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Sent to Destroy #16 w/Leah Shapiro and Peter Hayes

Leah Shapiro and Peter Hayes have been doing a few long form interviews in podcast form, check out this one with Sent to Destroy!

Chris sits down with Leah Shapiro and Peter Hayes – two thirds of the rock trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. For those not already familiar with the band, BRMC has been cranking out dark, gritty, authentic rock and roll for over 20 years.  If you’re a fan of the band and you ever wanted to hang and really get to know the incredible musicians behind the music this is your day. It was a great conversation.

Podcast available wherever you prefer to listen!

Wrong Creatures Box Sets SIGNED by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are available now on PledgeMusic

Pre-order a signed copy of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s record, ‘Wrong Creatures’ in a clear double vinyl box set with a 52 page lyric/photo book, a custom harmonica, a cassette of unreleased tracks and some killer art prints and drown into the sound.

Leah on Late Night with Seth Meyers January 16th – 19th

Leah will be performing on Late Night with Seth Meyers January 16th – 19th. Tune in!

Thanks to Jodi for putting together some clips of her first night!

Leah Shapiro featured in Deirdre O’Callaghan’s book ‘The Drum Thing’

Leah Shapiro featured in Deirdre O’ Callaghan’s book ‘The Drum Thing’

Leah was featured in Deirdre O Callaghan‘s book called, Drum Thing, which showcases the stories behind the backbeat. Get a copy of the book on!

Update on “Live in Paris” DVD

If you’ve pre-ordered “Live in Paris,” you may have already gotten your digital download of the audio. Unfortunately, we will have to wait a little longer for the DVD. BRMC sent this update on Thursday with a mention on how Leah is doing:

Hey, we wanted to give everyone a quick update on the Live In Paris DVD.

So last month, when we first received the Master Copy of the DVD to approve, we noticed this strange little digital glitch in the audio (it wasn’t anything too serious, but it was like nails on a chalkboard to us).  I guess the good news is that we caught the problem in time, and it has since been fixed.  The bad news is that it has caused the release date to be pushed back about a month.  It was a hard to call to make, but we didn’t feel right shipping the DVD out like that.

In the meantime, we want to apologize to you by sending you a link where you can immediately download mp3’s of ALL of the songs on the album.

In other news, we’ve begun rehearsing again with Leah (post surgery) and she is beating the living hell out of the drums again. She still needs to take it easy for the next couple weeks though and not hammer a hole through her snare drum, but so far all signs seem to be pointing towards a fairly strong recovery.

The bionic girl returns +

You will be receiving information from Firebrand with a link to download the MP3s.


Update On Leah’s Health

A few days ago, BRMC posted this to the email list:

‘We have been overwhelmed by the concern and support from everyone out there with regards to Leah’s medical condition. We just wanted to let everyone know that surgery has been scheduled for late November with one of the top neurosurgeons in Los Angeles (who is coincidentally also a very big BRMC fan). This is a relatively safe procedure. However, there will be a considerable recovery time needed with physical therapy. We will keep everyone updated though in the months ahead, as we know there is so much genuine concern and support all around us at this time. For those of you who have been asking how to help, there is a donation link below. As well as an exclusive BRMC t-shirt, of which all proceeds go towards medical expenses.’

“I Want to BeLeah” T-Shirt

“All proceeds of this t-shirt will go towards Leah’s surgery and recovery. We thank you for your help & support” – Robert & Peter

Get the shirt here:
(This is a pre-order, your order will ship in 3-4 weeks.)


Fan Donation Page ‘Pass The Helmut’

This GoFundMe page was created by the fans, Click HERE to send your donations to Leah’s GoFundMe page created directly by the fans. All donations will go towards supporting Leah’s surgery and recovery.


Message from Leah/Moon Block Party announcement

Earlier today, Leah of BRMC posted an announcement on the band’s website and Facebook page about having a personal medical issue called Chiari Malformations, a structural defect found in her brain and skull that affect her balance and other functions, which will require emergency surgery. Unfortunately, this means BRMC have to cancel their upcoming performance at Moon Block Party:

Dear Moon Block Party Fans,

We are sad to announce that BRMC have cancelled their performance at Saturdays Pomona Fairplex show due to a serious illness within the band.
Please follow this link for the bands offical statement:
As a team, Moon Block Party are beside ourselves and wish Leah a swift recovery. We would urge you the fans to come out to the festival and enjoy the amazing line up we have still performing. At this time we are trying to find a replacement band but we know you will appreciate that we are a day away from the show and perhaps this will not be possible.
We would like Moon Block Party to act as a conductor of positive energy in which thousands of us will come together, through music and focus our energy towards Leah in this unsettling time for her. We understand that this totally sucks for all those who were excited to see BRMC, but it sucks even more for Leah. This is bigger than the festival. Our thoughts are with you Leah. We are staying positive and hope to have a great show with you in our hearts and minds.

We’re still waiting to see if there will be a last minute replacement, until then please send all your love and support to Leah during this time and let’s hope she has a fast and full recovery!

BRMC & The Black Ryder DJ set in Denver

Twist & Shout Records and PBR present:

The LIPGLOSS 13th Anniversary | Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (DJ Set) X The Black Ryder (DJ Set) feat. Leah Shapiro & Scott Von Ryper | Hollow & DJ Tower 

Pre-sale is highly recommended for this event and is available at

Established in 2001, Lipgloss is the country’s longest-running indie dance party, featuring only the finest in indie, rock, soul & retro.

To celebrate our 13th anniversary, we’re excited to bring you a first: Leah Shapiro of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (Official Page) & tour-drummer for The Raveonettes and Scott Von Ryper of Autralia’s psych-rock The Black Ryder will commandeer the Lipgloss DJ booth for a joint DJ set!

This kind of pairing doesn’t happen at just any dance party. In fact, this particular one has never happened before. So come be a part of history as two of our favorite rockstars take over your Lipgloss dance experience. It’s going to be a gritty, rock-infused dance party.

Lipgloss founder Hollow aka boyhollow & resident DJ Tower will also attend the DJ booth to round out all your dancing needs.

Music by Leah Shapiro of BRMC & Scott Von Ryper of The Black Ryder, Hollow & DJ Tower
Photos by Sam Nguyen
Video by Caleb
Door by Aimee
The love of music by you

To RSVP and purchase tickets, check out the event page on Facebook.


Leah featured in The Drum Thing

Leah is being featured in “The Drum Thing” by Deirdre O’Callaghan, an upcoming book which takes you into the home lives of drummers such as Dave Grohl, Brad Wilk and Questlove with detailed photographs as well as in-depth interviews. In order to fund the remaining costs for production, storage, shipping, travel expenses, equipment transportation, and local assistants for the shoots, Deirdre needs you to support her Kickstarter campaign.

Click here to contribute:

Vater Percussion – Leah Shapiro – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Vater Drumsticks Artist Leah Shapiro of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club talks about her background in music, how drums came natural to her, why she uses the Vater 2B in wood tip and Grip Tape.

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