Practice your speedreading skills with these quick artist updates.

Mike Bordin is taking a break from his long-running gig with the Prince Of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne, to reunite briefly with his flagship band, Faith No More, for a European tour. But have faith — surely he’ll be back on the crazy train again in no time.

Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron says the band’s hotly anticipated new album is one of the best records he’s ever been a part of. However, he’d also like to add that the Peter Frampton album he did around the same time isn’t too shabby either. He’s just sayin’.

Steve Gadd, that inimitable gig-aholic, is back on the James Taylor tour after doing a string of UK dates with Eric Clapton. Too bad for Keith Carlock, who had been warming Gadd’s seat on the Taylor tour while God Drums and God Guitar were out gallivanting together.

?uestlove, the afro-rocking Jedi backbeat master behind The Roots — the house band on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon — is getting ready to update the vintage 1967 Yamaha kit he currently plays on the show with one of Yamaha’s new PHX kits. So stay tuned — literally.

Rhythm Traders of Portland, Oregon, the go-to destination for Pacific Northwest percussionists, has moved locations to 3904 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97212. If you’re in the area, stop in and check out the new digs Monday–Saturday from 11–7 or Sunday from 12–5.

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