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Moffett/Bozzio/Conte Drum Jam


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Press Release – 18th February 2011

Drum Channel Announce Luis Conte, Jonathan Moffett and Terry Bozzio Drum Jam

Drum Channel‘s philosophy of working with the best drummers in the world continues with the announcement today of an exclusive Drum Jam with  the legendary Luis Conte, Jonathan Moffett and Terry Bozzio on February 24th 2011 at 6 pm PST/EST.

This DC Drum Jam rebroadcast follows the tried and tested drum jam format of letting the drummers perform, interpret, improvise the most astounding rhythmic themes, letting the music evolve naturally. Jamming by its very nature allows the drummers to experiment and play off each other and you’ll see the most amazing chops, fills and playing during this half hour long exclusive session.

Jonathan Moffett got the nickname ’Sugarfoot’ because of his exceptional bass drum technique. He has worked with Michael and Janet Jackson, as well as the entire Jackson family band. Other credits include George Michael, Elton John, Lionel Riche and he is truly a drummer to the stars.

Grammy award winning Luis Conte is a master percussionist renowned for his artistry and virtuoso displays. During his celebrated career he has worked with some of the greatest names in the industry including Madonna, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Ray Charles, Cher, Celine Dion, and Cristina Aguilera to name but a few.

Joining them is the legendary Terry Bozzio of Frank Zappa and Missing Persons fame. He is known for his various bass drum and hi-hat permutations whilst soloing against these rhythms. Terry has worked with a host of super stars including Steve Vai, Dweezil Zappa, Jeff Beck, Billy Sheehan and more.

To see this three way Drum Jam Triad log on at to watch and find out news on what else is coming up!

New Drum Channel DVDs


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Press Release – 7th February 2011

Drum Channel Release Drumming DVDs Featuring Mike Portnoy, Terry Bozzio and Stephen Perkins

Drum Channel’s reputation for working with the Best Drummers in the World continues to grow and they can now announce the launch of three new DVD’s featuring interviews and performances of some of the most incredible drummers of our times.

For the first time Drum Channel has released to DVD the special event where Terry Bozzio meets and talks to Mike Portnoy on his show ‘The Art of Drumming’. This DVD titled  Mike Portnoy on the “Art of Drumming” Show with Terry Bozzio, brings you the man responsible for the ingeniously intricate Dream Theater beats in candid conversation with incredibly musical and entertaining drum jams. (RRP $24.95).

Next up is the re-mastered magical Terry Bozzio: Melodic Drumming and The Ostinato, Vols. 1, 2, and 3. This 3 DVD set shows features over four hours of Terry Bozzio at his very best in stunning 5.1 surround sound quality. It strips down groundbreaking ideas, demonstrates revolutionary approaches to drums, contains hundreds of ‘how to’, examples and exercises. Each radical technique is clearly explained by Terry himself. (RRP $39.95).
The third is Stephen Perkins: Hands*Feet*Mind*Soul. Stephen takes you through eleven classic Jane’s Addiction tracks, breaking down the drum parts, analyzing the beats, and explaining why he chose each one and how it sets the foundation for each song. Also included with this double DVD is a downloadable workbook and play along tracks featuring bassist Tony Franklin. With over fours hours of footage, this DVD represents incredible value for money and retails for $24.95!

Drum Channel DVDs are available online at and Alfred Publishing is the exclusive worldwide distributor for retail music stores.

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.
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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.

Don’t Play Terry’s Kit Uninvited


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