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 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.
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.
For more information visit Kosamusic.com
Dirk Blasts, the new series of online instructional videos from Soilwork drummer Dirk Verbeuren, offers drum students "all the best tools and tricks to build your drumming skills and further your career as a musician."
“Throughout my tours and drum clinics, I frequently get asked about playing faster, building stamina, creating dynamic grooves and making a living as a musician,” Verbeuren says. “So I decided to put together these ’Dirk Blasts’ for all my fellow drum maniacs out there. If you’re looking to improve your technique and independence, pick up some cool chops along the way, and gain useful insight about being a professional drummer, these two monthly lessons are for you. It’s such an exciting adventure and I’m really pumped to kick it off this July!”
The Premium Lessons bundle gives students unlimited access to Dirk’s instructional & informational lessons, where two new exclusive videos will be available for download each month. All lessons are filmed using three different cameras, features a clear audio mix, and includes a detailed PDF sheet for students to use during their practice sessions. Subscribers will also have the opportunity to ask Dirk questions and suggest future lesson topics.
Students who pre-order the Premium Lessons bundle now will receive a limited time 25% discount at this location: http://dirkverbeuren.com/product/presale/
New accounts are activated immediately and grant unlimited access to the Premium Lessons for one year (twelve months - for a total of 24 videos). The first year of lessons begins in July 2014.