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FREEDOM CALL Frontman CHRIS BAY To Release ‘Chasing The Sun’ Solo Album In February

It's a well-known predicament that the FREEDOM CALL founder and frontman Chris Bay shares with many other composers: occasionally, his wealth of inspiration goes beyond the stylistic and thematic scope of his own band. "I permanently write songs and am constantly working on ideas in the studio," he explains. "That's why I've collected a whole lot of tracks over the years that on the one hand don't really suit FREEDOM CALL and on the other are just too good to gather dust in my archive." The solution to his "luxury" problem: February 23, 2018 will see the release of Bay's first solo album, "Chasing The Sun", on Steamhammer/SPV, committing himself in his very own, unmistakable way to the music that has inspired him since the very early days of his career. And although the songs on the album were created over a long period of time, Bay produced the whole material in spring 2017 at his own studio. Which must be one of the reasons why "Chasing The Sun" — despite the diversity of the individual tracks — sounds cohesive. Alongside a number of rock songs in characteristic Chris Bay style, he has skilfully blended in modern sound elements on the opening track "Flying Hearts", added Wurlitzer piano touches, which bring to mind the currently trendy 1970s, on "Hollywood Dancer" and risked a song with a slow shuffle groove, a consciously dark atmosphere and an avant-garde flair in "Where Waters Flow In Heaven". In stark contrast to this is the first single release "Radio Starlight", with its obvious airplay potential, which will be released digitally on December 1 and to which there will be also a video clip, which triggers with tantalizing images wanderlust and will definitely makes you hungry for more. This title once again underscores the boundless ease with which Bay moves in his world of music. As the album title "Chasing the Sun" already suggests, Bay casually processed the desires and wishes that probably each of us holds in this dark season.. sun, freedom, warmth and harmony ... a "summer hit" in winter, a matter of interpretation.

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GUNS N’ ROSES Announces Summer 2018 European Tour

GUNS N' ROSES has announced the summer 2018 European leg of the "Not in This Lifetime" tour, including headlining appearances at several festivals. The trek will kick off June 3 in Berlin, Germany, conclude on July 21 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The dates will include an appearance at the U.K.'s Download festival on June 9 and a June 21 headlining slot at Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting. "It's great to have this iconic line up of GUNS N' ROSES headlining at Download," promoter Andy Copping said in a statement. "I am sure I am not alone when I say I have been wanting this to happen for years. It will be an incredible show and will be one of the highlights of the Download weekend." GUNS N' ROSES summer 2018 tour dates: Jun. 03 - Berlin, Germany - Olympiastadion Jun. 06 - Odense, Denmark - Dyreskuepladsen Jun. 09 - Donnington, UK - Download Jun. 12 - Gelsenkirchen, Germany - Veltins Arena Jun. 15 - Firenze, Italy - Firenze Rocks Jun. 18 - Paris, France - Download Jun. 21 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting Jun. 24 - Mannheim, Germany - Maimarktgelände Jun. 26 - Bordeaux, France - Matmut Stadium Jun. 29 - Madrid, Spain - Download Jul. 01 - Barcelona, Spain - Estadio Olympico Jul. 04 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Goffertpark Jul. 07 - Leipzig, Germany - Festwiese Jul. 09 - Chorzow, Poland - Stadion Slaski Jul. 13 - Moscow, Russia - Otkritie Arena Jul. 16 - Tallinn, Estonia - Tallinn Song Festival Ground Jul. 19 - Oslo, Norway - Valle Hovin Jul. 21 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Ullevi Stadium Pollstar reported earlier in the year that "Not In This Lifetime" tour was the most popular and highest-grossing global tour of 2017. About seventy people travel with the show in addition to the truck drivers; that number goes upwards of five hundred, including the local workers, by show date once catering, security, etc. are factored in, according to the tour's production manager, Dale "Opie" Skjerseth. GUNS kicked off its long-rumored and long-awaited reunion tour in April 2016 with a club show in Hollywood and appearances in Las Vegas and at California's Coachella festival. The "Not In This Lifetime" tour features classic lineup members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass) and Axl Rose (vocals) backed by guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Fank Ferrer, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and new second keyboardist Melissa Reese.

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PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS: Making Of ‘The Age Of Absurdity’ Album Part One

The first in a series of video clips featuring footage from the making of "The Age Of Absurdity", the upcoming debut album from PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS (formerly PHIL CAMPBELL'S ALL STARR BAND), the band featuring MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell alongside his sons Todd, Dane and Tyla, plus vocalist Neil Starr, can be seen below. The disc was recorded at Rockfield Studios and Longwave Studios in Wales and produced, engineered, and mixed by Romesh Dodangoda. The record was then passed over to the acclaimed Abbey Road Studios in London for mastering. The album will feature eleven songs and one bonus track and will be released on January 26, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The album will be available in various formats, with pre-orders launching soon. Commented Phil Campbell: "I am really excited for the fans to hear our debut record. Every part of the process was done in Wales, from the writing, to the recording and even the artwork! "The album title, 'The Age Of Absurdity', was inspired by the crazy world we live in today. The world to me seems to be a bit of a theater show, so the album artwork idea just seemed to fit so well with the whole concept and album title." Added Starr: "Writing and recording this album was a lot of fun. We got to record at Rockfield Studios where so many great artists had been over the years — it really was inspirational. Hearing the blistering riffs that the Campbell family seem to churn out effortlessly made me ensure I pushed myself to the limits when writing the melodies and lyrics. It's an album that I, and the rest of the band, are very proud of and can't wait to share it with the world!" "The Age Of Absurdity" track listing: 01. Ringleader 02. Freak Show 03. Skin And Bones 04. Gypsy Kiss 05. Welcome To Hell 06. Dark Days 07. Dropping The Needle 08. Step Into The Fire 09. Get On Your Knees 10. High Rule 11. Into The Dark 12. Silver Machine (HAWKWIND cover feat. Dave Brock of HAWKWIND)* * only to be included in the first pressing of the CD version of the album The cover art was created by Matt Riste and can be seen below. PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS' last release was a digital-only live EP, "Live At Solothurn", which came out in June.

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PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS: Making Of ‘The Age Of Absurdity’ Album Part One

The first in a series of video clips featuring footage from the making of "The Age Of Absurdity", the upcoming debut album from PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS (formerly PHIL CAMPBELL'S ALL STARR BAND), the band featuring MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell alongside his sons Todd, Dane and Tyla, plus vocalist Neil Starr, can be seen below. The disc was recorded at Rockfield Studios and Longwave Studios in Wales and produced, engineered, and mixed by Romesh Dodangoda. The record was then passed over to the acclaimed Abbey Road Studios in London for mastering. The album will feature eleven songs and one bonus track and will be released on January 26, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The album will be available in various formats, with pre-orders launching soon. Commented Phil Campbell: "I am really excited for the fans to hear our debut record. Every part of the process was done in Wales, from the writing, to the recording and even the artwork! "The album title, 'The Age Of Absurdity', was inspired by the crazy world we live in today. The world to me seems to be a bit of a theater show, so the album artwork idea just seemed to fit so well with the whole concept and album title." Added Starr: "Writing and recording this album was a lot of fun. We got to record at Rockfield Studios where so many great artists had been over the years — it really was inspirational. Hearing the blistering riffs that the Campbell family seem to churn out effortlessly made me ensure I pushed myself to the limits when writing the melodies and lyrics. It's an album that I, and the rest of the band, are very proud of and can't wait to share it with the world!" "The Age Of Absurdity" track listing: 01. Ringleader 02. Freak Show 03. Skin And Bones 04. Gypsy Kiss 05. Welcome To Hell 06. Dark Days 07. Dropping The Needle 08. Step Into The Fire 09. Get On Your Knees 10. High Rule 11. Into The Dark 12. Silver Machine (HAWKWIND cover feat. Dave Brock of HAWKWIND)* * only to be included in the first pressing of the CD version of the album The cover art was created by Matt Riste and can be seen below. PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS' last release was a digital-only live EP, "Live At Solothurn", which came out in June.

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SCORPIONS Release 2017 Version Of ‘Follow Your Heart’ From ‘Born To Touch Your Feelings – Best Of Rock Ballads’

Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release "Born To Touch Your Feelings - Best Of Rock Ballads", an essential anthology of new and classic recordings from the seminal German hard rock band SCORPIONS, on Friday, November 24. "Born To Touch Your Feelings - Best Of Rock Ballads" will be available for digital streaming and download as well as a 1CD physical configuration. Showcasing SCORPIONS' career-spanning command of the rock power ballad idiom they helped pioneer and engineer to perfection, "Born To Touch Your Feelings - Best Of Rock Ballads" includes definitive interpretations of some of the group's most beloved rock anthems as well as the premiere of two brand-new SCORPIONS songs — "Melrose Avenue" and "Always Be With You" — and a scorching 2017 version of "Follow Your Heart", the album's first single, which can be streamed below. "Always Be With You", the brand new song by Rudolf Schenker, is a deeply emotional declaration of love and story of change written by the guitarist/composer shortly after the birth of his youngest son. "Melrose Avenue", named after one of the most famous strips in Los Angeles, is the most recent song of Matthias Jabs, its music perfectly capturing the enchanting sense of life in California. "Nowadays, ballads are the pinnacle of rock music," says SCORPIONS frontman Klaus Meine. "If they're well-written, they will go straight to the hearts of the fans." "Growing up, we didn't really listen to Mozart or Haydn but rather to Elvis, THE ROLLING STONES or Little Richard," says SCORPIONS founder Rudolf Schenker. "But still, the more serious kind of music is what we were influenced by starting at a very young age. There's no denying that." The album features original artwork from photographer Ellen von Unwerth and production by Mikael Nord Andersson and Martin Hansen. Forty years ago, the SCORPIONS song "Born To Touch Your Feelings" was released for the first time and it stands to this day as an abiding musical credo of Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker, Matthias Jabs, Pawel Maciwoda and Mikkey Dee. "Born To Touch Your Feelings - Best Of Rock Ballads" track listing: 01. Born To Touch Your Feelings ("MTV Unplugged" Studio Edit) 02. Still Loving You ("Comeblack" Version) 03. Wind Of Change ("Comeblack" Version) 04. Always Somewhere (2015 Remaster) 05. Send Me An Angel (New Acoustic Version 2017) 06. Holiday (2015 Remaster) 07. Eye Of The Storm (Radio Edit) 08. When The Smoke Is Going Down (2015 Remaster) 09. Lonely Nights 10. Gypsy Life 11. House Of Cards (Single Edit) 12. The Best Is Yet To Come 13. When You Came Into My Life ("MTV Unplugged" Studio Edit) 14. Lady Starlight (2015 Remaster) 15. Follow Your Heart (New Full-Band Version 2017) 16. Melrose Avenue (New Song) 17. Always Be With You (New Song) Meine revealed during last month's SiriusXM Town Hall radio interview that the band's record company "wanted us to come up with a couple of bonus tracks" for the best-of-ballads collection "and we went in the studio and everybody came up with great ideas… We just finished a recording session and listened to the first mixes and stuff, and it sounds pretty good. It's gonna be a 'best of ballads,' but with those new tracks. And it's gonna be a cool project." Regarding how the idea for the collection came about, Klaus said: "Sony Music approached us and said, 'C'mon, guys. You have so many powerful songs. And we wanna put it together in some kind of compilation you guys never did before.'" Meine added that while the SCORPIONS are known in the U.S.A. mostly for their harder-edged material, like "Rock You Like A Hurricane", "in other parts of the world, SCORPIONS are very famous for the ballads, like 'Still Loving You' in France. And in Asia, they love the ballads, and in Russia, 'Wind Of Change' and all those songs are very powerful — equally as powerful as 'Rock You Like A Hurricane' here," he said. "So we talked about [doing] this. In different parts of the world, people like different types of music. So we can offer [a compilation that includes all the best of the softer songs]." SCORPIONS' last release was 2015's "Return To Forever", partially comprising songs the band had in the vault from the '80s. It was the final recorded appearance of SCORPIONS' longtime drummer James Kottak, who was dismissed from the band in September 2016 during his well-publicized his battle with alcoholism. He has since been replaced by MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee. SCORPIONS were recently forced to cancel the remainder of their North American tour dates with MEGADETH after Meine was diagnosed with "severe laryngitis." The singer was advised by a top throat specialist in Los Angeles to rest his voice or risk permanent vocal damage.

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SCORPIONS Release 2017 Version Of ‘Follow Your Heart’ From ‘Born To Touch Your Feelings – Best Of Rock Ballads’

Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release "Born To Touch Your Feelings - Best Of Rock Ballads", an essential anthology of new and classic recordings from the seminal German hard rock band SCORPIONS, on Friday, November 24. "Born To Touch Your Feelings - Best Of Rock Ballads" will be available for digital streaming and download as well as a 1CD physical configuration. Showcasing SCORPIONS' career-spanning command of the rock power ballad idiom they helped pioneer and engineer to perfection, "Born To Touch Your Feelings - Best Of Rock Ballads" includes definitive interpretations of some of the group's most beloved rock anthems as well as the premiere of two brand-new SCORPIONS songs — "Melrose Avenue" and "Always Be With You" — and a scorching 2017 version of "Follow Your Heart", the album's first single, which can be streamed below. "Always Be With You", the brand new song by Rudolf Schenker, is a deeply emotional declaration of love and story of change written by the guitarist/composer shortly after the birth of his youngest son. "Melrose Avenue", named after one of the most famous strips in Los Angeles, is the most recent song of Matthias Jabs, its music perfectly capturing the enchanting sense of life in California. "Nowadays, ballads are the pinnacle of rock music," says SCORPIONS frontman Klaus Meine. "If they're well-written, they will go straight to the hearts of the fans." "Growing up, we didn't really listen to Mozart or Haydn but rather to Elvis, THE ROLLING STONES or Little Richard," says SCORPIONS founder Rudolf Schenker. "But still, the more serious kind of music is what we were influenced by starting at a very young age. There's no denying that." The album features original artwork from photographer Ellen von Unwerth and production by Mikael Nord Andersson and Martin Hansen. Forty years ago, the SCORPIONS song "Born To Touch Your Feelings" was released for the first time and it stands to this day as an abiding musical credo of Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker, Matthias Jabs, Pawel Maciwoda and Mikkey Dee. "Born To Touch Your Feelings - Best Of Rock Ballads" track listing: 01. Born To Touch Your Feelings ("MTV Unplugged" Studio Edit) 02. Still Loving You ("Comeblack" Version) 03. Wind Of Change ("Comeblack" Version) 04. Always Somewhere (2015 Remaster) 05. Send Me An Angel (New Acoustic Version 2017) 06. Holiday (2015 Remaster) 07. Eye Of The Storm (Radio Edit) 08. When The Smoke Is Going Down (2015 Remaster) 09. Lonely Nights 10. Gypsy Life 11. House Of Cards (Single Edit) 12. The Best Is Yet To Come 13. When You Came Into My Life ("MTV Unplugged" Studio Edit) 14. Lady Starlight (2015 Remaster) 15. Follow Your Heart (New Full-Band Version 2017) 16. Melrose Avenue (New Song) 17. Always Be With You (New Song) Meine revealed during last month's SiriusXM Town Hall radio interview that the band's record company "wanted us to come up with a couple of bonus tracks" for the best-of-ballads collection "and we went in the studio and everybody came up with great ideas… We just finished a recording session and listened to the first mixes and stuff, and it sounds pretty good. It's gonna be a 'best of ballads,' but with those new tracks. And it's gonna be a cool project." Regarding how the idea for the collection came about, Klaus said: "Sony Music approached us and said, 'C'mon, guys. You have so many powerful songs. And we wanna put it together in some kind of compilation you guys never did before.'" Meine added that while the SCORPIONS are known in the U.S.A. mostly for their harder-edged material, like "Rock You Like A Hurricane", "in other parts of the world, SCORPIONS are very famous for the ballads, like 'Still Loving You' in France. And in Asia, they love the ballads, and in Russia, 'Wind Of Change' and all those songs are very powerful — equally as powerful as 'Rock You Like A Hurricane' here," he said. "So we talked about [doing] this. In different parts of the world, people like different types of music. So we can offer [a compilation that includes all the best of the softer songs]." SCORPIONS' last release was 2015's "Return To Forever", partially comprising songs the band had in the vault from the '80s. It was the final recorded appearance of SCORPIONS' longtime drummer James Kottak, who was dismissed from the band in September 2016 during his well-publicized his battle with alcoholism. He has since been replaced by MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee. SCORPIONS were recently forced to cancel the remainder of their North American tour dates with MEGADETH after Meine was diagnosed with "severe laryngitis." The singer was advised by a top throat specialist in Los Angeles to rest his voice or risk permanent vocal damage.

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DARK FUNERAL Parts Ways With Drummer NILS ‘DOMINATOR’ FJELLSTRÖM, Announces Replacement

Swedish black metal masters DARK FUNERAL have parted ways with drummer Nils "Dominator" Fjellström. Lord Ahriman comments: "We must sadly inform you that we have agreed to let Nils 'Dominator' Fjellström take a much needed timeout from the band to handle personal matters. We, of course, wish him the best! "Yet the world keeps turning and so DARK FUNERAL will stride on. We have hired an extremely talented drummer that will fill in Nils's position until further notice. 'Jalomaah' will make his live debut with us today, Friday 10 November, at Aalborg Metal Festival in Denmark. "All scheduled shows and tours will take place as planned! Stay tuned for further announcements! "2018 will be an epic year as we have two celebrations to make: our classic album 'Vobiscum Satanas' turns 20 years old and DARK FUNERAL celebrate 25 years as a band. More news to follow — stay tuned!" DARK FUNERAL's latest album, "Where Shadows Forever Reign", was released in June 2016 via Century Media. The effort was recorded at the Dugout Studios in Uppsala, Sweden and was produced by guitarist Lord Ahriman and Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, BEHEMOTH). The stunning artwork was created by Necrolord (DISSECTION, NECROPHOBIC, EMPEROR). DARK FUNERAL in 2014 announced the addition of frontman Heljarmadr and bassist Natt to the group's ranks.

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OF MICE & MEN To Release ‘Defy’ Album In January; ‘Warzone’ Video Available

OF MICE & MEN will release is new album, "Defy", on January 19, 2018 via Rise Records. The disc will mark OF MICE & MEN's first full-length release without vocalist Austin Carlile, who left the group due to his ongoing battle with Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that afflicts the connective tissue holding the body's cells, organs and tissue together. Handling lead vocals in the band now is bassist Aaron Pauley. The official video for the disc's new single, "Warzone", can be seen below. The clip lives up to the song's explosive combination of metallic insurgency and irresistible hooks. "We’re excited to be debuting the music video for 'Warzone' today, a song from our new album, 'Defy'," said Pauley. "For us, this new album encapsulates and showcases our desire to return to an aggressive, live-oriented sound, and 'Warzone' is of the heaviest tracks on the album. Because we love releasing new music as often as we can, it only seemed fitting to release it right before our massive EU/UK tour with IN FLAMES and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH this fall/winter. So turn it up, and bang your head." Earlier this year, OF MICE & MEN teased the forthcoming album with the one-two punch of the singles "Unbreakable" and "Back To Me". Those songs have clocked over seven million Spotify streams and five million YouTube/VEVO views in six months. Both tracks were recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (IN FLAMES, ALL THAT REMAINS), mixed by Grammy winner Chris Lord-Alge (DEFTONES, MUSE) and mastered by Chris Athens (DRAKE, OZZY OSBOURNE). "Defy" track listing: 01. Defy 02. Instincts 03. Back To Me 04. Sunflower 05. Unbreakable 06. Vertigo 07. Money 08. How Will You Live 09. On The Inside 10. Warzone 11. Forever YDG'n 12. If We Were Ghosts Carlile originally left OF MICE & MEN in 2010 after his doctor forbade him from touring to undergo heart surgery tied to complications with Marfan Syndrome. He returned in 2011, but his ailments didn't cease, forcing him to exit the band for the second, and presumably final, time at the end of last year. An OF MICE & MEN documentary called "Unbreakable" was released on October 13. The short film, which was directed by Johann Ramos, follows the band across multiple continents on their tour earlier this year.

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ALICE COOPER Pays Tribute To ‘Welcome To My Nightmare’ Tour Session Drummer WHITEY GLAN

Whitey Glan, best known for his work as a session drummer with Lou Reed and Alice Cooper, passed away on November 7 at the age of 71. Whitey was diagnosed with lung cancer in September after follow-up tests from treatment for pneumonia in August. Cooper commented on Whitey's passing in a Facebook post earlier today (Thursday, November 9). He wrote: "I picked Whitey Glan as the drummer for my 'Welcome To My Nightmare' tour because he was simply the best drummer around, not knowing he could drink me under a table. He was just a great guy, everybody who's worked with him considered him one of their best friends. He was one of rock's premier drummers, but in my opinion, he was very underrated and underpublicized — he was certainly a drummer's drummer! Canada is less one world class musician... rest in peace, Whitey." According to Toronto Moon, Whitey had been anchoring a weekly Saturday afternoon series in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada with a band known as WHITEY & THE ROULETTES since August of last year. In recent years, he also appeared with a number of local R&B veterans, including the DANNY B BAND, Mike McKenna and former MANDALA bandmate George Olliver.

Rest In Peace Whitey! I picked Whitey Glan as the drummer for my Welcome To My Nightmare Tour because he was simply the...

Posted by Alice Cooper on Thursday, November 9, 2017

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FOREIGNER To Be Rejoined By Drummer BRIAN TICHY For Five Shows

Drummer Brian Tichy will rejoin FOREIGNER for the next five shows, beginning with this Saturday's (November 11) concert in Hammond, Indiana. He will be filling in for FOREIGNER's regular drummer Chris Frazier, who is "ill" and "has been advised to rest it up a bit," according to Brian. "He'll jump back in sooner if he can!" Tichy wrote on his Facebook page. Brian added: "It's always great to join back up with [FOREIGNER] and play one of the best setlists in rock!" FOREIGNER tour dates with Brian Tichy on drums: Nov. 11 - The Venue at Horseshoe Casino - Hammond, IN Nov. 13 - Tribute Communities Centre - Oshawa, ON Nov. 14 - Budweiser Gardens - London, ON Nov. 17 - IP Casino Resort and Spa - Biloxi, MS Nov. 18 - Horseshoe Casino's Bluesville - Robinsonville, MS Tichy joined FOREIGNER in 1998 and remained until 2000. He rejoined briefly in 2007, stepping in for Jason Bonham. He then returned from 2008 until 2010, recording the album "Can't Slow Down". He returned for one show in summer 2011, filling in for Mark Schulman, who had recently lost his father. Tichy rejoined FOREIGNER for the month of August 2012 for live performances, replacing the departed Schulman once again. Asked what he thinks the most important thing is that a drummer can do for a band, Tichy told Glide Magazine in a 2014 interview: "There really is only one most important thing and it's keeping good solid time, and solid doesn't mean you have to hit everything and smash it as hard as you can and all that. It just means no matter what you're doing up there, whatever it takes to make that band sound right and groove right and drive the band correctly, the way the band should be, you know, meaning like I don't want to hear like Neil Peart from RUSH playing in AC/DC and I don't want to hear Phil Rudd from AC/DC playing in RUSH. And I don't want a drummer to change it up too much. But the main thing is the groove and the timing."

Urgent news! (Well, it’s not really “urgent”, it’s a song that ties into this post...😜) Just as I’m getting into...

Posted by Brian Tichy on Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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