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Stewart Copeland, Neil Peart, Danny Carey, Les Claypool… and a bucket of psychotropics?!

Drum Channel’s Air Drumming Competition


Press Release – 14th April 2011

Drum Channel’s Air Drumming Competition

Drum Channel has teamed up with Ari Gold, director and star of the premier film about Air Drumming Adventures of Power, to bring you the most amazing Air Drumming Competition ever – Power’s Air Drum Battle, where your Air Drumming talents could win you incredible prizes.

Adventures of Power is the movie that brings you more than just a rock ‘n’ roll adventure, it is an epic story of Air Drumming and has been released on DVD for the first time. Together, Drum Channel and Ari Gold Films bring you the chance to win a world class PDP X7 drumset complete with Sabian Cymbals worth over $2700.00!

Neil Peart, who cameos in the film, Lars Ulrich, and Chad Smith, were all Air Drummers before they were drummers – are you?  Film yourself Air Drumming, upload your video to YouTube by following the instructions at, and like Neil Peart says, “March to the beat of your own drum – even if you don’t have one.”

You will be able to upload entries and vote for your favorites until May 18, 2011. On June 9, 2011, the Top 10 Air Drummer Finalists will be judged by pro drummers including Todd Sucherman (STYX), Claude Coleman (Ween), Chad Szeliga (Breaking Benjamin), and judges on Drum Channel’s DC LIVE video broadcast.

The Grand Prize: A PDP X7 drumset complete with DW hardware and Sabian Cymbals, worth $2740.

All Top 10 Finalists will receive:

1) One year’s subscription to Drum Channel’s Master Classes and Shows worth $100

2) Signed copy of Adventures of Power DVD featuring an interview and drum-off with Neil Peart

3) Signed original motion picture soundtrack

4) Signed costume from the movie and of course a world famous sweatband!

Be sure to enter early, because the first 100 Air Drummer entries will receive online access to the Your First Drum Lesson DVD from Drum Channel, worth $24.95.

To find out more visit:

Drum Channel DVDs and the ‘Adventures of Power’ are available online at

Drum Channel Returns


Press Release – 21st December 2010

Drum Channel Is Back with the Best Drummers in the World

Drum Channel is back, bigger and better than ever. The new look Drum Channel website has been completely redesigned with improved navigation and video streaming, together with a host of new features and sections.

At the heart of Drum Channel are the best drummers in the world, helping you have fun learning and sharing their tips & techniques. Drum Channel brings you exclusive and original content providing rare access to drumming legends. Our master classes and drumming lessons give you a special opportunity to learn from the masters with lessons from our drum faculty featuring Gregg Bissonette, Colin Bailey, Stephen Perkins, Chad Smith, Terry Bozzio, Peter Erskine, Neil Peart, Alex Acuna, Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey and others.
Drum Channel
The launch of the new website comes with a fantastic subscription offer. Use the coupon code VIP.PASS and get $10 discount off the Drum Channel Shows regular twelve month subscription price of $29.95, taking it to $19.95 or just $1.70 per month. Subscribe to the Drum Channel shows and you will also have access to the extensive library of DC shows and future shows plus members are eligible for discount at the Drum Channel store.

The new website features a host of exciting new content as well as huge back catalogue of shows, lessons and masterclasses. New shows already on-line include Jimmy Chamberlain discussing playing rock, Steve Smith playing with his Raga Bop Trio and Mike Clark talking about the Art of Drumming. Drum Channel will be uploading new content every week and the schedule of new shows and features over the next few months is truly phenomenal, so keep checking back on for news on what’s coming up!

Drum Channel offers hours of artist interviews, roundtable discussions, band concerts, drum jams, interactive live stream events, behind the scenes footage, contests and more. With  “Master Classes” from the best of the best drummers in the world and “Drum Lessons” from the best educators in the world, Drum Channel will not only inspire you to be a better player it will entertain you in the process.

For further Information contact :
Drum Channel, LLC.
900 Del Norte Blvd.
Oxnard, CA 93030
Ph: 866-439-7924 ext. 347

New Book: <em>A Drummer’s Perspective</em>


A Drummer's Perspective
I was asked by author/photographer Dave Phillips to write a post announcing his new book A Drummer’s Perspective. Dave was the head of European Artist Relations for both Pearl Drums and Drum Workshop, and he started his own company, A & R Marketing Limited. I haven’t seen the physical book just yet, but the few photos available on the website look incredible. A Drummer’s Perspective would sure make for a great surprise under the tree this year—not that I’m fishing for gifts…!

Here’s the official press release:


Press Release – 17th November 2010

New book launched ‘A Drummer’s Perspective’

A stunning collection of live action drumming photos

A Drummer’s Perspective is an original and unrivaled collection of over 200 photographs celebrating the world of drumming.

This large format book brings together some of the finest unseen photographs of legendary drummers. It is a unique collection of pictures taken by the author David Phillips, who has been given rare access on stage and behind the scenes to many of the biggest bands in the world.

These images capture the raw emotion and sheer excitement of playing live: You’ll be able to see the view from behind the kit on stage in front of tens of thousands of people, get up close to the action at sound checks and see exceptional shots of some of the most amazing rock concerts and festivals.

The book features over one hundred drumming legends from every type of genre and includes new photos of Dave Grohl, Joey Jordison, Zak Starkey, Ginger Baker, Dominic Howard, Neil Peart, Nicko McBrain, Mitch Mitchell, Roger Taylor, Dennis Chambers, Mike Portnoy, Nick Mason, Alex Acuña, Dave Weckl, Josh Freese, Chad Smith, Joey Castillo, Thomas Lang and this list goes on and on!

Renowned drummer, Terry Bozzio has written the foreword. Each picture is accompanied with details of where and when it was taken, recollections and anecdotes from the author, together with tour memorabilia such as backstage and photo passes.

The powerful images and text give a fascinating insight to drummers, their playing and their world. This coffee table book retails for £29.99 and can be purchased exclusively from . It will go on sale from December 6th 2010 and pre-orders can be placed via the website before this to reserve your copy in time for Christmas.

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