Drum Channel is proud to announce that the next Band Concert will be Mike Cosgrove with the original line up of Alien Ant Farm (AAF). The whole band will be in the Drum Channel studios, playing exclusively several songs in a free live broadcast on Thursday 23rd June 2011 at 6:00pm PDT. They will all also take part in a special live interview.
AAF’s original members Mike Cosgrove (Drums), Tye Zamora (Bass), Terry Corso (Guitar) and Dryden Mitchell (Vocals) were reunited in 2010 and are currently working on new material prior to the release of a new album later this year. The critically acclaimed AAF were different from other bands right from the start. They are hard rocking, yet melodic, thunderous but introspective, with rock anthems that were passionate and warmly infectious.
Mike Cosgrove is widely regarded as a ‘drummer’s drummer’ forever seeking to improve his drum technique and his musical prowess. Modern Drummer’s review of their last album TruANT recommended checking out his signature splash accents, shuffles, ghost strokes and Kick drum playing. His visit to Drum Channel with the band will be an exciting opportunity to see Mike’s technique close-up in action, plus you can check out more of Mike’s playing on DrumChannel.com with his side band Mystery Schools and see his splash hi-hat technique on Mike’s Secrets From the Pros Lesson also on the DC website.
To celebrate this incredible exclusive, Drum Channel will be running an exciting competition to win a DW snare drum and double pedal, a copy of the photographic book A Drummer’s Perspective, a set of Remo heads, Zildjian sticks, practice pad and a twelve month Access All Areas pass to Drum Channel. There is also a runner up prize of a selection of five Drum Channel DVD’s. All drummers can enter by uploading a video of themselves playing a cover of one of AAF’s original songs.
The closing date for the competition is June 30, 2011, and all entries will be judged by a panel of professional musicians. To Find out more and enter please go to http://www.drumchannel.com/categories/Drum_Channels_Alien_Ant_Farm_Contest