Welcome to Drummer's Resource, a show featuring conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. Created for you, the professional drummer, intermediate drummer, or beginning drummer, Drummer's Resource serves up weekly episodes packed with real-world advice for drummer striving to be the best version of themselves. Host Nick Ruffini digs deep and probes his guests about their failures, successes, advice and much more. Drummer's Resource has everything you need to succeed: Education, Information, and Motivation for drumming and beyond.
587 – John Riley: The Four Characteristics of a Great Player
This episode originally aired on June 29, 2015 In this podcast I chat with jazz great, John Riley, Riley has made a name for himself performing with world-class musicians like including Stan Getz, Milt Jackson, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, John Scofield, Bob Mintzer, Gary Peacock, Mike Stern, Joe Lovano, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Carnegie Hall Jazz […]
586 – Victor Indrizzo: Courage Over Everything
Victor Indrizzo, who’s 30-year career spans working with Queens of the Stone Age, Willie Nelson, Scott Weiland, Alanis Morissette, Macy Gray and a slew of others, is a successful studio and touring drummer…who never thought he’d make it to where he is. Growing up in Los Angeles, Indrizzo had dreams of becoming a professional musician […]
585 – Daniel Platzman (Imagine Dragons) Connecting the Puzzle Pieces
Imagine Dragons sell out stadiums all over the world. But for Daniel Platzman, whether he’s playing front of 100 or 100,000, it’s all the same. The music always comes first. Born into a family of chamber musicians, Daniel’s love for music started at a young age and has continued to flourish ever since. From middle […]
584 – Omar Hakim: Forever the Student
Where can I begin to express the impact that Omar Hakim has had on both me and countless drummers across the globe? Omar’s career spans 50 years, multiple genres, millions of records sold and a slew of world tours and that’s only part of the story. As the child of a successful Jazz musician (Hasaan […]
583 – Ralph Rolle (Nile Rodgers & Chic) No Plan B
Ralph Rolle might be the new hardest working man in show business. As the full-time drummer for Nile Rodgers & Chic, plus a restaurant and cookie company owner he also manages to find the time to do masterclasses around the globe among other things. “If you want to be a working drummer, you just need […]
582 – Clem Burke (Blondie): A Lifetime of Rock & Roll
Like many teenagers, Clem Burke wanted to be a Rock Star when he grew up. The difference is, he actually did it. Joining the newly-formed group Blondie in 1975, Burke jumped on a speeding train that took off like a rocket ship, making Blondie of the most successful bands in the world. That success lead […]
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