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John Stanier, Embracing Technologies Behind The Drum

Many drummers in the world are known for hitting their drums with the hardest energy. But John Stanier seems to think differently. His ideal drumming idea is that one must let their drums flow and sound freely without any frustration. In a 2011 interview, John Stanier stated that the loop becomes the drummer when you

George Hurley Feature

George Hurley The Frenetic And Counter-Intuitive Drummer

“When it comes to great music performance, it takes more than mere talent, and perhaps many hours of practice.” Said George Hurley. “The world is changing so first with all the technological innovations being witnessed around.  For this reason, one needs to look at what is happening around and adapt appropriately.” And this is what

Gina Schock Feature

Gina Schock “Backbone” Of The Go-Go’s

Gina Schock is an American drummer best known for her work with the all-women band, The Go-Go’s. She is one of the best female drummers rock industry has ever produced. Talk about the beat, and Gina Schock has got it. At The Go-Go’s first appearance, it was already obvious there was no other female drummer

Karen Carpenter Feature

Karen Carpenter, a Diva on the Drum and The Mic

Perhaps Karen Carpenters’ story is one of the most tragic stories you can read about. She was an American singer and drummer who was a member of the legendary duo, the Carpenters with her brother Richard. Even though she was particularly known for her contralto vocals, she did fantastic work behind the throne. Karen Carpenter

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Earl Young “the drum machine” before The Drum Machine

Drumming may seem easy for those who listen to or watch the songs. However, there is so much that goes on in the drummer’s mind that it will surprise you just how stressed they can become.  To be good, you need talent, and most important, and an open mind to invent new ideas. This is

Bill Stevenson Feature

Bill Stevenson, The Pioneer of Modern Punk Drumming

The Story of Bill Stevenson may sound like a fairytale. However, it can be likened to the tales of the greatest minds of all times, like Bill Gates and the likes – only, in the music industry. It is because of his innovativeness and dedication to delivering the best music across genres that Stevenson features

Brian Chippendale Feature

Brian Chippendale, a Modern Drummer with a Classical Approach

I have been writing about the best drummers of all time for a very long time. But I have never met one so excited about his work like Brian Chippendale. To him, drumming is not just a career but a way of life. In other words, it has become so much rooted in his blood

Ralph Molina

Ralph Molina Cookie-Cutter Virtuoso Of Drumming

For more than 50 years in his career, Neil Young has worked with lots of drummers. However, he confesses to always coming back to Ralph Molina for the best drumming sessions. There are very few drummers who are gifted enough to work with top players in the market more than twice. And this is the

Mick Fleetwood Feature

Mick Fleetwood, a rhythmic personality that captures the attention of the listener

Mick Fleetwood has, for long, been a constant influencer in the music industry. Working along with the steady rhythm-section mate John McVie, he has kept his reputation through the stylistic shifts of his namesake band. Since the late sixties, the blues-rock of Peter Green Fleetwood has made sure nothing changes that quality of music that

Michael Shrieve Feature

Michael Shrieve, from Santana to the Rolling Stones, a formidable versatility

One the second day of the Woodstock Festival, Santana took over the stage, and the whole crowd went crazy. They faced a large crowd of listeners who all seemed hungry for something new and incredible.  The group was standing between Country Joe McDonald and John Sebastian, giving a mountain of pressure. None of the people

Patty Schemel Featured

Patty Schemel, primal punk marched with some sophistication

Patty Schemel, just like any other member, fully out the beauty and impression that was Hole. Like many of her peers, she suffered from addiction, but the primal punk marched with some sophistication that marked her drumming style never disappointed. Patty Schemel has a certain way of approaching drums that made every listener feel like

Phil Rudd Feature

Phil Rudd, Rock-solid beats and incredible timing skills

Phil Rudd has become one of the most controversial drummers of modern times. The long-time AC/DC drummer has been recently highlighted because he threatened to end his employee’s life. For many months, the media was all over him, with many people inquiring about his fate. As if that is not enough, he was accused of

Clem Burke Feature

Clem Burke, Blondie band lucky drummer

Clement Burke is an American musician best known as the number one drummer for the band Blondie. He has been with the group since 1975, helping them to grow from strength to strength. Through his music knowledge and innovative mind, Clem Burke has brought unexpected rhythm to the raw punk and New Wave that roared

Janet Weiss Feature

Janet Weiss, not just A Great Female Drummer, but an inventor as well

Very few post-punk drummers have combined power with the invention, and Janet Weiss is one of them. She has proven beyond doubt one also needs to master a blend of solid groove with a sense of songcraft. In simple terms, she is not just a drummer, but an inventor as well. Hence, she has closed

Alex Van Halen Feature

Alex Van Halen and his Snare brown sound

Alexander Arthur Van Halen is a Dutch-American musician born on May 8, 1953. He is best known as the drummer and co-founder of Van Halen hard-rock band. Alex Van Halen formed the band in 1974 together with his young brother Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth and Michael Anthony. In 1977, Warner Brother signed the

Sandy West Feature

Sandy West pulls her audience into the action

It takes more than talent to become one of the best drummers, especially for women. And Sandy West is the true evidence to this truth. She grew up knowing just to drum, and that gave her the energy to continue doing what she loved doing the best. “Every time Sandy is behind the throne, you

Mick Avory Feature

Mick Avory, The Kinks’ Hard Hitting Things Drummer

Their passion and desire to grow defines the best drummers in history. And this is exactly what makes Mick Avory a great drummer. Mick Avory, well known as The Kinks drummer defines himself as someone who goes beyond the hard-hitting things. He truly believes in focusing on one thing and striving to perfect it. At

Tomas Haake Feature

Tomas Haake, Swedish Metal Band Meshuggah’s Thundering Drummer

Playing drums takes more than just talent and hours of practice. It needs dedication and ear for new styles and the motivation to grow and improve. This is the story of Tomas Haake, whose footsteps have been followed by many drumming enthusiasts. One of Tomas Haake drumming’s major characteristics is his sophisticated foundation of the

Debbi Peterson Feature

Debbi Peterson, a killer Garage Drummer

No killer garage band does not have a killer drummer. They can do without any other team member, but a drummer always has to be at the center of it all. And that is how The Bangles can be described in the formative days. The bands were regular covers of The Seeds and The Yardbirds