Monthly Archives: November 2014

Carmine and Vinny Appice New Release ‘Drum Wars Live!’

CARMINE And VINNY APPICE Go Head-To-Head On New Release ‘Drum Wars Live!’ November 17, 2014 Drumming demi-gods Carmine and Vinny Appice have both had extraordinary careers behind the drum kit, beginning with Carmine’s tenure in such legendary classic rock bands … Continue reading

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Listening to Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet: “Here and Now”

Listening today to the Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet’s Here and Now album. A long-time favorite I once owned on vinyl. Found it on Amazon yesterday as an MP3. Great band and music. Drummer Roy McCurdy is exemplary here. Chops + … Continue reading

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Nick Mason: The Special Relationship Between Bass Player and Drummer

Pink Floyd drummer considers band’s legacy By John Carucci/The Associated Press POSTED:   11/14/2014 03:15:37 PM EST NEW YORK — While Pink Floyd’s first album in 20 years, “The Endless River,” represents an end to the band’s recording career, drummer … Continue reading

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Doug Clifford’s 1969 CCR Drum Kit on Museum Display

SKF NOTE: The photo here shows Doug Clifford in concert in 1969. However, there are no details on the displayed drumset cited in this news report. MIM opens unique drum history exhibit BY MARK REMILLARD,   | November 14, 2014 … Continue reading

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Arts as Fun: Red Hot Chili Pepper Drummer in the Classroom

Drummer Chad Smith rocks out with Greenfield school UPDATED 7:38 PM PST Nov 13, 2014   GREENFIELD, Calif. —What did you learn at school today? Kids at Mary Chapa Academy in Greenfield learned how to play the drums from Chad Smith … Continue reading

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Neil Peart’s Guide to Neil Peart’s Drums

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Oldest Percussion Instruments Create New Sounds, New Music

SKF NOTE: Composer Julia Wolfe‘s “riSE and fLY” percussion concerto caught my attention while reading this story about percussionist Colin Currie’s “Metal Wood Skin” percussion festival. I haven’t heard the concerto, but what I hear on this trailer – and … Continue reading

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