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Jimmy Cobb (Courtesy of Smoke Sessions Records via AP)

Jazz world mourns the loss of Jimmy Cobb, Kind of Blue drummer for Miles Davis, at age 91

Jimmy Cobb, percussionist and last surviving member of Miles Davis’ 1959 Kind of Blue groundbreaking jazz album, which transformed the genre and sparked several careers, died on Sunday.

Published on 26th May 2020
African drummer Tony Allen (AP Photo/Sylvain Cherkaoui)

Pioneering drummer Tony Allen, driver of the Afrobeat sound, dies in Paris at age 79

Pioneering drummer Tony Allen, the driver of the Afrobeat sound, has died in Paris at age 79.

Published on 2nd May 2020
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The new Thermal and A Quarter album is darker, grimmer and more political, and a callback to the band’s grunge roots. Drummer Rajeev Rajagopal tells us more...

Titled A World Gone Mad, the album is described as, "soft and reflective, but also coldly furious"

Published on 27th March 2020
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Bill Rieflin, drummer for REM, King Crimson and Ministry passes away at 59

The multi-instrumentalist also performed with Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM, Swans and many others

Published on 25th March 2020

Jazz drummer Tarun Balani set to release debut EP 2 degrees on March 13 

Seasonal Affected Beats, the alter ego of jazz drummer Tarun Balani releases ‘2 ° (2 degrees)’  inspired by climate change and rapid urbanisation

Published on 11th March 2020
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Percussion legend and former Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler talks on life behind and beyond the drums

Months into his post-Lamb of God stint, Chris Adler reflects on his time with the front-runners of the reinvigorated American metal sound from the 2000s,  making the jump to the drums and more

Published on 29th November 2019
Ginger Baker (AP Photo/MJ Kim)

Ginger Baker, powerhouse drummer of Cream and Blind Faith dies peacefully at 80

Ginger Baker, the volatile and propulsive drummer for Cream and other bands who wielded blues power and jazz finesse, died Sunday at age 80.

Published on 7th October 2019
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Music review: Wilco's Ode to Joy is clearly a record driven by drummer Glenn Kotche

From the opening beats of the first song on Wilco's latest album Ode to Joy, it's clear this is a record driven by drummer Glenn Kotche.

Published on 3rd October 2019
Drummer Jimmy Cobb (Giuseppe Iazzolino via AP)

Kind of Blue drummer Jimmy Cobb's still keeping time as the iconic album turns 60

The album, released 60 years ago, on Aug 17, 1959, captured a moment when jazz was transforming from bebop to something newer, cooler and less structured.

Published on 20th August 2019
Performance at Plug N Play

Meet the Kochi-based drummers whose venue, Plug N Play, is revitalising the indie scene

Their idea is to help musicians bridge the gap between art and business.

Published on 9th May 2019
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Floyd Emmanuel Libera: The 17-year-old National award-winning drummer

He won the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement in 2017

Published on 21st December 2018
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Drummer Gino Banks visits Kochi with a workshop as Yamaha launches DTX series drums

Gino gives tips on drumming in the modern era

Published on 22nd October 2018
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'Another metal hero taken too soon': Pantera drummer, co-founder Vinnie Paul dead

Heavy metal band Pantera's drummer and co-founder Vinnie Paul is dead, the group announced on Facebook.

Published on 24th June 2018
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Drummer Virgil Donati on Icefish and the new album,  Human Hardware

The mucisian tells us his favourite tracks from the album

Published on 23rd February 2018
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Master jazz-rock drummer JP Bouvet visits Chennai 

The American drummer talks about his upcoming album, musical preferences and his connection with India, ahead of performing with Steve Vai, Nuno Bettencourt and other music legends

Published on 10th March 2017

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