“Hello everyone at MD! I’m sorry about what happened with DrumCraft and myself. It was totally unexpected. I was with DrumCraft for a year. It started out by doing Super Bowl XLVI with Madonna. We had a great 2012 and continued on that run with Madonna, where we did a lot of advertising and marketing during that time. I have much love for DrumCraft for giving me an amazing year! We started moving in different directions, respectfully, and I’m now back with my Pearl family. I endorsed Pearl years ago, when I did Christina Aguilera’s Stripped tour and Janet Jackson’s All for You tour, so I’m no stranger to the company and am very happy to be back home. I’m in rehearsals now, getting ready to tour with Justin Timberlake in 2013. Here’s a shot of my new Pearl kit. Once again, I thank DrumCraft for an absolutely incredible year and wish them the best in the future.”
Modern Drummer is a monthly publication targeting the interests of drummers and percussionists. The magazine features interviews, equipment reviews, and columns offering advice on technique, as well as information for the general public. First published in 1977, today the print version of Modern Drummer is available in sixty-seven countries. The monthly digital edition, enhanced with music and videos corresponding to the current issue’s contents, is available online worldwide.