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Telling Big Stories

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Mr. Big are back with their second studio album …The Stories We Could Tell after the reunion of all the original members. The new album recorded under the direction of Pat Regan (Deep Purple, KISS, Warrant, Keel) hits stores in

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Russ And Rashid Go Over The Edge

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Mapex Artists Russ Miller and Rashid Williams are all set to hit the road stopping in 15 cities across the USA for the Mapex SONIClear Over the Edge Tour. The tour gives the opportunity for players to experience first-hand the sound

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Legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen releases Film of Life

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The master drummer’s album has the ring of a true self-portrait, an overview of his rich and exemplary career that brings together bebop, Afrobeat, jazz and psychedelic pop. Film of Life travels back through Allen’s rich musical life, providing the

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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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