Archive for the ‘Sabian’ Category

The recent move by Sabian to drop its Vault Series does not mean the many innovative cymbal models in Vault are going away. Rather, they have been rebranded as AAX, HHX, AA or HH.  (more…)

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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…)


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…)

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…)

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