April 2013

Be sure to check out the May 2013 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine as it contains an article that Paul wrote called Live Drum Soloing which can be found in their Education/Rock Perspectives section.May2013_Cover

Modern Drummer is known to be the world’s #1 drumming magazine, be sure to pick up a hard copy of this issue today at any and most retail bookstore outlets.

March 2013

Paul Wandtke will be making his Broadway debut this year for the hit musical ROCK OF AGES.10

Word’s from Paul:

“Dude, no freaken way, I just came home from a cruise contract and my friend that I toured with in Kill Hannah during The Smashing Pumpkins tour, recommended me to the producer of Rock of Ages. I asked for a recommendation from Mike Mangini and he wrote a nice testimonial about my playing. I forwarded the testimonial to the producer, then boom I got a phone call and got the gig! I’m so stoked to be able to rock the stage for this awesome musical. Who could ask for more? Rocking 80’s tunes all the while getting a steady paycheck; priceless! I too will also dedicate my time, writing my debut album for Dead Original, please keep up with me as I want to take over the world with my original music” ~Paul Wandtke

Special thanks to Mike Mangini (Dream Theater, Extreme, Berklee Professor) and Maddox (Kill Hannah/Touring Rock of Ages).

“Beyond possessing just talent, Paul Wandtke’s work ethic and effort to get a drumming job done quickly will equal or surpass anyone else’s. Even more importantly, he will do it with respect to those around him and to the music.”

—Mike Mangini (Drummer for Dream Theater)

Paul Wandtke on Evans Drum Heads

Also special thanks to Justin at the Music Garage and Vic at Vic’s Drum Shop for reserving some rehearsal time to help prepare Paul for Rock of Ages! You guys rock!

In case you’ve missed, check out Paul Wandtke’s new Modern Drummer Blog, click HERE

February 2013

P@ulE launches his own original music project called Dead Original. This project features P@ulE as the primary vocalist and songwriter. Check out his Modern Drummer blog where he talks about Dead Original.
Dead Original- Crazy About You “Official Music Video” 

I want Dead Original to be the staple of who I am. I feel there have been a lot of nameless artists over the past two decades, it’s my hope to develop a sound and band that is all it’s own. A band that uses and plays real instruments and doesn’t rely on beat machines, backing tracks ect ect. I feel like there’s been a void since the 90’s of good passionate rock. So far what I’ve released are simply demo songs, I’m currently trying to let my circle of people know that I am in fact serious about this project. It’s my hope to get Dead Original to a national touring level; I would love nothing more than to write inspiring music and to have the opportunity to travel the world doing it. I come from a blue collar family and so I have been using all of my work for hire drumming profits to help launch DEAD ORIGINAL. Please support by sharing my debut music video and by giving a like to my new artist/facebook page at http://facebook.com/paulemusic

~P@ulE