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Mike Portnoy’s Celebrity Cymbal Raffle

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Mike Portnoy’s Celebrity Cymbal Raffle

Mike is raffling off a cymbal signed by a HUGE number of celebs to raise money for the family of one of his friends who was paralyzed after a tragic accident.  The list of sigs includes Abe Laboriel Jr., Carmine Appice, Dave Lombardo, Billy Sheehan, Ray Luzier, Scott Ian, Seven Anotonopolous, Glenn Hughes, Jeremy Colson, John Tempesta, Mike inez, Nicko McBrain, Mike Portnoy, Steven Adler, and more!

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Drummer Talk 05/13/2011 – Snare Drum Makeover (#162)

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Drummer Talk 05/13/2011 – Snare Drum Makeover (#162)

It’s the season finale of Drummer Talk Season 6, and on this week’s show, Dave’s gives a very in-depth look at a complete snare drum makeover – from batter head, to reso head, to snare strands, to strand cords.  Also we, of course, talk more Dream Theater, new Avenge Sevenfold, Memphis Drum Shop’s Chris Coleman clinic recap, the Summer of contest continues, and much more!  Show notes after the break!

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Wait! Portnoy wanted back in Dream Theater??

The Dream Theater drummer drama just never seems to end!  MusicRadar.com has just put up a very in-depth interview with Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess and John Petrucci.  In the interview, they reveal the Portnoy asked to rejoin the band stating he “made a mistake.”

Rudess: We got the drummers in, which everybody knows, and we filmed the audition process and put a lot of care into the documentary. So after that whole process, we found somebody who we thought was great – Mike Mangini. ‘Oh my God, this guy is fantastic! This can work. We can do it.’”

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