Mikkey Dee Has Added “A Fresh Wave Of Energy” To The Band

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After 50 Years Of Rocking Like A Hurricane, Is There Any Better [Energy] Drummer Than Mikkey Dee To Celectrate This?

Singer Klaus Meine said: “Yes, we celebrate fifty years of SCORPIONS, but I guess it’s much more than that. The fact that the band is still together and we still put on a damn good show. And with Mikkey [Dee, drums; ex-MOTÖRHEAD] just joining the band, there’s a fresh wave of energy, and it’s a lot of fun, and we enjoy every night.

So we’re still excited about doing all those trips and taking our music all over the world. This vision never left us. And at the same time, creating new songs — playing not only the big classics on our show, but also to present new material, new songs from our latest album, ‘Return To Forever‘.

So it’s the whole package, I guess, that makes the band very, very special. And we still enjoy it very much — not being superstars or anything, but being musicians, being artists, and expressing ourselves though the music and having a wonderful time with our fans all over the world.”

SCORPIONS announced, in September 2015, the addition of Mikkey Dee as a permanent replacement for SCORPIONS‘ longtime drummer James Kottak. Mikkey Dee had spent the last few months, as reported earlier, filling in for Kottak, who was said to be on break while he sought medical attention. For Full Report Check Blabbermouth.com.

Mikkey Dee Short Drum Solo In Singapore October 21st In Singapore

Rock You Like A Hurricane Live in Singapore 21st October, 2016


Former Pearl Jam Drummer Boycotts Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

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Former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese has slammed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for leaving his name off of the band’s nomination.

It’s just a fine opportunity to see what Pearl Jam has to say in response,” he wrote on his personal Facebook page.

Let’s see if they do the right thing. It’ll be interesting to see the spin that is put on it. I’ve seen them change a 15 year old settlement agreement just by ignoring its contents and withholding money that didn’t belong to them in order to force me to accept the changes. They know how to play the game…their way!

Although Abbruzzese performed on the band’s third studio album, Vitalogy, he was fired in August 1994 due to personality conflicts with the band members, four months before the album was released. Pearl Jams’ Bass Player Jeff Ament said:

Dave was a different egg for sure. There were a lot of things, personality wise, where I didn’t see eye to eye with him. He was more comfortable being a rock star than the rest of us. Partying, girls, cars. I don’t know if anyone was in the same space.

Abbruzzese has collaborated with Shawn Smith (Brad, Satchel). They released their song “Like The Child Of The Water I Am” for online download on December 26, 2015 and stated that their collaboration is ongoing and more music would be released in 2016.

Dave Lombardo In The Studio Recording For… Who?

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Dave Lombardo Keeping Busy After Misfits Reunion

Dave Lombardo has recently been busy touring with punk/metal crossover thrashers Suicidal Tendencies. He tracked drums for their 2016 release titled World Gone Mad, so he’s in good shape to tackle the punk assault of Misfits.

Dave Are Currently In The Studio Recording An New Album For? Well, We’re Not Sure. Hopefully For Thrash, Speed or Death Metal Band Where He Can Show Off His Full Potential and fits Like a Glove!

Suicidal Tendencies are booked to play Ozzfest Meets Knotfest on September 24-25. Dave Lombardo will therefore share the festival bill with his former bandmates in Slayer. The drummer’s most recent 12-year stint with Slayer ended in 2013 amid an acrimonious dispute about pay rates.

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Three years have passed by since and man do we miss him! No one other than Dave Lombardo can handle the Slayer drum throne other him, Period!, NOT EVEN Close!

So how come we’re so excited about Dave Lombardo being in the studio again? Because we know his studio time is not for Suicidal Tendencies, as their album has already been recorded.

It’s probably not Dead Cross, considering that album seems like it’s all wrapped up. Perhaps Lombardo is recording a new Misfits album?

Dave Lombardo Drum Kit From Behind

Remember Dave were a part of the Misfits Reunion, alongside original vocalist Glenn Danzig, for Riot Fest earlier this year. In fact the lineup said they’d love to do a record together at some point as well.

Is He Recording Drums For A Thrash Metal Band?

So, although I wish he would be recording with Slayer (which would never happen) or any other Thrash Metal band. It seems like Misfits is the best guess now. In The Meantime lets enjoy and celebtrate the good old times by ending with a Dave Lombardo Drum Solo.

Playing Drums With Dymanics By Simon Philips

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Simon Philips – Playing Drums With Dymanics

Playing drums with dynamics generally signifies the volume and the amount of space your drums takes up in your band.

The fundamentals of playing drums with dynamics obviously begins with pianissimo, which means soft. The next would be mezzo piano, meaning medium loud. After that you start getting into the nice and loud forte range. “Forte range” refers to loud in general.

Drumstick Tip Type Makes A Difference With Both Sound and Volume

Volume can be changed with ease. For example, you can change the drum stick type, and you’ll notice that the actual drum tip sounds makes quite a difference. Simon Philips address this and gives a good example of exactly that (play using different drumsticks/tip) in the Playing Drums With Dymanics video (check below).

While we’re mentioning, Simon Phillips have had an incredible drumming career that shows no signs of stopping.

Playing Drums With Dynamics Simon Philips

Ranging from musical theater and jazz music, to performing with huge names like Toto, Jeff Beck and Mike Oldfield, Simon’s playing has added a bit of magic to an amazingly diverse spread of musical situations.

Rhythm Magazine were invited into Simon Philip’s Personal Studio, located in Los Angeles, to record a number of videos. In this particular video clip “playing drums with dynamics” he covers the significance and application of dynamics.

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.


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:

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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.