered, lived-in face, Nicko McBrain enjoys the rare distinction of being both the jester in the Iron Maiden pack and the ace.


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October 2012 | Chad Smith

October 16, 2012
Chad Smith is the powerhouse behind the US super group Red Hot Chili Peppers. Chad pulls off effortlessly one of the most difficult challenges facing drummers, the ability to blend high powered rock with blistering funk grooves. With a personality as big as his drum sound, Chad remains a firm favourite with drummers all over the world.

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September 2012 | Phil Collins

October 16, 2012

Phil Collins' ascent to the status of one of the most successful pop and adult contemporary singers of the '80s and beyond was probably as much of a surprise to him as it was to many others. Balding and diminutive, Collins was almost 30 years old when his first solo single, "In the Air Tonight," became a number two hit in his native U.K.


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August 2012 | Jim Keltner

October 16, 2012

Jim Keltner is best known for his session work on solo recordings by three of The Beatles, working often with George Harrison, John Lennon (including Lennon solo albums, as well as albums released both by the Plastic Ono Band and Yoko Ono), and Ringo Starr.


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July 2012 | Alan Dawson

October 16, 2012

Alan Dawson, His performance credits are staggering, like reading a who's who in jazz: Oscar Peterson, George Shearing, Charles Mingus, Woody Shaw, Phil Woods, Sonny Stitt, Dave Brubeck, Lionel Hampton, Reggie Workman, Quincy Jones, Dexter Gordon, Tal Farlow, Earl Hines, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and many others.


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June 2012 | David Garibaldi

May 29, 2012
It was in Tower of Power that David became one of the most influential drummers of his generation and became known as an innovator in funk drumming. He has since appeared in a variety of studio and live settings including work for television and film.
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