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The latest drumming news.

Dick DiCenso

Dick DiCenso Passes

We at Modern Drummer were saddened to hear of the passing of Dick DiCenso, the father of renowned drummer Dave DiCenso and the founder of Dick DiCenso’s Drum Shop, which was founded in 1982 and for twenty-three years served the Quincy, Massachusetts, area.

Asheville Rhythm Presents Percussion Festival

Asheville Rhythm Presents Percussion Festival

This year’s festival will feature teaching artists from around the globe, including NYC-based drummer and composer Allison Miller, Portuguese world music hand pan artist Kabeção, Vicki Genfan, multi-percussionist David Kuckhermann, Mo’Rhythm Percussion School owner and innovator Monette Marino, West African dancer and choreographer Barakissa Coulibaly, and the founder of the festival, Asheville’s rhythm ambassador River Guerguerian….

Mikkey Dee

Scorpions Recruit Mikkey Dee For US Tour Dates

Iconic rockers Scorpions will hit the road in May for twelve North American headlining dates with Mikkey Dee, formerly of Motörhead, sitting in on drums for James Kottak, who is currently on break while he seeks medical attention….

Sabian Education Network Hosts Los Angeles Event at Musicians Institute

Sabian Education Network Hosts Los Angeles Event at Musicians Institute

The Sabian Education Network hosted a panel discussion event for drum teachers at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California. Led by SEN director Joe Bergamini, the panel featured Dave Black, Jeff Bowders, Fred Dinkins, and Pete Gamber and was attended by drum teachers and SEN members from Southern California….

Billy Martin and Cyro Baptista Rhythm, Sound, and Magic

Rhythm, Sound, and Magic Spring Camp

Join two old friends and masters of percussion Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin and Wood, John Scofield, Iggy Pop, Bob Moses) and Cyro Baptista (Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock, John Zorn, Yo Yo Ma, Trey Anastasio), plus special guests John Medeski and Amir Ziv, for a spring camp filled with playing, listening, composing, films, and playing some more….

Remo Belli Passes

Remo Inc. Founder Remo Belli Passes

The staff of Modern Drummer magazine is extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Remo Belli, founder of the world-renowned drumhead and percussion manufacturer that bares his name. We’ll make more information available as soon as it becomes available. Our sincere condolences go out to his family and employees….

Thomas Lang Presents Fifth Annual Big Drum Bonanza

Thomas Lang Presents Fifth Annual Big Drum Bonanza

Drummer/producer Thomas Lang (stOrk/Paul Gilbert) has announced that Big Drum Bonanza 2016 (BDB2016) will take place June 28 to July 2 at the Palm Garden Hotel in Thousand Oaks, California. Drummers of all ages, levels, and styles are invited to join Thomas Lang and his special guest instructors, including world-renowned drummers Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper), Brian Frasier Moore (Madonna/Justin Timberlake), Gergo Borlai (Tribal Tech), and the “mad scientist” of drumming, Scott Pellegrom….

Jim Chambers’ Music Box Presents Sam Ash Drum Bash V.9.0 in Tampa

News: Jim Chambers’ Music Box Presents Sam Ash Drum Bash V.9.0 in Tampa

Following up on Drum Bash V.8.0, held in October of 2015, local music educator and owner of Jim Chambers’ Music Box, Jim Chambers, will once again team with Sam Ash Music to present Drum Bash V.9.0 on Saturday, April 30 from 5 to 8 pm at the Sam Ash Music Store located at 1333 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, Florida….

CLUTCH Press Photo (Live 1)

Web Exclusive! JP Gaster of Clutch Talks Gear and More

We recently sat down with Clutch’s powerhouse drummer, Jean-Paul Gaster, to dig a bit into the making of Psychic Warfare, including which song gave him the most trouble, and we got some insight on some of his favorite drummers and recordings….