2012 Drummie Awards

Once again, there's plenty of Vater presence in DRUM! Magazine's Annual Drummie Readers Poll Awards!

 

 

 

 

 

GEAR

Drumsticks
Runner Up: Vater Nisan Steart Model
 
 
 
DRUM SET
 
Drummer of the Year
Runner up: Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
 
Rising Star
Ruunners Up:
Chris Dave (D'Angelo/Maxwell/Robert Glasper Expirement), Mike Johnston (mikeslessons.com) and Luke Holland
 
Progressive
Runner Up: Virgil Donati (Alan Holdsworth)
 
Metal
Runners Up: Brann Dailor (Mastodon) and Matt Byrne (Hatebreed)
 
Rock/Pop
Runners Up: Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Cora Coleman-Dunham (Beyonce/Prince)
 
Indie
Winner: Shannon Leto (Thirty Seconds to Mars)
 
Funk
Runner Up: Jay Lane (Primus)
 
Hip-Hop
Runner Up:
Chris Dave (D'Angelo/Maxwell/Robert Glasper Expirement)
 
Blues
Runner Up: Chris Layton (Kenny Wayne Shephard/Stevie Ray Vaughn)
 
Jazz
Chris Dave (D'Angelo/Maxwell/Robert Glasper Expirement)
 
Country
Winner: Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts)
Runner Up: Chris McHugh (Keith Urban/Nashville Session Artist)
 
Clinician
Runner Up: Mike Johnston (mikeslessons.com)
 
Studio Drummer/Drummer for Hire
Runner Up: Nisan Stewart (Jay Z/Diddy/Jamie Fox)
 
 
 
PERCUSSION
 
Studio
Runner Up: Richie Gajate Garcia
 
Rising Star
Runner Up: Roland Gajate Garcia
 
Live Performer
Winner: Karl Perazzo (Santana)
Runner Up: Andy Farag (Umphreys McGee)
 
Rock/Pop/Hip-Hop
Runner Up: Andy Farag (Umphreys McGee)
 
Clinician
Winner: Raul Rekow/Karl Perazzo (Santana)
 
 
MEDIA
 
Educational Web Site
Winner: Mikeslessons.com-MikeJohnston
 

 

Posted by Chad on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 9:19 AM

Vater Artists Win in 2012 MD Readers Poll

Congratulations to all of the Vater Artists that placed in the 2012 Modern Drummer Magzine Readers Poll! You can also see the full results in the July 2012 issue of Modern Drummer, which is on sale now.


 

MVP

#3 Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

#4 Josh Freese (Devo/Weezer/A Perfect Circle) 

 

Mainstream Rock

#2 Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

 

Alternative Rock 

#5 Jay Lane (Primus)

 

Pop

#2 Mattt Flynn (Maroon 5)

 

Studio

Winner: Josh Freese (Devo/Weezer/A Perfect Circle)

 

R&B 

#4 Chris Dave (D'Angelo/Robert Glasper Experiment)

 

Metal 

#4 Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch)

#5 Brann Dailor (Mastodon)

 

Country

Winner: Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts)

#4 Chris McHugh (Keith Urban/Nashville Session Artist)

 

Clinician/Educator

#3 Mike Johnston ( www.mikeslessons.com) 

#5 Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts)

 

Up & Coming

#3 Erick Slick (Dr.Dog)

#5 Chris St. Hilaire (The London Souls)

 

Educational Book 

#3 Jim Riley: Song Charting Made Easy 

#4 Ari Hoenig: Systems: Book 

 

Educational DVD 

#3 Virgil Donati: Double Bass Drum Freedom 

 

Recorded Performance

#4 Brann Dailor: The Hunter (Mastodon) 

 

 

Also, a big Congrats to Vater Slick Nut Cymbal Fastener Artist Mike Mangini for Winning MVP and Recorded Performance and taking #2 in Prog.

Posted by Chad on Monday, June 04, 2012 8:55 AM

Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2012

Vater is well represented in the 2012 Modern Drummer Readers Poll! Head on over to ModernDrummer.com and cast your vote. Vater Artist nominees in the various categories include: Chad Smith, Josh Freese, Chris McHugh, Virgil Donati, Mike Johnston, Jim Riley, Eric Slick, Jay Lane, Matt Flynn, Matt Halpern, Jeremy Spencer, Brann Dailor, Chris Dave and Ari Hoenig.
  
 

Posted by Chad on Wednesday, January 04, 2012 12:10 AM

Two Vater Artist Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

We're very excited that Vater Artists Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Steven Adler (Guns N' Roses) will be inducted into the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 27th annual ceremony will take place on April 14, 2012 The ceremony will be taped for broadcast by HBO, which plans to air it in early May. Guns N' Roses was nominated in its first year of eligibility.Chad and Steven now share this honor with fellow Vater Artists Stewart Copeland (The Police) and Michael Shrieve (Santana).

 

  
Chad Smith uses Vater Chad Smith's Funkblaster
 
 
 
 
Steven Adler uses the Vater 7A Wood Tip 

Categories: Awards | Artists
Posted by Chad on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 9:00 PM

Factory Tour Video

We have just posted a new Vater Factory Tour video. The video is a step-by-step overview from Alan Vater of the manufacturing process from the time it's a dowel all the way through being a finished drumstick in our warehouse.

See for yourself the hands-on care and quality assurance that your Vater sticks get every single day.

 

Posted by Chad on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 7:03 PM

NAMM Day 1

Our first day at NAMM was action packed! here are a few shots from the day: 

fans line up for Chad Smith's signing at the booth

Vater's Chad Cunningham is impressed with the turnout.

Vater artist Alberto Vargas checking out some Recordings.

Chris Johnson (Rihanna) and Chaun Horton (Natasha Bedingfield/Macy Gray) dropped by to chat for a bit.

Mike Johnston hung out and chatted with friends about the 2451, his new signature stick.

Artists Dave Chiverton, Nick Smith, and Q. Robinson.

Felix "D-Kat" Pollard and Dave Chiverton.

 

Today, we've got Steven Adler coming in for a signing and more artists stopping by to talk wood.  Stay tuned for more updates! 

Posted by Chad on Friday, January 14, 2011 5:05 PM

"A Drummer's Perspective" Book

David Phillips’ book, "A Drummer's Perspective", is a stunning collection of live action photos celebrating the world of drumming that features tons of Vater Artists!

This large format book brings together some of the finest unseen photographs of legendary drummers. It is a unique collection of pictures taken by the author David Phillips, who has been given rare access on stage and behind the scenes to many of the biggest bands in the world. The powerful images include almost 200 photos of some of the most amazing rock concerts and give a fascinating insight to drummers, their playing and their world.

Some of the Vater Artists featured throughout the book include: Adam 'Atom' Willard (Angels & Airwaves), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Chris Pennie (Coheed and Cambria), Cora Coleman-Dunham (Prince), Graham Broad (Roger Waters), Ilan Rubin (Nine Inch Nails), Joe Travers (Zappa Plays Zappa), Josh Freese (Devo/A Perfect Circle), Nisan Stewart (Jamie Fox), Patrick Keeler (Raconteurs/The Greenhornes), Paul Bostaph (Testament), Scott Travis (Judas Priest), Sean Kinney (Alice In Chains), Trevor Lawrence Jr. (Herbie Hancock),Will Hunt (Black Label Society) and more.

For more info and to purchase your copy, head over to:http://www.music-images.co.uk/the-book.html#

 

 

Posted by Chad on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 8:07 PM
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