Threats Can’t Stop Letterman’s Drummer Week

Extra security will be posted around the Ed Sullivan Theatre this week and “Late Show with David Letterman,” and not because it’s the second annual Drummers Week.

A jihadist hasn’t exactly put a fatwa on him, but he has suggested on a jihadist website that the host and comic have his tongue cut after joking earlier this summer about the death of Osama bin Laden.

It is, however, Drummer Week once more on Letterman and its invited guests are Tony Royster Jr., an up an coming musician who tours with Jay-Z, who plays on Monday; British drummer Gavin Harrison, of the band Porcupine Tree, is on Tuesday; Stewart Copland of The Police is on Wednesday; Dennis Chambers, who has played with P-Funk and Santana, rounds it out on Thursday.

Last year’s Drummer Week featured  the show’s own Anton Fig, as well as Sheila E.,  Roy Haynes and Neil Peart.

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