MIKE ZIMMERMAN-KENNY ROGERS FAREWELL TOUR-BEIER 1.5 STEEL–6.5 X 14….

Nashville pro Mike Zimmerman is using his 1.5 Steel–6.5 x 14 on the Kenny Rogers Farewell Tour, and that is something I was really looking forward to. According to him-The drum is working out perfectly. To have a drum with a player like Mike, on such an important, and for that matter historic tour like this…Is truly great news here.

Mike was introduced to my gear by Michael Grando. Michael is another Nashville ace & holds the seat for Joe Diffie. That band live…Was one of the best times I had last year on the road. Not sure I am going to be able to see them this Summer yet…but I truly am hoping. The third pic below is Mike using Michael’s 1.5 Steel–4 x 15 which Michael has used live with Joe Diffie, along with his 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 14.

I will be updating this story on Mike as the tour goes on, and will also be at the show on July 24th in Chicago. I am really looking forward to seeing this a great deal. Thanks Again for the phone call Mike, and your enthusiasm for my gear. When you guys take the time out to call me and contact me…That is the greatest to me. I am always so anxious to hear from you guys, and just want to make sure everything is going great. It truly is hard to tell you how much I appreciated that. Looking forward to seeing you and this band in July!

Mike Zimmerman's kit & his Beier 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14...Kenny Rogers-The Gamblers Last Deal Tour. Tx Mike-!

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Beier 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14~

Beier 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14-15-

https://www.facebook.com/mikezdrummer

http://www.kennyrogers.com/#home

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DANNY THOMPSON-ALAN PARSONS LIVE PROJECT-MODERN DRUMMER-ON THE BEAT-MAY ISSUE…..

It was great to see Danny Thompson of the Alan Parsons Live Project in the May on-line issue of Modern Drummer’s “On The Beat”. It was a great read, and Danny discussed his background, & how he got his current position with Alan Parsons,

Danny was cool enough to take time out for me when they rolled through Milwaukee last year. He used a 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 14 that night…And has been using one ever since. He is an amazingly talented & unbelievable player. Plus, the guy is great person as well. I saw a comment below the Modern Drummer article that said Danny was “One of the best drummers I’ve ever had the pleasure to see perform”. That is exactly what I said after I saw him play to many people. Him, with this unreal band, with Alan Parsons….Is something you simply have to see and hear.

The timing of this was ironic. I had been going through some of the clips from the show last year and will be posting another one or two soon. I took a lot of them, and had a great angle from the side of the stage. Link below to a clip from the show here.

Thanks Again Danny, Congrats on the spot in Modern Drummer, Thank You for using my 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 14, and again for the introduction to Tommy Rickard…..

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http://www.moderndrummer.com/site/2016/05/danny-thompson-alan-parsons-landing-gig/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eXoP9tXiLM

http://alanparsonsmusic.com/

MAT DONALDSON-DRUM WORLD TULSA-BEIER 1.5 STEEL–8 X 14~

From a referral from a great friend of mine, I recently heard from Mat Donaldson of Drum World Tulsa about making him a drum. It was great to hear from him. After discussing it with him, he wanted an 8 x 14. It really was amazing how like-minded we are about drums. We were completely on the same page. I was working on a very limited timetable though because Mat wanted to use the drum for a new record he was doing with Weston Horn, Steve Snyder, Chris Hyde, & Rockwell Ryan Ripperger at Dockside Studios. Well, I got it done…And he absolutely loved the drum, and was able to have it in the studio for the new upcoming record. I am so looking forward to picking up a copy when it is released…

Mat is also the owner of Drum World Tulsa, which is arguably one of the best drum shops in this country, and a mainstay in the business. Thanks Again for everything Mat….It was a lot of fun and a pleasure to deal with you…

“The Beier 1.5 Steel–8 x 14 is my new go-to drum. I am completely happy with it…”

Mat Donaldson-Drum World Tulsa

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http://drumworldtulsa.com/

http://www.docksidestudio.com/

ACHIM FAERBER-BEIER 1.5 STEEL–5.5 X 14-AUTOMAT SOUNDTRACK WINS BEST MOVIE SOUNDTRACK-CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL MOVIES & MUSIC FESTIVAL-EISBRECHER GOLD AWARD-

I stay in touch with Achim Faerber, and every time I see an email from him I know it is something great. He is into so much, & I always cannot wait to hear his latest update on what he is doing. He, like so many…Has been a great friend to me, and has been an avid supporter of my gear.

This time he had several things that were wonderful to hear. One of the many acts he performs and records with is Automat, the Berlin based electronic trio that has received critical praise from music reviewers, and fans alike. They have released five albums in the last three years, toured Europe & Australia, and without a doubt will continually produce a lot of material. In short: They are just too talented, and too popular not to.

Last month at the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, Automat won the Best Soundtrack for the movie Desire Will Set You Free. Achim Faerber used his 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 14 on the track, as he has for all of the bands work.

Another one of his long running positions has been behind the kit for industrial metal giants Eisbrecher. They just received their two Gold Awards on stage recently for their last album “Schock”, and their album “Die Holle Muss Warten”. This is great to see in today’s business side of  musical production. While this is no place to dialogue on the effects of file sharing, downloading, and streaming in this business, to see artists recognized and profit from their work makes me very happy for them. The amount of work that goes into productions of all types is expensive, and extensive. If people want to continue to experience original musical composition…It is imperative to support them by buying their music.

April also saw a release from Danny Dziuk that Achim used his 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 14 on. The record was released on April 8th:  “Wer Auch Immer, Was Auch Immer, Wo Auch Immer.” Achim used his 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 14 on the entire record. Ben Lukas Boysen has a release date of June 10th coming for his latest: “Spells”. Achim used his 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 15 on two tracks of this.

As always Achim….Thank You for your friendship & support, Congratulations Again on all your success, and will look  forward to talking to you soon….

 

 

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Achim Faerber (Eisbrecher, Project Pitchfork, Prag, Automat)

Achim Faerber (Eisbrecher, Project Pitchfork, Prag)-Peter Heppner acoustic tour-Bochum, Germany-1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14..

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http://www.achimfaerber.com/

https://www.amazon.de/Wer-Auch-Immer-auch-immer/dp/B01CTGFIV8

https://benlukasboysen.bandcamp.com/album/spells

http://www.eis-brecher.com/

http://www.automatmusik.de/

http://cimmfest.org/

JULES RADINO-BLUE OYSTER CULT- AT&T AUDIENCE NETWORK CONCERT SERIES-BEIER 1.5 STEEL–6.5 X 14….

Was great to hear from Jules Radino of Blue Oyster Cult last month and to see this pic of his kit on the set from their show. The band was taping a spot with Cheap Trick as part of the AT&T Audience Network Concert Series. That was an on going event that ran from 4/14-5/3, and it featured many of today’s top artists.

Jules had his 1.5 Steel–6.5 x 14 which he has been using live for quite some time now. When they rolled through Milwaukee several months ago he had it as well, and I was of course really happy about that. He is an incredibe player, and they way he has the drum set up…It just simply sounded fantastic. He uses Attack heads which I have always been impressed with, and have used with Mark Ortmann of the Bottle Rockets, and David Dix of The Outlaws. They have a very natural and open sound, are durable, and in my opinion…..Are extremely underrated.

I will be seeing Jules on July 2nd for a BOC concert here. He will be playing a 1.5 Steel–8 x 14 for the show which I am really looking forward to bringing out. Along with the 1.5 Steel–6.5 x 14, he also has a 1.5 Steel–4 x 15. and 5.5 x 15, both of which he has used live. Links below for several live clips of him with the drums.

Thanks Again for everything Jules Radino….See you guys soon…

Jules Radino

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http://www.blueoystercult.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAzgbp2Pndg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTlrUJKd5UY

TOMMY HARDEN-IN THE STUDIO IN NASHVILLE-BEIER 1.5 STEEL–5.5 X 14….

Without a doubt, Tommy Harden is one of the most respected and accomplished drummers in Nashville. He is a first/top call studio drummer, and an incredible overall talent. Plus, he is just simply a great guy as well. His introduction to my drums was in Las Vegas. He was there with Reba, and he was watching Mark Beckett play from the side of the stage during his set with Olivia Newton John. Mark was playing his 1.5 Steel–4 x 15 which he designed. He absolutely loved it, and asked him about it after the show. Since that time…He has used that drum non-stop in sessions, and it is one of his primary go-to drums.

He recently fired up his 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 14 for the first time in the studio, and had the below comment on it. I always had the feeling he would might connect to this drum, and he has. Really looking forward to hearing some of the material he has played on with it.

Thanks Again Tommy For Everything…I really appreciated the message yesterday as well. I love reading and hearing your updates on Lost Hollow Band with Lorrie. All the best to both of you, and wishing you continued success….

“The 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 14 is a great combination of beef & crack. It’s hard to get that sound for me. Great drum…”

Tommy Harden

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Tommy Harden (Lost Hollow Band, Reba McEntire) and his new Beier 1.5 Steel Snare--5.5 x 14-

Tommy Harden-In the studio with his Beier 1.5 Steel--4 x 15~

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http://www.losthollowband.com/

KEVIN BROWN-BACK IN THE STUDIO-BEIER 1.5 STEEL–5.5 X 15-NEW MUSIC FOR KNOTT’S BERRY FARM…

Was great to recently hear from Kevin Brown of the The Show Ponies and get an update on the band, and his use of his 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 15.

Due to a schedule change, I was not able to see them this year in Wisconsin. That was disappointing…I was really looking forward to it. The band is constantly touring, but this time they had to be in the studio. They were recording new music that will be used at Knott’s Berry Farm in California. Kevin used his 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 15 for the tracks, as he has for everything these days. It is also his live drum. He really, really is into the drum, and it is great to hear his insights.

Tx Again Kevin…Always awesome to hear from you. Hope to see you and the band soon….

 

 

Kevin 1Kevin 21.5 Steel--5.5 x 14-15

http://www.theshowponies.com/#home