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Artist Profile: Philip “Fish” Fisher

There is nothing like a little ska, reggae, punk and funk rock to brighten up the day, and few know the keys to true alternative rock better than Philip “Fish” Fisher. Fisher, a founding member of Fishbone, the band hailed as the most underrated group of the 80s, is the drumming genius behind songs like “Bonin’ in the Boneyard,” “Everyday Sunshine,” and “Freddie’s Dead,” to name a few. Fisher has played with the best of the best since leaving Fishbone in 1998. His list of credits …
18th Jun 2015

2011 Zildjian Drummer Love Contest

It’s not too late to enter the Zildjian Drummer Love contest! Win incredible prizes just by showing your love for your favorite brand of cymbals, Zildjian!Entering the contest is easier than you think. In 500 words or less, tell Zildjian cymbals how awesome their products are or why you really want to own your own set of Zildjian cymbals. Make a video of your best drum performance, ever, no matter if you’re in your bedroom, garage, on a stage or under a bridge! Submit your video (up to 3 m …
18th Jun 2015

Drummer of Tomorrow Contest Announced!

Drummers come in all styles, from basement shredders to wedding band rockers to jazz ensemble rhythmists. Most drummers find success comes through hard work, determination, and even a little bit of luck, and it is with these drummers in mind that the Drummer of Tomorrow contest has arisen, seeking the next greatest drummer.Brands like Mapex, Zildjian, Remo, Alfred and Vic Firth are providing prizes packages that total over $50,000 to lucky U.S. winners that submit videos to the Drummer of …
18th Jun 2015

Cymbals Direct Now an Authorized Dealer for Zildjian

Zildjian has been a leader in cymbals for centuries, innovating the world of drumming, classical music and performance for over 300 years. Cymbals Direct is proud to announce its designation as an authorized dealer for Zildjian cymbals, bringing the quality, sound and dedication to music direct to customers around the world. Zildjian offers a wide array of cymbals and gear for the avid drummer, as well as for the beginner drummer looking for value and quality. Products include cymbals for …
18th Jun 2015

Arejay Hale of Halestorm

Fans of Arejay Hale, of Halestorm, know his amazing control of both the drums and the audience during a concert.  Hale has been known to interrupt his own intense drum solos to ramp up the crowd, conducting from the stage with drum sticks, and orchestrating the crowd’s cheers and chants, bending them to his will. Hale may be one of rock’s more entertaining drummers, and a big reason why Halestorm is a non-stop force of metal, with humble roots as a middle school garage band from Penns …
17th Jun 2015