In case you didn't know, "The Buddy Rich Show" from 1982 is almost ready to be released. Filmed at the Statler Hotel, “The Buddy Rich Show” features once-in-a-lifetime performances from The Buddy Rich Band, alongside Buddy’s friends and fellow jazz greats including: Ray Charles, Mel Torme, Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Lionel Hampton and Woody Herman. Check out the IndieGogo campaign. I'll give you more details next week.
We had the incredible Nate Wood in for a live lesson this week. I hope you saw it. If not, the Live Lesson Rebroadcast will be on Drum Channel on Monday, April 29th at 3pm PST. Be sure to check it out. He plays drums, bass, keys and sings at the same time. He calls it Nate Wood - “fOUR”.
Chad Wackerman will be live at 6pm PDT on Wednesday, April 3rd. He will be answering questions about The Murray Spivack Method, one of our most popular courses that has improved the drumming of hundreds of students. Get into the live chat or email us at [email protected] to ask Chad questions.
As our tribute to Hal Blaine continues, we will keep the shows he has on Drum Channel available for free for everyone to watch. Pass it on to your friends so they can learn about one of the most important drummers in history. The Wrecking Crew movie is a must-see to learn about Hal’s contribution to the music industry.
This week we have a great interview with two good friends and studio legends, Joe Porcaro and Emil Richards. They have countless hours of amazing stories from the thousands of movie dates they have played on, not to mention all of the television and studio sessions. I focused in on some fun ones! They have some great tips for everyone. Wednesday will be Part 3 of the interview and next week they will be jamming with Terry
Exciting news! I can now tell you about an upcoming surprise. This April we will be releasing a complete course series from Ed Soph, legendary instructor from the University of North Texas whose students include many of today's superstars.
Big thanks to Rolling Stone for featuring Drum Channel’s The Chad Smith Show interview with Charlie Watts. Like most of the interviews on Drum Channel, this was a rare opportunity to capture legends getting together and talking about their careers. If you enjoyed that interview, be sure to check out our Roundtable with Charlie and Chad, honoring Hal Blaine.
The New Year is bringing some fun new projects to Drum Channel. I’ll tell you about them over the next few weeks.
The short Q & A’s we have between artists brings up some cool questions. This week we have Gregg Bissonette asking JR Robinson about a track he played on.