Archive for the ‘Amazing COOL drummers’ Category

drumcool.com - 2013-03-13 Clive Burr RIP 1957-03-08 2013-03-13

It was announced today that Clive Burr, former drummer for Iron Maiden has sadly passed away. He died peacefully in his sleep last night.

Clive had suffered poor health for many years after he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

“This is terribly sad news. Clive was a very old friend of all of us. He was a
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drumcool.com - 2013-02-11 playmobeat drum trio from Germany (stand up comedy)

There is an astonishing drum trio that is making some real noise on the social media around the globe… They come from southern Germany and call themselves ‘Playmobeat’, and man, they sure know how to make a show on drums…
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Q: Do you feel any pressure when recording to make an album as commercially successful as your previous one?

A: After Dave Navarro left the band and John came back, no one really knew what was going to happen. We just started making (more…)

Q: Was it odd to be the most famous drummer using Orthodox grip?

A: Oh no, Vinnie’s orthodox, there’s a few of us left! What I like is that the youngsters REVERE the orthodox grip, they’re full of reverence for it. I was taught from the age of nine, I am classically trained, in the drums at least, the harmony came a while later. All my technique is absolutely correct. And it really helps. I warm up with rudiments. I just find that I have a better show, if I warm up correctly, doing the correct rudiments, get my paradiddles just perfect. It’s like eating my greens! My technique is absolutely correct. (more…)

drumcool.com - Daniel Rodriguez Guitar Center Drum Off 2006 Champion

Well, not so much time has passed, we know… 2006 was ‘yesterday’ but some groovers must be reminded and never forgotten! With some close attention to his solo, we feel a bit of  the classic Tito Puente‘s (more…)

Q: How about a complete break down of all of your Dream Theater touring drum kits?

A: I’m using either a Pearl Reference Pure kit or a Pearl Masterworks kit. The two 22″ center bass drums are identical in size in order to play typical double bass patterns and to be able to play single kick patterns with either foot. And sometimes I want to free (more…)

Ok, once again, it’s time for a cool drum laugh!

Right know, what we have here is a cool video captured by a Vinnie Colaiuta fan when  (more…)

Yes, time for a cool drum laugh!

Let’s have a bit of “Flam-rest!” … (more…)

Q: How do you tune your drums?

A: Until the thing’s about ready to pop. Because I discovered two things – first, the response is much better. And also, when you have the drums tuned to a high pitch, there’s still in that sound a lot of low end. Your ear responds to the high end, but the low end is still in there, and since it still exists, through equalisation of the PA you can can roll off a lot of the high end and roll on a lot of bass, and you can get that thick boom, but still have that attack, that cut. (more…)

Dave McClain Machine Head (Rotterdam 2009)

Q: How did you develop you double bass drum technique?

Dave McClain: “I practice a lot just by myself. When we’re home, I practice at least three days a week, usually four or five. I’ll play our songs or geek out and play solos or just work on things. I’ve had this double bass breakthrough in the last couple of years. I started doing heel-toe doubles on the kick drum. On our last Machine Head album, Rob wanted me to (more…)