Joey Kramer Unveils Drum Set for Let Rock Rule Tour

Newly acquired Pearl Artist and drumming legend, Joey Kramer, finally unveiled his highly anticipated Pearl drum kit this week, as Aerosmith kicked off the first dates of the Let Rock Rule World Tour.  For the remainder of Aerosmith’s 2014 touring cycle, Joey will be relying on the proven tones of Pearl’s Masters MCX Series shells, with a jaw-dropping custom lacquer that perfectly complements the drum’s beautiful tones. Joey’s Masters MCX drums can be seen here.

The ideal sound for rock, Pearl’s Masters MCX Series features 6-ply, North American Maple shells, which emit warm midrange tones with a thunderous punch. The high-end quality of the Masters MCX Series is complimented by the highly durable MasterCast hardware and is offered in a wide range of gorgeous Artisan II exotic lacquer finishes. More information on the Masters MCX Series can be found here.

Joey Kramer and Aerosmith will be kicking off the North American leg of the Let Rock Rule World Tour this summer, starting at the Nikon Theatre in Wantagh, NY on July 10th, and continuing throughout the US and Canada before coming to a close at Open Hearth Park, in Sydney, NS, Canada, on September 12th.  For more information on Aerosmith, visit

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altIt’s a Drum-off: Chad Smith vs. Will Ferrell

It’s actually happening. After months of speculation following a highly publicized and very serious online confrontation, Red Hot Chili Peppers’s drummer, Chad Smith, and comedic movie superstar Will Farrell will face-off in a must-see Drum Off to resolve the ongoing argument over who is the better drummer.  The event is scheduled to take place live on "The Late Night Show starring Jimmy Fallon" Thursday, May 22nd, after the two celebrities exceeded the requested donation goal of $300,000 for Cancer for College and Little Kids Rock, in order for the battle to occur.

"We're going to have a drum off to see who the real Chad Smith is," the real Chad Smith tells Rolling Stone. "I'm all for it. But unless Will's been practicing or is secretly a crazy, wild drummer, I think it'll be evident right off the bat who the real Chad Smith is. I'm ready to take him down."

Smith continues, "I believe they'll be some cowbell involved," revealed Smith. "And that's what worries me. He might try to win everybody over with his whole cowbell thing. I might have to wrestle and tackle him."

Although both Smith and Ferrell have both suffered from mistaken identities for the past several years, the two have only met once, when Ferrell approached Smith in 2000 after a showing of "The Ladies Man" and said, "You're very handsome," before walking away. 

While prizes will be offered at a later date to raise money for the two charities, including a specially designed T-shirt and custom-designed cowbells, Chad Smith also revealed a personal side bet. "If I win, he has to wash my car for a month and give me pedicures," says the drummer. "If I lose, I have to be his stand-in for his next film."



In Studio with Ryan Van Poederooyen

Pearl Canada Artist, Ryan Van Poederooyen recently flew to Los Angeles to record the drum tracks for the Devin Townsend Project’s yet-to-be-announced double album, slamming through and nailing down 19 completed tracks in a matter of just two days. As a treat to us all, Ryan brought his handy video camera into the studio with him for the occasion, giving fans a behind the scenes look into the recording process, while also displaying his tremendous chops behind the kit and giving fans a slight teaser into the direction of the albums. Ryan’s in-studio video can be found here.  

To ease a bit of the immense pressure of this recording session, Ryan Van Poederooyen turned to the studio proven tones of Pearl’s Reference Series drums, Ryan’s go-to drum series both in the studio and on the road with The Devin Townsend Project. Ryan’s full specs can be found here.

For more information on, Pearl Artist, Ryan Van Poederooyen, please visit his official website at

Ryan Van Poederooyen- In Studio Drum-Cam:


Pearl Welcomes Brandon Pertzborn

Pearl Drums is proud to welcome Brandon Pertzborn to their prestigious Artist Roster! Brandon, a multi-talented musician hailing from Grapevine, Texas, was recently sought out by legendary punk rockers, Black Flag, to take over the drumming responsibilities for the band’s future touring and recording plans. Brandon and Black Flag are currently embarked on a headlining North American tour that is making its way throughout the US and Canada and will continue throughout until their final tour stop, at Maxine’s Pub in Hot Springs, AR, on June 28th. A full list of remaining dates can be found here. More information on, newly acquired Pearl Artist, Brandon Pertzborn, can be found here.

Upon joining the Pearl Drums Artist Roster, Brandon Pertzborn turned Pearl’s newest line of drums- the 6-ply, 7.5mm, all birch shells of the Masters Birch Series (BCX) in the stunning Lava Bubinga Artisan II lacquer. More information on Pearl’s Masters BCX Series can be found here.

Welcome to the Pearl Family, Brandon!


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