Las Vegas, NV- July 2017 - The Gallery of Music & Art in Las Vegas is proud to present, in its’ North American premiere, Summer of Drumming: an exhibition of extraordinary artwork by Rock Icons Steve Smith, Steven Adler, Carl Palmer, Bill Ward, Chad Smith, Dave Lombardo and Chad Sexton. The Artists will be making special in-gallery appearances on during the summer months to be announced mid-July 2017. All appearances are complimentary and open to the public when announced. All Artwork is presently on exhibition and available for acquisition July 1st through October 1st, 2017 during Gallery Hours 10 am to 11 pm daily. This is a do not miss exhibition. The gallery is located within the Forum Shops at Caesars, Terrace Level 3.
Steven Adler is one of the most recognizable figures in rock history. As the founding drummer of Guns N’ Roses, Adler has toured the world, sold millions of records, and is a part of the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame. His influence on countless drummers is undeniable as is his unmistakable swing that provided the backdrop to some of hard rock’s most revered songs and arguably the most acclaimed album of a genre, “Appetite for Destruction.”
Adler currently resides in Los Angeles, where he has become a best- selling author and tours with his own band, Adler.
STEVE SMITH - JOURNEY
In 2016 Steve rejoined Journey to tour with the group for the first time in 32 years. On April 7, 2017 Steve, along with Journey band members Gregg Rolie, Aynsley Dunbar, Neal Schon, Ross Valory, Jonathan Cain and Steve Perry, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
As a drummer, Steve Smith has worked for, and with, the best. He is consistently pushing the boundaries of creative drumming and constantly expanding his strong musical voice at the top of the international drumming community. As an educator, Smith is both the eternal student and perpetual teacher of the drums. His highly lauded educational DVDs The Art of Playing with Brushes and Drum Legacy-Standing on The Shoulders of Giants, are state of the art showcases of his playing and teaching skills. He is one of the few drummer- bandleaders who continues to bring world- class bands to all corners of the globe with a tireless regime of live performances.
For 45 years, drummer Bill Ward has dedicated much of his creative life to rhythm. Ward’s career has taken him to every corner of the planet, with millions of records sold and a recording legacy that includes some of the most acclaimed recordings in the heavy metal genre.
With his art collection “Absence of Corners,” Ward ventures beyond sound into the visual realm with his rhythm-on-canvas artwork. The collection is a highly personal one and remarkably limited.
CARL PALMER - EMERSON LAKE & PALMER
As drummer for Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Asia, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster and the Carl Palmer Band, Palmer has significantly impacted the sound of popular music and the rhythmic boundaries within. He serves as the benchmark for a loyal legion of aspiring drummers worldwide, as he stylistically fuses the influences of jazz, classical, pop and art rock into a significant sound. To date, Palmer has sold nearly 50 million records.
Over the last 5 years, Palmer has focused a significant amount of time to his art career. Working with art team SceneFour, Palmer is one of the pioneers of the rhythm-on-canvas medium.
CHAD SEXTON - 311
311 drummer Chad Sexton is one of the finest and most acclaimed rock drummers of his generation. With more than 9 million albums sold and over 1700 shows, 311 is one of the most seasoned recording and touring bands in their genre. Not only does Chad play a vital part in the onstage sound of 311, he also contributes significantly to the band’s songwriting and studio production.
Through his work with 311, Sexton is known for his distinctly high-tuned snare, tight rolls, respect of space, precise grooves, and snare/bass drum interplay.
CHAR SMITH - RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
Over the last three decades, Chad Smith has become one of the most recognizable figures in rock and rhythm. As drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, he’s sold more than 80 million albums and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. With super-group Chickenfoot and the Bombastic Meatbats, he’s expanded into a variety of musical genres with an extraordinary assortment of collaborators. And with his art collection “Parallax,” he moves from sound to sight through sophisticated technology to visually harness his preternatural drum skills, previously seen only through sound, now rendered gloriously visible.
DAVE LOMBARDO - SLAYER & SUICIDAL TENDENCIES/DEAD CROSS
Dave Lombardo has been at the forefront of rhythm for more than three decades. He is the architect for an entire approach to drumming with a vast recording history stretching into a multitude of genres and legendary projects. To millions, Lombardo is known as the “Godfather of the Double Bass,” and the creator of thrash metal and speed metal drumming through his work as one of the founding members of Slayer. Lombardo’s musicianship, diverse tastes, and recording legacy stretch far and wide. He is a member of Fantomas, as well as a member of Suicidal Tendencies. He is currently the founding drummer of Dead Cross featuring Mike Patton on vocals.