Turns out, not all long-time musicians hate Spotify or other streaming music services. Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, Nick Mason, drummer for Pink Floyd, said that “it’s beginning to become a commercial possibility”. Could this thinking (and more support from established artists) help to stem the animosity against services like Spotify, Pandora, and iTunes Radio>
Bobby Hutcherson Quartet – “Delilah”
Bobby Hutcherson – vibraphone
Joe Gilman – piano
Dwayne Burno – bass
Eddie Marshall – drums
Turns out Questlove is becoming quite the literary contributor as he is set to release another book. His latest, a history of the iconic music show Soul Train, is set to release on October 22.
We round out our rudimental refresher series today as we cover the drag rudiments. In the news, Dave and Troy discuss the return of Tico Torres to Bon Jovi, epic drummer wanted posters, what’s the deal with cymbalvote.com, and Visible Music College’s Drumathon 9.
YOSHIMIO, Sawyer, and Bharoocha gathered in the lobby of Pittsburgh’s Union Station for a gorgeous impromptu drum show, which then segued into an energetic outdoor turn by the Kansas City Marching Cobras. Dancers flipped, shook, and pulled onlookers from the crowd along with them — drums rocketing into the night sky.
Thanks to DT reader, Chris McGowan for the pin!
We continue our rudimental refresher series as we cover the diddle and flam rudiments.
In the news, we talk about our favorite fills, you can win Will Calhoun’s drum kit, DrumChannel.com is giving away tickets to an Aaron Spears masterclass, the dos and don’ts of metal drumming, Vic Firth’s new synthetic stick, Stewart Copeland’s new documentary kickstarter, Steve Gadd’s new album, and Drumathon 9!
Starting October 1, drummers aged 16 or under are encouraged to enter Mike Dolbear’s Young Drummer of the year contest.