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Archive of Drummers

  • Hello, <em>Modern Drummer</em> readers! It’s been a while since I last checked in from “the North Woods.” I see all is great in drum land—so many amazing new talents every day!

    Karl Latham

    Hello, Modern Drummer readers! It’s been a while since I last checked in from “the North Woods.” I see all is great in drum land—so many amazing new talents every day!

  • Rudiments On Congas, available via Drum Channel, features nearly two hours of lesson material from world-renowned drummer and percussionist Alex Acuña (Weather Report, Paul McCartney, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and more)....

    Rudiments On Congas by Alex Acuña Available as Download or on DVD

    Rudiments On Congas, available via Drum Channel, features nearly two hours of lesson material from world-renowned drummer and percussionist Alex Acuña (Weather Report, Paul McCartney, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and more)….

  • We’re coming up to the one-year anniversary of the band Tempt, and I thought that in my blog it would be interesting to give you the drummer’s perspective on trying to make it in the music business....

    Jimmi Kane of Tempt

    We’re coming up to the one-year anniversary of the band Tempt, and I thought that in my blog it would be interesting to give you the drummer’s perspective on trying to make it in the music business….

  • Peter Erskine shines on this (almost completely) restored presentation of an all-star live event....

    Don Grolnick
    The Complete London Concert

    Peter Erskine shines on this (almost completely) restored presentation of an all-star live event….

  • When I was twelve, my two best friends decided they wanted to perform as a band in our middle school talent show. The problem was that only one of us could actually play an instrument with any decency, and that person was not me. It was decided that I would learn the drums for the Weezer song “Why Bother,” and I had about a month to figure it out....

    John Fontana of the Futures League

    When I was twelve, my two best friends decided they wanted to perform as a band in our middle school talent show. The problem was that only one of us could actually play an instrument with any decency, and that person was not me. It was decided that I would learn the drums for the Weezer song “Why Bother,” and I had about a month to figure it out….

  • I used to be awful at drums, just really awful. Lauren’s mother heard just how awful every day after school….

    Tiffanie Lanmon of Mirror Travel

    I used to be awful at drums, just really awful. Lauren’s mother heard just how awful every day after school….

  • Here, as a companion to our August 2014 Influences piece on Mason, we speak with the drummer about his new album, his early days, the drummers who inspired him, and more....

    Influences: Harvey Mason

    Here, as a companion to our August 2014 Influences piece on Mason, we speak with the drummer about his new album, his early days, the drummers who inspired him, and more….

  • I’m from the faraway town of Perth, Western Australia. I play drums for the modern progressive metal band Voyager and also for the dirty fuzz punk blues band the Floors....

    Ash Doodkorte of Voyager (w/ VIDEO)

    I’m from the faraway town of Perth, Western Australia. I play drums for the modern progressive metal band Voyager and also for the dirty fuzz punk blues band the Floors….

  • I am twenty-two years old, and I hail from Sag Harbor, New York. Along with being in MWL, I am also the drummer for Jonny Lives! and the Killing Floor....

    Peter Landi of Marco With Love

    I am twenty-two years old, and I hail from Sag Harbor, New York. Along with being in MWL, I am also the drummer for Jonny Lives! and the Killing Floor….

  • From September 30 until October 6, drummer Ches Smith will bring in different collaborators and projects, both long-standing and burgeoning, to the Stone in New York City. In the past decade, Ches Smith has become one of the most in-demand drummers in New York. He has lent his unique style to bands led by Marc Ribot, Tim Berne, and Mary Halvorson, and he is an active collaborator with the bands Secret Chiefs 3 and Xiu Xiu....

    Drummer Ches Smith Taking Residence at the Stone in NYC Beginning September 30

    From September 30 until October 6, drummer Ches Smith will bring in different collaborators and projects, both long-standing and burgeoning, to the Stone in New York City. In the past decade, Ches Smith has become one of the most in-demand drummers in New York. He has lent his unique style to bands led by Marc Ribot, Tim Berne, and Mary Halvorson, and he is an active collaborator with the bands Secret Chiefs 3 and Xiu Xiu….

  • Drummer/educator Swiss Chris has played on Grammy winning tracks with artists like John Legend, Sir Elton John, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, Dead Prez, Wyclef Jean, DMC, Gloria Gaynor, and Estelle. As an educator, Swiss has led courses at Berklee College of Music, Brooklyn College, Sam Ash, Guitar Center, Drum TV, NAMM, and Musikmesse....

    Swiss Chris Clinic at School of Rock, Brooklyn, NY

    Drummer/educator Swiss Chris has played on Grammy winning tracks with artists like John Legend, Sir Elton John, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, Dead Prez, Wyclef Jean, DMC, Gloria Gaynor, and Estelle. As an educator, Swiss has led courses at Berklee College of Music, Brooklyn College, Sam Ash, Guitar Center, Drum TV, NAMM, and Musikmesse….

  • Mike Johnston, drummer, educator, and founder of the world’s largest educational website for drummers, Mikeslessons.com, will host a free CreativeLive class on August 14, beginning at 9 am PDT/12 pm EDT, titled “Becoming a Music Teacher: The Art of Sharing Your Talent.” The seven-hour course covers everything from delivering information and engaging students to the business end of teaching....

    FREE EVENT! Mike Johnston to host CreativeLive class “Becoming a Music Teacher: The Art of Sharing Your Talent”

    Mike Johnston, drummer, educator, and founder of the world’s largest educational website for drummers, Mikeslessons.com, will host a free CreativeLive class on August 14, beginning at 9 am PDT/12 pm EDT, titled “Becoming a Music Teacher: The Art of Sharing Your Talent.” The seven-hour course covers everything from delivering information and engaging students to the business end of teaching….

  • This fall, award-winning percussionist Pete Lockett will treat audiences to a dynamic, entertaining, and informative showcase of drumming and percussion from every part of the globe. His “Drums Around the World” tour will include the exploration of world rhythms complemented by subtle sound design and electronics....

    Pete Lockett Fall 2014 “Drums Around the World” Solo Tour

    This fall, award-winning percussionist Pete Lockett will treat audiences to a dynamic, entertaining, and informative showcase of drumming and percussion from every part of the globe. His “Drums Around the World” tour will include the exploration of world rhythms complemented by subtle sound design and electronics….

  • 2014 started out with an appearance on JUCE TV featuring an interview of my band SuperNova Remnant and the debut of our music video, produced by Jeff Hamm, for our new single “Miracle."

    James Michael McLester of SuperNova Remnant

    2014 started out with an appearance on JUCE TV featuring an interview of my band SuperNova Remnant and the debut of our music video, produced by Jeff Hamm, for our new single “Miracle.”

  • Drummer Dean Zimmer spoke with Modern Drummer about his viral success and life since gaining notoriety through the short film, "Drummer Wanted."

    Dean Zimmer: Drummer Still Wanted

    Drummer Dean Zimmer spoke with Modern Drummer about his viral success and life since gaining notoriety through the short film, “Drummer Wanted.”

  • Modern Drummer recently chatted with longtime Jethro Tull drummer Doane Perry while doing research for an article on drummer Dean Zimmer. Perry spoke at length about his relationship with Zimmer as well as his great friendship with the late, great Mark Craney, who, in addition to preceding Perry in Tull, turned heads with fusion violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and sophisticated pop vocalist Gino Vannelli. Next year marks a decade since Craney’s death, so this was the perfect opportunity to reflect on his exceptional talent....

    A Tale of Two Tull Drummers: Doane Perry and Mark Craney

    Modern Drummer recently chatted with longtime Jethro Tull drummer Doane Perry while doing research for an article on drummer Dean Zimmer. Perry spoke at length about his relationship with Zimmer as well as his great friendship with the late, great Mark Craney, who, in addition to preceding Perry in Tull, turned heads with fusion violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and sophisticated pop vocalist Gino Vannelli. Next year marks a decade since Craney’s death, so this was the perfect opportunity to reflect on his exceptional talent….

  • Click here to check out a video to accompany the Jazz Drummer's Workshop column on Brazilian applications of Syncopation from the September 2014 issue.

    VIDEO! Syncopation Revisited, Part 5: Brazilian Applications

    Click here to check out a video to accompany the Jazz Drummer’s Workshop column on Brazilian applications of Syncopation from the September 2014 issue.

  • Hello all! I’m Austin Lane from Bournemouth, England. I am the drummer for the band Seven, and I am a drum department manager and an all-round drum geek....

    Austin Lane of Seven

    Hello all! I’m Austin Lane from Bournemouth, England. I am the drummer for the band Seven, and I am a drum department manager and an all-round drum geek….

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