Gretsch Drums at March 29th San Diego Drum Show and Swap Meet
March 21, 2014
Join us on March 29th at the San Diego Drum Show & Swap Meet. This one day event will include workshops, prizes, drawings, product demos and admission is free.
The event is hosted by Studio West & The Recording Arts Center at 11021 VIA Frontera Suite A in San Diego, CA. The event runs from 10 am to 5 pm, with a swap meet from 9 am to 1 pm.
This will be a great event for drummers and drum enthusiasts and is completely FREE! Featured drummers include Chris Bailey (Britney Spears/The Jonas Brothers), Bill Ray (Ike Turner) and Rick Stojak (Teaching Professional).
MATT SORUM’S FIERCE JOY RELEASED ALBUM ‘STRATOSPHERE’ MARCH 11th
LOS ANGELES (February 19, 2014) – Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and legendary drummer of Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver and The Cult, Matt Sorum is releasing his new album, Stratosphere under the moniker, Matt Sorum’s Fierce Joy on March 11, 2014 on Rok Dok Recordings via Kobalt Label Services.
Stratosphere is major departure from the hard-hitting rock Sorum is best known for. His intense passion for animal and human rights, and need to give back heavily influenced the narrative and acoustic orchestration of the album. "Over the years I’ve been influenced by my surroundings and sometimes that hasn’t always been for the better," says Sorum. "But after years of soul searching I organically fell into a different state of mind. With many lessons learned along the way, it seemed like the perfect time to do a record in my own voice, if you will. It’s as real and exposed as anything I’ve ever offered my in my career, and I hope you enjoy it."
Besides stepping behind the mic for lead vocals, Sorum wrote the entire album, and plays acoustic guitar and piano. "I’ve always played acoustic, so I wanted to use that as the feel of the record," Matt says. "I chose the musicians I wanted by records they had played on, and diverse instruments such as mellotron, slide guitar and ethnic percussion. I always wanted orchestration, so this album was the canvas for that as well."
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