Two years ago my friend Gary from my local rock station had a little idea to call me and chat on-air about what was happening in my world. Very casual. We had a load of fun so he called me the next week and we did the same thing. Then listeners started sending in questions and requests and next thing we knew, we had a weekly segment known as “KD and Me”. We’d talk music, law, family, whatever. Anyway, long story short – it’s become a bit of a thing and we just celebrated our 100th episode!! Here’s to little ideas that become something big
It’s not every day you get a letter from a legend. No, not Taylor Hawkins (that would be cool), but Fred Gretsch, whose name was on the front of my drums for over a decade. Mr. Gretsch had been reading articles on my website (!) and then up & called me the other day (!!). I gave him some impromptu legal advice, and he wrote me this letter. Now I’ve got an open invitation to come stay with his family down in Georgia. Time for a road trip!!
I never attended drum clinics when I was starting out, probably because I was too shy or scared or didn’t have the money. So that’s why this – my first ever drum clinic – is aimed at every kid in Saskatoon, no matter what your level. Maybe you’ve never had a lesson before. Perfect. Maybe you’ve never even played drums before. Perfect. Come hang and talk music, and I’ll tell you how it changed my life. Oh and it’s free. See you Saturday!!
We just got off stage at the Brandt Centre in Regina opening for Judas Priest, and it was one of the best shows of our career!! Rob Halford came to our dressing room before the set and introduced himself, and knew our names (!) and a bit about the band. What an honour, and what a true gem of a man. So humble and kind. What a legend.
We head to Winnipeg for another date with the metal gods, then back home for a few weeks off before our national headlining tour. But for now, just soaking this in. What a feeling.