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.
The true masters never stop being a student of their craft and never stop looking for inspiration. Sometimes, that inspiration comes from artists younger than yourself! We can all agree that Steve Smith is a true guru of the drums, but what jazz albums featuring younger drummers (younger than Steve, that is) inspire him?
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!
Sabian has made some odd business moves as of late, but this one isn’t really a head-scratcher. The cymbal company has acquired fellow Canuck company, Billdidit, who makes cymbal accessories. What’s especially interesting is Billdidit’s usage of 3D printing tech in it’s manufacturing process.
Thanks for the pin, Ray! Submit your own pin!
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.
I’ve always been suspicious, but Will Ferrell has finally confirmed that he is, in fact, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer, Chad Smith.
I KNEW IT!!!
This officially wins the Internet! Check out this awesome video from longtime Drummer Talk listener, Hans Rosenberg who solos over the official DT theme song! We are honored!
Note: there’s a little bit of language in the bloopers, just so’s ya know!
We’re covering the coolest and newest gear coming from NAMM 2014 for the next couple of shows! In news, Questlove is named Time’s coolest person of 2013, the 2014 Hit Like a Girl contest is open for entries, the Red Hot Chili Peppers Karaoke through the Super Bowl, and we discuss 11 bands where the drummer is the coolest member!
Beijing 2008 Olympic Opening Ceremony is still the standard by which all other opening ceremonies are judged.
Ok, Sochi. Whatcha got? I bet it’s not 2014 drummers playing in nearly perfect unison.
If you blinked, you may have missed the Red Hot Chili Peppers performing in the 2014 Super Bowl Halftime show with Bruno Mars. They certainly gave a crazy (and topless) performance, but if you thought it sounded too good, you may have been on to something. Turns out, the boys were playing along to a track! Dun-dun-dunnnnnnnnn.
Amid all the controversy, however, Flea has come out to explain things and basically says it’s just business.
P.S. They are auctioning off this gently used kit for charity!