Drummer Nation

Drummers Talking Drums. Bi-weekly video shows from music industry veteran Michael Vosbein for drummers of all types.

May 26th, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #26 “I’ve Been There” Bun E. Carlos (Audio)

Bun E. Carlos interview recorded at the 2017 Chicago Drum Show. Bun E. talks about the early days with Cheap Trick, his approah to drum sounds, his amazing Ludwig drum collection and his 2016 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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May 18th, 2017    

Drummer Nation Show #25 “The Boys Are Back” Rikki Rockett (Audio)

After a four year bout with illness, Rikki Rockett is back on a sold-out tour with his band, Poison. We chat in his tour bus about the band's origins and how he approaches his timekeeping role in it.

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April 24th, 2017    

Drummer Nation #24, “The World Needs More Drummers” Andy Zildjian (Audio)

Interview with Andy Zildjian at the 2016 Sabian NAMM booth. Andy discusses the early days of Sabian Cymbals an their ongoing commitment to innovation. Special thanks to Classic Drummer Magazine.

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September 11th, 2016    

(Audio) Drummer Nation Show #10 “The Legacy Continues” Steve Maxwell

Steve Maxwell may very well be the world's leading vintage drum dealer. With key stores in Chicago and Manhattan, he offers the best of old and new gear with a fresh new perspective. Following the sudden passing of his close friend, acclaimed drum builder Johnny Craviotto, Steve now adds managing that brand to his list of daily commitments. We discuss the state of drum shops and how they can remain relevant in today's marketplace. 

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September 5th, 2016    

(Audio) Drummer Nation Show #9 “Memphis Drum Shop” Jim Pettit

A conversation with Jim Pettit, owner of Memphis drum Shop. This one of a kind shop includes a museum, performance venue, cymbal vault, gong chamber, and an innovative online shop dedicated to cymbals.

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August 15th, 2016    

(Audio) Drummer Nation Show #8 “Melodic Rhythm” Johnny Vidacovich

Encore performances of two popular videos featuring a true New Orleans drumming patriarch. Johnny discusses and demonstrates his own unique concepts of authentic Second Line drumming.

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July 31st, 2016    

(Audio) Drummer Nation Show #7 “The Major Chord” Rob Perkins

Los Angeles based drummer Rob Perkins burst upon the scene as the international touring drummer with singer Michael Buble,' and held the chair for eight years. He discusses his background at USC and the Thelonius Monk Institute, and current touring and recording work.

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July 17th, 2016    

(Audio) Drummer Nation Show #6 “On the Stick” Michael Berkowitz

Michael Berkowitz may not be a household name but he's worked with dozens of jazz, rock and pop artists, played Broadway shows, led a Gene Krupa Orchestra, and is an in-demand music director and orchestral conductor. Audio only version.

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July 4th, 2016    

(Audio) Drummer Nation Show #5 “Translucent Ham Sandwich”

Drummer Evan Stone discusses his unique Los Angeles based band. 

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June 23rd, 2016    

(Audio) DN Show #4 “Free Ain’t Free”

DRUM! Magazine publisher Phil Hood discusse the challenges of print and online media in today's economy. 

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