Tag: drums

Heart of Rock interview. Cindy Blackman Santana. Drummer. Another Lifetime, solo artist.

Fleur the Kiwi “Never let anyone disturb your peace.” As passionate about living true to one’s self as she is about drumming (which has been an inextricable part of her true self since she was 7), Cindy Blackman Santana was [...] Read more »

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Sensory assault! DRUM! Night 2013

hazelzworld Several months ago, Fleur sent me a message about a fundraiser that Drum! magazine was hosting in San Jose, CA. I checked out the website and saw that Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers was going to [...] Read more »

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Heart of Rock interview: Tony Cupito. Drummer. Beware of Darkness.

Fleur the Kiwi Tony Cupito is the drummer for LA-based Beware of Darkness, an alt rock band with a psychedelic edge that caught our attention at the 2013 Uproar Festival. Tony started playing music at age 10, at first dabbling [...] Read more »

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Tattoo Tuesday: “Don’t trust a plastic beat” — Agnes Cassady

Agnes Cassady Story #1:  The lady on my shoulder  This is a copy of a line drawing by an extremely gifted artist by the name of Nanami Cowdroy. I will most likely be getting more tattoos of her work in [...] Read more »

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Heart of Rock interview: Rob Cournoyer. Drummer. Sin City Sinners.

Fleur the Kiwi Rob Cournoyer wields the sticks with Vegas band Sin City Sinners … and teaches others how to master the craft of drumming. We put Rob on the spot between sets at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel, Las [...] Read more »

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Def Leppard – rockin’ the Joint, 03/29/13

hazelzworld Here are some photos from the March 29th show at the Joint.  In case you missed our review of the show, you can find it here. Want to share photos from their residency at the Hard Rock?  If so, [...] Read more »

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Fleur’s drum lessons: FOUND the White Rabbit

I did muuuuuch better in this week’s lesson than last week’s mess. Turns out Richard Danielson was right. I was NOT happy after last week, when I couldn’t keep time with a simple beat for a whole song. Tonight, my [...] Read more »

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Heart of Rock interview: Jared W. Matthews. Drummer. From Ashes.

Fleur the Kiwi Born in small town, Ohio, Jared was one of the less fortunate kids. After a day of being bullied and picked on at at school, he would put on his favorite hair metal records and forget about [...] Read more »

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Fleur’s drum lessons: Keeping time. Where’s the White Rabbit with his pocket watch?

Fleur the Kiwi It’s not easy to maintain the basic rock beat in time for a whole song. At my fourth lesson, last Thursday night, my instructor recorded me playing along to a light instrumental track. For about thirty seconds [...] Read more »

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The Seattle Blues: Walking Papers

Update Aug. 6, 2013: Walking Papers (CD and digital download) is now available through Loud & Proud Records. The American blues tradition has typically been associated with regional differences, e.g., Delta Blues, Chicago Blues. The sound of the Walking Papers’ self-titled [...] Read more »

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