Former Pantera Drummer Vinnie Paul Says Music Recorded For What Would Have Been Damageplan‘s 2nd Album Will Eventually See The Light Of Day
Vinnie Paul says he will eventually release music that was planned for Damageplan‘s second album.
Paul formed Damageplan with his brother Dimebag Darrell after Pantera‘s split in 2003 and released their debut album New Found Power a year later.
Dimebag was shot dead onstage at a Damageplan gig in Ohio in December 2004.
Release Of A Second Damageplan Album
Vinnie Paul has said in the past that he would eventually release the second album. And in a new interview for Trunk Nation (via Blabbermouth), he says:
The first record was pretty diverse. We wanted to do something that didn’t sound exactly like Pantera, and with the second record, it was really focused. I’ve got the demos and some day they’ll come out.
Paul adds that he will always try to keep his brother’s legacy alive, saying::
It’s sad to say, but you just get larger than life when you’re gone. It’s just really weird. I really appreciate it.
The fans have kept his legacy and everything he’s done intact and alive, and it’s just constantly growing. His legend’s huge.
Former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo revealed last week that he has up to five new albums in the works and put his work ethic down to having quit drinking. Stating:
I haven’t had a drink since February – I’m not missing that much.
Extremely Precise Consistent Drumming!
No Serious Metal Drummer Could Ever Forseen Or Forgotten Vinnie Paul!
I mean His PRECISE, HAMMERING Drumming Style. Vinnie‘s One Of Few Drummers That You Could Have Put In A Box (Perhaps Alongside Tommy Lee) And Used Instead Of a Metronome While Practicing… It’s that Destinctive!
Check Video Below In Case, God Forbid, You Have Forgotten About Vinnie Paul‘s Style / Type Of Playing:
After burying his brother Darrel (R.I.P.), Paul formed Big Vin Records in February 2006 and released Rebel Meets Rebel and a DVD, Dimevision Volume 1.
Paul (along with Cristina Scabbia, co-lead vocalist of Lacuna Coil) writes a monthly question-and-answer column in Revolver.
Vinnie Paul maintains endorsement deals with ddrum, Sabian cymbals, and Vic Firth drumsticks. He previously endorsed Tama, Pearl drums, and Remo drumheads and hardware.
Paul also played drums for Dethklok at a show in Philadelphia with Metalocalypse creator Brendon Small. Around this time in his career, he was a one time spokesperson for Arby’s fast food restaurant.
In June 2006, after the death of his brother and an 18-month hiatus, Paul was not sure if he would return to music, but eventually joined in with the heavy metal supergroup Hellyeah, which also features vocalist Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribbett from Mudvayne, guitarist Tom Maxwell from Nothingface, and bassist Bob Zilla from Damageplan, who was called on to replace original bassist Jerry Montano.
As of 2016, the group has released 5 albums, latest being Unden!able, released in June 2016.
For Christmas 2016, Paul is planning on releasing a cookbook called “Drumming up an Appetite with Vinnie Paul“… DrumPerium Would Love To See That Coming 😉
Sex, Drums, Rock ‘N’ Roll! New Autobiography By Kenny Aronoff
Kenny Aronoff shares his inspirational, cautionary, and captivating story of reaching the highest levels of the music business in his autobiography Sex, Drums, Rock n Roll!
He may not have the name recognition of some rock stars, but he s immensely respected within the industry as a rock drummer par excellence.
Kenny Aronoff discusses his childhood, formal musical training, and his first big break with John Mellencamp, which eventually led to work with other artists in the musical who’s who. As one might expect, Aronoff has a few crazy, sordid tales to tell about life on the road, but Sex, Drums, Rock n Roll! succeeds because he also shows a thoughtful, reflective side.
Kenny tries to portray personality conflicts fairly and from all sides, and his technique of including brief comments by the people in question is highly effective. Aronoff displays a striking and relentless drive to achieve his goals.
From his early classical studies to competing with other drummers for work, he never gives up, always pushing himself to practice harder and do better. This aspect transcends drumming and becomes an overriding theme in his life.
Barely Nothing Left Out
Of course, there’s a price to one’s personal relationships that goes along with flying around the country at a breakneck pace, and Aronoff is not shy about detailing his difficulties in this respect. He’s blunt and honest about his own shortcomings, and about applying the same effort to improving his family life as he does to his drumming.
The book consciously does not drift too far into drummer-speak; while there are a few descriptions of triple flam-a-diddles, a one-hand press roll, and the like, Sex, Drums, Rock n Roll! is always more about Aronoff s personal journey.
Rock-and-roll fans will enjoy reading about Aronoff s adventures with Mellencamp, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, and other big names, but in the end, what makes the book work are the same things that propel Aronoff‘s music: a steady beat, impeccable timing, and always hitting hard.
About Kenny Aronoff
Kenny Aronoff is one of the most famous rock n roll drummers alive. In his nearly four decades behind the kit, he has played with the greatest acts, from John Mellencamp to Bob Dylan. Aronoff has taught and performed all over the world on the best stages.
He has held many posts, from house drummer for the Kennedy Center Honors to kit man for Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on the Beatles CBS TV special The Night That Changed America. Aronoff remains one of the most active and in-demand live and session drummers in the music business. He lives in Los Angeles.
Evans has launched UV1 Drumheads, a brand-new series of drumheads featuring a newly patented UV-cured coating. The range features Evans’ Level 360 technology and debuts with a brand new logo.
The UV1 Drumheads is the end result of years of research, experimentation, and product development. Its coating provides unmatched durability and consistency of texture.
Designed for durability and versatility, the UV1 Drumheads also features a new 10mil film known for its warmer tonal characteristics while being more resistant to stretching and denting.
Combined with Evans’ Level 360 technology, and debuting a new logo, the UV1 Drumheads promises to be the most versatile and durable 10mil drumhead for the widest range of sonic possibilities and musical applications.
“The UV1 Snare Head gives you a focused, full sound in the centre of the head with a musical balance of usable harmonic overtones (aka ring) at the edge that you don’t have to “tune out” or mute down with tape or gels. It’s the perfect sound right out of the box! Excellent tuning range and feel, great for both studio and live, and they look fantastic too”
Said acclaimed drummer Omar Hakim.
The added benefit of increased surface texture makes the UV1 extremely responsive to brush playing while the UV-cured coating provides unmatched durability.
Patented UV-cured coating provides unmatched durability and consistency.
Made from a single ply of unique 10mil film.
A single ply offers an open and expressive sound.
Extremely versatile for a wide variety of musical applications.
Level 360 Technology collar design ensures proper contact between drum head and drum shell.
Evans: “Drum Solos Haven’t Been Cool Since 1969″*
*THAT SEEMS DEBATABLE (AND DrumPerium certainly beg to differ). But one thing isn’t (according to Evans): the 10mil single-ply UV1 Drumheads. 89% of the drummers Evans asked said it gave them the exact same sound they wanted.
The also said it was more versatile and durable than their old heads (thanks to its patented UV-cured coating).
Freedrum A Virtual Drum Kit That Fits In Your Pocket
Freedrum Teams‘ aim is to bring the drumming experience from soundproof studios to the outdoors, your sofa, or any other place you have access to a smartphone.
No matter if you’re a beginner or Tommy Lee, This device is designed for drummers of any skill level!
How Does It Work?
Simply slip the sensors on your drumsticks, pair them with your smartphone, and take them anywhere. It is that easy! It doesn’t require an internet connection and runs on a battery that should keep you drumming for a week of regular use.
If you want the full experience, slip two more units onto your feet. The units are interchangeable, so you won’t need to buy special feet units.
Officially, Freedrum supports iOS with Garageband, that’s what the team have tested and guarantee. They recommend iPhones and iPads with iOS 10.0 or later.
Designed With Musicians In Mind
Freedrum is designed to give musicians the most natural drumming experience. It’s small, lightweight and easy to setup.
It’s adaptable to any size drumstick and you can place it anywhere on the stick to suit your drumming style. When turned off the stick this devce can easily fit into your pocket.
Freedrum can for sutetake a beating! Shock-resistant ABS plastic is used for the enclosure to ensure it is strong and lightweight. It made of reduced number of parts and designed to be repairable.
A simple click on a button turns the device on and calibrates it so that you can start playing as quickly as possible. An LED is incorporated elegantly above the button indicating the connection and battery level.
Whats Inside The Box?
A standard Freedrum package includes two units, a micro USB charger, two straps for drum sticks and two straps for your feet. The Freedrum Team also offer a special deluxe package for Kickstarter supporters that includes a pair of premium drumsticks from Vic Firth.
Don’t Let Anybody Take Away Your Freedrum
Support this great innovator NOW by pre-ordering the Freedrum Package at their official Kickstarter Page.