Physcial Graffiti Deluxe Edition Arrives 40 Years After Debut
DRUM! To Give Away Scads Of Zeppelin Collectibles Later This Month
It was forty years ago that Led Zeppelin unleashed Physical Graffiti on the world, and now it will be re-released as part of band's ongoing reissue campaign. The deluxe edition of the group's double-album opus will arrive 40 years to the day after the original debuted on February 24, 1975. The previous reissues were huge commercial successes, and this one will likely follow in their footsteps. And, as a bonus for Bonham fans, with this release DRUM!--with the help of Atlantic Records--will be announcing online contests to give away Zeppelin collectibles. Look for an announcement February 24, 2015.
As with the previous deluxe editions, Physical Graffiti has been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and is accompanied by a disc of companion audio comprising previously unreleased music related to the original release.
Physical Graffiti will be available February 24th from Atlantic/Swan Song in the following formats:
- Double CD – Remastered album packaged in a replica of the original LP jacket.
- Deluxe Edition (3CD) – Remastered album on two discs, plus a third disc of unreleased companion audio.
- Double LP – Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP’s first pressing in exacting detail.
- Deluxe Edition Vinyl (3LP) – Remastered album and unreleased companion audio on 180-gram vinyl.
- Digital Download – Remastered album and companion audio will both be available in standard and high-definition formats.
- Super Deluxe Boxed Set – This collection includes:
- Remastered double album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve.
- Companion audio on CD in card wallet featuring new alternate cover art.
- Remastered double album on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating first pressing.
- Companion audio on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve with new alternate cover art.
- High-definition audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit.
- Hard bound, 96 page book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia.
- High-quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.
Drum Teacher Keith Copeland Passes
Drummer Keith Copeland who was renowned for his role as a teacher to many famous drummers has passed away at the age of 68.
Keith was the son of well-known trumpeter Ray Copeland, and turned to drums after hearing Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers as a kid. Copeland went on to play with dozens of bands and put his mark on more than 100 recordings. He logged time with starts such as the Heath Brothers, George Russell, Frank Foster, Slide Hampton, Milt Jackson, Jo Anne Brackeen, John Dankworth, Rory Stuart, Stanley Cowell, Paul Bley, Howard Alden, Chris Connor, Stan Getz, Ray Anderson, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Tom Harrell, Phil Woods, Roger Kellaway, Stephane Grappelli, Teddy Edwards, Sir Roland Hanna, and Sonny Fortune.
During his teaching career Keith worked at Berklee, Rutgers, Long Island University, New School, Queens College, and Hochschule Für Musik Mannheim-Heidelberg in Germany, gaining reputation through his tutelage of students such as Terry Lyne Carrington and others. He was the author of the book Creative Coordination For The Performing Drummer.
3rdEye Drums: April Issue Stars Hannah Welton
DRUM! Magazine announced today the April issue will feature Hannah Ford Welton, the star of Prince's all-girl band, 3rdEye Girl, which features Hannah, Donna Grantis (guitar) and Ida Neilsen (bass). The former teen drumming prodigy now anchors the band that has wowed audiences for the past year. The street date for the issue is March 17, 2015.
Readers And Newsstand Get A Bonus
In addition, the April issue features a special minibook insert--HOW TO TUNE DRUMS--as a bonus to readers. This handy guide serves as an intro and refresher to getting tuning right.
Other stories in the April issue include a roundup of the Drummers Of The Year as selected by the readers of DRUM! plus the following features:
- Funk legend Mike Clark
- Nicki Minaj tour drummer Darryl "Lilman" Howell
- Mark O'Connell of Taking Back Sunday
- Percussionist Koko Jones, who has played with Santana, Whitney Houston, and others
- A Complete Guide to Multipad Electronic Percussion Instruments. We put all of the major multipad products on the market to the test. Who comes out on top? You'll need the issue to find out.
- Instructional Feature: 20 Ways To Play Shuffles
Look for special displays of the the April Issue at Barnes & Noble and find the magazine at Guitar Center and other great book or music stores.
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New Roles In Store For Sabian Artist Relations Team
Sabian Cymbals today upgraded two employees when they announced the appointments of Chris Stankee to Global Artist Relations Director and Christian Koch to International Artist Relations Manager.
"Chris and Christian are passionate about what they do. They’ve learned from the best so they treat artists like family, and with great respect. There isn’t an AR team with more credibility and influence anywhere in the industry." comments Sabian VP of Marketing, Stacey Montgomery-Clark.
As Global Artist Relations Director, Chris Stankee will be responsible for all aspects of Sabian's artist program worldwide, including recruitment, development and service. Chris also plays a key role in Product development and Sabian's social media. Stankee is a Berklee grad and industry veteran, with 20 years of MI experience in retail, teaching, performing and touring professionally. He has made several key signings for Sabian, and has been instrumental in developing many important cymbal models like the Holy China with Chad Smith.
And, he's close with perhaps their biggest endorser, Neil Peart. "Since meeting Chris on my first visit to the SABIAN factory in Meductic, New Brunswick, over ten years ago, we have been very good friends," says Neil. "Apart from testing prototype cymbals together and his occasional appearances as guest drum-tech, there have been many requests for promotional appearances, dinner dates, or joining me on motorcycling adventures. Thus I am delighted to see him promoted to this international office -- hoping he'll have less time to bother me."
As International Artist Relations Manager, Christian Koch is responsible for recruitment, servicing, and developing the SABIAN international roster. Christian also plays an important role in product development, and is a regular content contributor to social media and global marketing activities. Koch is also an industry veteran. He won the prestigious Vic Firth award during his tenure with German distributor M&T, and serves as a well-respected advisor to the likes of Dave Weckl, Jojo Mayer, Christoph Schneider and Ralph Salmins.
Ralph says, “With cymbal sounds, Christian’s deep knowledge and impeccable taste mean that when I’m looking for something, I barely need to describe what I’m after… Christian just knows. This guy is a cymbal sound master and a gentleman and these attributes make him the ‘perfect’ artist relations manager. Congratulations Christian and I hope all those Sabian artists worldwide enjoy being with you as much as I have done.”