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Jon Hiseman RIP

It’s with profound surprise and deep regret that we have to report the passing of our pal and every drummer of my era’s mentor: the great Jon Hiseman. Jon died at 03.55 on June 12th, 2018. I grew up musically around him and he kindly put a couple of great gigs my way which I

By | 2018-06-13T22:18:30+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Categories: Features, News|Comments Off on Jon Hiseman RIP

Backstage with Mark Schulman (Pink)

In the next episode of the ‘Backstage with…’ series, Mike talks to one of the most enthusiastic drummers out there - Mark Schulman, drummer with Pink. In this episode, Mike caught up with Mark in the rehearsals before the latest Pink tour - the Beautiful Trauma Tour which runs from March to September 2018.  Mark talks through

By | 2018-05-04T09:07:27+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Backstage with Mark Schulman (Pink)

Josh Dion

Photo Ron Milsom While the rest of us are busy enough “just” playing drums, Josh Dion redefines the term 'multitasking' by not just being an outstanding drummer, but topping it all of with groovy synth playing and top class singing. Having paved his way as a working drummer with artists like Chuck Loeb,

By | 2018-04-30T23:11:26+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Josh Dion

Webshow S3 E2

Mike Dolbear Webshow Series 3 Episode 2 Benny Greb and Mark Guiliana! Sponsored by DW Drums, Gretsch and Gewa See the last episode with Peter Erskine and Dave Weckl here;

By | 2018-03-27T09:50:59+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Webshow S3 E2

Leon ‘Ndugu’ Chancler RIP

Leon Chancler was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on July 1st, 1952 and eventually added the African name ‘Ndugu’ in between the two he’d been given at birth. It’s a Swahili word meaning ‘Earth Brother’ which suited him very well. I first met him when we were both Remo endorsers and, like most drummers, we were

By | 2018-02-13T15:30:42+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Leon ‘Ndugu’ Chancler RIP

Drummers In Cars, Talking Drums, Drinking Coffee – Episode 1

When booking an Uber, there is a very pleasant surprise in store for our host! In the first of a new series Mike gets to spend some quality time driving round Hollywood, visiting the famous Pro Drum shop and having a slightly more serious chat over coffee with a raft of famous drummers. The first

By | 2018-02-02T22:51:17+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Drummers In Cars, Talking Drums, Drinking Coffee – Episode 1

British Drum Company – One Year On

A year ago we reported on a brand new British drum company – THE British Drum Company. In one year they have gone from strength to strength, doubled the factory size and more than doubled the staff, AND achieved major distribution all over the planet. This doesn't happen by accident, so we went back to

By | 2018-01-25T04:38:33+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: Features|Comments Off on British Drum Company – One Year On

Drum Tech Stories – An Introduction

This month were very pleased to start a new series, written by Martin Oldham. Many of you will know him already for his Drum Teching and writing, but for those that don't, we thought we'd ask him a few questions so you know where he's coming from when his articles start next month. Who are

By | 2018-01-13T00:04:27+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Drum Tech Stories – An Introduction

Meet The YDOTY Final Ten!

The Final Ten..! The following drummers are those who will be going to Leamington Spa on 4th February for the final of Young Drummer Of The Year 2018! So here they are, telling us a little about themselves. If you want to see what sort of standard YDOTY is, check out the videos of last

By | 2018-01-14T23:47:17+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Meet The YDOTY Final Ten!

Michael Schack

With his big, exuberant movements and fast, hard hitting drumming style, Michael Schack is the perfect proof that electronic drum pads can’t melt. Being a demonstrator and developer for Roland and having been one of the first to bring edrums to the live stage, Schack is widely known for his work behind the rubber tubs

By | 2017-12-31T10:50:33+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Michael Schack