It’s probably true that Gregg Bisonette could play just about any drums he wants on the planet, but Dixon Drums has just announced that he’s joined their artist roster and left Mapex. I’d say it’s quite the coup for Dixon who still has a pretty shallow artist pool.
I gotta say, I love me some Green Day. Whatever you want to say about their success and relationship to the punk scene, you can’t deny that they can write same really catchy tunes!
Electronic Musician recently caught up with the team who put together their album, 21st Century Breakdown.
“For the kick drum, I placed a Shure Beta 52 inside the shell—there was no front head—and routed the signal to a Chandler Limited TG Channel MKII preamp… If you have the two mics in the same spot, and you don’t reverse the phase, you get a really nice sound with a lot of attack.”
NAMM isn’t the only game in town when it comes to new and cool gear reveals. Musikmesse 2014 was last month in Frankfurt Germany, and companies love to bring out their most daring gear in the European showcase.
Whether you think Facebook’s acquisition of the virtual reality headset, Oculus Rift, is a good or bad thing, you can’t deny that virtual reality (VR) is here to stay (maybe).
Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead is no stranger to the frontiers of music and science, and he recently strapped on the Oculus Rift VR headset and this is what happened!
Troy wraps up our 2-part series on helping to get your drum invention to reality and we go over the 2014 Drummies! in the news.
Troy walks us through part 1 of how you can get a cool drum invention to manufacturing! In the news, we look at the list of the 30 richest drummers in the world, we listen to a drummer with a robot arm, and talk about where you can get Joey Kramer’s coffee!
We wrap up our review of new gear debuted at the NAMM 2014 show! In the news, we learn what happens when Will Ferrell claims to be Chad Smith, why Kenny Aronoff had to sit in with Styx, what’s up with all the late night bands, and the top 10 songs known for their drumming.
We continue our tour of new and interesting gear from NAMM 2014 with a look at new cymbal offerings. We all talk about the 50th anniversary of the Beatles British invasion, Max Roach’s collection at the Libray of Congress, Sabian’s acquisition of Billdidit, Inc, and we hear a sweet solo from a DT listener!
Sabian has made some odd business moves as of late, but this one isn’t really a head-scratcher. The cymbal company has acquired fellow Canuck company, Billdidit, who makes cymbal accessories. What’s especially interesting is Billdidit’s usage of 3D printing tech in it’s manufacturing process.
We’re covering the coolest and newest gear coming from NAMM 2014 for the next couple of shows! In news, Questlove is named Time’s coolest person of 2013, the 2014 Hit Like a Girl contest is open for entries, the Red Hot Chili Peppers Karaoke through the Super Bowl, and we discuss 11 bands where the drummer is the coolest member!