Monday, June 27, 2011

Dean Guitars NYC Night w/ Michael Angelo Batio sponsored by Guitar World!

That's right folks!  One night only, and manning the drums is none other than the legendary Carmine Appice! The show will be webcast for all that cannot make it to NYC tonight.  Head over to at 7pm sharp and watch the rock!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Reflex in action with Third Richardson.

For your listening and viewing pleasure....Franklin "Third" Richardson holding it down on the Reflex in Mirror Chrome finish. The solo section alone, is worth the price of admission....check it out!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Black Veil Brides', "Set The World On FIre" Debuts at #1

Black Veil Brides new album "Set The World On Fire" debuts at #1 on the iTunes Rock Chart and at #4 on the iTunes overall album chart. Black Veil Brides also currently have the #1 and #2 videos on the iTunes Rock video chart with “Legacy” at #1 and “Fallen Angels” at #2. 

The boys in black are all over the iTunes store today, in celebration of their new release.  Drummer Christian Coma, continues to hold court with speed, precision, and power.  His perfect weapon of choice? Dios Ash in custom flat black finish. They continue their rise to power, with a headlining slot on this year's Van's Warped Tour.  CC is one of our fastest rising stars, and we have a feeling the best is yet to come!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Black Veil Brides KERRANG: Best International Newcomer Award!

The UK just got a little Blacker....

Continuing their streak of awards, Black Veil Brides, with drummer Christian Coma have taken the Kerrang award for Best International Newcomer.  Coming on the heals of their Revolver Golden God award, and just days before their new record is set to drop.  To say the band is having a stellar 2011 would be an understatement.  They just played Germany's Rock AM Ring, and will be one of the Headliners at the upcoming Vans Warped Tour.  This band is just getting warmed up!

Back by popular demand, here is a vid of CC at soundcheck on the band's last stop in Florida:

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

Have you met....Felipe Torres?

Currently on tour wth the Monkee's, on their 45th anniversery tour, Felipe is a talented and energetic addition to the ddrum roster.  He also brings with him years of technical skills in the field of drum tech work, as he, like most of us, as had to tech for himself on a variety of gigs.  Felipe took a couple minutes of soundcheck, to tell us about the ddrum gear he is currently using on this run with the Monkees.

Felipe also plays with Carmine Appice's Slamm, when he is not on the road.  As such, he and I experimented with Carmine's signature snare a bit, the last time he was at the shop.  I will let Felipe fill you in on what we came up with: