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Pamela Lynn-Seraphine

On the Beat With Pamela Lynn-Seraphine: Mental Fitness Through Neurodrumming Therapeutics

Hello, fellow MD readers! I’m Pamela Lynn-Seraphine, world percussionist, author, educator, and founder of Neurodrumming Therapeutics. I’ve been a lifelong reader of MD, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to finally share my story. Actually, back in 2004 I was featured in the magazine as an up-and-coming drummer, but life had other plans for me first!…

DW Day Group Shot

News: John Good and DW Drums Visit Guitar Center NYC for DW Day

On October 3, 2015 in New York City, original Kiss drummer Peter Criss, session drummers Shawn Pelton and Billy Ward, along with Foghat’s Roger Earl, Modern Drummer’s Billy Amendola, and DW Senior Executive Vice President and drum making guru John Good made an appearance at DW Day at the Guitar Center’s Union Square location….

The Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike

Episode 11: It’s Questionable, Chrome- vs Nickel-Plated Brass Snares, Ilan Rubin, Angel Drums, V-Classic Cymbals, and More

This week Mike and Mike pour through the October 2015 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine, talking a bit about the It’s Questionable article that defines the differences between chrome- and nickel-plated brass snares, cover artist Ilan Rubin, and the custom shop instruments being made by Angel Drums and V-Classic Cymbals. Johnston also explains the purpose behind his Rock & Jazz Clinic article “The Flexible Five.” The show wraps up with the hosts’ picks of the week….

Shaun Foist of Breaking Benjamin

Shaun Foist of Breaking Benjamin: Failure Was Never an Option

Prior to joining the revamped lineup of the hit alternative metal band Breaking Benjamin, Shaun Foist spent thirteen years immersing himself in all things drumming, including playing with Picture Me Broken, a band fronted by Gregg Allman’s daughter, Brooklyn Allman. Over the years Foist enjoyed a few “wow” moments, including opening the 2013 Alice Cooper/Marilyn Manson Masters of Madness tour. MD recently spent some quality time talking with Shaun about those and other precious “wow” moments that he’s been having with Breaking Benjamin.

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Mike Wengren of Disturbed on Immortalized

Chart-topping metal band Disturbed has returned from a four-year hiatus this past August 21 with the Kevin Churko–produced album Immortalized. We caught up with drummer Mike Wengren as he was prepping for the band’s first show since 2011 at Chicago’s House of Blues….

Breast Cancer Can Stick It

News: “Breast Cancer Can Stick It!” to Host Fundraising Drumathon

Breast cancer seems to touch everyone, including the celebrity rockers who are participating in the drumathon. “I like doing charity things and I had friends and cousins that had breast cancer. So, I thought I’d join the fight,” said Carmine Appice. Vinny Appice added, “Carmine and I have always had a fighting drum attitude and now together we are fighting breast cancer.”