Dave Lombardo Plays With Misfits For Reunion Shows
After months of speculation, the ORIGINAL MISFITS announce that drummer Dave Lombardo will join them for their two Riot Fest dates (Denver, September 4th and Chicago, September 18th). The original drummer for Slayer, Lombardo will be providing his propulsive beat behind Original MISFITS members Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only, with longtime guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein. Danzig and Only will be playing together on stage for the first time since 1983.
Lombardo says of joining the band for the dates, "The Misfits created the horror punk attitude and had a massive influence on modern rock, punk and metal. It was an easy decision for me to join them for these monumental shows. I was honored to be asked, and am very excited to be playing with the band. Judging by the rehearsals alone, Misfits fans will not be disappointed- this is everything they could have hoped for and more."
Glenn Danzig says, "I first met Dave back in '88 when DANZIG did four shows with Slayer in the U.S., before the first DANZIG album was released. Dave is one of the best drummers around, and I can't wait for everyone to see him pounding MISFITS songs live for these special shows."
Jerry Only says, "Dave Lombardo is a master at what he does. With the immensity of the two shows we're planning together, the biggest decision we had was who is going to keep time and power this monster machine on drums? When Dave Lombardo's name was thrown into the ring, Glenn and I were immediately on the same page from the very start, a good sign of things to come. I think the darker side of punk we created with the MISFITS spawned the growth and evolution of punk into thrash, and sired bands like Metallica and Slayer, just as we inspired countless others in the punk revolution."
Roland to Host 24-Hour Online Music Festival “The Future. Redefined.”
Roland announces the first-of-its kind, 24-hour online music festival, “The Future. Redefined.” More than 30 new Roland musical instrument products are scheduled to debut during streaming video broadcasts from VIP events in eight major cities around the world on September 9 (#909day). Roland will introduce new synthesizers, digital pianos, electronic drums, DJ equipment, BOSS guitar-related products, accessories and a new genre of musical instrument never offered before by Roland.
Roland’s exclusive music and musical instruments festival will span six times zones and feature live performances, new product debuts, product demonstrations, and interviews with leading artists. Starting at 4:00 UTC on September 9, Roland will unleash new musical instruments in Tokyo, Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Toronto, NYC, Los Angeles and more.
Fans of Roland and BOSS around the world are encouraged to watch the unique festival online at tfr.roland.com/us on September 9. Beginning August 23, this dedicated website will also provide festival schedule information, artist lineup updates and new product previews leading up to #909day.
Victor Filonovich Appointed To Zildjian
The Avedis Zildjian Company has announced that Victor Filonovich has been appointed Category Manager for cymbals. Filonovich joins Zildjian from Latin Percussion and brings over 25+ years of experience working with artists, dealers, distributors and consumers on developing compelling drum/percussion products and successful sales programs.
Filonovich was recently the Global Director of Product Management for both Latin Percussion and Toca Percussion. He worked at LP for 24 years, managing and leading the development and implementation of numerous new products including 5 U.S. Patents. Prior to LP, Filonovich worked for Pearl Drums.
In his new role, Filonovich will have sizable responsibilities, managing the iconic brand's historic line of drum set, marching and orchestral cymbals.
Filonovich is an avid drummer, speaks fluent Russian and has relocated to Zildjian's headquarters in Norwell, Massachusetts from New Jersey.
2015 Baltic Drum Battle Winner Visits Paiste Factory in Nottwil
Marat Sayfutdinov from St. Petersburg, Russia not only won the 2015 Baltic Drum Battle but also a two days trip to Switzerland including a Factory Tour at Paiste & testing his skills at hand hammering.
Paiste said "It was a real pleasure to spend some quality time with Marat and show him, how much hand work & precision goes into each and every Paiste cymbal made in Nottwil."
Talk about a guy who earned it on the bandstand. A land trust linked to Max Weinberg, longtime drummer of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, has bought Palm Beach home for $7.5 million.
Guitarist Neal Schon has nothing but justifiable praise for his returned-drummer Steve Smith, during a radio interview in Detroit. Smith, who is currently on the August 2016 DRUM! cover, and the band are touring with the Doobies and Dave Mason.
Have You Been There? Baroness drummer Sebastian Thompson is 44 years old and has never held a real job. He talks about what it's like economically to be totally committed to music on Music Radar. The band's amazing video for "Chlorine & Wine" including an excellent demonstration of Mr. Thompson's formidable skills, is below.
Dave Dudley's Drum Shop, the only one in Ottawa, Canada, is profiled on Reverb.com.
Last but not least Vintage Vinyl reports that Danny Smythe (top left of photo), founder and original drummer of the Boxtops passed away at the age of 67. The group was well-known for soul covers and their two-minute pièce de résistance "The Letter," which was nominated for two Grammys in 1967. Smythe left the group in '68 and became an illustrator. He played with the reformed band after 1996. The group's lead singer, Alex Chilton, went on to lead the group Big Star and become the original indie alternative music hero.