News-Doug Wimbish and Will Calhoun to get their own rooms at School of Rock

Doug_Wimbish150Doug Wimbish, Will Calhoun to get their own rooms at School of Rock

Dedication ceremony for Living Colour musicians to take place Dec. 20

By Mindy Rochwerg
December 10, 2014

On December 20, the School of Rock in Rockville Centre, NY, and Caelum Music Production will be honoring Living Colour drummer Will Calhoun and bassist Doug Wimbish by dedicating a room to each of them.

Wimbish’s resume includes pop and mainstream rock, heavy metal, funk and experimental music session work, including recording albums with the likes of Madonna, Annie Lennox, Mick Jagger, the Rolling Stones, Ron Wood, Seal and Joe Satriani.  He is also widely known for his work as bassist for the legendary rap label, Sugar Hill, and for the Grammy award winning band, Living Colour.

Doug’s website, says he “a bass player known for his versatility, use of bass effects, extended hand techniques and is considered a pioneer in hip hop bass playing for his work with Sugar Hill Records.”  The site also states that both Wimbish and Calhoun “actively support and nurture local communities with events and activities that further youth music education including Doug’s ‘WimBash Music Festival Series’.”

The musicians have been actively involved in the school and have an “ongoing partnership” with its general manager and owner Monica Rubin, who said about the pair:

“Will, Doug and I all share the same passion about providing young artists an opportunity to create and learn about music. ” She added, “My son said the kindest and truest thing about Will: ‘one of the great things about Will is that he remembers what it is like to be 13 and want to play music.’”

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony prior to the room dedication, followed by performances by Wimbish and Calhoun, as well as Troy, The Inoculated Canaries and Craving Strange.

 

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See our exclusive FBPO interview with Doug, too!

 

Jon Liebman
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