See what’s in the November 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Living Colour’s Will Calhoun!
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.”
Hey there, MD readers! I’m psyched to write an On the Beat entry for you. I was out this summer with the fabulous Melissa Etheridge. We went as a trio, with Melissa on guitar/vocals, David Santos (Billy Joel, John Fogerty, Crosby, Stills, and Nash) on bass, and myself.
Longtime New York City drummer Tony Leone is currently on the road with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood.
Iconic indie band the Pixies has just released its newest album, “Head Carrier”, a twelve-song set that recalls the alternative/punk sound that defined the band in the late ’80s and early ’90s.
Hi, MD readers! My name is Joe Fitzgerald and I’ve been drumming with the Irish pop band Pugwash since 2010.
On September 30, pianist, composer, and bandleader Kris Davis is releasing Duopoly, a series of duets performed with eight colleagues, including guitarists Bill Frisell and Julian Lage, pianists Craig Taborn and Angelica Sanchez, reed players Tim Berne and Don Byron, and drummers Billy Drummond and Marcus Gilmore.
Greetings MD! My name is Paul Figueroa and I play drums for Crobot, a hard rock riffy groove band based out of Pottsville, PA. This year we recorded and released our second album, Welcome to Fat City, and are revving up the tour engines in support of it.
Wow, MD—it’s an honor! I’m a touring musician (Vandaveer, Horse Feathers, and Small Batch, among others) and the session drummer at Shangri-la Productions with producer Duane Lundy in Lexington, Kentucky.
There’s a lot of anticipation surrounding the October release of Swedish extreme metal band Meshuggah’s eighth full-length album, The Violent Sleep of Reason.
What’s up, Modern Drummer readers! I am Richard Wicander and I play drums for Fire From the Gods. We recently released our debut album Narrative on Rise Records. I am beyond excited to see the world’s reaction to this record after having put so much work into it.
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.
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.
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).