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Swag Alert! Vic Firth Stick Bags for New LAMA Drum Students

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Legendary drum stick manufacturer Vic Firth, always very supportive of music education, presented these wonderful gifts — brand new stick bags —  to the new drum students at LAMA. All the drummers were absolutely psyched to get this swag to help kick off their school year. Thanks again Vic Firth!

-LAMA Staff

5 Incredible Drum Solos

There was a time when the drum solo became a staple of every concert. Everyone would exit the stage and the drummer would be left alone to take over. In this LAMA Video Roundup we are going to highlight 5 Incredible Drum Solos that we found on the Internet. WARNING – Watching these videos could make you turn down the lights in your room, shine a spotlight on your kit and rock out!

Comment here with links to other incredible drum solos!

Rush – Neil Peart Drum Solo

Steve Smith of Journey – Khanda West

Tommy Lee – Upside Down Drum Solo

Terry Bozzio – The Black Page

Alex Van Halen – Drum Solo

=LAMA Staff

Drum! Night in Nor-Cal

After hosting an incredible Drummer’s Reality Camp last month, we here at LA Music Academy have been going through some serious “legendary drummers withdrawal.” We were spoiled by the likes of Terry Bozzio, Thomas Pridgen, Gil Sharone, Ralph Humphrey and Alex Acuna to name a few. We are already counting down the days until next year’s DRC (not yet seen the photos? Check ’em out HERE).

Anyone looking to solve that drummer withdrawal should seek out Drum! Night 2011 in San Jose. This year’s event features the Santana rhythm section of Raul Rekow and Karl Perazzo, Thomas Lang, and Terry Bozzio. Plus drummers who show up early can have a free technique tune-up with music editor Wally Schnalle, witness music demos, test new drum gear, and get in on a special autograph signing session with some special guest superstars. The editors of Drum! Magazine will also be giving out a special award to a local drummer.

Tickets are available on-line with Premium Seating costing $25 and general seating costing $20. Just seeing Terry Bozzio’s monster drum kit is worth that price! If you couldn’t tell, LAMA supports and encourages going out and socializing in the music community. Sometimes the best education is watching and learning from the pros. If you are able to make it please post a pic on our Facebook page and let us know what you learned. For more info and to purchase tickets please visit – http://www.drummagazine.com/drumnight.

-LAMA Staff

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