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.
We can add Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snubs right up there with break ups to the list of things you shouldn’t have to find out by text message. Chad Channing, Nirvana’s original drummer on their record, Bleach, discovered by this text to Nirvana’s manager from the Hall of Fame that he won’t be inducted with the band:
“Can you tell whoever looks after Chad Channing that he isn’t being inducted… It is just Dave, Krist and Kurt.”
The tragic death of model, L’Wren Scott, Mick Jagger’s girlfriend, caused the Stones to cancel a few shows as they were touring Australia; however, that doesn’t mean Charlie Watts is laying low.
The longtime beatkeeper showed up at a jazz club in Perth to sit in with some of the local cats. Apparently it was pretty low key despite the fact that Watts played for a couple of hours!
In an interview on VH1′s That Metal Show, original KISS drummer, Peter Criss, says that even though he’d be willing to get into the cat man makeup, the fact that KISS won’t be performing is “heartbreaking.” I agree!
Studio drumming great, Kenny Aronoff is set to fill the drum throne in Styx for a short period of time as the band’s regular drummer, Todd Sucherman, takes some time off to welcome his new baby boy (congrats)!
Last week, we posted an article discussing how Will Ferrell finally admitted to being Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. You can check out Ferrell’s instagram confession as well as Smith’s response challenging the comedian to a drum battle.
Now it seems the two are going to duke it out on a drum kit for charity! No word on when it’s shaking down, but we’ll bring you the scoop when we know!
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!