Calvin Rodgers' Setup

What I Learned From Hanging With Calvin Rodgers

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Calvin Rodgers is, without a doubt, one of today’s greatest drummers. Period. I had the privilege of hanging with Calvin and his drum tech, Rich, for their stop in Toronto on the Festival of Praise Tour. We have an interview with Calvin that we’ll publish at a later date, but I wanted to record and share some raw thoughts/reflections and pics/videos from …

Will Ferrell and Chad Smith

Tonight Show Drum-off: Will Ferrell and Chad Smith

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Yesterday night, on the Tonight Show staring Jimmy Fallon, we were treated to a hilarious interview and drum-off between Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and his doppelganger, Will Ferrell. Sometimes you just need a laugh and here are two guys who will get you going: The Interview [tentblogger-youtube EsWHyBOk2iQ] The Drum-off: Will Ferrell and Chad Smith [tentblogger-youtube 0uBOtQOO70Y] …

Roland V-Drum Contest

Got Chops? Win A Chance To Play At The Montreal Drum Fest with The Roland V-Drums Contest.

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Roland V-Drums, Long & McQuade and the Montreal Drum Fest have partnered up for a sweet Canadian contest aptly called the Roland V-Drums World Championship.  Contest Overview Book your spot to play at your local Long & McQuade music store. Show up to play your solo at the scheduled time.   Your solo on the Roland V-Drums will be video-taped …

Deluge Swell Cover

Deluge Releases New Album With A “Swell” Drum Tutorial

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I’m a huge fan of Jonathan Stockstill. Not only do we have the same name (meaningless), but he’s an incredible worship leader, musician, and songwriter. His songs are unique and have really ministered to me through the years and Swell, the new release from his band Deluge, has not disappointed. Here’s what I love about what Jon Stockstill and Deluge …

Evans Artists Performing at the Montreal Drum Fest

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I grew up in Montreal, so going to the Montreal Drum Fest was an annual tradition for me. Here are a few videos featuring Chris Coleman, Teddy Campbell, Adrien Bent, and Larnell Lewis from the Montreal Drum Fest 2011. [tentblogger-youtube R6yfK7yaOzM] [tentblogger-youtube RNxQ4azqx1A] WOW! They Are monster players! Watch all of the Evans artists who performed at the Montreal Drum …