Vater Sponsors Hit Like a Girl Contest

Vater is proud to join DRUM! Magazine, Tom Tom Magazine and others in sponsoring “Hit Like A Girl 2012,” the first ever drumming contest for girls and women. Vater Artists

The online competition will be hosted at HitLikeAGirl.com and is open to female drumset players of all ages, levels, types and styles. Entries in the form of 3-5 minute performance videos will be accepted from February 1 through March 31, 2012 with the winners to be announced May 1. The video entries will be posted on the Hit Like A Girl 2012 YouTube channel and must include a brief, written description of the player’s influences and/or reasons for drumming. Since the competition will take place online, players can participate from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.

For the final rounds, the top videos will be judged by a stellar panel of female drum artists, including Vater Artists Jess Bowen (The Summer Set), Kim Thompson (Beyoncé), Hannah Ford (Bellevue Suite) and more. Judging criteria will include technique, time, feel, creativity, personality, passion and showmanship. Fans, friends and drum enthusiasts from around the world will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites in the preliminary rounds through YouTube viewer rankings.

Contest prizes will feature a complete drum and cymbal set along with sticks, heads, cases and a variety of other accessories and merch totaling over $10,000.

For a complete list of contest rules, prizes and entry instructions, go to HitLikeAGirl.com!

 

Posted by Chad on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 11:18 PM

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

Two Vater Artist Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

We're very excited that Vater Artists Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Steven Adler (Guns N' Roses) will be inducted into the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 27th annual ceremony will take place on April 14, 2012 The ceremony will be taped for broadcast by HBO, which plans to air it in early May. Guns N' Roses was nominated in its first year of eligibility.Chad and Steven now share this honor with fellow Vater Artists Stewart Copeland (The Police) and Michael Shrieve (Santana).

 

  
Chad Smith uses Vater Chad Smith's Funkblaster
 
 
 
 
Steven Adler uses the Vater 7A Wood Tip 

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Posted by Chad on Wednesday, December 07, 2011 9:00 PM

Diane Downs and Louisville Leopard Percussionists Join Vater

Vater is very excited to welcome Diane Downs and The Lousiville Leopard Percussionists to the Vater Artist Family.

The Louisville Leopard Percussionists are a performing ensemble comprised of 60+ student musicians ages 7-12, who reside in 20 different Louisville zip codes and attend 27 different schools in and around Louisville, Kentucky.  Diane Downs created The Fabulous Leopard Percussionists in November 1993.  After 10 years, the group became a non-profit community based organization and was renamed to the Louisville Leopard Percussionists.

 

 

Since then, the Leopards have performed throughout Louisville and Kentucky at events including the Kentucky Derby Festival, at University of Louisville sporting events, with the rock band My Morning Jacket, for the U.S. Women's World Cup Champion Soccer Team, for the International Jump Rope Championship Team, at Morehead State University, Eastern Kentucky University, and with the Louisville Orchestra.  


On the national level, Downs's students have performed at the Atlanta International Band & Orchestra Convention, the Indiana, Kentucky and Florida State Music Educator's conventions, WGI Percussion Finals in Dayton, The Midwest Clinic in Chicago, the International Association of Jazz Educators Conferences in Chicago, New Orleans and New York City, the American Orff-Schulwerk Association National Conference, the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival in Washington, DC, at the Jazz Educator's Network Convention in New Orleans and in Louisville, and 4 times at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention
 
During these performances, the Leopards have had the privilege of performing with some of the world's leading percussionists including Jerry Steinholtz, Victor Mendoza, Ndugu Chancler, Louie Bellson, Joe Morello, Brad Dutz, Emil Richards, Zoro, and Dave Samuels. They have also performed for such luminaries as Coretta Scott King, Evelyn Glennie, and Wynton Marsalis.

The Leopards were also featured in an HBO special, "The Leopards Take Manhattan: The Little Band That Roared" as part of the acclaimed "Music In Me" series. The documentary follows the Leopards to New York City to perform before the Chick Corea Trio (Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette, and Eddie Gomez) at the 2006 IAJE Convention. The Leopards Take Manhattan:  The Little Band that Roared - click on SCHEDULE and WATCH VIDEO. - http://www.hbofamily.com/programs/music-in-me-leopards-take-manhattan.html
 

  
 
Diane Downs
 
For more info on Diane Downs and The Louisville Leopard Percussionists, please visit www.louisvilleleopardpercussionists.com

Posted by Chad on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 3:05 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

Vater Welcomes Debbi Peterson of The Bangles

The Bangles are a hugely popular and successful all-female rock group from Los Angeles, California. The band first formed in 1981. The original line-up was: Susanna Hoffs(vocals/guitar), Victoria Peterson (vocals/guitar), Vicki's sister Debbi Peterson (drums/vocals) and Annette Zilinskas (bass/vocals).

 

 

 

The group hailed from the 80's L.A. Paisley Underground music scene and released their self-titled debut EP in 1982. Zilinskas subsequently left the band and was replaced by singer/bassist Michael Steele of The Runaways. The group's first full-length album "All Over the Place" was released in 1984.

The 1986 follow-up album "Different Light" beget two smash songs: the plaintive lament "Manic Monday" peaked at #2 on the US Billboard pop charts and the dynamic "Walk Like an Egyptian" soared all the way to #1 not only in America, but also in Britain, Australia, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands as well. The band scored a #2 US Billboard chart hit in 1987 with a cover of the Simon & Garfunkel song "Hazy Shade of Winter".

In 1989, The Bangles had another massive smash with the lovely ballad "Eternal Flame", which peaked at the #1 spot in the United States, England, Norway, Sweden, Australia and the Netherlands. Alas, tensions amongst the band members steadily mounted and the group broke up in 1989.

In 1999, The Bangles got back together to record the song "Get the Girl" for the soundtrack of the hit comedy Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999). The group then released "Doll Revolution" in 2003. August 2007 saw the release of their first official live DVD, Return to Bangleonia - Live in Concert.

  

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In the spring of 2009, the band returned to the studio to begin work on a new album.The Bangles have since released thenew album, "Sweetheart of the Sun" on Sept. 27, 2011 and are currently on a promo tour in support of it including recent performances on Good Morning America and Dancing With The Stars.

 

Debbi Peterson uses the Vater 5A in Nylon tip

 

Posted by Chad on Friday, October 21, 2011 10:11 AM

Vater Artists top Billboard Charts

A Huge Congratulations to Vater Artists Will Hunt (Evanescence) and Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch) for topping the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts this week!


Evanescence hit #1 with their self-titled album, selling over 127,000 copies.
 
Five Finger Death Punch hit #3 with "American Capitalist",  selling 90,509 copies.
 
 


 
 

 

Will Hunt uses the Vater Virgil Donati's Assault.


Jeremy Spencer uses the Vater 5B Wood and Skull Slick Nut Cymbal Fasteners.



Posted by Chad on Thursday, October 20, 2011 12:05 PM
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