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Feature stories and articles from Modern Drummer.

Listen to the Drumming: Great Tracks From MD’s March 2016 Issue

Listen to the Drumming: Great Tracks From MD’s March 2016 Issue

Our latest Playlist includes tracks from cover artist Barry Kerch and Shinedown, Jellyfish, Spock’s Beard, Dixie Dregs, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Vinnie Colaiuta, Savages, Daughter, and more incredible artists featured throughout the pages of the March 2016 issue of Modern Drummer magazine. Listen below or in the Spotify app….

Drummer Brit Turner

Brit Turner on Blackberry Smoke’s Holding All the Roses

Blackberry Smoke provided one of the year’s crossover album hits, topping country and rock charts with the Brendan O’Brien–produced Holding All the Roses. And once again, the Turner brothers, bassist Richard and drummer Brit, locked it all down with a sultry Southern swagger. MD caught up with Brit before a soundcheck at the 02 Academy in Birmingham, England….

Daughter’s Remi Aguilella

Daughter’s Remi Aguilella

Daughter’s sophomore effort, Not to Disappear, came out this January, and we got a chance to shoot Aguilella some questions as he was getting ready for a tour-filled 2016….

David Bowie

David Bowie: A Different View

The music world is quite a bit less bold today with the passing of David Bowie, the iconic artist who was as famous for his appetite for new musical ideas as he was for his ability to wholeheartedly inhabit whatever sonic world he created. One happy result of the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer’s adventurous spirit is the treasure trove of wonderful drumming performances—and, even more importantly, drumming ideas—that his forty-decades-deep recorded catalog contains. Bowie spoke to Modern Drummer in July of 1997, providing great insight into the many wonderful drummers who served him so well over the years. In honor of his passing, we present that article here in full.

John Demeski

John Demeski on Speed the Plough’s New Album, Now

New Jerseys indie group Speed the Plough’s first album in four years, Now, features the kit work of John Demeski. John is the son of one-time STP drummer Stanley Demeski, who some readers will recognize as a longtime member of the influential group the Feelies. Modern Drummer Online caught up with John to learn what it was like for him to join the multi-generational ensemble, and about the influences that feed his playing.

Bobby Rondinelli

Bobby Rondinelli

With a résumé that includes Blue Öyster Cult, Rainbow, Quiet Riot, Black Sabbath, and more recently, Mountain guitarist Leslie West and the Axel Rudi Pell Band, Bobby Rondinelli remains a mega-force in heavy-rock drumming….