For those not in the know, billy Hydes is gone. From this point it will be known as Allans Billy Hyde music. Allans now also own the importers previously owned by Gary Hyde. What this ultimately means for the Australian drum industry is unclear at this time. There is a great deal of money behind Allans (owned by Vodafone) and they may drive many out of business. We shall see. End of an era. I am saddened by this. I taught for Hydes, worked for Hydes, teched for Hydes and spent many happy hours hanging at Hydes with my drummer friends....