January / February Updates 2010


January / February Updates 2010

Out now – Gavin Harrison’s “Rhythmic Designs” Book/DVD package! Rhythmic Designs (Book & DVD package) has very highly detailed transcriptions by Terry Branam of nineteen drum tracks from the recent Gavin Harrison and 05Ric albums "Drop" and "Circles". Along with the 204-page book there's a double-sided companion DVD shot in Gavin's studio featuring 2 hours 45 minutes of video (with his beautiful Tribal Finish SQ2 kit) packed with descriptions, demonstrations and discussions of the drum parts, set-ups, tuning and recording process - plus six minus-drums, play-along tracks. Plus an extra bonus track with bonus transcription. This package expands on the concepts covered in Gavin's previously published books "Rhythmic Illusions", "Rhythmic Perspectives" books and DVDs "Rhythmic Visions and Rhythmic Horizons" by offering detailed analysis of the practical application of the concepts and methods in those books and DVDs. Signed copies are available from www.burningshed.com/store/gavinharrison.

We are proud to announce that AC/DC, with longtime-SONOR-artist Phil Rudd won a Grammy® for “Best Hard Rock Performance” with “War Machine” (from their recent album “Black Ice”). That being said, the rock’n roll train still continues touring the world: www.acdcrocks.com. Further nominees at the recent Grammy® award ceremony also included SONOR artist Glenn Kotche and his band mates from Wilco, nominated for “Best Americana Album” with „Wilco (The Album)“. www.wilcoworld.net

Tomas Haake and Meshuggah announced the official dates for their new live DVD/CD package “ALIVE”. Europeans get ready for the blast February 5, 2010, as for fans out of the United States, mark February 9, 2010! Here’s the official trailer!


Here’s some official video footage of Tomas Haake drumming, check it out!

As reported earlier, Rob Zombie with Tommy Clufetos on Drums went on to the “Hellbilly Deluxe 2” World Tour with the final tour dates in December. The launch of Mr. Zombie’s new album unfortunately was postponed to February 2, 2010. Stay tuned for more touring updates! www.robzombie.com

Tool’s Danny Carey’s Website recently has been seen offline for a little while. Don’t fear – it was for good reasons. The page underwent some plastic surgery and just recently went online all-new. Reporting to Danny the page will be updated constantly and more information will be added for the visitor’s pleasure. Danny’s website: www.dannycarey.org.

SONOR artists in the press… Dutch magazine “Slagwerkrant” interviewed SONOR artist Glenn Kotche (Wilco), to be read in Issue #155 January-February 2010. Web: www.slagwerkwereld.com.

Rammstein’s Christoph “Doom” Schneider is in French “Batteur” magazine, current issue # 232 January-February 2010. This issue also has a Force 1007 Drumkit Crash Test in it – check out the video online at www.batteurmag.com!

US magazine Drum! dissected 30 Seconds To Mars’ Shannon Leto, talking about their current release This Means War. Read it in Drum! Magazine, issue # 163, January 2010. Website: www.drummagazine.com.

An online-interview of SONOR US-artist Charlie Z can be found at drumandstage.net - the “Sonor Resource Center” (privately owned and operated site)