Nov 052015

m-glensobel2Video footage of Alice Cooper drummer Glen Sobel‘s October 24 performance at the 2015 Cascio Interstate Music‘s 15th annual DrummerFest in New Berlin, Wisconsin can be seen below. Sobel was on a short break from his current tour with Alice as special guest on Mötley Crüe‘s “The Final Tour”. Also performing that day were Peter Erskine (Weather Report, Steely Dan), Sean Fuller (Florida, Georgia Line), Raymond Massey (The Wooten Brothers) and percussionist Glen Caruba (Jimmy Buffet).

One of the largest drum events in the U.S., Cascio Interstate Music‘s DrummerFest has hosted many of the industry’s top drummers and percussionists. Previous years have seen performances by such heavyweights as Gene Hoglan (Death, Testament, Dethklok, Strapping Young Lad), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree), Thomas Lang (Stork, Paul Gilbert), Hannah Ford (Prince), Todd Sucherman (Styx) and many more. Continue reading »

Dec 142013

m-glensobel2Alice Cooper drummer Glen Sobel — whose other credits include Vivian CampbellImpellitteri, Beautiful CreaturesSixx: A.M. and Paul Gilbert— will enter the studio on Monday, December 16 to begin tracking songs for Def Leppard and Last In Line guitarist Vivian Campbell‘s forthcoming solo record. Sobel is a member of Campbell‘s club band, Sir Sodoff & The Trainwrecks, which can be seen playing shows around the Los Angeles area.

Campbell revealed via his Facebook page that he is making a rock record which will contain “lots of guitar.” He adds: “I intend to sing [on the album]. However, I may ask a real singer to help out if I fail miserably at the demo stages.” Continue reading »

Mar 112013

m-glensobel2Alice Cooper drummer Glen Sobel — whose other credits include Impellitteri, Vivian CampbellBeautiful CreaturesSixx: A.M. and Paul Gilbert— has posted video of his recent appearance at the Tam Tam Drum Festival in Néris Les Bains, France. The event concluded with late-night set and Sobel joining the French house band for a cover of the Deep Purple classic Burn at 3 a.m. in front of a packed house.

Sobel also conducted a master class/clinic earlier in the afternoon, followed by a late-night performance where he played to tracks by Alice Cooper and former Michael Jackson guitarist Jennifer Batten, Continue reading »

Feb 072013

m-glensobel2Alice Cooper drummer Glen Sobel — whose other credits include Impellitteri, Vivian CampbellBeautiful CreaturesSixx: A.M. and Paul Gilbert— was interviewed by Full Metal Rock‘s Craig C. at the Mapex booth at this year’s NAMM [National Association Of Music Merchant] show, a massive music-products convention that took place January 24-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below.

Sobel debuted his new Mapex MyDentity drum set on the Alice Cooper “No More Mr Nice Guy 2012” tour. Continue reading »

Dec 062012

Alice Cooper drummer Glen Sobel — whose other credits include Impellitteri, Vivian CampbellBeautiful CreaturesSixx: A.M. and Paul Gilbert— has uploaded drum-cam footage of the song Dirty Diamonds from the very last show of the 2012 Cooper tour in Indio, California. The concert marked the end of a six-month run, which saw Sobel missing five weeks in the middle due to a neck injury before returning at the beginning of the fall leg.

Cooper will host the 12th annual Christmas Pudding charity event this Saturday, December 8 at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix. The event will see Alice and his band backing up and playing host to special guests Sebastian Bach, former Eagles guitarist Don Felder, and once again, Johnny Depp on guitar. Depp joined Alice and company on stage for eight songs in Los Angeles last Thursday at The Orpheum Theater. Continue reading »