Monthly Archives: January 2015

Densmore: Morrison Lost, Destroyed Himself; Be Careful

The Doors Drummer John Densmore On Late Greats Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek Jim Clash Contributor – 1/21/2015 JC: What would you say to Morrison’s fans now? John Densmore: He was an alcoholic. He lost and destroyed himself, so be careful. I … Continue reading

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Istanbul Launches 1960’s Tony Williams Tribute Cymbals

SKF NOTE: Nice idea, tribute. NAMM 2015: Istanbul launches Tony Williams tribute cymbals Based meticulous study of Tony’s original cymbals RhythmJanuary 16, 2015, 08:30 UTC NAMM 2015: Turkish cymbal maker Istanbul has announced an exciting new line, crafted in tribute … Continue reading

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1710 Percussion Owner Gives Back to Where Love of Music Started

Union grad donates drums to school Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015 4:00 am A Union High graduate who owns a custom drums company donated some of his wares to his alma mater. Union High graduate Michael Caimona, founded Maryland-based 1710 … Continue reading

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John H. Beck: The Snare that Auditioned 1,618 Students

SKF NOTE: What a great project for a videographer: Chronicling John H. Beck’s stories as he “whittles down” the memorabilia in his music studio. Drumming up, sorting out the stuff of a lifetime Jim Memmott 3:09 p.m. EST January 27, … Continue reading

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Mitch Mitchell Brought Elvin Jones Style Into Hendrix

John McLaughlin on Miles Davis, Mahavishnu and More by Dean Budnick on January 23, 2015 If you really listen to The Jimi Hendrix Experience, of course, Jimi is killing. He turned the guitar world on its ear. But Mitch [Mitchell], … Continue reading

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John Densmore: I Stole a Ginger Baker Beat in “Hello, I Love You”

SKF NOTE: I love these little factoids, these little cobblestones making up the miles of road traveling through the History of Drumming. Thank you, Jim Clash. LIFESTYLE 1/25/2015 @ 11:27PM 8,126 views Doors Drummer John Densmore On Oliver Stone, Cream’s … Continue reading

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John McLaughlin: Miles Had No Paper Bags, No Chords

John McLaughlin on Miles Davis, Mahavishnu and More by Dean Budnick on January 23, 2015 John McLaughlin: Normally, when Miles would come into the studio, he’d be carrying a coffee in a brown paper bag and, in the taxi, he … Continue reading

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