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A podcast all about the rich history of the drums - and how they became what they are today! Join Bart van der Zee as he speaks with experts about the curious journey of the ever-evolving drum set.

Drum History Bart Vanderzee

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A podcast all about the rich history of the drums - and how they became what they are today! Join Bart van der Zee as he speaks with experts about the curious journey of the ever-evolving drum set.

    The Studio Drums of Lars Ulrich (Part 1) with Chris Russio

    The Studio Drums of Lars Ulrich (Part 1) with Chris Russio

    Chris Russio joins me back on the podcast to do a super deep dive into all of the studio drum sets, cymbals, heads, sticks, accessories, percussion and everything else used by Lars Ulrich from 1982 to 2001! We talk about all of the earliest known recordings of Metallica on his Camco drum set, through all the Tamas, the famous Sabian HiHats, and the iconic Black Album Gretsch drums, up to Load/Reload/Garage Inc. Part 2 will cover St. Anger through to today!

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Why Do Drum Brands Sound Different? with Jeff Kirsch

    Why Do Drum Brands Sound Different? with Jeff Kirsch

    Jeff Kirsch teaches us the real reason why the biggest drum brands in the world sound different from each other, and in some cases, why they sound exactly the same. We discuss brands such as Ludwig, Gretsch, Leedy, Tama, Camco, DW, just to name a few. We talk about the different shell constructions, ply counts, use of re-rings, rise of Japanese builders and the fall and resurrection of the great American brands and a whole lot more!
    Jeff is a master drum builder and a staple of the custom drum builder scene in the USA. He always brings a great perspective to all aspects of the drum industry so I really appreciate hearing his insight on this topic. Check out his site at www.kirschdrums.com and find him on Instagram at @kirschdrumsportland
    Here is Jeff's first episode on the podcast about bearing edges - https://www.drumhistorypodcast.com/post/ep-117-a-look-at-bearing-edges-with-jeff-kirsch

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    The Drum Gear of Primus with Tim "Herb" Alexander

    The Drum Gear of Primus with Tim "Herb" Alexander

    Tim "Herb" Alexander joins me on the show to discuss his iconic drum sets that were used in classic Primus music videos such as Jerry Was A Race Car Driver, My Name is Mud, John The Fisherman, Wynona Big Brown Beaver, DMV and much more! I am a longtime Primus fan and I learned a TON from this conversation. Tim is a 3x grammy nominee and multi-platinum recording artist who has not only helped shape the world of modern rock and roll with Primus, but also has shared the stage with Puscifer and A Perfect Circle.
    Tim also tells us all about his new "Stick Academy" project which is bringing the knowledge and skills of Herb to the masses through his website, https://www.stickacademy.com/ and the stick academy app!
    Herb is one of my favorite drummers of all time and this is truly a bucket list interview for me. I am very honored to have him on the show and I hope you guys like it! Be sure to check it out on my YouTube channel to see the clips we are talking about! https://www.youtube.com/@DrumHistoryPodcast

    • 51 min
    The HUGE Alex Van Halen Auction with Kurt Ekstrom

    The HUGE Alex Van Halen Auction with Kurt Ekstrom

    Alex Van Halen is auctioning off hundreds of unbelievable items that have never been seen by public eyes, plus some of his most iconic drum sets that he played with Van Halen! Kurt Ekstrom joins me back on the podcast to look through this incredible auction and dissect tons of these rare items. Kurt covered all of AVH's career on the podcast last year and this dovetails perfectly with that episode and answers many questions that Kurt and I had with that original series!
    Here is a link to the auction: https://www.backstageauctions.com/catalog/alex-van-halen-highlights/ac/0/2245/
    Here is Kurts original Alex Van Halen gear series:
    Part 1: https://youtu.be/0CCHRGwTN6A?si=Oedp43LrlCbkHdi_
    Part 2: https://youtu.be/HIrn5i0kIzU?si=za29yI3Noytu_02c

    Enjoy this episode!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    A Look at the Gear of Danny Seraphine with Tate Berkey

    A Look at the Gear of Danny Seraphine with Tate Berkey

    Danny Seraphine is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted, world-famous original drummer of Chicago. Tate Berkey has been researching Danny's gear for the last year and has compiled an exhaustive look at all things Danny Seraphine. We cover his earliest drum kits, his time with Slingerland drums, his Zildjian endorsements, and then his switch to Yamaha and DW. Danny is a consummate gearhead and loved to experiment with different sizes, configurations, especially the use of concert toms.

    We cover Danny Seraphine's entire career in this episode, and Tate doesn't leave any stone unturned! Enjoy a few playlists that Tate made to hear Danny's playing.
    Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2ZV8AhRHfv8rsYzKCeQmtb?si=bf9893672de14d8f
    YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxBHN1SJB2Ic3Lf1yhUoZHDslXgEnY7Jf
    and here is Tate's YouTube channel, please subscribe and support him! https://www.youtube.com/@tate_berkey
    Thanks and enjoy the episode!

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    • 2 hr 32 min
    The Lessons of Robbie Gonzalez with Rob Hart

    The Lessons of Robbie Gonzalez with Rob Hart

    Rob Hart takes us through audio clips of his former mentor and teacher Robbie Gonzalez which gives us first hand knowledge and ideas of this great mind of drumming. Robbie Gonzalez was a Berklee professor, prolific recording artist, and performed with greats like Al Di Meola. This episode features many great recordings of Robbie performing live and also working in the lesson room with Rob Hart. This is a continuation of the "mentors series" that Rob has been doing here on Drum History Podcast. The other episodes include clips with Mike Clark, Steve Smith, Tony Williams and more to come.
    Here are Rob's other episodes:
    Steve Smith Lessons: https://youtu.be/x1VhErqph_Y
    Mike Clark Lessons: https://youtu.be/ZNcAIuIw0L8
    Tony Williams Clinic Breakdown: https://youtu.be/I7t9HfrPlh0
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    Rob Hart's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@robharttrio

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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
224 Ratings

224 Ratings

zrealmoqzo ,

Best, drumming, podcast!

This is the best drumming podcast I have ever heard! I just found it several months ago and it is addicting. I come away feeling much smarter after each episode! Keep up the great work, Bart.

Single stroke 5 ,

So good

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Cooperplaysdrums ,

So great!

This podcast is super helpful for understanding more about drums and nerding out about cool history. The guests are great too! It’s funny, when I followed Drum History Podcast on Instagram, all the other drummers I follow are fans too!

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