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Local drumming community legend files patent protection suits

Published November 23, 2015 by J.R. Lind Nashville-based drumming community legend Boo McAfee says four different companies are infringing on the patent for his Drumometer, a device that counts drum strokes used in his World’s Fastest Drummer competitions. Essentially, the Drumometer is a drum pad that can determine how many times a drummer strikes 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 […]

How to Restore Old Drums

This project is set up to help those at home learn how to clean and restore an old classic drum set. Our most recent project is this 1985 Special Edition Premier drum set purchased by our team to be a great project. We thought that this would be a great restoration project to share with […]

AC/DC Drummer Isn’t Wanted

Update: According to Radio New Zealand, Rudd has reportedly paid out less than half of this required $120,000 in reparations as part of his sentencing. His lawyer, Craig Tuck, states that the drummer has paid $50,000 of the fine and the rest of it was “being sorted.” Estranged AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has lost an […]