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Hollywood Drum Show Returns For 2014

Hollywood Drum Show

The Hollywood Custom & Vintage Drum Show returns this October 18 with a one-day event at the Glendale Civic Auditiorium in lovely downtown Glendale, California. This show has been a labor of love for promoter Kerry Crutchfield and he is looking forward to a greatly improved event for 2014.

Special guests for the 2014 show include Donny Osborne, Jimmy Ford, and Gregg Potter fronting the Buddy Rich Alumni Big Band. Other artists will be announced shortly.

The show sets up on Friday and opens officially on Saturday October 18. Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 in advance on the web site. Tickets may also be purchase at Pro Drum Shop in Hollywood. Attendees may also visit Guitar Centers in the western states to get a discount coupon.

Want a taste of the entertainment? Check out Gregg Potter with the Buddy Rich Big Band below.


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Radiohead Drummer Phil Selway's New Album

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Radiohead drummer Phil Selway will release his new solo album Weatherhouse on October 7 via Bella Union records.

As for Selway's other band, guitarist Jonny Greenwood commented in April that the band "will make a plan" for their next studio album. There is no official word of when we can expect a release, the follow-up to 2011’s King of Limbs.

Corky Laing Receives Bonzo Bash Award

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Corky Laing was recently awarded with the "Bonzo Bash Legend Award" by KISS' Peter Criss at the John Bonham Bonzo Bash.

Corky says, “It was a tremendous honor and a total surprise when Peter Criss (from Kiss) presented the 'Legend Award' to me at the John Bonham 'Bonzo Bash'. And to receive the award in front of all these brilliant drummers was a real rush. There seems to be a kind of 'magical crazy glue' that keeps the drumming community tightly wrapped. It's not like the 'Super Bowl of drumming', there is no competition. Every drummer has his/her own uniqueness. We aspire to reach out while digging deep with a passion to become the very best. I humbly believe in receiving this award I'm being recognized for doing just that. Every day for me is another downbeat, and what a joy it is to live and breath it. It may sound a bit out there, but that's exactly how I feel when I play. I am sincerely in love with my 'all consuming mistress', my beautiful drum kit!”

As well as Mountain, Laing has recorded with a long list of legendary artists including Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Bo Diddley and Ozzy Osbourne. He has performed with Meat Loaf, Gov’t Mule, the Allman Brothers, Voivod, Teenage Head and dozens of others.

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JoJoMayer Added To KoSA 19 Lineup

KoSA, the granddaddy of all modern drum camps, is pleased to announce that JoJo Mayer has joined the lineup for KoSA 19. Mayer will join other top artists and some of the world’s greatest teachers such as John Riley at the event. The Kosa camp approachunique in that offers a comprehensive approach to the development of the individual performer and the continuation of learned teaching skills. Although participants choose specific areas of emphasis, the curriculum is designed so that everyone is exposed to all areas of instruction.

At KoSA campers get a full immersion experience, learning and playing by day, and witnessing performances and hanging with their instructors at night. This year’s KoSA camp takes place July 22-27 at Castleton State College in Castleton, Vermont.

Instructors

  • Robby Ameen – Drumset
  • Sergio Bellotti – Drumset
  • Chris Coleman – Drumset
  • Dominick Cuccia - Drum Corps, Marching Percussion
  • Mario DeCiutiis - Electronic Percussion
  • Frank Epstein - Classical Percussion
  • Dom Famularo – Drumset
  • Richie Garcia - Latin Percussion
  • Jamey Haddad - Frame Drums / World Percussion
  • Aldo Mazza - Drumset-Hybrid-World Percussion
  • Jojo Mayer - Drumset
  • Allan Molnar - Technology, Jazz Vibraphone
  • John Riley - Jazz Drumset
  • Jeff Salisbury - Drumset
  • Marcus Santos - Brazilian Percussion
  • Michael Wimberly - African Drum & Dance

For more information visit Kosamusic.com