Orange County Drums and Percussion, a world renowned manufacturer of boutique drums and drum kits, has announced the introduction of their new ultra-heavyweight 25-ply Maple Snare drum.

The OCDP 25-ply Maple Snare has been custom engineered 

for the hard-hitting drummer 

with an independent, no-compromise style. OCDP has built a long respected reputation for high quality drums that stand out from the pack, and the new 25-ply Maple Snare extends that legacy well into the future.

This is not your grandfather's snare drum. With 25 plies of solid maple, the ultra heavy OCDP 25-ply Maple Snare is a serious drum, built for maximum tone and ultimate control. From subtle dynamics to a powerful crack, the new OCDP 25-plly Maple Snare is all about attitude - massive, fat tone, with a deep, powerful attack and a crisp, biting decay. This is the snare you reach for when it's time to break out the big back beat.

The new OCDP 25-ply Maple Snare fuses 25 maple plies into a 14-inch by 7-inch dual port package that looks as slamming as it sounds, with a cool silver sparkle fade finish and OCDP's signature offset lugs. It also features die-cast hoops and sleek black nickel plated hardware. It comes fitted with a premium Remo UT coated batter side head, and 20 steel strand snappy snares, adjustable via a standard OCDP forward throw-off.

"The snare is the centerpiece of a drummer's kit, and an expression of their personality," remarked OCDP Product Manager Gerry Helfrich "The new OCDP 25-plly Maple Snare drum delivers a big, bold, edgy sound that stands up and gets noticed. It's as individual as you and your music."

The OCDP 25-ply snare drum is available exclusively at Guitar Center and Musician's Friend.



On November 24, 2014, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Uprising Live! by Bob Marley on DVD, DVD + CD set, and Digital Video [Pre-book Order Date October 31, MSRP $14.98 DVD, TBA DVD+2CD]. This is the first ever DVD release of this classic concert, which originally aired on the famed German television series Rockpalast, fromBob Marley’s final tour.
The Uprising Tour ran in Europe from May 30th to July 13th 1980 with five further dates in the USA in September. It was Bob Marley’s last tour before his tragically early death in May 1981 at the age of just 36. The tour was in support of the Uprisingalbum, (released June 10th 1980) and just a few days later, this show would be filmed from Dortmund’s Westfalenhalle. Now,Rockpalast is presented here on DVD for the first time, with footage fully restored under supervision of Cedella Marley and Ziggy Marley.
On Uprising Live!Bob Marley is in superb form and delivers a set full of energy and charisma, including the icon songs “No Woman, No Cry,” “Exodus,” “I Shot The Sheriff,” “Redemption Song,” “Is This Love,” “Jamming,” “Get Up, Stand Up,” “Could You Be Loved” and many more. The show opens with a short set by the I Threes – Marley’s backing vocalists – who traditionally would perform a few songs before Marley took the stage.
February 6th 2015 will be, what would have been, Bob Marley’s 70th birthday and, with very few Bob Marley live concerts available on DVD, Uprising Live! will be a welcome addition for any fan.
Click here to view a video of "Could You Be Loved":

Ever wonder who first put the sticks in the hands of your favorite rock & roll drummer, or how they came up with beats that helped define your favorite bands' greatest hits?  Now, for the first time ever, many of the greatest drummers of the past 40 years have gathered together in the pages of "BEYOND THE BEATS: Rock & Roll's Greatest Drummers Speak" to share the stories of their lives behind the kit - and best-known hits - for the first definitive time in one book. 

Interviewed exclusively by award-winning music biographer Jake Brown (Joe Satriani, Heart, Motorhead) in their very own chapters, the 350 page tome includes conversations with Joey Kramer of Aerosmith, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction, Taylor Hawkins of The Foo Fighters, Dino Danelli of The Rascals, Doug 'Cosmo' Clifford of Credence Clearwater Revival, Carmine Appice of Vanilla Fudge/Rod Stewart, Artimus Pyle of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dennis "Machine Gun" Thompson of MC5,Kenny Aronoff of John Mellencamp/John Fogerty, Steve Smith of Journey, Danny Seraphine of Chicago, Steve Gadd of Simon & Garfunkel/Eric Clapton, Michael Shrieve of Santana, Matt Chamberlin of Tori Amos, Dave Lombardo of Slayer/ Testament, Simon Phillips of The Who/Jeff Beck, Lee Kerslake of Randy Rhodes-era Ozzy Osbourne, Denny Carmassi of Whitesnake/Heart/Montrose,Jeff Campitelli of Joe Satriani Band, David Garibaldi of the Tower of Power, David Lovering of The Pixies, and Simon Kirke (Free, Bad Company) among others.

Along with taking fans first-hand inside the creation of many of rock's most memorable drum beats, from Aerosmith's "Walk This Way" to Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Down on the Corner” all the way across the spectrum to Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" and everything in-between, exhilarating and now-legendary live moments from behind the kit are revisited in 3D here:  including Santana drummer Michael Shrieve’s 20-minute drum solo at Woodstock, Steve Gadd’s memory playing before 500,000 people at Simon & Garfunkel’s “Concert in Central Park,” Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins’ giving aspiring skin-smiths a first-hand perspective he revealed was “terrifying” looking out at a sold-out Wembley Stadium crowd and Kenny Aronoff’s dream-come-true moment 50 years after he first watched Ringo Starr on Ed Sullivan as he backed up Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr in 2014 live on CBS’s “The Night that Changed America” tribute special among many other highlights!

"BEYOND THE BEATS: Rock & Roll's Greatest Drummers Speak" is due to hit store shelves nationwide in the summer of 2015
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