Triple Threat Camp Features Free Tix Contest
Daniel Glass, who is hosting the Triple Threat Drum Camp in Los Angeles on July 18-20 with Mark Schulman (Pink, Foreigner) and Bruce Becker (Mike Stern) just announced that a benefactor has made two camp tuitions available free of charge. Mrs. G's Music Foundation is providing the funds for two lucky students to study at the Triple Threat Camp in Los Angeles on July 18-20! To get one of these free tuitions you must subit a video now to tell why you should be attending for free. So get the cameras rolling—the deadline to submit is July 12th.
Produced by MUSO Entertainment, the Triple Threat 3-day drum camp offers a limited number of students the chance to play with and learn from three of the world’s most experienced, educated and passionate drummers in an ultra-intensive, intimate classroom setting. At the camp each student plays along with the instructors on an individual practice drum kit allowing for an incredibly intense, hands-on educational experience that guarantees results. Each student will also have the option to receive playing time analysis in the world-famous DrumChannel.com recording studio as well as the opportunities for private and semi-private drum lessons.
Interestingly, Schulman, Glass, and Becker were all students of the legendary drum teacher Freddie Gruber and they want to pass on some of his unique methods via this camp. They offer a unique program that will cover topics such as:
- Technique: Quarter note pulse
- Evolution: History of the rhythm section
- Understanding shuffles
- Preparation: The big picture
- Nerve Breakers; Conquering life’s stage fright
- Drum Recording Seminar: Tuning, technique, charting, microphone placement, processing, interfacing, editing
- Hand and Bass Drum Technique
Hollywood Drum Show Returns For 2014
The Hollywood Custom & Vintage Drum Show returns this October 18 with a one-day event at the Glendale Civic Auditiorium in lovely downtown Glendale, California. This show has been a labor of love for promoter Kerry Crutchfield and he is looking forward to a greatly improved event for 2014.
The show sets up on Friday and opens officially on Saturday October 18. Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 in advance on the web site. Tickets may also be purchase at Pro Drum Shop in Hollywood. Attendees may also visit Guitar Centers in the western states to get a discount coupon.
Want a taste of the entertainment? Check out Gregg Potter with the Buddy Rich Big Band below.
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Radiohead Drummer Phil Selway's New Album
Radiohead drummer Phil Selway will release his new solo album Weatherhouse on October 7 via Bella Union records.
As for Selway's other band, guitarist Jonny Greenwood commented in April that the band "will make a plan" for their next studio album. There is no official word of when we can expect a release, the follow-up to 2011’s King of Limbs.
Corky Laing Receives Bonzo Bash Award
Corky Laing was recently awarded with the "Bonzo Bash Legend Award" by KISS' Peter Criss at the John Bonham Bonzo Bash.
Corky says, “It was a tremendous honor and a total surprise when Peter Criss (from Kiss) presented the 'Legend Award' to me at the John Bonham 'Bonzo Bash'. And to receive the award in front of all these brilliant drummers was a real rush. There seems to be a kind of 'magical crazy glue' that keeps the drumming community tightly wrapped. It's not like the 'Super Bowl of drumming', there is no competition. Every drummer has his/her own uniqueness. We aspire to reach out while digging deep with a passion to become the very best. I humbly believe in receiving this award I'm being recognized for doing just that. Every day for me is another downbeat, and what a joy it is to live and breath it. It may sound a bit out there, but that's exactly how I feel when I play. I am sincerely in love with my 'all consuming mistress', my beautiful drum kit!”
As well as Mountain, Laing has recorded with a long list of legendary artists including Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Bo Diddley and Ozzy Osbourne. He has performed with Meat Loaf, Gov’t Mule, the Allman Brothers, Voivod, Teenage Head and dozens of others.Yikes! Something went wrong. You should be seeing a video instead of this text.