Check out this 6-part interview from Meinl featuring the legendary drummers of funk, Clyde Stubblefield and Jabo Starks. If you want to see some living history, watch these now!
The legendary Billy Cobham recently spoke with the folks at theartsdesk.com and answered questions about the 1973 album, Spectrum, coming up with his sound, and the next frontiers of jazz and fusion.
MATTHEW WRIGHT: When Spectrum was released in 1973, did you think you were doing something ground-breaking? How do you look back on that moment now?
BILLY COBHAM: It was a mistake. I didn’t know I was doing anything. I was making a record based on my experiences, based on who I’d worked with: I wasn’t going out of my way to break new ground, it was just who I was, that’s all the reputation means.
What happens if you’re a musician, but you’re not really looking for a career in the performance, composing, or teaching side of the music industry? I sat down with Travis Goodwin from Yamaha and we discussed the options out there for non-gigging musicians.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since Pantera’s , Far Beyond Driven, was released. Feel old yet?
In a recent interview with the Delaware County Daily Times, Vinnie Paul recounts what it was like to hear that the album had hit Number 1.
We were holding our breath, kind of figuring that we’d be in the Top 10 — maybe the Top 5 if we were lucky — and there was an outside shot we’d hit No. 1, who knows?
Matt Sorum (of Guns N Roses and Velvet Revolver fame) recently sat down with ARTIST Direct to talk about his latest album, Stratosphere.
Something happened to me in the last couple of years where I fell into a place where I felt like I could actually write lyrics and I could be very profound with what I’m saying. It just takes believing in yourself to be able to write something you could actually be proud of.
I recently sat down with educator and session drummer, Bruce Becker, where we chatted about his time with the legendary Freddie Gruber, what it’s like to perform with a sibling for 30 years, how he goes about teaching high profile drummers, and all about his DVD – “Concepts and Philosophies: A Comprehensive Approach for the Development of Drum Technique.” Read more…
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?
We celebrate episode #200 today on Drummer Talk, the Internet’s longest running drumming podcast! It’s chock full of memorable clips, laughs, and reflections on the past 8 years! You’ll also hear from some old, familiar faces (voices) and get some behind-the-scenes trivia on how the show is put together.
Grab a cup of coffee and settle in with this massive, 3 hour milestone show!