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.
In our continuing series of Pro’s questioning Pro’s, this week Jimmy Branly is asking JR Robinson about the Bolero Groove. This one is easy to play and a great one to add to your vocabulary. For sure check out Friday’s Secrets from the Pros. Terry talks about his experience of learning how to play 5 and 7 together as taught to him by Efrain Toro.
Recently I got an email from a subscriber who thanked us because the lessons on DC got him a scholarship to Berkley College of Music.
Granted, he practiced hours every day, and I know most of you cannot do that but are looking for ways to improve your playing and get some helpful tips. We are excited to help you reach your goals, no matter what they may be!
We have a great musical event this Wednesday! Flamenco music is one of the most rhythmic genres in the world, and two of the best flamenco guitarists join Al Velasquez and Terry Bozzio playing tracks from their new CD, and then they’re back next week for an interview and jam with Terry.
Happy Thanksgiving! It is a time to give thanks and possibly get in a little extra practice. I tried to think of a way to thank you for supporting Drum Channel. It’s so important that we memorialize the greats and pass on their invaluable information, which is what you need to improve your playing. So, for five days you will get an additional 30% off the 20% you already get on store merchandise.
Dare to Drum is the title of an amazing documentary film about a five percussionist ensemble known as “D’Drum,” who approached Stewart Copeland to see if he would write a concerto for them that would ultimately be performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. You think, no chance, but it happened. Stewart did it. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra did it. And Maestro Jaap Van Zweden conducted it.
Drum Channel is proud to host a Roundtable Interview and Q & A with Hal Blaine. We will have Hal answer as many of your questions as we can. This unforgettable show will air on Drum Channel in November. (Date to be announced soon!)