Lennie DiMuzio has been a mainstay of the percussion industry for as long as I can remember. During his 42-year run as artist relations director for Zildjian and right-hand man to the company’s patricarch Armand Zildjian, DiMuzio was instrumental in helping some of the biggest names in drumming – Rich, Krupa, Cobham, Bellson – choose the cymbals that best suited their creative needs. Plus he has always been one of the funniest human beings on the planet, with an endless supply of insider stories that could make even the most seasoned pro blush. There were so many, in fact, that people continuously asked, “Hey Lennie, when are you going to write a book?” Well, he finally acquiesced. Penned alongside his longtime friend Jim Coffin and edited by east coast percussion ace Ed Uribe, Tales From The Cymbal Bag will make its debut at next week’s Percussive Arts Society convention in Indianapolis, and can be purchased directly for $29.95 by going here.