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New DrumChannel DVDs Distributed by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Thursday, January 17, 2013
Alfred proudly distributes new engaging and educational DrumChannel DVDs, perfect for any drum student and enthusiast. These DVDs feature some of the most world-renowned drummers of today, including Daniel Glass, Terry Bozzio, Alex Acuña, Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, and more.

Great for drummers and music history buffs alike, The Century Project 2-DVD set traces the story of the drumset from its inception at the end of the Civil War (1865) to the dawn of the British Invasion (1965). To bring these musical eras to life, the presentation incorporates eleven stunning vintage drumsets, hundreds of rare product, and vintage catalog shots. Performances from an all-star band are also included, featuring members of Royal Crown Revue, the Brian Setzer Orchestra, the Conan O'Brien house band, and Bette Midler's "Kiss My Brass" Revue. Additionally, the companion DVD TRAPS: The Incredible Story of Vintage Drums (1865-1965) covers an in-depth evolution of the drumset, with an unprecedented collection of vintage, rare, and museum-quality pieces.

Perfect for Alien Ant Farm fans, the Alien Ant Farm: Live from the Drum Channel Studios DVD features the original band members together again; older, wiser, and crazier than ever. Hosted by Terry Bozzio, one of the band’s idols, the DVD features a live DrumChannel show with eight song favorites. Additional content includes a roundtable interview and a drum lesson from Alien Ant Farm drummer Mike Cosgrove. Drummers and music lovers will delight in the Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Tony MacAlpine & Derek Sherinian: InstruMENTAL Inspirations DVD, featuring an amazing performance by these legendary drummers at the DrumChannel studios, complete with interviews.

Drum students will especially benefit from the Efrainization -- Efrain Toro, Terry Bozzio, and Alex Acuña DVD, featuring drum masters Efrain Toro, Terry Bozzio, and Alex Acuña as they improvise an amazing hour long compositional performance. For additional insight, the performance is followed by another hour of in-depth, philosophical discussion of rhythm, music, and conceptual subjects. The DVD also includes a 20-minute "Bonus Jams" with Alex, Efrain, and tabla virtuoso Satnam Ramgotra. Students looking to expand their style might find the Zigaboo Modeliste: The Originator of New Orleans Funky Drumming DVD to be one of the most beneficial instructional resources of their drumming career. The DVD features master funk drummer Zigaboo Modeliste throughout his life, with insight on his drumming style and technique. Footage also includes Zigaboo’s legendary recordings with the legendary funk band The Meters.

The new DrumChannel DVDs are now available for $19.95-$24.95 each at music retail stores and at alfred.com/drums.