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HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Update! HIMURO, Mylène Farmer, James Blunt, Smash Mouth, SAKAE Drums, Batterie Magazine, DRUM SOLO! - January 8, 2014

                                                                                                                                                                     

 

Hello Everybody! Here's to a happy and healthy New Year! My best to you, your families and friends. I am looking forward to a great 2014.

 

 

I feel very fortunate to have gotten the chance to make a lot of music all over the world in 2013..... To all of the fans of the various artists I work with, thank you for coming to the performances and making it all happen. ありがとうございます! Merci! Thanks! Spasibo!.....To all of the Artists, Bands, Musicians and Crew I work with, thank you for having me up there with you!.....To Sakae Drums, Paiste Cymbals, and Vic Firth Drumsticks for making the instruments I rely on, I thank you!

 


Here is some news about what's in store for this year as well as some highlights of the second half of 2013.

 



HIMURO KYOSUKE 

 


I am excited to announce that this year I will be taking part in the KYOSUKE HIMURO 25th Anniversary Tour! Excited to come back to Japan and perform with HIMURO and the band for all the fans!

 


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You can hear and see my playing on HIMURO's latest cd/dvd, "25th Anniversary Best Album Greatest Anthology".

 

Here is a link to the album/dvd: http://www.himuro.com/disco/detail.asp?id=756&ca=

 

 



Mylène Farmer

 


This past year I got the opportunity to take part in the dream that was the Mylène Farmer "TIMELESS Tour". It was a supreme joy to share the stage with such a dedicated cast and crew, band, staff, dancers and to perform for all of the fans. Thank you for the support of all who took part and attended in person and spirit. Below is the live video for the first single, "Diabolique Mon Ange" from the recently released live album, "Timeless 2013".







BATTERIE Magazine and SAKAE Drums



I am now a proud endorser of SAKAE DRUMS. These drums look and sound fantastic. Here is a link to my artist page: 

 

http://www.sakaedrums.com/en/artists/charlie_paxson/ 



I was interviewed for the November 2013 issue of BATTERIE Magazine (French Drum Magazine). Thank you Batterie for the article!

 

Here is a link to their website http://www.batteriemagazine.com

 

 

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Smash Mouth

 


Last year I performed with Smash Mouth on most of the, "Under The Sun Tour". What a blast it was traveling through North America with Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Verticle Horizon and Fast Ball! Special thanks to our hard working crew who brought the whole spectacle to life 6 days a week for about two straight months, and a thank you to the boys in Smash Mouth for letting me have a solo in the middle of our show. This was a real highlight of 2013!

 

Here are a couple of the drum solos from the tour:

 


Live at the Greek Theater In Los Angeles:




Live in Hampton Beach:







James Blunt


I had the opportunity to play some additional Hi-Hats on the song, "Bones" from James Blunts new record, "Moon Landing". It was great to be back in the studio with James and Tom Rothrock again! The entire record came out great. Below is a clip of the song I worked on.






Scarlette Fever


I spent a nice day in the studio last year with the UK's own Scarlette Fever recording the song, "Sunday Best". I had the pleasure of playing with the great Davey Faragher on bass and working with Tommy Faragher who was producing the track. Below is a link to the song.


https://soundcloud.com/scarlette-fever/sunday-best-radio-mix



OK everyone, that's all for now! Thanks for checking out this update, and talk to you soon! 


Best, thanks and love,


Charlie!








UPDATE! UPDATE! - May 29, 2013

 

Hello Everyone! It's been awhile since my last update! Hope you are all doing good! Thanks for stopping by! Here are some of the things that have been happening since then.

 

 

I was in the studio with KYOSUKE HIMURO recording his new single "North of Eden" with producer Rob Cavallo. It is featured in the latest film by acclaimed Japanese director Takashi Miike entitled "Ware No Tate". Below is a clip of the single and a preview of the film:

 

 

Here is the trailer:

 

 

 

 

I had the pleasure of spending New Year's Eve in Japan playing with Himuro 2 sold out nights, Dec 30 and 31st, at Budokan!

 

Live audio recordings of the New Year's the shows are available here:

 

Day 1: http://www.e-fanclub.com/DiGiTRONiX/index.asp#/item=ALGN-0050

 

Day 2: http://www.e-fanclub.com/DiGiTRONiX/index.asp#/item=ALGN-0051

 

 

 

I have been playing drums for Smash Mouth. We recently got back from a fantastic two week tour of Australia, and have been performing regularly all over the US. This summer we will be touring as part of the Endless Summer tour with Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon and Fastball. Below is a clip from our recent performance on VH1. Come check it out the show if you are around!

 

 

 

The Vanity Machine remix of Adam Lambert's song "Trespassing" that I played on was released, here it is:

 

 

 

 

In addition, I have done some shows with Five for Fighting and have been in the studio with producer Tom Rothrock, Toots (of Toots and the Maytall's), Samantha Ronson, Katy Rose, producer Jimmy Messer, and Scarlette Fever (UK) with producer Tommy Farargher.

 

 

Take care everyone!

Best and thanks!

 

 

Charlie!

NEW HIMURO! Belinda Carlisle, Five for Fighting and Samantha Ronson - October 8, 2012

Hi everyone! Here's an update for you all! Hope you are all doing good!

 

 

 

I'm excitied to say I have been recording drums on some new HIMURO KYOSUKE recordings. Here is a clip of the new single "WARRIORS".

 

 

 

 

Here is a clip of a song entitled "Play Within A Play" from the "GOSPELS of JUDAS" project featuring HIMURO on vocals. This is the b-side to the new single.

 

 

 

 

Here is another new HIMURO song, "ENEMY'S INSIDE" featured in a Japanese Good Year Tire commercial.

 

 

 

 

Another song we recorded, "Bloody Moon", from the "GOSPELS OF JUDAS" project featuring HIMURO, is featured in the new video game "Yakuza 5". Here is a clip with the song in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

Belinda Carlisle: Last month I had the pleasure of doing some west coast shows with Belinda Carlisle of the Go-Go's. What a fantastic band and crew, a joy to work with. Here is a clip from the San Diego show of us playing "Our Lips are Sealed" and "We Got the Beat".

 

 

In the past few months I have done some concerts with Five For Fighting including a show in Grand Rapids, Michigan accompanied be a full orchestra. It was great evening of music. A big thank you to all the talented musicians, arrangers and our fantastic conductor Arnie for all of their hard work. Below is a photo from the show.

 

 

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And..... We completed a residency with Samantha Ronson and the Undertakers at the Malibu Inn. Thank you to all who came to the shows! We hope to see you again soon! Below you can stream or download the album "Chasing the Reds" produced by my friend Jimmy Messer. I co-wrote track 7 "Promise" and track 9 "Half Awake (Meltdown)".

 

 

 

 

 

That's all for now! Take care everybody! Thanks and talk to you soon!

best,

Charlie

Leno w/ Meiko and..Vic Firth interview! - July 1, 2012

Hi Everyone! Here is a video clip from the performance with Meiko on the Tonight Show a few weeks ago!




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Joe Testa form Vic Firth interviewed me earliar in the year at the NAMM show.
Check it out! (My inteview is around the 6:40 mark)


Thanks everybody! Take care and best!
Charlie!

Behind the scenes! - March 28, 2012

Recording drums with Kevin Hastings and Will Kennedy for the new Vanity Machine record at East West Studios in Los Angeles. Check it out! Thanks! どうも! Charlie!

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NEW HIMURO DVD/BLU RAY!!! - February 7, 2012

This is the trailer for the upcoming DVD/Blu-Ray Release of HIMURO'S "2010-2011Rock and Roll Suicide Tour" that I participated in. What a tour! Check it out! Take care! Charlie!

UPDATE 2011 wrap up! - February 2, 2012

Hello everyone! It has been a while since my last update!

February 2011 marked the end of the Kyosuke Himuro Borderless Tour.
6 months/51 shows!. The DVD comes out later this month.

Soon after the tour ended Himuro invited me into the studio to record the benifeit single “If you want”. We have also been working on some recordings for Himuro’s new album.

I performed on American Idol with Enrique Iglesias (subbing for Van Romaine!)
I have been playing and recording with “Samantha Ronson and the Undertakers”. The Album is currently available on Itunes. I co-wrote track 7 “Promise”. Check it out here. http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/chasing-the-reds/id482237630 Here are a couple of songs including the title track "Chasing the Reds"
Samantha Ronson - Chasing the Reds + Until It's Yesterday by user3179471

I have been doing some shows With Five for Fighting and Smash Mouth (subbing for Randy Cooke). Here is a clip of Five for fighting performing at the Heritage Classic in Calgary.
I have been playing with Liz Phair. Recently we performed in London. Here is a clip from a show At the Mountain Winery in Northern California.

I have been playing and recording with Concord records artist Meiko. Her record comes out this spring. https://www.facebook.com/meikomusic Check out a song from her upcoming album:

I was in the Studio with Vanguard artist Trevor Hall.

Take care and thanks!
Charlie

NEW STUFF! Hello Everyone!! KONICHIWAAAA! - August 17, 2010

 

Hello Everyone,  It's been a while! Here is some of what I've been up to this year!

 

First off, I am excited to say that I am about to embark on the KYOSUKE HIMURO "50x50 ROCK AND ROLL SUICIDE TOUR 2010/2011!"  I am very proud to have played drums on HIMURO'S new record "BORDERLESS". A few of the tracks were recorded with producer and awesome musician Alain Johannes. (For tour info and dates go here http://www.himuro.com/index.html )

 

Also, recently I have been doing some T.V. shows and concerts with Enrique Iglesias. Here we are having a BLAST on the George Lopez Show performing Enrique's latest single "I Like It". Check it out!

Earliar in the year I recorded Spanish Artist Antonio Carmona's new record.  I had the honor of working with Grammy and Emmy award winning producer and composer Gustavo Santaolalla. Here is the video for the first single "Bum Bum".

 

 

All of March I was touring in Australia with the great Colin Hay (Men at Work) in support of his newest release "American Sunshine". We played all over the country including a very inspired show at the Byron Bay Blues Festival. Colin has a DVD from our 2007 Australian tour "Colin Hay Live at The Corner Hotel" that has just been released. Check out the Trailer!

 

 

Just a few weeks ago I did a show with Five For Fighting in Chicago!

 

I played on track for my friend producer Tom Rothrock (Beck, James Blunt, Elliot Smith) who has been making some really cool club/house music lately.

 

And last but not least, Mylene Farmer's DVD "Stade de France" has been released. It was filmed in front of over 80,000 people!Here are a few clips:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ7L9XLjBic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7uQbOssaRk  

 

OK! Big thanks everyone, I'll check into with you soon!

Take Care,

Charlie!

YO! Enrique, Rickie Lee, Mylène, Himuro, Colin Hay, Steve Stevens!! - December 2, 2009

Hello Hello Hello! Hope you're all doing great! In a nutshell, this past spring, summer, and fall have been filled with tours and shows with Mylène Farmer, Enrique Iglesias, Rickie Lee Jones, Kyosuke Himuro with Steve Stevens, and Colin Hay. Also, there are some new recordings I am on that I am really excited about!

N°5 on Tour - Mylène Farmer .
Balm in Gilead - Rickie Lee Jones
American Sunshine - Colin Hay.

And...Here are a couple clips of some recent stuff...

With Enrique Iglesias in Lara, Venezuela.

Here's a short clip with Rickie Lee Jones at the begining of the video



All the best! Take Care! Talk you soon!

Charlie!

HIMURO BUDOKAN DVD RELEASED! - August 5, 2009


and from a few years back w/ Everlast...

Italian Pop and Japan Rock! - February 17, 2009

First off, hope everyone is having a great New Year!

Some new stuff that I have played on has been released!

BINECKS have released there 3rd single "The Sun" featuring HIMURO bandmates Daita (guitar god) and Tessy (computer genuis) check it out!


I recorded the debut single for Italian Artist Enricco Bicchi on Sony Italy. This is produced by my good buddy Enrique Gonzales Muller!


Take care!
Charlie!

Happy Holidays!!! and...HIMURO DVD! - December 26, 2008

Happy holidays to everyone! To an amazing 2009 for us all! Health and Happiness for the the new year!

Also......I am excited for the upcoming release of the HIMURO 20th anniversary tour DVD!!!!! Below is the trailer!!!!! (we rocked it hard! watch in High Quality mode if possible!)

ps. for those of you in Japan : NANDEYANEN!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks!

Rickie Lee Jones! From the studio! - November 28, 2008

I spent the week before Thanksgiving at Red Star studios recording with Rickie Lee Jones. Here is a pic of the drums from some point during the sessions! I hope everyone had a great holiday!

Charlie!

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BINECKS! - November 11, 2008

Hello Everyone!
This is a clip of the video for the single "Real" by the band BINECKS. I recorded their new album in Japan while on tour with Himuro. BINECKS features Daita on Guitar and Tessey on Keys from Himuro's band! I had a great time making there record. Everyone in the band and staff were a pleasure to work with! Check it out! (and no, thats is not me in the video!)

Back from JAPAN!! - October 3, 2008

I am back in California! The Himuro tour was AWESOME! 3 months in Japan! Great shows, all sold out! Great people, good to see all of those from the 2007 tour again and great to meet new friends as well. Fun times, great shows, amazing food. Thank you to HIMURO, the band, the staff and all of the fans! Hope to see you all again!


I also had the honor of recording with the band BINECKS. BINECKS features DAITA from HImuro's band and Siam Shade on Guitar and Tessey from Himuro's band as well! The record will be released early 2009. (DAITA is a MONSTER gutiarist)

BINECKS!
Coincedentally, the one and only Marie' Digby happened to be in Japan promoting the Japanese release of "Unfold" while I was there! I joined her on percussion for some promotional performances!

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Also, I have been doing a video diary/update for Paiste Cymbals from japan!
Click here for the 1st installment:

http://paiste.com/e/endorser_det.php?page=video&videonum=1&endorserid=3850
Click here for the second installment:

http://paiste.com/e/endorser_det.php?page=video&videonum=2&endorserid=3850
Even though I am back, there will still be some more installments from Japan!

I miss Japan, but it is good to be back in California!

Speak to you soon!

All the best !
Charlie

HAPPINESS - July 14, 2008

Photobucket My new e.p. will be done very soon!

Also.. very excited, the first show of the HImuro tour almost here!

Keep the Faith! - June 23, 2008

For those of you in Japan, you can hear me on the track "Keep the Faith" on HImuro's new greatest hits collection that was just released. You can also see me on tour with Himuro all over Japan this summer.

And....
This is a clip from a few weeks ago w/ Marie Digby at the sold out show at the Bowery Ballroom in New York. (you can't see me though!)

WE ROCK. - June 10, 2008

HIMURO In The Mood Tour Trailer
I also added Marie' Digby's Video for "Say it Again" in the Drumming/Vids section.

Happiness - June 10, 2008

I put up a new demo on my myspace page of the song Happiness, I wrote and demoed it today, I also put another demo up, "You'll never leave this town" these songs will be on the new record I am making. Recording starts this week.
Check them out here
www.myspace.com/charliepaxsonmusic.

can u see me? - June 8, 2008

Tonight... - June 7, 2008

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HELLO! KONICHIWA!!!!! - May 28, 2008

Hello everybody! I haven't updated my website in a while! (sorry!)

I am excited to say I will be joining Himuro on his upcoming tour in Japan!! It will be great to play with my friends Daita, Honda, Oshima, Nishi, and Tessey again


I am writing this from a tour bus in Philadelphia PA, I am here to do some shows the talented Marie' Digby.(www.myspace.com/mariedigby). I recorded her record and it was released last month, the single "Say it Again" has been doing well on the radio, and her video has been added to VH1. I have also spent some time on the Alison Krauss/Robert Plant tour with the opening act Sharon Little. Sharon's record comes out very soon and I am on two tracks. By the way watching Krauss and Plant every night was amazing , what voices! I highly recommend going to check the show out!


Also I am recording new music so stay tuned!

Take care,
Charlie

Solo show - March 31, 2008

Tomorrow Tuesday April 1st at LA CITA 336 s hill st. downtown , LA 90013. 9pm free 21+

flyer... - March 19, 2008

PhotobucketOpening up for "BANDAGE" a ROCK OPERA!

SHOW - March 14, 2008

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