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Learn note-for-note what Elton John’s drummer, Nigel Olsson, played on this iconic track. This new Premium Playalong, now included in your DC Membership, features the original track with a boosted drum mix and drumless track. Enjoy!

Serving as a call to arms to encourage young people to rise up against global warming,
The Children Will Rise Up,’ written by Nandi Bushell, features Tom Morello and his 10-year-old son, Roman on Guitar, including special guests Jack Black and Greta Thunberg. We’ve recently had the pleasure of having Nandi Bushell visit Drum Channel to meet a few of her favorite drummers Chad Smith and Gregg Bissonette. Stay tuned for an all-new and upcoming Chad Smith Show, where Chad and Gregg interview and teach Nandi.

Level up your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen – HERE. Written by bassist John Deacon, showcasing the exceptional pocket drumming skills of Roger Taylor, the track was included in the band’s eighth studio album, The Game (1980). It serves as an ideal piece for beginners looking to refine their backbeat groove. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions!

Experience the dynamic beats of “Around the World” by Red Hot Chili Peppers with our brand new Premium Playalong – HERE! Kicking off their album, “Californication” and featuring Chad Smith’s explosive drumming, the song encapsulates Anthony Kiedis’ adventurous tales as a member of the band, living life on the edge. This Premium Playalong not only features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions, it also has an exclusive video lesson, by Elias Vasquez, who will coach you through the song, as well as many of the secrets to Chad’s stellar drumming!

Experience the dynamic beats of “Around the World” by Red Hot Chili Peppers with this Premium Playalong – HERE! Kicking off their album, “Californication” and featuring Chad Smith’s explosive drumming, the song encapsulates Anthony Kiedis’ adventurous tales as a member of the band, living life on the edge. This Premium Playalong not only features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions, it also has an exclusive video lesson, by Elias Vasquez, who will coach you through the song, as well as many of the secrets to Chad’s stellar drumming!

Back in Black” is from AC/DC’s legendary seventh studio album, released on July 25, 1980, this album marked the band’s electrifying transition to Brian Johnson as the lead singer. With the incomparable Phil Rudd on drums, “Back in Black” is an iconic track offering the perfect platform for beginners to groove to their first rock beat.

Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, HERE. “Been Caught Stealing” is a 1990 song by Jane’s Addiction, known for its alternative rock, funk, and punk blend, rebellious lyrics, and catchy sound. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as an exclusive lesson from Jane’s drummer Stephen Perkins.

Elevate your drumming with this classic Premium Playalong, HERE. “Been Caught Stealing” is a 1990 song by Jane’s Addiction, known for its alternative rock, funk, and punk blend, rebellious lyrics, and catchy sound. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as an exclusive lesson from Jane’s drummer Stephen Perkins.

Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” HERE! This iconic track showcases the extraordinary drumming of the legendary groove maestro, Ndugu Chancler. Whether you want to jam along or dissect your favorite grooves and fills, these playalongs are an invaluable way to study the masters!

Revisit this premium playalong, Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” HERE! This iconic track showcases the extraordinary drumming of the legendary groove maestro, Ndugu Chancler. Whether you want to jam along or dissect your favorite grooves and fills, these playalongs are an invaluable way to study the masters!

Raise up your drumming with our brand-new premium playalong! “Born To Run” by Bruce Springsteen – HERE – features the energetic drumming of Ernest “Boom” Carter, whose dynamic, driving rhythms contributed to its powerful sound and huge success as a single. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions!

Raise up your drumming with this classic premium playalong! “Born To Run” by Bruce Springsteen – HERE – features the energetic drumming of Ernest “Boom” Carter, whose dynamic, driving rhythms contributed to its powerful sound and huge success as a single. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions, as well as an exclusive video lesson from Elias Vasquez!

Improve your drumming with our brand-new playalong! Considered one of the most creative drummers in Brazil, Ramon has a career spanning more than 25 years. “Braba Que Só Ela” – HERE – is a song that showcases everything the best of what Ramon does so well! This playalong features a full transcription, full audio, drumless audio and a video from Ramon himself!

Improve your drumming with our brand-new premium playalong! “Brick House” by The Commodores
HERE – is a track from the Commodores’ self-titled album released in 1977. Notably, the song showcases the funky drumming style of Walter “Clyde” Orange, who also contributed vocals to this classic hit. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as video lesson from Gregg Bissonette!

Improve your drumming with our brand-new premium playalong! “Brick House” by The Commodores
HERE – is a track from the Commodores’ self-titled album released in 1977. Notably, the song showcases the funky drumming style of Walter “Clyde” Orange, who also contributed vocals to this classic hit. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as video lesson from Gregg Bissonette!

Improve your drumming with this classic Premium Playalong, HERE. Cissy Strut, by The Meters showcases the incredible drumming finesse of Zigaboo Modeliste, a true funk master from New Orleans. This playalong features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has an accompanying video lesson from Zig himself!

Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong “Come Together” — The Beatles’ opening track on their 1969 album Abbey Road. Dive into this classic Ringo Starr beat, complete with transcriptions, drumless, and drums hot tracks. Whether you want to jam along or dissect your favorite grooves and fills, these playalongs are an invaluable way to study the masters! Also – check out Gregg Bissonette breaking down this classic beat!

Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong “Come Together” — The Beatles’ opening track on their 1969 album Abbey Road. Dive into this classic Ringo Starr beat, complete with transcriptions, drumless, and drums hot tracks. Whether you want to jam along or dissect your favorite grooves and fills, these playalongs are an invaluable way to study the masters! Also – check out Gregg Bissonette breaking down this classic beat!

Now on Netflix, “Count Me In” is a cinematic celebration of the quintessential role drummers have played over the past half-century of music history. This documentary features performances and interviews with nearly two dozen of the most important and influential drummers in modern music, including Jess Bowen (The Summer Set), Samantha Maloney (Hole), Cindy Blackman Santana (Lenny Kravitz) and Emily Dolan Davies (Bryan Ferry), along with Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Roger Taylor (Queen), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Abe Lanoriel, Jr. (Paul McCartney), Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) and many more.

Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson – HERE. Produced by Quincy Jones, the song was released on Jackson’s album Off the Wall (1979). The song features a captivating drum performance by John “JR” Robinson. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions, as well as a video lesson from JR Robinson!

You will love this classic premium playalong, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson – HERE. Produced by Quincy Jones, the song was released on Jackson’s album Off the Wall (1979). The song features a captivating drum performance by John “JR” Robinson. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions, as well as a video lesson from JR Robinson!

Elevate your drumming with our premium playalong “Dreams” — written by Stevie Nicks and recorded by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac for their eleventh studio album, Rumours (1977). Jam along with Mick Fleetwood’s infectious beat, complete with transcriptions, drumless, and drums hot tracks. Whether you want to jam along or dissect your favorite grooves and fills, these playalongs are an invaluable way to study the masters!

Level up your drumming with this brand-new playalong! Ramon is a hugely creative drummer, hailing from Brazil, and is fast becoming a legend across the globe. “Entretantos E Finalmentes” – HERE – is a fantastic song that showcases everything that Ramon does so well! This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and full audio versions as well as a video performance from Ramon himself!

Level up your drumming with our brand-new premium playalong! Considered one of the most creative drummers in Brazil, Ramon has a career spanning more than 25 years. “Essa Ainda Tá Sem Nome” – HERE – is a creative, musical song that showcases everything that Ramon does so well! This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as a video lesson from Ramon himself!

Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, “Feel Good Inc.” by the British virtual band Gorillaz – HERE. This song is enjoyable to play at any skill level and is sure to uplift your spirits. Pay attention to the expertly composed programmed beat, which subtly changes throughout the song, adding depth to its overall texture. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions!

Elevate your drumming with this classic weekly premium playalong, “Feel Good Inc.” by the British virtual band Gorillaz – HERE. This song is enjoyable to play at any skill level and is sure to uplift your spirits. Pay attention to the expertly composed programmed beat, which subtly changes throughout the song, adding depth to its overall texture. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions!

Before his untimely death last year, drumming icon Neil Peart recorded this footage of the rehearsals for his DC Video On Demand, “Fire On Ice.” The clips show Neil and composer/pianist Matt Harris arranging, rehearsing, recording and filming the NHL Hockey theme song for the project. Now available to Drum Channel Members!

Level up your drumming with our brand-new premium playalong! “Fool In The Rain” – HERE – was released as Led Zeppelin’s final single in the US, and was inspired in part by the lively samba rhythms heard during the 1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentina. One of its standout features is the innovative drumming of John Bonham, who skillfully employs a halftime shuffle to drive the song’s infectious groove. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as a video lesson from Gregg Bissonette!

Level up your drumming with our brand-new premium playalong! “Fool In The Rain” – HERE – was released as Led Zeppelin’s final single in the US, and was inspired in part by the lively samba rhythms heard during the 1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentina. One of its standout features is the innovative drumming of John Bonham, who skillfully employs a halftime shuffle to drive the song’s infectious groove. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as a video lesson from Gregg Bissonette!

Learn note-for-note one of the most requested songs in all bars alike! ‘Free Bird‘ is a classic Lynyrd Skynyrd song featuring Bob Burns on drums. This Premium Playalong included in your DC Membership, features the original track with a ‘drums hot” mix and drumless track. Have fun!

Learn note-for-note one of the most requested songs in all bars alike! ‘Free Bird‘ is a classic Lynyrd Skynyrd song featuring Bob Burns on drums. This new Premium Playalong, now included in your DC Membership, features the original track with a boosted drum mix and drumless track. Have fun!

Improve your drumming with our new Premium Playalong! “Funky Drummer” – HERE – is a groundbreaking funk song by James Brown, released in 1970. It features Clyde Stubblefield’s tight pocket and innovative rhythms, following Brown’s directive to “keep what you got,” have made this drum break one of the most sampled recordings in music history. “Funky Drummer” stands as a timeless classic, showcasing Stubblefield’s mastery of rhythm and solidifying its place in musical legend. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as a video lesson from Gregg Bissonette!

We are changing things up today with this playalong, HERE! “Good Times” is a track from our DC Method Series with instructor, Mike Packer. This playalong features a full transcription, “drums with click”, “drumless with click”, and “with drums” versions, as well as a video lesson from Mike! For the full DC Method, click HERE.

We are changing things up today with this playalong, HERE! “Good Times” is a track from our DC Method Series with instructor, Mike Packer. This playalong features a full transcription, “drums with click”, “drumless with click”, and “with drums” versions, as well as a video lesson from Mike! For the full DC Method, click HERE.

Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, HERE. “Honky Tonk Women” by the Rolling Stones, released in 1969, soared to the top of the charts in both the UK and US. Recognized and earned a Grammy Hall of Fame induction. Featuring the exceptional drumming of Charlie Watts, it presents an excellent independence challenge for drummers aiming to master the cowbell part. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions, and a video lesson from the great Gregg Bissonette, HERE!

Want to learn this classic track with our premium playalong, HERE? “Honky Tonk Women” by the Rolling Stones, released in 1969, soared to the top of the charts in both the UK and US. Recognized and earned a Grammy Hall of Fame induction. Featuring the exceptional drumming of Charlie Watts, it presents an excellent independence challenge for drummers aiming to master the cowbell part. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions, and a video lesson from the great Gregg Bissonette, HERE!

Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, HERE. “I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James Brown is an iconic track, one of Brown’s most renowned recordings. Its 1965 version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2013, and features the beats of Melvin Parker on drums. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions, as well as a video lesson from Gregg Bissonette!

You have to check out this classic premium playalong, HERE! “I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James Brown is an iconic track, one of Brown’s most renowned recordings. Its 1965 version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2013, and features the beats of Melvin Parker on drums. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions, as well as a video lesson from Gregg Bissonette!

Rock out with Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” HERE! A John Bonham drumming classic, that will be sure to put every drummer’s footwork to the test. This Premium Playalong included in your DC Membership, features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has a fantastic video lesson from the amazing Gregg Bissonette!

Rock out with Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” HERE! A John Bonham drumming classic, that will be sure to put every drummer’s footwork to the test. This Premium Playalong included in your DC Membership, features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has a fantastic video lesson from the amazing Gregg Bissonette!

Release your inner-Ringo with our brand-new premium playalong, HERE! “In My Life” stands as a timeless classic track by the Beatles, showcased on their 1965 album Rubber Soul. It spotlights Ringo Starr’s exceptional talent for crafting musical drum parts, solidifying its place as a testament to the band’s collective brilliance. This playalong features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions.

Release your inner-Ringo with our premium playalong, HERE! “In My Life” stands as a timeless classic track by the Beatles, showcased on their 1965 album Rubber Soul. It spotlights Ringo Starr’s exceptional talent for crafting musical drum parts, solidifying its place as a testament to the band’s collective brilliance. This playalong features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions.

Level-up your drumming with our brand-new premium playalong! “La Grange” by ZZ Top – HERE – reached No. 41 on the Billboard Hot 100 by June 1974. Drummer Frank Beard’s impeccable drumming drives the song with its infectious rock Texas shuffle groove. This song is a great way to improve your chops and shuffle feel. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions!

Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, “Linus and Lucy” – Vince Guaraldi Trio – HERE. “Linus and Lucy” stands as a beloved instrumental jazz standard by Vince Guaraldi, renowned for its appearances in numerous Peanuts animated specials. Notably, the track showcases the smooth drumming talents of Jerry Granelli and serves as an excellent exercise for achieving a legato sound using brushes. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions, as well as a video lesson!

Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, “Linus and Lucy” – Vince Guaraldi Trio – HERE. “Linus and Lucy” stands as a beloved instrumental jazz standard by Vince Guaraldi, renowned for its appearances in numerous Peanuts animated specials. Notably, the track showcases the smooth drumming talents of Jerry Granelli and serves as an excellent exercise for achieving a legato sound using brushes. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions, as well as a video lesson!

Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, HERE. Look-Ka Py Py, by The Meters showcases the unparalleled drumming finesse of Zigaboo Modeliste, a true funk maestro from New Orleans. This playalong features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has an accompanying course, captured as part of an original Drum Channel session HERE.

Elevate your drumming with this classic premium playalong, HERE. Look-Ka Py Py, by The Meters showcases the unparalleled drumming finesse of Zigaboo Modeliste, a true funk maestro from New Orleans. This playalong features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has an accompanying course, captured as part of an original Drum Channel session HERE.

Level up your drumming with our brand-new premium playalong, “Mas que Nada” by Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 – HERE! Notably, its vibrant rhythm played by Dom Um Romão also serves as an exceptional practice piece for drummers honing their samba skills on the drumset. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions, as well as a video lesson!

Level up your drumming with this classic Premium Playalong, “Mas que Nada” by Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 – HERE! Notably, its vibrant rhythm played by Dom Um Romão also serves as an exceptional practice piece for drummers honing their samba skills on the drumset. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions, as well as a video lesson!

Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, “Manic Depression” HERE! Written and recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1967, this legendary track showcases the late Mitch Mitchell’s masterful 3/4 Jazz Rock drumming. This playalong features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has a video lesson from the great Gregg Bissonette!

Elevate your drumming with this classic premium playalong, “Manic Depression” HERE! Written and recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1967, this legendary track showcases the late Mitch Mitchell’s masterful 3/4 Jazz Rock drumming. This playalong features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has a video lesson from the great Gregg Bissonette!

Elevate your drumming with our brand-new premium playalong! “Mountain Song” by Jane’s Addiction – HERE – was released on their debut studio album “Nothing’s Shocking” (1988). It showcases the high-energy drumming of Stephen Perkins, highlighted by a powerful tom groove. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as an exclusive video lesson from Stephen Perkins himself!

Elevate your drumming with our brand-new premium playalong! “Mountain Song” by Jane’s Addiction – HERE – was released on their debut studio album “Nothing’s Shocking” (1988). It showcases the high-energy drumming of Stephen Perkins, highlighted by a powerful tom groove. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as an exclusive video lesson from Stephen Perkins himself!

Check out this brand new Premium Playalong, Prince’s “Purple Rain” HERE! The drummer on this iconic track was Jonathan Melvoin and it was released as the eponymous album’s third single. “Purple Rain” is a compelling power ballad that blends elements of rock, R&B, gospel, and orchestral music. The song’s enduring popularity is evident, as it secured the 18th spot on Rolling Stone’s 2021 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as a video lesson!

Check out this brand new Premium Playalong, Prince’s “Purple Rain” HERE! The drummer on this iconic track was Jonathan Melvoin and it was released as the eponymous album’s third single. “Purple Rain” is a compelling power ballad that blends elements of rock, R&B, gospel, and orchestral music. The song’s enduring popularity is evident, as it secured the 18th spot on Rolling Stone’s 2021 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as a video lesson!

Raise up your drumming with this New Premium Playalong! “Put Me Thru” – HERE – is a soulful track by Anderson .Paak, released on January 15, 2016, as part of his album “Malibu.” The drumming on the record, performed by .Paak himself, adds a dynamic and energetic groove to the song, complementing the soulful melodies and heartfelt lyrics. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as a video lesson from Drum Channel Resident Instructor, Elias Vasquez!

Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, HERE. Unleash the power of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll,” a track where the incredible drumming of John Bonham takes center stage. This iconic song, originally part of the band’s 1971 album, is a fantastic playground for perfecting your single bass drum technique. This playalong features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has a video lesson from the incredible Gregg Bissonette!

Elevate your drumming with this weekly premium playalong, HERE. Unleash the power of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll,” a track where the incredible drumming of John Bonham takes center stage. This iconic song, originally part of the band’s 1971 album, is a fantastic playground for perfecting your single bass drum technique. This playalong features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has a video lesson from the incredible Gregg Bissonette!

Level up your drumming with our brand-new playalong! Considered one of the most creative drummers in Brazil, Ramon has a career spanning more than 25 years. “Roof” – HERE – is a creative, musical song that showcases everything that Ramon does so well! This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as a video playalong from Ramon himself!

Level up your drumming with this amazing playalong! Considered one of the most creative drummers in Brazil, Ramon has a career spanning more than 25 years. “Roof” – HERE – is a creative, musical song that showcases everything that Ramon does so well! This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as a video playalong from Ramon himself!

Rosanna” by Toto, is the opening track from their 1982 album, Toto IV. The track won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in the 1983 ceremony and also earned a nomination for Song of the Year. Notably, it features the iconic half-time shuffle from drummer Jeff Porcaro, which has become an important part of drum repertoire, commonly known as the “Rosanna shuffle.” Check out this Premium Playalong, with full Transcription, Drumless & ‘Drums Hot’ Audio, as well as an exclusive Gregg Bissonette “Rosanna” video lesson!

Uplift your drumming with our brand-new premium playalong! “Roxanne” by The Police – HERE – is known for its unique fusion of reggae and rock rhythms, innovated by drummer Stewart Copeland. The song, penned by lead singer and bassist Sting, was released as a single on April 7, 1978. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as an exclusive video lesson!

Uplift your drumming with our brand-new premium playalong! “Roxanne” by The Police – HERE – is known for its unique fusion of reggae and rock rhythms, innovated by drummer Stewart Copeland. The song, penned by lead singer and bassist Sting, was released as a single on April 7, 1978. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as an exclusive video lesson!

Elevate your drumming with this classic premium playalong, HERE. “Sex Machine” is a classic funk song by James Brown, released in 1970. John “Jabo” Stark’s drumming on “Sex Machine” is particularly notable for its tight, syncopated patterns and dynamic fills and his playing has been sampled extensively by hip-hop artists over the years, solidifying his legacy in the genre. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions.

Raise up your drumming skills with this classic weekly premium playalong, “Some Kind of Wonderful” by Grand Funk Railroad – HERE. With its fusion of rock, soul, and funk elements, “Some Kind of Wonderful” remains a timeless favorite, serving as a testament to Grand Funk Railroad’s musical prowess and Don Brewer’s drumming brilliance. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions!

Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, “Take Five” HERE! A timeless jazz classic, this legendary track is from ‘Time Out’ by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. Spotlighting Joe Morello’s iconic drum solo, this track holds the prestigious title of the best-selling jazz song in history! This playalong features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has a video lesson from Gregg Bissonette!

Elevate your drumming with this classic weekly premium playalong, “Take Five” HERE! A timeless jazz classic, this legendary track is from ‘Time Out’ by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. Spotlighting Joe Morello’s iconic drum solo, this track holds the prestigious title of the best-selling jazz song in history! This playalong features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has a video lesson from Gregg Bissonette!

Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, HERE. Featuring the remarkable drumming talents of Gary Mallaber, “Take the Money and Run” presents an unparalleled ghost note challenge for drummers of any skill level. This 1976 hit by the Steve Miller Band vividly portrays the exploits of two young bandits pursued by an unwavering detective. This playalong features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has a video lesson from the great Gregg Bissonette!

Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, HERE. Featuring the remarkable drumming talents of Gary Mallaber, “Take the Money and Run” presents an unparalleled ghost note challenge for drummers of any skill level. This 1976 hit by the Steve Miller Band vividly portrays the exploits of two young bandits pursued by an unwavering detective. This playalong features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has a video lesson from the great Gregg Bissonette!

Improve your drumming with our brand-new Premium Playalong! “The Pretender” by Foo Fighters – HERE – is a powerful rock anthem released on 2007’s “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace.” The late great Taylor Hawkins delivers a fantastic performance that propels the song with his powerful and energetic drumming. “The Pretender” stands as one of the Foo Fighters’ most iconic and enduring songs. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as a video lesson from Elias Vasquez!

Can you nail this fantastic fill? In just a couple of minutes, Drum Channel Staff Instructor, Elias Vasquez will take you through this Challenge, teaching you the explosive fill from Foo Fighters’ “The Pretender”! For a full transcription of this song, click HERE!

Improve your drumming with our brand-new Premium Playalong! “The Shortest Straw” by Metallica – HERE – from their 8x Platinum-selling 1988 album “…And Justice For All” is a thrash metal masterpiece. The track showcases many of Lars Ulrich’s drumming hallmarks – machine gun-16th note double kick drums, crash cymbals hit with the snare backbeat, bass drum ruffs ahead of snare hits, angular fills that punctuate the guitar parts and a tricky intro! This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as a video lesson from Chris Grainger!

Thriller” made its debut on January 23, 1984, thanks to the brilliant production of Quincy Jones and the creative genius of Rod Temperton — featuring Ndugu Chancler on drums. Temperton aimed to craft a theatrical song that would perfectly complement Jackson’s passion for film. This track quickly became a Halloween season sensation, celebrated for Michael Jackson’s iconic zombie dance, complete with his signature red leather jacket.

Level up your drumming with our brand-new premium playalong! “Under The Bridge” by Red Hot Chili Peppers – HERE – was released in March 1992 to widespread acclaim from both critics and fans, who were captivated by its raw emotional depth. The track is notably enriched by Chad Smith’s masterful drumming, adding to its timeless appeal. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as a video lesson from Chad!

Level up your drumming with this classic premium playalong! “Under The Bridge” by Red Hot Chili Peppers – HERE – was released in March 1992 to widespread acclaim from both critics and fans, who were captivated by its raw emotional depth. The track is notably enriched by Chad Smith’s masterful drumming, adding to its timeless appeal. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as a video lesson from Chad!

Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, “Walk This Way” HERE! This track is a timeless rock anthem by Aerosmith, with Joey Kramer on drums. Crafted by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, this iconic track debuted as the second single from the album ‘Toys in the Attic’ (1975). This playalong features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has a video lesson from the great Gregg Bissonette!

Elevate your drumming with this classic premium playalong, “Walk This Way” – HERE! This track is a timeless rock anthem by Aerosmith, with Joey Kramer on drums. Crafted by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, this iconic track debuted as the second single from the album ‘Toys in the Attic’ (1975). This playalong features not only a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions; it also has a video lesson from the great Gregg Bissonette!

Improve your drumming with our brand-new premium playalong! “Walking On The Moon” by The Police – HERE – features unique rock reggae rhythms by Stewart Copeland. This distinctive beat, with the kick on the upbeats, created a new reggae feel that hadn’t been explored in a rock setting before. The song, written by Sting, became the band’s second No. 1 hit in the UK. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as a video lesson from Gregg Bissonette!

Improve your drumming with our brand-new premium playalong! “Walking On The Moon” by The Police – HERE – features unique rock reggae rhythms by Stewart Copeland. This distinctive beat, with the kick on the upbeats, created a new reggae feel that hadn’t been explored in a rock setting before. The song, written by Sting, became the band’s second No. 1 hit in the UK. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions as well as a video lesson from Gregg Bissonette!

Immerse yourself in the explosive beats of “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin with our brand new Premium Playalong – HERE! “Whole Lotta Love” is a quintessential rock anthem released in 1969, which became a signature song for the band, characterized by John Bonham’s legendary drumming. Bonham’s forceful yet precise style drives the song forward with relentless energy, anchoring Jimmy Page’s iconic guitar riff with syncopated beats and dynamic fills. This Premium Playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions to help you unleash your inner-Bonzo!

Immerse yourself in the explosive beats of “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin with this new Premium Playalong – HERE! “Whole Lotta Love” is a quintessential rock anthem released in 1969, which became a signature song for the band, characterized by John Bonham’s legendary drumming. Bonham’s forceful yet precise style drives the song forward with relentless energy, anchoring Jimmy Page’s iconic guitar riff with syncopated beats and dynamic fills. This Premium Playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions to help you unleash your inner-Bonzo!

Level-up your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong, “Yellow” HERE! A mesmerizing track by the renowned British rock band Coldplay featuring Will Champion on drums. Crafted by the band and co-produced with the esteemed British record producer Ken Nelson, this captivating piece found its place in their debut album, ‘Parachutes’ (2000). This playalong features a full transcription, as well as drumless and drums-hot versions!

Level up your drumming with our brand-new premium playalong! “You Could Be Mine” by Guns N’ Roses
HERE – Get ready to rock out with this classic song from Use Your Illusion II, with its powerful drum intro by drummer Matt Sorum. Released in June, 1991, this iconic track was also chosen to be featured in James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day. This playalong features a full transcription, drumless and drums-hot versions!

Playalong to this funk fusion song in 4/4 that features driving, rhythmic guitar melodies and musical improvised drum parts similar to the styles of artists including Wayne Krantz, John Scofield, Mike Stern, and Allan Holdsworth. Follow the chart provided and utilize the ability to slow down and loop sections for deeper practice.

Our guest Liberty DeVitto, who’s played on over 150,000 selling albums with Billy Joel, listens and talks about all things drums and drumming with Amendola on recordings by Roger Hawkins as well as their own recording sessions and more. Enjoy!

Playalong to ‘Clarity’ a song from Angelo Pentaries’ series entitled ‘Empowerment Through Music.’ Angelo, diagnosed with cerebral palsy tetraplegia, shares his Idea of seeking clarity to become great at any craft and suggests the importance of utilizing a support system, and how its ok to accept help from others.

Enjoy playing along to Andy Hurley’s drumming on “Dance, Dance,” a song by American rock band Fall Out Boy, released as the second single from their second studio album, From Under the Cork Tree (2005). It peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the band’s second consecutive top-ten hit song.

Check out this extraordinary performance with Kneebody’s very own Nate Wood as he performs a multi-instrumental concert from his solo project “fOUR.” This performance takes drumming and independence to new heights. Get ready for your minds to be blown! Enjoy 🤯

Frankenstein“, named by drummer Chuck Ruff, mirrors the creation of this iconic masterpiece. The original recording was a significantly longer, unstructured jam. Extensive editing was required to make the final version, stitching together various recording sections. It’s a Halloween classic that’s bound to challenge both novice and experienced drummers alike.

Ghostbusters” – by Ray Parker Jr. – an undeniably iconic movie theme for the eponymous film’s 1984 soundtrack; it will have you in the Halloween spirit in mere moments! You will get a transcription, drums hot, and drumless versions of this 80’s classic. It’s the perfect opportunity for beginners to enhance their drumming skills while enjoying one of the era’s greatest soundtrack hits.

On this day in music, February 22, 1977, the Eagles released “Hotel California,” the iconic title track from their fifth studio album. Described by the band as their “interpretation of the high life in Los Angeles,” the song was written by Don Felder, Don Henley, and Glenn Frey. After entering the Billboard Hot 100 on February 26, the single quickly reached No.1 on that charts and later earned them a Grammy for Record of the Year – becoming the band’s signature hit.

Join world-class educator and renowned Los Angeles drummer, Al Velasquez, for this lesson that will teach you solid fundamentals in drumming. Widely regarded for his prowess in teaching beginner drummers, Al will show you the correct technique for holding the drum sticks, how to play single strokes, as well as displaying the “Free Bounce” technique for speed, endurance and accuracy.

Enjoy playing along to Cody Hanson’s drumming on “Lips of an Angel,” a song by American rock band Hinder, produced and co-written by Brian Howes and Joseph Lombardo. It was released in July 2006 as the second single from their 2005 debut album, Extreme Behavior. It was their breakthrough hit, charting within the top ten on several US Billboard genre charts, reaching number three on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100.

Playalong to one of Kaz Rodriguez’s original playalongs entitled, “Lumix.” Utilize the drum chart and loop or slow down any section for deeper practice. This featured playalong is from Kaz’s recent Drum Channel Course where he breaks down and teaches you how to play and practice “Lumix.”

Playalong to this nostalgic Alien Ant Farm hit ”Movies,” from their 2001 record “Anthology.” Drummer Mike Cosgrove demonstrates an impressive use of ghost notes  throughout the song, giving the groove and song an incredibly unique sound. Play to the “drums hot” version and follow along with a full drum transcription, available on each of our premium playalongs.

Playalong and learn Michael Jackson’s classic song, “Rock With You,” featuring JR Robinson — The original drummer on this iconic track. Each playalong features the ability to loop and slow down any section in addition to a full transcription of JR’s playing.

Playalong and learn Michael Jackson’s classic song, “Rock With You,” featuring JR Robinson, the original drummer on this iconic track. Each playalong features the ability to loop and slow down any section in addition to a full transcription of JR’s playing.

Playalong and learn Michael Jackson’s classic song, “Rock With You,” featuring JR Robinson — The original drummer on this iconic track. Each playalong features the ability to loop and slow down any section in addition to a full transcription of JR’s playing. Complete lessons covering this and other Michael Jackson songs are coming soon!

Check out Chaka Kahn’s “You Got The Love,” one of three songs performed and recorded at the Drum Channel, featuring JR Robinson with his new band “SRT” (Synowiec, Robinson, Towne.) Together they perform a full concert and bring you into the studio so you can see their behind-the-scenes creative process. See the complete documentary on Drum Channel — Coming soon.

Are you wanting to add speed, control and comfort to your playing? If so, check out “The Murray Spivack Method” with Chad Wackerman. Chad has worked with such greats as Barbra Streisand, Allan Houldsworth, Steve Vai, and of course, Frank Zappa. Currently on tour with James Taylor, subbing for Steve Gadd, Wackerman will take you through the drumming foundations on which he built such a fantastic career here.

MusicRadar is giving away an extensive library of 1,000 high-quality, dynamic drum samples: single hits and complete kits that can be loaded into your electronic kit or drum machine of choice, and a selection of ready-to-go loops. The samples are also royalty-free, so you’re welcome to use the samples in your music in any way you like! Download them now on the MusicRadar website.

This week Billy Amendola is joined by friends, Denny Seiwell, Josh Roosin, Matt Starr, Todd Sucherman, Wally Ingram, Alvin Taylor, Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe to discuss what “12 Drummers Drumming” is. Listen and be inspired by their spirit of community and the power of music. Enjoy!

In 1991, legendary drummers Phil Collins and Roy Haynes were recognized for their immense musical achievements by Berklee College of Music, which awarded them honorary doctorate degrees. Also similarly recognized this year were Atlantic Records co-founder, Ahmet Ertegun and singer, Al Jarreau. These recipients have left a lasting impact on the industry and joined the ranks of other performing and recording artists, educators, and contributors to music who have been similarly honored by Berklee through the years.

 

Give the gift of drumming this holiday season with 20% off of everything on Drum Channel! Drum Channel gift memberships are now available at 20% off, along with 20% off of everything in our Drum Channel Shop. Don’t miss out! Here’s to a great new year of drumming! Use code DC2022. Valid: December 20th – January 3rd.

Launched on April 28th, 2003, the Apple iTunes Store allows users to buy and download songs. It originally was introduced with 200,000 tracks available. During the first week, customers bought more than one million songs. By 2014, 35 Billion songs had been sold.

Check out this amazing Roundtable with Terry Bozzio, Curt Bisquera, Alex Acuna, Brendan Buckley and Thomas Lang. Between them, they share over 250 years of experience. They get to ask each other questions that they have always wanted the answers to, discuss their history and shared experiences, and the importance of writing and performing on other instruments.

Gabor Dornyei is one of the most in-demand drummers who emerged out of Europe in recent years. Gabor’s diverse talent led him to perform all around the globe and perform with the London production of Michael Jackson’s Thriller Live World Tour. Don’t miss his Masterclass “30 Years Of Drumming Experience”.

Challenge: Rumba is a fantastic rhythm and is very common for cajon and many types of Latin music. This rumba rhythm is a popular and basic one to get you introduced to this fantastic groove. If you wish to explore the cajon further, join Paul Jennings in his Drum Channel course where you will learn tones, techniques, exercises, and rhythms.

Hal Blaine, renowned session drummer, played drums on Simon and Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson,” contributing to the enduring hit song. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on June 1, 1968, partly due to its inclusion in “The Graduate” soundtrack. “Mrs. Robinson” remains a beloved, timeless classic, as does the rest of Hal’s incredible work.

This day in 2007, The Rolling Stones set a new record for the top-grossing tour of all time with their A Bigger Bang tour. The tour which ran from late 2005 to August 2007, earned the band £247m, ($437m) with The Stones playing to over 3.5 million people at 113 shows. The previous high was set by U2’s Vertigo tour, which took place in 2005 and 2006, earning £220m, ($389m). Learn more about The Rolling Stones’ history in The Chad Smith Show featuring Charlie Watts! // photo by Jim Pietryga

What better way to start the day than with an epic drum solo? Blaque Dynamite is here to inspire and give us the urge to sit behind our drums and practice. Mike’s resume includes a variety of today’s top artists, including Stanley Clarke, Kamasi Washington, Anderson .Paak, and many more! We’re excited to share this unbelievable solo with you.

DCTV is one of the many added features to the new Drum Channel website– tune in anytime 24/7 to sample DC original shows you wouldn’t have thought to watch. A fun way to discover new artists and keep learning about all things drums!

The legendary Jeff Porcaro would have turned 67 today. In remembrance of Jeff, we asked Jim Keltner to share a few words to honor Jeff’s life and legacy: “Early on, Jeffrey and I would talk about drummers a lot. He enjoyed analyzing a part that someone played, and what it did for the song. That’s why I always loved turning him onto stuff that I would hear that would knock me out. Later, when I came to the realization that we drummers play who we are inside, not just what our credentials say about us, I realized what a tremendous blessing it was to have a young Jeff Porcaro enter my life and become every bit the inspiration to me, as he always said I was to him. His gifts as a player have been obviously very well documented, and so as you study and appreciate the beauty in his playing, know that is exactly what he was like as a person.” – Jim Keltner // Join us in celebrating Jeff’s legacy with our new Jeff Porcaro Stories video. // Photo by Peter Figen

Today would’ve marked Joe Porcaro’s 91st birthday. During a hall-of-fame career that covered nearly 50 years, Joe played on thousands of movie soundtracks, TV shows, records and commercials. In remembrance, watch his fascinating, 3-part Drum Channel interview with life-long friend Emil Richards— hosted by Terry Bozzio and Don Lombardi— where he tells the story of how he happened to end up in Los Angeles.

Neil Peart would’ve turned 68 years old had he been alive today. Peart received numerous awards for his musical performances, including an induction into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1983, making him the youngest person ever so honored. Let’s take a moment to reflect on his artistic genius and the legacy he left behind, by watching his course Frontiers of Composition and Articulation.

Yesterday, Neil Peart would’ve turned 69 years old had he been alive. Chad Smith takes a moment to reflect on his artistic genius and the legacy he left behind. A truly heartfelt tribute. Watch here on YouTube.

During a hall-of-fame career that covered nearly 50 years, Joe Porcaro played on thousands of movie soundtracks, TV shows, records and commercials. Joe told us the story of how he happened to end up in Los Angeles. “After growing up in Hartford, Connecticut and establishing myself as a drummer, percussionist and teacher, I was looking for a change. Emil Richards was already working in LA so I called him up one day and he said ‘Come on out.’ I went out to Los Angeles and hung out with him for a week. The first day Emil got up at 7 or 8 in the morning to go to MGM from 9:00 until noontime. Then he’d go to Sunset Sound to do an hour jingle. Then he went to United Artists to do a record date, 3 hours. Then, at night, he’d go to Capitol to record with a big artist like Frank Sinatra. This happened every day of the week. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I said ‘Oh my God, this is for me. I think I can handle it.’ I went back to Connecticut, canceled all my gigs, packed up my wife and kids and drove out to California.”

Playalong and learn this iconic Jackson 5 song. Released as a single on February 24, 1970, the song made No. 1 on the soul singles chart for four weeks straight. “ABC” is the title track to the group’s second album and was most notably performed on the Ed Sullivan Show (May 10, 1970.) Each premium playalong includes a transcription, drums hot, and drumless track, in addition to the ability to slow down and loop each section.

Recently, we had the pleasure to invite first-call studio and touring drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. to Drum Channel as part of The Chad Smith Show. He was totally surprised that the only drums we had available for him to play in his desired size were PDP Drums– and he loved them! Check out the kit in action on this amazing drum jam featuring Chad Smith, Stephen Perkins, Terry Bozzio, and special guest 2019 Hit Like A Girl Contest <13 runner-up Milana!

Watch this inspiring and entertaining Drum Channel exclusive concert that had Alex Acuña saying, “I haven’t felt this good since I played with Weather Report.” Joining Jazz/Latin Fusion drummer Alex Acuna is pianist Per Mathisen and bassist Jan Gunnar Hoff. It’s one of our most popular VODs— and is now included free with all Drum Channel memberships.

Our Drum Channel course “Add New Colors To Your Groove” includes lessons on how the pro drummers and producers “think outside the set” and add tambourines, cowbells, shakers, and other effects to spice up their tracks in the studio and their grooves on the road. With teachers Walfredo Reyes Jr. (Chicago, Santana), Gregg Bisonette (Ringo’s All Starr Band), Mario Calire (Ozomatli, The Wallflowers), and Richie Gajate-Garcia (Phil Collins) you will learn exactly what some of the pros do when adding percussion to their drum tracks or live grooves!

Want to learn how to add impact and weight to your drum fills? Please join Drum Channel crew member, Antoine Fadavi (King Princess, Angelsaur), who will take you through this incredible snare drum and bass drum concept in just a few minutes! Antoine recently joined the mighty Thomas Lang on his weekly live stream – you can rewatch that episode HERE!

Want to learn how to add impact and weight to your drum fills? Please join Drum Channel instructor, Antoine Fadavi (King Princess, Angelsaur), who will take you through this incredible snare drum and bass drum concept in just a few minutes! Antoine also joined the mighty Thomas Lang on a past episode of his live stream – you can rewatch that episode HERE!

Practice your Cascara groove and jam with two legendary players, Gregg Bissonette (Ringo’s All-Star Band) on drums and Karl Perazzo (Santana) on congas. This exclusive Afro-Cuban playalong features both a chart and drumless version to help you strengthen your time and feel. Have fun!

This Premium Playalong is the original track from the original recording session ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. The drummer is Uriel Jones. When you hear the drums hot you will hear how clean his technique is while still having a very loose, funky feel. When you play along to this track you will be experiencing history. Have fun!

Al Velasquez has an outstanding reputation for teaching and mentoring young students, preparing them for college and a professional career. He was recommended to us for this series of lessons by the great Gregg Bissonette. This challenge is from his 16-Lesson course, which is aimed at beginner to intermediate playing. You can see the rest of that excellent course, HERE.

Al Velasquez has an outstanding reputation for teaching and mentoring young students, preparing them for college and a professional career. He was recommended to us for this series of lessons by the great Gregg Bissonette. This challenge is from his 16-Lesson course, which is aimed at beginner to intermediate playing. You can see the rest of that excellent course, HERE.

Al Velasquez has an outstanding reputation for teaching and mentoring young students, preparing them for college and a professional career. He was recommended to us for this series of lessons by the great Gregg Bissonette. This challenge is from his 16-Lesson course, which is aimed at beginner to intermediate playing. You can see the rest of that excellent course, HERE.

John Ramsay, former chair of the percussion department at The Berklee College of Music, shares “The Rudimental Ritual” as taught to him by the great Alan Dawson. It was one of Alan’s most challenging and comprehensive exercises that he would give to his students. In this Course, John demonstrates the Rudimental Ritual, breaking it down into it’s component parts, showing you different ways to apply this to your practice routine.

Alex Acuña, Per Mathisen and Jan Gunnar Hoff share the extraordinary story of how they met and started playing together in this incredible trio that reminded Alex of playing in the legendary jazz group, Weather Report. Enjoy the in-depth interview into each player’s musical mind, including how they approach playing, improvising, and composing.

DW Drums has announced the release of a new limited-edition drum, the Alex González DW Collector’s Series ICON Snare, in tribute to Latin pop icons Maná and their legendary drummer. Having joined Maná at the age of 15, Alex González has been a driving force behind the band’s success, helping them win over a dozen GRAMMYs and selling more than 40 million albums worldwide. The Alex González DW Collector’s Series ICON snare is a fitting tribute to the iconic drummer and the band he has been a part of for so long. The drum features an 11-ply HVLT North American hard rock maple shell with a birdseye maple outer veneer that is dyed gray. The drum’s shell also includes laser-cut wood inlays of the Maná logo, Alex’s iconic flower logo, and his portrait. These intricate inlays are crafted from dyed pearwood, koto, and tulip woods. Enjoy this Drum Channel exclusive interview with Alex.

Check out our recently released course, and learn classic Allan Holdsworth songs with long-time drummer Chad Wackerman. In this course, Chad extensively breaks down and performs “Metal Fatigue” and “Devil Take The Hindmost,” teaching you how he created and played each section.

We were fortunate enough to have two of the most virtuosic drummers on the planet join us for a live lesson, Thomas Lang and Virgil Donati! Check out this masterclass ‘Amazing Double Drumming Concepts’, which features great insight and advice on how the two master drummers orchestrate their drum duet.

Phenomenally skilled jazz and rock drummer, Chad Wackerman is an authority on the teachings of Murray Spivack, has amassed a remarkable body of work including a seven-year association with Frank Zappa, and his drumming can be heard on records by James Taylor, Barbra Streisand, Steve Vai, Andy Summers, and many more. In his lesson “An Introduction to 7/4 Time”, Chad breaks down a 7/4 rock beat into 4+3 and 3+4 patterns. The lesson is part of our “Odd Time Playing and Poly Rhythms” course, which teaches you how to get started with the essential odd-time rhythms!

Under DC Originals and Performances, Angelo Pentaris plays five original compositions with a theme that reflects his life story and his passion for playing and becoming a great drummer. Angelo has overcome a disability that could have taken over his life. He has never given up or stopped trying, and he has never taken “no” for an answer. “Inner Strength” is the first of five Playalongs that Angelo has on Drum Channel. Great for drummers who are looking to solidify their groove and pocket in a musical way. Stick to the original drum pattern or make up your own… And have fun!

Angelo Pentaris has overcome a disability that could have taken over his life. He has never given up or stopped trying, and he has never taken “no” for an answer. “Reflection” is one of two playalongs that Angelo has on Drum Channel with a theme reflecting his life story and passion for playing and becoming a great drummer. This playalong is great for drummers who are looking to solidify their groove and pocket musically. Stick to the original drum pattern or make up your own… And have fun!

Under DC Originals and Performances, Angelo Pentaris plays five original compositions with a theme that reflects his life story and his passion for playing and becoming a great drummer. Angelo has overcome a disability that could have taken over his life. He has never given up or stopped trying, and he has never taken “no” for an answer. “My goal with this video is to inspire people to be the best version of themselves. Disability or not, I want to encourage you to find your passion and pursue it fearlessly.”

Bossa nova is a Brazilian music genre, blending samba and jazz, known for its smooth, yet challenging rhythms. Please join Drum Channel crew member, Antoine Fadavi (King Princess, Angelsaur), who will take you through this incredible exercise in just a few minutes!

This lesson is back by popular demand! Bossa nova is a Brazilian music genre, blending samba and jazz, known for its smooth, yet challenging rhythms. Please join Drum Channel instructor, Antoine Fadavi (King Princess, Angelsaur), who will take you through this incredible exercise in just a few minutes!

This lesson is back by popular demand! Bossa nova is a Brazilian music genre, blending samba and jazz, known for its smooth, yet challenging rhythms. Please join Drum Channel instructor, Antoine Fadavi (King Princess, Angelsaur), who will take you through this incredible exercise in just a few minutes!

Please join Drum Channel crew member, Antoine Fadavi (King Princess, Angelsaur), who will take you through this show stopping lick in just a few minutes! Antoine recently joined the mighty Thomas Lang on his weekly live stream – you can rewatch that episode HERE!

Drum Channel crew member, Antoine Fadavi (King Princess, Angelsaur), will take you through this show stopping lick in just a few minutes! Antoine recently joined the mighty Thomas Lang on his weekly live stream – you can rewatch that episode HERE!

This week, we feature another Jazz Rock playalong from Danny and his band C.T.A. entitled “Antonio’s Love Jungle,” taken from Seraphine’s documentary “The Art of Jazz Rock Drumming.” Playalong to a drumless version with click and utilize the drum chart to follow along.

Rich Redmond is one of the busiest drummers on the Nashville scene, backing such artists as Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Bryan Adams, and many others. In his 30-minute masterclass ‘Applying Syncopation To The Set’, Rich discusses the pillars of syncopation and how to put them to great use in grooves and fills, all while practicing your reading chops.

CLICK VIDEO ABOVE FOR TODAY’S CHALLENGE! This incredible lesson features Dan Weiss, a contemporary jazz drummer and outstanding Tabla player. He combines the art of Tabla and shows you how he creatively adapted several North Indian rhythms to the drum set. Also, check out the full lesson, as well as the complete course!

Challenge: in less than three minutes, Val Sepulveda will review basic rock beats and go over different ways to approach them. Val has a fantastic course on Drum Channel called “Learn the Beginner Rock Beats”. Joined by world-class drummers Chad Smith, Gregg Bissonette, and Greg Garmen, if you’re new to drums, we suggest you take this course before moving on to “Basic Rock Drumming Chad’s Way.”

Legendary studio icon, Jim Keltner, is this month’s featured artist! Jim is best known for his session work on solo recordings by former Beatles George Harrison, John Lennon and Ringo Starr. He has also played with Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, The Rolling Stones, Gillian Welch, Pink Floyd, Fiona Apple, Roy Orbison, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, The Ramones, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams and many more! Check out Jim’s interview where he shares his approach to drumming, secrets to building confidence, and invaluable advice for young drummers. We are also debuting Glen Sobel’s brand-new DC Micro-Course, covering the three-stroke ruff using double bass, and Glen’s tips for creating mesmerizing grooves and explosive fills. Check it out here!

Winner of Modern Drummer’s Reader Poll for five consecutive years as “Best Latin/Brazilian Percussionist” Alex Acuña is both a master and historian of Latin rhythms! Today’s recommended watch is Alex’s course “Authentic Latin Rhythms On The Drum Set”. Alex teaches you how to approach playing authentic Afro-Cuban and Brazilian rhythms on the drum set, which will greatly challenge your independence and help build your vocabulary. A must watch!

Check out our new rock playalong, “Back To Life,” featuring multiple odd-time sections, and includes a full band with vocals. Mike Packer guides you through the detailed charts and breaks down his process for learning this song. The DC Academy features this and many other playalongs to help you on your path to becoming a more musical drummer.

Ralph Humphrey teaches you how to use your body to motivate and follow the bounce of the stick, which is an essential lesson for everyone, no matter what skill level. This series of lessons show you the foundation for developing your technique, time, and your groove.

Ralph Humphrey is a legendary session drummer and educator, known for writing the curriculum for the Los Angeles College of Music drum department. In his course “Basic Body Motion”, Ralph demonstrates how to use your body to develop your technique, time, and groove by motivating and following the bounce of the stick.

Rick Latham, esteemed educator and the author of “Advanced Funk Studies,” shares a Playalong from his documentary, “All About The Groove.” Rick and the band play a rock tune, which is great practice for those learning how to play a backbeat. Also, remember that an in-depth transcription is included, allowing you to follow along and play with Rick.

Join Chad and the Bombastic Meatbats and playalong to this recording of “Battle For Ventura Blvd,” featuring Chad’s amazing pocket and a driving rock/funk groove. Listen to the way chad approaches the song and then follow along and create your own signature beat.

March 7, 1987: On this day in music, Beastie Boys made the pop history books by becoming the first hip-hop act to have a No.1 album with their Columbia/Def Jam debut, “Licensed To Ill.” Featuring the Top 10 hit “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!), plus enduring favorites like “Brass Monkey” and “No Sleep ‘Till Brooklyn,” the album proved to be one of Columbia’s fastest-selling debuts and made the young New York City trio global stars

Los Angeles based drummer and producer Adrian Cota (Cody Simpson, Donavon Frankenreiter) gives you important advice on how to develop your versatility on the bandstand in his masterclass. Learn how important it is to listen to your bandmates, and how to approach cues and arrangements in a musical way, with session musicians Jacob Scesney, Victor San Pedro, and Yuki Hayashi!

Learn what it takes to becoming a “bulletproof” drummer with Stephen Perkins LIVE tomorrow at 9am Pacific on Drum Workshop’s YouTube channel! Stephen will discuss his daily routine and overall concepts for being happy and healthy. This all translates into stamina and excitement behind the kit. You can definitely feel Stephen’s attitude in his drumming. Take the ideas that work for you too and learn how to enhance your super powers to become “bulletproof”!

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Today Liberty joins Billy Amendola for episode 2 of their “Did You Know?” Series on “Billy’s Bubble” honoring the east coast session legend, Gary Chester. DeVitto, who’s played on over 150,000 selling albums with Billy Joel, talks about recordings with Chester, their recording sessions, and more. Enjoy this casual conversation between two long-time friends talking about their favorite drummers.

Welcome to show three of “Did You Know?” This special episode of Billy’s Bubble features Liberty and Billy sharing stories, humor, and the history of session greats Panama Francis and Hall of Fame drummer Earl Palmer. Let’s listen to a few songs together that Panama & Earl recorded, the artist they recorded with on those classics, and more. Check out this episode in your Dashboard under DC Podcasts.

Welcome to another episode of “Billy’s Bubble” on Drum Channel, featuring singer-songwriter, actress, TV personality, and Broadway star Debbie Gibson. Debbie has an impressive discography with eleven studio albums, six compilation albums, one box set, and forty-six singles. Her career started in 1986 when she was still a teenager, with her debut album “Out the Blue” on Atlantic Records. The first single, “Only In My Dreams,” reached the top five on the Billboard charts and established Debbie as one of the youngest artists to write and record her own material. The track, featuring Billy Amendola on Simmons drums, has sold five million copies, achieving gold and platinum status. Currently, Debbie is on the U.S. summer tour for her latest album, “The Body Remembers,” which includes Fred Coury, the former drummer of Cinderella, as one of the producers. Enjoy this episode and more in your dashboard under DC Podcasts.

Blaque Dynamite and his band perform three ground-breaking original compositions that combine the diverse influences of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, James Brown, and George Clinton. The featured songs “Unheard,” “Bathroom Jam” and “Directions” create a new musical hybrid and change the direction of drumming in one giant step. The Blaque Dynamite band features Joe Cleveland (bass) and Chris Fishman (keys).

We are always thrilled to spend the day in the Drum Channel studios with drumming phenom Blaque Dynamite! Watch him give you a tour of his unique drum kit, featuring two bass drums, nine toms, two snare drums (including one snom), and a wide variety of interesting cymbals.

Bruce Becker is one of today’s most sought-after teachers for hand technique. His many years of experience and knowledge from studying with the legendary Freddie Gruber, infused with Bruce’s method, has served the drumming community well. In this Masterclass, Bruce shows you various techniques used to get a better sound and avoid injury when playing the drums.

Swing along with our Jazz/Blues big band playalong, “Blue Train,” featuring a jazz shuffle. Follow the chart and try to catch each figure without disrupting the groove. Listen to Mike Packer’s approach to playing and catching each figure, and remember to utilize our looping feature to practice any particular rhythmic figures.

Challenge: The blues shuffle is a must-know groove if you want to work as a professional drummer. In this lesson, join Rick Latham in learning both the blues and jazz shuffles have slightly more emphasis on the higher sounds of the kit. This challenge is taken from Rick’s Drum Channel course – Learn Serious Shuffles – Funk, Rock, Blues & Jazz.

CLICK VIDEO ABOVE FOR TODAY’S CHALLENGE! Join two of the greatest drumming heroes of all time, Mike Portnoy and Terry Bozzio for their discussion on playing planned or improvised drum parts at live shows with their bands Dream Theater and Missing Persons. Click HERE to watch the full Interview and Drum Jam as part of Terry Bozzio’s exclusive series “The Art Of Drumming”.

Join two of the greatest drumming heroes of all time, Mike Portnoy and Terry Bozzio for their discussion on playing planned or improvised drum parts at live shows with their bands Dream Theater and Missing Persons. Click HERE to watch the full Interview and Drum Jam as part of Terry Bozzio’s exclusive series “The Art Of Drumming”.

Join Nandi Bushell as a student of Gregg Bissonette and Chad Smith as they break down a variety of classic grooves in this exclusive Masterclass. First, Chad teaches Nandi how to play the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ hits, “Can’t Stop” and “Under The Bridge,” while Gregg Bissonette shows her the beats to the Beatles, “Ticket To Ride” and Led Zepplin’s “Fool In The Rain.” Later, Nandi tries her hand at improvising and ends up leading the boys in a breath-taking round of “Trading Fours.”

Reflecting on 2022, we want to share one of our favorite recent Masterclasses featuring Nandi Bushell as a student of Gregg Bissonette and Chad Smith and break down some classic grooves. First, Chad teaches Nandi how to play the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ hits “Can’t Stop” and “Under The Bridge” while Gregg Bissonette shows her the beats to the Beatles’ “Ticket To Ride” and Led Zepplin’s “Fool In The Rain.”

Learn legendary Michael Jackson tracks alongside the incredible drummer who brought them to life! Let studio drumming legend, JR Robinson, guide you through the captivating journey of recording masterpieces like “Rock With You” and “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” — generously sharing his expertise and creative thought process that shaped each drum track. Each track includes a playalong and transcription for deep learning!

Watch as Brendan Buckley (Shakira) joins Terry Bozzio on his “Barney Rubble” kit for an incredible jam that seems like it could have been rehearsed and played on a movie soundtrack. It’s always a treat to hear how two drummers can come together to create an amazingly musical experience spontaneously. Enjoy!

Watch this incredible one-of-a-kind episode of Lombardi Live! featuring stories from Buddy Rich’s former piano player and Cal-State Northridge Director of Jazz Studies, Matt Harris. Most of us have heard about the Buddy Rich tapes, but this interview shares what it was really like being on the road with Buddy. Matt shares how he landed the gig and kept it, along with some memorable moments on and off the bandstand. Join us this Tuesday, January 11th, at 5 PM PST on the Drum Channel’s YouTubeFacebook  & DC Live pages.

Often called “The World’s Greatest Drummer” by music critics, music lovers, fans, other drummers and, sometimes, even himself, Buddy Rich is universally recognized as a brilliant drummer with more than enough talent to back up the boast. “The Buddy Rich Show: Never Before Seen!” is perhaps the last unseen footage of Buddy that is out in the drumming world. In 1982, Buddy filmed three shows at the Statler Hotel– these are the remastered and edited tapes that highlight the master in his prime. Our “Love For Sale” Playalong was put together using the original tapes from this show– a must-play for any Buddy fans or jazz aficionados!

Playalong with Buddy Rich and his big band to the classic song ‘Bugle Call Rag,’ taken from our exclusive Video On Demand ‘Buddy Rich Up-Close.’ This playalong features drums hot and band hot versions and includes a big band drum chart.

Today’s featured lesson is Bruce Becker’s “Building Jazz Sensibilities” Masterclass! In this lesson, Bruce dissects a wide variety of jazz patterns and breaks down the different right-hand techniques used for each of them. He exposes some precious knowledge from Ted Reed’s “Syncopation” and how to apply it in a jazz context. A useful lesson for drummers not only looking to improve their jazz playing but also their overall technique and feel.

Check out our NEW series of playalongs featuring Mike Packer covering various styles. This song entitled ‘Calm Before the Storm’ features a great introductory rock beat to jam along with. Each song will work in tandem with our new and upcoming Drum Channel Academy Method, where you can learn everything you need to become a pro.

One of the greatest drummers for bass drum speed and endurance, Colin Bailey helped multiple generations of drummers with his teaching. The mighty Thomas Lang studied from Colin’s book, Bass Drum Control, to great effect too! In this 2 minute lesson from his Drum Channel course “Legendary Bass Drum Control,” Colin runs through a challenging bass drum endurance exercise which is complemented by a transcription.

This is a simple and classic intro to Rock N’ Roll. Gregg Bissonette shows you how it starts on the “And of 3” not on “1”. This is also a great intro for a jam session or a 4 bar drum break. This lesson is taken from Gregg’s amazing course – “Classic Drum Beats”.

Playalong with an Anthrax classic featuring Charlie Benante on drums. In this song, Anthrax relates getting caught in a mosh pit to dealing with a stubborn, annoying person. When you get stuck in a mosh pit, it can be frustrating and can wear you down in a hurry. The song is ranked number 29 on VH1’s 40 Greatest Metal Songs list.

In honor of U.S. Hispanic Heritage Month,  today we celebrate the life and legacy of internationally-renowned entertainer Tito Puente.  A multi-talented artist of Puerto Rican descent, Puente was a percussionist, composer, songwriter, recording artist, and bandleader. With a career spanning five decades, he is often referred to as “El Rey de Los Timbales” and “The King of Latin music.” On this day in 2021, the Tito Puente Monument was unveiled in East Harlem, New York City. Coming soon, we will be featuring courses including Artist Giovanni Hidalgo, who was a great friend and performed with Tito for many years. Stay Tuned!!

Learn classic Allan Holdsworth songs with his long-time drummer Chad Wackerman. In this course, Chad extensively breaks down and performs “Metal Fatigue” and “Devil Take The Hindmost”, teaching you how he played each groove.

Subbing for Steve Gadd Drum Channel’s Artist in Residence, Chad Wackerman, is on the road with James Taylor! If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Chad’s Drum Room in the DC Academy on Drum Channel. In one of his course The Murray Spivack Method, Chad breaks down exactly how he learned to play drums so you can learn too. Check it out here!

Can you nail this iconic groove? How about the fills and dynamics? In just a handful of minutes, Drum Channel Instructor, Elias Vasquez will take you through this Challenge, teaching you the classic “4 On The Floor” groove, feel, fills and dynamics of Queen’s Another One Bites The Dust! For a full transcription of this song, click HERE!

Can you nail this iconic groove? How about the fills and dynamics? In just a handful of minutes, Drum Channel Instructor, Elias Vasquez will take you through this Challenge, teaching you the classic “4 On The Floor” groove, feel, fills and dynamics of Queen’s Another One Bites The Dust! For a full transcription of this song, click HERE!

In August 1966, Charlie Watts began a nine-day recording session for The Rolling Stones’ album “Between the Buttons” at RCA Studios in Los Angeles, California. Some of the tracks recorded then included “Have You Seen Your Mother”, “Baby”, “Standing In The Shadow?”, “Let’s Spend The Night Together”, “My Obsession”, “Yesterday’s Papers”, and “Back Street Girl”. Learn about Charlie’s early musical development and favorite artists during his teenagehood in The Chad Smith Show with Charlie Watts!

Watch an amazing performance from Blaque Dynamite performing “Bathroom Jam” featuring music inspired by GG Allen, John Coltrane, and James Brown. Our video player allows you to choose the camera angle and speed to see exactly what’s happening up close. Joining Mitchell are phenom musicians, Joe Cleveland on bass, and Chris Fishman on Keys. Enjoy!

Drum Channel Resident Instructor, Chris Grainger (From The Jam, Brian May) will take you step by step through this challenge! The purpose of this Challenge is to emulate the feel, excitement and energy of double bass drum drumming, when only using a single pedal on one bass drum. Going through both straight 16th note feel and shuffle grooves, Chris will share this fun “drum hack” and have you inspired in mere minutes! Any questions? Chris is available via our amazing DC Feedback feature HERE!

Expand your Vocabulary with our DC Academy Instructor, Gregg Bissonette. Gregg’s courses, which are now included in your DC membership, are designed to help you expand your vocabulary. His DC Academy Course, “Classic Drum Beats” is a must for any serious drummer looking to study the greats.

Thomas Lang – Modern Drummer’s Readers Poll Winner for Best Clinician/Educator/Online Drummer, this year and many years before, with this lesson, you will see why! Thomas will take you step by step through this powerful cluster of six notes, and how to orchestrate it around the kit for maximum impact! For more of Thomas’s world-renowned Live Streams, see Thomas Lang Live HERE, Saturdays at 9am PST!

Thomas Lang – Modern Drummer’s 2023 Readers Poll Winner for Best Clinician/Educator/Online Drummer, will take you step by step through this powerful cluster of six notes, and how to orchestrate it around the kit for maximum impact! For more of Thomas’s incredible lessons, check out Thomas Lang’s Drum Camp, exclusively in the DC Academy, HERE!

Thomas Lang – Modern Drummer’s 2023 Readers Poll Winner for Best Clinician/Educator/Online Drummer, will take you step by step through this powerful cluster of six notes, and how to orchestrate it around the kit for maximum impact! For more of Thomas’s incredible lessons, check out Thomas Lang’s Drum Camp, exclusively in the DC Academy, HERE!

Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong “Come Together” — The Beatle’s opening track on their 1969 album Abbey Road. Dive into this classic Ringo Starr beat, complete with transcriptions, drumless, and drums hot tracks. Whether you want to jam along or dissect your favorite grooves and fills, these playalongs are an invaluable way to study the masters!

Pedrito Martinez and Jhair Sala are two of today’s finest percussionists! Together, they demonstrate how they play traditional and modern Cuban grooves, fills, and breaks used in “The Pedrito Martinez Group.” In this Masterclass, you will learn how to interact in a percussion section with two incredible percussionists. // Photo credit: Guitar Center

Gregg Bissonette has built his legendary career as one of the world’s busiest and most versatile drummers by being able to cover just about every drumming style and situation. Our library of high-quality play-alongs features dozens of Gregg’s incredible tunes to help you develop your playing feel and vocabulary– try your hands at the Country Train Beat today!

Please join Drum Channel instructor, Antoine Fadavi (King Princess, Angelsaur), who will teach you how to master Ginger Baker’s groove and feel from Cream’s “White Room”, in just a few minutes! Antoine recently joined the mighty Thomas Lang on his weekly live stream – you can rewatch that episode HERE!

Please join Drum Channel Resident Instructor, Antoine Fadavi (King Princess, Angelsaur), who will teach you how to master Ginger Baker’s groove and feel from Cream’s “White Room”, in just a few minutes! Antoine recently joined the mighty Thomas Lang on his weekly live stream – you can rewatch that episode HERE!

Learn how to expand your soundscape with session drummer, Wiktoria Bialic. In this brand new course, she demonstrates various Reggae and 80’s drum sounds, sharing how she achieves an authentic sound and feel. Check out how she breaks down one of her songs that got over 9 million views.

Please join Drum Channel Instructor, Antoine Fadavi (King Princess, Angelsaur), who will take you through this great lesson that will help the timing, feel and energy in your playing in just a few minutes. Nail these pointers and wow your bandmates next time you play! Antoine recently joined the mighty Thomas Lang on his weekly live stream – you can rewatch that episode HERE!

Please join Drum Channel Instructor, Antoine Fadavi (King Princess, Angelsaur), who will take you through this great lesson that will help the timing, feel and energy in your playing in just a few minutes. Nail these pointers and wow your bandmates next time you play! Antoine also joined the mighty Thomas Lang on a past episode of his live stream – you can rewatch that episode HERE!

Hal Blaine played on the Grammy record of the year for an incredible 7 years. Joined by Chad Smith and Gregg Bissonette, he tells a great story about how he played the iconic drum part for “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes. From the Chad Smith Show 5-Part series, “Interviewing Hal Blaine”, click HERE for Episode 1 and learn how Hal became the legend we all know him to be!

This episode is a business theme featuring my guests, Chairman (and son of Creem magazine’s co-founder Barry Kramer) JJ Kramer, along with CEO/Publisher John Martin. Anyone from my generation may recognize the magazine or be reminded. I grew up reading it as a young teenager. It was around for twenty years and then disappeared for over twenty more. Now, it’s back in both monthly digital and four issues a year of print. Enjoy!

Hello everyone! I’m Billy Amendola, and my guests in this segment are notable, versatile players and educators. Please welcome two of the finest, Daniel Glass and Jason Gianni. We talk to Daniel about his early days, his band Royal Crown Revue, his trio, and more. Jason, a long-time teacher and session musician, tells us about his television and radio recordings, the Collective in NYC, and so much more. Enjoy this many more episodes on your dashboard under DC Podcasts.

Original drummer and co-founder of “Chicago” closes out the Modern Drummer Festival with this classic song “25 or 6 to 4,” featuring his band C.T.A. Playalong to a drumless version with click and utilize the drum chart to follow along.

On this day in music, January 24, 2016, David Bowie proved his enduring star power weeks after his passing, when the final album of his lifetime, ‘Blackstar,’ topped the charts worldwide – released as a parting gift to fans. Blackstar was the artist’s only LP to top the Billboard 200 and hit No.1 in more than 20 territories, becoming the fifth best-selling album of the year worldwide. Bowie recruited a local New York jazz quartet led by saxophonist Donny McCaslin and featuring other musicians, including drummer Mark Guiliana, pianist Jason Lindner, and bassist Tim Lefebvre, as the backing band for the sessions. A must-listen for any music lover! R.I.P Mr. Bowie 🖤

Now in the DC Academy, as part of your membership, get access to specialized courses by Thomas Lang, Terry Bozzio, Gregg Bissonette and Chad Wackerman. They are step-by-step lessons. Chad will give you the foundation for proper technique, Thomas will take your technique to the next level, Gregg will show you how to turn your technique into amazing beats and fills, and Terry will take you from being a good drummer to a great musician. It’s everything you need to know.

When Ringo Starr wants a drummer, who does he call? Gregg Bissonette! Truly a drummer’s drummer, Gregg has worked with the greatest artists, such as David Lee Roth, Joe Satriani, Santana, and Ringo and his All-Starr Band for over 20 years. Here at Drum Channel, we love to tap into Gregg’s vast experience as one of the world’s greatest musicians. Reward Gregg’s lifelong dedication to our craft by voting for him in the Modern Drummer 2023 Awards HERE.

Here at Drum Channel, we seek to partner with the world’s greatest drummers. At the top of the list of any of those, Thomas Lang has dominated his field for many years now. Whether using his jaw-dropping combination of technique, coordination and foot speed, or communicating his methods via teaching, Thomas is at the top of his field. With that in mind, please consider voting for him in the 2023 Modern Drummer awards – HERE.

Our documentary “DC Hangouts” is an exciting 8-episode series where drummers JP Bouvet and Cobus Potgieter go surfing and mini-golfing, discuss the music industry, their practice routines, soloing concepts, and visit the DW showroom.

This week’s featured premium Playalong is Deja Que El Alma Corra by Walfredo Reyes Jr.! The veteran drummer for Chicago, Santana, and many other top artists offers a fresh Afro-Cuban track that will get your hands and feet dancing on the set right from the first measure. Practice your traditional Cuban rhythms on the drum set with the fantastic percussion section featured on the track!

This week’s featured Playalong is “Deja Que El Alma Corra” (“Let The Soul Run”) which is an Afro-Cuban groove from Chicago drummer Walfredo Reyes Jr. Be patient and practice the pattern slowly at first. Keep the clavé in mind as you gradually increase the tempo. DC Playalongs include the drum chart and minus-drums tracks.

In today’s featured drum feed lesson, the great Thomas Pridgen shares some exercises given to him early in his development that can help build control and speed with the fingers. Add these exercises to a daily warm-up routine to develop great finger technique in no time!

Accomplished drummer, Joey Peebles of Trombone Shorty, shares tips on how to strengthen your time and feel, and develop your own signature sound on the drums. In this Masterclass, he explains the three concepts that can help you become a well-versed drummer, including ways to adapt to your musical environment.

The genius cymbal smiths at Sabian have combined two of their most innovative cymbals to craft the mighty 20” HHX Complex Aero Crash! How do “boosted highs and just the right amount of darkness and lows” sound to you? If you’ve been craving darkness, but don’t want to lose your high-end, this may be the fusion you’ve been waiting for. With the unlathed bell and numerous vented areas across the surface of the cymbal, Sabian just may have created a cymbal that looks as intriguing as it sounds. We’re already fans.

Aaron Spears is full of words of wisdom in his invaluable 4-part course “Discovering Your Voice”. Learn how Aaron became one of today’s most successful drummers. In this course, he shares his philosophy and technique– covers a variety of concepts including the importance of being yourself, approaching a song, speed, using grace notes, and much more. // Photo Credit: Sonor Drums

We took an incredible masterclass featuring the amazing Aaron Spears and broke it down into this 4-part course which covers both his philosophy and technique. In addition, He shares a variety of concepts including the importance of being yourself, approaching a song, speed, using grace notes, and much more. A must-watch for any Drum Channel Member!

James Gadson is one of the funkiest drummers of all-time. You have probably heard him drumming on some of your favorite records. His funky groove on “Kissing My Love” by Bill Withers is one of the most memorable drum grooves of all time, and it’s been sampled by Dr. Dre, J. Cole, Scarface, Jungle Brothers, MC Solaar, 2Pac, and countless others. Curious about James’ drumming? Watch him play the most authentic Texas shuffle you will ever hear… now on Drum Channel!

Yet another weekly live premiere! This week we’re thrilled to feature the great Virgil Donati. Join in TODAY, Tuesday March 23rd at 11AM PT on the Drum Channel YouTube and Facebook pages! Virgil Donati’s herculean work-ethic and never-ending curiosity made him one of today’s most well-rounded drummers and clinicians. Aside from touring with Tommy Emmanuel, Steve Vai, and Allan Holdsworth, Virgil also maintains a busy schedule as a bandleader and member for Planet X, The Virgil Donati Band, The Virgil Donati Trio, and many more.

Playalong and learn from the original drummer who brought this legendary track to life. “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” was written and recorded by Michael Jackson and released under Epic Records on July 10, 1979. The song is the first track on Jackson’s fifth studio album, Off the Wall (1979). It was the first solo recording that Jackson had creative control over, and was Jackson’s second single to hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, remaining at the top for six weeks!

Challenge: Learn the feel of how to play dotted eighth notes in 11/8 time in this lesson! If you’ve ever considered taking your odd time playing to the next level and enjoy a challenge, Virgil Donati’s course “Rhythmic Facility: Dotted 8th in Odd-Times,” offers an exceptional opportunity to add dimension and rhythmic complexity to your drumming arsenal.

CLICK VIDEO ABOVE FOR TODAY’S CHALLENGE! Al Velasquez has an outstanding reputation for teaching and mentoring young students, He was recommended to us for his series of lessons by Gregg Bissonette. In this lesson, he will help beginner and intermediate drummers among us to master the double stroke roll and also press rolls. If you liked this, you will love Al’s full course, HERE.

Join renowned Los Angeles drummer and world-class educator, Al Velasquez, for his lesson on how to develop strong pedal technique fundamentals in drumming. Recognized for his skill in teaching beginner drummers, Al will show you, in mere minutes, various pedal techniques, as well as showing you a cool ostinato pattern, and a challenging double-stroke foot pattern that will have your feet flying in no time!

Elevate your drumming with our brand-new weekly premium playalong “Dreams” — written by Stevie Nicks and recorded by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac for their eleventh studio album, Rumours (1977). Jam along with Mick Fleetwood’s infectious beat, complete with transcriptions, drumless, and drums hot tracks. Whether you want to jam along or dissect your favorite grooves and fills, these playalongs are an invaluable way to study the masters!

Drum Channel partnered with the awesome people at Roland for your chance to win one of over $3,000 in amazing prizes in our global contest! Shoot a video of you playing along to ANY of your favorite cover songs or the Drum Channel theme song for a chance to win — featuring our world-class DC “Artist In Residence” as judges. Click here to enter the contest and learn more!

If you haven’t already taken part in our contest, now is the perfect time to jump in! We’ve joined forces with the incredible folks at Roland to bring you an epic opportunity to win over $3,000 worth of mind-blowing prizes and receive feedback in our global contest!

Here’s how it works: Grab your drumsticks and shoot a video of yourself jamming along to ANY of your favorite cover songs or our awesome Drum Channel theme song. It’s your chance to showcase your skills and creativity to the world!

What makes this contest even more awesome? We have an exceptional panel of judges, our very own DC “Artist In Residence,” including Thomas Lang, Gregg Bissonette, Chad Wackerman, and Terry Bozzio, who will be selecting the winners and giving you feedback. These legendary artists know what it takes to make the drums come alive and are eager to see what you’ve got!

You have until July 15th at 11:59 pm PT, so don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity. Click here to enter the contest and discover all the juicy details. We can’t wait to see your incredible performances!

Drum Channel and Roland are hosting a video submission contest where you can showcase your talent and enter for a chance to win one of over $3,000 in prizes! Just send in a video of you playing along to the “Drum Channel Theme Song” for a chance to win — featuring our world-class DC “Artist In Residence” as judges. Click here for more details!

 

Drum Channel has teamed up with Westlake Drum Center to offer a full year of DC membership and an in-person 3 Day camp with Thomas Lang, in California this June 23rd, 24th & 25th all for a bargain price! You can save over $400 with this incredible bundle here
A Friday, Saturday and Sunday event, covering A WHOPPING THREE DAYS of lessons with the man himself… then continue your education with Thomas and all of the other incredible Drum Channel instructors for the following year! Already a DC member? Thomas is offering an early bird discount if you sign up now too… HERE

We are excited to bring our NEW Drum Channel Faculty together to share what they’ve been up to and how they are ready to help you on your journey to becoming a better drummer. Gregg Bissonette will help you build vocabulary through a series of courses in our academy. Chad Wackerman will teach you invaluable information needed to build a strong foundation, including the tried and true “Murray Spivack Method.” Terry Bozzio shares his in-depth studies of learning rhythm and musicianship and Thomas Lang shares his Drum Universe, an extensive dive into learning a variety of topics ranging from advanced coordination to how you should approach practicing. Study with them NOW in our DC Academy. You can also contact us about personally setting up one-on-one lessons with any of the four at [email protected]

In part two, each share really great advice on why developing the right technique is important to becoming a musical and well-rounded drummer. Join our NEW Drum Channel Faculty – Gregg Bissonette, Chad Wackerman, Terry Bozzio, and Thomas Lang to learn more about what they will teach you in our DC Academy. You can also contact us about setting up one-on-one lessons with any of the four at [email protected]

This week in our live stream FOR MEMBERS ONLY you will learn from legendary drummers, Thomas Lang and Terry Bozzio. They will be teaching and answering your questions. Terry Bozzio will be at 5pm PST and Thomas Lang at 6pm PST. This Saturday at 9am PST Thomas will also be live. Saturday’s live stream is available on Drum Channel’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitch pages. See you there! You can get into the chat or to be sure we ask your question, submit it here.

Don’t miss this opportunity to ask the legendary Thomas Lang questions in this week’s Live Stream, an exclusive FREE LIVE Masterclass on Drum Channel’s YouTube & Facebook pages. Tune in this Wednesday at 7 pm PDT to get into the chat to get your questions answered!

Learn from Drum Channel legends Thomas Lang, Terry Bozzio and Gregg Bissonette as all 3 go LIVE in an exclusive series of FREE streams this week on Drum Channel’s YouTube & Facebook pages! Thomas Lang: Wednesdays at 6 PM and Saturdays at 9 AM. Terry Bozzio: Wednesdays at 5 PM. Gregg Bissonette Saturdays at 10 AM. Submit your questions in advance. Note: all times are PST.

Learn from Drum Channel legends Thomas Lang and Terry Bozzio in an exclusive series of FREE LIVE streams this week on Drum Channel’s YouTube & Facebook pages! Thomas Lang: Wednesdays at 6 PM and Saturdays at 9 AM. Terry Bozzio: Wednesdays at 5 PM. Submit your questions in advance here. Note: all times are PST.

The winner of our drum set photo contest is @damonevansdrums! Congratulations Damon! Check out his awesome kit: a 13-piece DW Drums kit including 8 toms, 2 snares, 2 bass drums, and 1 gong drum. A full array of Sabian cymbals, Evans drumheads, and his Roc-N-Soc drum throne is powered by a Porter & Davies drum monitoring system for extra bass. Who wouldn’t want to sit behind that kit?

JP Bouvet’s highly anticipated drum set improvisation workshop is here! With three comprehensive courses and a whopping 20 lessons, JP will guide you through the intricate art of drum improvisation. Whether you’re a beginner looking to test the improvisational waters or a seasoned drummer seeking to refine your skills, this workshop is your ultimate ticket to mastering the art of spontaneous rhythm.

Women’s Equality Day is TOMORROW! Nearly three dozen of the world’s top female drummers and percussionists will be featured in a day-long, global celebration of drumming, gender equality, and the ratification of the 19th Amendment on Women’s Equality Day, Wednesday, August 26th. Presented by Drum Summit, an International organization dedicated to celebrating and cultivating female drummers, the 24-hour event will stream on the @drum_summit Instagram page.

We continue the incredible 7-part documentary mini-series interviewing “The Drummers of Frank Zappa”. In episode three, Ralph Humphrey talks about getting the right drum feel. He explains that there were times when it was necessary to play as clean as possible, and other times when it made sense musically to add some more “grease” to the groove.

Learn what inspires these great drummers and watch them geek out on Terry Bozzio and some of their favorite recordings, grooves, and fills from other various artists. Our special guest Charlie Benante (Anthrax) shares his unique creative process and how it shapes his songwriting and playing. Terry’s son Raanen also joins in and shows how much of an impact each of these incredible drummers has had on today’s generation of up-and-coming drummers.

Learn what inspires these great drummers and watch them geek out together and talk about their favorite recordings, grooves, and fills from various artists. Part two expands on how each drummer was influenced by the generations before them. Terry talks about how he would take ideas from Tony Williams, which later became the introduction to the Black Page recording.

Over a 20 year span, Hal Blaine played on 8 “Record Of The Year” Grammy Award winners, 40 Number One Hits, more than 150 Top Ten Hits and tens of thousands of other records, movies, commercials and TV shows. By any measure, Hal Blaine was one of the most successful and influential drummers of all time. In fact, Hal played on so many rock and pop hits that drummer Charlie Watts once remarked how shocked he was to learn that 6 of his favorite drummers were all Hal Blaine. Our 5-part panel discussion with Hal features special guests Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones) and Jim Keltner (studio)– it’s a fascinating look at the history of studio drumming– what’s not to like?

In this very rare interview, drumming legend Nick Mason (Pink Floyd) sits down with Terry Bozzio to talk about his early days as a drummer, and his experiences with Pink Floyd and recording at Abbey Road Studios– a riveting four-part exclusive interview! // Photo by Jill Furmanovsky

Dynamics are often one of the most underused aspects of a drummer’s musical abilities, but one of the most important tools a drummer can develop. Our course “Dynamic Control & Range” offers tips from Gerry Gibbs, Thomas Lang, Adrian Cota, Peter Szendofi, Michael Miley, Cobus Potgieter, and Jimmy Branly on how to practice and apply dynamics. Start your journey to gain control over your dynamics today!

This course teaches one of the most underused aspects of a drummer’s musicianship, but one of the most important tools a drummer can develop, Dynamics. Learn some tips on how the pros practice their dynamics with Thomas Lang, Jimmy Branly, Michael Miley, Cobus Potgieter, Peter Szendofi, Adrian Cota and Gerry Gibbs.

Watch Eric Moore and Pete Lockett get together for an exciting, spontaneous drum jam where Pete’s world drumming diversity meets Eric’s rock/fusion musicality and technique! You’ll love Eric’s 6-piece acrylic PDP kit, and Pete’s world percussion setup featuring some LP Raw street cans! The genre-defying results are surprising, spectacular, satisfying — and definitely not to be missed.

Bruce Becker shows you how to get started with developing the Moeller Technique, a method designed to aid the economy of motion for drummers’ hands, allowing them to play faster and louder by staying relaxed. In this masterclass, you will get a variety of examples and exercises to help you practice.

Jump-start your drumming with DC Staff Instructor Al Velasquez in this exclusive masterclass teaching you the basic coordination required to start playing beats and fills. Al, along with his student, demonstrates various exercises that will help beginners progress quickly, learning multiple styles in the process.

Ed Soph is one of the most respected and influential drum set educators and performers in the world. In this Challenge, Ed will teach you how to interact within a rhythm section, and how to improve your ability to play with others, which will improve both your time feel and musicianship. For even more lessons from Ed Soph, check out his full-length artist course “Jazz Improvisation,” available in the shop!

Ed Soph is one of the most respected and influential drum set educators and performers in the world. In this Challenge, Ed will teach you how to interact within a rhythm section, and how to improve your ability to play with others, which will improve both your time feel and musicianship. For even more lessons from Ed Soph, check out his full-length artist course “Jazz Improvisation,” available in the shop!

Study with legendary instructor and former jazz educator at the University of North Texas, Ed Soph. Ed’s former students include Keith Carlock, Dave Weckl and Jason Sutter. In “Jazz Improvisation,” you learn how to interact within a rhythm section, improve your time feel, internalize melodies, what to practice, and how to improve your ability to play with others.

Welcome to an exclusive Drum Channel podcast featuring three top-notch educators and working drummers, Frank Bellucci, Joe Bergamini, and Jim Mola. Join in as three friends share their experiences and words of wisdom about being on both sides of the fence in this “drum world” we all live in. Listen as we discuss tips on the importance of reading music, staying professional, working club dates, performing on Broadway, the challenges of teaching feel, time, and much more. We send our love and speedy, healing wishes to our drum brother Dom Famularo; this one’s for you!

Elise Trouw brings her unique perspective of music and composition to Drum Channel and breaks down her new song, “How To Get What You Want,” featuring a drum chart and play along. In addition, she shares a few of her favorite fills and how she got started. It’s a great inspiration for any drummer trying to become a songwriter.

Join Angelo Pentaris for a new series of performances entitled, “Empowerment Through Music,” combining the two things Angelo is most passionate about, music and inspiring others. “When I started working on this project, my goal was to create songs that express who I was at that moment. During the songwriting and production process, I spent a lot of time thinking about what these songs mean to me and how to make this project as authentic and honest as possible. It occurred to me that if I shared my thoughts and dared to be vulnerable, I could bridge the gap between my two passions and create something that truly reflects who I am and what I am trying to accomplish.”

Best known for his incredible work with the Hollywood Vampires, Alice Cooper and Orianthi, Glen Sobel brings you this invaluable knowledge, revealing the secrets to crafting explosive fills that are tailor-made for rock and metal drumming. This lesson is taken from Glen’s exclusive Drum Channel course – “Practical Ways For Using Three-Stroke Ruffs With Your Feet”. You can check out all of the lessons, HERE.

Best known for his incredible work with the Hollywood Vampires, Alice Cooper and Orianthi, Glen Sobel brings you this invaluable knowledge, revealing the secrets to crafting explosive fills that are tailor-made for rock and metal drumming. This lesson is taken from Glen’s exclusive Drum Channel course – “Practical Ways For Using Three-Stroke Ruffs With Your Feet”. You can check out all of the lessons, HERE.

Best known for his incredible work with the Hollywood Vampires, Alice Cooper and Orianthi, Glen Sobel brings you this invaluable knowledge, revealing the secrets to crafting explosive fills that are tailor-made for rock and metal drumming. This lesson is taken from Glen’s exclusive Drum Channel course – “Practical Ways For Using Three-Stroke Ruffs With Your Feet”. You can check out all of the lessons, HERE.

We are saddened to hear about the passing of legendary film composer Ennio Morricone. Mr. Morricone was an innovative composer who set the tone for a generation of spaghetti western and modern cinema composers– amongts his most popular releases are Sergio Leone’s “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (1966), Édouard Molinaro’s “La Cage aux Folles” (1978), Roman Polanski’s “Frantic” (1988), and Mr. Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” (2015).

Today’s featured lesson brings you the amazing Eric Moore! Moore shows how paradiddles can be used as intricate fills on the snare drum and hi-hat. It’s truly amazing how a rudiment such as the paradiddle can make your fills sound more musical when applied with dynamics and control. Don’t miss it!

E Family Live! is an exciting and exclusive live concert video presenting the world-famous Escovedo family of drummers and percussionists. This event features an electrifying, all-star band including guest vocalist Nayanna Holley. During the concert the Family— including Pete “Pops” Escovedo, Sheila E, Peter Michael Escovedo, and Juan Escovedo— wowed the audience with several of their favorite songs and talked about the creation of their new, go-to instruments!

Taken from our vast library of over 400 shows is an exceptional performance from none other than the queen of percussion, Sheila E., and her family. Pete Escovedo (Aka Pops), Peter Michael, Juan, and special guest, Nayanna Holley, join together to share a beautiful performance. Enjoy!

Our series of lessons “Essential Backbeat Grooves” covers an essential groove that every drummer should spend time working on, the backbeat. Learn with Chad Smith, Curt Bisquera, Gregg Bissonette, and Rich Redmond! Develop your fundamental backbeats and you will get hired. Simple as that.

Learn invaluable tips and tricks from session great, Curt Bisquera, on how to improve your groove and sound, which is paramount in today’s recording industry. Curt has worked and recorded with artists including Tom Petty, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Morris Day and The Time, and many others.

Get aboard this mini-masterclass as top Nashville drummer Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts) demonstrates and dissects the “Train” beat. Jim teaches you the traditional, hand-to-hand pattern for the rhythm. He also covers several different ways he’s modified the sticking to create various feels and tone colors.

Brendan Buckley is one of the busiest music producers, songwriters, and drummers around. He is the drummer and musical director for Shakira and has worked with many of the biggest names in the music industry. He is also a faculty member at Musician’s Institute. In this exclusive masterclass, he shares his advice for improving your rhythmic interpretation and application of straight eighth note versus swung triplet feels.

This Masterclass “Expanding Your Fill Vocabulary” is a re-broadcast of Cobus Potgieter’s live lesson in the DC Studios. Cobus demonstrates how to play one of his favorite flam fills as well as Gregg Bissonette’s version– which provided his inspiration.

Alex Acuna is known to many as one of the busiest and successful percussionists and drummers in the industry, playing and recording on movie soundtracks like “Coco” and “Star Wars,” to his early years of playing with the iconic jazz supergroup Weather Report. His many years of experience demonstrated in this Masterclass will show you how to expand your rhythmic vocabulary in various styles from around the world.

Alex Acuna is known to many as one of the busiest and most successful percussionists and drummers in the industry, playing and recording on movie soundtracks like “Coco” and “Star Wars,” to his early years of playing with the iconic jazz supergroup Weather Report. His many years of experience are demonstrated in this Masterclass as shows you how to expand your rhythmic vocabulary in various styles from around the world.

Learn the subtleties of playing various shuffle grooves with James Gadson, Mike Clark, Tony Braunagel, and Glen Sobel. You can apply shuffles to many styles, making this groove one of the most useful and recorded rhythms in drumming history. In this Pro Secrets course, our artists share tips on expanding your knowledge, versatility and time feel with the shuffle rhythm.

In our Pro Secrets course “Expanding Your Shuffle Vocabulary”, guest artists Mike Clark, James Gadson, Rick Latham, and Glen Sobel share tips on how to expand your knowledge, versatility, and time feel of the shuffle rhythm. There are many styles you can apply shuffles to, making this groove one of the most useful and recorded rhythms in drumming history.

Gergo Borlai is a virtuoso drummer from Hungary who has played with Tribal Tech as well as on hundreds of records. In this lesson, he describes ways that you can expand your vocabulary and use it to improvise on the drum set!

Learn new vocabulary and odd-time grooves with Hungarian virtuoso Gergo Borlai in this exclusive masterclass. His incredible facility and musicianship demonstrate how far you can take some simple ideas to create an incredible solo.

In August 1988, Steve Winwood went to No.1 on the US album chart with his fifth solo album ‘Roll With It’. We have the pleasure to bring you a masterclass featuring one of Steve’s long-time drummers, Walfredo Reyes Jr! In “Exploring Grooves From Around The World”, Walfredo breaks down patterns from his latest album and discusses the best ways to add them to your vocabulary in a musical fashion– a must watch!

In this Masterclass, legendary instructor Ed Soph shares invaluable information needed to improve your time-feel and ability to improvise musically. Ed Soph is a former drum set Professor at the University of North Texas, and is internationally recognized as an author, master teacher, and musician. Ed has also been inducted into the PAS Hall of Fame. His students include JR Robinson, Keith Carlock, Jason Sutter, and Rich Redmond, just to name a few. For even more from Ed Soph, we recommend his Artist Course, Jazz Improvisation, available in the Drum Channel Store.

Terry Bozzio, Drum Channel’s Artist in Residence, teaches you ways to incorporate the elements of music (melody, harmony, tone color and rhythm) into your drumming by using what he calls “melodic cells.” In this Masterclass, He also demonstrates some basic “rules” that you can apply to improvise more musically.

Terry Bozzio demonstrates musical concepts on his “Small Kit” in this Masterclass, “Exploring Melody, Ostinatos, and Improvising”. He shares his idea of melody, harmony, rhythm, ostinatos, and explains how to approach improvising. If it seems more advanced, remember you can use the slow-motion feature in our video player which will allow you to progress step-by-step.

Playing with multiple pedals can be quite a difficult concept to grasp. Thankfully, Drum Channel has the best in the game to teach you! Pedal-master Marco Iannetta shares his precious knowledge of foot technique and limb independence in this amazing Masterclass. There are a lot of unique tips in this lesson that can take your bass drum technique to the next level!

Session drummer extraordinaire Blair Sinta breaks down the importance of “how” you play, as well as being aware of “what” and “why” you play something in this featured masterclass “Exploring New Sounds & Grooves For Recording.” This lesson breaks down how Blair creates sounds and grooves when getting called for a session.

Our course “Exploring Percussion Pt.1” features a series of ‘Pro Secrets’ lessons that will get you started on fundamental percussion rhythms and techniques. Karl Perazzo of Santana teaches you various bell patterns, the phenomenally skilled Pedrito Martinez approaches Bata rhythms and how to apply them to congas, and if that’s not enough, Alex Acuňa will discuss the evolution of rhythm.

This masterclass will make you wish you had started practicing these concepts earlier– but it’s never too late! Virgil Donati (Planet X, Steve Vai, Scott Henderson) educates you and demonstrates a blend of chops, speed, and independence rhythmic challenges– check it out!

Greg Garman demonstrates ways to get a double bass drum sound and energy, with a single pedal. He uses mainly right-hand patterns along with the right foot. There are many variations he shows, which will totally make you want to try them all! Once you have mastered this, try this amazing Masterclass HERE!

Hello again! Billy Amendola here on Drum Channel with my guest Aaron Comess of the Spin Doctors. The Spin Doctors are one of America’s greatest bands. Formed over thirty-five years ago, the band still sells out shows and makes new recordings. Let’s jump right in and welcome Aaron to the East Coast DC studio in Brooklyn, NY. Listen to this episode and more in your Dashboard under DC Podcasts.

This week’s guest is one of NYC’s first-call-session-drummers of the 70s-80s and beyond, Allan Schwartzberg. Allan started playing Jazz at a young age and went on to record drums on many hits including; “Tie A Yellow Ribbon” (Tony Orlando & Dawn), “Cats in the Cradle” (Harry Chapin), “Working My Way Back to You,” (The Spinners), “Funky President,” (James Brown) Never Can Say Goodbye,” (Gloria Gaynor), “Star Wars Theme,” (Meco), and Rod Stewart’s “Great American Songbook,” (volumes 2,3,4), to name a few. Allan was also king of the jingles here in New York, as well as touring periodically with Stan Getz, Peter Gabriel, The Brecker Brothers and more. Enjoy!

This week’s Drum Channel Podcast features session and touring drummer Alvin Taylor. Taylor started his professional career at the young age of fourteen, touring with Little Richard, where he played drums for Richard. It was during this time that Taylor met keyboardist Billy Preston, who became his lifelong mentor. Always one to stay in the background and do his job, and do it very well, Taylor recorded and or toured with The Eric Burdon Band, Billy Thorpe, Elton John, Bob Welch, Sly Stone, Leo Sayer, Billy Preston, Little Richard, George Harrison and more. Let’s listen as Alvin shares his words of wisdom, tips, and advice on a lifetime of making it in the music business. Enjoy!

Please welcome Andrew Campanelli and PJ Howard from The Revivalists to the Drum Channel podcast. The Revivalists broke onto the scene in 2015 with their double platinum Billboard Hot 100 hit “Wish I Knew You.” Since then, the band has had over 800 million streams and is currently releasing their fifth studio album, Pour It Out Into The Night. Listen in as host Billy Amendola chats with Andrew and PJ before they hit the road for a packed lineup of summer festivals, including the New Orleans Jazz Fest, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and a co-headline tour with The Head and The Heart and Band of Horses. Enjoy this episode and more in your Dashboard under DC Podcasts!

This week’s podcast features Billie Eilish/Finneas drummer, Andrew Marshall. Andrew has been touring with Eilish’s band for years, playing every festival and TV show (a few times) as Eilish and her brother Finneas grew into worldwide stardom. In between tours, Marshall records drum tracks remotely for songwriters and artists from his home studio. In this episode, Andrew joins us from the road where he is on tour in New Zealand to talk about the stage show, gear, playing, programming drums, and much more. Enjoy!

This week’s podcast features Antonio Sanchez, known for his work with guitarist Pat Metheny. Antonio is also a composer who wrote an extraordinary score for the 2014 film ‘Birdman.’ Learn about Antonio’s early days coming from Mexico and how he attended Berklee and the New England Conservatory of Music. We also hear about Antonio’s stellar career and his 2022 album SHIFT (Bad Hombre Vol. II). Enjoy!

Hello everyone, welcome to Drum Channel. I’m Billy Amendola, and my guest for this segment is Brian Dunne. Brian is currently on tour backing both Daryl Hall and Todd Rundgren. Dunne is also the house drummer for the TV show “Live from Daryl’s House.” Let’s welcome Brian to Drum Channel. Remember that you can enjoy this episode and more in your Dashboard under DC Podcasts.

This week’s podcast guest is one of the hardest-working drummers of the past few decades, a very in-demand “Hired Gun,“ and a good friend, Brian Frasier Moore. Host Billy Amendola talks with Brian about touring with superstars Madonna and Justin Timberlake, Brian’s company BMF, his many TV appearances as part of a killer house band, his words of wisdom to the younger generation, and his upcoming 2023 tour with P!nk. Let’s tune in!

Please welcome Brian Tichy to the Drum Channel podcast. Brian is one of rock music’s most in-demand hired guns. He started playing drums at eight years old and went on to attend Berklee College of Music. Tichy has recorded and performed with Sass Jordon, Whitesnake, Foreigner, Slash’s Snakepit, Billy Idol, and fronted his own project BALL, in which he sang played and recorded every instrument on the album. Listen in to hear Billy and Brian chat about Tichy’s incredible career and some unexpected, cool talents.

Joining Billy Amendola at the DC east-coast studio, is Brianna Sig of the Philadelphia-based rock band Soraia. Brianna and the band were in town for a promo tour to support their new single “Bloom.” Brianna graciously stopped in before soundcheck to chat about being a band member, her early years, and more. Listen to this episode and more in your Dashboard under DC Podcasts. Enjoy!

This week’s podcast features the “Rock Angel” Brooke Colucci, one of drumming’s youngest and most talented up-and-comers. Brooke is nineteen years old with years of life experiences since posting her first video at age 12. A year later, her cover of a Tool’s “Forty-Six & 2” hit over 12 million views. Brooke is a co-founding member of the 4-piece rock band “Plush,” an all female band comprised of herself, Moriah Formica, Bella Perron, and Ashley Suppa. Plush has been out on the road touring for the past year to promote their new self-titled debut album. The future of rock bands is looking bright with Brooke and Plush. Listen to this episode and more by selecting “DC Podcasts” on your “Dashboard” page.

Today, we welcome Cherisse Osei, best known for her work with the band Simple Minds. We’ll talk about her joining the band and recording their latest album. We also chat about her early years growing up in the UK, getting a recording contract with The Faders, her gear setup, and touring with Roxy Music’s Bryan Ferry, Paloma Faith, Mika, Kelly Jones, and much more. Enjoy!

This week’s podcast features Corey Coverstone. Listen in as Corey shares personal, exclusive news for Dirty Honey fans regarding his recent decision to part ways with the popular band. We talk about Corey’s courage to let go, what he’s looking forward to accomplishing next, and much more. Enjoy!

Please welcome Corky Laing to the podcast. Corky will always be known as a member of the 70s superstar-legendary band Mountain, which also featured guitar God Leslie West and bassist and producer Felix Papalardi. The band’s hit “Mississippi Queen” (co-written by Laing) is one of the most popular songs in the history of rock music. Everyone knows it from the cowbell count-in and Leslie’s guitar riff that no one has ever forgotten. Corky recently celebrated his seventy-fifth birthday and shows no signs of slowing down as he’s actively recording and performing all over the world. Listen in as Billy and Corky catch up, discussing his most recent album, new band, traveling, and much more.

Our guest Dan LeRoy has written the most definitive book on the history of the drum machine and its importance to songwriting and musicians, and how that sound became acceptable to become the music heard around the world. In this episode, Dan discusses his book “DANCING TO THE DRUM MACHINE“ (How Electronic Percussion Conquered The World) and shares his story, diving deep into his book. Click on DC Podcast for the latest episodes.

Please welcome percussionist Danny De Los Reyes and drummer Chris Fryar from the Zac Brown Band to this week’s Drum Channel podcast. Host Billy Amendola catches up with the guys before they head out on their summer/fall tour. They talk about their roots, the path that led them to the Zac Brown Band, and what they’ve got coming up. The Zac Brown Band has been on top of their game for ten-plus years, selling out stadiums and charting hits on both the country and pop charts. This is a fun episode. Enjoy!

This week’s Drum Channel Podcast Season 2 debut with Billy Amendola features the founder of Rock-N-Roll Fantasy Camp David Fishof, Bon Jovi’s Tico Torres, and a few special guests, including bassist Tony Franklin, Apple Records alumni May Pang, and Pier’s Plasskit, with Manny’s Music Holly Goldrich, and Barry Gibb tour manager, Carlos Guzman. This special “live podcast” from the Florida Rock and Roll Fantasy camp, recorded and filmed on March 13th, 2022 is a once-in-a-lifetime “fly on the wall” event. Let’s listen in!

Join us as we welcome David Uosikkinen, Hooters drummer, as he discusses their new album “Rocking & Swing,” which marks a return to the band’s ska/reggae roots. The band has just finished a European/US tour, and David has also made a captivating documentary, “Heart of The Beat”. We’ll delve into the band’s journey, the documentary’s insights, David’s solo project “In The Pocket,” and much more on Drum Channel.

Hello everyone, Billy Amendola here on the Drum Channel Podcast. My guest, Daxx Nielsen, who joined the superstar band Cheap Trick over a decade ago, talks with us about his experience with the band, sharing a tour opening with Rod Stewart, his early years with his band Harmony Riley with his brother Miles, and more. Let’s welcome Daxx to Drum Channel. Enjoy this episode in your Dashboard under DC Podcasts!

Long-time friend, and former Paul McCartney and Wings drummer, Denny Seiwell talks to Billy & Don about his New York audition with Paul & Linda, and his recording of McCartney’s classic album RAM. Let’s listen!

Welcome back to Drum Channel’s podcast with Billy Amendola and DC founder Don Lombardi. Don and Billy met at Thomas Lang’s Westlake Studio to talk about what’s going on at DC. They also reminisce about teacher/guru Freddie Gruber, hand technique (matched, traditional), the late John Blackwell, the Buddy Rich tribute concert, and much more. Enjoy!

This week’s Drum Channel podcast with Billy Amendola features Ed Greene. Ed Greene is a session legend, up there with all the top studio drummers of the 70s. Besides playing on all of Barry White’s hits, he’s played on classic recordings (still relevant today) of The Jackson’s, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Sammy Davis Jr., Steely Dan, John Mellencamp, Jeff Beck, and more. Let’s listen to one of “the masters” of recording. Enjoy!

Husband, father, brother, friend, and smooth-as-silk, Eric Hernandez is our special guest on this week’s podcast. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Eric is the son of Brooklyn native Pete Hernandez, percussionist for Love & Money and Cecilio & Kapono, and brother to Bruno Mars. Eric started drumming at the age of 4 and playing professionally at the age of 10 in Hawaii. Eric has performed on SNL, the Grammy’s, twice at the Super Bowl, and in front of sold-out concerts all over the world. Millions of record sales later, Eric joins us to chat before gearing up to go back out with Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak). Join us by going to your dashboard and selecting Podcast, where this episode and all previous episodes are.

This week, host Billy Amendola, welcomes Billy Idol’s drummer, Erik Eldenius, to the Drum Channel podcast. Erik has worked with Billy Idol for the past 12 years and has also played and recorded with Low Millions, Cher, Donna Summer, Venice, LeAnn Rimes, Five For Fighting, Anastacia, Vanessa Carlton, Mandy Moore, and many others. Erik stopped in during a break on tour to talk about his career, his first taste of success as a band member of Adam Cohen’s band Low Millions, and much more. Enjoy!

This week’s podcast features Fred Eltringham (Sheryl Crow/session musician). We talk about Fred’s early years, from leaving Philadelphia, to attending Berklee College of Music, gigging in NYC and California, and ultimately landing in Nashville. Learn how Fred’s career frustrations led to becoming one of the most sought-after session drummers in Nashville, recording hit after hit. Fred’s been on tour with Sheryl Crow for the past ten years, and has also performed and recorded with Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, the Wallflowers, Willie Nelson, Ben Kweller, and many more. In 2018, Fred was named ACM’s “Drummer of the Year.” We caught up with the busy drummer a few days before he went back out on the road with Sheryl Crow. Listen to this episode and more by selecting “DC Podcasts” on your “Dashboard” page.

Our guest this week, Gethin Davies, talks about his life and career with British 70s/80s-influenced rock band The Struts. The band features the magnetic showman/lead singer Luke Spiller, bassist Jed Elliot, and guitarist Adam Slack. Together, they have racked up over 300 million streams here in the United States. Enjoy!

This week’s podcast features Gordy Knudtson, touring drummer with the Steve Miller band for the past thirty years. In addition to being an incredible drummer, Knudtson is also the former Head of Percussion at McNally Smith College, not to mention an author of numerous drum method books. If that weren’t enough, Knudtson also founded GK-Music.com, the first company to make and market hearing protection headphones for musicians called DrumPhones. His current model called UltraPhones is the isolation headphone of choice for top professionals across the country. We hope you enjoy this conversation with Gordy as we learn more about his life’s work and the journey that made him into the person he is today. Enjoy the show!

Today’s podcast features Billy chatting with Herman Matthews, also known as “The Hermanator.” Moving from Houston to Los Angeles put this “groove master” in the drum seat for Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx, Tom Jones, Timothy B. Schmit, Tower of Power, and more. As a touring band member with TOP for four years, Matthews also recorded their albums “Souled Out” and “Rhythm & Business,” along with his 2007 solo album “Home at Last.” We also talk about his “side business” gear, what’s next, and more. Thank you for tuning in; we’ll see you next week on the Drum Channel Podcast. Enjoy!

Today, Billy Amendola talks with Jacqueline Acevedo, daughter of famed percussionist/drummer Memo Acevedo, who has spent the last year on Broadway playing percussion with Talking Heads – A musical founded by David Byrne in his “American Utopia” Broadway play and concert film directed/produced by Spike Lee. We speak with Jacqueline about Byrne’s show, winning a Grammy and Tony awards, learning from her dad, and her advice for women and men who want to work in the music business.

We are delighted to introduce our special guest, Jake Slichter, from the renowned band Semisonic, in this week’s DC Podcast — Live from Brooklyn, NY. You may recognize Semisonic from their incredible number-one Billboard hit, “Closing Time,” which took the world by storm when it was released on March 10, 1998. Despite just returning from an intense month-long tour, Jake graciously made time to visit our studio. It’s an honor to have him here, especially as he resides in the neighborhood. During our conversation, Jake will share insights into life on the road, his experiences as a professor, the band’s remarkable journey to success, and much more. Get ready to be inspired and entertained as we dive into Jake’s world. Enjoy this episode and more in your dashboard under DC Podcasts!

Welcome to this week’s Drum Channel podcast with Billy Amendola and his special guest Jerry Shirley of Humble Pie. The band recently celebrated the release of its 50th anniversary remaster of their 1972 album ‘Smokin.’ Billy and the classic rock legend discuss Jerry’s early years with the band, Steve Marriott, Peter Frampton, and Fastway. They also talk about Jerry’s days as a radio DJ, interviewing Paul McCartney, going shopping with Keith Moon, Shirley’s 2011 autobiography “Best Seat in the House,” and much more.

We’re thrilled to welcome independent country/pop artist Jessica Lynn to the Drum Channel podcast!

Jessica recently returned from a much-anticipated two-month European tour. We discuss her journey as an independent artist, her unwavering commitment to her instincts, and her passion for music.

In 2022, Jessica’s debut album, “Lone Rider,” reached impressive heights, topping Amazon Music charts, including #1 rankings in the USA and UK. It also made waves on iTunes, landing in the Top 5 in the US country music charts and achieving notable success in Canada and Belgium. Join us for an inspiring conversation!

Please welcome Jim Bonfanti to the podcast. Jim is the drummer from one of my favorite bands and one of the forerunners of the 70s power pop sound, the Raspberries. We discuss Jim’s life and career, including his reunion tour and live album from 2005. Enjoy!

This week’s podcast features Jim McCarty, co-founder and original member of the 60’s English band The Yardbirds. Not many can claim to have drummed for three early bandmates who went on to become the greatest guitarists in the world, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck, who were all in the same band for a short period. Jim is currently on the road with a new line-up as we speak and was kind enough to take a bit of time between shows to talk about his early days and touring today. Let’s listen!

This week, host Billy Amendola is joined by his buddies Joe Franco (The Good Rats, Twisted Sister, Widowmaker with Dee Snider, & Beatstreet Studio owner) and Blue Oyster Cults Jules Radino, who’s been playing with the legendary band for twenty years. The guys came back to Brooklyn to talk drums and drumming, share career advice, and more. Please welcome Jules and Joe to Drum Channel. Enjoy this episode and more in your Dashboard under DC Podcasts!

This week I’m speaking with award-winning singer/songwriter, author, keyboardist, and A-game touring and recording drummer Joe Vitale. He also happens to be one of my favorite people on the planet! Vitale has been close pals with his boss of 55 years and still tours and records with the legendary Joe Walsh. So let’s welcome Joe Vitale.

Please welcome Joey Cassata to the podcast! You may remember Joey and his band ZO2 with the Z brothers, Paulie and the late David Z., from their IFC comedy TV series Z Rock. The trio recorded a few albums and went on tour opening for their childhood idols. Joey has also been a member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra for 13+ years. He’s written an Amazon top-selling biography and performed on Broadway with Josh Groban. Please enjoy this exciting conversation between host Billy Amendola and Joey Cassata. Enjoy this episode and more in your Dashboard under DC Podcasts.

Welcome to an exclusive Drum Channel Podcast with drummer/singer/songwriter/actor/and super-cool-dude John Cowsill. John visited the East Coast Drum Channel Studio to chat with his buddy Billy Amendola about his early career with his family band, The Cowsills, his years with and now without The Beach Boys, his new music projects with his wife Vikki Peterson, and more. Enjoy this episode and more on your Dashboard under DC Podcasts.

 

Today’s episode features filmmaker Justin Kreutzmann who directed the music documentary “Let There Be Drums!” featuring Justin’s dad Mickey Hart, Taylor Hawkins, Ringo Starr, Stewart Copeland, Stephen Perkins, Jason Bonham, Mandy Moon, Chad Smith, Matt Sorum, and many others. The film debuts today, October 28th, 2022, dives into the crucial role drumming plays in bands and how music passes down from generation to generation, showcasing incredible performances, recordings, and never-before-seen footage. Look for “Let There Be Drums” on your favorite streaming platform, and listen in to learn how it all came together. Check out the trailer!

We have two special guests on the podcast today – Rich Scannella and Kasim Sultan, both very successful working musicians over the past few decades. Rich discusses his recent biography “Ghost Notes,” playing drums on Jon Bon Jovi’s solo project, and touring with the 90s band Tonic. Kasim talks about his latest bass solo album, recording on one of the five greatest albums of all time, and shares advice on staying active in the business. Listen in and enjoy!

Hi everyone, welcome to this week’s Drum Podcast with Billy Amendola and his guest Lou Santiago Jr. Lou is another of what you could call one of Billy’s “students.” He didn’t need to teach him to play drums (he already had that down); Billy would proudly offer life/business advice over the years whenever asked. Lou went from being in the military, studying at The Collective in NYC, to winning the Undiscovered Modern Drummer contest in 2003 and performing at the prestigious MD Festival. Billy and Lou talk about the life lesson learned from that experience. From there, Santiago made a name in the business by touring with artists that sold out shows, becoming a family man, an educator of drums, and attending school to become a medical doctor. Lou is back and ready to combine his playing, educating with his 99-cent drum lesson program, and healing through the practice of medicine. Let’s welcome Lou Santiago Jr. to Drum Channel. Enjoy!

This week’s podcast features Matt Starr. Along with Matt’s solo career, he has also been a first-call-road and recording warrior for years, performing with the likes of Ace Frehley, Joe Lynn Turner, Mr. Big, and many others. Starr shares his experiences touring and recording with KISS’ guitarist Ace Frehley and Mr.Big (filling in with and for the late Pat Torpey). Matt also tells us how he tracked down super-producer/songwriter Mike Chapman to learn about the business side of music and more. Let’s listen in.

This week Billy talks to Joan Jett’s, Michael McDermott. We talk about Mike recently being part of one of the most successful arena tours in years. We also learn about Mike’s previous band, The Bouncing Souls, and how becoming a Blackheart emerged. McDermott and Jett are currently back out on the road sharing a tour with Bryan Adams. Let’s listen in. Enjoy this episode and more in your dashboard under Podcasts!

Our guest today shares the incredible experience of playing the 2023 Super Bowl Half-Time Performance with Rihanna. Mike Reid digs into his set-up, gear, and keeping emotions in check under a high-pressure gig. We also go back to his beginnings and what led him to this point in his career and share stories about a few other artists Reid has performed with including Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Arianna Grande, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Smokey Robinson, Alicia Keys, Eminem, and Pharrell Williams, to name a few. Let’s welcome Mike Reid to Drum Channel. Check out DC Podcasts for the latest.

Today, on the podcast, host Billy Amendola welcomes young up-and-coming drummer, Molly Rose. Molly was born and raised in Northern California and got her first drum set at eight years old. At sixteen, she placed 2nd in the international “Hit Like A Girl” contest and, after graduating high school, moved to Los Angeles where she studied and earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Musicians Institute. In 2020, she started posting drumming videos on TikTok under the name, “Country Drummer Girl.” In May 2023, Molly appeared on a band competition show on AXS TV called, “Banded.” The band Molly performed with won the first series competition. Let’s find out more about the TV show and Molly Rose here on Drum Channel. Enjoy!

Please welcome Nate Morton to the Drum Channel podcast. Nate has been a drummer in house bands on television for most of his twenty-five-plus-year career. We first met when he was filming Rockstar: Supernova in 2006. That’s when he first met drum tech and snare builder Steve Morrison, when “Steevo” was Tommy Lee’s tech on the show. The relationship led them to eventually work together on the popular TV show The Voice, where Nate is getting ready for its upcoming season. He’s also worked on “Rockstar INXS” and The Bonnie Hunt talk show, studio recording and touring with Paul Stanley, a residency in Vegas with Cher, and more. Let’s check in with my long-time buddy Nate Morton. Watch this episode and more in your Dashboard under DC Podcasts.

On this week’s podcast, meet Nick Gross. Nick is one of the busiest musicians/entrepreneurs in the business, and co-founder of the band “Girlfriends,” along with his partner Travis Mills. They are currently touring, promoting their latest album, “(e)motion sickness,” as well as the band’s previous self-titled debut album, which accumulated over thirty million streams. Not only a leading band member, drummer, and producer, Nick also co-writes and plays just about every instrument on the record. You will learn how Travis Barker influenced Nick (Barker appears on a song from the duo’s debut), along with how Nick ended up running a record label. Let’s listen in for Nick’s words of wisdom as he takes us from the studio, to stage to behind the scenes of running a label and much more. Enjoy!

Please welcome Pete Nappi to the podcast – one of the most popular hit-making young producers, musicians, and songwriters in the industry. Nappi recently produced the #1 international hit, “abcdefu,” by Atlantic Records’ newly signed teen, Gayle, and has also worked with Jared Leto (30 Seconds To Mars), Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park), Kesha, Shinedown, Meghan Trainor, and The Chainsmokers. He also recently wrote, played, and produced the Jonas Brothers sixth studio record, The Album, containing the first two hit singles, “Waffle House and Wings,” as well as producing and co-writing the latest Maroon 5 album. Listen in as host Billy Amendola and Pete discuss Pete’s time at Berklee College of Music and his journey to becoming a touring drummer, producer, songwriter, and more. Enjoy this episode and more in your Dashboard under DC Podcasts!

Today’s special guest is drummer, teacher, and entrepreneur Ralph Rolle. For the past seventeen years, Ralph has played with legendary producer/artist/guitarist Nile Rodgers and Chic. Rolle’s credits include being the drummer in the house band for “Showtime at the Apollo” for twelve years, along with performing with some of the biggest names in music. He has performed with Sting, Bette Midler, Bono, Elvis Costello, Vanessa Williams, Mary J. Blige, Biggie Smalls, Queen Latifah, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, John Legend, India Arie, Roger Daltrey, Dolly Parton, Freddie Jackson, Joss Stone, Stevie Wonder, Al Green, and many more. Let’s welcome one of the smoothest groove players on the planet to Drum Channel.

Let’s welcome the legendary music director, Ray Chew, to the podcast! Ray’s musical journey started at the age of six, and since then, he’s been a sought-after musician since the mid-seventies. He’s worked with with music icons like Diana Ross, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, Pharrell Williams, and many more. Ray has also been musical director and performer for shows like American Idol, The Grammys, and Dancing With The Stars. Listen in and enjoy!

Rich is best known for touring and recording with multi-platinum country rocker Jason Aldean. He has recorded over 30 #1 radio hits and has performed in front of millions of fans in iconic venues across the globe. He’s also an actor, author, and motivational speaker. Recently, Redmond was the drummer in the super-group tribute to the late Gary Rossington at the CMT Awards show with Slash, Billy Gibbons, Warren Haynes, Paul Rodgers , and Chuck Leavell, with backing vocals by Wynona Judd and LeAnn Rimes. Listen in as host Billy Amendola and Rich Redmond catch up and discuss Redmond’s incredible career. Enjoy!

Welcome our guest Rikki Rockett, co-founder, drummer, and bonafide rock star for the past three decades with the band Poison. One of the few groups from the 80’s era with all original members, Rikki and Poison, sold over 50 million records. Listen in as host Billy Amendola and Rikki talk about the music business, Poison’s latest stadium tour with Motley Crue, Def Leppard, and Joan Jett, and the best news of all, a clean-bill of health as a six-year cancer survivor. Enjoy!

Please welcome Robin Diaz to the Drum Channel podcast. Robin is one of the industry’s top hired guns and ghost drummers on hits you’ve heard but didn’t know he recorded. This week, host Billy Amendola chats with Robin about his session and live work (he’s currently recording and touring with the band LIVE), his years as a member of Daughtry, a few of the producers and artists he’s worked with, and more. Enjoy this and other episodes in your Dashboard under DC Podcasts!

Welcome to Drum Channel! I’m Billy Amendola, and today I’m joined by musician Rocky Bryant. With a rich background in performing and recording, Rocky’s versatility spans multiple genres. He’s worked alongside stars like Paula Abdul, contributed to Grammy-winning albums, and toured with Average White Band since 2016. Notably, he also returned to Broadway in 2019 for “Tina, The Tina Turner Musical.” Let’s give a warm welcome to Rocky and enjoy this episode and more in your Dashboard under DC Podcasts.

Our guest today, the drummer/author Sandy Gennaro has written an inspiring book combining his music career with life lessons titled ”Beating The Odds: In Business & Life.” Sandy and Billy chat about the book, and discuss Sandy’s music career with The Monkees, Cyndi Lauper, Joan Jett, Benny Mardones, the legendary Bo Didley, and his advice breaking down the importance of B.E.A.T.S. Enjoy!

 

I’m Billy Amendola, and every once in a while, I like to step “out of the box” with music lovers and how they combine their love of music and their work. Our two guests, Schuyler “Sky” Traughber (professor, author, and bass player) and Rachel Nortwick (CEO, entrepreneur, and music lover), both share their careers and life in music. I hope you find something you can relate to and take away with our guests for this two-part show. Enjoy!

The New Orleans native and founding member of the band Galactic visited Billy Amendola at DC’s east coast studio to chat with his long-time buddy about everything drums, how he survived the pandemic, building a business team, and the famous New Orleans music venue Tipitina plus more. Enjoy this episode and more in your dashboard under DC Podcasts!

Please welcome drummer/producer/composer, Tal Bergman, to this week’s podcast. Tal has worked with Billy Idol, Chaka Khan, B.B. King, Dave Mason, Roger Daltrey, Sammy Hagar, Simple Minds, Joe Bonamassa, Billy Gibbons, Herb Alpert, Chris Botti, Terence Trent D’Arby, Peter Cetera, Heart, Belinda Carlisle, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, LL Cool J, and many more. Tal was also an Associate Producer and drummer on the seven-time multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated album, It Had To Be You…The Great American Songbook by Rod Stewart. He’s currently the bandleader, producer, and drummer for his jazz-funk supergroup Rock Candy Funk Party. Enjoy to this episode and more in your dashboard un DC Podcasts!

Taylor Carroll is a Grammy-nominated and critically acclaimed musician, producer, songwriter, vocalist and new member of the nineties SoCal hit band Lit. With a background in music spanning over two decades, Carroll’s credit as a drummer includes live and recorded work with Taylor Swift, Pillar, two-time Grammy award winner Bruce Carroll, and more. Lit’s latest album “Tastes Like Gold” featuring brothers Ajay [vocals] and Jeremy Popoff [guitar], Kevin Baldes [bass], and Taylor Carroll [drums]—continue to do what they do best on their seventh full-length album. The band will also be touring to support the album throughout the summer of 2022.

Next Saturday, November 19th, we are excited to bring you a special Live Masterclass with two of our DC Faculty Artists, Thomas Lang & Gregg Bissonette. Together they will talk about Music and Life. Get into the chat to get your questions answered!

In this new episode, we’re honored to introduce our guest, Tony Brock of the 70s supergroup “The Baby’s.” After having huge success and going their separate ways, Tony recorded and toured with Rod Stewart for close to fourteen years. Enjoy this look into Tony’s career. Find each new podcast now in your DC Dashboard!

Please welcome Tony Cintron to the Drum Channel podcast. Tony has recorded and toured with many of the best in the industry. One of Tony’s first gigs was with legendary vocalist Roberta Flack at Carnegie Hall, sharing rhythm section duties with bassist Marcus Miller and percussionist Ralph MacDonald. That experience led to gigs with Phyllis Hyman, Angela Bofill, Audrey Wheeler, Phil Perry, and more.

This week Billy Amendola Interviews special guest Tucker Rule. You may know Tucker from the hard-rock-emo-band Thursday, formed in 1997. The band has been considered an influence on the music scene in the 2000s and is credited as the forerunners of the emo/screaming vocal sound. Tucker also talks about his new project, “L.S. Dunes” – Tucker’s friends, all of which are world-class musicians in the screamo scene. We discuss the new album, gear, touring, what’s next, and more. Enjoy this episode and more in your dashboard under DC podcasts!

This week’s podcast features drummers with three of the biggest country artists on the scene. Listen in as we chat with Mark “Taco” Annino, drummer/music director for Morgan Wallen; Jake Sommers, drummer for Luke Combs; and Joshua Sales who plays and records with Sam Hunt. All three were originally rock drummers but moved to Nashville around the same time, years ago. Mark, Joshua and Jake have become great friends and have shared the stage on different occasions. They recently got together in Nashville in between tours to speak with us. Enjoy!

This Drum Channel podcast features Van Romaine, a seasoned music director who has toured worldwide for 14 years with Latin/Pop superstar Enrique Iglesias. Van shares his invaluable experiences in this role. Van is currently recording and performing with various artists, including former Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse. Listen in as host Billy Amendola and Van chat about Van’s early years, his studies with studio guru Gary Chester, his collaborations, his significant contribution to a well-known hip-hop song, and much more. Enjoy this engaging conversation! Remember, you can listen to more episodes in your Dashboard under DC Podcasts.

Will Calhoun won two Grammy Awards, in 1989 and in 1990 for Best Hard Rock Performance by a Group. His band Living Colour also won an international rock award in 1991 for Best Rock Band and has released six studio albums rising to fame with their debut album, Vivid, in 1988. Although they recorded several hits, they will always be known for their signature song, “Cult of Personality.” Together Will and Billy talk about the band’s journey and what Will has been up to recently. Enjoy this episode and more in your Dashboard under DC Podcasts.

We are excited to introduce you to a drummer/multi-instrument from Israel, Yoni Madar, (@johnny_mathar on Instagram). Yoni has a style and technique all his own. Some of what he plays is complex and seems impossible at times. His approach to learning and practice (not only on the drums) is definitely “out of the box!” If you haven’t seen him play, you must look him up after listening to this podcast. Let’s get to know Yoni and welcome him to our Drum Channel family. Enjoy!

This week’s Drum Channel Podcast with Billy Amendola features Zac Hanson who has been a star in the music business since he was a youngster. He and his brothers Taylor and Isaac, known as Hanson, have sold over 16 million records worldwide and have had three Top 20 albums.

Start the day off right with this powerful improvised drum solo from German drummer Felix Lehrmann! Also on Drum Channel: in this lesson, Felix demonstrates how he uses wrist and arm motions to create beautiful voicings around the drums.

For anyone new to Drum Channel, we encourage you to check out our courses, featuring a variety of topics from over 100 Drum Channel artists. Courses are an excellent method for a step-by-step approach to learning specific topics or studying with specific teachers. If you are looking to improve all aspects of your drumming, no matter what level, check out our DC Academy, which features a guided 16-week program.

This day in 1995, Michael Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with a song written by R. Kelly ‘You Are Not Alone’. It holds a Guinness World Record as the first song in the 37-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to debut at No.1. The first tour that included this song as part of its setlist was the HIStory World Tour of 1996-97, which was the most attended tour of all time by any artist, having grossed over $165 million. His drummer was Jonathan Moffett!

This day in 1976, Fleetwood Mac went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled album after being on the charts for over a year. The album went on to sell over 5 million copies in the US and was the first of three No.1 albums for the group. In his exclusive DC interview, Mick defines what “pocket” means to him and tells a story that taught him a lifelong lesson. Today’s recommended watch is this educational two-part interview with Mick Fleetwood.

On August 17, 2009 a full-time Pink Floyd fan/part-time thief decided to rob his local record store. He was caught after leaving his name and phone number to reserve a copy of Pink Floyd’s epic album, The Wall, at the crime scene. If you too are an avid Pink Floyd fan, you will enjoy our four-part Nick Mason interview series, where Nick sits down with Drum Channel Artist-in-Residence, Terry Bozzio, to talk about Nick’s early days as a drummer and his experiences with Pink Floyd.

Watch this exclusive drum jam from Thomas Lang Live! Featuring Drummer, Actor, and comedian Fred Armisen. Tune into Thomas Lang Live! every Saturday 9 AM PDT and upgrade your playing with Thomas and various featured world-class drummers.

This Masterclass is designed for professionals and serious students and will open your mind to new concepts and help you to understand rhythm in a harmonic “natural” sense. From more on this concept check out Efrain’s Drum Channel Course, Harmonic Rhythm Part 1 and Part 2, where Efrain Toro discusses his progressive concepts of rhythm with Alex Acuna and Terry Bozzio.

Remembering “The Professor” Neil Peart today. His technical proficiency and creative ability to compose behind the drum set are what made him such an iconic drummer. His Drum Channel course “Frontiers Of Composition And Articulation” equips you with creative concepts and applications to expand your musical vocabulary as he shares what he has learned in the areas of composition and articulation.

Rick Latham, esteemed educator and the author of “Advanced Funk Studies,” shares a Playalong from his documentary, “All About The Groove.” The Funky Mambo is a fun groove that can be applied to various styles of music, including Latin and Funk. This accompanying chart features an in-depth transcription of Rick’s drum patterns.

Playalong to an original Fusion/Jazz-based composition of Gabor Dornyei’s that has a variety of challenging grooves and syncopated band figures to challenge your sight-reading. Check out what Gabor plays for each section by downloading the chart and then create your own take with the drumless track. Check out Gabor’s Masterclass to see him perform “Moving.”

CLICK VIDEO ABOVE FOR TODAY’S CHALLENGE! Join the incredible Thomas Lang in this Lick of The Week Lesson from his Weekly Live Stream show, where he breaks down this Steve Gadd-style pattern and orchestrates it around the kit. For more of Thomas’s world-renowned Live Streams and Lick of The Week, see Thomas Lang Live, Saturdays at 9am PST!

Join the incredible Thomas Lang in this Daily Challenge from his Live Stream show, where he breaks down this Steve Gadd-style pattern and orchestrates it around the kit. For more of Thomas’s award winning education, check out his DC Drum Camp HERE.

Drum Channel brings David Garfield (Los Lobotomys, Karizma), his unique perspective, and three legendary drummers together for a series of exclusive, entertaining performances and discussions behind the drums. Gary Novak (Chick Corea, Natalie Cole, Maynard Ferguson), Oscar Seaton (Lionel Richie, Lee Ritenour, George Benson), and Jeff Olson (David Benoit, Peter Tork) share stories of their experiences with the great Carlos Vega (James Taylor, Freddy Hubbard, Olivia Newton-John, Joni Mitchell) and many other great stories related to each of their careers!

Keyboardist and Musical Director David Garfield shares his unique insight on drumming and invites a panel of three amazing drummers for a series of exclusive, entertaining performances and discussions behind the drums. Gary Novak (Chick Corea, Natalie Cole, Maynard Ferguson), Oscar Seaton (Lionel Richie, Lee Ritenour, George Benson) and Jeff Olson (David Benoit, Peter Tork) share stories of their experiences with the great Carlos Vega and other stories related to each of their careers!

Emmy award-winning drummer and percussionist Scott Pellegrom has been recognized by Modern Drummer as one of the leading drummer/educators in the world. His playing exudes creativity and, whether you are an intermediate, advanced, or beginning drummer, his new Drum Channel course “Gateway To Creativity” provides the tools for unlocking every drummer’s musicality and personality by making the ordinary extraordinary.

Check out Gerry Gibbs’ crazy setup! It includes a 7-piece main kit, a 4-piece mini kit, and a 5-piece snare-kit, as well as auxiliary percussion, a keyboard, a vocoder microphone, bells, chimes, and more! Watch Gerry make the most out of this kit on this epic episode of The Art Of Drumming with host Terry Bozzio.

As drummers, we know how hard it is to set aside time to practice. We often have limitations to our instruments that make practice challenging sometimes, whether the drums are too loud for our family/neighbors, or maybe our practice “shed” is too far away. Enter Drum Channel’s mouse/practice pad, a dual-purpose pad that works for practice anytime, anywhere. It also works great at your desk and serves as a reminder to make practice time a priority. Cheers to building new and better practice habits with Drum Channel!

This day in 1965, Charlie Watts and The Rolling Stones recorded their eighth single ‘Get Off Of My Cloud’ at RCA studios in Hollywood. The song peaked at No.1 in the US and the UK. Learn about Charlie’s early musical development and favorite artists during his teenagehood in The Chad Smith Show with Charlie Watts!

Jam along with world-class musicians and play Ganin Arnold’s “Get On With It,” featuring the legendary Gary Novak on drums. A driving Rock-Fusion fusion song that will surely challenge your reading chops and musical sensibilities. Utilize the drum chart and loop or slow down any sections for deep practice.

Gimme Three Steps” is a song by American southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd featuring Bob Burns on drums and released from the band’s debut album in 1973. Band member Gary Rossington based the lyrics on Ronnie Van Zant’s real-life experience at a bar in Jacksonville, Florida, having a gun pulled on him for dancing with another man’s woman.

Take your drumming skills to new heights with our latest addition to the weekly Premium Playalong series: “Give It Away” from the iconic Red Hot Chili Peppers’ fifth studio album, “Blood Sugar Sex Magik,” released in 1991. Jam along with Chad Smith’s infectious pocket — including transcription, drumless, and drums hot tracks. Exclusive for Drum Channel Members!

This day in 1966, The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” peaked at No.2 on the UK singles chart. The song broke new ground in many ways. It was one of the first commercial songs to use the word ‘God’ in its title and Brian Wilson used many unorthodox instruments, including the French horns that are heard in the song’s famous introduction. The legendary drummer featured on this track is none other than Hal Blaine, who Drum Channel is proud to showcase in a five-part interview featuring guests Charlie Watts (The Rolling Stones) and Jim Keltner (Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Eric Clapton)– trust us, you don’t want to miss this one.

Enjoy this exclusive playalong featuring alternative rock drumming, similar to the styles of 90’s bands Jimmy Eat World, Janes Addiction, Nirvana, and No Doubt. The drums are driving and powerful while keeping a rhythmically active bass drum pattern. Use the chart to follow along!

Check out this classic Frank Sinatra album from 1957, “A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra.” A great way to celebrate this holiday season. Also, watch this interview featuring one of Frank’s former drummers, Harold Jones.

This course is designed to give you some unique and creative ways to create your own warm-up routine by studying what Drum Channel artists Thomas Lang, Michael Miley, Matt Garstka, Blaque Dynamite, Thomas Pridgen and others do to warm up before playing!

Check out tips Gregg gives you on developing a solo which will be helpful for our current “Grooves and Fills” contest. Join the Drum Channel contest. Our DC artists in residence, Gregg, Thomas Lang, Terry Bozzio, and Chad Wackerman, will judge and give you tips on improving.

Today March 14th, at 6 PM PDT, we’re excited to have Drum Channel’s Artist in Residence, Gregg Bissonette, join in an exclusive LIVE LESSON, giving you the opportunity to ask questions and interact with Gregg in the Chat.

This coming Tuesday, March 28th, at 6 PM PDT, we’re excited to have Drum Channel’s Artist in Residence, Gregg Bissonette, join us for an exclusive LIVE LESSON, giving you the opportunity to ask questions and interact with Gregg in the Chat, and see Gregg give advice to some of your video “Feedback” submissions.

Today Tuesday, April 11th, at 6 PM PDT, we’re excited to have Drum Channel’s Artist in Residence, Gregg Bissonette, join us for an exclusive LIVE LESSON, giving you the opportunity to ask questions and interact with Gregg in the Chat, and see Gregg give advice to some of your video “Feedback” submissions from our recent contest.

Three of the best drummers in the world get together in honor of the late-great Carlos Vega to share stories, experiences, and Jam. Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr, Spinal Tap, David Lee Roth), session-king JR Robinson (Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones), and Latin drumming specialist Jimmy Branly (Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Gloria Estefan, Celia Cruz) are joined by keyboardist and music producer David Garfield (Smokey Robinson, Cher, Steve Lukather) for a unique drumming experience you’re sure to learn from.

Gregg Bissonette has built his legendary career as one of the world’s busiest and most versatile drummers by being able to cover just about every drumming style and situation. We recently teamed up with Gregg to create a library of dozens of incredible, high-quality play-alongs to help you develop your playing feel and vocabulary– including the Bo Diddley Beat, the James Brown Funk, 12/8 Metal, and many more!

This week’s featured course is one of the most important aspects of drumming: Hand Technique. This series of lessons is designed to help you build a strong hand foundation. Doing this will prevent injury and help you play fast and controlled with little to no effort. Your hand technique has everything to do with your sound, feel, dynamics, speed and most importantly, your health. It’s important to understand how to naturally control the rebound and motion of your stroke!

Known for his incredible musical skills, Thomas Lang is one of today’s most influential drummers— constantly touring the world as a solo artist, clinician, and drum ambassador. If you haven’t yet, we recommend you watch one of our most popular masterclasses on Drum Channel, Exploring Hand & Foot Linear Coordination by Thomas!

Hosted by YouTube sensation Cobus Potgieter, today’s featured video is a powerful discussion and performance featuring drummer Hannah Welton and bass player/singer Nik West! Their 7-piece band will blow you away with their time, feel, groove and originality. // Photo Credit: Zildjian Cymbals

Hosted by YouTube sensation Cobus Potgieter, today’s featured video is a powerful discussion and performance featuring drummer Hannah Welton and bass player/singer Nik West! Their 7-piece band will blow you away with their time, feel, groove and originality. // Photo Credit: Zildjian Cymbals

Happy birthday to the one and only Ringo Starr! Ringo will be hosting an online celebration to benefit Black Lives Matter, the David Lynch Foundation, the charity MusiCares and other organisations today on “Ringo’s Big Birthday Show”. Join him and legendary musicians Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Gary Clark Jr, Sheryl Crow, Sheila E and Ben Harper today at 5PM PDT!

Bill Bruford rose to prominence during his tenure as a member of Yes. Following his departure from Yes in 1972, Bruford embarked on a fruitful musical journey with acts like King Crimson (1972-1974), Roy Harper (1975), Genesis (1976), and U.K. (1978). In 1978, Bruford formed his own musical ensemble, aptly named Bruford, which remained active until 1980, showcasing his distinctive musical vision. Although he officially retired from professional drumming on January 1, 2009, Bruford made occasional appearances for private performances.

Carlos Santana was born on this day in 1947. The Mexican-American guitarist is best known for his groundbreaking talent of fusing Blues, Rock and Latin genres together, while threading emotive guitar solos throughout his performances. Santana’s most successful album, Supernatural, sold over 30 million copies worldwide, won the Grammy for Best Album in 2000, and features none other than our esteemed Drum Channel Artist in Residence, Gregg Bissonette. Check out Gregg’s Drum School on DrumChannel.com!

Today we want to wish one of our dear friends, the legendary Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, a very special Happy Birthday. We’ve had the privilege of having Chad out to Drum Channel numerous times over the past years, and one thing is for sure, when Chad’s here, It’s always going to be a fun and exciting show. “The Chad Smith Show” is an original series that features over 20 episodes of interviews and performances. Here is one of our favorite episodes, where we had the opportunity to interview chad backstage at a Chili Peppers concert.

An inventive, emotive drummer, Dave Abbruzzese (born May 17th, 1968) is most known for his work between 1991 and 1994 with Pearl Jam. He joined them shortly after the band recorded their first album, Ten. Abbruzzese recorded and toured with Pearl Jam through the albums and supporting tours for Vs and Vitalogy.

Wishing our dear friend, the legendary David Garibaldi, a wonderful birthday. David has been at the forefront of drumming for decades, pioneering his own style of funky drumming with “Tower of Power.” In a recent interview, we had the privilege to sit down and talk with David about how his drumming career started and the many influences that helped shape his unique playing style.

Eric Kretz, born on June 7, 1966, in San Jose, California, is best known as a founding member and the drummer of the American rock band Stone Temple Pilots. Formed in 1989, Stone Temple Pilots gained significant commercial success in the 1990s with hits such as “Plush,” “Interstate Love Song,” and “Vasoline.” Please join us in wishing him a very Happy Birthday!

Gary Husband (born June 14, 1960, in Leeds, England), is known for his skills as a drummer, pianist, keyboard player, and bandleader in various genres including jazz, fusion, rock, and progressive music. In addition to his instrumental prowess, Gary Husband is also an accomplished composer, arranger, and producer. He has released several solo albums showcasing his original compositions and has collaborated with John McLaughlin’s The 4th Dimension, he has also been a member of many of Billy Cobham’s bands, Allan Holdsworth, Level 42, Jack Bruce and Gary Moore. As a session musician, Husband has also performed, recorded or toured with Jeff Beck, Lenny White, George Martin, Quincy Jones and Andy Summers.

Everyone join us in wishing the great Ian Paice the Happiest of birthdays! Fun Fact: Ian is the only member of Deep Purple to appear on every album the band has released. Happy Birthday!

John Henry Bonham, or “Bonzo” to those who knew him best, was born on May 31, 1948, in Redditch, England. Bonham’s contribution to Led Zeppelin’s sound cannot be overstated. Tragically, John Bonham’s life was cut short on September 25, 1980, when he passed away at the age of 32. On this special occasion of what would have been John’s birthday, let us celebrate his incredible talent and his profound impact on rock music!

Please join us in wishing Happy Birthday to Jon Farriss of INXS! Here’s hoping that you have a day filled with music, joy, and unforgettable moments. Your contributions to the world of music have brought inspiration to countless musicians over the years!

Let’s all wish the incomparable Mike Mangini a Very Happy 59th Birthday today! Initially making his name with such acts as Annihilator, Extreme, and Steve Vai, Mike has occupied the drum throne for progressive metal masters, Dream Theater for the last 12 years.

Please join us in wishing the amazing Mike Portnoy a very Happy Birthday!
As a founding member of Dream Theater, he created a strong and loyal fanbase that endured during his 25-year tenure with the band. More recently, he has continued his legacy with Sons of Apollo and The Winery Dogs, featuring legendary bassist, Billy Sheehan. Mike turns 56 today – Cheers, Mike!

Happy 85th Birthday to legendary percussionist Pete Escovedo! Pete broke down the barriers between Smooth Jazz, Salsa, Latin Jazz and contemporary music. If you haven’t seen it yet, “E Family Live!” is an exciting and exclusive must-watch live concert video presenting the world-famous Escovedo family of drummers and percussionists. During the concert the Family— including Pete “Pops” Escovedo, Sheila E, Peter Michael Escovedo, and Juan Escovedo— wowed the audience with several of their favorite songs and talked about the creation of their new, go-to instruments!

Sterling Campbell is known for his work with high-profile acts such as David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Duran Duran, and The B-52s. He began playing drums at age twelve and rose to fame in 1986, touring with Cyndi Lauper. Campbell recorded and toured with Bowie for fourteen years until 2004. He has worked with various artists from different genres and remains highly respected in the music industry. Check out a recent episode of Lombardi Live! Where Don interviews Sterling, who talks about playing with many of the high-profile artists mentioned above.

 

Wishing or dear friend and artist-in-residence, Terry Bozzio, a Happy Birthday. In celebrating this special day, we want to share some of our favorite memories of Terry captured over the years at Drum Channel. Stay tuned because we plan to release many new lessons and episodes with Terry now that he’s back in town.

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Today we want to wish virtuosic drummer, clinician and dear friend, Thomas Lang, a Happy Birthday! In addition to his work with Paul Gilbert, Robbie Williams, Kelly Clarkson, StOrk and countless others, Thomas has won several awards including, “Best Educator,” by Modern Drummer. In celebration, we’re sharing an incredible masterclass titled “Exploring Hand & Foot Linear Coordination,” which dives deep into independence exercises that will challenge your technique and coordination. For a fully immersive learning experience with Thomas, check out “Thomas Lang’s Drum Universe,” his premium courses for both Hand & Foot technique.

Did you know Ian started out playing in his father’s big band in the early 60s? He then formed the original line-up of Deep Purple in 1968, being the only original member left in the band.

We want to wish our friend Virgil Donati a very special Happy Birthday and celebrate his day by sharing one of our recent exclusive courses “Rhythmic Facility.” This course will help you expand your ideas and creativity by integrating rhythmic tools and variations when building odd-time vocabulary.

Happy birthday to funk master Zigaboo Modeliste! Recognized with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Zigaboo’s legendary recordings with The Meters are the definition of pocket. We’ve taken some of the amazing content from our DC original DVD, “Zigaboo – The Originator of New Orleans Funky Drumming,” and made it into a series of lessons that really dig into the essence of Zigaboo’s sound, feel, and authentic New Orleans style of drumming. In “Getting Funky With Zigaboo”, he breaks down, discusses, and demonstrates the feels and grooves that made him and the New Orleans second-line funk drumming sound famous around the world! // Photo Credit: Grateful Web

We want to recognize our friend and currently the drummer for Sir Paul McCartney, Abe Loaboriel Jr., on his special day. Abe is genuine, kind, and has a personality that lights up a room – it’s no wonder he’s one of the busiest working drummers in the industry. Check out one of our most viewed concerts featuring The Jazz Ministry – A musical masterpiece featuring legendary musicians, Abe Laboriel Sr. (Bass), Michael Landau (Guitar), Greg Mathieson (B3 Organ), and of course, Abe Laboriel Jr. (Drums).

Today we want to wish one of our dear friends, the one and only Chad Smith, an extraordinary Happy Birthday. To celebrate Chad’s day, check out his interview “My Story” – a fascinating and exclusive look at a Red Hot Chili Peppers’ early years growing up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. From the musical influences of his hometown to his move to Los Angeles, his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction, and performances on stages across the world, “My Story” will entertain and educate friends and fans alike.

Happy Birthday to the one and only Chad Smith! Chad Smith’s “My Story” is a fascinating and exclusive look at the Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer’s early years growing up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. From the musical influences of his hometown, to his move to Los Angeles, his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction, and performances on the world stage, “My Story” will entertain and educate friends and fans alike.

We want to wish funk pioneer and master drummer Clyde Stubblefield a Happy Birthday! Best known as the drummer for James Brown, Clyde has recorded many hits including “Cold Sweat”, “I Got the Feelin” as well as the world’s most sampled drum beat on “The Funky Drummer.” – Photo Credit: NYtimes

Daru Jones is one of the most respected drummers of his generation. Jones is a two-time Grammy Award-Winning musician for his work on Lazaretto by Jack White, and on Testimony by Gloria Gaynor. Happy birthday, Daru!

Happy Birthday to the one-and-only Dave Grohl. Recognized as one of the most influential rock musicians of the last 30 years, Grohl’s talent is showcased on drums, guitar, and vocals, in bands such as Nirvana, the Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Tenacious D, Them Crooked Vultures, and countless others.

Today let’s wish the drumming legend David Garibaldi a Happy Birthday. David has been at the forefront of drumming for decades, pioneering his own style of funky drumming with “Tower of Power.” In a recent interview, we had the privilege to sit down and talk with David about how his drumming career started and the many influences that helped shape his unique playing style.

Today is truly special because we’re celebrating our very own Don Lombardi’s Birthday, founder of Drum Channel and Drum Workshop. Check out this interview paying tribute to Don, where he talks about his early years as a professional drummer and teacher. He shares stories about DW Drums, his passion for drum education, and his unique vision for Drum Channel. Enjoy!

Happy Birthday to our very own Don Lombardi, founder of Drum Channel and Drum Workshop. This interview is taken from a digital edition of Modern Drummer where Don talks about his early years as a professional drummer and teacher. He shares stories about DW Drums, his passion for drum education, and his unique vision for Drum Channel. Enjoy!

Wishing our dear friend, Gregg Bissonette, a very Happy Birthday. Every time Gregg is around, we know we’re in for a treat. His warm, easy-going, down-to-earth manner is both contagious and refreshing, not to mention he’s one of the best and most in-demand drummers in the world, now touring with Ringo Starr. Gregg has hundreds of lessons on Drum Channel. He also gives private and online lessons. One of our favorite courses with Gregg is, “Classic Drum Beats”. Check it out!

We want to wish our dear friend, legendary studio drummer, Jim Keltner a Happy Birthday. It’s been a privilege to spend many memories with Jim here at Drum Channel and we want to share this drum jam featuring Chad Smith and Terry Bozzio and interview with Charlie Watts, Hal Blaine and Jim to celebrate his special day!

We want to wish world-renowned session and touring drummer Kenny Aronoff a belated happy birthday and share an incredible interview with Kenny and Chad Smith about the music industry, how to stay relevant (and employed), and how to have fun while you’re doing it. Kenny also joins Chad and The Bombastic Meatbats for a high-energy jam session.

A happy birthday to our good friend Stewart Copeland! Stewart’s earned our most viewed video on YouTube for a good reason. His approach to modern drumming and world percussion is one of the most authentic we’ve had the pleasure to feature on Drum Channel. Check out our full roundtable interview “Dare To Drum” featuring Stewart, Chad Smith, Terry Bozzio and John Bryant under our Originals episode 47 to 50!

A happy 66th birthday to legendary drummer Steve Smith! Aside from his renowned achievements as part of the band Journey, Steve has also been voted across a variety of magazines as “No. 1 All-Around Drummer”, “one of the Top 25 Drummers of All Time”, and was voted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Steve developed his single and double bass drum playing by studying Colin Bailey’s book “Bass Drum Control”– and you should, too!

Today we’re wishing our dear friend, Russ Kunkel, a very Happy Birthday and sharing an incredible interview with Russ and Leland Sklar in celebration. Russ and legendary bass player, Leland Sklar, are the rhythm section for The Immediate Family. They have also been the secret sauce on multimillion-selling albums with Carol King, David Crosby, Linda Ronstadt, Don Henley, James Taylor, Phil Collins, and countless others. Join them for an in-depth discussion on “pocket,” and their experiences in the studio and on the road. The super group’s members also offer advice about what they look for when hiring and working with a drummer!

We want to wish drumming legend Steve Gadd a wonderful birthday! Known to many as one of the greatest of all time, Gadd influenced practically every modern drummer alive. Here at Drum Channel, we wanted to share a special lesson of Gregg Bissonette breaking down Classic Gadd beats and fills.

We want to wish Foo-Fighter drumming legend Taylor Hawkins a special birthday by sharing a special documentary featuring Taylor and other legendary drummers, including Simon Phillips, Gary Novak, Terry Bozzio, and Jimmy Chamberlin. They all separately create a drum part to Gannin Arnold’s song “Not From Here,” without hearing the other drummers’ parts. The result is quite fascinating; see for yourself. Here is Taylor Hawkins playing three of Gannin’s songs!

Happy Birthday to master drummer & educator Terry Bozzio! Terry’s drumming for Frank Zappa, Missing Persons, Jeff Beck and a host of today’s top artists has become legendary. His solo concerts have been acclaimed around the world and his incredible drum set includes 26 tom-toms, 8 bass drums, 53 cymbals and 22 pedals. See and hear Terry as you’ve never seen or heard him before in his Reality Tour 2018 performance video— available exclusively on Drum Channel!

Today we want to wish virtuosic drummer, clinician, DC Faculty member, and dear friend Thomas Lang, a very Happy Birthday! In addition to his work with Paul Gilbert, Robbie Williams, Kelly Clarkson, StOrk, and countless others, Thomas has won several awards including, “Best Educator” multiple times by Modern Drummer. In celebration, we’re featuring his fully immersive DC Academy course, “Thomas Lang’s Drum Universe,” which covers an in-depth study of Hand and Foot Technique, plus a number of Bonus courses.

Happy birthday to our friend Thomas Pridgen, one of today’s most musically and technically proficient drummers. In this featured lesson, Thomas shares his easy warm-up routine to get your hands moving!

Happy Birthday to our amazingly talented good friend Tony Royster Jr! Tony tours and records with artists such as Jay-Z, Big Sean, Awolnation, Katy Perry, and countless others. In today’s featured lesson, Tony explains how he warms up, practices effectively, builds his solos, and works on getting faster. He breaks down and explains some of the more intricate details regarding technique and playing, a must-watch for all serious drummers! // Photo Credit: Robert Downs

Wishing one of today’s most influential punk rock drummers a Happy Birthday! We would be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t at some point enjoyed the style and creativity of Barker’s drumming with Blink-182. Recognized by ​​Rolling Stone as one of the 100 greatest drummers of all time, Travis has paved the way for many drummers to come.

Happy birthday to legendary pop-punk drummer Travis Barker! Best known for his high-intensity drumming in blink-182, Travis has also been involved in playing live and producing with acts such as Machine Gun Kelly, TRV$DJAM, XXXTentatacion, Yelawolf, and more! // Photo by Ben Gibson

Happy birthday to our good friend Virgil Donati! If you feel like your grip strength is underdeveloped and your precision around the kit is off at times, watch this in-depth lesson, in which Virgil offers extensive advice on how to develop your wrist technique for better overall control around the drums!

Today is unique because we’re celebrating not one but two phenomenal drummer’s birthdays – Walfredo Reyes Jr. (Chicago, Santana) and Doane Perry (Jethro Tull). What better way to celebrate than by sharing their contribution to Drum Channel? Here is an excellent course with Walfredo and a great interview with Doane.

Happy Halloween from all of us here at Drum Channel! 🎃 Tag us in your spookiest drum videos today on social media! @drumchannel

Wishing everyone an amazing Holiday season from all of us at Drum Channel. We hope you enjoy the rest of your year with family and friends! We’re excited to celebrate this season and ring in the new year with some amazing NEW content, including courses with JR Robinson and Giovanni Hidalgo – coming soon to Drum Channel! 🎄

Happy Holidays to you all– from all of us at Drum Channel! 🥁 🌲 🎁

For us drummers, the 4th of July is not only a national holiday to celebrate our country’s Independence but also a day to celebrate your drumming independence and coordination. Let’s reflect on how much our coordination has improved from the beginning of our drum journeys. If Independence is something you want to work on more, then Drum Channel is here to help. If you’re just getting started, “Independence 1” featuring Chad Smith & Val Sepulveda from our DC Academy is perfect. For those wishing to expand on their essential fundamental coordination. “Independence 2” featuring Ralph Humphrey & Terry Bozzio will help, and for those trying to push their coordination limits above and beyond Marco Minnemann’s courses “Six-Way Independence” and “Musical Independence” courses will challenge even the most advanced players.

Guess what? The 4th of July isn’t just about celebrating our nation’s Independence Day. It’s also the perfect time to celebrate your own drumming independence and coordination! Let’s take a moment to appreciate how far we’ve come on our drumming journeys. If you’re looking to enhance your independence skills, Drum Channel is here to lend a hand. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned player, we have something for everyone. For those of you who are beginners, look no further than “Independence 1,” featuring the incredible Chad Smith & Val Sepulveda from our DC Academy. It’s the ideal course to get you started on building your independence.

If you’re craving to take your coordination to the next level, we’ve got you covered too. Check out “Independence 2” with Ralph Humphrey & Terry Bozzio. They’ll help you expand on those essential fundamental coordination skills. For the daredevils among us who want to push their coordination limits to the extreme, we proudly present Marco Minnemann’s mind-blowing courses: “Six-Way Independence” and “Musical Independence.” These challenges are designed to put even the most advanced players to the test.

So, let’s celebrate Independence Day together, not only as a nation but as a community of passionate drummers. Get ready to boost your drumming independence and coordination with Drum Channel. 🎵🥁 Don’t forget to enter our contest. To find out how to enter and vote, click here.

Today is a fantastic time for drummers of all levels to acknowledge the hard work they’ve put into their passion for drumming. At Drum Channel, we are dedicated to giving you the best information from many of the best drummers in the world. It’s our ongoing mission to help you reach your drumming goals. If you’re still looking to grow, don’t hesitate to attend our WEEKLY LIVE STREAMS and engage with our Artist In Residence and Drum Faculty. You can also send a video for us to critique and give you feedback on — located in your dashboard. So, this Labor Day, let the joy of drumming remind you of the power of unity and the beauty of working together towards a harmonious rhythm in both music and life.

Take your drumming to new heights and start the year off strong with our 20% discount toward memberships and the entire store. This offer expires on January 2nd. Here’s to a great new year of drumming! Use code DC2022.

If your New Year’s resolution is to get better at drums, we at Drum Channel are here to help you put your best foot forward. Reach out to our team for any questions regarding your drumming journey or scheduling a live lesson with our Faculty and Staff at [email protected]. Let’s make this year an exceptional one! Cheers!

Today is a perfect day to remind ourselves what we are grateful for. All of us at Drum Channel are incredibly thankful for all of you, and we appreciate all your support. We hope that everyone enjoys this holiday season with family and friends. Time to eat, play and have fun!! 🍗

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Drum Channel! We are grateful to have such an incredible Drum Channel community and look forward to helping everyone grow as drummers. To get started, check out our course, “How and When to Practice,” which shares pro tips on practicing more efficiently. Much love!! ❤️ // Photo Cred: Fine Art America

Check out this sweet 36″ drum that SJC Drums custom built for Imagine Dragons! Who wouldn’t want to play that?

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We were fortunate to have two of the most virtuosic drummers on the planet join us for a live lesson. Don’t miss out on these amazing double drumming concepts with Virgil Donati and Thomas Lang as they share their insights and advice on how they play together.

Check out this rebroadcast from a recent Live Masterclass with world-class drummer and educator, Thomas Lang. Thomas shares some new concepts that you can use to expand your sound palette with hi-hats, in addition to covering the fundamentals of hi-hat technique and some vocabulary.

Featuring singer/songwriter/producer/musician/mother and author Holly Knight. Her credits are endless. She was inducted into the Song Writers Hall of Fame in 2013 and voted in Rolling Stone’s Readers Poll as one of the five best songwriters (at the time, the only woman on the list). She has 13 ASCAP awards and a top-selling book called “I Am the Warrior,” with a foreword by Tina Turner. Holly has written multiple Grammy award-winning hits for some of the world’s biggest superstars. She has worked with Tina Turner, Pat Benatar, Heart, Aerosmith, John Waite, Rod Stewart, Hall & Oates, Animotion, Cheap Trick, Bon Jovi, and many more. Get ready to be inspired!

Today would have been the legendary Tony Williams’ 77th birthday. Williams, originally from Boston, Massachusetts, joined groundbreaking jazz trumpeter Miles Davis’ band when he was just 17 and became one of the pioneers of jazz-fusion drumming. After a highly successful career playing live and recording with Miles as well as the Tony Williams Lifetime, Alan Dawson, Sam Rivers, Jackie McLean, and many others, Tony was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1986. Watch our Tribute to Tony Williams, featuring an interview with Tony’s former drum tech Scott Garrison. // Photo by Jan Persson & CDJ

Let’s start the new year off right and look at some ways of maximizing your practice time with helpful tips from some of the best drummers in the world. You will learn how to create goals to work towards and how to manage your practice regimen efficiently.

It’s important to understand how to build skills if you plan on getting better. This series of lessons teaches you how some of the best in the world achieved their success. They all agree on one thing – it takes hours of deep, focused, repetitive practice. Enjoy this pro secrets course on how to create better practice habits and goals to work toward, and how to manage your practice regimen efficiently.

It’s important to understand how to build skills if you plan on getting better. Our series of lessons “How and What to Practice” teaches you how some of the best in the world achieved their success. They all agree on one thing: It takes hours of deep, focused, repetitive practice. The key to your success is about how focused and consistent your practice is. This series of pro secrets teaches you how to create goals to work towards and how to manage your practice regimen, from some of the world’s greatest drummers: Thomas Lang, JR Robinson, Curt Bisquera, Gregg Bissonette, Rick Latham, Rich Redmond, and Derrick Wright.

Neil Peart’s technical proficiency and creative ability to compose behind the drum set are what made him such an iconic drummer. “How do you learn a song?” is one of the three fundamental questions he answers in his Drum Channel masterclass “Frontiers Of Composition And Articulation“. Watch our latest YouTube video to find out his best tips and tricks to thoroughly learn drum parts! And did you know that Neil was the youngest person ever inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1983, at only 31 years old?

Watch this incredible Interview with the legendary drummer from “The Rolling Stones,” Charlie Watt’s, hosted by Chilli Peppers drummer, Chad Smith. In the interview, Charlie discusses the importance of jazz in his life and early musical development along with a few of his favorite artists from when he was young. A great way to celebrate the iconic drummer’s recent birthday. Enjoy!

In August 1962, unhappy with drummer Pete Best’s role in The Beatles, Brian Epstein and the other three members decided to sack him. Best played his last gig the following night at The Cavern in Liverpool, UK. Ringo Starr who was nearing the end of a three-month engagement with Rory Storm & the Hurricanes at a Butlin’s holiday camp received a telephone call from John Lennon, asking him to join The Beatles. Ringo gave Rory Storm three days’ notice and on August 18, appeared as a member of The Beatles for the first time.

After nearly a decade of strong work with The Beatles, could Ringo Starr pick one song with his favorite drumming? Ringo did, and he pointed to a track that never made it on a Beatles studio album. The song he picked was “Rain,” the B-side to 1966’s “Paperback Writer” single. How did The Beatles get Ringo’s massive drum sound on ‘Rain’? read the full article on Showbiz CheatSheet.

Ed Soph is one of the most respected and influential drum set educators and performers in the world. In this Challenge, Ed shows us how to alter the time feel of the ride pattern to achieve the feeling of playing on top of the beat, in the middle of the beat and slightly behind the beat. For more lessons from the course, check out “The Role Of Drumming In A Rhythm Section” HERE.

Ed Soph is one of the most respected and influential drum set educators and performers in the world. In this classic Challenge, Ed shows us how to alter the time feel of the ride pattern to achieve the feeling of playing on top of the beat, in the middle of the beat and slightly behind the beat. For more lessons from the course, check out “The Role Of Drumming In A Rhythm Section” HERE.

Ed Soph is one of the most respected and influential drum set educators and performers in the world. In this classic Challenge, Ed shows us how to alter the time feel of the ride pattern to achieve the feeling of playing on top of the beat, in the middle of the beat and slightly behind the beat. For more lessons from the course, check out “The Role Of Drumming In A Rhythm Section” HERE.

In this series of Masterclasses, DC Staff Member Adam Kuns will be focusing on different ways to count, play, and approach odd time signatures. Today, we examine How to Play in 3. This covers the basic counting, ways we can divide 3, as well as some common patterns.

Last week, DC Staff Member Adam Kuns demonstrated how to begin playing in 3. This week, we’re diving into How to Play in 9. This Masterclass covers the basic counting, ways we can divide 9, as well as some common patterns.

Because a great drum solo can be the highlight of the show no matter what style of music you play, the ability to create a great solo is an integral part of every drummer’s toolbox. Join Nate Wood, Zoro, Chad Wackerman, Colin Bailey, Blaque Dynamite, Paul Wertico, and Gregg Bissonette for their essential tips on how to improvise and compose a drum solo!

Playalong with Elise Trouw for her single, “How To Get What You Want,” featuring a unique pop shuffle pattern and driving linear tom groove. This song includes a full-length transcription, so remember you can slow down any specific part for deeper practice.

Eric Boudreault is currently the drummer for the hit production Cavalia from Cirque du Soleil. In his Drum Channel Masterclass, he invites guest violin player Louis-Pier Racicot to perform and discuss their experiences being part of this fascinating live production!

Nate Wood (Kneebody, fOUR) brings all of his multi-instrumental talents together for this very special Masterclass, “How to Play Multiple Instruments Simultaneously”. He performs on vocals, drums, bass, and keyboards at the same time. He is truly an amazing musician. You don’t want to miss his performance or what he has to say about playing one-handed and improvising! Also, you have to check out his band’s Masterclass, “Exploring How to Communicate Musically”.

Enjoy this masterclass and dive deep into Nate Wood’s (Kneebody) approach to becoming a multi-instrumental one-man band. Watch performances of his project “Four,” which demonstrates his ability to play drums, bass, keyboards, and sing simultaneously! Yes… all at the same time. A truly incredible and inspirational masterclass for those looking to push their musicianship to new heights.

With so many of us making New Year’s resolutions to practice more, we wanted to share Thomas Lang’s lesson on practicing more effectively. In this inspiring lesson, Thomas shares the methodic, highly-disciplined practice routine he created to turn his weaknesses into strengths, and make his strengths even stronger. This lesson is taken from the Drum Channel course “How and What to Practice.”

In this special Masterclass “How To Sight Read A Drum Chart”, Chad Wackerman shares his concept of sight-reading charts. In addition, he reviews and answers questions about Drum Channels most popular course, The Murray Spivack Method, available in the store inside the “Chad Wackerman Drum Room.”

Hey drummers! Post a picture of your kit on Instagram and TAG US @drumchannel. A panel of DC artists will then pick their favorite kit, and the kit’s owner will see his kit reposted on our Instagram! Ready, set, grab a pic! (International contest with no age limit, anyone can enter! Contest is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Instagram. Contest will be closed at 11:59pm PST 7/20. Winner announced on 7/21. Good luck!)

This week’s featured Premium playalong is the iconic Motown track “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5. The track features a syncopated bass drum part that tightly matches the bass line, played by drummer Gene Pello. Listen to how the percussion carries the groove on the verses, and have fun!

This week’s featured Premium playalong is the iconic Motown track “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5. The track features a syncopated bass drum part that tightly matches the bass line, played by drummer Gene Pello. Listen to how the percussion carries the groove on the verses, and have fun!

In this Masterclass, Danny Seraphine, the original drummer and one of the founding members for the band Chicago, shares some of the iconic grooves and fills that can be heard on many famous Chicago songs. Danny’s drumming helped define a genre by pioneering the art of jazz rock drumming. For more on Danny Seraphine check out his documentary, “The Art of Jazz Rock Drumming.”

Mike Packer’s course “Foot Technique” is a must-watch for drummers who want to improve their feet agility. Whether it’s to boost your speed, coordination, or sound, this course’s foundational bass drum technique topics will help you develop your weaknesses. Mike dives deep into step-by-step processes to develop the perfect bass drum sounds and pedal motions!

Join the incredible Virgil Donati for this quick lesson and improve your fills, feel and power today! Virgil underlines the importance of using your wrists to play around the kit to open up your creativity, as well as grounding your playing around your foot keeping time on the hi-hat here.

It’s time to ask one of the world’s greatest drummers ALL those questions you’ve been waiting to ask! Don’t miss your opportunity to join our interactive livestream with GRAMMY® winner, Gregg Bissonette – renowned studio drummer and member of Ringo Starr’s All-Star Band! Watch an exclusive performance full of nonstop energy as he answers YOUR questions only! Tune in this Wednesday, July 5th, at 6pm PDT and join the chat for an unforgettable experience with the legendary Gregg Bissonette! Don’t forget to enter our contest. To find out how to enter and vote, click here.

This brand new three-part Drum Channel interview features drummer Russ Kunkel and bassist Leland Sklar– the rhythm section of The Immediate Family. They have been the secret sauce on multimillion-selling albums with Carol King, David Crosby, Linda Ronstadt, Don Henley, James Taylor, Phil Collins and countless others. Join them for an in-depth discussion on “pocket” and their experiences in the studio and on the road. The super group’s members also offer advice about what they look for when hiring and working with a drummer!

Chad Smith welcomes Carlos Santana for an inspirational interview discussing the language of the drum from Carlos’ perspective. An insightful view into what Carlos expects from a drummer and how each can impact and inspire his playing.

World-renowned session and touring drummer Kenny Aronoff sits down with Chad Smith for a discussion about the music industry, how to stay relevant and employed— and how to have fun while you’re doing it. Kenny also joins Chad and The Bombastic Meatbats for a-rockin’, high-energy jam session.

You don’t want to miss this highly entertaining and inspiring episode of “The Chad Smith Show,” featuring Gregg Bissonette and young drumming sensation Nandi Bushell. The drummers go deep with the story of Chad’s wild audition for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and how Gregg fell into the gig with Ringo. Nandi shares the story of how she learned to love music. In Part 2 of this interview, Chad and Gregg give her a great lesson breaking down some classic rock grooves. That is also on the DC site under Masterclasses.

In remembrance of the late-great Taylor Hawkins, we’re sharing a special interview featuring Taylor, Chad Smith, Gary Novak, Stephen Perkins, and appearances from Terry Bozzio throughout. Listen to how incredible Taylor’s story is and who his influences were in this 7 episode interview. Taylor’s drumming influenced an entire era of drummers worldwide, and he will be remembered as one of the greatest and most explosive rock drummers to have walked this earth. Our hearts go to his family and friends. RIP Taylor Hawkins.

Our dear friend Cobus Potgieter shares one of his favorite rudiments, The Inverted Paradiddle, and how he applies it to a variety of fills. Adam Kuns also shares his approach to playing the inverted paradiddle and hosts a Q&A session, answering questions regarding sound technique and more.

Learn various shuffle grooves with James Gadson and Tony Braunagel. James shares a few of the shuffles he recorded with Bill Withers and The Supremes, while Tony discusses his work with BB King, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, Rickie Lee Jones and more. This Masterclass is a must-watch for anyone who wants to improve their pocket playing and gain a greater understanding of this essential beat.

Learn with jazz drumming master Mike Clark (Herbie Hancock, Christian McBride, Chet Baker, John Scofield) as he goes in-depth on developing an authentic jazz sound and vocabulary. Mike guides you through his approach on the ride beat in various tempos and discusses his and many other traditional jazz drummer’s comping methods.

CLICK VIDEO ABOVE FOR TODAY’S CHALLENGE! Danny Seraphine is the original drummer and one of the founders of the band Chicago. His drumming helped to define a genre and his iconic grooves and fills are still referenced to this day. Join Danny for this challenge from his exclusive Drum Channel Masterclass – “Iconic Chicago Grooves And Fills“!

Danny Seraphine is the original drummer and one of the founders of the band Chicago. His drumming helped to define a genre and his iconic grooves and fills are still referenced to this day. Join Danny for this challenge from his exclusive Drum Channel Masterclass – “Iconic Chicago Grooves And Fills“!

Rosanna” by Toto, is the opening track from their 1982 album, Toto IV. The track won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in the 1983 ceremony and also earned a nomination for Song of the Year. Notably, it features the iconic half-time shuffle developed by drummer Jeff Porcaro, which has become an important staple of drum repertoire, commonly known as the “Rosanna shuffle.” Also, here is Gregg Bissonette with your “Rosanna” breakdown lesson.

In this masterclass, you will learn Jess Bowen’s creative process for writing drum parts and how she adapts to playing them live versus the studio. Watch Jess Bowen of “The Summer Sets” breaks down the hit song, “Lightning in a Bottle!”

Join master drummer Terry Bozzio, Thomas Lang and special guest Jimmy Keegan as they discuss Terry’s prolific and highly-influential career in this brand-new DC show. Learn about Terry’s legendary work with Frank Zappa and Missing Persons as well as a sideman and solo artist. Join us today March 22 at 5PM PST on Drum Channel’s YouTube, Facebook & DC Live pages.

Joe Travers, currently playing in The Zappa Band, blew us away with his incredible musical sensibilities in this amazing two-part drum jam with Terry Bozzio. This jam is a great reminder of how important it is to use your ears if you want to be a musical working drummer. In addition to his contribution to Zappa drumming, Joe has gone on to play for many acts, including Duran Duran, Lisa Loeb, Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), Billy Idol, Eric Johnson, and Joe Satriani.

Currently playing in The Zappa Band, Joe Travers blew us away with his incredible musical sensibilities in part 2 of this amazing jam with Terry Bozzio. This drum jam is a great reminder of how important it is to use your ears if you want to be a musical working drummer. In addition to his contribution to Zappa drumming, Joe has gone on to play for many acts, including Duran Duran, Lisa Loeb, Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), Billy Idol, Eric Johnson, and Joe Satriani.

Watch Jonathan Barber and his band “Vision Ahead” perform an incredible concert of all original music. The group’s blend of classic and modern jazz with elements of gospel, rock, soul, and fusion is a compelling showcase of Barber’s broad stylistic range as a composer and performer.

Kaz Rodriguez shares his approach and breaks down one of his original playalong tracks “Lumix.” He demonstrates playing it from beginner to intermediate levels and then shows you how he would play it – Sharing some great solo vocabulary and musical concepts along the way

Check out our recently released course featuring Kaz Rodriguez! In the course, he teaches you his approach to breaking down one of his original playalong tracks, “Lumix.” He demonstrates playing it in various forms, Beginner through Advanced, all while sharing some great solo vocabulary and musical concepts along the way.

Check out our recently released course featuring Kaz Rodriguez! In the course, he teaches you his approach to breaking down one of his original playalong tracks, “Lumix.” He demonstrates playing it in various forms, Beginner through Advanced, all while sharing some great solo vocabulary and musical concepts along the way.

Keith Moon, legendary drummer of The Who, performed for the last time with the band on May 25, 1978, at the Shepperton Film Studios in London. This performance was part of the band’s promotional rehearsal for the film “The Kids Are Alright.” Tragically, Keith passed away on September 7, 1978, just a few months after this final performance.

As drummer with The Who, Keith Moon powered one of the most explosive bands in rock history. If Keith was still alive today, he’d be 74 years old. A huge admirer among his peers was Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham, who would always watch Moon as closely and as often as he could. “Bonzo” sat in on the entire ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ recording session. Townshend later revealed that A-list jazz drummers such as Buddy Rich and Tony Williams were also fans!

Fans of tight 70s Funk drumming will be hooked by the grooves on Khruangbin‘s new album ‘Mordechai‘, brought to you by Houston-raised drummer Donald Johnson. Paul Simpson from AllMusic says “Khruangbin’s music can still work as an ebullient, sun-baked soundtrack to daily activities, social gatherings, or cross-country road trips, but their songs have gotten more expressive and soul-searching, and Mordechai rewards closer listening more than any of their previous recordings.”

Join Gerald Heyward, Nisan Stewart, Queen Cora Coleman-Dunham and Aaron Spears for a unique Documentary. Learn what inspires them, drives them, and what’s helped them succeed. Kick Snare Hat includes tons of behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and playing footage with the genre’s elite. If you love Hip Hop and R&B drumming, you’ll love Kick Snare Hat.

Join top Gospel/R&B drummer’s Gerald Heyward, Nisan Stewart, Queen Cora Coleman and Aaron Spears to learn what inspires them, drives them, and takes them to the top of their game. The Documentary includes tons of behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, individual performances and, for the first time ever on film, a drum shed featuring all four elites.

Live Premiere Tuesdays! In this week’s new Kirkee B. on DC episode, host Curt Bisquera invites two of the drum industry’s leading personalities, Don Lombardi and John Good. Join in TODAY at 11AM PT / 2PM ET on the Drum Channel YouTube and Facebook pages!

Top Gospel/R&B drummer Gerald Heyward joins Curt Bisquera for a new episode of Kirkee B. on DC on this week’s DC Live Premiere. Gerald discusses growing up in church, talks about life on the road with Beyoncé and Michael Jackson, and shares his other passion: a collection of more than 600 pairs of sneakers. Join in TODAY at 11AM PT / 2PM ET on the Drum Channel YouTube and Facebook pages!

Watch our highly anticipated new show “Kirkee B. on DC”! The first episode of the series features host Curt Bisquera and special guest Eric Hernandez. Together, they unveil treasured memories and experiences from Eric’s early years in Hawaii, all the way to playing the Super Bowl twice with his brother Bruno Mars. Eric also runs you through his massive setup and what it takes to make it work musically on an arena stage.

In this week’s new Kirkee B. on DC episode, host Curt Bisquera invites session drummer extraordinaire Matt Laug. From his studio work with Alanis Morrisette and Alice Cooper to his arena and festival tours with Vasco Rossi, Matt has accomplished and mastered what all drummers dream of. In this joyful interview, the two pro drummers discuss a lesser-known aspect of drumming: keeping the gig– and Matt shares a challenging paradiddle warm-up exercise.