Glen would like to give a huge thanks to everyone that voted in the recent "Drummies" readers poll held every year by DRUM! Magazine. This year saw Glen receiving the highest honor of #1 Hard Rock Drummer. Glen's been in several readers polls in the past for Modern Drummer, DRUM! and Rhythm UK. However, this is the first time he's hit the number one spot. Glen says "thanks everyone!"
Glen's new weekly gig at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood
When not on tour, Glen can be seen playing every Wednesday in the resident band for SOUND CHECK LIVE held at Lucky Strike Live in the heart of Hollywood. The resident band backs up several big name guests every week that have already included Orianthi, Nuno
Bettencourt, Sebastian Bach, Bryce Soderberg of Lifehouse, Chris Wyse of The Cult and many more. Start time is 9pm. Resident band is- STEVE FERLAZZO (Avril Lavigne band)-keys, music director, CARL RESTIVO (Rihanna, Tom Morello)- lead vox, gtr, STEVE FEKETE (Avril Lavigne band)- gtr and DEREK FRANK (Shania Twain)- bass.
Glen Announces New Endorsement Company
Glen Sobel made an announcement on his Facebook page regarding his switch to DW Drums: “As of January of 2016 I am officially an endorser of DW Drums!! I've been playing their pedals/hi-hat stands for around 16 years so I'm very familiar with this great company. I'm excited to be a part of this new drum family!”
27th Annual Guitar Center Drum Off
Beginning in 1988, Guitar Center has hosted an annual Drum competition for young drummers across the United States. Glen won 1st place in the Drum Off in the nineties. He was asked to participate in the 27th Drum Off as a Judge to determine the winner for 2016.
Regal Tip releases their Signature Stick Performer series featuring "The Sobelizer." It is now available to view on the Regal Tip website.
Maui Food Drive Benefit Concert
Glen plays alongside Steven Tyler, Michael McDonald, Sammy Hagar, Pat Simmons, Dave Murray, Alice Cooper and more at Shep Gordan’s annual Maui Food Drive benefit concert in Maui, Hawaii. Just push play to watch Glen perform "Jaded" by Aerosmith with Steven Tyler and the rest of the Alice Cooper band.
Cascio Interstate Music Drum Festival
See video of Glen performing at the Cascio Interstate Music Drum Festival 2015 on Oct 24. One of the biggest drum events in the US, the lineup also featured Peter Erskine (Weather Report, Steely Dan), Sean Fuller (Florida Georgia Line), Raymond Massey (The Wooten Brothers) and Glen Caruba (Jimmy Buffett).
Glen Plays 5 Shows with Mötley Crüe
Glen ended up finishing out the remaining 5 shows with Mötley Crüe on the Fall US / Canada run for October. After some medical treatment Tommy Lee is expected to return to the kit for the Europe run of this tour which begins Nov 2nd in the UK. Watch a video of Glen performing "Home Sweet Home" in the Crüe's nest with Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars and Vince Neil.
Glen Fills in for Tommy Lee
Glen fills in for Tommy Lee in Mötley Crüe due to a case of inflamed tendinitis in Tommy's wrist. Yesterday in Buffalo, NY Glen got the call to fill in that night and pull double duty. After spending the afternoon making notes on Crue's set...
he rocked with Alice and then immediately after with Vince, Mick and Nikki while Tommy was on the sidelines talking to Glen through his in ear monitors and giving cues on parts of the show. We wish Tommy a speedy recovery! Glen is no stranger to playing in pain while on tour and was happy to step up and help save the show.