Hey MD drummers! How’s everybody doing? It’s Denny Seiwell checking in from Los Angeles. I’ve been playing drums since I was five years old. My dad was a drummer and I’ve had a pretty wonderful career that includes over two hundred or so albums/CDs, and a slew of TV shows and movie soundtracks.
Hi MD drummer dudes and girls! This is a fun time in my career. After forty-nine years in the music business and touring the world many times playing arenas, stadiums, theaters, etc., I’ve reached a point where I can sit back and review my life of drumming and music….
Hey everyone! I’m Jessica Forsythe and I drum in a band out of Minneapolis called Sick of Sarah. I moved to Minneapolis to audition for the band back in 2009 and have been a professional touring drummer ever since….
Hello MD! With the nickname “Memphis,” it’s not hard to tell where I’m from. I grew up around a lot of musicians and have been playing drums since age two. I’m currently with the soul/funk/R&B band, Josh Hoyer and Soul…
Greetings fellow drummers, it’s been a few years since my first MD blog and the release of my DVD Concept and Philosophies. My educational passions still continue to forge ahead….
Hello MD readers! I was catching up with some fellow musicians and they posed perhaps the most simplest of questions: “Why did you choose drums?”
Hi, everybody! David Uosikkinen here. I’ve been playing drums with the Hooters for thirty-six years and we’re getting ready to tour this spring and summer. We will be out for thirty shows….
Hey guys and girls! My name is Matthew Parkitny and I play drums in the band Hands Like Houses. I’m super stoked to be writing a little number here on the Modern Drummer “On the Beat” feature, so here we go!
Hello MD! My name is Danny Dolan from the Virginmarys. I live in Macclesfield, England and I consider myself a drummer. My introduction to the drum world began on my sixth birthday. I remember my dad being more excited than me about the “best-ever present” he had bought—a full-size ten-piece Pearl drumkit with what seemed like a million and one cymbals….
Hi MD! The Australian leg of (Matchbox Twenty) Rob Thomas’ solo tour, The Great Unknown, was exciting. It was great to get back to Australia again and to experience such a beautiful country. The shows were phenomenal, and each one felt like it got better as the dates went forward….
Hi! There are limited choices growing up in a small town, especially in music. I had the choice of the Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, or the one radio station, which was country music. I chose the Beatles, and have tried my best to not stray too far from it when I approach playing the drums….
Hi MD, my name is Anup Sastry and I play drums in a band called Monuments. Below is a video of me recording my band’s song “Quasimodo” for the Creative Live Boot Camp with engineer/producer Eyal Levi….
Hi MD! I’ve been meaning to send you a little blurb about Elton John’s latest record and what we’ve been doing. The album Wonderful Crazy Night was released February 2016 and we have been playing promotional concerts starting in Los Angeles, then over to London and Paris….
Hey folks! My name is Jon Rotman and I have been a reader of Modern Drummer since 1977, when at age ten, my mom bought me my first copy with Chicago’s Danny Seraphine on the cover. That issue marked the beginning of an amazing journey!