Friday, 22 May 2015

Thomas Lang, Gregg Bissonette, Chad Wackerman, Matt Garstka: Big Drum Bonanza 2015 - Drummers want this!



This year's guest teacher are: MATT GARSTKA (Animals As Leaders), CHAD WACKERMAN (Frank Zappa, Alan Holdsworth), GREGG BISSONETTE (David Lee Roth, Ringo Starr), THOMAS LANG (StOrk), GERGO BORLAI (Tribal Tech), RICH REDMOND (Jason Aldean) and more surprise guests!! Participate in daily masterclasses, drum clinics, small group lessons, and book one on one lessons with your idols! Go on a DW factory tour and leave with tons of inspiration, a great tan, a sweet goodie bag and practice material for years!

This is the ultimate drum camp and the experience of a lifetime. For more information go to and register at


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

News: Submit a "Moving Picture" and Enter to Win DW's "Not Tom Sawyer" Contest!

Submit Your Drum Cover “Moving Pictures” to Win a Neil Peart

Performance Series Time Machine Snare Drum!

(5-19-2015 – Oxnard, CA) In honor of Rush's 40th Anniversary Tour which kicked off on May 8th in Tulsa, OK, DW invites drummers and Rush fans alike to enter the “Not Tom Sawyer” video contest. Pay tribute to legendary Rush drummer, Neil Peart by filming yourself playing drums along to your favorite Rush song and enter for a chance to win a DW Performance Series Time Machine Snare! This spectacular Performance Series snare drum is an homage to Peart’s iconic, steampunk DW Time Machine drumset used on Rush’s “Clockwork Angels” tour and was never sold to the public and is not available anywhere at any price!


· Don't send us a "Fly by Night" video – the audio/video quality must be usable.

· Use your "Freewill" to pick any Rush track to play EXCEPT "Tom Sawyer."

· Send YouTube/Vimeo/etc., links to you “Moving Pictures” (aka videos) to

· Entries must be received by Friday, May 29th.

· Winner will be announced on Friday, June 5th at 12:00 PT.

Best submissions will be featured on the DW Facebook page! Be sure to "LIKE" our page and watch for the best "NOT Tom Sawyer" contest entries.

Be sure to share your entry on social media using #DWPRESENTS and #NOTTOMSAWYER

Good luck & get "Working Man!" (OK, even we admit that one went too far)

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Anika Nilles: quintuplet impro @Drumclinic Sheffield

Hey Guys! This is a snipet of some quint impro stuff I did on a clinic tour in the UK. I just played what came to my mind! :-) Have fun
***** feel free to share *****

www.anikanilles.comAnika Nilles - quintuplet impro @Drumclinic Sheffield

Anika Nilles - quintuplet impro @Drumclinic Sheffield

Friday, 15 May 2015

Simon Phillips: Protocol III new album

Simon Phillips: Protocol III ***** Release Date 15 May 2015
Simon Phillips (drums); Andy Timmons (guitar); Steve Weingart (keyboards) and Ernest Tibbs (bass)
2015 release. Brand new release from this fusion quartet whose 2014 Protocol II CD was one of the years best. The new album contains music inspired by the band’s live performances, taking the style of electric jazz fuzed with rock and this time experimenting with world music and blues.

Steve Smith: Vital Information NYC Edition: Viewpoint

Steve Smith (drums); Baron Browne (bass); Andy Fusco (sax); Mark Soskin (keys); Vinny Valentino (guitar)

2015 release. "Viewpoint" is the follow up release for Live! One Great Night. It combines elements from Steve's other bands Buddy's Buddies and Jazz Legacy. Buddy's Buddies , a Buddy Rich alumni group plays smaller versions of familiar Buddy Rich charts. Jazz Legacy focuses on classic songs by great jazz drummers including Art Blakey, Tony Williams & Elvin Jones. "Viewpoint" combines all of this into one dynamic and versatile band

Steve Smith and Vital Information NYC Edition: "A Night in Tunisia"

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Virgil Donati: Renaud Louis-Servais - Epic Circus - top notch rock drum guru adds another dimension!

This track is taken from the 'EPIC CIRCUS' album, soon available!
Musical video shot in january 2015 in Los Angeles.
Renaud Louis-Servais - guitars, composition, production
Virgil Donati - drums
Philippe Saisse - keyboards
Henri Dorina - bass
Filmmaker : Carl King
Listen to the track on SoundCloud:

Renaud Louis-Servais is a french fusion guitarist/composer, endorsed by Tom Anderson Guitarworks and Two Notes Audio Engineering. Check his website:
His first album ("Iluna", 2011) is an amazing journey between metal, jazz and fusion, and was acclaimed by international guitar reviews. Listen to it:
-on iTUNES:
-CD (USA) at Abstract Logix:
-CD (EUROPE) at GuitarEuroMedia:
-CD (JAPAN) at DiskUnion:
Renaud Louis-Servais - Epic Circus (feat. Virgil Donati, Philippe Saisse & Henri Dorina)

Alex Rudinger: Revocation - "Dismantle The Dictator"

I recorded this play-through at the same time as my video for 'Madness Opus' by Revocation. As some of you already know, I filled in for Revo on tour a few months back while their drummer was recovering from an arm injury. Had a blast with the dudes! This is one of the tougher songs that I learned & was a ton of fun to record.

Huge thanks/shout-out to Dan Gargiulo of Revocation for recording the guitar track used in this mix. The alternative would have been to try and mix my recorded drums with a filtered version of the album track (which would have been terrible). So THANK YOU Dan!

Also big thanks to Adam 'Nolly' Getgood for the mix job! Nolly continues to blow me away with every mix he does; it's a pleasure hearing what he can do with the sounds I capture here at home.

This video also features several of the new Classics Custom Dark cymbals by Meinl. Drum-set/cymbal specs are as followed...

Drums (Tama Starclassic B/B in Smokey Indigo Burst) -

14x6.5 David Silveria Signature Snare

Cymbals (from left to right if sitting behind the kit) -

18" Byzance Brilliant China
18" Classics Dark Crash
14" Classics Dark Hi Hats
12" Classics Mini China/10" Byzance Dark Splash Stack
10" MB20 Rock Splash
13" Byzance Traditional Medium Hi Hats
20" Classics Dark Ride
18" Byzance Medium Traditional Crash
8" Byzance Traditional Splash
20" Byzance Brilliant China

This video was done in one take. I used 6 different cameras running simultaneously. For anyone interested they are as followed...

Canon HF11 - Front left angle
Canon T3i w/ 28mm f/1.8 lens - Front right angle
Canon T3i w/ EFS 18-55mm lens (Thanks Anup!) - Back left angle
Canon HV30 - Back right angle
Canon HFR21 - Foot Cam
Sony HDR XR500V - Overhead Angle

I proudly endorse Tama Drums, Meinl Cymbals, Remo Drumheads, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Gator Cases, 1964 In-Ear's, & 2Box Electronics

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As always, thanks for watching!
Alex Rudinger - Revocation - "Dismantle The Dictator"


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