The Great “Girl on Fire” Snare Drum Giveaway!

After getting over 100,000 views on our video spotlighting the making of Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire,” Dylan Wissing and I decided to celebrate by creating this awesome giveaway through Modern Drummer. You can enter to win the GMS Snare Drum used on “Girl on Fire,” plus over $3000 worth of products from Aquarian, Sabian, Promark, Puresound, Audio School Online, and Drummer’s Resource. This video was SOOO much fun to make. I had my hands in everything from writing and filming to editing, directing, and even playing a little keyboard.

Enter the contest here.

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Sing Your Thing!

A few months ago I joined up with a Rockin’ Kids Band called The Fuzzy Lemons. When I joined them, they were just finishing up an EP with some great original family friendly music. While I didn’t record the drums on the record, I did have the opportunity to add a few conga tracks. Listen to it on iTunesCDbaby, and Spotify.

The Fuzzy Lemons:

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“Noche” is out now!

The Herreras have released a beautiful ten-track album entitled “Noche.” It features percussion work by yours truly. I had a blast adding the layers of guiro and conga, cajon and shaker. Come for the percussion, stay for the mesmerizing spanish guitars. It’s on sale now at the iTunes store but I’ll give you a taste with “Alto:”

Yeezus Update, plus also press.

So Yeezus didn’t win the GRAMMY for best Rap album, but it did go PLATINUM! That means 1,000,000 records sold in the U.S. [One Mil-ee-on]

On another completely unrelated note, I was mentioned in the Asbury Park Press for my work with the “rootsy” blues band, The Cobra Brothers.

check it.

My Little GRAMMY Nomination

Another milestone for Yeezus is another first for my career. On Friday, Kanye West’s Yeezus was nominated for Best Rap Album in this year’s GRAMMY awards. While, if it wins (knock on wood), I will never see or touch the actual trophy, they can’t stop me from making one out of paper mâché and whispering sweet nothings to it…1015599-grammy-award-617-409

Front Page News

The Wednesday journal decided to do a longer feature on me and the Kanye West record. The article came out last week. I made the front page and got a full color picture!

Click the pic for a full color scan or click here for the online version of the article.

Wednesday Journal Cover