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

NAMM Artist Signing Schedule

Vater Artist Signings Confirmed for the 2012 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA Include:

Friday January 20th
 
12:00 PM
 
Steven Adler (Adler's Appetite/Guns N' Roses)

1-1:45 PM

Bennie Rogers (Mariah Carey)
Tony Escapa (Ricky Martin)
Robin Diaz (Daughtry)
Manny Dominick (Travie McCoy/Chester French)
Mike Clemons (Israel Houghton and New Breed)


Saturday January 21st
 
1-1:45 PM

Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch)
Richard Christy (Charred Walls of the Damned/Howard Stern Show)
Tony Hajjar (At The Drive In/Sparta)
Jay Lane (Primus)
Mike Byrne (Smashing Pumpkins)
 
 
Come on by Vater Booth # 3072 in Hall D to check out all the new Vater Products for 2012, grab a copy of the new Vater Catalog and meet some of your favorite Vater Artists...you never know who you'll run into at the Vater booth!
 
  
 
 

 

Posted by Chad on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 9:31 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

Video Feature-Jay Lane of Primus

The Vater crew caught up with Jay Lane at soundcheck on Primus' first US Tour Date in Boston, MA. Jay took a few minutes at soundcheck to chat about his background, re-joining Primus, why he uses the Vater 52nd Street Jazz, Vintage Bomber Beater and Bamboo Splashsticks.

  

 
 
Check out Primus' new album, "Green Naugahyde" here:
 
 
  

Posted by Chad on Thursday, October 06, 2011 3:34 PM
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