December 26, 20112012 DATES
January 13 - Street Drum Corps: BANG! - Hollywood, CA
January 14 - The Enemy - Marquis Lounge - San Bernardino, CA
January 19 - NAMM - Anaheim Convention Center - Anaheim, CA
January 20 - NAMM - Anaheim Convention Center - Anaheim, CA
January 21 - NAMM - Anaheim Convention Center - Anaheim, CA
January 22 - NAMM - Anaheim Convention Center - Anaheim, CA
January 27 - Street Drum Corps: BANG! - Sherman Oaks Elementary - Sherman Oaks, CA
December 17, 2011Jane's Addiction
December 4, 2011Coffin Case's Tarantino Night
This past Thursday Street Drum Corps performed at Coffin Case's Tarantino Night in Hollywood.
You can check out pics on LA Weekly's website. LAWeekly.com
November 28, 2011BIG UPDATE
AQUARIAN DAY - Sam Ash Drums, Hollywood
Enjoy photos from Aquarian Drumheads NAMM Privew in Hollywood. AquarianDrumheads.com
PrimEvil Percussion Videos
November 7, 2011More Gigs
Now that Halloween Haunt at Great America is over, it's back to gigs in SoCal.
Check out the Live Shows page for new listings with Street Drum Corps,
Inside The Black and The Enemy!
Keep tuned into NickMason.org too, LOTS of videos from SDC:BANG and Great America are on the way!
October 18, 2011Yamaha Artist Page
My Yamaha Artist Profile is live! Check it out here:
October 02, 2011SDC/Jane's
This Monday, Street Drum Corps and Drummer Stephen Perkins will warm up the crowd at the Ford Amphitheaer
in Los Angeles before the Jane's Addiction concert.
Tickets available at ticketmaster.com
Septemnber 20, 2011New Pics
Last week I had the pleasure of working with Photographer (and Perfect 9's Bass/Keboardist) Jonas Yip
Check out the Gallery of images from the shoot.
Jonas Yip Photos 2K11
You can check out more of Jonas' work at jonasyip.com
Septemnber 13, 2011Inside The Black - New Single
Inside The Black's new single "Promises" will be available for download on iTunes September 30th!
More info available on InsideTheBlack.com and Facebook
Septemnber 1, 2011DRUM! Magazine
Check out the P.O.V. section in the September DRUM! Magazine
August 17, 2011DRUM Magazine / New Live Dates
THIS JUST IN.... Inside The Black will once again be kicking off the Sunset Strip Music Festival!
Thursday August 18
The Key Club
Tickets available at InsideTheBlack.com
Check out the September issue of DRUM! Magazine on sale NOW!
I am featured in the P.O.V. section answering some questions about drum solos along side drumming legend, Vinnie Colaiuta and more!!
Just announced! Street Drum Coprs: PrimEvil Percussion at California's Great America Theme Park.
PrimEvil Percussion will run from September 30 to October 30. Official dates are up on the Live Shows page.
Tickets are available at cagreatamerica.com
August 9, 2011Happy GATES Day
The soundtrack to Heavy Metal Magazine's GATES drops today on iTunes and Amazon!
Be sure to pick yours up NOW!
iTunes / Amazon
August 5, 2011Street Drum Coprs / BANG! videos
July 23, 2011News / BANG! pics
I am please to announce that I am now officialy endorsing Yamaha drums!
I would like to thank John Wittmann, Jennifer Vierling, and Jim Haler at Yamaha USA for making this happen,
as well as Bob Terry at Yamaha DTX for getting the ball rolling. You are all so wonderful and I am looking forward
to a long relationship as a Yamaha Performing Artist.
My new drum kit is a Yamaha Rock Tour series, pics will be up soon, but for now specs can be found on
the "GEAR" page.
And here are a few live pics from recent performances with BANG!
July 22, 2011DRUM! Magazine
Just in case you missed the July issue of DRUM! Magazine
July 18, 2011THE THING
Street Drum Corps "THE THING" is here:
July 11, 2011Gigs / Sessions
This week I'll be in studio tracking for Guitarist Vance Carrier.
I have been working with Vance for the last few months, cutting demos and shapping his songs.
I'll be sure to post pics and videos after the session.
SDC: BANG! is in full gig mode, kicking off July 4th weekend at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
BANG will be staying on, performing at the theme park every Saturday and Sunday until after Labor Day.
Set times are: 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 in front of the GOLIATH Roller Coaster.
1:15, 2:15, 3:15 & 4:15 in the game area in front of Johnny Rocket's.
1:30, 2:30, 3:30 & 4:30 in front of the new Green Lantern coaster.
Pics from Six Flags can be found online at facebook.com/nickmasonmusic
Tickets are available at: sixflags.com
If you can't make it out to Six Flags, BANG will be performing sets at other locations around Southern California.
July 15 at Hollywood's Dragonfly for The Pink Tie's Carnal Val. Ticket information available at: thepinktie.com
For the OC fans, BANG will be in Del Mar, CA Monday July 17th. Details TBA soon.
Also for the OC crowd... This Saturday, July 16th, after BANG rocks Six Flags, I'll be down in Costa Mesa, CA
performing with The Enemy, a tribute to Godsmack!!!
Tiki Bar is located at 1700 Placentia Ave. Costa Mesa, CA. Doors open at 7:30
June 29, 2011EDC Pics
Pics from Street Drum Coprs at the Electric Daisy Carnival are up on
June 20, 2011DRUM! Magazine
Check out the July issue of DRUM! Magazine, issue 181 with Tim Yeung on the cover.
The Wiretap section has photos and a blurb about Street Drum Corps magazine release party
in Hollywood back this past April.
June 10, 2011Street Drum Corps added to EDC 2011 Lineup
May 16, 2011Session Video / ITB News
Inside the Black's song Is This Over Now from Heavy Metal Magazine's GATES is out now!
Read about is on BLABBERMOUTH.NET & click the GATES poster to download the single...
And Here is another video from recording with Otto's Daughter!
May 12, 2011Session Video
The first video from my session with Otto's Daughter is up. More to come soon...
April 25, 2011Inside The Black's FIRST single
Friday April 29th Inside The Black's digital single "Leave It All Behind" hits itunes.
Here is a little peek from in the studio:
The band is setting up a place where Facebook fans can get the song for free, check out the invite here.
April 19, 2011Studio Video
Here's a short video from my recoriding session with Jesse Ray Palacios over the weekend.
You can check out a few photos on my FACEBOOK page.
April 16, 2011In the studio
Heading into the studio on Sunday with Rock/Country artist Jesse Ray Palacios.
We will be tracking in West LA, and I'll be sure to have pics maybe some video.
You can check Jesse out at Century Star Records.
Street Drum Corps has added a few dates to the Six Flags gig over the summer.
Be sure to check out the LIVE SHOWS page for dates.
April 6, 2011Street Drum Coprs / DRUM! Magazine Cover Party
In honor of being the cover artist for DRUM! Magazine's April issue, Street Drum Corps had a small
VIP party at The Roxy in Hollywood. Below are some pics:
March 28, 2011Now an official member of Street Drum Coprs: BANG! Dates & Venues TBA soon.
Until then check the group online at bang.streetdrumcorps.com and on facebook
March 11, 2011Due to filming, the Roxy will be closed on Sunday March 13th, and the Perfect Nines show will be
rescheduled for next month. Inside The Black has some new dates booked, so be sure to take a
look on the "LIVE SHOWS" page.
February 5, 2011Jason Hemmens: Kissing, Dancing, Singing (Official Music Video)
Jason Hemmens - Kissing, Dancing, Singing
January 18, 2011Jason Hemmens: Kissing, Dancing, Singing (Video Trailer)
See the FULL video February 2
January 8, 2011GET THE LED OUT!!
January 12th I will be perfomring with Inside The Black, along side some of the worlds most famous musicians,
at The Groove Remains the Same: A Tribute to John Bonham. Info below...
Drummers performing include:
Steven Adler: (Guns 'N Roses, Adler's Appetite)
Carmine Appice: (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne)
Vinny Appice: (Black Sabbath/ DIO/ Heaven And Hell)
Kenny Aronoff: (John Cougar, Smashing Pumpkins)
Frankie Banali: (Quiet Riot)
Bobby Blotzer: (RATT)
Fred Coury: (Cinderella)
Jimmy D'Anda: (Bulletboys)
James Kottak: (Scorpions)
Abe Laboriel: (Paul McCartney, Sting)
Khurt Maier: (Salty Dog)
Stephen Perkins: (Jane's Addiction)
Chris Slade: (AC/DC, The Firm)
Chad Smith: (Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot)
Jason Sutter: (Foreigner, Chris Cornell)
John Tempesta: (White Zombie, The Cult, Testament)
Brian Tichy: (Whitesnake, Foreigner, Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne)
Joe Travers: (Zappa Plays Zappa, Duran Duran)
Simon Wright: (AC/DC, DIO)
and special guest: Inside The Black
*NOTE: Samantha Maloney (Hole/Motley Crue) filled in for Steven Adler
and Dave Lombardo (Slayer) filled in for Stephen Perkins who is currently working on the new Jane's Addiction album
January 2, 2011Happy New Year
Nickmason.org has been changed over for 2011. All of last years news is on the "2010 News" page.
Below are a few pics from New Years Eve with Inside The Black.