Drum For The Song Podcast

11/4/2022

Adam Roberts (Cardinal Black) #43

Ep. 43
Thanks for checking out episode 43 of Drum For The Song podcast featuring Cardinal Black groove machine Adam Roberts.In this episode, Adam and I have a long in-depth chat about his relationship with the drums strongly influenced by his father who is also a drummer plus the complicated history of his band Cardinal Black featuring 'best new guitarist in the world' Chris Buck, super smoothe soulful vocalist Tom Hollister and funky bassist Sam Williams and explains why the band say that they the "the oldest new band in the world" and how they were discovered by managed by ex-Guns N' Roses manager Alan Niven before the band decided to go their separate ways around ten years ago.Adam talks about how the band recently reformed and talks about the making of their stunning new album 'January Came Close' which was released on October 28th 2022 and is a must listen for anyone who appreciates good music. We also talk about the Cardinal Black's relatively quick rise to fame including sold out headline shows and many support tours already including Myles Kennedy, The Struts and upcoming shows with the legendary Peter Frampton!We also chatted about Adam's beautiful vintage Ludwig Vistalite drums (owned by his father), Zildjian cymbals and Promark drumsticks, his influences, meeting Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, getting his personal Instagram account hacked and much more. Visit https://www.thecardinalblack.com/ for more information about Cardinal Black.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, Mark Porter, John Lang, John Carley, Mike Laney, Pietro Viecelli & Lee Evans.Paypal donation:https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=RMXSZGD7CTXY4Facebook: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
10/6/2022

Anika Nilles (Jeff Beck / Nevell) #42

Ep. 42
Thanks for checking out episode 42 of Drum For The Song podcast featuring the insanely talented Anika Nilles who has taken the drum community by storm over the past decade after being 'discovered' on YouTube, within a few years being the cover artist for Modern Drummer Magazine and most recently touring as the drummer for none other than the guitar legend himself, Jeff Beck!In this episode, Anika and I have a great chat about her history with the drums and how she was encouraged to play by her parents at 6 years old and how she got the recent gig with Jeff Beck and what it was like touring with him and Johnny Depp across the UK and Europe and how she had to play most of the tour with an injured right foot which led to her having to learn the set by using just her left foot for the bass drum. She also has some great advice for drummers who would like to get more comfortable with odd time signatures and reveals some of her favourite musicians and inspirations.Visit https://www.anikanilles.com/ for more information about Anika.https://www.facebook.com/AnikaNilles/http://www.instagram.com/anika.nillesPlease subscribe to the podcast via your podcast provider & YouTube.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, 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, Mark Porter, John Lang, Mark Porter, John Carley, Mike Laney & Pietro Viecelli.You can also donate to this totally independant podcast by making a donation via Paypal:https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=RMXSZGD7CTXY4Facebook: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
9/1/2022

Darby Todd (Freelance - Devin Townsend / Martin Barre) #41

Ep. 41
Thanks for checking out episode 41 of Drum For The Song podcast featuring the stupidly talented Darby Todd who likes to refer to himself as a freelance drummer and has been recently sitting behind the kit for Devin Townsend and Martin Barre (ex- Jethro Tull).In this episode, Darby and I have a good chat about his recent experiences on the road with Devin Townsend and how he landed the job in the first place. We also talk about how to prepare for an audition and why transcribing all of the parts can be a useful tool for memorization. We also talk about Darby's drum equipment including his Zildjian cymbals and how he's very recently moved to playing British Drum Company drums.Visit https://www.darbytodd.com for more information on everything that Darby does.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, Mark Porter, John Lang, Mark Porter, John Carley, Mike Laney & Pietro Viecelli.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
8/4/2022

Emily Dolan Davies (The Voice Kids UK / Kim Wilde) #40

Ep. 40
Become a Patron of this show by joining the Patreon family at http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesong/Thanks for checking out episode 40 of Drum For The Song podcast featuring the amazing Emily Dolan Davies who is the current drummer in the house band for The Voice Kids UK. She also plays drums for Kim Wilde and was the drummer in UK rock band The Darkness a few years ago. You might also recognise her from the Netflix documentary 'Count Me In'.In this episode, Emily and I have a great chat about how she originally got into playing the drums, her influences and how she became professional. We talked about her home recording studio where she offers bespoke drum recording, her podcast series called 'A Drummers Guide to' where Emily talks in detail about certain areas of the industry that are difficult to learn about. Emily is really busy drummer and uses social media heavily as a promotional tool so we also talked about that. Learn more about Emily at https://www.emilydolandavies.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, Mark Porter, John Lang, Mark Porter, John Carley, Mike Laney & Pietro Viecelli.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=RMXSZGD7CTXY4Facebook: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
6/30/2022

Mike Johnston (Online Educator at mikeslessons.com) #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