Category Archives: Drum/Music News

News items of note, present and past, about drummers and other musicians.

Carmine Appice, Peter Criss Remember Gene Krupa at Criss Farewell

SKF NOTE: Carmine Appice said through his Twitter account (June 17), “I went to Peter Criss’s. Last gig ever tonight…. He had a big band [and] even played Sing, Sing, Sing, a Gene Krupa song. His idol and mine.” Carmine’s … Continue reading

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Doug Clifford: Music Quality Has Gone Down with Technology

http://www.mrt.com Creedence drummer Doug Clifford ponders the then and now By Rich Lopez jrlopez@mrt.com Published 8:26 pm, Saturday, June 17, 2017 The music industry “Rock ‘n’ roll was pretty new when I started back in 1953. Radio was certainly different and … Continue reading

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Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys Fillmore East Concert Review (1970)

SKF NOTE: I was barely sixteen years old when the first Jimi Hendrix Experience album was released. Jimi Hendrix on guitar/vocals, Mitch Mitchell on drums, and Noel Redding on bass. Theirs was such a great unique sound that stretched across … Continue reading

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Ravish Momin: Music From a Country that Doesn’t Exist

SKF NOTE: Because of his several musical cultural influences, Ravish Momin calls his music “folk music from nowhere” or “music that exists from a country that doesn’t exist.” This morning, browsing through drumming news, I found this performance announcement and … Continue reading

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Willy Wonka and the Talking Drum Concept

SKF NOTE: I love this concept, this approach to playing the drumset. Talking drums, indeed. Even more, I would love hearing David Dockery — or another drummer comfortable with this approach — using it within a band. Comping behind other … Continue reading

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Long Lost Monk Album Set for Release

SKF NOTE: My friend, Christina, brought this new Monk release to my attention. It’s such a treat. Just when I thought I had heard all of Thelonious Monk’s recorded music – a never before released studio recording emerges — and … Continue reading

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Buddy Rich Taking Care to Be Even More Precise (1978)

SKF NOTE: A March 28, 1978 Down Beat news item capturing one reporter’s eyewitness (and earwitness) account of Buddy Rich and his band at NYC’s The Bottom Line. Buddy packed the place with “patrons…young and old, …mostly drummers. “And Rich … Continue reading

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