Thursday, March 31, 2011

Carmine Appice and Vaniila Fudge on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

ddrum Artist and legendary drummer Carmine Appice appeared with Vanilla Fudge recently on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. They performed their classic hit, "You Keep Me Hanging On". Vaniila Fudge is currently touring. For complete tour dates check out: Tour Dates

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Robb Reiner from Anvil visits the DDRUM offices!

 Thursday, March 24th saw a visitor from The Great White North at ddrum headquarters in Tampa.  Robb reiner, from the legendary Anvil stopped in for a quick visit.   A bit more fun than business for this trip, a chance for Robb to take in some of Florida's fine spring weather.  It was also an opportunity for Robb to check out some of DDRUM's newest gear.  Outside of a few top secret things that have yet to be announced, Robb had an opportunity to play one of the newest stars of the line, the Dios Ash.  Already creating a buzz in the industry, the new line proved to be a good match for Robb's classic rock assault.  For those that have never heard a kit made of ash, think of the naturally pre-eq'ed sound of birch, but with a VERY pronounced low end.  Playing a double bass kit with 10/12/13/16/18 toms, Robb really gave them a work out.  Robb was also able to check out the new Reflex black chrome snare.  This drum was designed as a bit of a throwback to a different era of drum making.  It is designed with the working drummer in mind and will fit sonically and visually in to ANY drum configuration. Robb liked the sound so much….he took it with him!   In Anvil news, Robb and the boys just put the finishing touches on a new studio record, "Juggernaut of Justice".  Recorded at Dave Grohl' s Studio 606, it promises to be Anvil's greatest sonic achievement to date!  Look for the record to drop on May 10th, and look for the band to be hitting the road soon after.  First with Alice Cooper on a full-Canadian Tour, likely to be followed by a US tour.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Another day at the shop...

Couple quick shots of DDRUM Artist Relations Felix DeLuna, and quality control expert Eduardo.  They are doing the final assembly of the kit built for Chuck Fanslau, of the Bret Michaels Band.  Special thanks to Mo Colors for the custom purple sparkle stripe over the silver sparkle laquer.  Another shout to Lasker Powter coating for the white hardware.  Look for Bret on tour this summer on the "Get Your Rock On" tour.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

NEW KMFDM video for Krank, featuring ddrum artist Andy Selway!

Here is the latest video from industrial legends KMFDM, for their new single Krank.  Andy Selway is featured in the video heavily, playing his black on black Reflex drum set.  When we started discussions regarding Andy's kit for this album and tour, it was more of a visual statement.  The plan was to convert the acoustic drums to trigger pads, basically making them an electronic interface.  That was, until Andy heard the way the drums sounded!  It was quickly decided to leave them as is.  Look for KMFDM to be hitting the road this summer, and look for Andy behind his Reflex drums!

Monday, March 14, 2011

DDRUM Welcomes Russ Whitman, drummer for Craig Morgan!

DDRUM, already a leader in the fields of rock and metal, is also making in-roads to the country market as well.  Recently added is the drummer from Craig Morgan's band, Russ Whitman.  A bit on Russ:

Russ Whitman began playing drums at the early age of 6 years old. From then on he always knew what he wanted to do with his life. Following in his father's footsteps, he started off playing by ear in his grandfathers church. Russ continued his musical education thru his middle and high school years consistently placing first chair in almost every all-state ensemble from concert to jazz. After high school he continued his education on the collegiate level and in the US Navy. Since then Russ was a member of Carolina Crown, Tarheel Sun, and Carolina Gold Drum and Bugle Corps. After many years marching and instructing numerous award winning high school and collegiate drum lines  Russ turned his attention back to the kit. For the last decade he has had the honor of working with some of the finest musicians around including Steve Gatlin, The Lawrence Welk Show, The Swingtime Orchestra, Soul Power Posse, Painted Man, Eason, and with jazz group J360 where he shared the stage with Spyro Gyra, the Yellowjackets, Gato Barbieri, Kim Waters, and the late Jimmy Smith. For the last few years he has toured with Craig Woolard, Frontiers, and is now the drummer for Grand Ole Opry member Craig Morgan.

"I have found my new home in Nashville and my new sound with DDRUM!"

Russ proudly endorses DDRUM, Evans Drumheads, Puresound Snare Wires,  HQ Real Feel Practice Pads, and Analysis Plus cabling.

DDRUM is proud to have Russ on board, and we look forward to a long relationship.  Welcome to the family!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

TJ Wilder on Letterman w/ Josh Turner!

Check out ddrum artist TJ Wilder with country artist Josh Turner.  Josh and the boys are out on tour as we speak, bringing it to the masses.  For tour stops in your area visit:

Friday, March 4, 2011

Black Veil Brides + Christian Coma+ DDRUM= The Perfect Weapon

New ddrum artists!

DDRUM is proud to welcome the following artists to our roster:

Robert Urbani-Anew Revolution
Andrew Carlston-Chelsea Grin
Danny Terchin-Oceano

All three of these artists will be seen this upcoming concert season rocking the new Reflex drums on the stage and in the studio!  Stay tuned for more info on these and all of our DDRUM artists!