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    John JR Robinson now with DW

    I’m always surprised by how aroused some drummers get over second-hand drum manufacturing anecdotes and supposed endorsement agreements that matter about as much what tires were on the car that brings them to the gigs.
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    Drum gods set list....

    Golden Earring to CCR describes the breadth of rock and roll from 1969 through 1978. 1 Percenters don't wear Halloween get-ups (other than those they wear 365).
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    Drum gods set list....

    Paradoxically, bikers engaged in their lifelong themed cosplay don't really care for themed events. You might notice they don't wear Halloween costumes or zany Christmas sweaters. Their playlists are also pretty limited ... but Rush is definitely not on those lists. Van Halen is a bit too...
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    Where's Carly???

    What Top 500 list?
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    Back in the saddle?

    It’s blooze. If it was technical death metal, the rust might show … My only concern would be how long I could tolerate a harmonica player not knowing when to give it a rest (they never do).
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    Neil Peart's Hometown Is Readying a Statue.

    Cornelius Elwood Peart
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    Neil Peart's Hometown Is Readying a Statue.

    It's an awesome gesture, but is it a good likeness? ... To me, the image of the older Professor looks more like Andy Griffith. Does the younger one look like Paul Rudd?
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    Drum Kits Mostly Pre-Dating Gaudy Sparkle Wraps

    Glitter is very hot now for children’s bedrooms. Ugh.
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    Apartment Living - Electric kit vs Mesh Heads LV cymbals

    If you've ever been bothered at a red light by someone's pulsing subwoofer, you've experienced the fact that it's the vibration more than the actual sound penetrating your car ... You neighbor isn't bothered by noise, it's the thump, thump, thump, and I'm afraid that's almost unsolvable. Also...
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    Drum Kits Mostly Pre-Dating Gaudy Sparkle Wraps

    Dangerous Minds has a beautiful array of drum sets dating back a Century.
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    Carl Palmer Still Has it!

    He's currently touring with Emerson, Lake and Palmer -- undeterred by the fact Emerson and Lake have been dead since 2006.
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    Name that drummer

    Remember when the Ramones fired Clem "Elvis Ramone" Burke?
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    Jim Gordon - Solo Album

    Currently selling for as much as $19.
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    A financial band situation, just wondering what others think about this…

    These kinds of questions are what got Steve Smith fired from Journey.
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    Terrible Noble and Cooley News

    If you borrow money you can’t pay back, you have to give up a share of your company.
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    Terrible Noble and Cooley News

    I appreciate that there’s a subset of drummers turned on the idea that they once spoke to — or corresponded with — the CEO of a niche boutique drum maker. To me, the only thing being lost by the Jones selling their company is the opportunity to pay too much for a drum built without the...
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    On Buddy Rich's Birthday (9/30), Remembering When He Quit Playing Drums to Become a Singer

    According to “Buddy Rich: One of a Kind — The Making of the World’s Greatest Drummer,” the drummer completely gave up playing drums in the late ’50s to become a singer. “He burned his drumsticks at a press conference at Birdland,” recalled drummer Bruce Klauber. "Buddy Rich Quits Drums to Be...
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    The "two drummer blues"

    It's a bit of a pickle, but the obvious solution is to focus time on practicing and playing as the sole drummer. If I were in a two-drummer band, I'd work pretty hard to be the person my bandmates would keep when they come to the almost inevitable conclusion that they'd like to have one less...
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    In Thru the Out Door Docu..(Led Zep

    One of my clearest memories of 1979 is my then-girlfriend (Cathy) brought the new Zeppelin over to my house. At age 15, we were excited to be listening to the first "current" Zep album of memory, and we couldn't wait to hear the band's latest iteration of its bombastic stomp and lyrics about...
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    4-Time Grammy Winning Antonio Sanchez Reviews Movie Drum Scenes - "Whiplash," "Wayne's World," etc.

    Really enjoyed Antonio Sanchez -- who composed the all-drums score for "Birdman" (2014, Michael Keaton, Edward Norton) -- talking about the drumming in seven movies and TV shows. While "Whiplash" was a hit and gave a well-deserved Oscar to J.K. Simmons and was nominated for best picture...