‘From The Riser’ To Feature Drummers Of Adele, Prince, Michael Jackson, Miles Davis and Metallica
David Phillip’s new book called ‘From The Riser, A Drummer’s Perspective II’ is to feature over hundred and twenty drumming legends including Neil Peart (Rush), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Joey Kramer (Aerosmith), Jonathan Moffett (Michael Jackson), Travis Barker (Blink-182), Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe), Billy Cobham (Miles Davis), Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Ginger Baker (Cream), John Blackwell and Sheila E (Prince), acclaimed percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, Derrick Wright (Adele) and many more.
David Phillips, author of the critically acclaimed ‘A Drummer’s Perspective’ is launching an Indiegogo campaign to raise the funds to be able to publish a new large format coffee table book which celebrates the world of drumming. With David’s rare backstage access to many of the biggest bands in the world, the photos in the book offer a unique view from the stage. The foreword is written by Rush drummer Neil Peart.
The money raised will help to publish this book by paying for the design, production and printing costs. If the project is successfully funded, David expects the book to be delivered autumn 2016. The campaign launches with a video featuring Scott Travis (Judas Priest), John Fred Young (Black Stone Cherry) and Jimmy DeGrasso (Black Star Riders) talking about the author and the book.
First Annual Sakae Drum Day
The drum dojos at Sakae are celebrating their first annual Sakae Drum Day this year with a gathering at Studio I at Soundcheck 740 building , in Nashville on June 21, 2016. This date will coincide with Summer NAMM, so event-goers can easily participate if they are already attending. For more information, feel free to reach out to Artist Relations contact for Sakae Drums, Bobby Boos.
Remo Belli Passes Away
A statement from Remo, Inc:
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Remo D Belli, our beloved founder and leader. An innovator, pioneer and icon of the world of percussion, he was an inspiration to us all for breaking new ground and making a difference in the world.
Remo was a visionary. In 1957, he invented the first successful synthetic drumhead which forever changed the sound of music of all genres. He committed himself and his company to providing drummers, the world over, with quality products and programs while striving to expand the acceptance of rhythm and in particular drumming as an integral component of an individual’s wellbeing. Through his ongoing efforts, the professional, the enthusiast, children, the elderly, those at risk and those faced with both emotional and physical challenges have been brought the joy of drumming. We mourn his passing and he will be missed by people in all walks of life. His spirit lives on and we will continue to pursue his vision of making drumming available to everyone alive. We will miss you. Rest in peace, Remo.
The "Remo family"
Sabian Education Network Hosts LA Event at Musician's Institute
The Sabian Education Network hosted a panel discussion event for drum teachers at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California. Led by Sabian Education Network director Joe Bergamini, the panel featured Dave Black, Jeff Bowders, Fred Dinkins, and Pete Gamber and was attended by drum teachers and SEN members from all over Southern California.
After Joe Bergamini’s brief overview, Pete Gamber explained ways to build a teaching business. Jeff Bowders discussed ways to prepare students for the college experience, followed by Fred Dinkins explaining the college audition process and ways to prepare for it. Finally, Dave Black discussed the drum book publishing process and how to approach a publisher with a manuscript. The presentation was followed by questions and discussion with the audience.
Members in attendance were inspired by the event and networked with each other and the MI staff after the panel discussion. “I had a great time at the Sabian Education Network Event,” said drummer/educator Stefano Ashbridge “I learned a lot from the panel guests and it was cool to meet and talk to fellow drummers and teachers. Thanks Joe.”
The next Sabian Education Network event takes place at Vic’s Drum Shop in the Music Garage in Chicago, IL on May 3. SEN is open to all drum educators—from the private home studio teacher with a handful of students to a music school or educational institution—and provides a welcoming and inclusive forum for drum educators worldwide to exchange ideas and share skills. To join SEN and find out about future live and online events, please visit http://www.sabian.com/joinsen.
Danny Seraphine Hits the Road with Auralex HoverDeck™ v2 Drum Isolation Platform
Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the world's leading brand of acoustical treatments, has a longtime user in legendary drummer Danny Seraphine. Fresh off a headline-making appearance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where he was inducted as a member of Chicago (in which he was behind the kit from 1967-1990), Seraphine has been traveling from city to city sharing his love of Auralex products, namely the HoverDeck™ v2 Drum Isolation Platform. Recent clinics in NYC (The Collective, April 11), Cherry Hill, NJ (Sam Ash, April 12), and Connecticut (The Connecticut Drum Show, April 17) have been a rousing success.
The next date is April 26 at Sam Ash in San Antonio, Texas (7:00 – 8:30 p.m.), where Seraphine will share tips on developing a personal technique, demonstrating his use of the HoverDeck, and recalling anecdotes and personal stories from his long career.
Seraphine notes, "The HoverDeck is a great addition to anyone's live sound and studio arsenal. In this day of variable acoustical environments (most of them sub-par), the HoverDeck allows you to sound great day in and day out."
About Danny Seraphine:
Danny Seraphine is one of the world's most highly respected rock drummers, once rated by the legendary Buddy Rich as one of his favorite young talents. He was the drummer, percussionist and a founding member of the multi-million selling, GRAMMY® Award-winning band Chicago. From 1967 to 1990, Seraphine played on and helped produce 18 gold and 13 platinum albums, 50 Top 40 hits (including 20 Top 10 singles) and five number-ones. Danny, and all the original members of Chicago, were inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.
For more information, please visit www.auralex.com.