Claus Hessler at Leeds Drum Academy on 23rd May

Claus Hessler Action Ralf Thomas

Claus Hessler is heading to the Leeds Drum Academy for a master class and drum clinic this Saturday, 23rd May. Besides soloing/playing along with tracks from his musical projects, Claus will be covering his favourite topics of open handed playing

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Meinl Drum Festival Tickets Go On Sale


Tickets for the 10th anniversary Meinl Drum Festival are now on sale! Standard pre-sale price – € 19 Reduced price for students – € 12 Children up to 12 years – free This year, the festival line up includes Luke Holland/Thomas Lang,

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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

inMusic Brands (prize-draw Winner)

Alesis (, 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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Gibson guitar stolen from Northcote Music, London

Northcote Music in Battersea, London had a Gibson Les Paul Gold Top Deluxe stolen from their window on Monday 16th February. The serial number is 0044140 and it belongs to the owner of the store, so it has sentimental value.

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JP Bouvet announces Edinburgh clinic, drum camp & private lessons


Recent Drummer interviewee JP Bouvet will be performing a clinic, hosting a one day drum camp and also provide a full day of private lessons in Edinburgh, Scotland from 21-23 April. 
Hosted by Drummer columnist Dave Major and Drum Central, this

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Istanbul Mehmet Co. announces new Tony Williams tribute cymbals


The Istanbul Mehmet Company has announced the introduction of a set of cymbals created in tribute to legendary drummer Tony Williams. Created as faithful replicas of the now iconic cymbals made famous by Tony Williams on the recordings of the

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DW acquires American percussion brands from Fender


Drum Workshop, Inc. and Fender Musical Instruments have finalised an asset sale agreement to purchase owned and licensed percussion brands, including Latin Percussion®, Toca® Percussion, Gretsch® Drums, Gibraltar Hardware and KAT® Percussion from Fender’s KMC subsidiary. Ovation® Guitars, and exclusive

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