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Please go to my NEW WEBSITE!

My NEW website is up and running the address is www.robynflansdrummerinterviews.com if you're seeing this message it means you're in the wrong place! I am shutting this site down shortly.

All drummer audio interviews and CD Box sets can be located at the new site. Please visit us there.

Easy navigation, simple checkout, easy browsing of free content! 

Sincerely,

Robyn Flans

Robyn Flans Drummer Interviews

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Youtube, Facebook and more!

Thank you to all the new visitors, I so appreciate each and every one of you! 

You can access my new links, Youtube,Facebook & New drum company links on this website.

Check'em out!

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Happy Drumming!

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Feb 2018

Jon “Bermuda Schwartz interviews Robyn!

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Hi Guys,

Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz drummer for (Weird Al) asked if he could interview me. This is the result. Hope you enjoy!

Robyn

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018

NAMM 2018 interview with Jerry Marotta

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So great to see Jerry Marotta after many, many years. He has a wonderful new album out with Flav Martin called Soul Redemption.You should check it out!

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Feb 2018
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My NAMM 2018 interview with Danny Seraphine!

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My NAMM 2018 interview with Danny Seraphine!

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Jan 2018

Nicko McBrain announces Nicko McBrain’s Drum 1

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Nicko McBrain announced Nicko McBrain's Drum 1. Nicko is not only the drumming icon from Iron Maiden, but is branching out a bit into the world of Drum Shop owner! Here's the video!

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Dec 2017
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Dec 2017

Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz

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Had a great time interviewing Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz as he was about to embark on a Weird Al tour. Check this out!

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Dec 2017
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Nov 2017

Paul Wertico Interview

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Great interview with Paul Wertico and chock full of info. Paul has a revolutionary new book out called Turn the Beat Around and he discusses the concept, along with his 6th CD with Wertico, Cain and Gray. Paul is one of those guys who has so much knowledge to impart...which I guess is why he's an Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at Roosevelt University in Chicago...take a listen.

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Nov 2017
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Oct 2017

David Garibaldi Video Interview

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So happy to have David Garibaldi here with us talking about being back with Tower of Power after his horrendous accident and his journey back to health and wellness.

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Mar 2017

Carlos Vega

In this mid 80's candid phone interview with Carlos Vega, he reveals the struggle he dealt with between art and the business of music while speaking about the artists with whom he was working. He had recently gotten off the road with Simon and Garfunkel and had been in the studio with Barbra Streisand, Michael Sembello, Al Jarreau, Roberta Flack and Peabo Bryson, and Chicago.
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Aug 2016

Ed Shaughnessy

You will enjoy this 1992 interview with Tonight Show drummer Ed Shaughnessy. Packed with stories and even a lesson...
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May 2016

Pete Best

There isn’t anyone who knows anything about the Beatles
who doesn’t know who Pete Best is.
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Vinnie Colaiuta 1993

1993 Vinnie interview where he talks about joining Sting and making "Ten Summoner's Tales." There's only one Vinnie!
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May 2016

Harvey Mason audio Interview

Audio interview with the great Harvey Mason in which we discussed his ridiculous studio and live schedule which included completing Fourplay's album at the time and studio dates with Lou Rawls, Chet Baker, Sammy Davis, Jr, Frank Sinatra and the Grammy Awards!
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May 2016

Mark Craney audio Interview PT 1

 From his first big break in 1976 with Jean-Luc Ponty, followed by Gino Vannelli's "Brother to Brother" and his work with Jethro Tull in 1980, Mark Craney left an indelible mark.
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May 2016

L.A. Percussion Roundtable

Amazing interview with Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards, Mike Fischer, Lenny Castro, Luis Conte and Alex Acuna! You will have a great time with this roundtable and
learn lots of business tips!
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May 2016
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Mar 2016

MICHAEL SHRIEVE (Free Download)

Interview with Michael Shrieve about the recent Santana reunion.
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Feb 2016

Narada Michael Walden (Free Download)

 

Narada talks about his latest album Evolution

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Apr 2015

JAMIE EBLEN - BROADWAY AND BEYOND! (Free Download)

It was a real privilege to interview my son, Jamie Eblen, not just because he’s my son and I’m obviously proud of his accomplishments, but because you can raise a kid and know about those accomplishments, but you don’t always know what’s in another person’s mind. This interview even gave me some insight into the journey that has been my son, from young drummer in Agoura Hills, CA to the Broadway stage and some of the moments that helped define his professionalism, his musical values and what prepared him for a world class job.

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Nov 2014

JOHN WACKERMAN

Hi John Wackerman fans! Here is the interview that I did yesterday with John. I'm not going to say much because you can hear it all right here. BTW, His NEW DVD is shipping as we speak and you can pick up a copy at Drum Channel, Guitar Center and Amazon.com. John is an amazing drummer, composer and Artist. I was blown away by this DVD and you Must add it to your collection!

Enjoy!
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Oct 2014

JOHN J.R. ROBINSON

I think everyone will enjoy this engaging, in-depth interview with John J.R. Robinson that traces his beginnings in Iowa all the way up to his recent recording with Daft Punk. We cover his schooling at Berklee, beginnings with Rufus and Chaka, his work with the Academy Awards, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, the not so easy sessions and the highlights of his career. Academy Awards, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, the not so easy sessions and the highlights of his career. 

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Sep 2014

BOBBY COLOMBY 1978

In 1978 I sat down to do a rare interview with Bobby Colomby, the drummer of Blood, Sweat and Tears who along with Danny Seraphine of Chicago is known as the first two to combine jazz and rock music. Colomby's "Spinning Wheel," "God Bless the Child" and "You've Made me so Very Happy" was touted for its innovative drumming, but Colomby didn't remain in the band (although he owns the name) and chose the business side of music instead.
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RANDY CASTILLO

When Randy Castillo died at 51 years old, it was almost impossible to believe that the musical force who had worked with Lita Ford, Ozzy and Motley Crüe had passed away. Randy was not only a wonderful drummer, he was smart and someone people liked to be around. For those who knew Randy, I think you'll enjoy reminiscing with him in this interview. Those who didn't, I think you'll really enjoy getting to know him.
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Sep 2014

ROGER HAWKINS

In November, 1980 I had the incredible opportunity to go down to Muscle Shoals to interview Roger Hawkins at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio where I got to hang out with him and the rest of the incredible rhythm section, David Hood, Jimmy Johnson and Barry Beckett. One of the fun stories is that one night we all drove up to the Tennessee state line to a club just to have some drinks...I couldn’t believe that we had to go to another state to get a drink! Being there was something I will never forget and somehow it felt like I was in the presence of magic.
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Jun 2014

1984 STUDIO ROUNDTABLE PT 3 of 4

The next time the round table convened, it was a slightly different group: Keltner, Krampf, Colaiuta, Porcaro and Marotta. You'll hear the radio on in the background...it seems to me someone or two asked for some sports game to stay on, so that's annoying. Who knew 20 years later I would be sharing these with the public?
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Jun 2014

1984 STUDIO ROUNDTABLE PT 2 of 4

In this portion of the 1984 round table with Keltner, Blaine, Colaiuta, Krampf, and Manne, more great studio stories. Shelly talks about working with Zappa, Keltner talks about the track "Sweet Dreams" by the Eurythmics. Hal talks about the beginnings of the disco hi-hat, they talk about being mistreated in the studio and much more.

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May 2014

1984 STUDIO ROUNDTABLE PT 1of 4

In this first part of the 1984 L.A. Studio round table, the amazing drummers who convened at my apartment that day were Shelly Manne, Hal Blaine, Jim Keltner, Vinnie Colaiuta and Craig Krampf. Later that month we had part two at which Hal and Shelly couldn't make it, but Jeff Porcaro and Rick Marotta could. These conversations are priceless and being able to listen to them all these years later makes it an entirely different experience.
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May 2014

JOHN GUERIN audio interview 1999

What can I say about John Guerin?...A WHOLE LOT! Most of you already know about his incredible work with Joni Mitchell, Frank Sinatra, Frank Zappa and as a founding member of LA Express!
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Apr 2014

BRUCE BECKER

Southern California teacher/drummer Bruce Becker is a protege of Freddie Gruber's, having studied with him for seven years. In this informative interview he talks about Gruber, what he learned from him, what makes a great teacher and some of his famous students. This interview is OTH (on the house),so ENJOY!

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Apr 2014

Stewart Copeland (audio)1981

I guarantee that this 1981 interview with Stewart Copeland is one of the most in-depth interviews he's ever done. We go back to his beginnings growing up in the Middle East through his formal training, explore his innovative equipment and definitely have a most interesting exchange.
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Apr 2014
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HAL BLAINE (Studio Legend)

This classic Hal Blaine interview from the '80s is nearly two hours long and there isn't anything we don't talk about from his early days from Tommy Sands to Phil Spector and the "Wall of Sound." A lot of history and an abundance of knowledge here!
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Mar 2014

KENNY ARONOFF

Kenny talked about the meticulous way in which he works, favorite sessions, his new studio and staying motivated. Kenny's just one of those people whose energy is contagious, so this interview will undoubtedly pump you up! 
 
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Mar 2014

LA STUDIO DRUMMERS ROUNDTABLE 4 of 4

Well, this is the fourth and final part to the studio roundtable and listening to it never ceases to amaze me how privileged I was to be in that room with those guys! The crazy thing I realized is the day went long and each time I would ask if there was something else they wanted to talk about, they'd discover another topic...these guys didn't want to leave. They were not looking for an escape route, or an excuse to leave. They were having such a good time just being together and having an exchange about equipment, the Union, sessions...the good, bad and the ugly. So much fun and such a great memory in my life and now I get to share it with all of you.
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