Jazz-meets-house trio Moon Hooch’s third album, Red Sky, expands the group’s danceable sound while maintaining a spirit of spontaneity. Modern Drummer Online asked drummer James Muschler about making the record and bringing its electro-acoustic blend to a live audience.
Modern Drummer Online caught up with Stephen Perkins while he was prepping for a clinic tour and some dates with Jane’s Addiction, commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the group’s watershed album Ritual De Lo Habitual.
When you follow a drummer like Rat Scabies into a band, as Andrew “Pinch” Pinching of British punk institution the Damned did, it’s easy to figure that to some extent, you’re always going to be viewed as “the new guy.”
Allen is a revered figure in the field of forward-reaching, swinging jazz rooted in the tradition. When he first made waves in the jazz world, joining Freddie Hubbard’s band in 1982 at the tender age of nineteen, elder giants took note.
Sheila E played a one-of-a-kind DW custom kit as part of a special musical celebration honoring Prince at the BET Awards, June 26 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
(Available in print and digitally June 30, 2016) Print Copy ○ iTunes ○ Amazon ○ GooglePlay ○ Subscribe On the Cover Slipknot’s Jay Weinberg “They didn’t want a copycat, so I needed to play it in my own way. I…
Hello to my fellow drummers, and a big thank you to Modern Drummer for letting me add to On the Beat. My name is Brian “Nucci” Cantrell and I am the drummer and backing vocalist for the English Beat. I feel fortunate to have a gig that involves playing pop, ska, reggae, and even some punk style of drumming.
Hey Modern Drummer readers, this is Cole Marcus. I’m a seventeen-year-old drummer with a thirteen-year long professional career. I started playing at ten months old, and landed my first artist endorsements at age four with Mapex, Zildjian, and Vic Firth, with more added after that (Evans, Yamaha DTX, Cympad, GoPro, Humes & Berg, RocNSoc).
Greetings, fellow drummers! I’m very excited to introduce Upbeat Outreach to the drumming community. My name is Mike Wrench, and I am a drummer and clinician whose passion is exploring the endless abilities in the realm of drumming. You can find me speaking and teaching at events from Rich Redmond’s Drummers Weekend to my local YMCA and regional development centers.
Hello Modern Drummer readers, Hawk Lopez here from John Corbett, Solomon Burke, Little Steven, and Crown of Thorns.
Hi MD, I’m Charles “Moose” Allicie from the Canadian alternative rock band Your Favorite Enemies.
Hello Modern Drummer readers, fellow drummers, and music lovers. My name is David Frangioni and I’ve been playing the drums since I was two years old. Doing the math, that gives me about forty-five plus years of drum time.
It’s not a stretch to say Tony Thaxton’s drumming is just as vital to Motion City Soundtrack’s DNA as frontman Justin Pierre’s infectious melodies and neurotic internal monologue. Trust me—my band shared a Minneapolis practice space with Motion City in the early aughts, when they cycled though timekeepers at a Spinal Tap-esque clip, searching in vain to find a rhythmic match to their curiously jagged, sugar-soaked songs. You could hear the potential, but the band was not quite awesome—mainly due to constant rhythm-section turnover.
Hey everyone! I’m Caitlin Kalafus. I had the privilege of writing a blog for Modern Drummer about six years ago and I’m so honored to be here saying hello again!