We've no clue who this band is or just why they want to flood our inbox with mp3's and concert dates and press releases, but we suspect it has something to do with ROCK. Apparently they were on P.O.D.'s indie label Rescue Records at one point and have put out somewhere between 2 and 15 albums, but we can only find two listed on iTunes, Realize and Sink Your Teeth ep.
Tim "Herb" Alexander is best known as the interim drummer for Primus, taking the (drumming) glory for all of their biggest hits to-date including, "My Name is Mud." Tim can also take credit as being one of the founding members of A Perfect Circle, but only one of his tracks ("The Hollow") is included in their debut album, Mer de Noms.
So we've been doing the R&R Drum Solo Friday for some time now and we've had some interest in street performers. You know the ones who use whatever they can find to make a beat. Some of them do some amazing things with some real scraps. Take a bucket or two, some pans and any other noisy bit of junk and you just might have yourself a recipe for an incredible performance, if the sticks are in the right hands that is...
Doron Giat has to be one of the best drummers in the East. His clarity and style speak volumes to his ability to control sticks and his feet. Everything he does is so well placed and seems to have been put there with careful thought and purpose.
Today's R&R DSF drummer needs little introduction as it's the great Ted Kirkpatrick! Ted is well known for his earth-moving contributions with his metal/rock band Tourniquet. From the late 80's all the way up to the present time, Ted has influenced a generation of metal heads. Recently, Ted put out an album of drum solos played to various works of classical music. It's quite the unique set. He accompanies composers from Chopin to Bach to Mozart on the 9 track disc. And good thing, because Ted has unfortunately been in that set of musicians with considerable talent that for whatever reason has very few good quality live examples of their playing ability. I'm used to hearing Ted's thundering rhythmic timings interwoven into mathematical metal, but his new album, In the Shadow of the Masters, showcases his work in a way that a much broader audience will appreciate.