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  • Hello, MD readers! The song I’m playing in this video is one of my favorites on our EP. I remember the day I came in to lay down drums for the record, and I was so pumped when we finally got around to this one....

    Phoenix Arn-Horn of Courage My Love

    Hello, MD readers! The song I’m playing in this video is one of my favorites on our EP. I remember the day I came in to lay down drums for the record, and I was so pumped when we finally got around to this one….

  • I’ve been drumming for the past ten years, and it has been the most rewarding thing I have done in my life....

    Andrew Weber of Green or Blue

    I’ve been drumming for the past ten years, and it has been the most rewarding thing I have done in my life….

  • I’m excited to write my first blog post for <i>Modern Drummer</i> and introduce myself as the drummer of Chevonne & the Fuzz. Although I joined after the writing and recording process for our debut EP, <i>Fire At Will</i>, I’m proud to be able to share these tunes with the world from the stage.

    Matt Graff of Chevonne & the Fuzz

    I’m excited to write my first blog post for Modern Drummer and introduce myself as the drummer of Chevonne & the Fuzz. Although I joined after the writing and recording process for our debut EP, Fire At Will, I’m proud to be able to share these tunes with the world from the stage.

  • Ever since I was a young boy, I have known what I wanted to do with my life....

    Blaze Bateh of SoftSpot and BAMBARA

    Ever since I was a young boy, I have known what I wanted to do with my life….

  • I’m the kind of person that feels really guilty missing even just one day of practice. For a long time, like any practicing drummer, I’ve been struggling on how to practice, while also completely forgetting how not to....

    Fede of Destrage

    I’m the kind of person that feels really guilty missing even just one day of practice. For a long time, like any practicing drummer, I’ve been struggling on how to practice, while also completely forgetting how not to….

  • When the opportunity came about to film a drum play-through for <em>Modern Drummer</em>, I was thrilled and knew exactly which song I wanted to use for it. With “The Queen Of Hearts” being the last song on our record <em>Gold Tattoos</em>, I tried to make it sound like an epic finale by using as many influences in it as possible.

    Chad Kowal of Farewell, My Love (w/ VIDEO)

    When the opportunity came about to film a drum play-through for Modern Drummer, I was thrilled and knew exactly which song I wanted to use for it. With “The Queen Of Hearts” being the last song on our record Gold Tattoos, I tried to make it sound like an epic finale by using as many influences in it as possible.

  • Hi there, <em>Modern Drummer</em> readers. My name is Francesco Lucidi, and I currently handle all the drum duties for Anna Phoebe and Jurojin....

    Francesco Lucidi of Anna Phoebe

    Hi there, Modern Drummer readers. My name is Francesco Lucidi, and I currently handle all the drum duties for Anna Phoebe and Jurojin….

  • I met Neneh Cherry back in December 2012 around a campfire on a rooftop in East London. 
By the end of the meeting it was fairly evident that there was potential in us working together.

    Tom Page of RocketNumberNine and Neneh Cherry

    I met Neneh Cherry back in December 2012 around a campfire on a rooftop in East London. 
By the end of the meeting it was fairly evident that there was potential in us working together.

  • Yo, yo, yo! What’s up beautiful people of <em>Modern Drummer</em>? My name is Duncan Burnett. I am a twenty-four-year-old artist/musician/producer from the middle of the map—Olathe, Kansas to be exact....

    Duncan Burnett of Mime Game

    Yo, yo, yo! What’s up beautiful people of Modern Drummer? My name is Duncan Burnett. I am a twenty-four-year-old artist/musician/producer from the middle of the map—Olathe, Kansas to be exact….

  • 2014 began as an amazing journey in New Zealand and Australia for the Big Day Out festival. Throughout the three weeks spent on the road there, I not only became more confident as a drummer but also as a human....

    JR Kurtz of CSS

    2014 began as an amazing journey in New Zealand and Australia for the Big Day Out festival. Throughout the three weeks spent on the road there, I not only became more confident as a drummer but also as a human….

  • It’s been a little bit since my last blog, although I was fortunate enough to be featured in the “Up and Coming” of the February 2014 issue. On our most recent tour of Europe, I had the idea to write about some of the things I carry with me....

    John Clardy of Tera Melos

    It’s been a little bit since my last blog, although I was fortunate enough to be featured in the “Up and Coming” of the February 2014 issue. On our most recent tour of Europe, I had the idea to write about some of the things I carry with me….

  • My search for a drum sound has been an active one. I’ve played everything from an old-school “tube” Tama from the late-’80s to fusion-size Pearl, Yamaha, and PDP drumkits....

    Sunny Leejean of Activator and the Meaning of Life

    My search for a drum sound has been an active one. I’ve played everything from an old-school “tube” Tama from the late-’80s to fusion-size Pearl, Yamaha, and PDP drumkits….

  • Bombast. Explosions. Harnessing the energy of Bonham in a...reggae band? Hi, I’m Ian “Meat” Miller, drummer for Spiritual Rez, a volcanic reggae/rock group out of Boston that brings the dance party like you’ve never seen.

    Ian “Meat” Miller of Spiritual Rez

    Bombast. Explosions. Harnessing the energy of Bonham in a…reggae band? Hi, I’m Ian “Meat” Miller, drummer for Spiritual Rez, a volcanic reggae/rock group out of Boston that brings the dance party like you’ve never seen.

  • I started playing drums in public school, and my parents signed me up for lessons almost right away....

    Dave Ketchum of Coney Hatch

    I started playing drums in public school, and my parents signed me up for lessons almost right away….

  • Playing in Krypton Monkeys offers a unique challenge in that we have backing tracks, so I play with a click track....

    Jim Dudash of the Krypton Monkeys

    Playing in Krypton Monkeys offers a unique challenge in that we have backing tracks, so I play with a click track….

  • I couldn’t be more pleased with of our debut full-length album, You’ll Just Have to Wait. Making the record was a great time and was a fun reminder of what rock and roll is all about....

    Harry Keithline of Wise Girl

    I couldn’t be more pleased with of our debut full-length album, You’ll Just Have to Wait. Making the record was a great time and was a fun reminder of what rock and roll is all about….

  • Good day, fellow Modern Drummer fanatics. Most of you don’t know who I am, but if you skim your way through this brief and painless memoir of my drumming existence, you’ll probably end up knowing more about me than you bargained for....

    Beau Kuther of Smallpools

    Good day, fellow Modern Drummer fanatics. Most of you don’t know who I am, but if you skim your way through this brief and painless memoir of my drumming existence, you’ll probably end up knowing more about me than you bargained for….

  • Hello fellow drummers, music lovers, and MD readers! My name is Johnny Richardson and I live in Nashville, Tennessee and am beginning my third year as superstar country artist Trace Adkins’ drummer....

    Johnny Richardson with Trace Adkins

    Hello fellow drummers, music lovers, and MD readers! My name is Johnny Richardson and I live in Nashville, Tennessee and am beginning my third year as superstar country artist Trace Adkins’ drummer….

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