DrumBeat News Vol 8 No 11: Tiger Bill at BB Kings in New York

Tiger Bill Talk

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An Important Message from Tiger Bill

November will be a busy month for me. If you haven’t purchased your ticket to DrumBeat Fest 2009, the first Worldwide Fest of its kind produced exclusively Online, please do it today! Tickets start at only $10.00 and your purchase goes to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in memory of my dad. This year’s Fest features Zoro, Jason Bittner, and more of the world’s greatest known – and soon-to-be-known – drummers in clinic and performance. And don’t miss the Online Drum Auction where you can pick up a great deal on the valuable drum stuff donated by the following generous sponsors of DrumBeat Fest 2009: DRUM! Magazine, Alfred Publishing, Aquarian Drumheads, Audix Microphones, Axis Percussion, Beatnik Rhythmic Analyzers, Dream Cymbals, DrumFun, DW Drums, Evans Drumheads, Hudson Music, ProLogix Percussion, Pro-Mark Drumsticks, Sabian Cymbals, Sonor Drums, and Zildjian Cymbals.

If you’re into Classic Rock style music – and even if you’re not! – and would like to catch me live in concert this month, I’ll be appearing with Vince Martell (legendary lead guitarist from the Vanilla Fudge) at the following locations: C.A.R.E on Saturday, November 7th at the Maranatha Church of the Nazarene in Paramus, NJ. Doors open at 6 PM – $10 donation proceeds to benefit Christian Addiction Recovery Program. Sunday, November 22nd from 4 to 11 PM at the Thirsty Turtle in White Plains, NY for the “Police Officer Needs Help!” LJ Fund Benefit, and two appearances at B.B. King Blues Club in New York City featuring two different performances – The first is on Wednesday, November 25 for the 3rd Annual Bangladesh Revisited All-Star Tribute to George Harrison and the second is on Friday, November 27 for the Jimi Hendrix 67th Birthday Tribute! If you make it out to any of these shows, be sure to stop by and say Hey!

And don’t miss your chance to enter our two cool new contests this month, with prizes courtesy of Alfred Publishing and Hudson Music. And, while you’re at it, why not register for free and make some cash by becoming an affiliate of my online drum shop at DrummersWishList.com. You’ll earn up to 15% commission.

Oh, and last but not least – Watch your email box for a special pre-release offer on my second volume of Tension Free Drumming: Hand Technique DVD and book. You’ve never seen anything quite like it!

Until next time – Have fun, stay well, and stay loose!

What DrumHeads Are Saying…

-Note received from DrumBeat Fest 2009 Ticket Purchaser-

Tiger Bill I think you have a great web site and I think what you are doing to help the Michael J. Fox foundation is terrific.

Russell Seufert

(Note: Above quote used with permission.)

Congrats to the Winners of Last Month’s Contest!

And a Huge THANK YOU! to the following companies for donating last month’s prizes:

ALFRED PUBLISHING Green Day 21st Century Breakdown Drum transcriptions book
HUDSON MUSIC The Best of Modern Drummer Festival 1997-2006 DVD

Enter Our November Contests for Your Chance to Win These Cool, Valuable Prizes!

CLICK HERE for a chance to win Mastering the Tables of Time Book by David Stanoch, courtesy of Alfred Publishing

CLICK HERE for a chance to win Baby Steps to Giant Steps: The Road to Jazz Drumming One Tempo at the Time Book and CD by Peter Retzlaff and Jim Rupp, courtesy of Hudson Music

Note: You must live in the USA or Canada to be eligible to enter these contests.


Here’s your chance to pick up some once-in-a-lifetime deals on top quality cymbals, microphones, Axis pedals, electronic metronome practice pads, drum books, DVDs, and more. Just click the link that follows and email your bid on any and all the items you want. Winners will be notified by email. Place Your Auction Bids to Benefit Parkinson’s Research.


For only $10 you can experience over 4 hours of drum clinics and performances by some of the world’s greatest drummers as many times as you like throughout the entire month of November! And you’ll be helping to rid the world of the horrible disease known as Parkinson’s Disease. This year’s Fest features performance and clinics by Zoro, Jason Bittner, Terry Silverlight, Sherrie Maricle, Bruce Aitken, Wes Crawford, Scott Pellegrom, 8-year-old Michael Manasseh, and Tiger Bill. If you can afford to pay $50 for a premium ticket, in addition to Online access to DrumBeat Fest, you’ll also receive a one-hour private lesson with me, Tiger Bill, either in my studio or over the Web, plus a free one-year subscription to my new Tension free Drumming Online Learning Center! Just click the link that follows to buy your ticket. And thanks so much for your support! Purchase Your Ticket to DrumBeat Fest 2009 Online.

Featured SOLO SPOTS!

Tiger Bill’s Video Drum Lesson: Comparing Your Speed to Buddy Rich – Part 3

Catch me, Tiger Bill, in Concert with the legendary lead guitarist of the Vanilla Fudge, Vince Martell, at the following locations:

Saturday, November 7th at Maranatha Church of the Nazarene in Paramus, NJ. Doors open at 6 PM – $10 donation proceeds to benefit C.A.R.E. – Christian Addiction Recovery Program.

Sunday, November 22nd, at the Thirsty Turtle in White Plains, NY for the “Police Officer Needs Help!” LJ FUND BENEFIT. 4 to 11 PM – $25 per person.

Wednesday, November 25th, 3rd Annual Bangladesh Revisited All-Star Tribute to George Harrison at BB Kings in New York City.

Friday, November 27th, Jim Hendrix 67th Birthday Tribute at BB Kings in New York City.


I’m sure you’re sick and tired of the all of the money-making scams going around the Internet, I know I am! But here’s a legit money-making offer. I know because it’s mine! I’ve had an online store for a number of years but this is the first time I am offering affiliate memberships. Any can register as an affiliate, it’s totally free. If you don’t know what an affiliate is, it is a way of making money by posting either a simple text link or graphic banner on your Website that contains a special affiliate code. When someone clicks on the link on your site, it takes them to my online store where you receive a percentage of the profits from the purchases they make. It doesn’t cost you anything to become an affiliate and you have the potential to make some easy money. As my affiliate you can make as much 15% on any of my own products, such as my Tension Free Drumming DVDs and DrumBeat Fest Ticket Sales, to 5% on third party products that I sell. If you are interested in trying it out, follow the link to my Online Drum Store and click on Become an Affiliate at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions. Or for more details, email me at affiliates[at]tigerbill.com.

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Just Fred. A contribution by my daughter this month.

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Until next time:
Take care, have fun, stay loose, and I’ll see you online!
Tiger Bill

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