Monthly Archives: January 2015

REMO: Using Rhythm to Make Lives Better

SKF NOTE: With so many drums-in-the-news stories about death, substance abuse, and loudness – this story is a nice change. Kudos to Remo, Inc for focusing their creativity on designing drums for disabled people. NAMM 2015: Remo develops drums tuned … Continue reading

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Dylan: Rock ‘n’ Roll is Country Blues & Swing Band Music

Surprisingly candid Bob Dylan, AARP magazine cover boy By GUSTAVO TURNER On whatever happened to the rock ‘n’ roll revolution of the 1950s: “There must have been some elitist power that had to get rid of all these guys, to … Continue reading

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Shariq Tucker Wins Guitar Center’s 26th Drum Off!

WATCH IT: Bronx drummer pounds his way to the top Bronxite Shariq Tucker beat out 5,000 other rhythm keepers to be named the winner of Guitar Center’s 26th annual Drum Off! contest on Saturday. BY DENIS SLATTERY Bronx drumming phenomenon … Continue reading

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Playing a Gig with No Drums?

SKF NOTE: Amazing technology. I don’t know how much I would enjoy a full gig not having a surface on which to tap drumsticks. Still, I can think of many musical situations where Aerodrums could be a lot of fun. … Continue reading

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Gary Chester: Studio Recording with Ashtrays and Thimbles

SKF NOTE: I found the full transcript from my 1983 interview with Gary Chester, published that year in the April Modern Drummer. The transcript is about twice as long as a typical MD feature interview at that time, suggesting Gary … Continue reading

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John Densmore: Drummers Trump Guitarists

LIFESTYLE 1/21/2015 @ 9:52PM 731 views The Doors Drummer John Densmore On Late Greats Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek by Jim Clash John Densmore: [I]f you have a great drummer and lousy guitar player, you’re fine. A great guitarist and a lousy … Continue reading

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Christmas Card from Charles “Keep A Knockin'” Connor

SKF NOTE: The great drummer Earl Palmer told me he was the drummer on Little Richards’ records, and Charles Connor was Little Richard‘s touring drummer. Mr. Palmer, if memory serves, said there may have been some exceptions to that. But … Continue reading

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