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Journey Drummer Indicted on Rape, Slew of Charges

Deen Castronovo bombarded victim with texts, calls after order to stay away

(Newser) - Journey drummer Deen Castronovo was arrested in Oregon on June 14 and charged with misdemeanor assault and menacing, but he was released on $20,000 bail and told to stay away from the alleged victim, per the Statesman Journal . A few weeks later, he's back behind bars after reportedly... More »

Lynyrd Skynyrd's First Drummer Dead at 64

Bob Burns killed in a crash in Georgia

(Newser) - Lynyrd Skynyrd's original drummer has died in a car crash in Georgia. Bob Burns, 64, was killed when his vehicle went off a curve in a road near Cartersville just before midnight and struck a tree. No other vehicles were involved, and the crash is under investigation. Burns was... More »

Watch Weezer Drummer Snag Frisbee Mid-Song

Patrick Wilson wows the crowd

(Newser) - Weezer drummer Patrick Wilson got a huge roar of approval from the crowd during a show in St. Augustine, Florida, but this wasn't about a drum solo. Wilson managed to a catch a frisbee mid-song and played on one-handed before stashing it in his teeth, reports Rolling Stone . Frontman... More »

London Victim: Lee Rigby, 25

Army drummer had a 2-year-old son

(Newser) - The victim in yesterday's London attack has been identified as 25-year-old Lee Rigby, reports the BBC . Rigby was indeed in the British army, having served as both a machine gunner and a drummer in a unit called the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. He has a... More »

Band Drummer Levon Helm Near Death

Acclaimed singer, multi-instrumentalist in final stages of cancer

(Newser) - Rock and roll is about to lose another legend. Levon Helm, drummer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist in The Band, is "in the final stages of his battle with cancer," according to a note posted to his website by family members. The 71-year-old musician from Arkansas was the only non-Canadian... More »

Doobie Brothers Drummer Dead at 65

Michael Hossack had cancer

(Newser) - Longtime Doobie Brothers drummer Michael Hossack is dead of cancer at age 65, reports Wyoming's Lake County News . "Big Mike" played with the band from 1971-73, a stretch that included hits such as "Listen to the Music," "China Grove," and "Blackwater," notes... More »

At Yard Sale: McCartney Letter Seeking New Beatle

Now at Christie's; may fetch $11K

(Newser) - Looks like the stars were aligned for Ringo. A 1960 letter written by Paul McCartney sought a drummer for the Beatles two years before Starr joined the Fab Four. The note was discovered folded into a book at a Liverpool yard sale, the AP reports. It was a response to... More »

5-Year-Old Drummer Wows YouTube

Jonah Rocks is sure to be a big deal

(Newser) - The latest sensation getting the Internet’s attention: Jonah Rocks , a 5-year-old drummer whose YouTube videos will likely blow your mind. BuzzFeed and the Huffington Post are both pointing to his website . Check out a few of his videos in the gallery. More »

Corgan Picks 19-Year-Old as Pumpkins' Next Drummer

(Newser) - After the departure of longtime—well, come-and-go—Smashing Pumpkin Jimmy Chamberlin and the audition of 1,000 hopefuls, frontman Billy Corgan has named a new drummer, the Chicago Tribune reports. And the kid’s 19. Oregon native Mike Byrne played with local groups before receiving the honor from the Chicago-based... More »

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