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Recommended Reading Week: A new book on the world’s greatest drum kits

If there is a drummer on your Christmas gift list, consider Crash: The World’s Greatest Drum Kits. It’s full-coloured oversized hardcover book filled with pictures of some of the coolest kits used by the most-revered drummers in music.

Included are setups from Neil Peart of Rush. Ringo Starr and his son, Zak Starkey. Alex Van Halen. Peter Criss of KISS. Keith Moon. Lars Ulrich of Metallica. The book even goes back into the big band era for a look at the set-ups by Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson and more.

If you love drums, you will love this book. Worth the 50 bucks. Trust me.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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