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!
We’re back from the holidays to kick off season 9 of Drummer Talk! On today’s show, we talk all about stick bags and Troy shows us how he knows way too much about leather. In the news, Ray Ayotte returns, Phil Collins is considering a return, we go over the Rock and Roll HoF 2014 inductees, unpack some of the Crescent Cymbal/Sabian deal, and pay tribute to Ricky Lawson.
Although Ahead has been the frontrunner in synthetic ticks for the better part of 2 decades (sorry, Duratech), it seems that Uncle Vic is finally throwing his hat in the synthetic stick game with the new TITAN™ sticks. Can they finally crack the code to real, wood-feeling sticks that will hold up to the promises of alternative materials? At $50 a pair, they’d better be pretty awesome.