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Ian Matthews

Zildjian welcomes Ian Matthews (Kasabian) to the Worldwide Family of Zildjian Artists

Welcome to the family!

Zildjian are delighted to announce that Ian Matthews of top UK rock band Kasabian is now playing Zildjian Cymbals.

Ian joined Kasabian as a fully fledged member in 2005 during the recording of the band's second album.

Citing Mitch Mitchell, Tony Williams and Buddy Rich as his strongest drumming influences, Ian learned the jazz rudiments at a young age and still enjoys playing more intimate jazz trio gigs as a side project to Kasabian today.

Kasabian's third album, West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, will be released on 8 June 2009, with the single "Fire" preceeding that on 1 June 2009.

Check out all Kasabian news, including the forthcoming tour dates, including a very special spot on Glastonbury's Main Stage, at: blog.kasabian.co.uk/.

Ian's current Kasabian live set-up is:

Left to right from behind the kit:

14" New Beat HiHats or 14" K/Z Special HiHats
10" K Splash
18" K Dark Medium Thin Crash
22" K Custom Medium Ride or 22" K Custom High Defination Ride or 22" Z Custom Power Ride
19" K Dark Thin Crash
19" K China

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