Monthly Archives: August 2014

What I Learned From Roy Burns 40-Years Ago

SKF NOTE: When I went to Roy Burns’s early 1970’s drum clinic in Moline, Illinois, I don’t think I had ever heard him play – not even on record. I knew of Roy from Rogers drum ads in Down Beat … Continue reading

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Neil Peart’s New Book, ‘Far And Near: On Days Like These,’ Due October

RUSH Drummer NEIL PEART’s ‘Far And Near: On Days Like These’ Book Due In OctoberAugust 21, 2014 21 On October 14, ECW Press will publish “Far And Near: On Days Like These”, the new book from RUSH drummer Neil Peart. … Continue reading

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Brad Wilk: Buddy, Elvin, Peart, Bonham & Moon

Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine Shares His 5 Favorite Drum Solos“I’m more about drum performances than solos, But I do have a list for you.”    August 22, 2014 10:29 AM Buddy Rich’s “impossible” drum solo from 1970 “To … Continue reading

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Jamal Batiste Plays Drummer Jabo Starks in James Brown Movie

Jamal Batiste of New Orleans plays drummer in James Brown movie: Growing EastBy Veronica Barbarin, Eastern New Orleans columniston August 21, 2014 at 8:16 AM, updated August 21, 2014 at 8:18 AM In the movie, Batiste plays drummer John “Jabo” … Continue reading

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Ginger Baker Turns 75: The Strange Life of Rock’s Wildest Drummer

Ginger Baker Turns 75: The Strange Life of Rock’s Wildest Drummer By Alex Magdaleno The percussive genius behind the legendary British rock trio Cream turned 75 on Tuesday. For all his iconic status, Baker couldn’t tell you why he’s so talented. … Continue reading

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Meeting Gary Chester

In 1981, the idea of writing a History of Rock Drumming for Modern Drummer seemed as if it would be mostly combing existing books and magazines for biographical details, and weaving all that into a narrative. Boy, was I surprised! … Continue reading

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The Drum as a Sacred Instrument

Spirit of the Drum Event Highlights Native American Culture in WashingtonBy Stephen Underwood, Special to The Register CitizenPosted: 08/17/14, 7:27 PM EDT “The important thing about the drum is the fact that it is circular and for Native Americans that … Continue reading

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