Phill Colins

Philip Collins, born 30 January 1951, is an English singer-songwriter, drummer, pianist and actor best known as a drummer and vocalist for the British progressive rock group Genesis and as a solo artist.
In my opinion he is a mastermind of the music industry, and also one of the richest of the British music industry.
Phil Collins is also an artist who is concerned about world problems, resulting in his participation in  several solidarity events such as the Day of Rock 2010 to battle the hunger issue in Ethiopia.

Phil Collins begins its carrier in Genesis, but he is also an amazing solo singer and he writes some deep full songs about the most common problems of our societies.
In the drums world, he is an incredible artist as shown on this youtube video.

Benefit For Levon Helm

Levon Helm is missed, but not forgotten. And now a number of well-known musicians have banded together to stage the “Love For Levon” benefit concert on October 3, to raise money for his estate and legendary Midnight Ramble concert series.

Levon Helm died on April 19, 2012, with cancer, in Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
On April 17, 2012, Helm's wife Sandy and daughter Amy revealed that Helm had end-stage cancer. 
They posted the following message on Helm's website:

"Dear Friends,
Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer. Please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his journey.
Thank you fans and music lovers who have made his life so filled with joy and celebration... he has loved nothing more than to play, to fill the room up with music, lay down the back beat, and make the people dance! He did it every time he took the stage...
We appreciate all the love and support and concern."
From his daughter Amy, and wife Sandy

Avenged Sevenfold new drummer

The band was formed in 1999 in California, and for many years the responsible for the drum machine was The Rev.

The year was 2009, and James "The Rev" Sullivan was found dead in his appartment, purportedly by nature causes, but several toxic substances were found in his body.
After this unliked event,  Mike Portnoy took the Avenged Sevenfold's drumsticks and played in the band for one year. Mike Portnoy played in A7X only for a year because it was planned like that.

With the 2011 tour on the way, no one knew who were the next drummer of A7X. The name of Arin Ilejay didn't took a long time to came up and till the present date he his the currently drummer of Avenged Sevenfold, and he impressed not only the band, but he revive a bit of what the rev had done before.

[Quote of the day] Buddy Rich

"But primarily, the drummer's supposed to sit back there and swing the band"

Back to business

I am very sorry for the short content in the past weeks, but I had several exams at the university that took me the time to write on my blog.
I prepared some post and im releasing them very soon. Stay tunned.

David Eric Grohl

David Eric Grohl a.k.a. Dave Grohl born January 14, 1969.
Most of you may know him because of the band Foo Fighters where he is the lead vocalist, guitarist and song writer. He is also the founder of the band; basically he is kind of a one show man.
But the reason I am talking about him, it´s because of another band which most of you know at least by name, Nirvana.

 Yes Dave Grohl was Nirvana´s drummer and yes it is the Legendary grunge band Nirvana I am talking about.
One has to admit Dave is one of those amazing cases, he was part of a legendary band (Nirvana) and he also founded another successful band (Foo Fighters).

Dave you are the man.

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr was born the 7 July 1940 in Liverpool, and his real name is Richard Starkey. He joined The Beatles in 1962, were he gain fame and respect. Beside being a musician he is also an actor. As a drummer,  Starr described himself as "your basic offbeat drummer with funny fills".

"I've never been able to sit round on my own and play drums, practice in the back room, never been able to. I've always played with other musicians. It`s how I play, there`s no joy for me in playing on my own, bashing away. I need a bass, a piano, guitar, whatever, and then I can play" - Ringo Starr

Gavin Harrison - Porcupine Tree

Do you know the drummer Gavin Harrison? I didn't until now and I am tremendously ashamed for that. How could I not know a drummer like this one? He plays the drums at the Band PorcupineTree since 2002. He also plays with KingCrimson as guest drummer. I strongly recommend you to check out these bands.

Gavin Harrison was considered the best progressive drummer 4 years in a row from 2007 to 2010, by the magazine Modern Drummer. He has various instructional  books and DVD’s that you can check out in his website. Don’t forget to listen to his own CD’s in collaboration with 05Ric.
Stay tuned with this awesome video from Porcupine Tree. The song is Hatesong. As you should know this is not my favorite type of music but we have to show what’s good and in this song we can see a very good Gavin Harrison performance.

What is percussion ?

As I continue to develop this blog, I've been asked to explain what is percussion.
To answer this question I will try make some interviews with amateur percussionists, professional percussionists and some groups.

The definition of percussion in the music world is the section of a band or orchestra composed of percussion instruments. But percussion is more than that. Percussion is a passion for music, for rhythm. In my opinion, percussion is the base for all the music.

Me in Bomboémia @ Arredas folk fest 2010

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