Monthly Archives: May 2015

Ozzy Osbourne Donates $10K to Children’s Percussion Group

SKF NOTE: Lovely gesture by Ozzy Osbourne. This percussion group is aces. Ozzy Osbourne Donates $10K to Children’s Percussion Group BY ALEX HEIGL @alex_heigl 05/11/2015 AT 10:30 AM EDT After seeing the video of the Louisville Leopard Percussionists’ rendition of … Continue reading

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Dave Tough & George Wettling Gloriously Restored

SKF NOTE: Thank you, Wall Street Journal, for bringing this reissue to light. For drummers who’ve not heard either Dave Tough or George Wettling, this is a great place to start. For those of us familiar with Messers Tough and … Continue reading

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Buddy Rich Ludwig Ad Photo 1959

SKF NOTE: This is a full-page ad from the December 24, 1959 Down Beat magazine.

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Steward Copeland: A Sense of Relief When It’s Time to Go Home

Police drummer Stewart Copeland still keeping busy BY JANE STEVENSON, POSTMEDIA NETWORK MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015 02:07 PM EDT Q. [D]o you foresee another Police reunion in your future? A. I’m trying not to imagine such a thing… I mean, … Continue reading

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Gary Chester: The Japanese Rose Plant Lesson

SKF NOTE: How I came to interview Gary Chester is explained here. The typed transcript is 64-pages, edited for publication in the April 1983 Modern Drummer.  Gary gave many life beyond the cymbals “life lessons” during the interview. Here’s one … Continue reading

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Les DeMerle: How Did You Get Your Break?

SKF NOTE: Les DeMerle‘s interview appears in the October 1984 Modern Drummer. The back story is here: Scott K Fish: What are some of the common questions you’re asked at clinics? Les DeMerle: One of the questions I’m asked alot is, … Continue reading

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Chick Corea: I Really Wanted to Connect with the World

SKF NOTE: Chick Corea is near the top of my list of “Musicians to Dig Deep.” That is, I want to give a more thoughtful, chronological listen to his music. I’ve heard quite a bit: Chick with Mongo Santamaria, the … Continue reading

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