Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Special Thank You this morning going out to Jules Radino of Blue Oyster Cult. Last month the band was featured in the AT &T Audience Network Concert Series, and they performed Agents Of Fortune in it's entirety. Jules used his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 which has been his main snare on the road for several years now. He has also performed live with Blue Oyster Cult and his additional projects with his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15 & 4 x 15.

I got to know Jules through long time supporter and pal-Monte Yoho of The Outlaws. Have had a lot of good times with him and the band. I always look forward to seeing them because it is such a guaranteed great time. And, as this clip illustrates, they unfailingly show why they are one the greatest bands in Rock history.

See you soon Jules!

Sunday, October 23, 2016


Sending out an enormous THANK YOU! to Frank Vilardi for sending me this gift of a Leedy Broadway Standard dated May 1948 this week. You really blindsided me with this Frank, and I am just floored. This drum is all original and mint. I took the batter head off and I am quite sure it has never been off since 1948. Incredibly thoughtful, and again...Cannot tell you how thrilled I am to have this drum. It is in the right place....Trust me!
Frank is a long time supporter of Beier Drums, and someone who took time out for my gear from the beginning. He spent years touring the world with Jewel, and also with Donny Osmond. His gig now for many years has been with the Bacon Brothers. Have had a lot of great times with these guys, and they are just an awesome band from A-Z. Frank also has three of my drums, and always tours with the 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 & 6.5 x 14.
Thanks Again Frank! Will see you soon....

Saturday, October 22, 2016

GARRETT GOODWIN-2016 STORYTELLER TOUR-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 14, 6.5 X 14, 4 X 15.....

Several weeks ago, and for the second time on Carrie Underwood's Storyteller Tour, I got to see Garrett Goodwin live. This time it was in Milwaukee at the Bradley Center, and as anyone might expect, it was an incredible display from a show standpoint, and most importantly...From a talent standpoint.

You don't see many tours like this these day's, and this one will go down as one the best ever in scope & performance. Carrie Underwood's vocals are so good, it is almost beyond reason at times. Add in her grace, class, & humbleness on stage, it makes her already mythological in Country Music. 

Garrett Goodwin has been behind the kit with her for almost a decade now, and there is no doubt he is one of the great performers today. The set-up of his kit, which has been commented on many times...is one the most unique in all of music. And like all great drummers do....he moves around it and through it, effortlessly & perfectly. IOW....This guy does not miss. This last show I had a really good angle on the stage, and could watch him play more closely. It was simply unreal. Him & the entire band are as they say...Like clockwork. Every single one of them is a world class musician, and this is one of the best bands not only in Country Music, but in ALL of music today.

Garrett has used the 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14, 6.5 x 14 live for this tour for the show, and also started up with a 4 x 15 in the last several weeks. Regarding the 4 x 15, he mentioned to me that he was "Lovin the snare!". That was very welcome news here.

Thank You Garrett for your time, and for using my gear. I really, really appreciate everything....    

Friday, October 21, 2016


Big Thank You going out to Mike Hansen (Plenty Heavy, Hurricane, Steve Vai, George Lynch) this morning. Greg Marra's band, Plenty Heavy, has a new single that is being released worldwide today: "Another Bad Day", and Mike used his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15 on it.

The 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15 is Mike's primary drum for live performance and studio work. And as I have told him many times...The way he has the drum set up and tuned....It is perfect. He uses Aquarian Vintage heads which I am huge fan of also.

Congrats you guys on another release....And again to you Mike for keeping the drum in constant use..


"Liv On" is a collaborative effort recently released that features Amy Sky, Olivia Newton John, & Beth Nielsen Chapman. This is a wonderful project, & the  record "Is intended to aid & comfort those experiencing grief & loss , while using the power of music to heal".... 

Mark Beckett used his 1.5 Steel--4 x 15 on this entire record, & he also uses it live exclusively with Olivia in Las Vegas, and on the road. 

Thank You Mark as always....And Congratulations to these ladies on this release...  

Thursday, October 20, 2016


From the first time I talked to Theo Brown, we have been pals. He is just one of those drummers that is interested in anything & everything drums, is amazingly knowledgeable, and just is an all-around great person to deal with. He plays a Beier 1.5 Steel--8 x 15 equipped with Aquarian Heads, and that is his main go-to drum. 

As a former touring musician coming out of Philadelphia he has performed with Randy Brecker, Eliane Elias, Luther Allison, Bernard Allison, Kenny Neal, and many others. Theo now resides in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with his family, works for Long & McQuade Musical Instruments, and is as active in his pursuits in playing as ever.

He is also 100% responsible for the reason Beier Drums are in Long & McQuade stores across Canada. I have had a really warm reception with that company, and it is without a doubt one of the most professional organizations in this entire industry. No matter who you contact regarding anything...You get an almost instant & complete response. There is a wide array of my drums spread across those stores, and I could not be happier about that.

Thank You Theo Brown for all of your support & enthusiasm for my gear, and  your friendship which I truly value. Yeah, you are my Brother from another Mother....No doubt. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Recently I got to check in with one of my all-time favorite bands, and without a doubt some of the coolest guys in the music business: Firehouse. They are still at the top of their game, and the show, as always, was incredible. 

I am always kind of bouncing off the walls when these guys come around....It is always a great time. My pal Jamo Van de Bogert hooked me up with them some years ago now, and they unfailingly & never cease to amaze me how great of a band they are. This particular tour was their 25th Anniversary Tour, and it was really important for me to see a show on this. I have been a fan since Day 1 of this band.

Michael Foster, long regarded as one of Rock's great drummers, has three of my drums that he has used at select shows live: An earlier Brass snare, a 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 & 6.5 x 15. He also used one on Bill Leverty's solo-instrumental record: "Southern Exposure". This most recent show he used a 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14. I wanted him to give this drum a whirl, and that went incredibly well with a great vibe from his tech Joey Arias, and one of the best FOH guys in the business: Tony Avitar.

Thanks Michael for taking time out which you have since the beginning, and for the T-Shirts. It was great to see all of you. Please do check out Bill Leverty's website & new single "Strong" as well.....