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Mel Lewis: Pearl Drums, Al Duffy, Tours & Clinics 1982

SKF NOTE: This is an updater from Mel Lewis in 1982, probably for Modern Drummer magazine. It’s great hearing Mel’s voice again. Historically, there are some interesting moments here. Mel has just endorsed Pearl Drums. He gives the company high … Continue reading

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Will Calhoun: My Drum Gear (1989)

SKF NOTE: Among my favorite interviews, I am sorry to say none of my interview with Will Calhoun ever saw the light of day. By July 1989 I had been gone from my spot as Modern Drummer‘s managing editor almost … Continue reading

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Ed Shaughnessy Launches ‘Energy Force’ Big Band

SKF NOTE: An pre-internet example of how drummers kept up with news of our favorite players. This December 19, 1974 Down Beat magazine release about Ed Shaughnessy‘s “new 17-piece ensemble” Energy Force has a photo of Mr. Shaughnessy worth studying. … Continue reading

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Jeff Porcaro: Pearl Drum Ad 1982

SKF NOTE: Nice ad photo of Jeff Porcaro and his Pearl Drums from Modern Drummer‘s December 1982 issue.

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Phil Collins’ Drum Equipment July 1984

Phil Collins’ Equipment Phil Collins has several different drum kits (Gretsch, Pearl, Premier) for different occasions. On tour with Genesis, Robert Plant, and on his own tours, he uses a Gretsch set, which he is currently endorsing. (“They’ve always had … Continue reading

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