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NAMM 2015 -Thomas Pridgen | John Popper | Ben Weinman | Pete Griffin | Alexander D Potts - GoPro Booth
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 18:45

 

Once in a while we are lucky enough to be at the right place, at the right time. This was a shining example of that fortune. This was not planned in advance, and these guys (as far as we know) have never played together before, it just happened this way. This video features Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta, The Memorials, Suicidal Tendencies) on drums, who may very well be the most insane drummer we've ever witnessed. Thomas won a Guitar Center Drum Off at age 9, and was the recipient of a 4 year scholarship to Berklee College of Music in 1999 at the age of 15 - the youngest musician to ever receive this scholarship.

John Popper is the frontman and harmonica monster of the New Jersey band Blues Traveler. Next we have Ben Weinman, best known for his work as (founding member) lead guitarist for mathcore band, The Dillinger Escape Plan - again, out of New Jersey. Pete Griffin is a Grammy Award-winning bassist best known for his time with Zappa Plays Zappa, has also shared the stage with: Dethklok, Steve Vai, Terry Bozzio, Chick Corea, Mike Portnoy, Stanley Clarke, Edgar Winter, Danny Carey (Tool), and many, many others. Alexander David Potts is a guitarist from Long Beach who plays with Thomas in the band, The Memorials, among many others.

As another successful NAMM Show comes to a close, buyers and exhibitors from around the world leave Anaheim armed with inspiration, fortified relationships, and new strategies to help them resonate with their customers in the coming year. Winter NAMM 2015 took place in Anaheim, California, January 22nd - 25th and again, was one of the best shows we have experienced in recent years.


 
NAMM 2015 - GC Drum Off Winner Shariq Tucker Solo - GoPro Booth
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 22:30

This solo video of Shariq Tucker, winner of the 26th Annual 2014 Guitar Center Drum Off, was filmed at the GoPro Booth at Winter NAMM 2015. This was the second time in the finals for the 22 year old Bronx, NY native, but taking home the prize this year left him with tears of joy. Beating out over 5,000 competitors across the country, and taking home a prize package valued at over $45,000.00, Shariq now joins the ranks of previous winners who have gone on to play for acts like: Suicidal Tendencies, Jay-Z, Prince, and many more.

Shariq, who has been playing drums since age 3 said: “I was determined to take home the title this year, It’s been one of my major goals. Winning this competition means the world to me.

As another successful NAMM Show comes to a close, buyers and exhibitors from around the world leave Anaheim armed with inspiration, fortified relationships, and new strategies to help them resonate with their customers in the coming year. Winter NAMM 2015 took place in Anaheim, California, January 22nd - 25th and again, was one of the best shows we have experienced in recent years.


 
NAMM 2015 - Chason Westmoreland Of Hate Eternal - Schlagwerk Percussion
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 20:50

As another successful NAMM Show comes to a close, buyers and exhibitors from around the world leave Anaheim armed with inspiration, fortified relationships, and new strategies to help them resonate with their customers in the coming year. Winter NAMM 2015 took place in Anaheim, California, January 22nd - 25th and again, was one of the best shows we have experienced in recent years.

This footage of Chason Westmoreland, the newly appointed rummer for Hate Eternal. You may also know Chason from his time in Rose Funeral, Oceano, and even from filling in with Fallujah, or Enfold Darkness. Chason is an insane drummer with a vast range of playing ability, and we can't wait to hear more from him in the coming year. He recently finished recording the next Hate Eternal release with Erik Rutan at Mana Studios, and we are told it's some of (if not the best) best drumming ever to be tracked for the band. When we asked Erik Rutan about the sessions, he simply said... "Wow." We will be releasing some in-studio footage from that session as soon as permitted, and if nothing else, will be premiering one of the new tracks when available.

This video features Chason playing a kit comprised of different Cajons from Schlagwerk Percussion out of Germany. http://www.schlagwerk.com and featuring CRX Cymbals. This kit was extremely fun to play... Keep checking back, as we also have footage of Gus Rios, and Raanen Bozzio getting some time on this kit! As well as tons of other video and NAMM coverage on the way.


 


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