In honor of the passing of Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, we’ve put together a playlist featuring some of the best-known EWF songs that he played drums on, as well as some rare performances from the singer and multi-instrumentalist. White began his career as a drummer, appearing live and on recordings with artists like Ramsey Lewis, Muddy Waters, and Willie Dixon, and even ghost drumming on some early tracks by the Rolling Stones. Enjoy.
Hey MD, I’m a drummer/lead singer in a live scenario and in an animal spirit sense. I wear the Justin Bieber headset and I also trigger samples on my Roland SPD-SX drum sampler. People know me as Shmu, the solo artist, as well as the drummer, singer, and songwriter in Zorch. On my own recordings I play most of everything….
In this episode, Mike and Mike crack open the March 2016 issue of Modern Drummer and discuss cover artist Barry Kerch of the popular hard rock band Shinedown. Dawson shares some of his experience reviewing the new Sabian HH Remastered series, and Johnston digs deeper into his article in the March 2016 issue, “Hidden Rhythms, Part 2.” The hosts also answer some listener questions and offer their picks of the week….
Our latest Playlist includes tracks from cover artist Barry Kerch and Shinedown, Jellyfish, Spock’s Beard, Dixie Dregs, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Vinnie Colaiuta, Savages, Daughter, and more incredible artists featured throughout the pages of the March 2016 issue of Modern Drummer magazine. Listen below or in the Spotify app….
Hi, I’m Steve Grantley, drummer for the legendary UK punk band Stiff Little Fingers (SLF) and I’m thrilled to once again be featured on the Modern Drummer website….
by Mike Haid From Britain to Bombay, Pete Lockett is recognized as an international ambassador of world percussion. Lockett’s mastery of North and South Indian styles has earned him accolades and respect from the Indian masters of rhythm,…
Blackberry Smoke provided one of the year’s crossover album hits, topping country and rock charts with the Brendan O’Brien–produced Holding All the Roses. And once again, the Turner brothers, bassist Richard and drummer Brit, locked it all down with a sultry Southern swagger. MD caught up with Brit before a soundcheck at the 02 Academy in Birmingham, England….
MD Online caught up with Parks before his New York City Technoself debut at Rough Trade to learn about the exciting new project.
Here the on-the-move drummer talks with MD Online about his new record and shares his wisdom on swing mastery….
Modern Drummer caught up with Milton to get to the roots of her playing style and rhythmic choices….