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Ridiculous Drum Solo Makes Church Song Epically Awkward

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.18.2014 | Weird News

Sometimes music can transport you to another world -- where nothing but you and the beat exist. Well, that seems to be what happened to a very ent...

Wake Up and Face the Music, Chicago

Lisa Goich-Andreadis | Posted 10.11.2014 | Chicago
Lisa Goich-Andreadis

Chicago native Franklin Vanderbilt, who has spent the past seven years touring as a drummer with Lenny Kravitz, has a suggestion: Start intervention a lot sooner in life. Swap a gun with a guitar or a set of drum sticks and you never know what kind of an influence you can make in a child's life.

Things You Will NEVER Hear at a Band Sound Check

Eva Moon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Eva Moon

If you've played in a working band, you've been through the routine a thousand times. Pull in at a club, haul your gear in, set up and hope you have time to check the sound before downbeat. Below is a list of things no participant at a sound check said. Ever.

Remembering Marvette Pérez, Curator

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 09.04.2013 | Latino Voices
Gina Athena Ulysse

Marvette Pérez Garcia left a body of work that will not only be treasured for its significance, but also a legacy that promises to have continuous impact.

Astoria Characters: The Different Drummer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.15.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There's a Conga by the kitchen table. Tall and handsome, it stands next to a mushroom-shaped dumbek and a gloriously rotund davul. Richard Khuzami, whose smoldering eyes match his shoe-polish-black hair, has all these drums at his fingertips, yet when he wants to pound home a point, he raps on his shin.

Dennis Diken: The Roots of Jersey Rock

Ruth Gerson | Posted 10.05.2011 | Arts
Ruth Gerson

Dennis Diken is the drummer and a founding member of New Jersey's rock 'n' roll band The Smithereens. He is a mensch, a fountain of knowledge, a supreme musician, and a great story teller.

Stix Bones of Soulfège

Lucia Brawley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lucia Brawley

I first introduced you to the band Soulfège through its leader -- musician, public speaker, entrepreneur and Oprah Radio host, Derrick Ashong -- in m...

Vijay Iyer's Life in Music: "Striving is the Backstory..." (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Christopher Lydon

Vijay Iyer brings rare stuff to jazz piano, starting with a Brahmin Indian name and heritage, and a Yale degree in physics. Gujarati stick dances and ...

Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins Takes His Riders on the Road

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jon Chattman

Fret not Foo fans, Taylor Hawkins isn't quiting his day job. The drummer is on hiatus from touring with the Foo Fighters, but that hasn't stopped him from hitting the road with his own band.

Dog Ears Music: Volume 124

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's column features songs by Rowland S. Howard, Bears, Current 93, Drummer, Elvin Jones (The Great Jazz Trio) and Adam Crossley.

"The Best of Times" for Dream Theater's Mike Portnoy

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"...the core of our fans have always been a combination of musicians, metal fans and prog fans. We've never been the "flavor of the month".

Chico Hamilton, Octogenarian, Releases New Jazz Album

Jessica Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jessica Gross

"I don't make music for people. I make music for music's sake," Hamilton said. "I don't care where I make it. I could make music in the men's room, it don't matter."