ANNIVERSARIES:

! Boz Burrell (Bad Company) 1-Aug ! Chuck D (Public Enemy) 1-Aug ! Coolio 1-Aug ! Joe Elliot (Def Leppard) 1-Aug ! Robert Cray (1953) 1-Aug ! Tiger Varadachariar 1-Aug ! Prema Hariharan (Chennai) 2-Aug ! Sushama Reddy 2-Aug ! Zelma Davis (C+C Music Factory) 2-Aug ! Chhannulal Mishra 3-Aug ! James Hetfield (Metallica) 3-Aug ! Tony Bennett (1926) 3-Aug ! Sharon Prabhakar 4-Aug ! Vellore Ramabhadran 4-Aug ! Vishal Bhardwaj 4-Aug ! Ganesh Jain 5-Aug ! Kumbakonam Rajamanickam Pillai 5-Aug ! Pat Smear (formerly of Foo Fighters) 5-Aug ! Aditya Narayan 6-Aug ! Cyrus Sahukar 6-Aug ! Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice of Spice Girls) 6-Aug ! Bruce Dickenson (Iron Maiden) 7-Aug ! Cyrus Broacha 7-Aug ! Suresh Wadkar 7-Aug ! JC Chasez ('N Sync) 8-Aug ! Raza Ali Khan 8-Aug ! Shawn Mendes 8-Aug ! Asgari Bai 9-Aug ! Sawan Kumar Tak 9-Aug ! Sulkshana Pandit 9-Aug ! Trichur V.Ramachandran (Chennai) 9-Aug ! Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) 10-Aug ! Ustad Alladiya Khan 10-Aug ! Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande 10-Aug ! Ramashreya Jha 11-Aug ! T.H.Vinayakram 11-Aug ! V. Doreswamy Iyengar 11-Aug ! Kid Creole 12-Aug ! Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) 12-Aug ! Pat Metheny 12-Aug ! Nalin Shah 13-Aug ! T.K.Murthy 13-Aug ! Dash Crofts (Seals & Crofts) 14-Aug ! David Crosby (Crosby, Stills & Nash) 14-Aug ! Manohar Iyer 14-Aug ! Michael Graham (Boyzone) 14-Aug ! Sunidhi Chauhan 14-Aug ! Amir Khan 15-Aug ! Bharati Pradhan 15-Aug ! Pandit Prasun Banerjee 15-Aug ! Prof. T.Viswanathan 15-Aug ! R.Durga Prasad 15-Aug ! Srimushnam V.Raja Rao 15-Aug ! Emily Erwin (Dixie Chicks) 16-Aug ! Hemlata 16-Aug ! Kishan Bhutani 16-Aug ! Madonna 16-Aug ! Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar 16-Aug ! Belinda Carlisle 17-Aug ! Donnie Wahlberg (New Kids On The Block) 17-Aug ! Daler Mehndi 18-Aug ! Dennis Elliot (Foreigner) 18-Aug ! Gulzar 18-Aug ! Jon Higgins 18-Aug ! Pt. Vishnu Digambar Paluskar 18-Aug ! T.S.Balakrishna Sastrigal 18-Aug ! Abdul Rashid Khan 19-Aug ! Ginger Baker (Cream) 19-Aug ! Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) 19-Aug ! John Deacon (Queen) 19-Aug ! Ken Gosh 19-Aug ! Demi Lovato 20-Aug ! Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit) 20-Aug ! Naresh(Mahesh Brother) 20-Aug ! Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) 20-Aug ! Uday Tara Nayar 20-Aug ! Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) 21-Aug ! Kenny Rogers 21-Aug ! Liam Howlett (Prodigy) 21-Aug ! Melissa Schuman (Dream) 21-Aug ! Sriram Brahmanandam 21-Aug ! Howie Dorough (Backstreet Boys) 22-Aug ! James DeBarge (DeBarge) 22-Aug ! Paul Douchette (Matchbox 20) 22-Aug ! Roland Orzabal (Tears For Fears) 22-Aug ! Tori Amos 22-Aug ! Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots) 23-Aug ! SkyBlu (LMFAO) 23-Aug ! Basavaraj Rajguru 24-Aug ! Billy Ray Cyrus 25-Aug ! DJ Terminator X (Public Enemy)25-Aug ! Elvis Costello 25-Aug ! Gene Simmons 25-Aug ! Rekha Chinniprakash 25-Aug ! Rob Halford (Judas Priest) 25-Aug ! Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard) 25-Aug ! Adrian Young (No Doubt) 26-Aug ! M.S.Anantaraman 26-Aug ! Shirley Manson (Garbage) 26-Aug ! Rajarathnam Pillai 27-Aug ! Shania Twain 27-Aug ! Tony Kanal (No Doubt) 27-Aug ! Voletti Venkateswarulu 27-Aug ! Chris Copping (Procol Harum) 29-Aug ! Kyle Cook (Matchbox 20) 29-Aug ! Micky Moody (Whitesnake) 30-Aug ! Debbie Gibson 31-Aug ! Rudolf Schenker (Scorpions) 31-Aug

DW Honors Drumming Icon Jim Keltner

DW has announced the release of a Jim Keltner Collector’s Series® ICON snare drum honoring the legendary drummer’s contribution to the music world. Only 250 of the California Custom Shop collectables will ever be produced and each is numbered and signed by DW’s own John Good.

“Everyone at Drum Workshop is honored to present this very special ICON snare drum in honor of our good friend and drumming legend, Jim Keltner,” said Good. “His contributions to the drum community and music industry at large are well documented.” 

Crafted from 11 plies of hand-selected North American Hard Rock Maple with patented VLT (Vertical Low Timbre) grain orientation technology, it’s a collector’s piece that is also a highly-playable, studio-quality instrument

The unique drum is then finished with a veneer of, laser-cut, hand-applied exotic and dyed-wood inlays inspired by Jim’s vintage Collector’s Series kit, and his signature aviator sunglasses and custom California license plate. The 6.5”x14” drum is outfitted with Jim’s favorite “mini turret” lugs in weathered-looking Antique Brass and comes standard with matching True-Hoops™, MAG throw-off system.  True-Pitch Tuning™, True-Tone™ snare wires, and DW Heads by Remo® completed the Limited Edition offering.   A Jim Keltner Fan Club button, set of wrist bands, and certificate of authenticity are also included within the deluxe DW carrying bag.

To find out more about the limited edition Jim Keltner ICON snare drum please go to http://www.dwdrums.com/limited/#Jim-Keltner-Icon

ABOUT DRUM WORKSHOP INC.
Founded in 1972, Drum Workshop, Inc. is a family-owned and operated musical instrument company best known for designing and manufacturing award-winning drums, pedals, hardware and accessories under the DW® and PDP® banners. In 2014, the company expanded to include other iconic American instrument brands including Gretsch® Drums, Latin Percussion®, and Ovation® Guitars. DW’s wide range of products is endorsed by many of the world’s top artists including: Neil Peart, Phil Collins, Chad Smith, Sheila E., Melissa Etheridge, Richie Sambora, Mick Fleetwood, Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl among others. Drum Workshop, Inc. is headquartered in Oxnard, California. For more information visit www.dwdrums.com  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Rammstein Drummer Christoph Schneider Uses DW Jazz Series On Tour

Christoph Schneider’s DW Jazz Series kit is the centre piece of Rammstein’s towering, multi-level, industrial stage for their sold out 2019 European stadium tour. He heralds the start of the show with a resounding drum strike sparking a massive blast that releases smoke across the stage. Schneider received his DW Jazz Series back in 2018 in time to record Rammstein’s long awaited seventh, eponymous studio album on, which debuted at No.1 in fourteen different countries (Rammstein are the best-selling German rock band of all time). 
 
Christoph Schneider’s tour kit set up consists of DW Collector's Series "Jazz" Kit with Maple/Gum shells finished in matte black. It is completed with a DW Collectors Edge Snare (14”x6”), a DW Collectors Maple Snare (12”x5”) and the Design Series Concert Toms (6”x5” / 10”x5”). He complemented his kit with classic DW 9000 Series pedals and chrome hardware.
 
Twice nominated for Grammy Awards Best Metal Performance, Rammstein are renowned for their amazing live shows. With the 2019 stadium tour sold out, Rammstein have just announced a massive European tour for 2020.

Dates so far are: 
Date    Venue    Country
May 25th    Klagenfurt Wörthersee Stadion    Austria
May 29/30th    Leipzig Red Bull Arena    Germany
June 2/3rd    Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena    Germany
June 6/7th     Zurich Letzigrund    Switzerland
June 10th    Ostend Event Site    Belgium
June 17th    Belfast Boucher Road Playing Field    Northern Ireland
June 20th    Ricoh Stadium Coventry    England
June 24th    Nijmegen Goffertpark    Holland
June 27/28th    Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena    Germany
July 1/2nd    Hamburg Volksparkstadion    Germany
July 4/5th    Berlin Olympiastadion    Germany
July 9/10th    Lyon Groupama Stadium    France
July 13th    Turin Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino    Italy
July 17th    Warsaw PGE Narodowy    Poland
July 21st    Tallinn Song Festival Grounds    Estonia
July 26th    Trondheim Granåsen    Norway
July 31st/1st Aug    Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium    Sweden
August 4th    Aarhus Ceres Park    Denmark

For Further information please visit www.dwdrums.com

Discover Orange Amplifications Acoustic Pre Amp

When Orange Amplification launched their Acoustic Pre in 2017 it was the world’s first stereo valve acoustic preamp/active DI and it set the standard for hi-fidelity tone and refined live acoustic sound. Engineered for both stage and studio use, the Acoustic Pre is exceptional and uncompromising in its performance, full of natural warmth and rich harmonics. Since it was launched, singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and multi Grammy Award winner Stevie Wonder has been touring with an Acoustic Pre as well as the highly respected jazz guitarist, Dr Martin Taylor MBE, who said ‘This preamp inspires me to create music’. Check out Martin talking about the Acoustic Pre here.
 
El Amir, multi-instrumentalist with Hans Zimmer, has also been using the Acoustic Pre on tour. He says ‘It makes my flamenco guitar sound huge!! The Acoustic Pre combines quality, depth and beauty of sound. I will be using it on the World of Hans Zimmer autumn tour 2019.’ Check out his video here.
 
Grammy Award winner, Clean Bandit’s guitarist Jack Patterson commented 'With the Acoustic Pre I can turn up for radio sessions knowing I have easy control over my guitars without a ton of gear. It's a really versatile tool in the Clean Bandit studio.' The band are appearing at festivals across the UK this summer.
 
The unique valve Channel A is for active and passive instruments which gives it a wide frequency range enabling it to capture every subtle nuance of an acoustic guitar. The solid state Channel B has a different, slightly softer character with outstanding clarity.

To find out more about the Acoustic Preamp please go to https://orangeamps.com/

Tune into R.D Burman station

On June 27th 2019 R.D Burman would celeberate his 80th birthday, on this day there would be  celeberations by fans with shows, tributes,etc...Saregama has launced an R.D.Burman station on it's 
Caravan range of products and relive the Pancham era.. “Do lafzon ki hai, dil ki kahaani, ya hai  mohabbat, ya hai jawani”, one can surely hum that song while even reading the sentence. That’s the effect of Pancham. Known for various hits over the years, R D Burman is one of the most loved artist  who combined his love for Indian music with that of International one.

The acclaimed music composer has spilled the magic of his music with various hits like ‘Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko’ to ‘Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge’. You can enjoy the magic of Pancham with Saregama Carvaan on a station specially dedicated to the legend with over 300 songs. Here are few more of his creations that you will adore: Pyar Deewana Hota Hai: Composed twice, this song was not only sung in Hindi but also Bengali. In 1965, Asha Bhosle recreated the song for the Bengali film Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko: With the magic of R D Burman’s music, Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko became one of the most remembered song of ‘Yaadon Ki Baaraat’.Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi Shikwa To Nahin: ‘Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi Shikwa To Nahin’ is one of the most popular tracks from the movie which rings among favourites even today. Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge: Celebrating the essence of friendship, the iconic songs remains to be undoubtedly one of the best friendship tracks produced till date. Kya Hua Tera Wada: While ‘Hum Kisise Kum Naheen’ was well known for its music – it was known for 2 of the most popular songs - Kya Hua Tera Wada & Bachna Ae Hasinon A few other iconic songs by R D Burman were: Aane Wala Pal Jane Wala Hai,Ek Ajnabee Haseena Se, Ek 
Ladki Ko Dekha, Dum Maro Dum. Listen to above and other songs by Pancham Da on Saregama Carvaan. Saregama Carvaan is a one stop destination for all music lovers who swear by the evergreen era of  music.  It offers pre-loaded collection of 5000 evergreen songs divided into 130+ stations based on Artistes, Specials and Ameen Syaani’s Geetmala along with other utility features like FM/ AM/ USB & Aux.
Saregama Carvaan is available on www.saregama.com for an economical price range starting at Rs 5990.

Take care of your Vinyls Package

The much awaited Nagaoka product range is now in India. The most important part of having a record collection is maintaining it so that your records keep pumping out through the grooves for a looooong time!Check out our Nagaoka care package that includes the following:

Record Spray for that quick spray and wipe cleaning. Use with Nagaoka micro fiber record brush
Anti Static Spray for keeping your record static free. Get rid of those annoying pops!
Record Brush cleans away the deep rooted dirt with fibers thinner than the vinyl groove width. 
Perfect cleaning solution when used with the record spray or anti static spray
Stylus Cleaner is a great solution for all that muck and grime your needle has developed. Just use the applicator and your stylus is as good as new.
Anti Static Sleeves are a perfect way to store your records once you have cleaned them with the above special products.You dont want all that work to go to waste!

GHS Strings Adds Innovation Brand

World renowned Innovation stand-up bass strings, which have until recently been manufactured in the UK, have found a new home with GHS Strings in the USA. The specialist machinery, unique non-metallic cores and original winding materials have been combined with our experienced workforce using the original hand spun manufacturing specifications to seamlessly reproduce traditional Innovation Bass Strings.
 
GHS will now add Innovation strings to its line up as both manufacturer and worldwide distributor of the Innovation brand of strings for stand-up bass that includes orchestral, jazz, bluegrass and rock-a-billy. GHS has a proud lineage dating back to 1964, over the years producing a huge number of various products for bass guitar, acoustic and electric guitar, ukulele, banjo, dulcimer, bajo sexto, and much more.
 
“As one of the largest producers of music string products in the world, we anticipate that our lengthy background in manufacturing strings, combined with the Innovation traditions will guarantee that Innovation will continue to be a unique offering in stand-up bass strings,” remarked GHS President Russ McFee.
 
The Innovation products will be available through GHS and its distributor and retailer base as GHS implements full manufacturing production in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Discover Orange Amplifications Acoustic Pre Amp

When Orange Amplification launched their Acoustic Pre in 2017 it was the world’s first stereo valve acoustic preamp/active DI and it set the standard for hi-fidelity tone and refined live acoustic sound. Engineered for both stage and studio use, the Acoustic Pre is exceptional and uncompromising in its performance, full of natural warmth and rich harmonics. Since it was launched, singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and multi Grammy Award winner Stevie Wonder has been touring with an Acoustic Pre as well as the highly respected jazz guitarist, Dr Martin Taylor MBE, who said ‘This preamp inspires me to create music’. Check out Martin talking about the Acoustic Pre here.
 
El Amir, multi-instrumentalist with Hans Zimmer, has also been using the Acoustic Pre on tour. He says ‘It makes my flamenco guitar sound huge!! The Acoustic Pre combines quality, depth and beauty of sound. I will be using it on the World of Hans Zimmer autumn tour 2019.’ Check out his video here.
 
Grammy Award winner, Clean Bandit’s guitarist Jack Patterson commented 'With the Acoustic Pre I can turn up for radio sessions knowing I have easy control over my guitars without a ton of gear. It's a really versatile tool in the Clean Bandit studio.' The band are appearing at festivals across the UK this summer.
 
The unique valve Channel A is for active and passive instruments which gives it a wide frequency range enabling it to capture every subtle nuance of an acoustic guitar. The solid state Channel B has a different, slightly softer character with outstanding clarity.

To find out more about the Acoustic Preamp please go to https://orangeamps.com/

Interviews

Venues

Best Jazz Venue in India

Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival  of live music.