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On the road – Cherisse’s tour diary as she takes to the road with Simple Minds

In her round up of the tour, Cherisse looks at the best bits of the Acoustic Tour In Part 5, the tour comes towards its end as the band return to the UK and Ireland Here is Part 4 as the Tour edges towards the end of its Continental leg

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Tony Meehan

Daniel Joseph Anthony 'Tony' Meehan Tony Meehan set the ball rolling as far as British Rock ‘n’ Roll drummers were concerned. It wasn’t so much that he was the first, although arguably he was, he simply was the one with the highest profile. He was on television with the guys everyone wanted to

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Rob Townsend

Rob Townsend Rob Townsend is one of those drummers who have garnered less recognition than they should have done. In fact, he fits the idea behind Mike Dolbear’s Drumming Icons to a T – celebrating those British drummers we may have forgotten in the headlong onslaught to praise American exports with their rows

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Spring and David Hockney

Spring has sprung once again friends, although long hours on the road have meant that only my right arm so far has any colour - I think they call it the truck drivers tan…? I recently returned home late from a Leicester show to find my Dad confuzzled in a corner, leant over his guitar

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Meinl Cymbal Tuners

We are a funny lot when it comes to things that potentially break with what we find as ‘traditional’. When something new does come along which is a little less usual we have a tendency to look at it with either love and fascination, or a questioning ‘why’? In this case, the new Cymbal Tuners

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Keith Moon

Keith Moon Keith Moon would have been 62, and fast approaching his second bus pass, on August 23rd 2008. I first met him sometime in the summer of 1965. He was coming out of an independent studio in London called IBC as I was going in. The Who had just been making a

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Nigel Glockler

Nigel Glockler Nigel Glockler earnt his first taste of success with singer Toyah Willcox in the early 80’s. However, he was soon to reach new heights standing in for one Pete Gill who had suffered an injury to his hand. This gave Nigel the drum stool in one of the biggest and most

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Bob Henrit

Bob Henritt It’s fascinating how some musical partnerships survive the years. Bob Henrit first hooked up with guitarist/songwriter Russ Ballard in the early 1960s as part of The Roulettes, perhaps best known as the backing group for Adam Faith, and in March 2007 they renewed their musical liaison with Ballard’s German tour. As

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Simon Kirke

Simon Kirke If anybody were to ask me what records I would have liked to have played on - right up at the top would be Free’s ‘Alright now’. Simon Kirke and I have often bumped into each other by accident at various watering-holes but this time we were meeting by design. Simon

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Meinl Drum Festival 2017

Benny Greb About Benny Greb Benny Greb was born in 1980 and began playing drums at the age of six. Initially self taught, he began his full time studies in 1997 and quickly made a name for himself in the international drumming scene. His drumming is slick, full of musicality and finesse. It

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