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Moni Lashes’ 24-hour drumming World Record attempt

Australian drummer Moni Lashes, from rockers The Babes, is attempting an official World Record for charity on Friday 20th March. To raise awareness and fundraise for life-saving medical treatment for her dad’s multiple sclerosis, Moni Lashes is attempting to be

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Billy Cobham free livestream from Ronnie Scott’s on 27th Feb

With tickets to his sold out shows in such high demand, Ronnie Scott’s has announced the live streaming of global drum legend Billy Cobham.  Broadcasting his full performance on Friday 27th February 23.15pm to a global audience, Ronnie Scott’s will provide an unparalleled opportunity to experience one

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Alesis announces winner of London Drum Show 2014 Mesh Kit prize draw

Alesis (alesis.com), today announced that the winner of the DM10 X Mesh Kit prize draw – held at 2014’s London Drum Show – is Kit Connick, a 16 year old Jazz enthusiast currently studying for his A/AS levels in Berkshire.

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Ash Soan explores limb independence

Download Ash Soan’s accompanying dots here I’d like to talk about limb independence. I feel very strongly that if you practise any groove, idea or fill it should be musical and usable in your actual line of work as a

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Anika Nilles: Sixteenth-note quintuplets – part two

Part two of Anika Nilles’ tuition series on sixteenth-note quintuplets

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Anika Nilles – Sixteenth-note quintuplets: part one

Our new tutor guides you through fives

Features

Vintage Drums, Legendary Sounds: Revisiting Trixon

A look at one of the more interesting brands to come out of Europe: Trixon.

The Big 10: Sir Trevor Horn

Musical greats answer our 10 big questions on what they look for in a drummer. This month it’s super-producer, songwriter and musician, Sir Trevor Horn.

Mad, Bad and Dangerous: Don Powell

Don Powell of Slade fame explains why you shouldn’t work with children or animals

Gear

Review: Forecast Drums

UK-made, custom built, acrylic drums

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Review: Sabian 13” Hoop Crasher

Boost your tonal range with this Jojo Mayer designed crasher from Sabian

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Stagg Sensa Series Cymbals

Stagg’s new Sensa cymbals are described as ‘an ideal all-round series for drummers searching for cymbals with flexibility and variation of tone’ and their new effect cymbals promise to bring a modern, trashy sound to the range. Drummer had a range of 10 cymbals to review

Interviews

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The Riser: Johno Fisher – States and Empires

States and Empires is a three-piece rock band, formed by two members of Attack! Attack! the now defunct Welsh rock outfit. Johno Fisher, their powerhouse drummer, tells us more…

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Carlos Hercules: Knowing the business

Carlos Hercules discusses satisfying MDs, internal dynamics, teaching and the sideman/artist relationship

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Debbie Knox-Hewson: School of Hard Knox

Debbie Knox-Hewson – who landed the drum chair for rising star Charli XCX a year ago – tells all about learning on the job

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