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High Desert Music Scene

Joshua Tree After hearing about it for ages, I made it out to Dave Catching’s Rancho de la Luna studio in Joshua Tree. There’s a reason this legendary recording studio has produced countless hits....
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NAMM 2018!

Over 100,000 people attend the NAMM music convention in Anaheim, CA every year.  No two people have the same experience.   There are too many companies displaying the latest gear and too many great...

I LOVE MY DOG

New Video Out! #Goals - "Squishy Anthem" DC-Jam Records - Official Music Video Artist Biography: #Goals is a project featuring Circle Jerks alumnus Greg Hetson (guitar, also formerly of Bad Religion), Lucky...
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MONDAY FUN DAY – A visit to DW

“You just missed Chad,” DW’s artist’s representative Scott Macartney said, soon as arrived at the DW factory an hour north of Los Angeles. Dang, I thought, I’ve been wanting to say “hey” to Chad...
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GOTTA LOVE AUSTIN

A friend invited us to visit his new studio in Austin, TX and we jumped at the chance. I’ve heard so many good things about the Austin, I was in a bad mood anyway, totally ready to get out of town. Just...
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3 Days of Music Fun!

Sometimes there’s people behind the scenes responsible for some of the great moments in music.   Evans Drumhead A&R representative Marco Soccoli maneuvered away from the spotlight to platform music...
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DRUM DAY at Swinghouse Studios!

Saturday, April 8, was a super fun day at SWING HOUSE SUDIOS that was referred to simply as “Drum Day.” I didn’t have the heart to leave my wife’s dog at home since I knew I would be gone a while. So...
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Drum Clinic at the COLLECTIVE SCHOOL OF MUSIC

On Thursday, March 30, at 7:00 pm I’ll be at the COLLECTIVE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, 541 Avenue of the Americas in New York City to do a clinic: Bass drums from Buddy to Bonham. Bass drums are at the heart of every...