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‘I’ll take a trio every day’: For Carl Palmer, the Emerson Lake and Palmer model continues to resonate

‘I’ll take a trio every day’: For Carl Palmer, the Emerson Lake and Palmer model continues to resonate

There’s a reason, Carl Palmer says, that he came to fame in the trio of Emerson Lake and Palmer: That format allows the space to showcase the drums. Conversely, there’s also no place to hide.

The Tarun Balani Collective – Sacred World (2013)

A wonderfully textured and mystical recording, Sacred World is a tremendous introduction to drummer and composer Tarun Balani.

‘I was starting from square one’: Childhood disease shaped playing style of the Monkees’ Micky Dolenz

‘I was starting from square one’: Childhood disease shaped playing style of the Monkees’ Micky Dolenz

When the Monkees initially began recording, sessions musicians filled in for the neophyte Micky Dolenz at the drums. When he decided to learn to play himself, things became even more difficult.

‘This is new and it’s fresh’: Journey alum Steve Smith’s next project combines drums, art

‘This is new and it’s fresh’: Journey alum Steve Smith’s next project combines drums, art

Vital Information’s Steve Smith, drummer with Journey during its turn-of-the-1980s platinum heyday, will unveil a collection of art created from his own musical performances called The Fabric of Rhythm on May 15, 2013.

Lenny White – Live from 97 (2013)

Lenny White – Live from 97 (2013)

The truth is, both of the late-1990s Lenny White-led solo releases that preceded the Japanese concert featured here needed a little scuffing up, and this group happily obliges.

Billy Martin’s Wicked Knee – Heels over Head (2013)

For those looking for more of Billy Martin’s well-established sound as part of the next-gen jazz trio Medeski Martin and Wood, this new title is likely perfectly named. Turns out Martin has long had a passion for New Orleans street music.

‘Well, I play for the band Rush’: Friendly rescuers discover stranded motorcyclist is Neil Peart

Neil Peart, in between shows with his newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Rush, likes to take motorcycle rides to free his mind. A recent trip, however, turned into a nightmare.

Queen’s Roger Taylor recording new solo album, and fans get to vote for what’s on it

Queen’s Roger Taylor recording new solo album, and fans get to vote for what’s on it

Queen co-founder Roger Taylor is at work on a new solo album, which he hopes to have ready for 2013. Unlike your average drummer, however, Taylor has a shown a knack for crafting hit songs.

Treasure trove of rarities available at newly launched Bill Bruford web store

Treasure trove of rarities available at newly launched Bill Bruford web store

A new web store has been launched focusing on Bill Bruford. The store, hosted via Burning Shed, includes hard-to-find albums and exclusively signed merchandise from the former drummer with Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, UK and his own group Earthworks.

Something Else! Interview: Co-founding Foghat drummer Roger Earl

Formed in 1971 in London, England, Foghat ultimately became one of the hottest acts of the 1970s, and their phenomenal success spilled directly into the 1980s, as well.