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On the Beat with Mountain’s Corky Laing: Talks Festivals, Tours, and New Material

On the Beat with Mountain’s Corky Laing: Talks Festivals, Tours, and New Material | Modern Drummer Magazine Hi there MD readers, it’s Corky here again! I wanted to update you on what’s happening. In my previous OTB, I was on my way to London to participate in the Jack Bruce tribute. It was a joy to share the stage and drumkit with Gary Husband, Dennis Chambers, and Ginger Baker. On the Beat with Mountain’s Corky Laing: Talks Festivals, Tours, and New Material | Modern Drummer Magazine | Modern Drummer Magazine – The Online Presence of Modern Drummer Magazine. Source: http://www.moderndrummer.com

Clyde Stubblefield, 1943-2017

Photo Courtesy of Meinl Cymbals Drum magazine mourns the passing of Clyde Stubblefield, the original Funky Drummer, at age 73 on February 18, 2017. Over the years that he worked for James Brown (onstage, he was often paired with John “Jabo” Starks in a double-drumming configuration), Mr. Stubblefield laid down the grooves for “Cold Sweat” (1967), “I Got the Feelin’” (1968), “Mother Popcorn” (1969), and “Funky Drummer” (1969), helping to define funk music in the process and influencing generations to come. In 2011, Drum named Mr. Stubblefield one of the “50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time.” Of “Funky Drummer,” the late drum educator Chuck Silverman once wrote, “When you take into consideration the technical demands of the tempo, the ghost notes, and the hi-hat openings and closings, the effortless feel that Clyde is able to throw down is all the more remarkable. It’s one of the reasons his groove has been sampled so many times as opposed to being re-created by other drummers. They can copy Clyde’s notes, but they can’t reproduce the feel and spirit of his performance.” (Excerpted from The Funkmasters — The Great James Brown Rhythm Sections 1960-1973: For Guitar, Bass and Drums, published in 1997…

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Daytona Bike week gigs in Florida?

I am heading to Daytona in 2 weeks for bike week. Anyone else going? Anyone playing gigs in florida that week/weekend? (3/11 thru 3/18 Looking for reasons to take a ride somewhere. Also when I go out on vacation I like to search for a good drum instructor I can take a lesson with and also any good drum shops to peruse, any recommendations? Source: http://www.drumchat.com

Enigma Machine-Davikah

The ability of this young lady, playing only 5 years, is amazing. Source: http://www.drumchat.com

New Backround

I guess it’s nice to have a new background, but, did it have to be Johnny Bench playing drums. Source: http://www.drumchat.com

Clyde Stubblefield

Clyde Stubblefield | Modern Drummer Magazine In his September, 1999, cover story on John “Jabo” Starks and Clyde Stubblefield, funk and soul architect James Brown’s famous tandem drum team, writer Ken Micallef wrote, “Clyde’s groove exists in the perfect space all drummers seek but hardly ever find. ‘Soul Pride,’ ‘Sudsy,’ ‘The Chicken,’ and the famous, heavily sampled ‘Funky Drummer’ are what modern funk is all about.” Clyde Stubblefield | Modern Drummer Magazine | Modern Drummer Magazine – The Online Presence of Modern Drummer Magazine. Source: http://www.moderndrummer.com

Dream theater – panic attack

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Givin’ the Funky Drummer Some

Givin’ the Funky Drummer Some | Modern Drummer Magazine Modern Drummer magazine’s September 1999 issue featured famed James Brown drummers Clyde Stubblefield and John “Jabo” Starks on the cover in a dual interview. We’ll be presenting Clyde’s half of the piece in an upcoming post; here we share quotes from three prominent drummers who went on record in that article singing the praises of “the funky drummer,” who died this past February 18 at the age of seventy-three. Givin’ the Funky Drummer Some | Modern Drummer Magazine | Modern Drummer Magazine – The Online Presence of Modern Drummer Magazine. Source: http://www.moderndrummer.com

Reverb.com Launches Official Jimmy Chamberlin Drum Shop

On Wednesday, February 22, Reverb.com will launch The Official Jimmy Chamberlin Reverb Shop. The shop features more than 200 pieces of gear used by Chamberlin on tour and in the studio, including drum kits, snare drums, tambourines, cowbells, and more. “Over 20 years, you just accumulate so much stuff, and you can’t play it all. These instruments need to be out there being played,” said Chamberlin. “Although if I would have remembered that this sounded this good, I would have kept it,” he joked, as he sat behind the first Yamaha Phoenix Drum Kit ever made, one of many unique items available in the shop. Other items for sale include a White Marine Pearl Maple Custom Drum Kit, the first kit that Yamaha made for Chamberlin after he signed with the brand in 1991. At the time, Yamaha artists had to audition for endorsements and the only other rock drummer with an endorsement deal was Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver.) The kit is the original used on “Thru The Eyes of Ruby,” “Bodies,” and several other tracks from The Smashing Pumpkins’ 1995 album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. The shop also includes a Custom Maple and Poplar…

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PMC Reunites Hal Blaine and Ronnie Spector at NAMM Show

PMC Reunites Hal Blaine and Ronnie Spector at NAMM Show | Modern Drummer Magazine Hal Blaine, one of most recorded musicians of all-time, famously drummed with Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound” studio band, nicknamed the Wrecking Crew. One of the most popular songs they recorded was “Be My Baby,” sung by Ronnie Spector of the Ronettes. PMC Reunites Hal Blaine and Ronnie Spector at NAMM Show | Modern Drummer Magazine | Modern Drummer Magazine – The Online Presence of Modern Drummer Magazine. Source: http://www.moderndrummer.com

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