Category: Drummers

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

Video Tour! Will Calhoun's Living Colour Kit

Video Tour! Will Calhoun’s Living Colour Kit

We recently caught up with Calhoun at a Living Colour show and chatted with him about the gear he’s using on tour to support the band’s latest release, Shade. His Mapex Saturn series kit is outfitted with some new prototype heads. “I’m experimenting with Evans’ Red Hydraulics,” Will says. “They allow me to smash the drums in a big room without having too many overtones.”

Vinnie Appice

On the Beat With Vinny Appice: Talks Bands, Tours, Projects, and More

Hi, everyone! For years I have been in a couple of very successful, famous bands and it has kept me busy with full schedules of endless touring and recordings. The music industry was in good shape back then, but times and the industry have changed and now many musicians are in different projects, bands, and offering different ways to make music and money at the same time. Presently I find myself multitasking; I actually enjoy the different musical challenges that come my way now. It’s a fantastic feeling to be in a great band, however, and that will never change.

Van Romaine

On the Beat With Van Romaine of Enrique Iglesias, Steve Morse, and Nena: Talks Artists, Mixes, and Tours

Hello, Modern Drummer readers. Whether some of you might know me from the Steve Morse Band, Enrique Iglesias, or from my last On The Beat feature, welcome! It’s been a crazy busy past two years, producing, tracking, or writing in NYC and setting up my new studio along with touring with Enrique Iglesias, Nena (“99 Luftballons???), and some others. After getting “go-pro’d??? a couple weeks back in Austria with Nena’s slammin’ band I thought this would be a good time to share some video and some ideas about playing with different artists and setups.

Terry Bozzio

On the Beat With Terry Bozzio: Talks Artistry, Music, and 2016 Tour

Hello my dear drum brothers! Some of you may not know who I am or what I’ve done for the past few years, or may not follow me because I don’t fit into the popular music scene much these days. Many of you younger drummers may not even know who the most important guys I ever played with were (Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, Missing Persons, and Mick Jagger might be some of the most well known). But for the last few years I’ve been touring as a solo drum artist, all on my own with no support except for a booking agent, PR guy, and my tech (both ex-drummers).