According to Modern Drummer Magazine‘s website, there will be a start studded lineup of drumming greats on hand at Guitar Center’s 2011 Drum Off Grand Finals.
Stephen Perkins, of Jane’s Addiction, will the host Drum-Off. It will feature exclusive performances by world-class drummers including Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, Missing Persons), Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Devo, A Perfect Circle, Weezer), Dennis Chambers (Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic), Aaron Spears (Alicia Keys, Usher), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold) and Ilan Rubin (Angels & Airwaves, Nine Inch Nails).
The real stars of the show, however, will be the Top Five Undiscovered Drummers in the Country. They were chosen at the five regional finals, held in Brooklyn, NY, Arlington Heights, IL, Hallandale, FL, Houston, TX and Hollywood, CA. The competition has helped launched the careers of Cora Coleman-Dunham (Prince, Beyoncé), Tony Royster Jr (Jay-Z), Thomas Pridgen (The Mars Volta) and Eric Moore (Suicidal Tendencies).
The Drum Off will be held on January 14, 2012 at Club Nokia, 800 W Olympic Blvd # 335, Los Angeles, CA 90015.
Guitar Center Drum-Off is presented by: DW, Remo, Pro-Mark, Sabian, Roland, Modern Drummer, Converse, Meinl, LP, Evans, Vic Firth, Zildjian, Gretsch, Pearl, Tama, OCDP, and Audix
Click this link for the full the Modern Drummer article. Drum Legends Terry Bozzio, Josh Freese, Dennis Chambers, Mike Portnoy, and More To Perform At Guitar Center’s Drum Off.