Blake Richardson of Between The Buried and Me – Drum Solo – NAMM 2014 TAMA 40th Anniversary Party

This footage of Blake Richardson of Between The Buried and Me, was taken during the TAMA Drums 40th Anniversary Party, which was attended by the entire Hoshino family. Players included: Billy Cobham, Lenny White, Charlie Benante, Spanky McCurdy, Simon Phillips, and Mike Portnoy, all with insanely talented bands playing with them.

The evening started off with a video history of the brand from the early 1970’s, leading up to today. The room was amazing, equipt with ultra-huge LCD display screens on either side of the stage and the sound was immense. We would like to thank Aaron Vishria for making sure Sick Drummer Magazine had VIP access for covering this stellar evening of drumming.

Each group played for about ten minutes and there were video appearances in between from some who could not attend. Stewart Copeland of The Police was even on scene for a quick speech, and was his usual entertaining self. Closing the event was a five-kit drum circle that featured Rayford Griffin, John Blackwell, Billy Rymer, Blake and Ronald Bruner Jr.

Between The Buried and Me is gearing up for a February/March 2014 Tour with Intronaut, Deafheaven and The Kindred. Tour dates and other information can be found on their facebook page here:

Winter NAMM 2014 took place in Anaheim, California, January 23rd – 26th and was one of the best shows we have experienced in recent years.

More new gear pictures and news can be found on the TAMA website: