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Sting Upsets Anti-Drug Groups With Marijuana Stance

4/1/2010 9:10pm EDT
Sting
Sting has angered anti-drug groups by adding his name to the campaign to legalize marijuana in America.

As politicians in many states, including California, consider legalising pot, celebrities have come out in support of the suggested legislation.

And Sting wants America to spend the money it uses in the war on the drug on poverty and environmental issues instead.

In a post on his blog, the former Police singer writes, "The War on Drugs has failed - but it's worse than that. It is actively harming our society. Violent crime is thriving in the shadows to which the drug trade has been con...
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Drum Solo: One On One With Snow Patrol's Jonny Quinn

11/6/2009 5:00pm EST
Snow Patrol pictures
Starpulse's Ashley Demma recently caught up with Snow Patrol drummer, Jonny Quinn, and the two talked about 'unsung heroes', influences, and what's next for the band...

Starpulse: So you've been drumming with Snow Patrol for nearly 15 years…why do you think it is that drummers are the "unsung heroes" of bands? You're the backbone of the band!

Jonny Quinn: I dunno! It takes work to be the drummer. We keep the beat. People forget about us.

Who are some of your favorite drummers who've influenced you?

JQ: Oh man, Ginger Baker (Cream, Blind Faith), Louie Bellson, Stewart Copelan...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 16

7/16/2009 3:00am EDT
Will Ferrell
Happy Birthday to 80s teen star Corey Feldman (1971), funny guy Will Ferrell (1967), English musician Fatboy Slim (1963), "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" actress Phoebe Cates (1963), Police drummer Stewart Copeland (1952), actor Ruben Blades (1948), reggae singer Desmond Dekker (1941), actress/dancer Ginger Rogers (1911; d. 1995), and silver screen legend Barbara Stanwyck (1907; d. 1990).

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A List of The Most Identifiable And Influential Drummers Of Our Time

7/16/2008 10:33am EDT
Keith Moon
Even though drummers are beat makers of a band, the recognition they often get is nothing compared to that of the lead singer and resident guitarist who both tend to attract the most attention at first. The best thing about drummers is that whatever band that they are in, they are uniquely appropriate for that particular band. For example, Ringo Starr's drumming is perfect for The Beatles, but his style would be considered unimaginable behind any Rolling Stones songs. Here's our thumbs up list to some cool Rock Drummers who we feel are immediately identifiable for their drumming techniqu...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 16

7/16/2008 3:00am EDT
Stewart Copeland
Happy Birthday to 80s teen star Corey Feldman (1971), funny guy Will Ferrell (1967), English musician Fatboy Slim (1963), "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" actress Phoebe Cates (1963), Police drummer Stewart Copeland (1952), actor Ruben Blades (1948), reggae singer Desmond Dekker (1941), actress/dancer Ginger Rogers (1911; d. 1995), silver screen legend Barbara Stanwyck (1907; d. 1990), and notorious baseball legend "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (1889; d. 1951).View more Celebrity Birthdays

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Primus Front Man Les Claypool Set To Release Solo Tour DVD, 'Fancy'; Win It

5/30/2007 8:00pm EDT
Les Claypool
(Los Angeles, CA) - On May 29, renowned bassist and legendary Primus frontman Les Claypool released Fancy (Prawn Song), his first solo live concert DVD from his 2006 summer tour with his latest group of accomplished players. A major market tour commences May 23 in Minneapolis and wraps July 14 at the All Good Music Festival in Masontown, WV.

Fancy shows the latest band at its peak performance. With long time associates Skerik on sax and Mike Dillon on vibes, marimba and percussion (both of Garage a Trois and Critters' Buggin'), the band is rounded out by Cake drummer Paolo Baldi and mu...
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