(A Few Of) My Favorite Drumming Albums

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Not a complete list. Just a few I revisit often. Share yours in the comments! John Coltrane – Live At Birdland Elvin is bananas on this performance. You could really pick any of the Quartet records, but this is the one I go back to most. Toto- IV Porcaro! We all know these songs. My friends …

Boom Alley Knocker Hoop Review in DRUM! Magazine

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I wrote about a Boom Alley Drums‘ Knocker Hoop for DRUM! Magazine recently. Ultra cool product. Read the full review in the link below. http://www.drummagazine.com/gear/post/boom-alley-drums-knocker-hoops/ And don’t forget to go enter to win a FREE KickPro Pillow! Entry is easy, but you need to act fast. Get to it.

Win a Free KickPro Drum Pillow!

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I recently wrote an article for the April 2016 issue of DRUM! Magazine comparing 10 bass drum muffling devices, including the KickPro Bass Drum Pillow. The folks at KickPro were nice enough to send over two of their outstanding pillows for the review period, so rather than horde them and argue with my wife about …

Meinl Byzance Vintage Benny Greb 22″ Sand Crash/Ride

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We’ve got a special guest contributor! Big thanks to Kevin S. for submitting this outstanding review. (Editor’s Note: Kevin submitted two drafts of this review back in September of last year, and I’m just now getting around to posting it because I’m a subhuman monster. Sorry Kevin).  Sometimes we lose sight of the forest by …

A Special Message from DW Drums and the Wackerman Family

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Note: This campaign has been rolling for sometime now and has exceeded expectations. However, Mr. Wackerman could no doubt use any additional help we’re all able to provide given these awful circumstances. Do a nice thing for a nice guy and an outstanding musician if you can. A personal message from DW senior executive vice …

Vic Firth TITAN 5B Drumsticks

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The incredible people at Vic Firth sent me these sticks months ago to review and I’m just getting around to sharing my thoughts now. Why did it take so long? Well, it’s because I was waiting for these things to wear out. But, despite many, many hours behind the kit, they still haven’t. In fact, …

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