The Twelve Drum Solos Of Christmas

Don’t say I never gave you anything. I present my gift to you:  The Twelve Drum Solos of The Christmas. In reality, it is in honor of the holiday season, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day and any other holiday that falls around this time.   Actually, there were supposed to be 12 solos, but I didn’t want to leave any of these out, so there are 13. Well, in fact, if you count them up, there are 15 drummers because there are two group solo videos.  These are not in any order at all and this is not to say these are the best drummers in the world. Well, some of them are, but these are my

favorite drum solos.  I did save the best for last. It is a three-part video of John Bonham‘s famous Moby Dick solo, from the Earl’s Court concert in 1985.  Bonham was the reason I took up the drums way back when, so I had to put him last.

Happy Holidays from 4DrummersOnly. Enjoy!

Neil Peart

Thomas Lang

Sheila E

Terry Bozzio with Chad Wackerman

Buddy Rich

Carmine Appice

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Ray Luzier and KORN to Release Experimental New Album on 12/6/11

I was checking out Ray Luzier‘s very cool website recently and came across a press release for his band, Korn. Ray has been with the band since 2008 and has been with them since. I met Ray at a drum clinic at the House of Guitars, in Rochester, NY in November, 2008.  Ray gave a wonderful, informative, engaging and entertaining clinic. He signed a ton of autographs and his clinic sponsors, Sabian and Pro-Mark gave away great prizes.

Ray Luzier of Korn at the House of Guitars, Rochester, NY 2008 - Photo By Wally David

Ray was one of the first drummers that I’m aware of, to adopt Facebook.  I “friended” back then and he has been more than responsive. I even got to talk football with him via IM.  Since meeting him at that clinic, I have followed his work. Other artists that Luzier has worked with include: Jonathan Davis and the SFA, Army of Anyone, Jake E. Lee, Stone Temple Pilots, David Lee Roth, The Nixons, Tracy G and Billy Sheehan. I hope to do an interview for 4DrummersOnly in the future. Please to order this item from Amazon – Support 4DrummersOnly

Hear the exclusive track, “Sanctuary,” from Korn’s upcoming full length The Path Of TotalityWhat follows is some of the release. The entire press release can be found at Korn‘s and Ray Luzier’s websites.

Korn announced today that they will release their tenth studio album, The Path of Totality on December 6. But this is unlike any Korn record. It’s even unlike any record released before.

The Path of Totality is an experimental album which finds Korn shifting gears and exploring new territory. That should hardly come as a shock to the band’s diehard fans, as Korn exploded onto the scene in the’90s and established themselves as hard rock game changers from that point on.

For The Path of Totality, the band collaborated with some of the leading dubstep and electronic producers in the world, including Skrillex, Excision, Datsik, Noisia, Kill the Noise, and 12th Planet. The result is something completely new, yet utterly and definitively Korn. Leave it to a band like Korn to continue to reinvent itself two decades deep into its career.