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Sabian Boosts XSR Line With Key New Models

  Although it’s only been about a year since SABIAN launched XSR, 3 key new models have already been added to the line. 17” & 19” XSR Fast Crashes and a 22” XSR Ride are professional level B20 cast cymbals incorporating many of the same processes that have made HHX Evolution and AAX X-Plosion cymbals

By | 2017-08-11T18:14:18+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Sabian Boosts XSR Line With Key New Models

Promark By D’addario Launches Revolutionary Firegrain Drumsticks

Pro mark by D’Addario has turned up the heat with their brand-new line of drumsticks called FireGrainTM – a revolutionary heat-tempering process that transforms ordinary hickory drumsticks into precision tools with unprecedented durability. While keeping their original weight, balance, and feel, FireGrain sticks allow drummers to hit harder and play longer, naturally. No excess vibration,

By | 2017-08-11T18:14:18+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Promark By D’addario Launches Revolutionary Firegrain Drumsticks

Yamaha Tour Custom Drum Set Is Back

  Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK) are proud to introduced the Tour Custom drum set, designed for today’s actively working drummer looking for a versatile kit suitable for both recording and playing live, finished in five new beautiful Satin ‘Candy’ finishes. The Tour Custom Drum sets are constructed with 100 percent Maple 6- ply shells

By | 2017-08-11T18:14:18+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Yamaha Tour Custom Drum Set Is Back

John Blackwell RIP

We are very sad to report the passing of John Blackwell, probably best known for his time with Prince. Taught by his father at the age of 3, John attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, leaving the school in 1995 to play with Cameo. After moving to Los Angeles he played with Patti Labelle

By | 2017-08-11T18:16:52+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on John Blackwell RIP

Remo Present Drummer Night! – September 23rd 2017

More names have been added to the Ambassadors of the Drumming who will gather together to support Teenage Cancer Trust on one special night with no less than 16 drumming legends taking the stage with an all-star line-up of musicians. In association with the major drum and cymbal companies, Remo will present DrummerNight, in aid

By | 2017-08-11T18:16:52+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Remo Present Drummer Night! – September 23rd 2017

Gabor Dornyei from DIME ONLINE – Using Melodies and Layers within a Linear Groove – Lesson 2 of 4

In the second lesson of this series of four special lessons for MikeDolbear.com DIME ONLINE Head Of Drums Gabor Dornyei shows you how to use a melody and layering within a 16th note linear groove. If you want to learn more like this and develop yourself as a professional drummer, be sure to visit our website

By | 2017-08-11T18:16:53+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: Education|Comments Off on Gabor Dornyei from DIME ONLINE – Using Melodies and Layers within a Linear Groove – Lesson 2 of 4

Look around Eric Hernandez’s 24k Tour Kit with drum tech Jason Bowers

Eric's tech Jason Bowers takes us around the 24k Magic tour kit on stage at the O2 in London. This video would not be possible without the kind help of DW drums and Remo heads. Thank you guys and girls !

By | 2017-08-11T18:16:53+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Look around Eric Hernandez’s 24k Tour Kit with drum tech Jason Bowers

Bob Armstrong RIP – Obituary and Tributes

I didn’t know Bobby well, but in my career I’ve come across a great many of his pupils over the years, and to a man these guys really could play. I bumped into him at Zildjian Artists days, and also at trade shows. To be honest, because of his reputation I was always concerned I’d

By | 2017-08-11T18:16:53+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Bob Armstrong RIP – Obituary and Tributes

Learn to Play Day 2017: This Weekend, 24th, 25th June!

With only four days to go to Learn to Play Day 2017 thousands of FREE music lessonsare being booked up across the country. Check venues near you now. Here are just a few of the amazing events you could be involved with: - Yamaha Music London  with Nina Schofield will be holding FREE live music workshops for 8-15 years olds at their store

By | 2017-08-11T18:16:53+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Learn to Play Day 2017: This Weekend, 24th, 25th June!

NEW SERIES – Backstage with… Eric Hernandez (Bruno Mars)

This is the first of a new 'Backstage with...' series where we get to see behind the scenes with some really top flight drummers, and venture into areas that the public just never, ever see. In this first episode Mike chatted to Eric Hernandez from Bruno Mars' Band when he was in London at the

By | 2017-08-11T18:16:53+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: Features|Comments Off on NEW SERIES – Backstage with… Eric Hernandez (Bruno Mars)
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