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September 1, 2011

Posted in: News, News and Events

John Tempesta is in the studio working on a new Cult record. For more on John go to


311 have a new studio album out, Universal Pulse, produced by Bob Rock (Aerosmith, Metallica) and mixed by drummer Chad Sexton at the band’s own Hive Studio in North Hollywood, California. Universal Pulse is the group’s tenth studio album and the first to be released via their own label, 311 Records, through an exclusive partnership with ATO Records. For more, visit www.311.com.

Jon Wysocki

recorded Staind’s latest self-titled CD before departing from the band. It’s the bands seventh studio album and first full-length release in three years. Will Hunt has landed the gig. For more on Staind, go to www.staind.com.

Charley Drayton

is on Sheri Miller’s latest, Winning Hand. For more visit www.sherimiller.com. For more on Charley visit his MD archive article here: www.moderndrummer.com/site/2010/09/charley-drayton/.

Brian Young


is on Fountains Of Wayne’s latest, Sky Full of Holes. For more, visit www.fountainsofwayne.com. In other news, after seventeen years of playing Pearl drums, Brian has left to join the Ludwig family.

Chad Smith

is on the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album, I’m With You, as well as the latest from Chickenfoot, Chickenfoot III. Kenny Aronoff will be temporarily subbing for Chad in Chickenfoot while Chad tours with the Peppers. For more, go to www.redhotchilipeppers.com and www.chickenfoot.us.

Scott Rockenfield

is on Queensryche’s Dedicated to Chaos. For more on Scott, check out his archive blog at http://www.moderndrummer.com/site/2010/10/scott-rockenfield-2/.

The Bad Plus’s Dave King is on Good Old Light by his side project Dave King Trucking Company. For more on Dave visit www.daveking.net.

Victor Indrizzo, Ryan Tedder,

and Greg Wells are on Colbie Caillat’s latest All of You. For more on Victor, visit http://victorindrizzo.com.

Chris McHugh

and Greg Morrow are on Blake Shelton’s latest, Red River Blue. (Check out the CD at www.blakeshelton.com.) Greg is also on America’s latest, Back Pages.

Ringo Starr, Russ Kunkel, Aaron Sterling, Mike D’Amico, Steve Rushton, Nate Novarro, Ben Wysocki, Rafael Padilla, Jeff Lynne,

and Steve Aho are all on the Buddy Holly tribute CD Listen to Me.



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