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Hold on to a healthy heartbeat – Drum

How many times have you watched a drum line perform and found yourself moving to the beat of those drums? There’s a pulse, a rhythm to life, and the sounds of synchronized drumming somehow seem to stir us to recognize the marvel of that. And there’s more to the beating of drums than meets the […]

Deftones Drummer Reflects on Paris

Deftones drummer Abe Cunningham should have been on stage at the Bataclan Concert Hall this past Saturday through Monday. Instead he returned home to Sacramento. “Honestly this was like, ‘Woah, something’s going down,’ but it didn’t seem very real,” Cunningham said. Not only did he survive the deadly attacks in Paris, his band was scheduled […]

Drumming to Stop Suicide

Bill Pagaran is taking his drumming on a mission. After suffering all kinds of abuse his life, he decided to break the vicious cycle and help others who may be going through similar circumstances. Click Here to Read More…

Bass Drum Head sold for $2.1 million

Colts owner Jim Irsay paid $2.125 million for the Beatles’ bass drum head played by Ringo Starr in 1964. The head was used on the Beatles’ United States debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” and is the second edition of the series (the first owned by Paul McCartney). While Irsay usually collects guitars, he picked […]

Chad Smith: My Life in Music

Re-post from an article by Rich Chamberlain. Click below to see full article. When we asked Chad Smith to talk us through some of the music that shaped his life he gave us a right old mixed bag. Yes, we expected Sabbath, Rush and Hendrix to feature, but the Chili Peppers man had the odd […]

News: LA Percussion Rentals Celebrates Milestone Anniversary and Launches New Website

Modern Drummer Magazine News: LA Percussion Rentals Celebrates Milestone Anniversary and Launches New Website November 6, 2015 LA Percussion Rentals (LAPR), the percussion and backline rental company for some of the most respected live and recording acts worldwide, is celebrating a decade in business. At the company’s tenth anniversary party, the husband and wife owners […]

RATT Drummer Hi-Jacks Name

A few days ago, RATT drummer, Bobby Boltzer, won a legal battle securing the rights to continue on as RATT. Founding guitarist, Warren DeMartini says the band is being “hijacked!” DeMartini has filed a lawsuit in Los Angles claiming that Boltzer is “trying to take over the band and pawn himself and a cast of […]