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Pete Lockett Releases ‘Symmetrical Stickings’ Book

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With his new book, Symmetrical Stickings, Pete Lockett takes a deep dive into paradiddle grooves Starting with the very basic paradiddle

Zigaboo Modeliste & Hal Blaine Honoured At Grammy Salute To Music Legends

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DW endorsees, Hal Blaine and Joseph ‘Zigaboo’ Modeliste, of the influential, award-winning band The Meters, were honoured with a Special Merit Award in the ‘GRAMMY Salute to

Summer NAMM 2018 – Yamaha Crosstown Lightweight Hardware Press Release

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June 28, 2018 —Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK) are pleased to announced its Crosstown series of Advanced Lightweight Hardware, presenting drummers

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Bernard Purdie

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I have bumped into Bernard Purdie quite a lot at trade shows over the years. He’s a gregarious guy and we’ve had some pleasant, informative and downright funny conversations together. By the way, just in

Backstage with… Ian Matthews

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The modest and highly versatile drummer from the bill-topping Pyramid Stage.... Ian Matthews! Mike gets the low-down on touring highlight and how you deal with life on and off 'the road'. Plus Ian takes us

The Ludwig Jazzette

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1963 Blue Sparkle 18x14", 12x8" and 14x14" Last month we looked at Ludwig's Vistalite drums series, and this month I wanted to look a little more closely at one of their harder to

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UV1 Drum Heads

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Sonor SQ1 Drum Kit

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Trick Dominator Bass Drum Beater

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Tama SLP Fat Spruce

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Gibraltar Hardware

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Gretsch Brooklyn Drum Kit

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