Born in Long Island, New York, Zummo began drumming at the early age of three when he discovered his dad’s drumkit. By the time he was seven he was an award-winning drummer, taking home the top prize in Long Island Drum Center’s Battle of the Beats. In 2004, Zummo helped found the drum ensemble Street Drum Corps with his partners Bobby and Adam Alt.
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Recently a slew of products have been introduced that allow you to quickly modify your existing snare sound without having to break the bank on a new drum. Using these accessories, it’s possible to slash through a band, dry out your sound while adding beef, alter the drum’s pitch, finely attenuate frequencies and sustain, or enhance the snare with specialized effects, all within a matter of seconds. Let’s dig in!
Alphonse Mouzon came to prominence in the ’70s as one of the top drummers on the burgeoning fusion scene, playing with premier acts like Weather Report and Larry Coryell’s Eleventh House.
We recently had the opportunity to visit Bruce Hagwood of RBH Drums at his workshop in Virginia Beach. He gave us a behind-the-scenes look at his drum-making process and shared a little about the history of his company.
Blonde Redhead formed in downtown Manhattan in 1993 around Japanese art students Kazu Makino (vocals) and Maki Takahashi (bass) and Italian twin brothers Simone (drums) and Amadeo Pace (guitar and vocals).
With a new album on the shelves, a new single topping the charts, and an extensive domestic tour underway, things are looking bright for veteran drummer Jamie Perkins of the Pretty Reckless.
This past October 7, post-hardcore group Dance Gavin Dance released its seventh full-length studio album, “Mothership”. Throughout the record’s thirteen cuts, founding drummer Matt Mingus weaves a unique, genre-defying sense of feel between intricate breakdowns and pounding unison guitar riffs.
Tommy Benedetti, longtime drummer with the Boston-based roots/reggae vets John Brown’s Body, is currently on the road with the group supporting its newest release, Fireflies. Benedetti fills each song on the album to the brim with pure and tasteful grooves, and on tour he pushes them into overdrive.
The seventh Bee Gees album, Cucumber Castle, is unique for a couple reasons. Most famously, Robin Gibb had left the group in 1969, previous to the recording of the soundtrack to a television special of the same name, which was fleshed out with additional tracks for commercial release.
We recently spoke with Brad Wilk about Prophets of Rage, his new band with his Rage Against the Machine comrades Tom Morello and Tim Commerford, on the eve of its first tour.
40th Anniversary Modern Drummer Snare Collection 2016 marks the fortieth year of publication for Modern Drummer. To celebrate four decades as the world’s most widely read magazine exclusively for drummers, the company enlisted the help of master craftsman Bruce Hagwood of RBH Drums to build a very limited run of unique, handmade solid-shell and 3-ply […]
In the second Modern Drummer/David Sandström drum cam video premiere, the drummer performs Refused’s “The Deadly Rhythm.”
We recently caught up with Calhoun at a Living Colour show and chatted with him about the gear he’s using on tour to support the band’s latest release, Shade. His Mapex Saturn series kit is outfitted with some new prototype heads. “I’m experimenting with Evans’ Red Hydraulics,” Will says. “They allow me to smash the drums in a big room without having too many overtones.”
Longtime New York City drummer Tony Leone is currently on the road with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood.