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Jim Penebaker 11-03-2008 06:02 AM

Glen Sobel
Here's a guy I just found on you tube. He's absolutely amazing. I had a CD Glen Sobel played on by guitarist Jennifer Batten. A killer record with some awe inspiring drum parts but I hadn't heard much else that Glen had played on. I typed his name into you tube and found this:


This solo seems to have it all. Amazing chops and parts, masterful double bass ideas, great hand technique, musical, bad ass linear grooves towards the end, and he does this trippy cymbal choke sort of lick.

But what interested me most was that I followed the link to his myspace page and found out he's been touring with Elliott Yamin from American Idol. It's like a pop/R&B gig. Also he's played in Sixx AM with Nikki Sixx from Motley Crue, a full on hard rock gig. I saw different genres he's played in and I wonder why I haven't heard more about this guy. And furthermore, why doesn't he have a page at Drummerworld? He should!

Jim Penebaker 11-22-2008 04:22 AM

Re: Glen Sobel
There's also a really great lesson that Glen has on youtube. It's from an article he wrote for Modern Drummer. It's a pretty simple but effective idea that I already have tried some things with and he explains it in a very simple to understand manner:


ChuckSilverman 12-20-2008 06:51 AM

Re: Glen Sobel
Yea, Glen teaches at MI and I get to listen to him play a lot during the day, in different "venues". Clean, precise and full of energy and ideas. And...well, Glen was my student "back in the day". Damn, I've been saying that about a lot of drummers lately. Anyway, it's great to hear Glen playing out more and touring. I'm happy to see him mentioned here. And yes...Glen needs a DrummerWorld page!!


bermuda 12-20-2008 05:02 PM

Re: Glen Sobel
Glen's a friend and a great guy, and of course a great player. He also recorded and toured with Beautiful Creatures a few years back. I saw him do a clinic many years ago and he was the first drummer I saw who had such great finger technique, he could play 16ths - fast and hard - on his ride. He's also done quite well at the WFD events.

I also think Glen deserves a page here. (I know... there's a place to submit his name, I forget where.)


Ardent15 12-21-2008 08:36 AM

Re: Glen Sobel
He has Mangini/Rabb level chops. Amazing player.

DrumEatDrum 01-21-2009 06:18 AM

Re: Glen Sobel
Glen is a great drummer and a great guy.

He's one of those guys who I wonder why the drumming world hasn't taken more notice of.

Jim Penebaker 01-03-2010 10:24 AM

Re: Glen Sobel
I was in LA and went to the Baked Potato to see the band Volto. Turns out their drummer Danny Carey was sick that day so filling in for him last minute was Glen. He killed it! Amazing! Grooved and soled his ass off and learned their original stuff the day before I guess. I still wonder why I haven't seen more of him.
Volto is a group that usually has Danny Carey and Kirk Covington. Kirk plays keys and sings lead but as a lot of people here know, he's a sick, bad ass drummer so there's a lot of double drumming on this gig.

I found a few more clips of Glen on youtube. Such diversity in the gigs he's done and it's always impressive.
At the Baked Potato with Jeff Kollman:

At Sweden Rock Festival with Impellitteri:

With Elliott Yamin (American Idol) in Tokyo:

A clinic at Guitar Center:

Jim Penebaker 08-27-2010 11:53 AM

Re: Glen Sobel
Ok I just posted about Glen on the underrated drummers thread but I just had to share this. It's youtube vids from the Drum Daze festival in Ohio a couple months ago. The first video is Glen playing along to Hot For Teacher by Van Halen. This just kicks all kinds of ass!

This is from the same festival and is kind like a highlights video.

DrumEatDrum 09-09-2011 06:57 AM

Re: Glen Sobel
Friday Night Glen Sobel will be on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, backing Alice Cooper.

Arky 09-09-2011 07:14 AM

Re: Glen Sobel
I discovered Glen Sobel via the Steven Slate Drums (SSD). Then I learned Glen participated in Jennifer Batten's "Momentum" album which I have for years (but didn't pay attention to the drummer's name). I like his energetic style.

Here's the links to Glen's demo videos on the SSD sounds:

nicko_italia 10-02-2011 02:47 PM

Re: Glen Sobel
I opened a site dedicated to Glen, have a look!



Joe Morris 10-03-2011 07:01 AM

Re: Glen Sobel
Glen is a friend, and of course a killer player. He's also a really nice guy!!


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