S2 E95 - Billy’s Bubble - Raven Drum Foundation
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by Don Lombardi
2M ago
Hello everyone, welcome to Billy’s Bubble! This episode features a behind-the-scenes look into Def Leppard’s Rick Allen and singer/songwriter Lauren Monroe’s organization Raven Drum Foundation.  The organization was started twenty years ago by Rick & Lauren to raise awareness of healing through music, with drum circles, (with many top drummers & musicians) and raising funds for Veterans, First Responders, and people suffering from trauma.  This show features a conversation between a few Raven drummers, Styx’s Todd Sucherman, Godsmack’s Shannon Larkin, Widespread Pan ..read more
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S2 E94 - Fred Coury
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by Don Lombardi
2M ago
Hello everyone, Billy Amendola here.   My guest today Fred Coury is mostly known as the drummer from the eighties MTV-multi-platinum-band Cinderella.    Coury and Cinderella parted ways in 1991 and Fred joined Stephen Pearcy of Ratt to form the band Arcade and record two albums.    Fred also briefly substituted for GnR’s drummer Steven Adler in 1987 when health issues forced Adler off the road.   At age five, Coury started taking violin lessons and by age six, studied at the Beirut Conservatory of Music in Beirut, Lebanon. At age ten, he added ..read more
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S2 E93 - Cole Marcus
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by Don Lombardi
2M ago
Hello everyone! Billy A. here with my guest Cole Marcus, who is no stranger to our Drum Channel audience. I remember meeting and seeing Cole mesmerize a crowd at a NAMM SHOW when he was four years old, which doesn’t sound odd these days, but over two decades ago, it wasn’t as common as now. These days, now twenty-five years old, Cole has released a new single “Cause & Effect,” which he wrote, recorded, sang, as well as playing all the instruments.   In this segment, we talk about recording, songwriting, his early years appearing in movies, and TV commercials, and transitioning into ..read more
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S2 E92 - Earl Young R&B Legend
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by Don Lombardi
2M ago
Hello everyone, Billy Amendola here on Drum Channel with my long-time friend and R&B/Soul legend Earl Young.    Earl, known as the founder and singer of the group The Trammps, (and recording drummer) took the disco world to the mainstream pop charts with their smash hit “Disco Inferno” among others.    Always having success as both a vocalist as well as a drummer, many didn’t realize that Earl, along with the rhythm section, of the late, Ronnie Baker and Norman Harris, created what’s known as TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)   Along with producers/songwriters ..read more
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S2 E89 - Narada Michael Walden
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by Don Lombardi
2M ago
Hello Hello! Billy Amendola in my “Bubble” with today’s guest, who is not only one of the most respected musicians/producers on the planet, but he’s also been a mentor, an inspiration, and a dear friend to me for decades. He appeared on the scene in NYC from Michigan as a drummer and teacher. A few of his students include Omar Hakim, the late Tony Thompson, and many others who launched successful careers. At 21, he joined the Mahavishnu Orchestra on the recommendation of their previous drummer (who was at the top of his game with the title “greatest drummer”), the one and only Billy Cob ..read more
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S2 E88 - Liberty DeVitto
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by Don Lombardi
2M ago
Hello Everyone, welcome to “Billy’s Bubble” on Drum Channel. Today’s show features my co-host, longtime friend, and the beat on every Billy Joel hit, Liberty DeVitto.   Lib & I got together to honor and pay tribute to the late great Hall of Fame drummer Dino Danelli.  The legendary drummer best known as an innovator, inspiration, and influence to thousands of musicians, first with the 60/70s band The Rascals, featuring Gene Cornish, Felix Cavaliere, and Eddie Bragati (managed by Sid Bernstein), and then as a band member of Bulldog, FotoMaker, and Little Steven and the Disciples o ..read more
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S2 E87 - Gethin Davies
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by Don Lombardi
2M ago
Hello everyone! This is a “Billy's Bubble” segment here on Drum Channel, and my guest today is a friend and drummer/bandmate for one of the most popular pop/rock bands on the planet, The Struts. The new album “Pretty Vicious” is the band's fourth album, and each gets better and better. The band is ending the 2023 tour and already getting prepared for 2024. Gethin and I talk about a few tracks from the latest album, advice on keeping a band together, keeping egos in check, and what it’s like to be a “Rock Star.” I’m happy to welcome Gethin back. It’s always a pleasure. Enjoy ..read more
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S2 E86 - Jorge Palacios
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by Don Lombardi
2M ago
Hello everyone, Billy A. and my guest today on Drum Channel is Rick Springfield’s Jorge Palacios.    Jorge has been touring and recording with Springfield since 2010.    The gig was originally scheduled for three days as a fill-in for drummer Roger Carter, who was going through health issues at the time and it became the start of a long music relationship with Rick and the band.    In the nineties, Jorge was playing in the Mustard Seeds with two members who also went on to be part of Springfield’s band, guitarist George Bernhardt and bassist Matt Bissonette.  ..read more
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S2 E85 - Marshall Chess & Keith Leblanc
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by Don Lombardi
2M ago
Hello everyone! Billy Amendola here, and my show today is one of my “Billy’s Bubble” segments, featuring Marshall Chess, the son of Chess Records founder Leonard Chess. Chess, a Polish/Jewish immigrant, and his brother Phil created what many describe as “America’s Greatest Blues label.”    You’ve heard of Willie Dixon, Howlin Wolf, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, and other legendary blues musicians from The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles. They all were pioneers on the legendary label.    My guest, Marshal Chess, now 81 years young, grew up in the stud ..read more
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S2 E84 - T.J. Steinwart
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by Don Lombardi
2M ago
Hello everyone, Billy Amendola here with my guest today, drummer T.J. Steinwart from the upcoming independent rock band Feel. If you’re a fan of late 60s British rock drumming and California 70s blues/rock, you will dig T.J. and the band Feel. The vibe of the young band from St. Louis, Missouri, floats back to the sounds of Humble Pie, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, and the Black Crows combined with flavors reminiscent of newer generation bands like Rival Sons & Dirty Honey. I am a fan of finding new music and drummers, especially bands, which we don’t have enough of. I came across a video ..read more
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