A/Bloodhound Gang drummer Adam Perry continued his workaholic ethos by launching BandApp. Branded as the new mobile MySpace. Perry has put a ton of effort into the app, with record deals, tours and more on offer for successful acts.
With the nights drawing in and the weather turning decidedly dodgy, one piece of news really gave us a much-needed boost. Yes, Rush are returning to the UK. Neil Peart and co announced a batch of 2011 dates. Booya.
November also saw Dave Phillips drop his gorgeous coffee table book A Drummer’s Perspective. Crammed-full of shots taken from a drummer’s eye view, this one looks absolutely stunning and it helped us through a particularly painful issue deadline. Result.
The Mike Portnoy saga reared its head once again, with Portnoy telling us ahead of Avenged’s stunning co-headline Birmingham show with Stone Sour that they were “taking baby steps” together, and his future was in the band’s hands. He’d be in there full-time then, surely?
Veteran session ace Clem Cattini raised a call to arms this month in a bid to save the 100 Club. Clem called on some of the “rich guys” to put their hand in their pockets and dig out some change to save the iconic venue. Well said, Clem.