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Billy Cobham Reunites With Tama

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Billy Cobham has announced that he has —once again— become an official endorser of Tama drums. Perhaps no other drummer and drum brand seem more inextricably tied in the collective memory of drum fans than Cobham and Tama. With jazz-fusion

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1001 Drummers Wanted

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DrumBEAT UK 2014 plans world record charity bid In memory of Kate Fenney, co-founder of The Music Shipping Company, who recently lost her 17-month battle with a brain tumour, and also to mark the deaths of the wife of Kip

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Fred Gretsch Leads Historic Gretsch Drums Walking Tour

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Gretsch Drums with Main Drag Music and Steve Maxwell Drum Shop host exclusive event for Gretsch enthusiasts On a sunny afternoon in July, twenty lucky Gretsch Drum enthusiasts were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime event, as current President and fourth generation founding

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Next Level of Dry

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Meinl Cymbals Introduces Byzance Vintage Series Pure Hi-hats and Pure Crashes Building on the success of the Byzance Vintage Pure Rides, Meinl cymbals has released Vintage Pure Hi-hats and Vintage Pure Crashes. Available in the following models: 14″ Pure Hi-hat,

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Pete Lockett Solo ‘Drums Around The World’ UK Tour – Fall 2014

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Award winning percussionist Pete Lockett treats us to an incredibly dynamic, entertaining and informative showcase of drumming and percussion from every part of the globe. The exploration of world rhythms is complemented by subtle sound design and electronics.  The combination

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Ash Soan & Sakae Trilogy Tour 2014

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Sakae artist Ash Soan is heading out on a tour of the U.K. in August, in association with selected U.K. Sakae dealers. Ash will be presenting a series of clinics/masterclasses with an entertaining spin before he begins rehearsals for next

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Idris Muhammad

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NOLA.com has posted an article saying that funk, jazz, and rhythm and blues legend Idris Muhammad, whose drumming crossed over several musical styles, died Tuesday (July 29). He was 74. Over the past two decades Idris worked with jazz pianist

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Mark Guiliana Releases My Life Starts Now & Beat Music: The Los Angeles Improvisations

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Mark Guiliana Releases My Life Starts Now & Beat Music: The Los Angeles Improvisations September 2014 will see Mark Guiliana diving head first into the launch of his new record label, Beat Music Productions. The label will be flying out

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Alan Evans Releases PLAYONBROTHER Live EP

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Alan Evans, the founder, drummer and co-songwriter of Soulive, has picked Kris Yunker to replace Beau Sasser on organ and keys in his ‘electrified soul rock’ trio PLAYONBROTHER. Yunker joins Evans and guitarist Danny Mayer for a run that begins in

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Kickin’ it With The Kicker

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Korg UK is now handling the distribution of the Kicker by Sonitus Acoustics Kicker is the world’s first head-to-head bass drum muffler that dampens both front and rear heads, eliminating unwanted frequencies without reducing volume or tone. In fact, the

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