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Gregg Bissonette moves to Dixon Drums

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Gregg Bissonette moves to Dixon Drums

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.

Matt Chamberlain Tours with Soundgarden

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Matt Chamberlain Tours with Soundgarden

With Matt Cameron off working with Pearl Jam, Matt Chamberlain is filling in on drums for Soundgarden with their first show in Peru. Chamberlain will be with the band through the end of their current tour in late August.

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Original Nirvana drummer learns he won’t be in the Hall of Fame by text message

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Original Nirvana drummer learns he won’t be in the Hall of Fame by text message

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.”

Ouch.

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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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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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