Elvin Jones is often called by critics a “force of nature,” as if the music just happened, like a hurricane or tornado. That’s mainly because there are so few words for what Elvin did. But Elvin was one of the most creative and thoughtful musicians who ever put stick to skin.
We give you the who, what, when, where, and why behind these artist-company handshake deals. Just don’t think they’re handed out like candy.
Robert Lewis advises artists to secure and sign a contract stating the exact amount of their buy-in and to take note of all costs.
Do you ever suffer from cramps? Amazingly, science can’t explain why they happen, but there are a few things you can do to prevent them.
We investigate the musical machinations that occur between drummers and bass players with drummer Keith Carlock and bassist Freddie Washington.
What exactly is the difference between a sprain and a strain? Read on to find out.
Dave Lombardo, Mike Mangini, Virgil Donati, and Rod Morgenstein talk about the mechanics and art of playing fast, and the drummer’s desire for speed.
The drummer for P.O.D. has done his share of gigs, both big and small, and in this article shares four routines that can be vital to a good show.
Luga Podesta shows us a few different ways to avoid common hand and wrist injuries in drummers, and how to relieve any discomfort.
This column is an attempt to answer some burning questions while
highlighting what is required of you to get work as a gigging