Ray Luzier Comes To Late Night With Seth Myers
Late night television just got a lot more awesome with Ray Luzier laying down some nasty chops for a special appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers. Pop over to NBC June 20th to the 23rd and watch Ray Luzier shred some tasty chops.. maybe he'll play a few Korn songs!
Hal Leonard Unveils New Backwing Site
Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group is proud to announce the launch of Backwing, a new digital community for creative artists who want to expand their network with other minds alike and share ideas via Hal Leondard's new online platform. Backwing will provide users with information for aspiring and established actors, artists, authors, gurus, musicians, songwriters, producers, luminaries, and entertainers. Each article on the site offers an open forum for those who want to share ideas and respond to feedback about certain topics in real time.
Backwing consists of three main components. The first two will feature multimedia created by and for Hal Leonard authors and the publisher's industry associates.
The third component, a direct-to-consumer sales portal featuring daily deals, giveaways, contests, and a slew of weekly/monthly special offers can be found at soon-to-be-launched backwingstore.com (an entirely separate domain). Backwingstore.com is always available to those who wish to explore Hal Leonard's catalog of more than 2,000 titles, take advantage of promotions featuring new releases and backlist titles, and enter contests to win fantastic prizes.
Why two distinct websites? For the sake of every visitor's experience, according to Cerullo: "Since backwing was designed with the end user foremost in mind, we've decided against tangling content and commerce. As such, multimedia content and resources are hosted at the deliberately noncommercial domain backwing.com while consumer products and services are restricted to the backwing store."
Want Free Stuff?
Hal Leonard is giving away great prizes for devotees of the performing arts, including an Epiphone guitar for music fans; a Rodgers + Hammerstein's The Sound of Music package along with gift certificates to digitaltheatre.com for theater lovers; subscriptions to online streaming services for film and television buffs; and Met Opera on Demand Gift Subscriptions for classical music and opera enthusiasts.
Get Your Jamtec Products From The Stic Shop Online
Now you can order some sweet JamTec products from their newly deigned online store called "The Stic Shop." JamTec develops, builds and sells some of the most innovative, robust, lightweight drum accessories in the world.
New for 2016, the Stic and Tec-Lite product lines are built to last and have been road tested for years of reliable service with innovative positioning capabilities and convenience features that are un-matched by the competition and made in the U.S.A.
Also new for 2016 is the Tec-Lite brand product line of drummer accessories available as lower cost alternative to the Stic Series. Sharing many of the same features, the Tec-Lite line costs less, weighs less and is also made of high end, high quality robust components, while offering unique, functional, compact alternatives to the competition.
Curt "Kirkee B." Bisquera Joins The Vater Drumstick Family
Curt is one of Los Angeles' top recording / touring drummers and producers. Curt has recorded and/or toured with the biggest names in music including Sir Elton John, Johnny Cash, Mick Jagger, Tom Petty, Bonnie Raitt, Josh Groban, Ricky Martin, Sarah McLachlan, Hans Zimmer (Superman / Batman), The Beach Boys, Lana del Rey, John Legend, Tina Turner, Celine Dion and countless others. Curt is currently on tour in France with acclaimed French star, Michel Polnareff."I'm so stoked to be in the VATER fam and looking forward to the future with them! Let's bust some beats!" - Curt "Kirkee B." Bisquera
Benny Greb Now Endorses Vic Firth
We're stoked to announce that Benny Greb has joined the Vic Firth family! Benny Greb always lays down legendary chops and will forever be pushing the envelope of what is possible with his technical ability, musicality and inimitable style.Live to Play
Vic Firth also announced that their Live to Play community engagement campaign kicked off recently. They bring the drumming community together by celebrating all aspects of music making, including the many sacrifices and hardships that might come along with it. Already we are seeing drummers worldwide getting involved by posting their stories which express how they live to play, and what being a drummer means to them. A short-form documentary and responsive website inspire participation by highlighting relatable stories from everyday drummers, and everyone can follow the movement on Instagram under the #LiveToPlay hashtag. The campaign will grow during the year to include participation from Vic Firth’s worldwide roster of artists, as well as the company’s own employees.