BeatIt at NAMM 2017: An Interview with Gregg Bissonette and Jerry Gaskill
NAMM Show is the biggest and most important event of this type in the world. This concerns all musical instruments imaginable, PA systems, microphones, software or services, which obviously includes the drums. Each year in January, the immense Anaheim Convention Center becomes home to thousands of exhibitors operating in every branch of the music industry and tens of thousands visitors. This year was no exception.
Having limited ourselves and our reports solely to drum-related (which is only natural) we can still say that all the great companies operating in the drumming market (DW, Pearl, Yamaha, Roland, Tama, Ludwig, Zildjian, Paiste, Sabian, Meinl, Vic Firth, Remo, Evans etc.), all those who count in this business (such as Istanbul Agop, Istanbul Mehmet, Aquarian, Craviotto) and those ventures that wish to achieve such a status (e.g. Diril or our countrymen from the Polyend company) attended NAMM 2017 as exhibitors. Also, we must not forget the artists who were present in Anaheim this year. Those included the likes of Billy Cobham, Steve Gadd, Steve Smith, Benny Greb, Vinnie Colaiuta, Mike Johnston, Marvin ‘Smitty’ Smith, Danny Carey, Nicko McBrain, John JR Robinson, Daru Jones, Gregg Bissonette, Rick Latham, Mikkey Dee to name just a few.
An Interview with Dixon endorsers: Gregg Bissonette and Jerry Gaskill
Right after Gregg Bissonette nad Jerry Gaskill‘s impromptu performance, which took place on Saturday the 21st of January at DIXON booth (it is available in its entirety in a separate post on our channel), both artists spared a few moments to give a fresh comment on what had just happened there and reminisce about their time together in the past. We also had a little chat with them about the gear they normally use to do their magic as well as the plans they have for the immediate future.
Drummers and Drummerettes! We give you Gregg Bissonette and Jerry Gaskill in an exclusive interview for BeatIt during NAMM Show 2017!