Tag : Roy Burns

Written on Jun, 20, 2014 by in | 1 Comment.

  Any day that I get a call from Roy Burns is always a great day. I’ve known Roy for many years first as a teacher, which turned into a mentor, which later turned into a friend. On this occasion, he called to let me know that some footage of his drumming with The Benny Goodman Orchestra had surfaced on …

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Written on Feb, 12, 2014 by in | 2 Comments.

Here’s the solo I performed which took 1st place at the Guitar Center Drum Offs in 1992. It was the regional competition finals of Southern California at club SPICE in Hollywood, CA, in front of a panel of celebrity Bee judges including Matt Sorum, Pat Torpey, Ralph Humphrey, Doane Perry, and Carmine Appice. As Carmine later remembered me “he was …

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