Monthly Archives: August 2014

When the Drummer Dies, the Drum Dies Too

Drum dies with drummerBy  Pamodhi KuruppuSunday, 20 July 2014 It is exciting to see another drumming. It is a pleasure to listen and admire an expert drummer’s improvisations. It is mysterious and will always be a mystery. I learned that … Continue reading

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Pete Best: If You Can’t Have Fun, Don’t Go Back On Stage

Artists & Innovators“No Complaints”: An Interview with Pete Best, the Original Drummer of the BeatlesBy Zachary Stockill 25 August 2014 Between 1960 and 1962 Pete was the drummer of a well-travelled, but so far mostly unsuccessful British rock and roll … Continue reading

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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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