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Billy Cam from the Guitar Gods opener!

RDG kickin' some ass at the opener for "Guitar Gods" 2014 tour. Yngwie Malmsteen, Bumblefoot, Gary Hoey!

Billy Cam from the Guitar Gods opener!Finale Ike Turner North Sea Jazz Fest 2002Checkin' in on the mixdown....Ernest Lane "What Kind of Love"Push - Pull MotionSeven in Two grooveDouble Strokes, Flams, Swiss Army TripletsBill Ray Drum Solo   9 3 14

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So...Facebook Helping Itself to Our Bank Accounts Is Now A "Thing"?

Protip: Disassociate your Facebook email address from your Paypal account STAT. Use a different email for your paypal log in and delete the email from PayPal that would be on file with Facebook.

I've always been a fan of Facebook, it's helped me to reach people I'd have otherwise never met. It's revolutionized...


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Some tips for the GC Drum-Off

I have had a long and interesting history with the Guitar Center Drum-Off. In 1989 I had just relocated to the West Coast and somehow I learned that there was a drum solo contest and it was that very day; I called the store and got a slot to play, and tied for first place with another guy. When it was all over, I...


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Backwards Progress or "The Big Sandpile"

Response to a guy on a drum forum who is "giving up" because he "thinks he's not getting any better"

Oftentimes when you feel as if you're getting worse it's not because you are "getting worse" but because your awareness is expanding and you hear more things that you used to didn't perceive.

It's like this- when...


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"Row Your Boat" Onomotopoeia

Playing drums and speaking/singing are somewhat interconnected in that the idea is to create interesting things to say in between the lines of rhythm that are predetermined.

Coming up with cool things to play can sometimes be a little bit daunting because the question begs "where do I begin?". Well for starters,...


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Flat Tire Shuffle

This is a rather brisk rendition of the "Flat Tire" shuffle. It's a rather unique feel and is sort of the "Sunshine of Your Love" or "Bell Bottom Blues" equivalent in the shuffle family because it feels backwards!

Older Stuff I've Done

Ike Turner Vignette on Smithsonian's "Sound Revolution"Objects in MotionFinale Ike Turner North Sea Jazz Fest 2002Blitz Bros - Last House On The Block"Automatico" by Playground Slap feat. Mike KeneallyOB Street Fair 2012Skirt Alert- Bass- Drum SoloMike Watson - Soundcheck 2Checkin' in on the mixdown....

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Bill Ray is an American drummer most known for his work with the late Ike Turner on the Grammy Award winning "Risin' With The Blues" and is also featured prominently in the Smithsonian Channel series "Sound Revolution".

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