Sunday, 2 August 2015

Anika Nilles: "Chary Life" @ Meinl Drum Festival 2015

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Anika Nilles - "Chary Life" @ Meinl Drum Festival 2015

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Billy Cobham: Spectrum 40 Live /with Gary Husband, Dean Brown, Ric Fierabracci

Billy Cobham: Spectrum 40 Live /with Gary Husband, Dean Brown, Ric Fierabracci

A new live CD recording from last years' celebrated Spectrum 40 tours!
In the summer of 2015, Cobham will release a live CD recording from last years' celebrated Spectrum 40 tours, which dazzled audiences around the world in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Spectrum CD, the defining album of the jazz-fusion genre.
Ever since his breakthrough in the early 1970s as a founding member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and as a drummer/leader whose recordings (such as Spectrum) and powerful, complex style of play exerted a strong influence on the course of jazz and jazz-fusion-Billy Cobham has remained a tireless musical explorer.
Panamanian by birth, a New Yorker by upbringing, and a resident of Switzerland for more than 25 years, Cobham has pursued an ever-broadening, ever-deepening engagement with the world not only as a master drummer and percussionist but as a composer, producer, educator, and clinician who gives service through music even as he constantly expands his personal creative expression.

Disc One
1. Sphere Of Influence
2. Fragolino
3. Stratus
4. If The Animals Had Guns Too
5. Heather
Disc Two
1. Two Numbers
2. Radio Active
3. To The Women In My Life/LeLis
4. Quadrant Four/Spectrum
5. Red Baron

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Vic Firth: , drumstick pioneer and percussionists, dies at 85

Vic Firth, who revolutionised drumsticks and became a household name for generations of percussionists after growing fed up with lacklustre quality, has died at the age of 85

Gary Husband
I am shocked and deeply saddened his morning to hear of the passing of the legendary, inspirational, icon, innovator and true gentleman Mr Vic Firth. I remember meeting this lovely man in the mid '80s - an isolated occasion. He was there for the entire gig and offered beautiful and warm comments to me afterwards. Decades later I met him once again at a London Zildjian Artist Session, and he remembered me, and the occasion, to the button. Amazing. Just amazing. However, at this sad time I would like to express my deepest and most heartfelt condolences to all nearest and dearest to dear Vic, to all who loved him, worked with him... also to all those who (like me) had the honour of meeting him only fleetingly and being touched by his warm, sincere and totally benevolent spirit. I'm sure, like me, you will never have forgotten it. He very evidently never forgot us!
Rest in peace dear Vic, thank you so much for all you did and all you will always continue to stand for.
Gary Husband.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Nick Menza: with Chris Poland, Robert Pagliari for David Eagle's Medical Fundraiser

To all of you Fun.. If you love to give today .. please read!!! OHM's amazing drummer, David Eagle had open heart surgery, and then endured a bunch of complications, and now fighting for his life. Thanks to Chris Poland & Pag for having Nick join you for this wonderful benefit to support David. You can learn more about David's condition here: Thank you, Aviva Eagle

OHM.Chris Poland, Robert Pag & Nick Menza. benefit for David Eagle @ The Baked Potato .07.09.15

Neil Peart: Just a Few Days Left to Own a Priceless Piece of Rush History & Support Cancer Research!


Autographed DW R40 Icon Snare and Sabian Cymbal Auctioned on eBay Proceeds Benefit The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

(July 22nd, 2015– Oxnard, CA) From July 18th – July 27th, Rush fans from around the world can bid in the eBay charity auction for a Neil Peart DW Icon Snare Drum autographed byRush. An exact replica of the snare drum on Peart’s one-of-a-kind #R40 drumset, this limited edition snare is made from 1500-year-old Romanian River Oak salvaged from the bottom of the Olt River. Inlaid with intricate, laser-cut exotic woods, and complimented by gold-plated hardware -- only 250 of these drums were ever produced. A signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and deluxe carrying bag will accompany each drum. In addition, fans will also have the opportunity to bid on a 17” Paragon Crash Cymbal from Sabian autographed by Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart. 100% of the proceeds from the auction of these items will go to Peart’s charity of choice, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation (PMCF). For more information, visit

Matt Halpern: Make Total Destroy - Musikmesse Frankfurt 2015

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