Category Archives: Beautiful Drum Music

New Solo Record Announcement: “The Boy Is Gonna Rock: Original Soundtrack”

Special Announcement! Friends, I’m thrilled to make this official: I have been deep into pre-production for a new solo record, which we are looking to release this Spring. It is the original “soundtrack” for my latest book, The Boy Is … Continue reading

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30 Days in April: A Drummer’s Perspective on the Halestorm/Lita Ford/Dorothy Tour

Gillioz Theater – Springfield, MO (pic by Gary Brown for Shovelhead Studios) In April of 2016, we were back in the bus and on arena and theater stages around the country with the Halestorm/Lita Ford/Dorothy tour. By all accounts, it … Continue reading

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Drum Solo

It’s no secret that I love to do drum solos. Grew up on ‘em. All my favorite players were monster soloists… and purveyors of the drumming art form in the process. Sadly, it’s become somewhat of a dying art, partly … Continue reading

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Embracing Excess – Ladies and Gentlemen, The Octopus!

A few years back I featured a special groove on my DVD, The Zen of Drumming, called “The Octopus.” It’s a one-bar pattern that utilizes 22 individual sound sources, and it had become a much-requested favorite from my solo drumming … Continue reading

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Beautiful Drum Music: Son of Timbale Jam

This is an improvisational Take-Two of another spontaneous solo excerpt (blemishes and all) that focuses on the left quadrant of my drum kit.  Again, it features the timbales, which have always been my favorite Latin Percussion instrument.  This “pre-meditated” improv … Continue reading

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Beautiful Drum Music: Timbale Jam

Here’s a spontaneous, improvised solo excerpt (blemishes and all) that focuses on the “left 11” – the left-third of my drum kit.  It features the timbales, which have always been my favorite Latin Percussion instrument.  Enjoy… BR

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