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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…)

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Neil Peart sure knows how to rush a cool drum groove anatomy in his drum solos. In this new DVD, following on from his two previous offerings which dealt with being in the studio and then building a drum solo, deals with how he prepares for live performance.

Described by Hudson Music as “The most in-depth insight into (more…)

One of the most famous drum battles ever! Two legends on the same stage!

Funny is that it seems that on that particular day, Buddy Rich was showing absolutely no (more…)

Q: What, in your opinion, are the most important technical aspects to know as a drummer?

A: It’s important to really understand that technique is only a means to an end. I’ve heard that phrase over the years but the older I get, the truer it seems to ring. Everything we learn as a drummer from the (more…)


Yesterday was a day for pictured ‘drum-porn’. Today, let’s get some sounding action!  (more…)

Ok, so how cool was the 2012 NAMM…?

Let’s take a look at a bit of cool drum porn, shall we? (more…)

Back in 2007, with only 17 years old, he shocked the world with his outstanding drumming technique. Many young drummers by then though (more…)

Mike Portnoy drum cam in a Avenged Sevenfold show (Welcome To The Family) – Paris, France 11/14/10 (more…)

Electronic Musician has announced that the Avedis Zildjian Company will receive a 2011 Editors’ Choice Award for its Gen16 Acoustic Electric (AE) Cymbal System. Dubbed “the biggest drum innovation in 400 years,” the AE Cymbal System was selected by Electronic Musician as one of the most (more…)

Cool video created by the Fluke Corporation (manufacturers of electronic testing tools and software) to promote its Fluke 810 Handheld Vibration Tester.

They used a (more…)