Dennis Leeflang / Ron ” Bumblefoot ” Thal

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Dennis Leeflang was born in the Netherlands where he played with several major metal acts in his late teens and early 20’s before relocating to New York City in 2004. Dennis has been the drummer for Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, lead guitarist for Guns N’ Roses, for the past 12 years, having recorded two full-length albums, numerous singles and toured all over the globe.

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Next to Bumblefoot, Dennis has toured and recorded with the likes of Lita Ford, Within Temptation, Anneke van Giersbergen, Ted Poley (Danger Danger), Milan Polak (Falco), and Tiffany Giardina (Disney).

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When not on the road, Dennis keeps busy doing tons of session work in NYC, from his own studio as well as many of the NYC studios.

Dennis Leeflang Video “REAL”
Endorsements: Drumtacs , Paiste, Vater Drumsticks, Ahead Armor Cases, Q Drum Co.

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N.A.M.M. 2014

What a fantastic trip to California it was ! Bonzo Bash was off the hook , The Randy Rhodes Remembered Event was fantastic and we made some major leaps in the Drumming Community was was the goal … Looking forward to following up on all of our new contacts and endorsements and to build on the growing Buzz that has drummers reaching out to Assume Control ! Look for some major announcements in the up coming weeks and a few surprise endorsing Artists to boot !

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1st Day of N.A.M.M.

 

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Looks like Sunny and 70’s for the opening day at the convention … spent the last 3 days at the Bonzo Bash rehearsals and networking with a few new Endorsers that we will unveil a week or so after the Dust Settles that will blow some of your minds ! A special thanks goes out to Noelle Kim the Sponsor Relations Production guru with the Bonzo Bash for all the courtesy’s extended the last few days … You Rock Noelle ! Got to have Dinner and ahng with Daniel East of the ECI Group and a Super Cool Hang at the Marriot Hotel last night with Cristian , Jimmy Elcock ( Jamie Lynn Spears ) Zac Slade Holliday ( Drum Tech ) and Jeff Brown ( Casey James ) and yours truly … Gearing Up and Heading out to the Convention Floor !

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Drumtacs during NAMM

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Fridays delivery’s have gone out in the Post and I would greatly appreciate everyone’s Patience while we are out at the Greatest Gathering of Musicians and Merchants on the Planet at N.A.M.M. !  If anyone is in the area of Anaheim at the convention I will have a limited supply on hand for retail.

( I will be checking Emails every morning before heading over to the Convention Center so drop me a line if you would like to grab some while you are there (save on shipping costs) … We are a Non Exhibiting Company this year but I will have a “Stash” available !  )

Don’t forget we are a Sponsor at the Bonzo Bash in Santa Ana Jan 23rd !

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And are helping to Host the V.I.P. Pussy Whipped Party Jan 24th !

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And will be Rocking at the Randy Rhodes Remembered event Jan 25th. !

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I will resume orders on Jan 28th after returning from California !

I appreciate your understanding and am blown away by the emails and requests in the last few days since our announcement of availability in the United States .

I am excited to announce that we are working on direct Retail in the UK , Netherlands and Australia also … #AssumeControl

JC

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Gearing Up for NAMM …

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A couple more days of preparation and then its off to North Hollywood for rehearsals for Bonzo Bash , Dinners and Networking with some of the Worlds Greatest Drummers ! Then off to Anaheim for the craziest 96 hours you can imagine under one roof … Pictures and Videos to follow in the upcoming weeks and the official launch of our Retail Web Site … Assume Control my friends !

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook Page for up to the minute updates from NAMM !

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Marc Slutsky / Independent

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Marc Slutsky

As a member of alternative rock band Splender (1998-2003), Marc honed his drumming chops both in the studio and through heavy touring with bands such as Third Eye Blind, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Vertical Horizon. Marc recorded two albums with Splender; 1999’s Halfway Down the Sky (Columbia Records) produced by Todd Rundgren, and To Whom it May Concern produced by Mark Endert on Clive Davis’ J Records in 2001. While in Splender, he also earned the respect and admiration of his drumming peers, receiving write-ups in Modern Drummer magazine.
In addition to Splender, he has also toured and/or recorded with Kylie Minogue, Kate Voegele, Alexa Ray Joel, Delta Goodrem, Todd Rundgren, Jim Mcgorman, Cassadee Pope, Grace Potter, Pink, Hugo, Korbee, Jared Scharff, Drake Bell, Katarina Gleicher,  Ben Jelen, Gavin DeGraw, , Dan Godlin, The Damnwells, Kill The Alarm, G.E Smith (SNL BAND), Katie Herzig, Ryan Star, God or Julie, Krista, Megan McCauley, Wes Hutchinson, Granian, The Niagaras, MisUniverse, Big Dismal, Course of Nature, Torture Sermon, and Chris Grace, among many others.
He has appeared extensively on TV including shows such as X-Factor, The View, Good Morning America, Queen Latifah Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Last Call with Carson Daily, Late Show with David Letterman, Wendy Williams Show, 2010 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting (NBC) with Kylie Minogue, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Marc also offers the service of providing custom drum tracks recorded in his Los Angeles studio, for bands or producers seeking professional-quality tracks. Via the internet, he records for artist/producers all over the world.
Marc currently resides in Los Angeles, California

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Marc proudly endorses –

Yamaha drums, Paiste cymbals, Vic Firth, Drumtacs

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Written by Gail Worley

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