|Birth name||Ron (Rony) Thaler|
|Also known as||Blondie Boy|
|Genres||Rock, Pop, Americana, Folk, R&B, Funk, Jazz, Instrumental, World Music, Fusion|
|Occupation(s)||Record producer, drummer & percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, music arranger, educator, entrepreneur, spatial sound pioneer|
|Instruments||Drums, percussion, keyboards, backing vocals|
|Labels||JVC, Virgin, EMI, Atlantic, Warner Bros., Epic, Sony, Arista, J, Island/Def Jam, Capitol, EFA, OMD/Universal, Hotwire|
|Associated acts||The Led Zep Project w/Dweezil Zappa, Rob Thomas, Alicia Keys, Kelly Saint Patrick, Lana Del Rey, Jason Yudoff, Sarah McLachlan, Project Grand Slam, John Legend, David Guetta, Traum Diggs, Taj Mahal|
|Website||www.ronthalermusic.com www.electriccitysound.com www.sodaboxmusic.com www.lysten360.com www.soundspherestudios.com|
Ron Thaler is a record producer, recording artist, drummer, composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, musical director, and spatial sound entrepreneur. A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Thaler released an instructional program for drummers called Phraseology And Individuality On The Drumset, and has appeared at international drum festivals and music colleges.
Best known by fans as the drummer on Alicia Keys' double Grammy-award-winning No One and on NBC TV’s Lipstick Jungle, and with three Producer-of-the-Year Grammy ballot nominations and eleven Artist Grammy ballot nominations, Thaler has been a member of a large number of bands and ensembles, and spent a significant amount of his career backing recording artists as a sideman as well as a session player in recording studios, while continuing a busy schedule as a record producer.
Thaler is active in music licensing, publishing and synchronization, through his three firms RTP Music (Canada), Soda Box Music LLC (offices in New York USA and Florence Italy), and Concorde Music Agency SAS based in Bogota Colombia. Thaler is an artist-in-residence and visiting professor at The Collective (New York City), where he teaches music business, music production, the economics of music, music law & contracts, and networking principles, in addition to masterclasses in drum performance and studio recording techniques.
Thaler is a pioneer in the field of 360º immersive sound and spatial music creation, having launched SoundSphere Studios, CineSphere, and Lysten 360 Sound Systems in 2019 with partner Steven Boardman. He has launched educational initiatives in 360º sound at post-secondary facilities in Canada and Colombia, with curriculums focussed on industry transformations taking place in the worlds of spatial sound capture, music creation and 360º immersive sound transmission.
Thaler was 11 years old when he first picked up drumsticks, after playing piano for three years. He joined the high school jazz-band, and played his first professional shows at age 16 with jazz saxophonist Gordon Clements and with The Island Big Band. In his late teens, Thaler moved to Vancouver, Canada and toured with electronica band Moev in support of their release Yeah Whatever (Nettwerk/Atlantic Records) which peaked at number 4 on the Billboard and Rolling Stone music charts, also appearing on three other albums with the group, In and Out (Rebel Records/SPV), Alibis (Nettwerk/Atlantic Records), and the compilation Brave New Waves (CBC/RCA). Thaler worked as in-house drummer and percussionist for various emerging artists on Nettwerk Records, Arista, Sony/ATV, Warner Canada and Atlantic Records, recording at Mushroom Studios, Greenhouse, The Armoury, Little Mountain Sound, and Curryhouse Studio. Thaler recorded with Sarah McLachlan (Arista Records) on her follow-up to Touch , and performed with Ultramarine (Rough Trade/Sire), Mark Hasselbach (Smooth), and Ian McDougall (Concord).
The Evolution of Blondie Boy
In 1993, Thaler began recording at Envy Music House & Ludlow Productions on music jingles for the Cartoon Network, Coca-Cola, McDonald's and ESPN, and performed in Latin-jazz group Conosur along with Manolo Badrena and Al Di Meola, and with Paul Simon/soukous artist Dominic Kanza. In 1994 Thaler recorded the east coast sessions for Arista Records artist Jonathan Robbins album "You Got Me", with drummers Jeff Porcaro and John Robinson tracking drums on the west coast sessions. Ron recorded drumset, percussion, and drum stool on the title track.
As a touring drummer, studio drummer and multi-instrumentalist Thaler has appeared on 450+ recordings, having recorded and performed with Dweezil Zappa, DJ Logic, Bethany Joy Lenz, Taylor Dayne, Sophie B. Hawkins, Jonathan Robbins, Taj Mahal, Moby, Gwen Stefani, Simaku, John Legend, David Guetta, Rob Thomas, Alicia Keys, Ashlee Simpson, Mercedes Ferrer, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Judie Tzuke, Yoko Ono, Diana Krall, Mike Stern, Rufus Reid, and Hiram Bullock. In 2004, producer Arif Mardin exclaimed "...Blondie Boy..." upon Ron's arrival to a recording session (in reference to Eli Wallach calling Clint Eastwood's gun-for-hire character "...Blondie..." in the movie The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly), and the professional name stuck.
Thaler performed with Willie Nelson, Los Lonely Boys, Hank Williams Jr. and 5th Of July at Alltel Stadium during the 2005 Super Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2011, Thaler toured the USA with Anita Prime, Robbie Dupree, Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple) and members of Orleans as part of the 2011 All Star Rock Tour.
Thaler has appeared on CTV's Canada AM, City TV's Out There with Melissa DiMarco, NBC TV's The Ellen DeGeneres Show, TV1 and TV3 New Zealand, Lounge Radio Budapest, Muzic 'N Me Radio (Australia), England's Hot 102.7, CBC TV, MTV and MuchMusic, and has been featured in Modern Drummer Magazine, JazzTimes, Jazziz, Talking Drums, France's L'Est Republicain, New York Times, Pulse Magazine, Canadian Musician Magazine, Batteur Magazine, Australia's DrumScene, Drums Etc., Le Délit Magazine, Rip It Up, Experience Hendrix Magazine, Drum!, NewsBeat, and others. Thaler was also featured in the hardcover book "Sticks "N Skins"  about drummers from around the globe.
Thaler is a multi Grammy-Award nominated producer and arranger, and is a credited songwriter on Kelly Saint Patrick's In The Margins (2009 Grammy ballot for Best New Artist, Best Female Pop Vocal, Producer of the Year), Project Grand Slam's Play (2009 Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist, as well as nominations for Best Pop Instrumental Album and Producer of The Year), Jason Yudoff's Tragic Hero (2008 Grammy ballot for Best New Artist, Album of The Year, Producer of The Year), and also on Alicia Keys No One (2008 Double Grammy winner, #1 Billboard). Thaler credits his time working with producers Phil Ramone, Matt Knobel, Frank Fillipetti, Jerry Wexler, Bruce Fairbairn, and Arif Mardin for teaching him the art of music production, for helping him develop "sonic landscapes... (that are) equal parts analog confection and digital sweetening", and for what the New York Times calls "a virtuosity that touches great depth, eliciting that special emotion from listeners well beyond the mere consideration of technical mastery".
In 2010, Thaler produced and co-wrote Anita Prime's Destiny, Lewis Copeland Roots at Sony/Tree, Oh Hello's One Trick Pony, and Heavy Road's Everything Changed.
In 2011 Thaler produced and co-wrote Anita Prime's single Complicated reaching #3 on Billboard, The Royal Canadians Lonely Whale, a VIMA Album-of-the-Year nominee, Mahavishnu Redefined's Timeless, and Isunray's Balancing Act.
In 2012, Thaler produced and co-wrote Gareth Barker's Hello World, and Project Grand Slam's Spring Dance (Cakewalk Records).
In 2013, Thaler produced Traum Diggs Major Journalism and Martin Rybak's Live For The Day.
In 2014, Thaler produced Darren Hodson & Southern Companion's 1000 Days Of Rain, Eran Phillips' The Beatles Lullaby, and produced and co-wrote several songs on Robert Miller's Twenty.
In 2015, Thaler produced Secondhand Habit's "Chinese Whispers" (Blackstream/Sony), Mark Edwards "Hallelujah Chorus 2.0", Dorothy Melody's "Walk On Water", Nate Jolley's "Love Apocalypto", and contributed vocal production to Joey Clarkson's single "Loving You Is Breaking Me" (37 Records).
In 2016 and 2017, Thaler produced The Run Dogs "The Run Dogs" (RD/MusicBus) as well as a version of Morrisey's "How Soon Is Now" with the band for an NBC/Universal film production, Yola Rage's "Sugar" (AMR/Warner), Andy Pratt's "It's Not The End Of The World" (Columbia Legacy), Kelly Saint Patrick's "Recover" (Willhemina/SBM), country star Amy Jack's "Don't Lose Your Soul Over It" (ESPN), and contributed to new tracks by Shy'm (Warner), Wyclef Jean (Universal), as well as Capcom's game platform "Dead Rising: 4".
Thaler has also produced albums The Led Zep Project w/Dweezil Zappa's Jazzed & Confused, Eric Hill's Second Sight, Elimotion's Elimotion 1, The True Story Band's "Grain" (EFA/JVC), Jeff Fiorello's Jeff Fiorello, Nika Brightn's Television, Amelia Terry's "Road Less Travelled", and others.
Thaler appeared on NBC TV's Lipstick Jungle, a primetime series about New York City socialites with Brooke Shields, Andrew McCarty, Lindsey Price and Kim Raver. He played the drummer in character Shane Healy's (Paul Blackthorne) music band. Thaler had a speaking role as himself, and performed music from Project Grand Slam's Play (see "Producing Career") along with the band, who served as Shane's on-camera band. The show aired for two seasons before being cancelled in 2010.
In 1994 Thaler began performing under his own name, showcasing his original compositions, and would record ...Works (TP Records/OMD) with jazz musicians Ray Anderson, Hiram Bullock, Rick Margitza, Rufus Reid, Adam Rogers, and Oskar Cartaya. The group performed at The Montreal Jazz Festival, The Vancouver Jazz Festival, The Zebrock Festival, and other venues in Canada and France.
In 1997 Thaler formed "The True Story Band", with jazz musicians Mike Stern, Chris Clark, Ron Bertolet and Jeff Carney. Thaler toured "The True Story Band" through Europe, Canada and the USA in support of the group's two releases, 1997's Medium Rare Grounds (TP/Factor) and 1998's Grain (EFA/JVC).
In 2000 Thaler took to reworking the music of Led Zeppelin for an instrumental context. Thaler recorded Jazzed & Confused: The Led Zep Project (TP) in 2001. The album includes Led Zeppelin compositions "Kashmir", "Whole Lotta Love", "The Rain Song", "The Ocean", and "Dazed & Confused", and 25 musicians including guitarists Mike Stern and Dweezil Zappa, violinist Miri Ben Ari, turntablist DJ Logic, harmonica player Hendrik Meurkens, trombonist Dave Panichi, trumpeter Vinny Cutro, and flamenco vocalist and dancers Amparo and Racquel Heredia. The album is produced by Thaler and Goo Goo Dolls/Maroon 5 alumnus Michael Landolt.
In 2008, Thaler formed the experimental music group Elimotion, with bassist Matt Garrison, turntablist DJ Logic and guitarist Elijah Steele. The group's first release, Elimotion 1, was recorded at Manhattan Center Studios NYC, and released in 2014.
Seminars, Clinics & Masterclasses
Thaler is a frequent lecturer at international music industry, synchronization, and AR/VR conferences discussing topics such as music economics, networking, industry contracts and content synchronization issues. He has been a keynote speaker at: E3, Sync Summit (New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Barcelona, Prague), Future Music Forum, South By Southwest, CMW, NAMM, BOMM, BAM, at university institutions including The Collective NYC (where he is also an artist-in-residence/visiting faculty member), Music Academy International (France), Haberiana University (Bogota), Manhattan School of Music, The New School, UVIC, UBC, McGill University, The Sorbonne, Mainz Music College, SAE College, and Prime Music Academy in New Zealand.
Thaler has also delivered 500+ drumming clinics, seminars and educational workshops internationally. He has shared festival stages with leading drum figures Dennis Chambers, Steve Smith, Virgil Donati, Thomas Lang, Giovanni Hidalgo, Johnny Rabb, Mike Portnoy, John Blackwell, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Anton Fig, Ignacio Berroa, Jojo Mayer, Jimmy Degrasso, and Vera Figueiredo. He has performed at The 1996 Montreal DrumFest, The 2003 TUDW Ultimate Drummers Weekend International Drum Festival (Australia), The 2004 KOSA Drum Festival (solo performance and trio performance with drummers Johnny Rabb and Steve Smith), The 2006 Fort Myers Drum Festival, The 2010 Victoria International Drum Festival, The 2010 National Association of Music Manufacturers (NAMM) International Music Fair, The MIDEM Music Conference in Cannes France, The 2011 CMW Music Conference in Toronto Canada, The 1998 Music West International Music Conference in Vancouver, The 2004 Paris Zebrock Music Festival, at Drummer's Collective New York City, Music Academy International (France), University of Victoria, University of British Columbia, Music Arts Academy (Geneva, Switzerland), SAE College (Auckland, New Zealand), Prime Music Academy (Wellington, New Zealand), and others. Thaler has been featured on Drumeo TV, and on four segments for the Daddario/Evans Educational Webcast Series.
In 1998, Thaler released an instructional drumming video called Phraseology And Individuality On The Drumset. The video was voted one of the "Top 25 Must-Have Instructional Drumming Videos of All Time" by readers of France's Batteur Magazine in 2007.
In 2015, Thaler was invited to The Collective music school in New York City as an "Artist-In-Residence", where he is a visiting professor of Studio Drumming, Music Production, and Music Business & Industry.
Film & Television
Thaler has participated on Film and TV projects as a soundtrack composer, music supervisor and sound-design content developer. In 1993, Ron teamed up with Envy Productions on music jingles for The Cartoon Network, Coca-Cola, McDonald's, ESPN, MTV, and Bravo. In 1994, Thaler created music production/publishing company RT Type Music & RT Type Publishing (RTTM), and secured music placements for his compositions and those of production clients on internationally syndicated TV programs including The OC (Fox), One Tree Hill (WB), Lipstick Jungle (NBC), Rodzinka (PLN), Laguna Beach (MTV), Sweet Sixteen (MTV) and Auckland Daze (TVNZ). Thaler has composed music for films Tilt, Sex Chronicles, Monster-In-Law, Three Vignettes, La Tropical, Bright, All Summer Long, and Contact. Thaler continues to be active in music licensing and synchronization, through his three firms RT Type Music (Canada), Soda Box Music LLC (offices in New York USA and Florence Italy), and Concorde Music Agency SAS based in Bogota Colombia, with placements on The History Channel, Spike TV, TLC, Discovery, BRAVO, NatGeo, MSNBC, PBS, FOX, The WB, The Travel Channel, E! Entertainment, Vice TV, NBC, Telemundo, Style Network, Animal Planet, Jergens, Six Flags, Bell Canada, MSG Sports, Logitech, The Nashville Predators (NHL), Barclay's Premier Football League (EPL), The New York Knicks (NBA), Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Toddlers and Tiaras, Real Housewives of Miami, Gator Boys, Alaska Wingmen, and Canada AM. Thaler has contributed executive production, logistics planning and storyboarding to music videos of several production clients, including Anita Prime's Serenade, La La La, Destiny and Live At Galatos DVD, Kelly Saint Patrick's Shame On You, Gareth Barker's Making of Hello World, and Traum Diggs' Off The Floor.
|2017||Run Dogs||How Soon Is Now||NBC/Universal|
|2017||Amy Jack||Don't Lose Your Soul Over It||AJMusic/ESPN|
|2016||Run Dogs||Run Dogs||RD/MusicBus|
|2016||Capcom Gaming||Dead Rising: 4||Capcom||
|2016||Kelly Saint Patrick||Recover||Wilhelmina/SBM|
|2016||Andy Pratt||It's Not The End Of The World||Columbia Legacy|
|2015||Traum Diggs||Major Journalism||623 Records|
|2015||Secondhand Habit||Chinese Whispers||Blackstream/Sony|
|2015||Young Kazh featuring Mobb Deep||Destiny||YKZ|
|2015||Darren Hodson and Southern Companion||1000 Days of Rain||Streets/Universal||
|2015||Mark Edwards||Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah 2.0||ME Classics|
|2015||Lana Del Rey||Honeymoon - Music To Watch Boys To||Interscope - Polydor||
|2014||David Guetta||Dangerous, Listen album||Parlaphone/Atlantic||
|2014||Elimotion Band||Elimotion 1||TP|
|2014||Robert Miller||Twenty||Cakewalk Records||
|2014||Eran Phillips||The Beatles Lullaby||Daddy Plays|
|2013||Jewel||Let It Snow||TFB||
|2013||John Legend||Love In The Future - You & I||Columbia||
|2013||Gareth Barker||Hello World||JRNE|
|2013||Martin Rybak||Live For The Day||MR Records|
|2012||Royal Canadians||Lonely Whale||RCR||
|2012||Project Grand Slam||Spring Dance||Cakewalk||
|2012||Don Kimenker||Tattered and True||earBuzz||
|2012||Greg Merritt||March Madness||GMR|
|2011||Anita Prime||Complicated (Smashmode & Blondie Boy Remix)||Phull||
|2011||Anita Prime||Destiny (Blondie Boy & Vince Harder Remix)||Phull||
|2011||Anita Prime||Destiny (video)||Phull||
|2011||Project Grand Slam||He Ain't Heavy||Cakewalk||
|2011||Various||Mahavishnu Redefined: A Tribute To John MacLaughlin||Abtract Logix|
|2010||Anita Prime||La La La (video)||Phull||
|2010||Lizzy Mercier Descloux||Bustin Out - New Wave to New Beat||Year Zero|
|2010||Greg Merritt||Everything Changed||GMR||
|2010||Lynn Verlayne||Drifter||PopStar/LV Music|
|2009||Stephanie Macpherson||To You||SM|
|2009||Greg Merritt||Heavy Road||GMR|
|2008||Alicia Keys||As I Am: The Super Edition - No One||J/RCA||
|2008||Project Grand Slam||Play||Cakewalk||
|2008||Kelly Saint Patrick||In The Margins||KSPR/Hella Good||
|2008||Gjorgi||Now & Forever||Ludwig Music||
|2008||Strange Kids||Superhero||SK Music|
|2008||Project Grand Slam||Captain of Her Heart||Cakewalk||
|2007||Alicia Keys||As I Am - No One||J/RCA||
|2007||Jason Yudoff||Tragic Hero||JYE||
|2007||Eric Hill||Second Sight||Hidden Drive|
|2007||Jeff Fiorello||City Sessions New York (video)||Vivid|
|2007||Moby||Go, The Very Best Of Moby||Universal||
|2007||Jeffrey Wilgus||Signature||JW Records|
|2006||Simaku||Echoes of Iliria||Reincarnate|
|2006||The Unperson||Queen's Decade||Coldleaf|
|2006||Jeff Fiorello||Jeff Fiorello||Vivid|
|2006||Rob Thomas & Kacie Sheik||Katrina||Blue/Universal|
|2006||Kirsten DeHaan||Under The Richter Scale||SirLady Records|
|2005||5th Of July||No Surprise||July Records|
|2005||Stephen Patrick||Grunion Run||Hit Road/MTV||
|2005||Emiko||City Sessions New York||Comcast/YTV|
|2003||Lizzy Mercier Descloux||Mutant Disco||EZ/Polydor||
|2003||Tennyson & Keiser||PJazz Project||PopJazz Records|
|2002||Bethany Joy Lenz||Preincarnate||Sony/Epic|
|2001||Bill Tonsaker||5 Bucks A Lick||Brouhaha|
|2000||Guitar Talk||First Come First Serve w/Joe Pass, Chuck Loeb & Barry Finnerty||EFA/JVC|
|2000||The Led Zep Project with Dweezil Zappa||Jazzed & Confused||TP|
|2000||Moby & Gwen Stefani||Southside||V2/Universal||
|1998||True Story Band||Grain||Hotwire/JVC|
|1998||Ron Thaler||Phraseology & Individuality On The Drumset||Editions PDG|
|1997||True Story Band||Medium Rare Grounds||TP/Factor|
|1996||Sarah McLachlan||Rarities, B-Sides & Other Stuff||Nettwerk||
|1995||Jonathan Robbins||You Got Me||Arista|
|1995||Moev||Brave New Waves||CBC/RCA|
|1993||Lizzy Mercier Descloux||T'As L'Air||Polydor|
|1991||Sarah McLachlan||Just As I Thought||Nettwerk/Arista|
Acoustic drums: PEARL MASTERS MAHOGANNY CLASSIC LIMITED EDITION
- 16"x20" Bass Drum
- 12"x14" Tom Tom
- 8"x8" Tom Tom
- 10"x10" Tom Tom
- 10"x12" Tom Tom
- 11"x13" Tom Tom
- 5"x14" Wood Snare or Brass Snare
- Chinese: 16" HH China, 8" Pro China Splash, under 8" HH China Kang Brilliant, 12" AAX Mini China Brilliant
- Hihat: 13" AAX Studio Hihats Brilliant, 8" HH Splash, 13" AAX Stage Hihats
- Crash: 14" AAX Studio Crash Brilliant, 14" AAX Dark Crash, 15" AAX Studio Crash Brilliant
- Splash: 6" HH Splash Brilliant, 8" HH Splash Brilliant, 8" AA China Splash Brilliant
- Ride: 20" AAX Dry Ride or 21" Calhoun Ride
- Effects Cymbals: 8" CD Cymbal Disc, 10" Glennie's Garbage, 10" Calhoun Alien Disc, 7"/8"/9" Radia Cymbals
Drumsticks: VIC FIRTH
- Ron Thaler Signature model
- "Sticks “N Skins" (sticksnskins.com). Follett Publications, hard-cover book about professional international drummers. UPC 9780615282886 . Retrieved August 28, 2013.
- "Oak Bay/Victoria News", article in Victoria BC Canada newspaper June 10, 2010 titled "Drumfest Builds On Local Legacy". Retrieved August 25, 2013.
- "Pharseologie et Creation" instructional drumming video, published by Editions-Connections France and distributed by Imeo (http://www.imineo.com/cours-musique/batterie/technique/phrase-creation-batterie-1-2-video-462.htm). Retrieved August 25, 2013.
- "Le Delit Magazine" (France). feature interview, September 2014. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "Grammy Roundup: The Recording Academy 50th Grammy Awards Celebration Issue", Feb. 2008. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- (https://www.ronthalermusic.com). Retrieved January 21, 2017.
- (http://www.sodaboxmusic.com). Retrieved January 21, 2017.
- (http://concordemusicagency.com). Retrieved January 21, 2017.
- (https://thecollective.edu/faculty/ron-thaler/). Retrieved January 21, 2017.
- "Sabian Cymbals Newsbeat 2003", publicly distributed yearly catalogue of Sabian endorsed drum artists. Retrieved August 25, 2013
- "Drums Etc." (Canada), feature interview, April 2004 issue. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
- "Geoff Carter Morning Show", Hot 102.8 Interview (England), April 9, 2014. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "Drum Stool Diaries", Daddario/Evans Drumheads video, 2006. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "Muzic 'N Me" (Australia), radio interview conducted July 14, 2013. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
- "Canada AM", CTV Canada, feature performance with artist Anita Prime, March 25, 2011. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "Out There With Melissa DiMarco", CITY TV Canada, feature performance with artist Anita Prime, March 24, 2011. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", NBC TV (USA), performance with artist Ellie Lawson, June 18, 2004. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "Good Morning Show", TV1 New Zealand, feature interview, July 13, 2010. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "NewsNight", TV3 New Zealand, feature interview, Dec. 6 2010. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "Lounge Radio" (Hungary), http://www.loungeradio.hu, feature interview, May 8, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "News At 6", CBC TV Canada, feature interview, July 12, 1989. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "MTV" (USA), feature performance with artist Moev, rebroadcast from Brave New Waves, Apr. 18, 1992. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "The Wedge", Much Music TV (Canada), performance with artist Moev, Mar. 22, 1992. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "Modern Drummer Magazine" (USA), "NAMM 2013 in Photos", Jan. 28, 2013, and "Montreal Drumfest Roundup", May 1997. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "Jazztimes Magazine" (USA), feature interview, Pearl drums artist website. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "Jazziz Magazine" (USA), feature interview, Pearl drums artist website. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "Talking Drums Magazine" (USA), feature interview, Pearl drums artist website. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "L'Est Républicain" (France), daily newspaper, feature interview, March 18, 1998. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "New York Times" (USA), daily newspaper, interview, Feb. 13, 2001. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "Pulse Magazine" (USA), feature interview, January 1999 issue. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "Canadian Musician Magazine", feature interview, October 1995, November 1997, May 1999 issues. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "Batteur" (France), interview and clinic review, July 1996 issue. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
- "Drumscene Magazine" (Australia), feature interviews, March 2003 and September 2003 issues. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "Batteur" (France), readers poll results, June 2007 issue. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
- "Rip It Up" magazine article, titled "Anita Prime - La La La", 10/2010. Retrieved August 25, 2013.
- "Experience Hendrix Magazine", feature interview, June 1996 issue. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "Drum!" (USA), update section Oct 2010 issue, and clinics & events May 2014 issue. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
- "Drummerworld" website, a public catalogue of internationally recognized drummers and their professional histories. Retrieved August 25, 2013.
- http://www.nbc.com/Lipstick_Jungle/about/ . NBC network website with information about the Lipstick Jungle TV series. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
- http://www.wikimusicguide.com/Project_Grand_Slam . Project Grand Slam wiki page. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
- (https://syncsummit.com/ront/). Retrieved July 16, 2017.
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