Drum Channel reached out to Justin while he was getting settled in Florida.
The incredible drummer behind Periphery’s intense licks, patterns and heavy beats. Drum Channel caught up with Matt while he was on tour in Canada. Did you know that Matt plays heavy metal with a small setup initially built for reggae music?
If you meet Dave Anderson you can truly feel how passionate he is about music and drums. Dave started playing drums at the age of seven years and had his first professional gig at the age of fourteen. Since then Dave has appeared on FOX's “Melrose Place,” BET’s “Jazz Central,” VH1, CNN’s “Show Biz Today,” and NBC’s “Watching Ellie," and has also recorded and toured around the world with David Benoit, Kirk Whalum, Dionne Warwick, The Rippingtons, Larry Carlton, Don Menza, Tom Scott, Hubert Laws, Stanley Clarke, Eddie Harris, Eric Marienthal, Chaka Khan, David Pomeranz, Clark Terry, Bobby Shew, Bill Watrous and many others.
One of Germany’s leading young drummers, Ulf Sticker has already shared stages with such greats as Dave Weckl, Horacio Hernandez, Thomas Lang, Gavin Harrison, and Kirk Covington among others. Endorsed by DW, Zildjian, Remo, LP, and Roland, Ulf keeps busy presenting clinics and solo performances with a mix of acoustic and electronic drums, or touring with various artists around Europe.
Drum Channel has launched a special is $1.99 a month subscription rate offering access to over a hundred hours of Drum Channel Shows and archive content. The DC Shows offer exclusive original content bringing you compelling interviews and performances with your favorite drummers, hosted by other famous drummers.
Aaron Spears is currently on tour with mega-star Usher. Aaron tells us what’s going on and gives you some great advice on how to manage a world tour and improve your playing!
Question: How do you create the half swung, half straight feel, like going in between a shuffle and straight eighth notes?
Jim Keltner: I used to ask Earl Palmer that because to a great degree Earl Palmer invented that. Listen to all those great Little Richard records, like Lucille... read more in Part 1 of full interview.