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Deeper Digs with Rock Drummers: Hal Blaine

Christian has to use all his tools available as The Rock N Roll Archaeologist when he heads to Palm Springs, CA to sit down with legendary drummer Hal Blaine. At age 88, Blaine performed on 40 No. 1 singles and has played on more than 35,000 recorded tracks. A member of the fabled Wrecking Crew, he has backed such stars as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, the Ronettes, the Carpenters, John Denver, The Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, Steely Dan, The Byrds and many others. As...


Deeper Digs with Drummers: Omar Hakim

Widely acclaimed for his versatility, technological prowess and groove, Omar Hakim is one of the most successful drummers and session men of the past forty years. An American jazz, jazz fusion and pop music drummer, producer, arranger and composer. He has performed with some of the most high-profile music artists in the world, including David Bowie, Sting, Madonna, Dire Straits, Journey, Kate Bush, George Benson, Miles Davis, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, and more. Bowie described Hakim as...


The Company You Keep: The Epic Story of Zildjian and Music in America

This podcast is a special episode of Deeper Digs in Rock, a production of the Rock N Roll Archaeology Project. A joint effort, created by the RNRAP team with the support of the great folks at the Avedis Zildjian Company - makers of Zildjian Cymbals. The Zildjian story spans two continents and four centuries, but at its essence, it is an American story. So the show begins with the story of Zildjian’s move to America, in the closing years of the 1920s. This old-but-new American company has...


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This is the official podcast of the Avedis Zildjian Co. Zildjian is the world’s largest manufacturer of drum set, orchestral and marching cymbals since 1623. Discover our unique story and beautiful sounding instruments. Subscribe to be among the first to listen to our premier episode out in a couple weeks - 'The Company You Keep: The Epic Story of Zildjian and Music in America'