As the saying goes, “the beat goes on,” and Guitar Center have done their part to ensure that keeps happening by backing the annual Drum-Off competition amongst drummers. Now in its 27th year, the Guitar Center Drum-Off Finals are set to take place at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia on Jan. 16 at 7PM PT.
While the event is meant to discover a new drumming talent, a number of rockers who know their way around the kit will be on hand to perform at the ceremony. Foo Fighters‘ Taylor Hawkins, Dream Theater‘s Mike Mangini, Marilyn Manson and Team Sleep‘s Gil Sharone, James Brown drummer Clyde Stubblefield and Snarky Puppy and Ghost-Note stickman Robert Sput Searight will all perform during the festivities.
David Lee Roth and Ringo Starr drummer Gregg Bissonette will host the proceedings, which also include the inductions of Jim Keltner and Vic Firth into the Guitar Center’s RockWalk.
This year’s five finalists for the Guitar Center Drum-Off championship include Hilario Bell, Jonathan Burks, Luis Burgos Jr., Brandon Zackey and Tony Taylor. Be sure to come on out and see who takes home the title. Tickets can be purchased here.
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