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Kenny Malone, drummer on Dolly Parton, Dobie Gray hits, dies at 83

Kristin M. HallNASHVILLE, Tenn. — Drummer Kenny Malone, a prolific session player who played on hits for Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard and many others, has died. He was 83. Malone's friend and former bandmate Dave Pomeroy said he died Thursday after being diagnosed with COVID-19.Malone is credited on hundreds of records made in Nashville, including albums like Parton's "Jolene," and Haggard's "Dreaming My Dreams." He was known in particular for his […]

todayOctober 24, 2021 4

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Code Orange’s New Drummer Is Tallah’s Max Portnoy

After weeks of underground rumblings, Tallah drummer Max Portnoy has revealed himself as the mysterious new drummer for Code Orange. The Tallah drummer, who also happens to be the son of Mike Portnoy, revealed his new gig today (Oct. 14) via social media.Fans began to speculate Portnoy was the man behind Code Orange’s kit as the band begin their trek on the Knotfest Roadshow with Slipknot, Killswitch Engage and Fever […]

todayOctober 14, 2021 1

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Mastodon Drummer Explains Why Band Decided to Make a Double Album

Double albums are typically a hefty task for bands, especially given the human attention span with music. Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor has explained to Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez why the band decided to make their upcoming release, Hushed and Grim, a double album."It's just a feeling, really it came down to having a wealth of material. We ended up with 20-something songs, and not all of them were finished, but the […]

todayOctober 13, 2021 1

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Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts Dead at 80

Charles Robert “Charlie” Watts, the Rolling Stones’ drummer and the band’s irreplaceable heartbeat, has died at age 80. No cause of death was given. Watts’ publicist confirmed his death in a statement. “It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts,” it read. “He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier [Tuesday] surrounded by his family.” The statement referred to Watts as “one […]

todaySeptember 29, 2021

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41 Years Ago – Led Zeppelin Drummer John Bonham Dies

The thunderous backbone to Led Zeppelin’s sound went silent when John Bonham was found dead Sept. 25, 1980, effectively ending the band as an active unit.The drummer had consumed an estimated 40 shots of vodka the day and night prior at rehearsals for the band’s upcoming North American tour which was announced exactly two weeks earlier and scheduled to kick off less than a month later. Put to bed just […]

todaySeptember 25, 2021 2

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5-Year-Old Drummer Covers Architects, Ghost, Halestorm + More

Child prodigies are becoming increasingly popular to follow on the internet because their audience gets to watch as they grow and improve their skills. A 5-year-old drummer named Coen Krysiak has been gaining some traction on his YouTube channel with his covers of Architects, Ghost, Halestorm and more.Krysiak's very first upload on his channel is a cover of Architects' "Animals," from their 2021 album For Those That Wish to Exist. It was posted on […]

todaySeptember 21, 2021 1

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Whitechapel Name New Full Time Drummer Ahead of New Album Release

After announcing their new album, Kin, alongside debuting a music video for the first album single, "Lost Boy," deathcore innovators Whitechapel have officially named Alex Rüdinger as their new full time drummer.For anyone who has followed the band's 15-year career, you are probably well aware that Whitechapel's drummer situation has loosely mirrored the Spinal Tap joke, minus the whole spontaneous combustion bit that plagued the mock group.Rüdinger is the ninth person to sit behind […]

todaySeptember 4, 2021 1

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Iron Butterfly Drummer Ron Bushy Dead at 78

Longtime Iron Butterfly drummer Ron Bushy, the percussionist behind the psychedelic rockers’ signature 1968 hit, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," died at the age of 78 on Sunday (Aug. 29), his bandmates confirmed.Bushy, who in 1966 first joined the San Diego-born act based around Doug Ingle's electric organ and vocals, is the only Iron Butterfly member to have contributed to all six of their studio albums released from 1968–1975. That includes the multiplatinum In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, the album centered on the […]

todayAugust 31, 2021 5

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Max Weinberg Remembers Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts

E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg had one inspiration in mind as he prepared to record his part for “Born in the U.S.A.” back in 1982: the late Charlie Watts’ crisp playing on the Rolling Stones’ “Street Fighting Man.” “When Bruce pulled out that riff, I went right to ‘Street Fighting Man,’ ” Weinberg says. “When I was laying down that drum part, I’m thinking, ‘OK, I’m Charlie Watts — […]

todayAugust 30, 2021 1