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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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Library of Congress preserves writings of Max Roach

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Library of Congress preserves writings of Max Roach

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!

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Drum stars talk Ringo (Music Radar)

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Drum stars talk Ringo (Music Radar)

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.

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Questlove Named Time’s Coolest Person of 2013

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Questlove Named Time’s Coolest Person of 2013

We already knew Questlove of The Roots was a cool dude, but it’s been officially verified by none other than Time Magazine.

We needed someone who was classically cool. A person in a hip-hop band, a music producer, a DJ. A man who has his own line of Nike sneakers and owns a hoodie shop on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

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NPR explores Kenny Clarke contribution to jazz drumming

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NPR explores Kenny Clarke contribution to jazz drumming

We all know it and we’ve all played it, but you may not know who made the swing ride pattern famous.  NPR.com explores he story behind the man that brought the jazz ride to the forefront, Kenny Clarke.

Musicians call it “spang-a-lang,” for obvious phonetic reasons, and it’s so synonymous with jazz, it no longer occurs to us that someone had to invent it. But someone did: a drummer named Kenny Clarke, who would have turned 100 [January 9].

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MusicRadar’s best drum gear of 2013

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MusicRadar’s best drum gear of 2013

We’re already well into 2014, but it’s not too late to take a look back on Music Radar’s list of best gear from 2013. From best drum kit to best snare, or best cymbal to best heads, see what made the cut and what didn’t!

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