It's official! Paul Bostaph has rejoined thrash metal icons Slayer. Look for Paul and Slayer having a very busy 2013! Paul with have his solid silver Oak Custom kit as well as Amber Shadow Sunburst Live Custom kit out on the road this summer! Congrats Paul from alll of us here at Yamaha!
Check it out the Official letter from Slayer's Facebook!
Yamaha Artist Zach Alford grooving the new Yamaha "Live Custom" kit! If you did not catch Zach on tour with Tomoyasu Hotei through Japan, you can listen to him playing on the new David Bowie (Official) album "The Next Day".
In this Yamaha Drums close-up interview we met Justin Foley of Killswitch Engage prior to the bands sold out show in Berlin/Germany supporting the new Killswitch Engage record “Disarm the Descent”.
Justin joined Killswitch Engage in 2003 and was promptly heard on the bands 2004 release “The End Of Heartache”, with the title track earning the band a Grammy nomination and the album becoming the band’s first gold record.
KsE has since toured the world, playing Ozzfest and the Warped tours to name a few.
In 2006, Justin’s variety in his musical background, in particular with frame drums and marimba, was featured on the compilation Drum Nation Volume 3.
Since his early years Justin has furthered his musical education at college, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Percussion Performance from the University of Connecticut.
He continued his classical training at the Hartt School of Music, earning a Master of Music in Percussion Performance.
Justins strength is his consistent rock drumming and precise sound.
He plays a Yamaha Maple Absolute kit in with a 20” Bass Drum and 12” & 16” Toms and Yamaha hardware.
We are very proud to announce the 1st leg of the summer's LIVE CUSTOM Clinic Tour...
WEST COAST get ready for Shannon Larkin of Godsmack doing an amazing clinic and Q&A with his brand new Black Shadow
Sunburst Live Custom kit! Please share and spread the word...
more info coming soon!
WED. AUG. 14th Guitar Center Hollywood, Ca. THURS. AUG. 15th Gelb Music Redwood City, Ca. FRI. Aug. 16th Guitar Center Emeryville, Ca. SAT. Aug.17th Skip's Music Sacramento, Ca. MON. Aug. 19th Rhythm Traders Portland, Or. TUES. Aug. 20th Guitar Center Seattle, Wa.
Among the many useful topics addressed in this package are the basic role of the drummer, the concept of pocket, learning basic song form, versatility (being able to play various styles), soloing in a musical situation, playing with a click, working with electronics, and conducting business professionally. These discussions are aimed at players of all levels who want to get more and better gigs. There are also informative and useful sections dealing with playing ballads, getting good tone from your drums, working with a group, and dealing with different types of gigs, from clubs to bus tours to sessions.
Interspersed among the educational segments are killer performances from Gorden and his group, The E&G Band, playing various song styles and grooves. There are also interview/advice segments from other famous working drummers, including Aaron Spears, Russ Miller, Will Kennedy, and a segment with jazz/fusion great George Duke, who also performs with Gorden.
Produced by Campbell and Eric Dorris (filmmaker behind Todd Sucherman’s great DVDs) and released on the Hudson Ltd. label, the main program of the DVD runs approximately one hour and 45 minutes, and is followed by extensive bonus footage including a detailed tour of Gorden’s gear (with explanations of the instruments) and a lengthy interview highlighting Gorden’s childhood, development, career, and more.
“Gorden’s playing and professional track record make this DVD a must-see for drummers who aspire to make a living in today’s music industry,” said Hudson Music Senior Drum Editor Joe Bergamini. “But make no mistake, there’s also enough killer playing on this disc to please any drummer just looking for new and fresh ideas and concepts.”
Campbell’s resume—which includes Earth. Wind, and Fire; George Duke; Jessica Simpson; Ne-Yo; Whitney Houston; The American Idol Tour; Mary J. Blige; and Jonathan Butler—clearly illustrates his qualifications for creating such a DVD. The program contains advice and discussion on career-related topics often overlooked on other DVDs, as well as lots of great playing,
KENDRICK SCOTT ORACLE MANIFESTS THE DEEPER PURPOSE ON CONVICTION
KSO's Debut Concord Jazz Release Explores Individual Values and One's Character
With the 2007 release of The Source -- his debut recording as a leader -- drummer and composer Kendrick Scott established a reputation right out of the gate as an explorer, someone with a generous measure of wisdom and insight to counterbalance his youth and newcomer status.
Nearly six years later, Scott and his band continue to dig beneath the surface to find the deeper truths in Conviction, their new CD scheduled for release on Concord Jazz on March 26, 2013 (international release dates may vary). As the title suggests, Conviction is the vehicle by which Kendrick and company look past the mundane and examine the motivating forces that propel us through life, even in those times when the greater truths are obscured by the tedium of the everyday.
"The first record was almost like a potluck project," says Kendrick, who has developed associations with numerous high-profile jazz figures in the decade since his emergence from the Berklee scene in 2003. "There were so many of my friends and people whom I love to play with, and I wanted to have them all in one place on that record. But Conviction is something different. I wanted to make this more of a band statement. This current lineup of the band just molded itself around this music, and then took it in all different kinds of direction at the same time. It all came together so easily and so well."
The streamlined version of Oracle on the new recording includes saxophonist and bass clarinetist John Ellis, guitarist Mike Moreno (the only member to also appear on The Source) pianist Taylor Eigsti and bassist Joe Sanders. Guest vocalist and guitarist Alan Hampton makes appearances on two tracks.