Drummer loses everything in Fire except his Drums

Fellow drummer /african percussionist, Rudy Walker from N.J. lost just about everything in a house fire.  Fortunately most of the drums he’d been collecting for years survived the fire.  Click here for the full story.


Drummer Jake Hanna dies at 78

Legendary jazz drummer, Jake Hanna has passed away due to complications with a bone marrow disease.  Hanna was known for his work with the Woody Herman band, Maynard Ferguson, Duke Ellington  and the house band for the long running Merv Griffin television  show.  He was a revered drummer, author and mentor and will be greatly missed by the drumming community.

Legendary Jazz Drummer, Jake Hanna

Gifts for Percussionists – Hand Drummers

PercussionGifts.com – Drum Bum just launched Percussion Gifts, a new site that features its hand percussion products. Appropriately named “PercussionGifts.com”, you’ll find percussion T-shirts, hats, jewelry, mugs, stickers, keychains, clothing, figurines, percussion accessories related to conga drums, djembe drums and bongos, miniature hand drums and lots more that pertains to percussion players / hand drummers.

Superbowl Party Gig

If you’re going to play a Superbowl party, this is the way to do it!

SuperBowl XLII – Travis Barker

Looking back, and in the spirit of tomorrow’s Super Bowl game…  I just thought this was the coolest ad for Superbowl XLII featuring Travis Barker and DJ AM: