Drum For The Song Podcast

6/30/2022

Mike Johnston #39

Ep. 39
Become a Patron of this show at http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesongThanks for checking out episode 39 of Drum For The Song podcast featuring educator, clinician, public speaker and podcaster Mike Johnston!In this episode, Mike and I have a great chat about his current drumming career which consists of running his drum education website mikeslessons.com, creating content for social media and his YouTube channel, hosting drum camps, playing drum clinics and festivals all over the world and co-hosting his amazing podcast with Busted drummer Eddy Thrower called 'Drum With Mike And Eddy.' Mike is full of wisdom from all areas of the drumming industry having initially been a touring drummer in a signed Nu Metal band called Simon Says and is very knowledgeable about the drum manufacturing industry having his own signature models with Vic Firth, Gretsch drums and Meinl cymbals.Mike was one of THE FIRST educators who uploaded drum lessons to YouTube and his website is now considered to be the go to place for online lessons. You can subscribe to his website and receive 1 week's free trial here - https://www.mikeslessons.com/Also, I'd like to thank Dan and Marie from http://www.drumazon.com for the introduction to Mike. I hope you enjoy this free episode, please subscribe to the podcast via your podcast provider & YouTube, like and review where you can and share with anyone else who might be interested.If you've enjoyed any of my episodes, please consider joining my Patreon community via Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesong/ for access to exclusive content, group video calls, competitions, giveaways plus 20% discount at http://www.motorhead-beer.comI'd like to give a special thanks to my top-tier 'Groove Master' Patrons for their extended support. Cheers to Dean S Monahan, Rudi Pauly, Dan Hurst, Gareth Richards, Steve Hancock, Paul W. Grasmehr, Charley Farley, Kenny Kendrick, Jari Väisänen, Mark Porter, John Lang, Mark Porter, John Carley & Mike Laney.If you'd prefer not to commit to monthly payments you can still support me and the podcast by making a donation via Paypal:https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=RMXSZGD7CTXY4Any donations, no matter how big or small will be massively appreciated and will help me to continue making these podcasts during these tough times.Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.facebook.com/groups/drumforthesong/Instagram:http://www.instagram.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.instagram.com/dane_drumsTwitter:http://www.twitter.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.twitter.com/dane_drumsTikTokhttp://www.tiktok.com/drumforthesongMerch:https://drumforthesong.bigcartel.com/Official website:http://www.drumforthesong.com
6/2/2022

Robb Reiner (Anvil) #38

Ep. 38
Become a Patron of this podcast - http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesongThanks for checking out episode 38 of Drum For The Song podcast featuring Robb Reiner from Canadian metal pioneers, Anvil.In this episode, Robbo and I have a great chat about the history of Anvil and how the making of the blockbuster movie 'Anvil The Story Of Anvil' came about and how it changed their career for the good. We also talked about drums and endorsements, Robb's vast collection of vintage metal snare drums and his use of traditional grip. Anvil's critically acclaimed new album 'Impact Is Imminent' is out now and the band is also touring this year. Head to http://my.tbaytel.net/tgallo/anvil/ for more details about everything Anvil.I hope you enjoy this free episode, please subscribe to the podcast via your podcast provider & YouTube, like and review where you can and share with anyone else who might be interested.If you've enjoyed any of my episodes, please consider joining my Patreon community via Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesong/ for access to exclusive content, group video calls, competitions, giveaways plus 20% discount at http://www.motorhead-beer.comI'd like to give a special thanks to my top-tier 'Groove Master' Patrons for their extended support. Cheers to Dean S Monahan, Rudi Pauly, Dan Hurst, Gareth Richards, Steve Hancock, Paul W. Grasmehr, Charley Farley, Kenny Kendrick, Jari Väisänen, Mark Porter, John Lang, Mark Porter & John Carley.If you'd prefer not to commit to monthly payments you can still support me and the podcast by making a donation via Paypal:https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=RMXSZGD7CTXY4Any donations, no matter how big or small will be massively appreciated and will help me to continue making these podcasts during these tough times.Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.facebook.com/groups/drumforthesong/Instagram:http://www.instagram.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.instagram.com/dane_drumsTwitter:http://www.twitter.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.twitter.com/dane_drumsTikTokhttp://www.tiktok.com/drumforthesongMerch:https://drumforthesong.bigcartel.com/Official website:http://www.drumforthesong.com
5/19/2022

Taylor Hawkins Tribute Episode

Thanks for checking out this special tribute episode of Drum For The Song podcast, dedicated to Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters who sadly passed away on March 25th 2022. Taylor Hawkins has consistently been one of my biggest influences when it comes to rock drumming and playing for the song.This episode features some specially recorded video and audio clips from some past guests of the show, friends of mine and some future guests of the show. I asked for contributions about what Taylor Hawkins and his music meant to people. This episodes guests in order of appearance are -Mike Terrana (ex- Yngwie Malmsteen, Alex Rudi Pell, Rage, Tony MacAlpine)Ryan Richards (Funeral For A Friend)Emily Dolan Davies (ITV's The Voice Kids)Frank Fontsere (ex- Fozzy, Stuck Mojo)Adam Parsons (Artist Manager at Siren, Drum Collector)Ritch Battersby (The Wildhearts, Grand Theft Audio)Ryan Smith (The Outlaw Orchestra)Chris Allen (UK Session drummer)Rogerio De Zouza (Motorhead stage manager)Spike T Smith (Memoriam, Ex-Morrissey, The Damned)Wyatt Wendels (Planet Rock DJ, Black Spiders)Adam Breeze (Wargasm UK)Adam Breeze also kindly sent me a clip of a tribute performance he made for his social media pages.I hope you enjoy this free episode, please subscribe to the podcast via your podcast provider & YouTube, like and review where you can and share with anyone else who might be interested.If you've enjoyed any of my episodes, please consider joining my Patreon community via Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesong/ for access to exclusive content, group video calls, competitions, giveaways plus 20% discount at http://www.motorhead-beer.comI'd like to give a special thanks to my top-tier 'Groove Master' Patrons for their extended support. Cheers to Dean S Monahan, Rudi Pauly, Dan Hurst, Gareth Richards, Steve Hancock, Paul W. Grasmehr, Charley Farley, Kenny Kendrick, Jari Väisänen, Mark Porter, John Lang, Mark Porter, John Carley & David Rudd.If you'd prefer not to commit to monthly payments you can still support the making of this podcast by donating via Paypal:https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=RMXSZGD7CTXY4Facebook:www.facebook.com/drumforthesongwww.facebook.com/groups/drumforthesong/Instagram:www.instagram.com/drumforthesongwww.instagram.com/dane_drumsTwitter:www.twitter.com/drumforthesongwww.twitter.com/dane_drumsTikTokwww.tiktok.com/drumforthesongMerch:https://drumforthesong.bigcartel.com/Official website:www.drumforthesong.com
5/5/2022

Denise Dufort (Girlschool) #37

Ep. 37
Thanks for checking out episode 37 of Drum For The Song podcast featuring Denise Dufort from British female rock veterans, Girlschool.In this episode, we have lots of laughs and we talk about the history of Girlschool including their introduction and collaboration with Motorhead including the recording of the HeadGirl EP 'St Valentine's Day Massacre' where Girlschool and Motorhead recorded cover versions of each others songs. Denise explains that she had to record the drums for both bands because Motorhead drummer Philthy 'Animal' Taylor had broken his neck.We also talked about playing shows with Saxon, Uriah Heep and Diamond Head after the pandemic and future plans for the band including upcoming tours with Alcatrazz in Europe and a new album. We also talked about Denise's favourite drum brands and past endorsements and find out that Denise never uses her own equipment anymore.I hope you enjoy this free episode, please subscribe to the podcast via your podcast provider & YouTube, like and review where you can and share with anyone else who might be interested.If you've enjoyed any of my episodes, please consider joining my Patreon community via Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesong/ for access to exclusive content, group video calls, competitions, giveaways plus 20% discount at http://www.motorhead-beer.comI'd like to give a special thanks to my top-tier 'Groove Master' Patrons for their extended support. Cheers to Dean S Monahan, Rudi Pauly, Dan Hurst, Gareth Richards, Steve Hancock, Paul W. Grasmehr, Charley Farley, Kenny Kendrick, Jari Väisänen, Mark Porter, John Lang, Mark Porter & John Carley.If you'd prefer not to commit to monthly payments you can still support me and the podcast by making a donation via Paypal:https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=RMXSZGD7CTXY4Any donations, no matter how big or small will be massively appreciated and will help me to continue making these podcasts during these tough times.Facebook:www.facebook.com/drumforthesongwww.facebook.com/groups/drumforthesong/Instagram:www.instagram.com/drumforthesongwww.instagram.com/dane_drumsTwitter:www.twitter.com/drumforthesongwww.twitter.com/dane_drumsTikTokwww.tiktok.com/drumforthesongMerch:https://drumforthesong.bigcartel.com/Official website:www.drumforthesong.com
3/31/2022

Ryan Smith (The Outlaw Orchestra) #36

Ep. 36
Thanks for checking out episode 36 of Drum For The Song podcast featuring Ryan Smith from English western/country/rock band The Outlaw Orchestra who were chosen as a support act for my band Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons for a few shows in November 2021.In this episode, Ryan talks about his history as a drummer, the story of The Outlaw Orchestra so far and he also tells a very sad story about losing both of his parents which has led him to dealing with depression and how music and drumming often acts as some sort of therapy for it. He also goes into detail about the makes and models of his drum equipment and is very enthusiastic about why he made particular choices with his gear and why more volume isn't always better. Ryan is proudly endorsed by Q Drums, Diril Cymbals, The London Drumstick Company, Code Drum Heads and Cympad.Find out more about The Outlaw Orchestra - https://www.theoutlaworchestra.com/I hope you enjoy this free episode, please subscribe to the podcast via your podcast provider & YouTube, like and review where you can and share with anyone else who might be interested.If you've enjoyed any of my episodes, please consider joining my Patreon community via Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesong/ for access to exclusive content, group video calls, competitions, giveaways plus 20% discount at http://www.motorhead-beer.comI'd like to give a special thanks to my top-tier 'Groove Master' Patrons for their extended support. Cheers to Dean S Monahan, Rudi Pauly, Dan Hurst, Gareth Richards, Steve Hancock, Paul W. Grasmehr, Charley Farley, Kenny Kendrick, Jari Väisänen, Paul Hutchings, Mark Porter, John Lang, Mark Porter & John Carley.If you'd prefer not to commit to monthly payments you can still support me and the podcast by making a donation via Paypal:https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=RMXSZGD7CTXY4Any donations, no matter how big or small will be massively appreciated and will help me to continue making these podcasts during these tough times.Facebook:www.facebook.com/drumforthesongwww.facebook.com/groups/drumforthesong/Instagram:www.instagram.com/drumforthesongwww.instagram.com/dane_drumsTwitter:www.twitter.com/drumforthesongwww.twitter.com/dane_drumsTikTokwww.tiktok.com/drumforthesongMerch:https://drumforthesong.bigcartel.com/Official website:www.drumforthesong.com
3/4/2022

Frank Fontsere (Ex- Fozzy, Stuck Mojo) #35

Ep. 35
Thanks for checking out episode 35 of Drum For The Song podcast featuring Frank Fontsere, former drummer of Fozzy and Stuck Mojo.In this episode, Frank explained why he decided to leave Fozzy and focus on family life at home and start a career in art. We also talked about what it was like being in a band with pro wrestler Chris Jericho including some of the highlights like travelling on a private jet! Frank also explained how he was unhappy being asked to perform live using Roland V-drums for his final tours with Fozzy in 2021 and how he much prefers playing on acoustic drums and cymbals, who doesn't though, right?Interestingly, Frank has opted to fund the start of his art career by setting up a GoFundMe page with a target of $6000 to cover his bills while he embarks on his new projects. If you'd like to donate to this you can head over to -https://www.gofundme.com/f/rxtmn-help-frank-start-over?Frank's official website for his artwork - https://frankfontsereart.com/If you've enjoyed any of my episodes, please consider joining my Patreon community via Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesong/ for access to exclusive content, group video calls, competitions, giveaways plus 20% discount at http://www.motorhead-beer.comI'd like to give a special thanks to my top-tier 'Groove Master' Patrons for their extended support. Cheers to Dean S Monahan, Rudi Pauly, Dan Hurst, Gareth Richards, Steve Hancock, Paul W. Grasmehr, Charley Farley, Kenny Kendrick, Jari Väisänen, Paul Hutchings, Mark Porter, John Lang, Mark Porter & John Carley.Ssupport me and the podcast by making a donation via Paypal:https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=RMXSZGD7CTXY4Facebook:www.facebook.com/drumforthesongwww.facebook.com/groups/drumforthesong/Instagram:www.instagram.com/drumforthesongwww.instagram.com/dane_drumsTwitter:www.twitter.com/drumforthesongTikTokwww.tiktok.com/drumforthesongMerch:https://drumforthesong.bigcartel.com/Official website:www.drumforthesong.com
2/4/2022

Gareth 'Snoz' Lawrence (Valhalla Awaits / The Blackout) #34

Ep. 34
Thanks for checking out episode 34 of Drum For The Song podcast featuring Gareth 'Snoz' Lawrence, drummer of upcoming Welsh rockers Valhalla Awaits and previously drummer for The Blackout.In this episode, we talked about many of Gareth's experiences on tour with The Blackout who toured with huge bands such as Metallica, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit and Blink 182. He tells many great stories about meeting some of his heroes like James Hetfield on tour in Australia, fowling Liverpool FC legend Ian Rush in a charity football match, getting to soundcheck Limp Bizkit drummer John Otto's drum kit, braking his collar bone trying to race a cheetah at Bristol Zoo, raising money for a Blackout album via Pledge Music and why he loves Michael Jackson. We also talked about his new band Valhalla Awaits, their excellent new single 'Skin And Bone' and forthcoming EP.I hope you enjoy this free episode, please subscribe to the podcast via your podcast provider & YouTube, like and review where you can and share with anyone else who might be interested.If you've enjoyed any of my episodes, please consider joining my Patreon community via Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesong/ for access to exclusive content, group video calls, competitions, giveaways plus 20% discount at http://www.motorhead-beer.comI'd like to give a special thanks to my top-tier 'Groove Master' Patrons for their extended support. Cheers to Dean S Monahan, Rudi Pauly, Dan Hurst, Gareth Richards, Steve Hancock, Paul W. Grasmehr, Charley Farley, Kenny Kendrick, Jari Väisänen, Paul Hutchings, Mark Porter, John Lang, Andrew Mansell, Mark Porter & John Carley.If you'd prefer not to commit to monthly payments you can still support me and the podcast by making a donation via Paypal:https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=RMXSZGD7CTXY4Any donations, no matter how big or small will be massively appreciated and will help me to continue making these podcasts during these tough times.Facebook:www.facebook.com/drumforthesongwww.facebook.com/groups/drumforthesong/Instagram:www.instagram.com/drumforthesongwww.instagram.com/dane_drumsTwitter:www.twitter.com/drumforthesongwww.twitter.com/dane_drumsTikTokwww.tiktok.com/drumforthesongMerch:https://drumforthesong.bigcartel.com/Official website:www.drumforthesong.com
1/7/2022

Zac Morris (Ugly Kid Joe) #33

Ep. 33
Thanks for checking out episode 33 of Drum For The Song podcast featuring the amazing Zac Morris of Ugly Kid Joe.In this episode, we talked about Zac's musical education and how he originally joined Ugly Kid Joe, keeping creative on the drum kit and why it's important. Zac also disclosed details about his diabetes and his battles with addiction and having to go into rehab. We also talk about his time in Ugly Kid Joe and about the big personalities in the band, some of the biggest shows they've ever played including Polish Woodstock and opening up for Judas Priest.I hope you enjoy this free episode, please subscribe to the podcast via your podcast provider & YouTube, like and review where you can and share with anyone else who might be interested.If you've enjoyed any of my episodes, please consider joining my Patreon community via Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesong/ for access to exclusive content, group video calls, competitions, giveaways plus 20% discount at http://www.motorhead-beer.comI'd like to give a special thanks to my top-tier 'Groove Master' Patrons for their extended support. Cheers to Dean S Monahan, Rudi Pauly, Dan Hurst, Gareth Richards, Steve Hancock, Paul W. Grasmehr, Charley Farley, Kenny Kendrick, Jari Väisänen, Paul Hutchings, Mark Porter, John Lang, Andrew Mansell & Mark Porter.If you'd prefer not to commit to monthly payments you can still support me and the podcast by making a donation via Paypal:https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=RMXSZGD7CTXY4Any donations, no matter how big or small will be massively appreciated and will help me to continue making these podcasts during these tough times.Facebook:www.facebook.com/drumforthesongwww.facebook.com/groups/drumforthesong/Instagram:www.instagram.com/drumforthesongwww.instagram.com/dane_drumsTwitter:www.twitter.com/drumforthesongwww.twitter.com/dane_drumsTikTokwww.tiktok.com/drumforthesongMerch:https://drumforthesong.bigcartel.com/Official website:www.drumforthesong.com
12/3/2021

Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats / HeadCat) #32

Ep. 32
Join the Patreon family for bonus content, discounts and more - www.patreon.com/drumforthesongEpisode 32 of Drum For The Song podcast featuring Slim Jim Phantom of Stray Cats and HeadCat.In this episode we talk about the origins of the Stray Cats, with himself (drums), Brian Setzer (guitar and vocals) and Lee Rocker (upbright double bass) forming in high school and mastering their craft playing 5 nights a week in their home of Long Island, migrating over to England and eventually becoming part of the London scene, playing shows and getting noticed which resulted in getting signed and having Dave Edmunds record their debut album!We also talked a lot about his great friendship with Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead who he also had a rockabilly side project band with called HeadCat with Danny B. Harvey. He describes how the band ended up forming after a recording an Elvis Presley track for a tribute album. He also explains how he and Lemmy became neighbours which helped their friendship grow over the years and how he was with Lemmy when he sadly passed away on 28th December 2015 at the age of 70.We also talked about Jim's favourite rockabilly drummers, living with actual cats, his favourite and most memorable moments with Lemmy, his drum endorsements Gretsch, Zildjian, Vic Firth, blues shuffle stick techniques, his upcoming rockabilly documentary and more.Please subscribe to the podcast via your podcast provider & YouTube, like and review where you can and share with anyone else who might be interested.If you've enjoyed any of my episodes, please consider joining my Patreon community via Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesong/ for access to exclusive content, group video calls, competitions, giveaways plus 20% discount at http://www.motorhead-beer.comI'd like to give a special thanks to my top-tier 'Groove Master' Patrons for their extended support. Cheers to Dean S Monahan, Rudi Pauly, Dan Hurst, Gareth Richards, Steve Hancock, Paul W. Grasmehr, Charley Farley, Kenny Kendrick, Jari Väisänen, Paul Hutchings, Mark Porter, John Lang, Andrew Mansell & Mark Porter.You can also support myself and the podcast by making a donation via Paypal:https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=RMXSZGD7CTXY4Facebook:www.facebook.com/drumforthesongInstagram:www.instagram.com/drumforthesongTwitter:www.twitter.com/drumforthesongYouTube:www.youtube.com/channel/UCYC9-5tKYIdBSTB0mwVesegwww.drumforthesong.com