Recording drum legend Russ Miller takes us through his studio in 7 videos. These interviews are the context of Drummerszone's Fundamental Drum Tutorials with Russ...
Recording drum legend Russ Miller takes us through his studio in 7 videos. These interviews are the context of Drummerszone's Fundamental Drum Tutorials with Russ Miller.
All videos are recorded at Russ Miller's studio in Los Angeles. We launch 7 interview topics because with Russ, every single bit of interview data is a drum and music lesson on itself.
With that: on Drummerszone.com we feature 'The Russ Miller Fundamental Drum Tutorials' drum lessons. Drum lessons from a true drum master that has recorded solo albums with other legendary drummers the likes of Steve Smith, Zoro, Pete Lockett, JR Robinson, Jeff Hamilton, Kirk Covington, Johnny Rabb, Steve Gadd, Akiro Jimbo, Wolfgan Haffner and many more.
Jump in, and learn and laugh with the stories and lessons of the drummer that you are listening to when binging the next Continuum or Tyrant season.
Unique content from the drummer recording hit songs and movies for Hilary Duff, Tina Turner, Nelly Furtado, Pink, Christina Aguilera and movie composers Jeff and Michael Denna.
All Russ Miller Studio Interviews
This video is the ultimate fun for drummers! Legendary drummer Russ Miller stores all his drums in this room and knows exactly where every drum is. Russ stores his drums and instruments in this room and the fun here is the cool stories behind all the snare drums. The real treat here is the story about the unique Pork Pie snare drum with Jeff Porcaro's Blue Color - a story every drummer will enjoy, but notice how it's built!
A few of the magic snare drums in the video
Russ his original 7x12" Custom Yamaha Bamboo snare drum
1953 Slingerland Radio King
1968 Premier Royal Ace
A handmade carbon fiber Hunter drum
Check out Russ his video on this snare which is added to this article as well.
Ludwig and Ludwig Top Hat and Cane - the Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa sound!
***Read more on this unique snare below the video.
Another signature Yamaha Bamboo snare drum
Used on Nelly Furtado's mega selling hit I'm Like a Bird. The 12" version of this snare is used on Lady Marmalade. Imagine being the drummer on that song backing the vocals of Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya and P!nk.
A snare with incredible hand-layed artwork.
Even a copper handmade snare by a pan maker from Italy.
Hence the reasons why this section is named the Crazy Snare Drum Collection.
The Jeff Porcaro Blue
A snare drum made by Bill Detamore from Pork Pie. It has a brass layer sandwiched between two maple layers. Back in the day, Bill Detamore did all the finishes on Jeff Porcaro's drums.
Why this video has a long and weird title? Well, it is how we jokingly named it like this while recording it. We didn't come up with a better one, and for Russ this room is far from chaos - and every self-respecting drummer should understand that!