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  • We’re coming up to the one-year anniversary of the band Tempt, and I thought that in my blog it would be interesting to give you the drummer’s perspective on trying to make it in the music business....

    Jimmi Kane of Tempt

    We’re coming up to the one-year anniversary of the band Tempt, and I thought that in my blog it would be interesting to give you the drummer’s perspective on trying to make it in the music business….

  • When I was twelve, my two best friends decided they wanted to perform as a band in our middle school talent show. The problem was that only one of us could actually play an instrument with any decency, and that person was not me. It was decided that I would learn the drums for the Weezer song “Why Bother,” and I had about a month to figure it out....

    John Fontana of the Futures League

    When I was twelve, my two best friends decided they wanted to perform as a band in our middle school talent show. The problem was that only one of us could actually play an instrument with any decency, and that person was not me. It was decided that I would learn the drums for the Weezer song “Why Bother,” and I had about a month to figure it out….

  • I used to be awful at drums, just really awful. Lauren’s mother heard just how awful every day after school….

    Tiffanie Lanmon of Mirror Travel

    I used to be awful at drums, just really awful. Lauren’s mother heard just how awful every day after school….

  • I’m from the faraway town of Perth, Western Australia. I play drums for the modern progressive metal band Voyager and also for the dirty fuzz punk blues band the Floors....

    Ash Doodkorte of Voyager (w/ VIDEO)

    I’m from the faraway town of Perth, Western Australia. I play drums for the modern progressive metal band Voyager and also for the dirty fuzz punk blues band the Floors….

  • I am twenty-two years old, and I hail from Sag Harbor, New York. Along with being in MWL, I am also the drummer for Jonny Lives! and the Killing Floor....

    Peter Landi of Marco With Love

    I am twenty-two years old, and I hail from Sag Harbor, New York. Along with being in MWL, I am also the drummer for Jonny Lives! and the Killing Floor….

  • 2014 started out with an appearance on JUCE TV featuring an interview of my band SuperNova Remnant and the debut of our music video, produced by Jeff Hamm, for our new single “Miracle."

    James Michael McLester of SuperNova Remnant

    2014 started out with an appearance on JUCE TV featuring an interview of my band SuperNova Remnant and the debut of our music video, produced by Jeff Hamm, for our new single “Miracle.”

  • Hello all! I’m Austin Lane from Bournemouth, England. I am the drummer for the band Seven, and I am a drum department manager and an all-round drum geek....

    Austin Lane of Seven

    Hello all! I’m Austin Lane from Bournemouth, England. I am the drummer for the band Seven, and I am a drum department manager and an all-round drum geek….

  • Hello, <em>Modern Drummer</em> readers! For nearly forty-five years you’ve known me as the drummer for Aerosmith, but I always had another dream, one that I never had the time to explore due to the demands of the music industry: to start my own business....

    Joey Kramer of Aerosmith

    Hello, Modern Drummer readers! For nearly forty-five years you’ve known me as the drummer for Aerosmith, but I always had another dream, one that I never had the time to explore due to the demands of the music industry: to start my own business….

  • What I’ve learned from drumming and the music business is that hard work and practice always pay off. It is important to give back to your community and to always treat people how you would like to be treated: with kindness and respect....

    Russ Garner With Larry Mitchell and Southern Fried Funk

    What I’ve learned from drumming and the music business is that hard work and practice always pay off. It is important to give back to your community and to always treat people how you would like to be treated: with kindness and respect….

  • I started playing music at a relatively young age, but the drums did not become my primary instrument until a little later in life. I actually spent my early musical years as a trumpet player....

    Ren Mathew of Bailiff

    I started playing music at a relatively young age, but the drums did not become my primary instrument until a little later in life. I actually spent my early musical years as a trumpet player….

  • The first drumset I owned was a Diamond Rock from JC Penney. My parents had to constantly replace the paper-thin heads because I was fervently trying to play the Police’s “Message in a Bottle.”

    Kevin Bowers of the Feed

    The first drumset I owned was a Diamond Rock from JC Penney. My parents had to constantly replace the paper-thin heads because I was fervently trying to play the Police’s “Message in a Bottle.”

  • Following a two-hour private drum lesson awarded by composer and multi-instrumentalist Stewart Copeland to one very lucky local high school student, the founder of world famous rock band the Police openly wondered why his celebrity status keeps growing. The sixty-two year old Copeland, whose Facebook fan base tops 76,000, continues to field demand for his critically acclaimed drumming prowess and orchestral composing talents....

    Tim Kane
    The Lesson of a Lifetime: Inside a Live Tutorial with Famed Drummer/Composer Stewart Copeland (VIDEO)

    Following a two-hour private drum lesson awarded by composer and multi-instrumentalist Stewart Copeland to one very lucky local high school student, the founder of world famous rock band the Police openly wondered why his celebrity status keeps growing. The sixty-two year old Copeland, whose Facebook fan base tops 76,000, continues to field demand for his critically acclaimed drumming prowess and orchestral composing talents….

  • 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….

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