Category: Drummers

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

Steve Smith and Vital Information, Photo by Andrew Lepley

Steve Smith and Vital Information NYC Edition U.S. Tour

Steve Smith and Vital Information NYC Edition are beginning a U.S. tour supporting the group’s Viewpoint album, which comes out next Tuesday, May 26. The band features, of course, Steve Smith on drums, as well as Andy Fusco on sax, Mark Soskin on keyboards, Baron Browne on bass, and Vinny Valentino on guitar….

Drummer Dave DiCenso

On the Beat With Josh Groban’s Dave DiCenso: Discussing His New Book, “Rhythm and Drumming Demystified”

Hello fans of music, drumming, and Modern Drummer! My name is Dave DiCenso. I currently play drums for singer Josh Groban, and I am a professor at Berklee College of Music. I want to let you all know I have published a new book called Rhythm and Drumming Demystified. My goal was to offer a comprehensive method for expanding your vocabulary while improving your reading, timing, coordination, phrasing, and polyrhythmic skills….

Drummer Jayson Brinkworth

Drummer Blog: Top Canadian Drummer Jayson Brinkworth Checks In

I wanted to update you on a few things happening in my drumming world. First off let me say what an honor and pleasure it is to be part of the very prestigious Modern Drummer Education Team. It is amazing to share ideas and concepts with so many great players and readers. Also, it’s a treat to get to learn from the other team members and be inspired everyday (once a student, always a student). 2015 started off with a great Western Canadian tour backing up Aaron Pritchett, Cory Marquardt, and King and Cash. Also, Jess Moskaluke’s album Light Up the Night was nominated for a few Juno awards (the Canadian Grammys), and Jess has had one single reach gold status in Canada already (“Cheap Wine and Cigarrettes”)….

Carl Palmer with fans who purchased his art to aid Camp Good Days & Special Times (for children with cancer), the American Cancer Society, and the Child Advocacy Center of Philadelphia.

Carl Palmer and the “Art” of Giving Continues

Carl Palmer, one of rock’s iconic figures, and a founding member of Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Asia, in association with Los Angeles art company Scene Four, recently completed a three-day run of art exhibits in Rochester, NY, Bath, PA, and Philadelphia PA on May 2, 3, and 4, respectively….

Hollis Brown by Becky Yee

Drummer Blog: Hollis Brown’s Andrew Zehnal Shares his Story and Discusses New Record

Hello MD readers! My name is Andrew Zehnal, and I’m the drummer for the NYC band Hollis Brown. I’m super-excited to announce that our new record, 3 Shots, was released on May 5 on Jullian Records. It’s well known that Modern Drummer is the premier drum magazine, and I’m extremely honored to write this blog. I’ve been an avid reader of MD since I got into drums over twenty years ago….