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Drummers are always looking to expand and enhance their sound. One easy way to do that is by using the drummer accessories Meinl offers. Whether you are looking for a simple way to change your tone or want to build layers of complex sound into your kit, Meinl has many options to explore below.

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Instead of the old and tired "I started out on pots and pans" formula, Chris takes Meinl Radio into uncharted territory with his guests, asking many questions that no other interviewer would think to ask.

From this approach, the guests on Meinl Radio always end up sharing their experiences, insights, and wisdom with our listeners. Offering a look inside a world that not too many of us are privy to.

Listen and watch interviews with today’s top drummers and other industry-leading figures on the Meinl Radio Podcast.

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Ep. 51Gabe Helguera

Gabe is best known as the owner and operator of Drum Beats Online - an internet drum education platform, as well as being the drummer for Grammy nominated band I Prevail. We chat with Gabe about how he juggles both of these jobs, regaining an interest in skateboarding, a story about his first experience talking to Meinl, and much more.

Ep. 50TJ Hartmann

Our guest for the 50th episode of Meinl Radio is TJ Hartmann. TJ is well-known for his high quality, self-produced online drum content. We talk about topics like his process for creating, writing music for Meinl Cymbals demo videos, his early years of involvement with WGI and DCI groups, and much more.

Ep. 49Ralph Alexander

We sit down with drummer for Poppy and Meinl Cymbals artist Ralph Alexander to talk about his career thus far, valuable lessons learned in his studies at the Musicians Institute, combining influence with personal style, being the drum tech for The Strokes, and plenty more.

Ep. 48nathan bulla

Nathan is best known for his work with Canadian prog-rock outfits Intervals, as well as Auras. We chat with Nathan on a number of topics like his earliest influences, and starting his career as a working drummer—to how he’s built up a process for recording at home. Stay tuned for a new series of videos on the Meinl Cymbals and Meinl Stick and Brush YouTube channels very soon.

Ep. 47John Hammond

John has built a long and successful career on both road and studio work, estimating that he’s played on somewhere between 40-50,000 songs. His credits include names like Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Jewell, Barry Manilow, and many, many more. We sat down with John for a lengthy conversation about his career, a little bit of gear talk, and more.

Ep. 46Brooke Colucci

Brooke is known for her metal and rock-centric drum videos featured on YouTube and Instagram, which in total have reached a view count of over 37 million. We talk about her early influences, the process for writing and recording music for her band Plush, and more.

Ep. 45Greyson Nekrutman

Greyson is known for his high octane jazz drumming and pinpoint accuracy for replicating performances by numerous jazz legends. We sit down with Greyson to talk about practice, his unique photographic memory, what it's like to be a rising young talent in an established scene, and much more.

Ep. 44Rodney Holmes

Rodney is world-renowned for both his studio and live work with Santana, Steve Lukather, and the Brecker brothers - to name a few.

Ep. 43Forrest Rice

Forrest is well-known for his work in the California math rock group Covet. Hear him chat about everything from early to current influences, the approach to writing music for his project WØLFY, rediscovering his love for skateboarding, and much more.

Ep. 42Jordan Perlson

Meinl Cymbals artist Jordan Perlson joins Meinl Radio to chat about studying with drumming legend Joe Morello at a young age, getting to play with artists like Adrian Belew, Becca Stevens, and Jeff Coffin, his work with "distance drum coaching," and much more.

Ep. 41JP Bouvet

Meinl Cymbals artist JP Bouvet sits down to chat life and drums. We discuss the redevelopment of his drum education website, returning to school for new studies, touring with Generation Axe, and much more.

Ep. 40Kerim Lechner

Kerim Lechner (Krimh) is best known as the drummer for Polish death metal heavyweights Decapitated. Kerim recently traveled to Meinl HQ in Germany to film video content, and sat down to chat about his work with Greek metal band Septicflesh, recording with two kick drums, how he’s stayed productive without shows, tour stories, and much more.

Ep. 39Juan "Carlito" Mendoza

Juan is well-known for winning the 2012 Guitar Center Drum Off. We discuss topics like his career as a music teacher, early influences, the importance of reading, content production, and more.

Ep. 38Eman Cervantes

We sit down with Eman to discuss his gig touring with Andy Grammer, growing up playing drums in church, picking the right gear for the studio, and much more.

Ep. 37Alex Rudinger

Rudi discusses how he’s spent his time in a world without shows and tours, the physical need to practice, drumming for Whitechapel, and more.

Ep. 36Aaron Stechauner

Aaron has made a name for himself in the metal scene playing and touring with bands like The Faceless, Rings of Saturn, and his most current project Interloper. We talk with Aaron about touring and teaching, the concept of “heaviness” in music, his approach to the technical side of his playing, and more.

Ep. 35Richard Spaven

Richard joins the conversation from London to talk about his jazz and electronic background, learning by doing and being immersed in different world styles, entering “the zone,” and much more.

Ep. 34Anup Sastry

We speak with Meinl Cymbals artist Anup Sastry on his career as a metal drummer, his solo works, how he records drums at home, and more.

Ep. 33Gerwin Eisenhauer

We speak with Meinl Cymbals artist Gerwin Eisenhauer about his unique style of playing, growing up in Germany, touring with his jazz ensemble Trio Elf, and more.

Ep. 32Arthur Hnatek

Meinl Cymbals artist Arthur Hnatek joins us from Zürich, Switzerland to talk about his experience drumming for jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan, the creation of his electronic project SWIMS, how he’s dealt with the current worldwide situation, and more.

Ep. 31John Longstreth

Meinl Cymbals artist and drummer of Origin - John Longstreth joins us on the Meinl Radio Podcast. Hear John talk about his contributions to the world of metal drumming, mastering the use of drum triggers, his experience with Jiu Jitsu, and more.

Ep. 30Navene Koperweis

Longtime Meinl Cymbals artist and drummer of the band Entheos - Navene Koperweis joins us to share current news about projects, thoughts on touring as a solo act, fusing metal drumming with electronic drumming, and more.

Ep. 29Lil' John Roberts

In this episode of Meinl Radio, Meinl Cymbals artist Lil' John Roberts talks about his experiences recording and touring for acts like Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson, The Fresh Prince, and countless others. Lil’ John also shares thoughts on growing up in the Philadelphia music scene, attending Berklee, and more interesting stories.

Ep. 28Luke Holland

Meinl Cymbals artist Luke Holland sits down with us on the Meinl Radio Podcast. Luke talks about his newest solo project and EP, moving to Los Angeles to pursue a full-time career in drumming, fusing his metal roots with new endeavors in electronic music, and much more.

Ep. 27Art Cruz

Art recently stepped into a new roll as drummer for the iconic metal band Lamb of God, but is also known for his work with groups like Winds of Plague and Prong. Art talks about what he brings to the table with his new full-time gig, what kind of personality you need to be a successful musician on the road, his love of magic, and more.

Ep. 26Aric Improta

Aric is known for his high-velocity and energetic style of drumming across a multitude of different projects such as The Fever 333 and his band Night Verses. Chris and Aric sit down during the 2020 NAMM show in Anaheim, CA for a conversation about his past experience with the Guitar Center Drum-Off contest, making unique drum-related content for his social media channels, combining his love of gymnastics with music, and much more.

Ep. 25Miles McPherson

Miles has played with world famous acts such as Kelly Clarkson and Paramore, but now makes his living primarily as a Nashville session player. Chris sits down with Miles for a lengthy and candid conversation about everything from the inner workings of a Nashville session to their mutual love of Queensryche, and much more.

Ep. 24Siros Vaziri

Siros is an accomplished drummer and online educator from Mariestad, Sweden. Chris and Siros chat about finding his passion in social media, creating a model for his daily lesson subscription service, and more.

Ep. 23Anika Nilles

We talk with Anika about her flourishing career as a solo musician, a few of her non-drumming influences, life outside of music, and her current and future endeavors.

Ep. 22Mark Lewis

Mark is well known for his work with Chimaira, Trivium, Devil Driver, and The Black Dahlia Murder - just to name a few. We talk about his career so far, recording and shaping the sounds a band wants to hear, differences in metal today versus ten or fifteen years ago, and much more.

Ep. 21Richie Martinez

Chris sits down with Meinl Cymbals artist Richie Martinez in Nashville, TN for a candid conversation about Richie’s band Arch Echo, playing and touring with guitarist Tony MacAlpine, knowing and presenting your brand as an artist, and much more.

Ep. 20Dirk Verbeuren

We sit down with Meinl Cymbals artist and Megadeth drummer Dirk Verbeuren for a chat about his career as a leading figure in the world of metal drumming, his work with projects such as Soilwork, Scarve, and Bent Sea, touring and writing with Megadeth, and much more.

Ep. 19Jost Nickel

Jost is most famously the drummer for German supergroup Jan Delay & Disko No. 1, but is also a well-established session musician and clinician. In this interview, we talk with Jost about studying in the US early on in his career, contributions to the world of drumming, recording, and finding the most comfortable gig.

Ep. 18Ralph Peterson

In this episode of the Meinl Radio Podcast, hear Ralph Peterson talk about his relationship with jazz legends Art Blakey and Elvin Jones among many other ground-breaking names, the true meaning of "smooth jazz", parallels between drumming and Taekwondo, and much more.

Ep. 17Jerry Roe

In this episode of Meinl Radio, Chris Brewer sits down with Meinl Cymbals artist and Nashville session drummer Jerry Roe for an inside look at Jerry's life of a working musician, playing in a band with his wife called Friendship Commanders, finding a balance between those activities, and much more.

Ep. 16JP Gaster

We sit down with Clutch drummer and Meinl Cymbals artist JP Gaster for a talk about the band’s own record label Weathermaker Music, how the industry is changing for young bands, influences like Bad Brains and Chuck Brown, and more fun stories.

Ep. 15Thomas Lang

We sat down with Meinl Cymbals artist Thomas Lang at his Los Angeles home studio for a lengthy conversation about a number of topics like his classical training as a music student, being thrust into a top-tier performance environment very early on, technique versus “musicality,” and even a unique story about Charlie Watts.

Ep. 14Harry Miree

Harry is best known for his eclectic personality, impassioned drumming faces, and YouTube channel which showcases performance, educational, and various other content. Harry talks about his humble beginnings as a working musician, moving to Nashville to sustain a career, and much more.

Ep. 13Calvin Rodgers

When Calvin Rodgers came to Nashville to film some video content, we had him in for a podcast too. Chris Brewer sits down with Calvin for a lengthy discussion about his accomplished career so far, the roots of Gospel drumming, playing music in the secular world versus sacred, and plenty more.

Ep. 12Adam Tuminaro

Known also as the Orlando Drummer, Adam runs a popular drum education website called Hear Adam and Chris talk about what it takes to innovate in a competitive online market such as music education, personal practice techniques and concepts, online educator endorsements, and more.

Ep. 11Matt Garstka

In this episode of the Meinl Radio Podcast, Meinl USA artist relations manager Chris Brewer sits down with Matt Garstka for a lengthy discussion about Matt’s newest project called GEM, his biggest drumming influences, mental and physical approaches to music, and much more.

Ep. 10Chris Coleman

Fresh off of the stage from a show with Grammy-winning artist Beck, Meinl Cymbals artist Chris Coleman sits down with Chris Brewer for a talk about his newest gig, broadening career horizons, endorsements, and much more. 

Ep. 9Jimmy Kadesch

Jimmy Kadesch is a long-time Meinl Cymbals artist and the drummer for rapper/songwriter Hoodie Allen. In this episode, Jimmy sits down with Chris Brewer for a lengthy discussion about the beginnings of original drumming content on YouTube, getting the gig with Hoodie, how endorsements affect an artist’s presence, and much more.

Ep. 8Nick Raskulinecz

Chris Brewer sits down for an in-depth interview with Grammy-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Alice in Chains, Rush, Foo Fighters) about recording drums at the legendary studio Sound City, coming up in the Los Angeles music scene, and much more.

Ep. 7Benny Greb

Chris Brewer sits down with Benny Greb during the 2018 Winter Namm show in Anaheim, CA to talk life, self-critique, social media, and much more.

Ep. 6Robert 'Sput' Searight

Meinl Cymbals artist Robert 'Sput' Searight talks life after touring with Snarky Puppy, his own label, the Dallas music scene, endorsements, and more.

Ep. 5Mike Johnston

Chris Brewer talks with Meinl Cymbals artist Mike Johnston of about touring vs. teaching, the current and future state of online music eduction, and much more.

Ep. 4Paris Monster

Chris Brewer sits down with Josh Dion and Geoff Kraly of Paris Monster and discusses how they met, musical inspirations, and the inception of the band.

Ep. 3brann dailor

Chris Brewer sits down with Brann Dailor and discusses the history of Mastodon, repetition of album cycles, and facing personal questions during press interviews.

Ep. 2Damion Reid

Gabriel Harris sits down with Damion Reid and discusses drums, performing in different countries, and his approach to the drum kit.

Ep. 1Matt halpern

Chris Brewer sits down with Matt Halpern and discusses touring with periphery, teaching drum lessons on the road, and entrepreneurship.

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