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Vinnie Paul reflects on Pantera’s top album two decades later

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Vinnie Paul reflects on Pantera’s top album two decades later

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?

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ARTIST Direct Interview with Matt Sorum

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ARTIST Direct Interview with Matt Sorum

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.

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Drummer Talk 209 – Spotlight on Bruce Becker

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Drummer Talk 209 – Spotlight on Bruce Becker

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.” More

Joey Kramer Coffee Getting Distribution!

Joey Kramer Coffee Getting Distribution!

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.

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Kenny Aronoff on Playing with Sir Paul

Kenny Aronoff on Playing with Sir Paul

Want to know what it’s like to play with one of Rock and Roll’s true legends? Ultimate Classic Rock sat down with Kenny Aronoff and discussed the experience with playing for Sir Paul McCartney.

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NPR Interviews Brian and Brady Blade

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NPR Interviews Brian and Brady Blade

Check out this fantastic interview NPR did with the brothers Blade. Topics range from their father, their views of jazz, and learning from each other. Worth the read!

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Drummer Talk 200 – 200th Episode Special

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Drummer Talk 200 – 200th Episode Special

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!

Andy Hurley on the return of Fall Out Boy

Andy Hurley on the return of Fall Out Boy

With the  release of Save Rock and Roll, Fall Out Boy seems poised to emerge from their 2000′s emo rock cocoon. Drummer, Andy Hurley, recently spoke with Clevescene.com about FOB’s return and what the band has learned along the way.

“I think we all really missed it and grew up and matured and learned a lot of things and experienced life,” says Hurley. “The comeback was about having the right songs. It was about us being in the right headspace together.”

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