Nice new magazine pictures plus a little bit of album and gear news

Dublin photographer Dave Kavanagh took some great pictures, including the below, for the German drum magazine, SticksFeaturing my C&C kit, Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Aquarian Heads and DW hardware, you can find more info about my drum set-up in the gear section.

The Sticks interview will be published this autumn.

Graham Hopkins by Dave Kavanagh

Meanwhile, I’m working on the Square Pegs’ debut album which will be out in the coming months. I love this picture of the band, taken by Dara Munnis, at Whelan’s in Dublin.

Square Pegs

I’ve updated the picture gallery section with some shots by Zoran Orlic of behind-the-scenes recording with Glen Hansard in Chicago and there’s some new video clips here, including a great cover of Joe Cocker’s version of With A Little Help From My Friends.

Finally, in the gear section, there’s an update on my restored 1955 WFL Ludwig (also below) while I dug out  a great picture from a 2003 drum clinic I organised which featured Chad Smith and Taylor Hawkins, among others.

WFL 2014

As previously mentioned on these pages, I’m off on tour with Glen shortly, so I’ll keep you posted…