A drummer is a percussionist who creates music using drums. Most contemporary western bands that play rock, jazz, or R&B music include a drummer for purposes including timekeeping and embellishing the musical timbre; the drummer's equipment includes a drum kit which includes various drums, cymbals and an assortment of accessory hardware such as pedals, standing support mechanisms, drum sticks. In other genres in the traditional music of many countries, drummers use individual drums of various sizes and designs rather than drum kits; some use only their hands to strike the drums. In larger ensembles, the drummer may be part of a rhythm section with other percussionists playing, for example, marimba or xylophone; these musicians provide the timing and rhythmic foundation which allow the players of melodic instruments, including voices, to coordinate their musical performance. Some famous drummers include: John Bonham, Ginger Baker, Keith Moon, Neil Peart, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Tim "Herb" Alexander, Rashied Ali, Carl Allen, Steve White, Craig Blundell, Travis Barker, Tony Royster Jr. Rick Allen.
As well as the primary rhythmic function, in some musical styles, such as world, jazz and electronica, the drummer is called upon to provide solo and lead performances, at times when the main feature of the music is the rhythmic development. There are many tools that a drummer can use for either soloing; these include cymbals, toms, auxiliary percussion and many others. There are single and triple bass pedals for the bass drum. Before motorized transport became widespread, drummers played a key role in military conflicts. Military drummers provided drum cadences that set a steady marching pace and elevated troop morale on the battlefield. In some armies drums assisted in combat by keeping cadence for firing and loading drills with muzzle loading guns. Military drummers were employed on the parade field, when troops passed in review, in various ceremonies including ominous drum rolls accompanying disciplinary punishments. Children served as drummer boys well into the nineteenth century, though less than is popularly assumed.
In modern times, drummers are not employed in battle. Buglers and drummers mass under a sergeant-drummer and during marches alternately perform with the regiment or battalion ensembles. Military-based musical percussion traditions were not limited to the western world; when Emir Osman I was appointed commander of the Turkish army on the Byzantine border in the late 13th century, he was symbolically installed via a handover of musical instruments by the Seldjuk sultan. In the Ottoman Empire, the size of a military band reflected the rank of its commander in chief: the largest band was reserved for the Sultan, it included various percussion instruments adopted in European military music. The pitched bass drum is still known in some languages as the Turkish Drum. Military drumming is the origin of Traditional grip as opposed to Matched grip of drumsticks; the drumline is a type of marching ensemble descended from military drummers, can be arranged as a performance of a drum, a group of drummers, or as a part of a larger marching band.
Their uniforms will have a military style and a fancy hat. In recent times, it is more common to see drummers in parades wearing costumes with an African, Latin, Native American, or tribal look and sound. Various indigenous cultures use the drum to create a sense of unity with others during recreational events; the drum helps in prayers and meditations. List of drummers Drum beat Drum machine Drum tracks Kathleen. "Drum". In Chisholm, Hugh. Encyclopædia Britannica. 8. Cambridge University Press. P. 598
Jason John Bonham is an English drummer. He is the son of Patricia "Pat" Bonham. After his father's death in September 1980, he played with Led Zeppelin on different occasions, including the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert at The O2 Arena in London in 2007. Bonham could play drums skillfully at the age of five, appeared with his father in the film The Song Remains the Same, drumming on a scaled-down kit. At 17, he joined Airrace. In 1985, he joined Virginia Wolf, touring the US supporting the Firm. In 1988, Bonham joined former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page for his Outrider tour. In May of the same year, Bonham appeared with the three surviving members of Led Zeppelin for a performance at Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary concert in New York City. In 1989, Bonham appeared as a special guest at the Moscow Music Peace Festival, performing the song "Rock and Roll" with many major rock stars of the day; that same year, he formed his own band, whose Zeppelin-inflected first release The Disregard of Timekeeping had a hit single, "Wait for You" and the music video for the subsequent single "Guilty" did get some play.
On 28 April 1990, Bonham married Jan Charteris, in Kidderminster. His wedding reception included a jam with Robert Plant and John Paul Jones; the Bonhams have two children: a son named Jager and a daughter, Jaz. Bonham drummed for Paul Rodgers on the Grammy nominated Muddy Water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters project. A year with Slash and Paul Rodgers, he appeared at Woodstock II in 1994. Bonham reformed his band with Marti Frederiksen, replacing Daniel MacMaster. Renamed Motherland, they released the album Peace 4 Me in 1994. In 1995, Jason represented his father when Led Zeppelin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with his sister Zoe by his side. Bonham soon put together another solo project that culminated in In the Name of My Father - The Zepset, which featured the songs of Led Zeppelin. Proceeds from the album went to charity; the album followed up with. Following an album and tour with his aunt Debbie Bonham, Jason Bonham was invited to drum for hard rock group UFO. In 2006, he recorded with Joe Bonamassa.
Jason Bonham appeared in the movie Rock Star, 2001. Bonham played drummer A. C. of the fictional band Steel Dragon. The film featured performances by musicians such as Zakk Wylde, Jeff Pilson, Myles Kennedy, Jeff Scott Soto, Brian Vander Ark, Blas Elias and Nick Catanese, he played on the film's soundtrack. Bonham starred with Ted Nugent, Evan Seinfeld, Sebastian Bach, Scott Ian on the VH1 reality television show, Supergroup, in May 2006; the musicians formed a band called Damnocracy for the show, during which they lived in a mansion in Las Vegas for twelve days and created music. Jason played drums live with Foreigner from 2004 to 2007 and part of 2007 to 2008. Bonham joined the group Black Country Communion late in 2009 and stayed with them until they broke up in March 2013, he rejoined the group when they reformed in 2016. On 12 September 2007, it was announced that Jason Bonham would step into his father's shoes and play drums for a Led Zeppelin reunion concert; this took place on 10 December 2007 at London's O2 arena as part of an all-star tribute to Ahmet Ertegün.
His performance was described as "flawless" by music critics. In February 2009, Jason Bonham and James Dylan began working together in what would become Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening, a live homage to his father's band. In autumn of 2010, Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening embarked on their first North American tour and toured worldwide during 2011. Bonham more played drums, along with sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson of the group Heart on vocals and guitar with successive additions of band and horn sections and choirs for a show-ending performance of Stairway to Heaven during the Led Zeppelin tribute at the Kennedy Center Honors hosted by Barack Obama in December 2012 while emotional band members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones looked on, it was described as a “bring down the house” version. In the Summer of 2013, Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening joined forces with the band Heart for "The Heartbreaker Tour" celebrating the music of Led Zeppelin; that year, he teamed up again with Glenn Hughes to form a new rock band, which became California Breed, adding the guitarist Andrew Watt.
In 2014, Bonham joined Sammy Hagar's supergroup The Circle. The band featured Led Zeppelin tracks along with songs from Hagar's various career projects, such as Montrose, Van Halen, Chickenfoot. From early March to late May 2015, Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening toured extensively North America. On 4 December 2015, the band kicked off their North American Winter Tour in California. In early May 2016, they embarked on a one-month / 22-date North American tour. Jason Bonham endorses DW Drums Endorses Paiste cymbals Bonham has produced his own line of signature series drumstick with Pro-Mark; the SD531W is made of American Maple with acorn wooden tips. The taper is short and the sticks have large dimensions, being 16.75" in length and 0.595" in diameter. The sticks feature the symbol u
Timothy DiDuro an American hard rock drummer. DiDuro played drums for the bands Skid Slaughter. Born in Geneva, New York, DiDuro learned to play drums at age 5, he played with various local bands during high school. He moved to Orlando, Florida in 1991 and played with Andrew "Duck" MacDonald in the band Playground for 5 years, he joined The Kill in 1997. In 1998, The Kill won a contest called "Kick Start Your Career,", a Battle of the Bands-type competition that the band Mötley Crüe was sponsoring; the Kill won the 1998 Orlando Music Awards for best Metal Band. They released one album on Forbidden Records in 1998, he played with Brizz from 2001-2003. In early 2004, he replaced Skid Row's drummer Phil Varone, he appeared in the Skid Row video "Ghost." In late 2004, he auditioned for Slaughter and, although he was never given the job, he played with them until 2011 as their temporary touring drummer. He has played with Vince Neil, with Mark Slaughter's band Scrap Metal. Scrap Metal consists of Mark Slaughter and other platinum-selling singers such as Gunnar Nelson and Eric Martin.
DiDuro plays with Pipestone, a five piece heavy rock band from the Florida area. Collectively the band members have had 5 number one radio hits and have toured the United States extensively with other projects; the band recorded their first CD with producer Brett Hestla. The Kill Superdragsmackheadpsychoplasticgogopunk Slaughter Skid Row DiDuro on MySpace Slaughter show review
Rock Star (2001 film)
Rock Star is a 2001 American musical comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Herek and starring Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston. It tells the story of Chris "Izzy" Cole, a tribute band singer who ascended to the position of lead vocalist of his favorite band, inspired by the real-life story of Tim "Ripper" Owens, singer in a Judas Priest tribute band, chosen to replace singer Rob Halford when he left the band. In the mid-1980s, Chris Cole is a fanatical admirer of a heavy metal band called Steel Dragon who lives in Pittsburgh. By day, Chris is a photocopier technician and by night, he is the lead singer of a Steel Dragon tribute band called Blood Pollution. Internal struggles among the actual Steel Dragon band members culminate with the firing of their lead singer, Bobby Beers, the beginning of recruitment sessions to find a new vocalist. Chris experiences his own strife with his Blood Pollution bandmates guitarist Rob Malcolm. During a live performance, Rob's playing fails to live up to Chris' over-demanding standards regarding note-for-note accuracy to the original Steel Dragon recordings, Chris sabotages Rob's amplifier mid-song – a fight breaks out between the two onstage.
The next day, Chris meets Blood Pollution at a rehearsal session, but he finds out that he has been replaced with his arch-rival, the lead singer of another Steel Dragon tribute band. Rob cites Chris' inability to create his own musical style, preferring to remain the singer in a tribute band. One day, Chris receives an unexpected phone call from Steel Dragon's founder and rhythm guitarist, Kirk Cuddy, is offered an audition for the band. After hanging up on Kirk once, thinking he's being pranked by Rob, Chris ecstatically agrees. At the studio, he meets the band and gives an outstanding performance of "We All Die Young". Chris joins the band as their new singer, adopting the stage name "Izzy". Following a successful debut concert with Steel Dragon, Izzy must come to grips with the pressures of his new-found fame and success; the band embarks on a lengthy tour and Izzy experiences the excesses of the lifestyle, with the group's road manager, serving as a sympathetic mentor to Izzy. His new lifestyle impacts his life both for better and worse with his relationship with his supportive girlfriend, Emily Poule, when she decides not to continue with him throughout the remainder of the tour as a rock star girlfriend, though Emily and Izzy agree to get back together when the tour reaches Seattle.
Steel Dragon stops in Seattle for a show, Emily arrives at his hotel room as they had arranged, although Izzy had become so inebriated while on tour he forgot about the arrangement and did not know what city he was in. Although taken aback by all the groupies, Emily still tries to reconnect with him, reminding him of their plans to meet up once he got to Seattle, however he is too intoxicated to understand what she is saying suggesting they go to Seattle together. Heartbroken with his inconsiderate behavior and the fact that he is sleeping with so many groupies, Emily leaves him. After the end of the tour, Izzy reports to the next series of Steel Dragon recording sessions with song concepts and artwork for the band's next album; the rest of the band rejects Izzy's ideas, with Kirk explaining that the band has to stay true to the "Steel Dragon thing" to fulfill fan expectations. Izzy is angered upon realizing. After a heartfelt conversation with Mats about how he feared he had no control over the direction life has taken him, Izzy begins to reconsider his rock star lifestyle.
On the next tour, in a scene directly paralleling one near the beginning of the film with their roles reversed, Izzy hears a fan singing along with him toward the end of a live concert. Impressed, Izzy pulls the fan, who introduces himself as Thor and hands him the microphone to finish the concert. Backstage, Izzy realizes that what he thought he wanted for so long was not what he wanted, he says goodbye to Mats, departing from the band while doing so. Upon ditching his stage name, Chris makes his way to Seattle and starts a new band with his old friend and former bandmate Rob. At the same time Steel Dragon, failing to evolve to the changing tastes and styles of the 1990s, has its fame fizzle out. Chris finds Emily working in the coffee shop she and her roommate purchased a few years earlier, but is too ashamed to speak to her. While walking one evening, Emily sees a flyer for his band takes it down. In the final scene, Chris is singing with his band in a bar and Emily walks in. Chris speaks to her.
They reconcile, ending the film with a kiss and the final note of Chris' first original song "Colorful". During the credits, Cuddy talks about the future of the band and Beers is shown to have taken up Irish Dancing after his sacking from Steel Dragon; the band members are portrayed by ex-Dokken and current Foreigner bassist Jeff Pilson, Black Label Society founder & Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde, actor Dominic West, ex-Foreigner and Black Country Communion drummer Jason Bonham. Myles Kennedy, at the time the
Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group is a performance art company formed in 1987, known worldwide for its various stage productions which incorporate many different categories of music and art, both popular and obscure, in their performances. Blue Man Group has continuing theatrical productions in Berlin, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York City, Orlando. A typical Blue Man production employs 7–9 full-time Blue Men who are selected through an audition process. In addition to the stage theatre show, Blue Man Group has had multiple national and global tours, appeared on various TV programs as both characters and performers, appeared on the Norwegian Cruise Line ship Epic, released multiple studio albums, contributed to a number of film scores, performed with orchestras around the U. S. and appeared in ad campaigns. The Blue Man Group made their own instruments. Blue Man Group grew out of a collaboration between three close friends, Chris Wink, Matt Goldman and Phil Stanton, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side in 1987, its first public appearance was a celebration of the end of the 1980s.
The three men wore blue masks and led a street procession that included the burning of a Rambo doll and a piece of the Berlin Wall. MTV’s Kurt Loder, who covered the event, drew attention to the strange Blue Men—and what began as creative "disturbances" on the streets of the city became a series of small shows at downtown clubs, a full performance at the Astor Place Theatre in 1991. In July 2017, Blue Man Group was bought by Cirque du Soleil, who announced that they would expand the concept. There are a number of different themes found in various Blue Man performances; these themes include: Science and technology the topics of plumbing, human sight, DNA, the Internet. Information overload and information pollution, such as when the audience is asked to choose one of three simultaneous streams of information to read. Innocence, as when the Blue Men appear to be surprised and perplexed by common artifacts of modern society or by audience reactions. Self-conscious and naïve imitation of cultural norms, such as attempting to stage an elegant dinner for an audience member with Twinkies.
The Outsider. Blue Men always appear as a group of three; this is because not only are Blue Men viewed as outsiders to the rest of the world, but three is the smallest group possible when endeavoring to create a community. Many of the Blue Man skits involve one of the three Blue Men performing in a manner inconsistent with the other two. Rooftops, or otherwise climbing to the top. There are a number of references, both in visual pieces and in lyrics from the Complex tour, that have a common theme of getting to the roof; this theme is a metaphor for the advice Stanton and Goldman drew from Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers's PBS program The Power of Myth and represents "following your bliss". United StatesNew York City at the Astor Place Theatre Boston at the Charles Playhouse Chicago at the Briar Street Theater Orlando at the Blue Man Group Theatre at CityWalk at the Universal Orlando Resort Las Vegas at the Luxor Hotel and Casino GermanyBerlin at the Bluemax Theater World TourWorld Tour - a celebration of life in full color United StatesLive at Luxor in Las Vegas “How to be a Megastar” national arena "rock concert" tour Las Vegas, Nevada at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino “How to be a Megastar 2.0” North America Las Vegas at the Blue Man Theatre at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino DECA International Career Development Conference, Florida GermanyBerlin at the Theater am Potsdamer Platz Oberhausen at the Metronom Theatre Stuttgart at the Apollo Theater CanadaToronto at the Panasonic Theatre United KingdomLondon at the New London Theatre NetherlandsAmsterdam at the Theater Fabriek JapanTokyo at the Roppongi Invoice Theatre Tokyo at the Roppongi Blue Man Theatre SwitzerlandBasel at Musical Theater Basel Zürich at Theater 11 Norwegian Cruise LineNorwegian Epic SwedenStockholm at Göta Lejon AustriaVienna at MuseumsQuartier Australia Sydney at the Sydney Lyric Theatre In 1999, the group released Audio, their first studio recording.
Although it contained some of the music from their stage productions, it was chiefly a collection of full-length instrumentals featuring new instruments. In 2002, the group participated in Moby's Area2 tour, giving a more rock-oriented performance than in the theatrical shows. Songs developed during this tour appeared on 2003's album The Complex. Unlike Audio, The Complex, released in 2003, featured a variety of vocalists and guests including Tracy Bonham, Dave Matthews, Gavin Rossdale and Venus Hum; the record spawned its own 2003 tour, ``. The tour deconstructed the traditional rock concert experience into its clichéd parts and was chronicled in a 2004 DVD release; the tour featured Venus Hum as supporting acts. The DVD include
Tim Kelly (musician)
Timothy Patrick Kelly was an American guitarist for the band Slaughter. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Kelly was a self-taught guitar player and began his music career around the sixth grade, he was inspired by other guitarists such as Peter Frampton. He played in a few bands during his career which included Hellion, New Haven, Allegiance along with other bands, they did have some original songs. After no real success with these bands, he was chosen as guitarist for the group Slaughter, formed in the Fall of 1988. With Slaughter, Kelly has many writing credits. On the first album of the band Stick It to Ya, he wrote and performed an instrumental piece called "Thinking of June" which he dedicated to his sister who died in 1982. In all, Kelly released four studio albums with the band, two live albums, the last of which Eternal Live was released posthumously and includes a pictorial and video tribute to Kelly, put together by Blas Elias. Tim had been working on some songs, which two band mates refused to listen to, so he with Blas Elias worked on a separate project from Slaughter before his death.
On February 5, 1998, Kelly was involved in a fatal car accident while traveling on Highway 96 in Arizona. Kelly's vehicle was hit head on. Kelly was transported to a Bagdad, Arizona clinic where he was pronounced dead from internal injuries. At the time of the accident, the driver of the 18 wheeler was under the influence of at least three different drugs including amphetamines, he was sentenced to three years in prison. Kelly is buried at Saint Ignatius Cemetery in Pennsylvania. Tim Kelly on IMDb Tim Kelly at Find a Grave
Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew on the genres of blues and blues, from country music. Rock music drew on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, incorporated influences from jazz and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar as part of a rock group with electric bass and one or more singers. Rock is song-based music with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become diverse. Like pop music, lyrics stress romantic love but address a wide variety of other themes that are social or political. By the late 1960s "classic rock" period, a number of distinct rock music subgenres had emerged, including hybrids like blues rock, folk rock, country rock, southern rock, raga rock, jazz-rock, many of which contributed to the development of psychedelic rock, influenced by the countercultural psychedelic and hippie scene.
New genres that emerged included progressive rock. In the second half of the 1970s, punk rock reacted by producing stripped-down, energetic social and political critiques. Punk was an influence in the 1980s on new wave, post-punk and alternative rock. From the 1990s alternative rock began to dominate rock music and break into the mainstream in the form of grunge and indie rock. Further fusion subgenres have since emerged, including pop punk, electronic rock, rap rock, rap metal, as well as conscious attempts to revisit rock's history, including the garage rock/post-punk and techno-pop revivals at the beginning of the 2000s. Rock music has embodied and served as the vehicle for cultural and social movements, leading to major subcultures including mods and rockers in the UK and the hippie counterculture that spread out from San Francisco in the US in the 1960s. 1970s punk culture spawned the goth and emo subcultures. Inheriting the folk tradition of the protest song, rock music has been associated with political activism as well as changes in social attitudes to race and drug use, is seen as an expression of youth revolt against adult consumerism and conformity.
The sound of rock is traditionally centered on the amplified electric guitar, which emerged in its modern form in the 1950s with the popularity of rock and roll. It was influenced by the sounds of electric blues guitarists; the sound of an electric guitar in rock music is supported by an electric bass guitar, which pioneered in jazz music in the same era, percussion produced from a drum kit that combines drums and cymbals. This trio of instruments has been complemented by the inclusion of other instruments keyboards such as the piano, the Hammond organ, the synthesizer; the basic rock instrumentation was derived from the basic blues band instrumentation. A group of musicians performing rock music is termed as a rock group. Furthermore, it consists of between three and five members. Classically, a rock band takes the form of a quartet whose members cover one or more roles, including vocalist, lead guitarist, rhythm guitarist, bass guitarist and keyboard player or other instrumentalist. Rock music is traditionally built on a foundation of simple unsyncopated rhythms in a 4/4 meter, with a repetitive snare drum back beat on beats two and four.
Melodies originate from older musical modes such as the Dorian and Mixolydian, as well as major and minor modes. Harmonies range from the common triad to parallel perfect fourths and fifths and dissonant harmonic progressions. Since the late 1950s and from the mid 1960s onwards, rock music used the verse-chorus structure derived from blues and folk music, but there has been considerable variation from this model. Critics have stressed the eclecticism and stylistic diversity of rock; because of its complex history and its tendency to borrow from other musical and cultural forms, it has been argued that "it is impossible to bind rock music to a rigidly delineated musical definition." Unlike many earlier styles of popular music, rock lyrics have dealt with a wide range of themes, including romantic love, rebellion against "The Establishment", social concerns, life styles. These themes were inherited from a variety of sources such as the Tin Pan Alley pop tradition, folk music, rhythm and blues.
Music journalist Robert Christgau characterizes rock lyrics as a "cool medium" with simple diction and repeated refrains, asserts that rock's primary "function" "pertains to music, or, more noise." The predominance of white and middle class musicians in rock music has been noted, rock has been seen as an appropriation of black musical forms for a young and male audience. As a result, it has been seen to articulate the concerns of this group in both style and lyrics. Christgau, writing in 1972, said in spite of some exceptions, "rock and roll implies an identification of male sexuality and aggression". Since the term "rock" started being used in preference to "rock and roll" from the late-1960s, it has been contrasted with pop music, with which it has shared many characteristics, but from wh