Christian Coma talks Vater in AP Mag

Vater Artist Christian Coma of Black Veil Brides spoke to Alternative Press Magazine about his favorite gear...his Vater 3A Nylon Tip Sticks. Check out this feature on page 24 of AP's April 2013 issue.

Posted by Chad on Friday, March 01, 2013 9:46 PM

Jose Pasillas of Incubus Videos

We caught up with recently new Vater Artist Jose Pasillas II of Incubus at the first stop of the 2012 Honda Civic Tour in Boston. Jose took a few minutes out of his crazy schedule that day to talk about why he moved over to Vater and also answered the questions that were submitted on Vater's Facebook Fan Page and Twitter Page

Jose Pasillas Vater Artist Spotlight Video:

 

While we were there, we had our long time friend and Jose's Drum Tech, Sean Bates, talk about working for Jose, what his daily schedule is like, Jose's kit set up, maintanence, how he got into drum teching and more!Check that video out here:

Sean Bates Vater Video: 

Posted by Chad on Monday, September 10, 2012 12:11 PM

Patty Schemel Documentary - Hit So Hard

The acclaimed documentary "Hit So Hard" The Life and Near-Death story of drummer Patty Schemel is being released April 13, 2012!

When Nirvana burst onto the national scene in 1991, the music they played spoke directly to a generation that had emerged from the Reagan-Bush years angry and disenfranchised. As grunge took off, the music industry was completely transformed in a way nobody expected... especially the young musicians who went from tiny shared Seattle apartments to international superstardom, sometimes overnight. Some handled it well... and some did not. Just three years later, the drug-related deaths of several prominent musicians, capped by the suicide of Kurt Cobain, closed the books on an all too brief era.

As the acclaimed drummer of Courtney Love's seminal rock band Hole, Patty Schemel was right in the middle of all of it. The openly gay woman who always felt "different" never dreamed she would be part of a multi-platinum selling band, touring with legends, or on the cover of Rolling Stone. Or that, thanks to drug addiction, she could lose it all. HIT SO HARD tells the story of Patty's rise to fame (and nearly fatal fall from it), with no punches pulled... and it's one hell of a story.

Told with insider interviews and stunningly intimate, never-before-seen footage shot by Patty and her friends (Patty was given a Hi-8 camera just before Hole's infamous Live Through This world tour), HIT SO HARD is not only an all-access backstage pass to the music that shaped a generation, but a harrowing tale of overnight success, the cost of addiction, and ultimately, recovery and redemption.


"Hit So Hard" Trailer:

 
Patty Interview about "Hit So Hard" 

 
 

Patty Schemel uses the Vater Power 5A  in wood tip
 
Please visit HIT SO HARD for mre info.

Posted by Chad on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 1:03 PM

Los Angeles Drum Services

While in California for the 2012 NAMM Show, we popped over to see our good friends at Los Angeles Drum Services. We thought we'd film a quick feature about them to show you what they're all about and give you an inside look into a different and cool side of the drum biz. While there, we ran into Vater Artists Brian Frasier-Moore (Madonna) and Chaun Horton (Natasha Bedingfield/Toni Braxton) who were "working" in the custom hardware shop!



Chris Achzet and Bobby Boos have a combined 50 years in the professional drumming area of the music business. It is this knowledge and skill level that open the door for all the services that LADS provide, From the musician just starting his professional career to music veterans, LADS can handle all your drumming needs. If you can think of a service that could benefit a professional drummer, more than likely LADS provides it.

For more info, visit: www.ladrumservices.com or call: (800) 686-3096

Posted by Chad on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 11:09 PM

Brann Dailor on Cover of DRUM! Magazine

Vater Artist Brann Dailor of Mastodon is the cover story of the current issue of DRUM! Magazine (Dec 2011) issue.

Another Vater Artist featured in this issue is Andy Farag of Umphrey's McGee.

As if that wasn't enough, on page #106, there's a review of some of Vater's new products including the Cora Coleman Dunham, Chris McHugh, Mike Johnson 2451, Chris Pennie, Big Mike Clemons models as well as Vater Grip Tape.

Grab your copy of DRUM!'s Dec. issue today! 

 

 

Check out our Vater Artist video spotlight on Brann Dailor here:

Posted by Chad on Monday, November 21, 2011 10:28 PM

Will Hunt on DRUM! Magazine Cover

Check out Vater Artist Will Hunt on the cover of the current issue of DRUM! Magazine (Nov. 2011 issue)!

Will opens up about his work with Tommy Lee, Evanescence, Static-X, Motley Crue and so many more artists that have filled his career, plus his musical background and more.
 
 

  

 

Posted by Chad on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 11:19 AM

Vater Artist Video: Fred Eltringham (K.D. Lang)

We caught up with Vater Artist Fred Eltringham at the Boston, MA stop of K.D. Lang's US Tour in September.

Fred has worked with The Wallflowers, Dixie Chicks, Ben Kweller, Pistol Annies, Tracy Bonham, Juliana hatfield, Tears for Fears and many more. Fred took a few minutes to discuss his musical background, influences, carrer advice and the various Vater products he uses.


Posted by Chad on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 11:04 AM

Video Feature-Joe Sirois (Mighty Mighty Bosstones)

Mighty Mighty Bosstones drummer Joe Sirois has been a Vater Artist since 1993. We caught up with Joe at the Middle East in Cambridge, MA where he was playing with his side project, Roll The Tanks, just a few days before the two Bosstones shows at Boston's Fenway Park opening for Dropkick Murphy's. In this video, Joe talks about what got him into drumming, Bosstones' history, why the Vater 3A Wood Tip has been his stick of choice and more.

 


 
 
 


Posted by Chad on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 10:17 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

2 New Vater Artist Videos

Two new Vater Artist Spotlight Videos on Aaron Stern and Zachary Alford.

 

Aaron Stern (D.R.U.G.S.)



Zachary Alford (Glee/B 52's)

Posted by Chad on Monday, September 26, 2011 10:29 AM
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