Monthly Archives: March 2017

Bill Gibson: Zildjian Cymbal Set-Up (1985)

SKF NOTE: Huey Lewis & The News had a string of solid hit songs, still touring. Here’s a rarely seen Zildjian Cymbal Set-Up advertisement of band drummer Bill Gibson. Gibson, who played on all the band’s releases, is still a … Continue reading

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Craig Krampf: ‘I Am Asking for Your Prayers, Good Thoughts, Positive Messages’

SKF NOTE: I first saw this request from drummer Craig Krampf a few minutes ago on Facebook.

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Billy Cobham’s Tama Artstar Drumset 1984

SKF NOTE: From the February 1984 Down Beat magazine. One in a long line of Billy Cobham‘s great looking drumsets.

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Audio: Freddie Gruber: Teaching Saved My Life

SKF NOTE: Excerpt #6 from Freddie Gruber’s interview with Scott K Fish circa 1983.

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Ed Soph Interview: The Instrument is Neutral (1985)

SKF NOTE: I’ve posted on this blog published and unpublished parts from this 1985 interview with Ed Soph. As I said in one post of interviewing Ed Soph twice: Ed was smart, funny, curious, methodical. He was a wonderful person to interview. No … Continue reading

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Sheila E. – The Lady Can Play (1985)

SKF NOTE: I remembered interviewing Sheila E., but where and why had escaped me. That is, until I was thumbing through my October 1985 CREEM magazine last night. Why had I even kept that single copy of CREEM for 32 years? I … Continue reading

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Jim Gordon on Derek and the Dominos

SKF NOTE: When Jim Keltner called me at Modern Drummer to ask if we would be interested in interviewing his friend, Jim Gordon, the answer was an unequivocal yes. It was a time when we MD Editors felt, to an extent, … Continue reading

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