Episode 82 : Ryan Van Poederooyen

In Episode 82, Chris and Tom talk to the progtastic Leviathan that is Ryan Van Poederooyen about working with the mighty Devin Townsend, recording, playing the Royal Albert Hall and the power of positive thinking all in a ‘This is Your Life’ style rhythmical treat! It’s great to be back…!

Find out more about RVP here, ‘like’ his Facebook pages : RVP and Health, Body and Mind.

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Buy these great albums in MP3 format from Amazon by clicking on the links just below! :

Devin Townsend Project : Epicloud

Devin Townsend Project :Deconstruction

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Episode 81.5 : We’re BAAAAACK!

Greetings Folks! GTDS is back! Here’s a quick episode to say that we’ll have a full interview early in the New Year!

Have a great Christmas and Happy New Year! See you in 2016!

Check out the new Drum Series has created on Youtube ‘3 Minute Drums’ here!

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Episode 81: Bermuda Schwartz

From the makers of the previous 80 episodes of Give The Drummer Some, Podcast…comes a brand new, action packed adventure. Tom sits down and talks to the world class Bermuda Schwartz about his musical upbringing, working with Weird Al Yankovic, his extensive cymbal collection (816 cymbals!), touring and lots more!

Make sure to visit Bermuda at his website and Weird Al’s website!

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Episode 80.5 : A Quick Chat with Tom from TheDrummersJournal.com!

Another .5 Episode! With a Twist?! In this Episode, Chris talks to Tom from The Drummer’s Journal about the magazine and some of the Drummers who have featured in it! Fun times!

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Episode 80 : Presenter’s Special #4

In this fun filled Episode, Jord and Tom go to NAMM, the Team talk about Thomas Lang, Ozzy, Predator 2, Hannibal and other general BS?! Another belter of a Presenter’s Special for you fine Folk!

Oh! As promised! (Couldn’t find a picture of myself… ahem!) :

Rodders!

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Episode 79.5

Sorry Folks! Loads of emails have gone out but what with the NAMM Show shananigans going on the greats out there in Drummerland have all been busy so we haven’t been able to get an interview this week… But fear not…

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Episode 79 : Mylious Johnson

In Episode 79, Chris and Thomas talk to Mylious Johnson about working with Pink, living in Italy, his own thoughts on technique, Vinnie Colaiuta, Studying at Berklee, Batman and The Usual Suspects! Once more Folks, another belter of an Episode!

Find out more about Mylious by clicking on these links : Facebook | Twitter.

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Episode 78 : Jimmy Keegan

We’re BAAAAAAAAACK!

In Episode 78, Chris and Tom talk to Jimmy Keegan about Spock’s Beard and their new album they are working on, being a voice-over artist, recording and drum rooms, Sylvester Stallone and Ice Cream! Another belter of an Episode!

Find out more about Jimmy by clicking on the following links : Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Episode 77 : The GTDS Christmas Special!

Holy Heck Folks! Episode 77 is our very 1st Christmas Special!

We give our review of 2014 as well as welcome some fantastic guests! Don Powell talks to us about a certain classic Christmas song by Slade, Morgan Ågren joins us to hear about his exciting prize for winning this years Drummer Challenge and Dave Elitch drops by to chat about our combined Album of the Year ‘Killer Be Killed’!

Well Ho Ho freakin’ Ho, Christmas has come slightly early this year!!! Have a great time Friends & see you all mid January 2015! GTDS

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Episode 76.5

Sorry Folks! Another .5 Episode… Here’s Chris explaining the how’s and why’s!

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Episode 76 : George Sluppick

In Episode 76, Chris and Thomas talk to the immensely groovy George Sluppick about working with the mighty Chris Robinson, growing up in Memphis, Jim Keltner and Matt Chamberlain, Star Wars and Moonraker! You could call this Episode a rhythmical beast of gargantuan proportions! You lucky people!!!

Find out more about George at his main website at www.sluppick.com and follow him on Twitter! Also make sure you click and like : Chris Robinson Brotherhood | The City Champs.

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Buy these great albums in MP3 format from Amazon by clicking on the links just below! :

Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Phosphorescent Harvest

The City Champs – The Set Up

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Episode 75 : Truls Haugen & Cato Olaisen

In Episode 75, Chris talks to Norwegian Metal Vikings Truls Haugen (Insense and Circus Maximus) & Cato Olaisen (Ribozyme) about Lars Ulrich, Norwegian Fans, Star Wars, RomCom’s, Twin Peaks and eating Sheep’s Heads! Yikes! It’s a merauder of an episode!

Find out more about these great drummers by clicking on the following links : Ribozyme (Facebook), Insense (Website | Facebook) and Circus Maximus (Website | Facebook).

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Click on the links below to buy a couple of great albums in mp3 format! :

Insense : De:Evolution

Ribozyme : Presenting the Problem

Also check out these videos! Outstanding!!! :

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Episode 74 : Jason Bittner

In Episode 74, Young Thomas talks to Metal Giant Jason Bittner about Shadow’s Fall being on hiatus, teaching, the highlights of his career and Slipknot! (He’s not the new drummer…!)

Find out more about Jason at his main website which can be found at www.jasonbittner.com and also make sure you ‘like’ his Facebook page!

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Holy Tasty Drum Solo’s Batman! Check this out! :

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Episode 73 : Presenter’s Special #3

Oh God… Not another Presenter’s Special! In this Episode, Chris, Tom and ‘Hot Rod’ discuss Slipknot, Overtone Singing, Books, Mastodon and Saturday Night Fever amongst other ramblings! Join us for some choice words and merriment!

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Episode 72 : Herman Matthews

In Episode 72, Chris and Jord talk to groove maestro Herman Matthews about working with Hugh Laurie, Tom Jones and Tower of Power, Peanut Brittle and food, nerves, performing live and Blackadder! Yet another fun filled and action packed Episode! You lucky listeners…!

Find out more about Herman by checking out his website www.hermanmatthews.com and also make sure you ‘like‘ his Facebook page and ‘follow’ him on Twitter!

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Buy Herman’s solo album in MP3 form from Amazon by clicking on the link below! :

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Episode 71.5

Greetings Listeners! Sorry, no full Episode this week… Chris explains!

As an extra sorry for no proper Episode this week, here’s a load of FailArmy videos for you to enjoy! You may have heard Chris & Tom talk about this awesome channel on a previous Episode. See you later!

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Episode 71 : Ralph Salmins

In Episode 71, Chris and Tom talk to UK based session ace Ralph Salmins about working at the London Olympics, working with Bill Bailey, some of his many sessions, James Bond, The Fast Show and of course Breaking Bad gets a mention too…! Another frightfully fun-filled and action packed adventure of an Episode!

Find out more about Ralph by going to his main website at www.ralphsalmins.com and make sure you follow him on Twitter!

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Groove Time! Nice performance from a drum clinic in Poole! :

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Episode 70 : Mike Terrana

In Episode 70, Chris and Tom talk to the hilarious Mike Terrana about working with Yngwie Malmsteen, his latest projects ‘Beauty and the Beat’ and ‘Terrana’, being in Europe, Ginger Baker and Meat! What a great Episode!

Find out more about Mike on his website at www.terrana.com and make sure you ‘like’ his Facebook page! Make sure you also check out the website for ‘Beauty and the Beat’ here!

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Check out the Trailer for ‘Beauty and the Beat’ here! :

 

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Episode 69 : Ray Luzier

In Episode 69, Chris and Tom talk to Ray Luzier about his playing style, the mighty Korn, KXM featuring dUg Pinnick and George Lynch, we chat about the amazing ‘DLR Band’ album and working with David Lee Roth and we find out that the new Slipknot Drummer is…! Another fun filled and fantastic Episode!

Check out Ray’s main website at www.rayluzier.com and follow him on Twitter and Facebook!

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Buy the excellent new album from KXM from Amazon in MP3 form by clicking on the link below! :

While you’re there, also get the incredible ‘DLR Band’ album from David Lee Roth that Ray plays on! 16 years old, dang! Once again in MP3 format from Amazon :

Great video for you folks, check out this amazing performance from a drum clinic in Florida! Wawazat!? :

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Episode 68 : Morgan Ågren

In Episode 68, Chris and Tom talk to Morgan Ågren about his unique approach on the drums, helping to create a musical form, his documentary ‘Morgan Ågren’s Conundrum’, Deerhoof, Fermented Herring and Captain Beefheart! What an epic adventure for all the family!

Find out more about Morgan by checking out his website at www.morganagren.com and by ‘liking’ his Morgan Ågren’s Conundrum Facebook page here!

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Check out the Trailer for ‘Morgan Ågren’s Conundrum’ just below :

View the Documentary online here : http://vimeo.com/ondemand/morgan

Buy the latest album by Mats/Morgan ‘Schack Tati’ in MP3 form by clicking on the link below! :

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Episode 67.5 : A Quick Word from Chris!

…And to hopefully make emends for not having a proper Episode this week, here’s a guy playing some tubes with slippers! Have a good week! GTDS

 

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Episode 67 : Presenter’s Special #2

Oh NO! Not another Presenter’s Special…!

Sorry folks! In this daring adventure of an Episode, Chris, Tom and Jord talk about the latest Drum News, Soundgarden (Tom’s not a fan!? WTF?), Mad Max, Spongebob Squarepants and we kind of review ‘Adventures of Power’! Holy Gaddzooks! What an Episode!

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Episode 66 : Chuck Sabo & Darren Ashford

In Episode 66, Chris and Tom talk to London based drumming legends Chuck Sabo and Darren Ashford about their individual teaching practices, being a Musical Director, Elton John, studying music at University, German Shepherds and Physical Fitness! A truly fun filled and action packed adventure!

Check out Chuck’s website at www.chucksabo.com, and Darren’s websites at www.darrenashford.com and www.drumlessonacademy.com!

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Episode 65 : Peter Wildoer & Dirk Verbeuren

In Episode 65, Chris and Tom talk to metal supremos Dirk Verbeuren and Peter Wildoer about Lars Ulrich, Dream Theater, Scandinavian Metal, Batman and Lego! We also test them on Maths and Monty Python! A truly fun filled adventure!

Check out the following links to find out more information on these awesome drummers!

Peter Wildoer : Website | Facebook

Dirk Verbeuren : Website | Facebook

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Check out these insane videos from the guys recording! :

By the latest albums featuring these immense drummers in MP3 format from Amazon by clicking on the following links! :

Darkane : The Sinister Supremacy

Soilwork : The Living Infinite

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Episode 64 : Ben Sesar

In Episode 64, Chris and Tom talk to Country drumming ace Ben Sesar about technique, playing drums for Brad Paisley, teaching the drums, Food, Masterchef and Waterskiing Squirrels! Fun filled and action packed? You betcha!

Find out more on Ben and his online lessons at www.bensesar.com and hit that ‘like’ button on his Facebook page here!

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Check out the introduction video for Ben’s Lessons on his website! :

Buy Brad Paisley’s ‘Wheelhouse’ album featuring Ben in MP3 format from Amazon by clicking on the picture below! :

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Episode 63 : The Jungle Drummer

In Episode 63, Chris and Tom talk to The Jungle Drummer about how he had to stop playing the drums for a while, his new project, the Sticks in Motion website, playing live dance music, his documentary, football and we test Jungle in the now infamous ‘Drummer Challenge’! Woooohahaha!

Check out Jungle’s main website at thejungledrummer.com and also make sure you check out Sticks In Motion!

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Episode 62 : Mark Schulman, Daniel Glass & Bruce Becker

In Episode 62, Chris and Tom talk to Mark Schulman, Daniel Glass and Bruce Becker about their Triple Threat Drum Camp that is happening July 18th, 19th and 20th! We had a fantastic time talking to these fine gents using our brand new format for the podcast! Other things discussed were Spinal Tap, The Brady Bunch, Seinfeld, Freddie Gruber, playing live, Motley Crue and Kiss! An all out action packed frenetically charged family feast of an adventure!

Find out more about these great drummers by clicking on the following links! :

Mark Schulman : Website | Facebook

Daniel Glass : Website | Facebook

Bruce Becker : Website | Facebook

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Check out the Triple Threat Drum Camp Promo Video here :

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Episode 61 : Gavin Harrison

In Episode 61, Chris and Tom talk to Gavin Harrison about the King Crimson rehearsals, the Guitar Center drum duet with Simon Phillips, performing a solo on The Late Show with David Letterman, Porcupine Tree, working with 05Ric, Veep and Dexter! Another fun filled Episode!

Find out more on Gavin by going to his main website at www.gavharrison.com and make sure you hit ‘Like’ button on Facebook here!

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Had to add this video on here! Check out 1 of 4 amazing performances by Gavin and Simon Phillips at the 2010 Guitar Center Drum Off! Unreal! :

Buy Gavin’s latest book ‘Rhythmic Composition’ from Amazon at the following link :

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Episode 60 : Austin ‘Oz’ Lane

In Episode 60, Chris talks to friend and drummer for the band Seven Austin ‘Oz’ Lane about the release of their first album 20 years in the making(!), drums, Gavin Harrison, being in a band in the late 80’s, a possible movie about their story and Jason Donovan! Another cracking Episode!

Find out more about Seven by going to their main Fanpage on Facebook here!

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Buy the recently released album ‘7’ by Seven in MP3 format from Amazon by clicking on the link just below! :

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Episode 59 : Dr. Steve Gadd

In Episode 59, Chris and our brand new special co-host John DeChristopher talk to Dr. Steve Gadd where we listen back to some of his classic recordings, hear some great stories from the ‘Mission from Gadd’ Clinics, talk about Ringo Starr, his great drum sound, his tattoos, Breaking Bad and Phoenix Nights! What an incredible Episode, so much fun!

To find out more, please check out Dr. Gadd’s main website at www.drstevegadd.com and make sure you like his official Facebook page here!

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Want to add a great album to your collection? Then buy the latest album from the Steve Gadd Band ‘Gadditude’ in MP3 form directly from Amazon by clicking the links below :

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Episode 58 : Travis Orbin

In Episode 58, Tom talks to Travis Orbin about polyrhythms, his time with Mike Mangini, working with Periphery and transcribing for Chris Adler’s book! Another drumtastic adventure!

Check out Travis’s main website at www.travisorbin.com and make sure you ‘like’ his Facebook page here!

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Check out Travis’s latest Youtube video below! Crazy! :

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Episode 57 : Ash Soan

In Episode 57, Chris and Tom talk to top UK session drummer Ash Soan about working with Adele, Vex Red and drumming for The Voice UK, recording, Gospel Chops and a tiny little bit about the Time Team! Great chat!

Check out Ash’s website at www.ashsoan.com ‘follow’ him on Twitter and make sure you ‘like’ his Facebook page here : Ash Soan

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Here’s a groove that Ash is working on for the upcoming Jeff Lorber Shows! The track is called ‘Chinese Medicinal Herbs’. :

 

We spoke a lot about this album so why not add it into your iTunes?! It’s fantastic and Ash does an incredible job on it! Buy in MP3 format from Amazon by clicking on the link just below! :

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Episode 56 : Presenter’s Special #1

Hey Folks! We did a Presenter’s Special! Sorry about that…

In this fun filled and action packed Episode we kinda tell you about what’s happening with the Podcast, we talk about The Winery Dogs, Godzilla and his buddy Jet Jaguar, Boobies on Game of Thrones, Breaking ‘Bloody’ Bad… Again(!) and we study the epic infamous documentary ‘Beware of Mr.Baker’! We had fun, we hope you do too!

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Episode 55 : Forrest Robinson

In Episode 55, Tom talks to Forrest Robinson about his Grandmothers importance in introducing him to the drums, his love of books, ‘The Lord of the Rings’ in particular, his passion for a broad range of music from Heavy Metal to R&B and he gives great advice to aspiring musicians! What an Episode!

Check out Forrest’s Facebook page here!

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Episode 54 : Joe Bergamini

In Episode 54, Tom talks to Joe Bergamini about his time studying with the great Dom Famularo, working with Neil Peart, working on Broadway and his love of teaching. Another belter of an episode!

Find out more about Joe by visiting his website at www.joebergamini.com!

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Episode 53 : Dave Elitch

In Episode 53, Tom talks to Dave Elitch about his time with Miley Cyrus, his bands Antemasque and Killer Be Killed, his love of cars and art and how the comedian Louie CK not only makes you laugh but also makes you think… Another cracking Episode!

For more information on Dave, check out his main website at www.daveelitch.com! Also make sure you ‘like’ his Facebook page here! You can also check out the pages of Dave’s band here : Killer Be Killed / Antemasque.

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Check out Dave giving the drumkit some at the Laguna Drumfest in 2013! :

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Episode 52 : Frank Ferrer

In Episode 52, Chris and our newest co host Jordan talk to the mighty Frank Ferrer of Guns n’ Roses about his time in the band, what Axl is really like, playing arenas, Pole Dancers, Netflix and Batman! We also have our very first ‘Guess the Fill’ Game! What a great Episode! So much fun!

Find out more about Frank and Guns n’ Roses at their main website at www.gunsnroses.com! Also make sure you ‘like’ them on their Facebook page!

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What do you mean you don’t have ‘Chinese Democracy’?! Buy it in MP3 form directly from Amazon by clicking the link below! :

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Episode 51 : Simon Phillips

In Episode 51, Chris talks to the great Simon Phillips about his amazing career, working with Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck and Judas Priest, his decision to leave Toto, the Guitar Center Drum Off Drum Duet with Gavin Harrison, Beer, Top Gear and James Bond Movies! Such a fantastic time!

Check out Simon’s main website at www.simon-phillips.com and also make sure you like his Facebook page!

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Buy the latest Simon Phillips album, ‘Protocol II’ in MP3 form directly from Amazon by clicking the link below :

Check out the first of the amazing videos from the Guitar Center Drum Off Drum Duet with Gavin Harrison just here! :

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Episode 50 : Josh Dion

In Episode 50, Chris and the recently returned Mr. Lars talks to multi instrumentalist Josh Dion about Crimea and the crisis going on right now, Phil Collins, Levon Helm, Drumming, Singing and Playing Keys at the same time(!), ‘Reality Shows’ like the X Factor and the incredible Bourne Identity! 50 Episodes?! Really? Crazy!

Check out the main website for Paris Monster, as well as their Facebook page here and Josh’s Facbeook page at the link here!

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Check out an incredible performance by Paris Monster on Youtube right here! :

Buy the latest Paris Monster EP ‘It Once Had Been Kind’ in MP3 form directly from Amazon by clicking the links below :

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Episode 49 : Bruce Becker

In Episode 49, Tom talks to Bruce Becker about his musical upbringing with his brother David, studying with the late, great Freddie Gruber, the amazing Tony Williams, the philosopher Alan Watts, and Tom recommends ‘From Dusk till Dawn’…!?

Check out Bruce’s main website at www.brucebecker.com and make sure you ‘like’ his Facebook page here!

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Buy the latest album by the David Becker Tribune, ‘Distance Traveled’ featuring Bruce on the drums in MP3 form directly from Amazon by clicking the link below :

Also check out the Trailer for Bruce’s extensive DVD ‘Concepts and Philosophies’! ‘Looks awesome! Where can we get a copy?’ Directly from Bruce’s website, that’s where! :

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Episode 48 : Juan Carlito Mendoza

In Episode 48, Tom talks to Juan Carlito Mendoza about preparing for and then winning the Guitar Center Drum Off 2012, his love of Teaching the Drums, Vinnie Colaiuta, and ‘Step Brothers’! Another fun filled and action packed Episode for you all!

Check out Juan’s main website at www.carlitomendoza.com and make sure you ‘like’ his page on Facebook!

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Check out his Guitar Center 2012 Drum Off winning performance below! :

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Episode 47 : Iggor Cavalera

In Episode 47, Chris talks to Iggor Cavalera about his time in Sepultura, his current bands Cavalera Conspiracy and MixHell, breaking Sticks and Drumheads, almost working with Stewart Copeland, Stanley Kubrick and Godzilla!

Find out more about Iggor and his bands at the following links : Cavalera Conspiracy, Cavalera Conspiracy Facebook | MixHell, MixHell Facebook.

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Buy the latest MixHell and Cavalera Conspiracy albums in MP3 form directly from Amazon by clicking the links below :


Cavalera Conspiracy : Blunt Force Trauma


MixHell : Spaces

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Episode 46 : Darby Todd

In Episode 46, Tom talks to UK based session drummer Darby Todd about studying with Thomas Lang, his time with Hot Leg and The Darkness, Youtube/Internet trolls and the time he killed his neighbours prize winning tomato plant… It’s yet another fun filled and action packed Episode!

Check out Darby’s website at www.darbytodd.com for more information!

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Check out Darby shredding like a madman on this drum solo at the Blues to Bop Festival in Switzerland! :

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Episode 45 : Dirk Verbeuren

In Episode 45, Chris talks to Dirk Verbeuren about technique, Dave Lombardo, a Prince, Bjork and Shane Embury Supergroup, working with Devin Townsend and Fredrik Thordendal, Sherlock and Monty Python! Hell’s teeth what a great Episode!

Check out Dirk’s main website at www.dirkverbeuren.com, you check out his Facebook page here, and also check out the websites for Soilwork, Scarve and Bent Sea!

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Buy the latest Soilwork album, ‘The Living Infinite’ in MP3 form directly from Amazon by clicking the link below :

… and while you’re there, why not buy the album we were talking about on the podcast, ‘The Panic Broadcast’? It’s truly awesome! :

Check out the video of Dirk recording ‘Late for the Kill, Early for the Slaughter’ from ‘The Panic Broadcast’ here:

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Episode 44 : Mark Pusey

In Episode 44, Tom talks to UK based Session Drummer Mark Pusey about the ups and downs of being a professional musician, meeting James Brown, the undying support from his parents throughout his career, his recent gigs in China and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’! Another great Episode!

Check out Mark’s main website at www.markpusey.co.uk. You can also follow him on Twitter here!

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Here’s a video of Mark performing with Sir Tom Jones on the Paul O’Grady Show :

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Episode 43 : Poogie Bell

In Episode 43, Tom talks to Poogie Bell about his love of Japan, drumming aged 16 months old, music crossing boundaries, his influences, working with Marcus Miller and the TV show ‘How It’s Made’! Another great interview!

Check out Poogie’s main website at www.poogiebell.net and make sure you ‘Like’ the Poogie Bell Band’s Facebook page here!

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Buy the latest Poogie Bell Band album, ‘Suga Top’ in MP3 form directly from Amazon by clicking the link below :

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Episode 42 : Graham Hopkins

In Episode 42, Chris talks to Graham Hopkins about his early influences (especially his father Des), being in Therapy? (the band!), Matt Sorum, Festivals, the David Letterman Show, American Hustle and his calendar collecting friend Ger! Another great Episode!

Check out Graham’s main website at www.grahamhopkinsdrummer.com. Also check out and ‘like’ the following bands that Graham is in on Facebook : The Swell Season, The Frames, Glen Hansard and Square Pegs.

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Buy the latest album by The Swell Season, ‘Strict Joy’ featuring Graham on drums in MP3 form directly from Amazon by clicking the link below :

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Episode 41 : Jeff Queen

In Episode 41, new GTDS co-presenter Tom talks to Snare Drum Maestro Jeff Queen about his career, drum lessons, technique, drum corps, Breaking Bad and comics!

Check out his main website at www.jeffqueen.com!

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Check out Jeff’s video for his solo ‘Double Flag’ from PASIC 2010 here :

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Episode 40 : Florian Alexandru-Zorn

In Episode 40, Chris talks to Florian Alexandru-Zorn about his early influences, playing the brushes, his books and current DVD, ‘The Brush Secret’, his upcoming signature Meinl Cymbal and James Bond Movies! Another great Episode!

Check out Florian’s main website at www.brushplaying.com and also his Facebook page here.

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Check out the great trailer for his DVD out now called ‘The Brush Secret’ below :

Here is the brand new trailer for his upcoming DVD called ‘The Brush Revolution’ :

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Episode 39 : Todd Sucherman

In Episode 39, Chris talks to Todd Sucherman about his early life behind the drums, upcoming parenthood, calling bingo in German, working with Brian Wilson and Spinal Tap, unfunny comedies and the amazing Breaking Bad!

Check out Todd’s website at www.toddsucherman.com and make sure you ‘like’ his Facebook page here.

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Buy the latest Taylor Mills album, ‘Under the Surface’ featuring Todd on drums in MP3 form directly from Amazon by clicking the link below :

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