Update July 2010


Update July 2010

Porcupine Tree’s “Anesthetize” DVD, shot live in Tilburg, Holland, wasn’t only voted “DVD of the Month” in a couple of magazines, but has also reached the Top 10 sales charts in a few countries such as:

Finland No.1
Germany No.2
UK No.6
Sweden No.6
Holland No.8
Italy No.13
Australia No.18

Drums are brought to you by the one and only Gavin Harrison. Congrats! www.porcupinetree.com

Drummer Steve Smith, saxophonist George Brooks, and guitarist Prasanna -­ three remarkable musical talents expressing a distinctly twenty-first century perspective on global music - have collaborated on a new recording entitled Raga Bop Trio. Steve Smith, George Brooks and Prasanna will release Raga Bop Trio on July 20, 2010 on the AbstractLogix label. They will tour together as The Raga Bop Trio during November and December 2010. The music of The Raga Bop Trio is unique in that the group’s direction is grounded in jazz, with its focus on groove, atmosphere and harmonic adventure, yet also deeply rooted in the rhythmic and melodic traditions of Indian classical music.
Read more: www.ragaboptrio.com

Benny Greb is confirmed to play the London Drum Show, September 4th to 5th at the Olympia Conference Center in London UK. Read more and book your tickets online: www.londondrumshow.com

In the print news… Rich Redmond, Nashville Session Player and Drummer for Jason Aldean, is featured in the July issue of Modern Drummer. www.moderndrummer.com

Steve Smith has a feature in July 2010 issue in US Drum! Magazine about his ever-moving career. www.drummagazine.com

UK Drummer Magazine featured the one-and-only Jack De Johnette in their June issue and Jungle Drummer in their most recent July issue. www.drummermagazine.co.uk

In French “Batteur” Magazine Meshuggah’s Tomas Haake and Cynic’s Sean Reinert made it into the list of the 10 most extreme drummers. www.batteurmag.com

On the record…
JOST NICKEL is featured on “Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Soul – LIVE” album by Jan Delay.
TOMMY CLUFETOS is on “Hellbilly Deluxe 2” by Rob Zombie and tours, by the way, with Ozzy Osbourne.
DAN CORNELIUS is on “Below the Belt” by Danko Jones.
JOHN MICELI is on “Hang Cool Teddy Bear” by Meat Loaf.
POLA ROY is featured on “Bring mich nach Hause” by Wir Sind Helden, to be released end August.