30-31 July at www.musicradar.com/event/drumexpo
On Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 July, MusicRadar, in association with Rhythm magazine, will launch Drum Expo 2013. A two-day online event unique to the music making industry, Drum Expo is the online destination for drummers this summer.
The biggest drum brands will be out in force hosting ‘virtual booths’ that feature slick video demos, lush photography and descriptions of their latest gear. Rhythm will host their own booth alongside Liberty, Roland, Yamaha, Gon Bops, Sabian, Natal, Guru, Premier, Gretsch, Echo, Gibraltar and Dream Cymbals.
And it’s not just gear that will be entertaining… The world’s brightest and most inspirational drummers will be dropping in throughout the Expo to discuss everything from showmanship to playing live to why baby wipes are just as essential to the touring drummer as sticks.
Clem Burke (Blondie), Jimmy Degrasso (David Lee Roth, Alice Cooper), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Dan Flint (You Me At Six), Jason Sutter (Slash, Marilyn Manson), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree) and more will be taking part.
When it comes to tuition, Drum Expo 2013 has lots and it’s free! Highlights include Chad Smith teaching viewers their first ever drum beat, courtesy of US-based Drum Channel; Clem Burke explaining how to play Blondie’s most beloved beats; and Dan Flint from teen heartthrobs You Me At Six revealing his best drum workouts.