And the beat goes on for London-born Michael Blakey, who was once described by Modern Drummer Magazine as one of the world's best. Blakey, a veteran music producer, has slashed the price of his Beverly Hills home by a tidy $1.7 million -- bringing it down to $2,995,000 from its original listing price in August of $4,695,000.
The 5,556-square-foot house has four bedrooms and four bathrooms and a "top of the world" location. There are custom finishes throughout and a state-of-the-art security system. The property is about an acre and has views of downtown L.A . and the canyons. There are hardwood and stone floors and two fireplaces.