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Coffee Time News

Coffee Time News has developed a great relationship with the drumming community and our student-journalists have interviewed drummers from all over the world.  We have collected all these interviews and put them in this special section that is purely dedicated to the driving force of music: drummers!  Check out who we have interviewed so far and what you can learn from these talented drummers.

Issue # 1 - Adonis Rose

Adonis Rose

Adonis Rose has won a Grammy among many other accomplishments.  Hailing from the great city of New Orleans, Mr. Rose's work can be found on over 50 recordings, and he is also the Artistic Director for the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.

Three Questions That Are Answered In This Interview:

1- What kind of music was jazz in its early days?

2- Why is music a good forum for dealing with social issues?

3- Where did Mr. Rose go to school?

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Issue # 3 - Cherisse Osei

Cherisse Osei

Cherisse Osei's resume is full of amazing accomplishments, including playing with Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music fame, Paloma Faith and being a current member of the iconic band Simple Minds.

Three Questions That Are Answered In This Interview:

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     1- What is the best way for a young musician to start his/her career?

     2- What has she learned by working with Jim Kerr and Bryan Ferry?

     3- What is the formula for success in the music industry?

Learn more about Cherisse Osei by visiting these websites:  

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Joe Tomino

Joe Tomino is a versatile drummer who plays a wide variety of music including rock, jazz and punk.  His skills put him in high demand and his credits include performing with Matisyahu, Lady Gaga, The Fugees, Mike Patton, Easy Star Allstars, Elliot Sharp, Wayne Krantz, Blondie and Battle of Mice.  His ninety-minute interview with Coffee Time News yielded a fascinating interview for our readers to enjoy.  

Three Questions That Are Answered In This Interview:

1. What is the best way for a fan to support a musician and his/her work?

2. What is the most important thing in Mr. Tomino’s life?

3. What are the benefits of online platforms for musicians?

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Learn more about Joe by visiting these websites: 

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Michael Shrieve

Michael Shrieve's accomplishments span decades and include being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and being considered by many music experts to be one of the best drummers of all time.  He took time out from his busy schedule to meet with us and Mr. Shrieve's patience and generous nature provided Coffee Time News with an interview full of memorable stories and wonderful wisdom. 

Three Questions That Are Answered In This Interview:

1. Which band did Michael Shrieve perform Boom Ba Ya Ya with?

 

2. Which Mick Jagger albums did Michael Shrieve perform on?

 

3. Which bands have Michael Shrieve’s good friend Matt Cameron played with?

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Learn more about Michael by visiting these websites: 

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Albert Bouchard

Interviewing Albert Bouchard was an experience full of smiles and positive energy from a man who is so clearly fueled by his absolute love of music.  Our interview delves heavily into his years with BOC and his incredible work on the album Imaginos and also looks at his friendship with the much-loved Allen Lanier and his current work with the Dictators.  We hope this interview brings as much joy to our readers as it brought to us.

Three Questions That Are Answered In This Interview:

1- What is the origin story behind BOC's awesome track Death Valley Nights?

2- How does he look back on his creative masterpiece Imaginos?

3- How does he feel about the concept of "musical taste"?

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Learn more about Albert by visiting these websites: 

Clare Moore

Clare Moore's long career as a musician has established her in the Australian music scene and she brought the best of Australia to our interview with her charm and warmth, her unique catchy music and all the contributions she has made to both her country and its one-of-a-kind music.

Three Questions That Are Answered In This Interview:

1. Who are Deniz Tek and Victor Van Vugt?

2. How has the role of women in music changed over the years?

3. How has Ms. Moore utilized technology to work with musicians from around the world?

Learn more about Clare by visiting this website: 

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