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Glen Sobel gets all the great gigs and is currently busy touring with both Alice Cooper and The Hollywood Vampires. Glen is now using Vater Xtreme Design 5A with Red Grip TapeDrink and Stick Holders and Stick Bag.  

Glen Sobel has played in a variety of genres including rock, hip hop, pop, metal, punk, and fusion. Recently he has played, toured, and/or recorded with gigs ranging from hard rock (Alice Cooper), pop/r&b (tour with Elliott Yamin- American Idol finalist who topped the Billboard Hot 100), instrumental fusion (Glen played on Paul Gilbert’s DVD), stadium/arena rock (Glen toured in 2010 with Vasco Rossi- Italy’s biggest rock super-star, playing to crowds in excess of 40,000), last minute subbing with some of the industry’s heaviest hitters (Glen subbed a week for Tommy Lee in Mötley Crüe on a few hours notice pulling double duty on the Crue/Alice tour), to studio TV work (Glen plays drums on the new version of the Monday Night Football theme on ESPN).

Recent live events have found Glen playing in the house band backing such heavyweights as Steven Tyler, Rob Halford, Weird Al, Pat Simmons & Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers, Sammy Hagar, Richie Sambora, Joe Lynn Turner, Night Ranger, Jonny Lang, Nils Lofgren, Sarah McLachlan, Nuno Bettencourt, Dexter adn Noodlesof The Offspring, Robbie Krieger of The Doors, Ke$ha, Orianthi, Johnny Depp, Mike Myers and many more.

Glen has conducted and appeared at clinics and drum festivals in many countries. He has established himself as a respected player and teacher in LA and was hired as an instructor at Musician’s Institute (Percussion Institute of Technology or PIT) and also has a regular lesson column in DRUM! Magazine.

In 2016 Glen was voted #1 Hard Rock Drummer in DRUM! Magazine’s Readers Poll. The past couple of years have seen nominations in hard rock / metal categories in readers polls for Modern Drummer, DRUM! Magazine and UK’s Rhythm Magazine.

A seasoned pro with world tour experience, Glen has developed a reputation for being a quick study, known to learn an entire set of material in a day or record a CDs worth of songs on short notice. He spends much of his time in Los Angeles doing sessions for some of the music industry’s top producers. His performances are dynamic and visual and his track record as a session player is impressive.

Xtreme Design 5A
Between a traditional 5A and 5B in the grip. Heavier taper for solid feel. Well balanced, weighted and responsive with a rounded barrel-style wood tip.
16 1/2″ – 41.91cm .580″ – 1.47cm

Red Grip Tape
Linen based Grip Tape is durable, absorbent and dries quickly, while offering a very comfortable grip. Available in Black, Blue, Pink, Red, White and Yellow and is re-usable. Each package contains 4 grips to wrap 2 pairs of sticks. Each grip contains 2 end tapes for extra security on the stick.

Vater products distributed in Australia by Yamaha Music Australia

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