Monthly Archives: December 2015

Jason Bonham Teams with Phil Collins

Jason will be busy in 2016 as he has been hired to work with Phil Collins as the former Genesis frontman makes a return to music. “We got together for three weeks and I had an amazing time,” Jason told … Continue reading

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Willie Dixon: The Drummer Have a Lot to Do With Everything

SKF NOTE: This interview with blues legend Willie Dixon is a backgrounder interview for a five-part feature series, The History of Rock Drumming, I wrote for Modern Drummer in the early 1980s. None of my backgrounder interviews were meant to … Continue reading

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Dannie Richmond: Your Playing is the Same as a Conversation

SKF NOTE: Dannie Richmond gives a fantastic drum lesson in under two minutes and without touching a drum. Thank you Andy Weis of The Great Drummer’s Group for this great find. — end —

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Gary Chester: I Want to Live My Personal Life

SKF NOTE: The full Gary Chester Modern Drummer interview is available here. In my view, many Gary Chester words of wisdom, because of space considerations, were left out of the MD interview. Fortunately, I can share them here. Gary Chester: People … Continue reading

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Mel Lewis on Frankie Dunlop

SKF NOTE: Just now I was reading through my typed transcript of my 1977 interview with Mel Lewis. It is long! Forty single-spaced typewritten pages, which, of course, was heavily edited by about half for publication as my first or … Continue reading

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