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Category: Drummers

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

Firth at a rehearsal with the BSO in the ’70s

Vic Firth: 1930 to 2015

Modern Drummer was saddened to hear of the passing of Vic Firth. The following profile on the performing and manufacturing giant, written by Lauren Vogel Weiss, first appeared in the July 2013 issue of Drum Business magazine….

On the Beat With Alan Balamut of Rivers of Nihil

On the Beat With Alan Balamut of Rivers of Nihil

I started drumming at the age of fifteen and got instantly hooked. I practiced non-stop striving to learn the fundamentals of drumming. As time went by I got more interested in extreme drumming. I found it fascinating and my goal was to work my way into playing that style…