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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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Lucky’s Drum Lessons – Part 2

Circle Jerks’ drummer Lucky Lehrer shares his most personal thoughts and techniques with fellow drummers. This series offers a large number of useful tips you won’t find elsewhere. Heavily influenced by...
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NAMM was a Blast!

For drummers living and visiting Southern California, NAMM is a music trade show in Orange County, and much more.  The week started with the Guitar Center DrumOff at L.A. Live. A performance by Shelia E....
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Lucky’s quick bio

  “I’ve been playing the drums since I was nine,” Lucky Lehrer recalls, starting on a Roger’s Holiday snare drum in the elementary school orchestra. In middle school, I was palling around...