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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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Aaron Spears UK dates announced

In association with Mike Dolbear affiliated drum schools, Aaron Spears will be presenting three exclusive three-hour masterclasses, compèred by Mike Dolbear. The masterclass will see a small group of students participating on pads or kit over three hours to get an

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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

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Behind the scenes with InMe’s Simon Taylor

Watch Simon Taylor’s studio diary during the recording of InMe’s new album

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Heroes of drumming: Butch Vig

Producer-turned-drummer-turned-star. How often does that happen?

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Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

Ideas to warm you up in a relaxed and calm way

Gear

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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

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Alesis DM10X Kit Mesh

Alesis’ six-piece electronic drum kit with mesh drum heads – Words: Hannah Butler Images: Thru-A-Lupe Photographic

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Provenance Snare Drums

What do the West Pier at Brighton and a 1962 VW van have in common? We find out…

Interviews

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Royal Blood’s Ben Thatcher earns rock crown

iDrum spoke to Ben Thatcher, the drummer for ‘best British group’ Brit award-winning Royal Blood, about his background, drumming style and his kit… To say that Royal Blood are busy would be an understatement. Massively. They are already booked to tour

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Jamiel Blake takes a break from touring with Sam Smith to talk about life in arenas

Jamiel Blake has been working hard in the industry for years, with artists such as Mica Paris, All Saints, Kelly Rowland and Stooshe on his CV, but it’s the gig with quadruple Grammy-winner Sam Smith that’s taken him to the

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It’s only rock’n’roll…

We meet the drummers who put the beat into the heart of 1950s British rock‘n’roll.

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