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Category: Drummers

An archive of posts from or about drummers in the Modern Drummer community.

Drummer/Producer Mike “Metal” Goldberg

On the Beat With Drummer/Producer Mike “Metal” Goldberg: Serve the Song

How’s it going out there all my skin beating buddies? It’s Mike Goldberg (AKA Metal) checking in from my home base at IMP Studios. Recently, I have been working with Mountain’s Leslie West on his latest solo album Soundcheck, which was released on November 20, 2015. This makes my third consecutive record with the “King of Tone,” expanding from recording engineer to co-producer, engineer, mixer, and drummer….

Brandon Olander

On the Beat With Brandon Olander of the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps: Worth the Hard Work

Hi, I’m Brandon Olander and a snare drummer for the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps. My passion for drum corps started when I was ten and happened upon a YouTube video of the BD drumline. I begged my parents for sticks and a drum pad, and soon began practicing for five or six hours each day, teaching myself rudiments and learning how to follow along to drum corps snarelines. I attended my first BD audition at twelve, dreaming that one day I could become a member. This dream came true when, at sixteen, I earned a contract to the Blue Devils.

Carlos Vega

News: 18th-Annual Carlos Vega Memorial Birthday Concert on December 6

The 18th Annual Carlos Vega Memorial Birthday Concert will feature Will Lee (bass and vocals), Steve Ferrone (drums), Michael Thompson, Denny Dias (guitars), Lenny Castro (percussion), Larry Klimas, Jim Stevens (sax), Ron King (trumpet), Alex Ligertwood, Leslie Smith (vocals), and David Garfield (keys and MD)….

Damon Wilson of the Temperance Movement

On the Beat With Damon Wilson of the Temperance Movement: Opening For the Rolling Stones

Hi MD! For the past months we’ve played shows in all sorts of places across America. Large theatres. Small clubs. Sports bars. Board rooms. Radio stations. You name it, we’ve played it. But nothing beats Friday June 12, 2015 in Orlando, FL opening for the biggest rock ’n’ roll band in the world, the Rolling Stones, at the Citrus Bowl Stadium with a sold-out, 70,000 people show….

Duran Duran’s 'Paper Gods'

Roger Taylor Discusses Duran Duran’s Paper Gods Track by Track

Roger Taylor and the hit-making British “new romantic” band Duran Duran are back on the road, promoting their fourteenth album, Paper Gods. Taylor, who originally joined Duran Duran in 1979—replacing a drum machine—takes us through the release track-by-track….