RIP Roy Burns, Aquarian Drumheads Founder

Very sad news over the weekend as we learn that Roy Burns has passed away. Roy was the founder of Aquarian drumheads, and a world-renowned drummer and educator.

Before Aquarian, Roy worked as a performing drummer and clinician around the world. He founded Aquarian Accessories in the early 1980’s, and began producing Aquarian drumheads in 1987. Aquarian has since grown to become one of the best drumhead brands in the world, known for quality and innovation.

As well as creating drumheads and accessories, Roy wrote a number of great drumming books, ranging from basic skills to advanced techniques.


Roy will be greatly missed in the drumming community.

For more on his life and drumming story, take a look at this great video with drum legend Dom Famularo interviewing Roy Burns a few years ago: