Monthly Archives: November 2013

Episode 35 : Derek Roddy

In Episode 35, Chris talks to Derek Roddy about his audition for Dream Theater and the documentary behind it, his influences, his own technique, the Meinl Serpents Ride and Hi Hats, being a Snake Breeder and Bates Motel! Another fun filled and action packed episode!

Check out Derek’s main website at www.derekroddy.com where you can find out more about his online lessons and snakes and where you can purchase albums by Serpent’s Rise.

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The drum video for ‘The Underlining Fury’ from Serpent’s Rise II :

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Episode 34 : Steve Smith

In Episode 34, Chris talks to Steve Smith about life before the drums, his early and modern influences, studying at Berklee, Vinnie Colauita, his time in Journey, Konnakol and Homeland! Such a great interview!

Check out Steve’s main website, www.vitalinformation.com, his recently released Hudson Music book/DVD with Daniel Glass, ‘The Roots of Rock Drumming’, his Drum Art at the link, his Facebook page and also follow him on Twitter!

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Buy the latest Steve Smith & Vital Information album, ‘Live! One Great Night’ in MP3 form directly from Amazon by clicking the link below :

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Episode 33 : Bobby Jarzombek

In Episode 33, Chris talks to Bobby Jarzombek about working with Rob Halford and Sebastian Bach, the Dream Theater Drummer audition, Sebastian’s latest album also featuring Duff McKagen, Steve Stevens and John 5, his early influences, being a self taught drummer and Gilligan’s Island!

Check out Bobby’s main website at www.bobbyjarzombek.com and also please ‘like’ his Facebook page.

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Buy the latest Fates Warning album, ‘Darkness in a Different Light’ featuring Bobby in MP3 form directly from Amazon by clicking the link below :

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Episode 32 : Ben O’Brien Smith and Robert Caniglia (D’Addario)

In Episode 32, Chris talks to Ben O’Brien Smith and Robert Caniglia from D’Addario about Evans Drumheads and Pro Mark Drumsticks. They talk about the ins and outs of such a large company as well as manufacture, the latest products, promotions and Barney Beats! A really interesting interview with a couple of fantastic ambassadors for the company!

Make sure you check out the main websites for Evans Drumheads and Pro Mark Drumsticks at the links. Also please check out and ‘like’ their Facebook pages here : Evans | Pro Mark.

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Episode 31 : Jean Paul Gaster

In Episode 31, Chris talks to Jean Paul Gaster from Clutch about being in the band, writing, The Bakerton Group, early influences, his home studio, Breaking Bad and Beer!

Check out Clutch’s main website at www.pro-rock.com, Jean Paul’s site at www.jeanpaulgaster.com and don’t forget to ‘like’ Clutch’s Facebook page here!

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Buy the latest Clutch album, ‘Earth Rocker’ in MP3 form directly from Amazon by clicking the link below :

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