Fight For Your Right – Beastie Boys

Here’s a look at (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) by the Beastie Boys which was the first single released from their breakthrough 1986 album Licensed to Ill. It’s one of their most successful hits reaching #7 on the Billboard 100, and later named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. Read More

Linear Drumming (2)

In this lesson we’ll take another look at linear drumming where no two voices/limbs play at the same time. This is without doubt one of the slickest styles of drumming and when you hear the masters… Steve Gadd, Mike Clark and Carter Beauford it’ll blow your mind. Read More

Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz

In this lesson I’ll be showing you how to play Are You Gonna Go My Way by Lenny Kravitz. This track was released in 1993 from the album of the same name and became one of Lenny’s most successful songs. Read More

5/8 Odd Time Drumming

If your goal is to play anything like Gavin Harrison, Mike Portnoy or Neil Peart then you’ll have to step up to the odd time plate sooner or later. Odd time drumming can be a little tricky to get your head around but once you have it down it will add a whole new dimension to your playing.

In this lesson we’ll take a look at 5/8. There is an exercise pdf that you can download and some recommended listening to help you develop the feel so go grab your sticks and let’s do this: Read More

How To Make A Living Playing The Drums

One question that always pops up in the forums and in conversations between drummers is, ‘How do I make money from playing the drums?’ Many of us play for fun but almost all of us would love the opportunity to do it for a living.

Thankfully, there’s no mystery to it. It’s an achievable goal and if you follow my advice you can join the professional ranks and enjoy a career that will make others envious: Read More

Rich Redmond Interview

Rich Redmond is one of those drummers that we all wish to become. He has played on number one hits, sold millions of records and has performed with some of the biggest names in the business. A beast behind the kit with an infectious personality, Rich has stamped an unmissable mark on the Nasvhille circuit and beyond.

In this interview Rich tells us about his journey from Connecticut to the world stage and offers some great advice on how we can reach the top of our game: Read More