Joey Kramer’s Rock ‘ n Roastin coffee gets some vital distribution for his coffee. If you live on the east coast of the United States, You might be seeing this coffee at your local Costco.
NPR Interviews Robin Dimaggio musical director of the The Arsenio Hall Show. Are we in a new age when the drummer is the coolest person in the band?
Studio drumming great, Kenny Aronoff is set to fill the drum throne in Styx for a short period of time as the band’s regular drummer, Todd Sucherman, takes some time off to welcome his new baby boy (congrats)!
Last week, we posted an article discussing how Will Ferrell finally admitted to being Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. You can check out Ferrell’s instagram confession as well as Smith’s response challenging the comedian to a drum battle.
Now it seems the two are going to duke it out on a drum kit for charity! No word on when it’s shaking down, but we’ll bring you the scoop when we know!
The true masters never stop being a student of their craft and never stop looking for inspiration. Sometimes, that inspiration comes from artists younger than yourself! We can all agree that Steve Smith is a true guru of the drums, but what jazz albums featuring younger drummers (younger than Steve, that is) inspire him?
Preserved for all time, the US Library of Congress has obtained and cataloged more than 100,000 of Max Roach’s writings including letters, papers, manuscripts, and more. This is amazing news not only for scholars of Max himself, but also of jazz history as he was one of the most influential drummers of his generation!
With the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ performance on Ed Sullivan this past weekend, it’s appropriate to take a step back and reflect the drummer that single-handedly brought Ludwig into the rock and roll mainstream, Ringo Starr. From Vinnie to Erskine, MusicRadar provides some insight into the man from some of today’s most notable drummers.
This officially wins the Internet! Check out this awesome video from longtime Drummer Talk listener, Hans Rosenberg who solos over the official DT theme song! We are honored!
Note: there’s a little bit of language in the bloopers, just so’s ya know!
If you blinked, you may have missed the Red Hot Chili Peppers performing in the 2014 Super Bowl Halftime show with Bruno Mars. They certainly gave a crazy (and topless) performance, but if you thought it sounded too good, you may have been on to something. Turns out, the boys were playing along to a track! Dun-dun-dunnnnnnnnn.
Amid all the controversy, however, Flea has come out to explain things and basically says it’s just business.
P.S. They are auctioning off this gently used kit for charity!