My previous Modern Drummer blog told the tale of a pregnant drummer—eighty-three gigs across the country during the nine months that I had a tiny human developing inside of me….
Hey, Modern Drummer readers! I’m Joe, the guy behind the kit for Secrets. With Secrets, I’ve been lucky enough to tour the world and record two albums I’m proud of (we just finished a third), all while surrounded by three of my best friends. But those things didn’t just happen overnight….
From the first bar of the deep-shuffle opener, “La Place Street,” McClenty Hunter hits the grooving sweet spot and never flags throughout the joyous disc….
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….
Hi MD readers. This is Peter Ulrich, former drums/percussion for Dead Can Dance, and currently with the Peter Ulrich Collaboration…
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….
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”)….
Proggy fusion that’s light on seriousness but heavy on the musicianship of Marco Minnemann and company.
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….
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….