Jane’s Addiction Drummer Announces MS Event

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Stephen Perkins

This is kinda cool. And yes, I know Jane’s Addiction isn’t metal — but they helped carve a path for more intense rock music (and hence, metal) to receive record label attention during the 1990s.

Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins will lead the Beat MS Drum Circle on August 10 at the Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, California.

He says:

“MS has hit three family members of mine — yeah, three! I’m hitting back! For me, playing the drums feels so good, it’s medicine.

“Let’s bang some drums together and make some noise… Join me at the Beat MS Drum Circle!”

Perkins, feeling very adamant about healing and helping people that suffer from MS, put a lot of thought into this day and has arranged with his endorsements to be involved.

Remo has generously donated the drums, shakers and maracas. ProMark has also sent a case of his signature sticks for Perkins to be able to give away as a gift to the MS people that come and he will be signing them as well as lending a hand in the drumming to heal.



Drum circles are very therapeutic for both the person with the disease, as well as the family members and caregivers. It is a time to let go and feel the power of the energy that drums give.

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