Steven Adler Back In Guns N’ Roses!

First Time Steven Adler Performed With Axl, Slash and Duff For Over 26 Years

Steven Adler DrummerGuns N’ Roses founding drummer Steven Adler returned to the drum throne at the group’s concert in Cincinnati on July 6. Joining his band mates from the group’s classic era for two songs.

It was the first time since 1990 that Adler performed with group founders Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan.

He had previously performed with the band, but without Rose. At Guns N’ Roses’ 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.

Fans had speculated about Adler’s involvement in the group’s reunion. Since the Not in This Lifetime tour was announced earlier this year. TV host and journalist Eddie Trunk reported last January that Adler was in negotiations to join the lineup for its April show at Coachella.

It was later revealed that Adler was unable to perform due to back surgery. In late June, Adler released a video of himself drumming along with the band’s hit “Paradise City,”. Raising new speculation that he would be joining them on their current tour.

At the Cincinnati show, Adler performed on “Out Ta Get Me” and “My Michelle”. Joining Rose, Slash, McKagan, keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus, keyboardist Melissa Reeves and drummer Frank Ferrer.

Adler has not been announced as a returning member at this time. Being one of Guns N’ Roses’ founders, he was fired from the group in 1990 due to his drug use. Over the following years, he was followed by Izzy Stradlin, Slash and McKagan. Leaving Rose as the only original member of the group.

Guns N’ Roses continue their massive U.S. Not in this Lifetime tour at their next stop in Nashville on July 9th. The tour currently concludes on August 22nd, 2016 in San Diego at Qualcomm Stadium.


Roland KT-9 Kick Trigger & FD-9 Hi-Hat Controller

Rolands New Super-Quiet KT-9 Kick Trigger Pedal & FD-9 Hi-Hat Controller

KT-9 Kick Trigger Pedal & FD-9 Hi-Hat Controller

Above The KT-9 Kick Trigger Pedal (left) & FD-9 Hi-Hat Controller (right)

Feeling frustrated that your Electronic Drum Set doesn’t exactly give your neighbours a quiet night?

Roland may solve your issue with the newly developed KT-9 Kick Trigger Pedal and FD-9 Hi-Hat Controller which deliver super-quiet performance without sacrificing feel or playability.

KT-9 Kick Trigger Pedal

KT-9 Kick Trigger Pedal

KT-9 Kick Trigger Pedal offers beaterless design which combines foot pedal & striker into a single compact unit that’s extremely quiet when played.

A newly developed link mechanism provides the true feel and response of a traditional design.

Now, exactly how quiet is it? In comparison to the Roland KD-9 beater-equipped kick pedal, the KT-9 Kick Trigger Pedal generates 85% less audible sound in your room and 63% less to rooms below.

That’s not simply substantial that’s dramatic!

FD-9 Hi-Hat Controller

FD-9 Hi-Hat Controller

The FD-9 Hi-Hat Controller features an all-in-one design like the KT-9, and incorporates a similar link mechanism for a marked reduction in operational noise.

Compared with the Roland FD-8 Hi-Hat Controller, the FD-9 produces 50% less audible sound in your room and 15% less to rooms below.

The pedal’s feet ensure total stability, letting the user work the FD-9 Hi-Hat Controller as hard or soft as they like to pick up every nuance, with support for aggressive moves like hi-hat splashes.

Common Features of KT-9 Kick Trigger Pedal & FD-9 Hi-Hat Controller

KT-9 Kick Trigger Pedal And FD-9 Hi-Hat Controller Front View

Front View Of KT-9 Kick Trigger Pedal (left) And FD-9 Hi-Hat Controller (right)

Both KT-9 and FD-9 are rock solid when used on any “traditional” floors. With integrated feet, adjustable anchors for stability, its rock solid on carpeted surfaces as well.

Each pedal features two heavy-duty springs. And the tension is fully adjustable to optimize the feel for your personal taste. A toe-stopper is included on each pedal as well, providing a familiar touch carried over from acoustic pedals.

The KT-9 Kick Trigger works with a trigger input on any V-Drums module or Roland percussion pad.

The FD-9 Hi-Hat requires a dedicated hi-hat trigger input. Which is found on all V-Drums modules and percussion pads like the OCTAPAD SPD-30 and HandSonic HPD-20.

Get more information on these New Reoland Pedals by visiting the product pages for KT-9 and FD-9.

Sakae Drums – Customize Your Own Kit!

Sakae Drums UK Customers Should Feel Lucky! They’re Able To Design Their Very Own Drum Kit Via Official UK Distributor firm’s New, Online Drum-Set Compiler.

Follow this location to access drum compiler that allows you to build a wish list based upon one of the 3 different Sakae Drum Kit series. Trilogy, Almighty or Celestial. Here’s a short introduction of each series:

Sakae Drums “Trilogy” Series

Sakae Drums Trilogy Series DrumPerium

Sakae’s proprietary Maple, Poplar, Maple 3-ply shells are at the heart of Trilogy’s Drum Kit vintage sound.

4-ply North American Maple reinforcement rings on top, bottom of the Drum Shell help dry the sustain and keeps the ultra-thin shell in round.

Sakae Drums “Almighty” Series

Sakae Drums Almighty Series DrumPerium

6-ply North American Maple shells are carefully crafted for a minimal seam. Each Sakae Almighty Drum Set shell features a sharp bearing edge for clear attack and great tone.

Heavier lugs help focus vibration and sound transmission to shell edges. All toms achieve complete tone isolation thanks to our unique cradle mounting toms, floor tom leg mounts, and rubber padded bass drum spurs.

Sakae Drums “Celestial” Series

Sakae Drums Trilogy Series DrumPerium

The Celestial Drum Kit features Sakae’s new Chamber Specific Technology (CST).

CST, an innovation in the-88th-years-of-Sakaes history, a result of decades with collaborations alongside some of world’s top drumming artists.

Eizo Nakata, Sakae’s 3rd generation President states;

Sakae believes that in search for the ultimate resonance and tone, individual drums within a drum kit should not be limited to a certain ply configuration, bearing edge or even shell composition.

Customer may as well select which Sakae Drum Kit Components he/she chooses. Shells, Snare and Rim Style (Righty Hoop or Mighty Hoop), Finish/Color and Accompanying Hardware.

Sakae Drums UK team will reply personally with availability, RRP quote and further information. For instance, nearest official Sakae dealer. Sakae Drums are exclusively distributed in the UK by SVM Percussion.

About Sakae Rhythm

Sakae Rhythm, a high quality drum manufacturer located in Osaka Japan.

Established in 1925. Sakae Rhythm have devoted their passion and craftsmanship creating the best drums and percussion instruments in the world.

2009, after 40 years of making drums for one of the world’s leading drum companies.

Sakae Rhythm launched their original brand, “Sakae Drums“.

Sakae” stands for “Prosperityin Japanese. Sakae S-spiral logo is derived from the name with hope for prosperity. For all musicians and the entire music industry.

Joey Jordison Left Slipknot Due To Rare Disease

Joey JordisonJoey Jordison the former Slipknot Drummer has revealed that he has been fighting a Disease, that briefly robbed him of the ability to Play Drums.

Both sides were silent and evasive about the reason the split occurred ever since Slipknot parted ways with Joey Jordison in december 2013.

Joey Jordison, while accepting the “Golden God” Award at Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards event in London, June 13th 2016.

He gave an emotional speech in which he spoke about his exit from Slipknot for the first time. He said:

Towards [the] end of my career in Slipknot – and I need you all to give praise to them as well. We accomplished a lot in life, every one of them, and I wish them nothing but luck and the best of praises.

Joey Remeber Never forgets the “Basement” Time in Iowa

Cause what we created in Des Moines, Iowa will never be matched. It’s one thing that’s fucking certainly fucking unbeatable.

I love those men very muc. Towards the end of my career in Slipknot, I got really, really sick with a terrible disease called Transverse Myelitis.

I lost my legs. I couldn’t play anymore. It was a form of Multiple Sclerosis, which I do not wish on my worst enemy. I got myself back up, and I got myself in the fitness center. I got myself back in fucking therapy to fucking beat this shit.

And if I could do it, you could do it. It is the hardest thing I have ever done in my life, more than fucking anything. He continued:

Joey Jordison Kit

To folks with Multiple Sclerosis, Transverse Myelitis, or anything like that. I’m living proof that you can fucking beat that shit. And fucking Metal and all of these fans will do it for you.

This is the fucking world right here. You can beat this shit; no joke. Only the fact that Metal lives in your heart, you can fucking see through anything.

Transverse Myelitism A Very RARE Disease

Based on the Cleveland Clinic. Transverse Myelitis is a Neurological Condition produced by Abnormal Inflammation in the Spinal Cord, leading to a block of the nerve impulses and neurologic symptoms.

Transverse Myelitis is a rare disease, with a frequency estimated to be five new cases for every one million people.

Back in 2014, Slipknot singer Corey Taylor told Metal Hammer. That firing Joey Jordison after 18 years was “One of the most difficult decisions” the group ever made. Adding that Jordison is “In a place in his life” which is “Not where we are.”

And try as you might to either get them to go your way or try and go their way. At some point you’ve got to go in the direction that works for you.

This is me speaking in the broadest terms, with respect to Joey. I guess to sum it up, it was among the hardest decisions we ever made.”

Taylor said the group is “Happy right now and we trust that he is. He’s in a place in his life, right now, that’s not where we are.”

The singer wouldn’t reply whether drug use played a role in the dismissal of Jordison. And confessed that he hadn’t been in touch with his former bandmate. Taylor said, “I haven’t talked to Joey in a while, to be honest.

joey-jordison-slipknotThat is how different we’re. It is not because I don’t love him and I don’t miss him. And it’s also painful; we do we miss him to the old or talk about him all the time. But at the same time, do we miss him? That is what it actually comes down to.”

Slipknot‘s new drummer is Son of longtime Bruce Springsteen Drummer Max Weinberg, Jay Weinberg.

Joeys Life Goes On With New Bands

Joey Jordison’s new band called Vimic will release its debut record, “Open Your Omen“. Later in the year via Roadrunner Records.

Jordison is additionally involved in a brand new Extreme Metal Supergroup called Sinsaenum.

His bandmates in that project are mayhem and sunn o)))’s Attila Csihar. Along with former Dååth and Chimaira vocalist Sean Zatorsky, Dragonforce bassist Frédéric Leclercq on guitar and Seth’s Heimoth on bass.

Strike Pro Kit – The New “Monster” From Alesis

Strike Pro Kit From Alesis, A Professional Electronic Drum Set In The Mid-Range Price Class.

They’ve Added Traditionally Sized Drums and Cymbals. Prepped All Pads with Mesh Heads. Alesis Have Stepped Up Their Game, Put Effort Into Acheiving That “Realistic Drum Feel” On Strike Pro Kit.

Strike Pro Kit Drum Set

Revealed by Alesis First at the NAMM Festival back in january this year. The Strike Pro Kit shatters all your pre-conceived notions about electronic drums.

The Electronic Drum Set Strike Pro Kit combines the feel and familiarity of acoustic drums, with the versatility and capability of the best electronic drums.

Strike Pro Kit are perfect drums to move beyond the limitations of a conventional acoustic set, without giving anything up.

Featuring large dual-hoop pads, mesh heads and Patent-Pending sensitivity adjustment knobs. The Strike Pro Kit’s Premium Wood Shell Drums comes in Standard Acoustic Drum Sizes. Which Includes a 14” Snare Pad, 8-10-12-14” Drum Pads and a 14” Bass Drum Pad. All This In order For You To Feel “At Home” Once You Take A Seat Behind The Kit for The First Time.

The New Standard in Electronic Cymbals

The Strike Pro Kit Cymbals: A 16” 3-zone Ride Cymbal. Three 14” Crash Cymbals w. Choke Capability.  The 12” Movable Hi-Hat are An Exciting Step Forward.

All Cymbals Feel Spectacularly Realistic: A Perfect Blend Of Feel, Control and Bounce. The New Cymbals Has A Larger Bell Area for Enhanced Playability And Comes With a Cool “Hammered Look.”

Customize Strike Pro Kit Drum Module “For Your Sound Only”

The Strike Performance Module includes a sound library with no less than 200 Drum Kits Made From 1000+ Multi-Sampled Instruments.

Strike Kit Pro‘s Drum Module incorporates a On-board Sampling Capability. It allows you to store all saves on a SD Card. A USB/MIDI Connectivity can Easily Be Used in Conjunction with your Favorite Music Production Software. As this wasn’t enough, Strike Perfomance Module also includes the Built-in, Powerful Strike Software Editor.

Strike Pro Kit Module

Strike Performance Module offers a 4.3″ Color LED Screen Display where you can find All Your Settings, Do Your Choices Easilly.

Strike Pro Kit Features

  • Large Dual-Hoop Drum Pads with Wood Shells, and Adjustable Mesh Heads.
  • 14″ Bass Drum Pad. 14″ Dual-Zone Snare Pad (The 14″ Snare Drum Pad Exclusively for the Pro Kit). 8″,10″,12″, and a 14″ Dual-Zone Drum Pad. Notice: The 14″ Drum Pad Exclusively for the Pro Kit.
  • 16″ Triple-Zone Ride Cymbal. Three 14″ Crash Cymbals, the “Strike Zone Kit” only includes one and 12″ Moveable Hi-Hat.
  • Premium 4-Post Chrome Rack.

Strike Pro Kit Drum Module Features

  • Strike Performance Module with 4.3 Full-Color LCD Screen and Individual Outputs.
  • All New Sounds, 200 Kit Locations and Over 1000 Multisampled Instruments.
  • Software Editor for Creating Custom Kits/Instruments, and Importing .wav Files.
  • 50 Play-Along Songs (Download).
  • On Board Sampling Capability.
  • USB/MIDI Output for Use With Virtual Instrument and Recording

Strike Pro Kit Video Overview / Presentation

The Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) for Strike Pro Kit is currently set to August, 2016.

Many people have been waiting Anxiously for this Release. It wouldn’t be surprising if Alesis decides to Release the Electronic Drum set a bit. As a release at the NAMM Show in June would not only give it a boost, but maximize the media exposure.

Upon Release, DrumPerium Will Do A Thorough review of the Strike Pro Kit. If all Things Goes according to Plans, We’ll  Take Lots Of Close-Up Photos. We would Like you to See Every little details Of This Set. Hopefully we’ll be Able To Record Some Videoclips To Show You The Drum Kit “Live In Action”. Keep Your Eyes (and Ears for that matter) Wide Spread Open…

Mikkey Dee (Ex Motorhead Drummer) Joins Scorpions

Mikkey Dee, Former Motorhead Drummer joins Scorpions

Former Motorhead Drummer Mikkey Dee will play drums for Scorpions when the veteran band performs in the U.S. next month. The group’s regular drummer, James Kottak, has had some issues over the past couple of years. Including an arrest in Dubai that led to rehab, that have sidelined him from playing.

Former Motorhead Drummer Mikkey Dee

The King Diamond Years

Mikkey Dee, who apart from being the Motorhead Drummer in over 2(!) decades, perhaps most known for his work with King Diamond. With King Diamond, Mikkey Dee recorded the classic albums “Fatal Portrait” (1986), “Abigail” (1987) and “Them” (1988). After the supporting tour for “Them“, Mikkey Dee decided to leave the band. But was later rehired to play session drums for the recording of the band’s follow-up album “Conspiracy” (1989).

Thin Lizzy vs Scorpions

In January 2016 Mikkey Dee joined Thin Lizzy to play on their upcoming anniversary shows. On april 19th, it was announced that Dee would not be participating. Today, Scorpions announced the news on their website, saying that Mikkey Dee will play 12 dates with them as “Kottak is currently on break while he seeks medical attention.Mikkey Dee‘s shows with the group start on May 6 in Charlotte, N.C., and wrap up three weeks later on May 29 in San Antonio.

We would like to continue our Return to Forever tour with James, but we have to realize that his health is priority,” vocalist Klaus Meine said. “We wish James a speedy recovery and he will be back to rock with us very soon!

We look forward to seeing all our fans this month.”

Mikkey Dee Motorhead Drummer

Mikkey Dee played with Motorhead from 1992 until last year, when frontman Lemmy Kilmister died after a short battle with cancer on Dec. 28. Days after his death, Dee said that “Motorhead is over, of course. Lemmy was Motorhead. But the band will live on in the memories of many.”

Scorpions recently released a tour edition of last year’s Return to Forever album. Since then they’ve been on the road promoting the record, as well as their 50th anniversary. After the dozen U.S. dates next month, the band will head back overseas for shows in Switzerland, Spain and Finland. There’s no word on whether the Former Motorhead Drummer will remain with them for these shows or if Kottak may be back by then.

Mikkey Dee’s Drum Kit

Mikkey Dee Drum Kit

Drums: Sonor SQ2 Vintage Maple (Custom Finish)
22″ x 18″ Bass Drum (x2), 14″ x 7.25″ Mikkey Dee Signature Snare Drum, 10″ x 10″ Tom, 13″ x 11″ Tom, 14″ x 12″ Tom, 16″ x 16″ Floor Tom and a 18″ x 16″ Floor Tom.

Cymbals: Paiste Signature
20″ Power Crash, 19″ Power Crash, 18″ Heavy China, 14″ Sound Edge Hi-Hat, 18″ Power Crash, 10″ Splash, 22″ Precision Heavy Ride, 14″ Thin China, 20″ Heavy China, 20″ Power Crash, 16″ Thin China and a 19″ Power Crash.

Mikkey Dee Signature Snare Drum (Video Presentation)

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