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The Roland TR-808: the drum machine that revolutionised music

The congas ring cheekily, the cowbell plays a corroded chime, the snare is parched and cruel – and the bass drum, a hard bloom of air, is barely music at all. With these core sounds, abetted by a handful of others, a simple drum machine gave house, techno and hip-hop the language it still speaks …

Apple Adds New Drum Kits And Brings Back MP3 Export To GarageBand For Mac

Apple has just issued a notable update to GarageBand for Mac. Most notably, the update restores the ability to export songs in MP3 format, which was …

An Impressively Choreographed Drum Routine by the Majesticks Drum Corps

In this rousing clip, Swiss drumming group the Majesticks Drum Corps performs a choreographed drum routine at the Avenches Tattoo music festival in …

Drum Fill Friday: March 28

You know what's awesome? Drum fills. A killer bass line is pretty great, too. And guitar solos. And melodies and chord progressions. But a really great drum fill is often the one thing that makes a song truly take off. Think of Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight" and try not to get that song's …

Drum Fill Friday: Revenge Of Drum Fill

This week's batch of drum fills comes from a mix of classic rock and pop, and more recent cuts. As always, I was drawn to them simply because I love the songs themselves and was captivated at some point by the percussion. Pro tip: If you don't recognize a fill, try matching the timbre of it — the …

Drum Fill Friday: Bride Of Drum Fill

People often stop me on the street and ask, "Dude, what's with Drum Fill Friday? How are you picking that stuff?" Most of the fills come to me in peyote-induced fever dreams. Otherwise, I mostly just pick songs that have moments in them - fills and intros - that make me want to air-drum. They …

Clip joint: the five best drumming scenes in film

What do you call someone who hangs around with musicians? A drummer. Or so goes the joke. It is a depreciative attitude towards those skilled in the art of tub thumping that has largely been reinforced through popular cinema, as can be seen in most of the clips featured here. The other clip …

Jeff Tweedy’s New Solo Album to Feature Son Spencer on Drums

Wilco‘s Jeff Tweedy will release his new solo album, <i>Sukierae</i> (pronounced “sue-key-ray”) on September 16th, and he tapped someone near and dear to his …

Albums

Isolated Drum Tracks From Six of Rock’s Greatest: Bonham, Moon, Peart, Copeland, Grohl & Starr

“Drums, eh,” says Keith Richards in answer to a fan question on the subject. “Without it you’re kinda nowhere.” He’s got a point. An ace drummer can …

The (Occasional, Restrained, Soulful) Glory of Drum Solos

With a dose of humility, a symbol of rock-music pretension becomes a humane, powerful thing.<p>Next to prog’s general existence, there’s no better symbol of rock-musical excess than the drum solo.<p>Critics have never liked them; old <i>Rolling Stone</i> reviews would rip in-concert double albums whose tedium …

Drum Fill Friday, For June 20

This week we're back to a mix of classic rock and pop, with a few (relatively) recent loves of mine thrown in. As always, if you have a drum fill (or intro) you think should be included in this weekly puzzler, let us know in the comments section, or via Twitter @allsongs, #drumfillfriday.

Three-year old music prodigy drums with orchestra

A three-year-old boy provides percussion as an adult orchestra plays Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, famous outside classical circles as the music for the Cancan<p>This is the moment three-year-old Lyonya Shilovsky from Novosibirsk in Russia took centre stage with an adult orchestra.<p>The young …