Video: "Hurricane" from Thirty Seconds to Mars

Vater Artist Shannon Leto and Thirty Seconds to Mars premiered their music video for "Hurricane" yesterday on MTV. The epic 13 minute video is broken up into 3 Chapters; "Birth", "Life" and "Death".

Check out the "Hurricane" Video Here:

Shannon Leto uses the Vater Nude Series 5A in Nylon Tip.



Categories: Artists | Video
Posted by Chad on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 12:30 PM

Exclusive Video: Morgan Rose of Sevendust

Vater spent some time with Artist Morgan Rose (Sevendust) while he was on tour. In Part 1, Morgan spoke in depth about his background, influences, his failed trip to MI in California, how Sevendust formed, filling in with Motley Crue, how he came up with the design for the Vater Alien Freak model and more.

In Part 2, Morgan shares his very personal experiences about the stress that being in a non-stop touring band has had on his body and relationships. He also talks about the music biz and how he has seen it change for artists first hand over the past 13 years since Sevendust started.

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Part 2:

Morgan Rose uses the Vater Morgan Rose Alien Freak Model.



Posted by Chad on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 5:06 PM

Lennie DiMuzio publishes Tales from the Cymbal Bag.

Lennie DiMuzio, a long time friend of the Vater Family , has just released his book Tales from the Cymbal Bag. For over 40 years, Lennie has worked with the most famous drummers in music history and has been an integral part of their sound. Lennie shares his historical and hilarious stories of working closely with Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Neil Peart, Max Roach, Louie Bellson, Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tony Williams, Chad Smith...and a ton more.

Lennie also tells some stories about his friendship with Alan and Ron Vater's grandfather, Jack Adams.

Tales from the Cymbal Bag is jam packed with hundreds of incredible never seen before pictures from Lennie's personal archives.

Tales from the Cymbal Bag is a great insight into music history that every musician should read. It's available now directly from .It will also be available from select five-star drum shops and other specialty retailers. Price: $29.99. Visit Lennie and Jump Back Baby Productions online at for more information.



Posted by Chad on Friday, November 19, 2010 3:19 PM

New Vater Practice Pack

New Vater Practice Pack! (VPP)

The perfect pack of essentials all in one convenient package for new drummers! The New Vater Practice Pack provides all the tools to get new drummers started. This unique pack includes a variety of free educational material that is perfect for drummers of any skill level.

Vater Practice Pack consists of:

2 Pairs Vater 5A Wood Tip Drumsticks

1 Vater Stick Bag

1 6" Chop Builder Practice Pad

Included for Free is:

1 Vater Rudiment Poster

1 Vater Mike Johnston "Speed Chart" Poster

1 Vater Drum Key

1 Vater Drumstick Key Ring

2 Issues of Modern Drummer Magazine (by mail)

1 Vater Sticker Sheet

1 Vater Product Guide

1 Vater Artist Poster (included while supplies last)

Ask for the new Vater Practice Pack at your local store today!



Posted by Chad on Thursday, November 18, 2010 12:50 AM

Video Spotlight-Matt Abts (Gov't Mule)

Vater caught up with long time Vater Artist and Gov't Mule drummer Matt Abts. Matt spoke about his early influences, how the music industry has changed through the years, how Gov't Mule got started, where the band name came from and more.

Check out the 2 part video spotlight here:

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Part 2:

Matt Abts uses the Vater Nude 5B in wood tip and Slick Nut Cymbal Fasteners.

Posted by Chad on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 6:30 PM

New Pink Stick Bag!

Vater Introduces Pink Stick Bag!


A stick bag designed for all the female drummers out there! This stick bag features an all-over “rocker girl” style print. Features 2 large outside pockets, with multiple pockets and pouches inside for tons of accessory storage space. Stick storage space is divided into 2 large sections and includes Velcro straps for hanging on floor toms.

Ask for them at your local music/drum store today!




Categories: General | Products
Posted by Chad on Friday, November 05, 2010 3:00 PM

Mike Byrne cover story in Drum! Magazine

We are very pleased to have Vater Artist and Smashing Pumpkins drummer Mike Byrne on the cover of the December 2010 issue of Drum! Magazine.

Mike's cover story is a great insight into how the 19 year old got the Smashing Pumpkins gig, his background and how his sound and style differs from previous drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. Mike Byrne is definitely a name that you will be hearing much more of in the near future!

The December 2010 Issue of Drum! is on sale now. Also be sure to check out the new Vater ad in this issue on page 59. 





"Vater makes far and away the best sticks out there. The combination of perfect balance, excellent responsiveness and ridiculous durability makes me confident that every time I pick up a pair it's going to sound and feel great. The 5A wood tip is so well balanced it feels like an extension of my arm. It handles well at any dynamic level, and when I really need to dig in, getting that extra power is effortless. The stick practically does all the work for me!" -Mike Byrne

Posted by Chad on Thursday, November 04, 2010 11:52 AM

Vater Video-Big Mike Clemons


Vater Artist Video Spotlight-Big Mike Clemons

Vater Artist and Israel Houghton drummer, Big Mike Clemons, talks about his background, influences and his new Vater Player's Design Model.





Mike's design measures out just under a 5B in the grip with an extra 1/2" in length for added reach around the kit. With a quick taper and a classic acorn style tip for full drum and cymbal tones, this model is very durable and responsive. Mike's model also features Vater's Nude Series finish for a comfortable, unlaquered grip.


"My stick model works well for me and I believe it will work well for you too. It's durable for the power player and not too big and not too small...great for any hand size. It has the length that every drummer wants and has no finish so it doesn't slip out your hands." -Mike Clemons



Posted by Chad on Thursday, November 04, 2010 9:07 AM

Shannon Leto Joins Vater Artist Family

Vater is very pleased to welcome Shannon Leto of Thirty Seconds to Mars to the Vater Artist Family.


Shannon Leto is now using the Vater Nude Series 5A in Nylon tip. Thirty Seconds to Mars recently won "Best Rock Video" at the 2010 MTV Video Music Award. They are also nominated in 3 categories for MTV European Video Music Awards and will also performing at the ceremony on Nov. 7th in Madrid, Spain.



Thirty Seconds To Mars - Closer To The Edge

Categories: Awards | Artists | Video
Posted by Chad on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 9:19 AM

Video-Mika Fineo of Filter

Filter drummer Mika Fineo sent Vater this behind the scenes look at filming some drum parts for Filter's new video for "The Inevitable Relapse".


Check out the Behind The Scenes video here:



Here is the finished version of "The Inevitable Relapse" video:


Mika Fineo (Filter) uses the Vater Power 5A in wood tip

Categories: Artists | Video
Posted by Chad on Monday, November 01, 2010 9:57 AM
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