This week, our good friends in Wayland made an announcement on their Facebook page, that longtime drummer, Tyler, has stepped away from the band to focus on his personal life and family. Tyler also posted to his personal Facebook page.
On Monday, Avenged Sevenfold announced that their new drummer would be named on Wednesday. They've been working with the new skinsman for over a year, since letting Arin Ilejay go. They held off announcing Arin's departure until July, but they've had Brooks Wackerman in the band well before that.
Who's Brooks Wackerman, you ask?
Avenged Sevenfold have been working on a new album with an unnamed drummer for quite a long time now. After announcing the split with Arin Ilejay last July, it's come out that Arin has been gone, and the band has been working with their new guy for over a year!
So much for all the drummers on Youtube who've been uploading their audition videos.
Godsmack and Breaking Benjamin hit the Kellogg Arena on September 24, which is next week! Have you purchased your tickets to the show yet?
Godsmack released their first ever album in 1998, which was one of the first rock albums that I ever listened too!
To promote the upcoming tour, Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin called into WGRD.
Nothing More is a great band from San Antonio, TX, and they've been through here a few times over the last year or so, and they even played paintball with some GRD winners last summer! Today, they had to announce that Paul, the drummer, was leaving the band for personal reasons, and they are sad to see him go.
Twisted Sister/Adrenaline Mob drummer A.J. Pero passed away this morning, in his bunk on the Adrenaline Mob tour bus.
Twisted Sister has always been one of those bands that you love, but sometimes forget about. Not because they're easy to forget, but because they haven't released anything new in a while. But a great band, with amazing songs.
When I first started listening to them, A.J. Pero was th
Over the last few years, there has been a huge surge in videos of kids learning to do amazing things.
Last week, I posted a cool video of an amazing guitarist, Tina S,who rocks Dragonforce!
Today, check out this great 8-year-old drummer, Avery, who's shown above absolutely nailing Dream Theater's "Panic Attack" from its Octavarium album.
With rumors flying that Nick Menza has rejoined Megadeth for the upcoming recording that should begin March 17th, Nick is fueling the excitement for Megadeth again by releasing some cool behind the kit footage from his time in Megadeth.
Check out these short videos from Nick's upcoming 'Decade With Deth', which is his first ever instruction DVD.
If you've been in a band, you've probably heard your drummer say some of these things. It wouldn't even have to be in the studio, it could be in rehearsal, at a show, or just when they're hanging out screwing around on the kit.
People in bands are funny. The only thing I think he forgot for this was:
"Hold on, let me just warm up real quick."