December 2010 Update


December 2010 Update

Rich Redmond Update! Rich recorded all the drums and percussion on multi platinum country rocker JASON ALDEAN's 4th studio record, "My Kind Of Party", which was released on November 2nd. The record sold 192,000 units the first week. This marked the highest selling debut for a male country artist in three years. Aldean spent more time in the #1 chart position in the last 12 months than any other artist. The first single, "My Kind Of Party" is sky rocketing into the Top Ten position on The Billboard Country Charts. Recent TV appearances included The Today Show and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Aldean’s sensational performance of the duet “Don't You Want To Stay" with pop songstress KELLY CLARKSON on The 44th Annual CMA Awards kick started the release of this single to radio on November 11th. Watch for Rich's performance with Aldean on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on Monday, November 15th and CMT's "Artist Of The Year" Special, airing December 3rd.

Rich can be heard as a player and producer on THOMPSON SQUARE'S Top 40 single "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not"? A full length album will follow in early 2011. Rich's percussion playing can also be heard on new singles from TRACE ADKINS, MONTGOMERY GENTRY, FRANKIE BALLARD, CHUCK WICKS, and JOSH THOMPSON. Rich will be heading into the studio to track percussion for RACHEL FARLEY and the legendary HANK JR.

Recent "CRASH Course For Success" clinics have included visits to The University Of South Carolina, Mclennan College in Waco, Texas, Melhart Music in McAllen, Texas, and The Moon Dog Drum House in Galesburg, Illinois.

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Guitar Center’s Drum Off Final Competition will happen with a big bang on January 8, 2011 at the Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre in Hollywood, CA. Steve Smith, Jojo Mayer and Gavin Harrison are amongst the lineup of performing artists! Tickets here.

Stephen van Haestregt and his pals from My Favorite Scar proudly announced the launch of their latest video “Waste”, taken from their debut album.

And here’s one very special DVD you might like: the Modern Drummer Festival 2010 DVD – including SONOR performing artists Benny Greb and Chris Coleman. For more information, please pay a visit to Hudson Music’s product catalogue: The site also features Preview Videos!