The drumming world morns the lost of an innovator and a person who has helped put color in the music industry.
Robert Zildjian, founder of the world’s second largest cymbal manufacturer Sabian who passed away on Thursday at the age of 89.


Terry Bozzio – Sabian Cymbals

Sabian cymbals have been played by famous drummers throughout the music world such as Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Neil Peart (Rush),  Daniel Adair (Nickleback), etc.

A statement from Sabian’s website read:

“It is with deep, deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Robert “RZ” Zildjian, our beloved founder and leader. A tireless and dynamic force within the drum industry, he inspired each one of us in the Sabian family to work harder, to reach farther, to make a difference — and he led us by example.

His professional story is well known. Having been dealt a major career setback at an age where most men would have opted for retirement, RZ instead chose to re-invent the cymbal business with his own hand-crafted brand, a brand that would forever change the face and sound of popular music. With his bare hands he shaped the Sabian cymbal brand into his life’s story — and by extension we became his family.

We mourn his passing, and he will be forever in our hearts. But we are better people for having known RZ, and we are richer for having worked alongside him. We draw comfort from the knowledge that his spirit will live on in the music made by drummers the world over.

Rest in peace, RZ.”

Read more: http://www.heavy.com/news/2013/03/robert-zildjian-dies-top-10-facts/

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