Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Anika Nilles: NEVELL - "Have You" [official video]

***feel free to share***
Song written & produced by Anika Nilles


Guitars / Joachim Schneiss
Bass / Frank Itt
Keys/ Daniel Hofstaetter
Drums / Anika Nilles
Additional Programming / Anika Nilles

Label: Sakurai Records

The Meinl cymbals which I use in the video are (from left to right):

Byzance 20" Extra Dry Thin Crash
Byzance 15" Dual HiHat
Byzance 20" Dual Crash
Byzance 6" Traditional Splash (on top)
Generation X 14" Filter China (TOP)
Bycance 12" Traditional Splash (BOTTOM)
Byzance 22" Spectrum Ride
Byzance 18" Jazz Extra Thin Crash (BOTTOM)
Byzance 18" Vintage Trash Crash (TOP)
Byzance 22" Dual Crash Ride

Mapex Black Panther "white widow"
20x18 Bass Drum
10x07 RackTom
12x08 Rack Tom
14x12 Floortom
16x14 Floortom
14x05 Snare Drum

Mapex Orion
14x5,5 Snare Drum

Aquarian Drumheads
Vic Firth Drumsticks
Slapklatz Damper
Tuner Fish Lug Locks

Anika Nilles / NEVELL - "Have You" [official video]

Thursday, 15 January 2015

NAMM: Select-a-Head® Introduces First Logo Drums to Market

Select-a-Head® Introduces First Logo Drums to Market

Select-a-Head®, The leader in innovative display systems, is now shipping its unique, patent pending Logo Drum Display® units showcasing the logos, brand marks and images of some of the world’s leading touring rock bands and musicians such as Korn, Metal Church, Queensryche, Stryper, Ron Keel, and George Lynch among others.

The company’s breakthrough display product features custom-made kick and tom drum shells that have been specially constructed and produced in low profile, narrow widths so that they can be easily wall mounted or transported for display purposes. Fully functional, Logo Drum Display® units are constructed from high quality, 4-ply drum shell wrapped in black PVC with black die cast metal hoops, chrome lugs and claws and rubber gaskets to prevent scratching.  Heads are printed on top-of-the-line 3M® vinyl matched with a matte laminate providing UV protection and long lasting color. Logo Drum Displays® are currently available in two sizes: Logo Drum Display Kick (22”w x 5”d) and Logo Drum Display Tom (14”w x 5”d).

Ray Luzier of Korn recently quoted Select a Head as "This is one of the ultimate souvenirs that you could own by your favorite band. It looks so bad ass hangin' in my studio, like a kick drum's literally busting out of the wall!! My friends all trip out when they come over & rant over it. Sticks, picks & photos are cool, but get yourself a Select A Head, truly a unique display & support of your fav band!!

Select-a-Head® brings Logo Drum Displays® to fans through its direct relationships with industry leading merch companies and retailers. For more information about licensing opportunities or to purchase Select-a-Head Logo Drum Displays and printed Logo Drum Heads®, please visit our website at or contact Tricia Kent

NAMM Booth:  2857

Monday, 12 January 2015

Porter & Davies announce a stellar line-up of drummers for NAMM

Porter & Davies, world leaders in silent drum monitoring systems, can announce a stellar line-up of drummers appearing on their booth at this year’s Winter NAMM. Some of the world’s most respected and in-demand drummers will be stopping by to sign autographs, answer questions and will almost certainly demonstrate the award winning BC2, Gigster and BC2rm systems.

Artist Signings will be Friday and Saturday - times and artists will be posted at the Porter & Davies Booth. Confirmed are the following drummers with more famous drummers to be announced at the show:

Veronica Bellino (Jeff beck)
Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters)
Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean)
Van Romaine (Steve Morse Band)
Trevor Lawrence, Jr. (Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder)
Russ Miller (Ray Charles / Christina Aguillera)
Nir Z (Sessions, Genesis)
John Tempesta (The Cult)

To find out more and to meet you’re drumming heroes please visit the Porter & Davies Booth #3476 Hall D or visit

Drum Workshop agreement to purchase owned and licensed percussion brands from Fender Musical Instruments

DW® ACQUIRES AMERICAN PERCUSSION BRANDS FROM FENDER® Drum Workshop, Inc. and Fender Musical Instruments have finalized an asset sale agreement to purchase owned and licensed percussion brands including Latin Percussion®, Toca® Percussion, Gretsch® Drums, Gibraltar® Hardware and KAT® Percussion from Fender’s KMC subsidiary. Ovation® Guitars, and exclusive U.S. distribution rights for Sabian® Cymbals are also included in the transaction.

“This is an amazing opportunity to extend our passion and commitment for the art of drumming,” said Chris Lombardi, President and CEO of Drum Workshop, Inc. We’re excited to welcome these legendary American brands to the DW family.”

Founded in 1972, the family owned and operated manufacturing company also boasts the award-winning DW Drums brand, as well as Pacific Drums and Percussion® (PDP). Details of the purchase are forthcoming, however it has been announced that DW Drums manufacturing operations will remain in California, Gretsch drum production will continue in South Carolina and LP’s offices will stay in New Jersey.

"We are extremely proud of our team's effort to nurture and grow each of the individual brands and are enthusiastic for their future,” said FMIC’s interim CEO and board member Scott Gilbertson. “We recognize the strategic opportunity for DW and are confident that they will be champions of the brands moving forward."

“It promises to be a very exciting year”, continued Lombardi. My father (DW Founder, Don Lombardi) and I are whole-heartedly dedicated to these already well-established brands and see a bright future ahead for the entire drum industry.”

Friday, 9 January 2015

Virgil Donati: Shenanigans - can it really go that far and at that angle?

Virgil Donati Band European Tour 2014. Follow the band along the road on their European tour, and share some of the lighthearted and amusing shenanigans.

Virgil Donati: Shenanigans On The Road


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