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  • So far, 2014 is shaping up to be an unreal year for our drum events here in Canada and for my own teaching and playing career. We recently wrapped up our third-annual Stickman Drum Experience camp, which took place July 2–6, and I thought it might be fun to step you through the event day-by-day....

    The Stickman Drum Experience and the Regina Drum Festival’s Jayson Brinkworth

    So far, 2014 is shaping up to be an unreal year for our drum events here in Canada and for my own teaching and playing career. We recently wrapped up our third-annual Stickman Drum Experience camp, which took place July 2–6, and I thought it might be fun to step you through the event day-by-day….

  • I’m currently in Los Angeles producing and recording drums from my home studio for GRA Records, on which my new jazz-fusion album, <em>Behind the Tree</em>, is coming soon.

    Franco De Vita’s Javier “Javo” Barrera

    I’m currently in Los Angeles producing and recording drums from my home studio for GRA Records, on which my new jazz-fusion album, Behind the Tree, is coming soon.

  • My relationship with the drumkit and all it represents is different than most drummers I know. For me, there is a before, and there is an after.

    Rob Rufus of Blacklist Royals

    My relationship with the drumkit and all it represents is different than most drummers I know. For me, there is a before, and there is an after.

  • What’s going on, <em>Modern Drummer</em> readers? I’m stoked to be supplying my first official blog for you. Those of you not familiar with me, I’m a hand drummer and percussionist based in Tennessee.

    Percussionist Melanie Howe

    What’s going on, Modern Drummer readers? I’m stoked to be supplying my first official blog for you. Those of you not familiar with me, I’m a hand drummer and percussionist based in Tennessee.

  • Back in November, we had the privilege of recording our debut album with producer Peter Katis. The entire record was recorded over just ten days, which was an incredibly intense and challenging, yet rewarding, experience....

    Shona McVicar of Honeyblood

    Back in November, we had the privilege of recording our debut album with producer Peter Katis. The entire record was recorded over just ten days, which was an incredibly intense and challenging, yet rewarding, experience….

  • Drumming is a social interaction between human beings. It’s more than just the sounds of all of the various surfaces that we hit with different stuff and things....

    Dominic Billett of Toy Soldiers

    Drumming is a social interaction between human beings. It’s more than just the sounds of all of the various surfaces that we hit with different stuff and things….

  • This past year we found ourselves playing in Germany at the Euroblast Festival as well as countless shows around our part of the country, writing, recording, and releasing our new album, <em>Truth Knowledge Vision</em>.

    Pete Costa of Torrential Downpour

    This past year we found ourselves playing in Germany at the Euroblast Festival as well as countless shows around our part of the country, writing, recording, and releasing our new album, Truth Knowledge Vision.

  • Hello, MD! My name is Joey Doino, and I’m the drummer for the Brooklyn-born, Nashville-based rock band Arc & Stones. We’re gearing up for loads of summer tour dates in support of our sophomore EP, As You Were, which was released on June 10....

    Joey Doino of Arc & Stones

    Hello, MD! My name is Joey Doino, and I’m the drummer for the Brooklyn-born, Nashville-based rock band Arc & Stones. We’re gearing up for loads of summer tour dates in support of our sophomore EP, As You Were, which was released on June 10….

  • Hello, MD! Brandon Mullins from Beartooth here to share with you some of what goes on in my world as a drummer....

    Brandon Mullins of Beartooth

    Hello, MD! Brandon Mullins from Beartooth here to share with you some of what goes on in my world as a drummer….

  • Hi! I’m Jonny Williams, and I play drums in Childhood, from London, UK. I started playing drums when I was fourteen. I was told to play drums by a friend because I was awful at guitar....

    Jonny Williams of Childhood

    Hi! I’m Jonny Williams, and I play drums in Childhood, from London, UK. I started playing drums when I was fourteen. I was told to play drums by a friend because I was awful at guitar….

  • Hello, <em>MD</em> readers! Morgan Agren here to fill you in on a quick update as to what I’ve been up to. Below are links to the new Mats/Morgan CD, <em>Schack Tati</em>, out now on Cuneiform Records and also some other news.

    Morgan Agren

    Hello, MD readers! Morgan Agren here to fill you in on a quick update as to what I’ve been up to. Below are links to the new Mats/Morgan CD, Schack Tati, out now on Cuneiform Records and also some other news.

  • While I was working on my Rock Perspective columns for the August 2013 through January 2014 issues of <em>Modern Drummer</em>, I was also recording drum tracks for my new project, VHF, with guitarist Joel Hoekstra and bassist Tony Franklin.

    VHF’s Todd Vinny Vinciguerra

    While I was working on my Rock Perspective columns for the August 2013 through January 2014 issues of Modern Drummer, I was also recording drum tracks for my new project, VHF, with guitarist Joel Hoekstra and bassist Tony Franklin.

  • Skid Row has another busy year. We finished recording the second in a series of three EPs, <em>Rise Of The Damnation Army, United World Rebellion: Chapter Two</em>, which has a release date of August 5 in the United States....

    Rob Hammersmith of Skid Row

    Skid Row has another busy year. We finished recording the second in a series of three EPs, Rise Of The Damnation Army, United World Rebellion: Chapter Two, which has a release date of August 5 in the United States….

  • Hello, <em>Modern Drummer</em> readers. I was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Watching my older brother, Paris (Alvin) Potts, and cousin Al Jackson, Jr. inspired me to play drums and marching drums throughout school, where my major was in music.

    Steve Potts of Paul Rodgers

    Hello, Modern Drummer readers. I was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Watching my older brother, Paris (Alvin) Potts, and cousin Al Jackson, Jr. inspired me to play drums and marching drums throughout school, where my major was in music.

  • Hey <em>MD</em> drummers! I’m writing this from our tour bus. We recently finished up on the North American leg of the Ingrid Michaelson Lights Out tour. It’s hard to believe it’s my eleventh year as Ingrid’s drummer and live programmer....

    Elliot Jacobson of Ingrid Michaelson

    Hey MD drummers! I’m writing this from our tour bus. We recently finished up on the North American leg of the Ingrid Michaelson Lights Out tour. It’s hard to believe it’s my eleventh year as Ingrid’s drummer and live programmer….

  • Performing with the Suffers for the last couple of years has been an experience. The process of writing, recording, and playing live is really a pleasure because of the (nine!) other talented musicians in the band....

    Nick Zamora of the Suffers

    Performing with the Suffers for the last couple of years has been an experience. The process of writing, recording, and playing live is really a pleasure because of the (nine!) other talented musicians in the band….

  • I’m a twenty-four-year-old session drummer from Sydney, Australia. I’ve toured, played, and recorded for many Australian artists, such as Ngaiire, Mike Nock, James Morrison, Lancelot, Toucan, Phebe Starr, Pluto Jonze, Argentina, Tokyo Denmark Sweden, Mrs. Bishop, Tim Fitz, and Iluka....

    James Jennings of Lime Cordiale

    I’m a twenty-four-year-old session drummer from Sydney, Australia. I’ve toured, played, and recorded for many Australian artists, such as Ngaiire, Mike Nock, James Morrison, Lancelot, Toucan, Phebe Starr, Pluto Jonze, Argentina, Tokyo Denmark Sweden, Mrs. Bishop, Tim Fitz, and Iluka….

  • I am not sure exactly where and when my musical journey began because when I was quite young my grandmother started teaching my sister and I the piano, but I was more interested in other things....

    Brett “the Ratt” Romnes of I Am the Avalanche

    I am not sure exactly where and when my musical journey began because when I was quite young my grandmother started teaching my sister and I the piano, but I was more interested in other things….

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