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Drummer Interviews with Time, Feel and Groove!

Ringo Starr Video Interview

October 14th, 2017
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David Garibaldi Video Interview

October 9th, 2017
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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.

Carlos Vega

March 24th, 2017
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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Ed Shaughnessy

August 9th, 2016
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You will enjoy this 1992 interview with Tonight Show drummer Ed Shaughnessy. Packed with stories and even a lesson...

PETE BEST

May 13th, 2016
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There isn’t anyone who knows anything about the Beatles who doesn’t know who Pete Best is.
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Ricky Lawson 1987

May 13th, 2016

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Vinnie Colaiuta 1993

May 13th, 2016
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1993 Vinnie interview where he talks about joining Sting and making "Ten Summoner's Tales." There's only one Vinnie!
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Harvey Mason audio Interview

May 13th, 2016
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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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Mark Craney audio Interview PT 1

May 13th, 2016
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 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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L.A. Percussion Roundtable

May 13th, 2016
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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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Trauma’s Kris Gustofson (Free Download)

May 13th, 2016
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MICHAEL SHRIEVE (Free Download)

March 14th, 2016
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Interview with Michael Shrieve about the recent Santana reunion.

Narada Michael Walden (Free Download)

February 26th, 2016
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Narada talks about his latest album Evolution

JAMIE EBLEN - BROADWAY AND BEYOND! (Free Download)

April 15th, 2015
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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.

JOHN WACKERMAN

November 25th, 2014
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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!

JOHN J.R. ROBINSON

October 10th, 2014
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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. 

BOBBY COLOMBY 1978

September 28th, 2014
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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

September 27th, 2014
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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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ROGER HAWKINS

September 24th, 2014
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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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1984 STUDIO ROUNDTABLE PT 3 of 4

June 16th, 2014
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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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