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18-Year-Old Fan Fills in
for Pearl Jam's Drummer
May 16, 2022 4:19 PM CDT
18-Year-Old Fan Fills in for Pearl Jam's Drummer
Kai Neukermans contacted band after Matt Cameron tested positive for COVID
- Days after 18-year-old Kai Neukermans went to a Pearl Jam concert in Inglewood, California, he found himself drumming for the grunge legends at their Oakland concert. The high school student has played at big festivals with his band The Alive, but he tells
that the Friday gig at the...
For Foo Fighters,
a 'Tragic and
Mar 26, 2022 6:00 AM CDT
For Foo Fighters, a 'Tragic and Untimely Loss'
Drummer Taylor Hawkins dies at 50 while on tour with band in Bogota, Colombia
- Taylor Hawkins, the drummer for Foo Fighters for 25 years and best friend of frontman Dave Grohl, has died during a South American tour with the rock band. He was 50. There were no immediate details on how Hawkins died, although the band said in a statement Friday that his...
He Backed 'The King' For Years
Oct 18, 2021 12:00 AM CDT
He Backed 'The King' For Years
Drummer Ronnie Tutt was 83
- From 1969 until Elvis Presley's death in 1977, Ronnie Tutt played drums for "The King." Now Tutt, 83, is dead, TMZ reports. His wife says he had a longtime heart condition and there was no longer anything that could be done to treat it; "he couldn'...
Member of Alabama Shakes
Accused of Child Abuse
Mar 29, 2021 7:37 AM CDT
Member of Alabama Shakes Accused of Child Abuse
Arrested drummer Steven Johnson had previously pleaded guilty to violating ex's protective order
- A member of the rock band Alabama Shakes was arrested last week and hit with child abuse charges, a year after pleading guilty to breaching a protective order from his ex-wife. The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama confirms to
that drummer Steven William Johnson was arrested...
Girl Drummer' Is Gone
Oct 25, 2020 4:30 PM CDT
World's 'Fastest Girl Drummer' Is Gone
Viola Smith has died at 107
- The "fastest girl drummer in the world" is gone. Viola Smith, a swing musician who fought for female inclusion in the big-band era, died Wednesday at home in Costa Mesa, Calif., the
reports. She was 107. At a time when jazz giants like Artie Shaw and Benny...
to Dave Grohl:
Aug 31, 2020 5:01 AM CDT
10-Year-Old to Dave Grohl: 'Check! Mate!'
The Foo Fighters founder accepts Nandi Bushell's challenge
- Seen Nandi Bushell play the drums? Dave Grohl sure has, and he drummed right back. What Mashable calls "an adorable remote drum battle" began when the 10-year-old tweeted video of herself ripping into the Foo Fighters' hit song "Everlong" and saying, "Mr Grohl I would love to...
Iconic '60s Supergroup
Oct 6, 2019 7:47 AM CDT
Iconic '60s Supergroup Drummer Dead
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at age 80
- Ginger Baker, the volatile and propulsive British musician best known for his time with the power trio Cream, died Sunday at age 80, reports the AP . Baker wielded his blues power and jazz technique to help break open popular music and become one of the world's most admired and...
One of the Most Recorded
Musicians in History Is Dead
Mar 12, 2019 6:46 AM CDT
One of the Most Recorded Musicians in History Is Dead
Session drummer Hal Blaine played on scores of '60s, '70s hits
- You may not have heard the name Hal Blaine, but if you've heard music from the '60s and '70s, you've heard him play. Blaine, an extremely prolific session drummer who became one of the most recorded musicians of all time, has died at the age of...
A Heavy Metal
Legend, Gone at 54
Jun 23, 2018 5:30 AM CDT
A Heavy Metal Legend, Gone at 54
Pantera's Vinnie Paul has died
- When Vincent Paul Abbott co-founded his heavy metal band in 1981, he likely didn't know that it would enjoy multi-decade success, earn four Grammy nominations, and have a near-constant place on the Billboard charts. But that's exactly the path Pantera took, which is why fans are devastated to...
Man Who Gave Elvis His
Backbeat Is Dead at 87
Jun 14, 2018 11:50 AM CDT
Man Who Gave Elvis His Backbeat Is Dead at 87
Drummer DJ Fontana was with the icon from the earliest days
- DJ Fontana, the drummer who helped launch rock 'n' roll as Elvis Presley's sideman, has died at 87, his wife said Thursday. Karen Fontana told the AP that her husband died in his sleep in Nashville Wednesday night. She said he had been suffering complications from breaking his...
Judge: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Flick Violates 'Blood Oath'
Aug 30, 2017 3:33 AM CDT
Judge: Lynyrd Skynyrd Flick Violates 'Blood Oath'
Southern rock band members made a vow not to exploit band's name, history
- A film created with help from a former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer violates a "blood oath" surviving band members made not to exploit the band's name and history, a judge concluded as he blocked its distribution, siding with a surviving member of the 1970s pioneering Southern rock group and...
John Blackwell Jr.
Dies at 43
Jul 5, 2017 1:47 AM CDT
Prince Drummer John Blackwell Jr. Dies at 43
'One of the best to ever pick up drumsticks'
- More sad new for Prince fans: John Blackwell Jr., a drummer who played with Prince for 15 years, has died at the age of 43. In an Instagram post Tuesday, wife Yaritza said Blackwell had died peacefully in her company, TMZ reports. Blackwell was diagnosed with two brain tumors last...
Journey Drummer Indicted
on Rape, Slew of Charges
Jul 1, 2015 9:15 AM CDT
Journey Drummer Indicted on Rape, Slew of Charges
Deen Castronovo bombarded victim with texts, calls after order to stay away
- 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
. A few weeks later, he's back behind bars after reportedly...
Dead at 64
Apr 4, 2015 12:30 PM CDT
Lynyrd Skynyrd's First Drummer Dead at 64
Bob Burns killed in a crash in Georgia
- 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...
Watch Weezer Drummer
Snag Frisbee Mid-Song
Jun 10, 2014 6:43 PM CDT
Watch Weezer Drummer Snag Frisbee Mid-Song
Patrick Wilson wows the crowd
- 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
Lee Rigby, 25
May 23, 2013 11:50 AM CDT
London Victim: Lee Rigby, 25
Army drummer had a 2-year-old son
- 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...
Apr 18, 2012 1:49 AM CDT
Band Drummer Levon Helm Near Death
Acclaimed singer, multi-instrumentalist in final stages of cancer
- 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...
Dead at 65
Mar 13, 2012 6:04 PM CDT
Doobie Brothers Drummer Dead at 65
Michael Hossack had cancer
- 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...
At Yard Sale:
Seeking New Beatle
Oct 17, 2011 2:32 PM CDT
At Yard Sale: McCartney Letter Seeking New Beatle
Now at Christie's; may fetch $11K
- 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...
Jan 14, 2010 11:30 AM CST
5-Year-Old Drummer Wows YouTube
Jonah Rocks is sure to be a big deal
- 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.
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