• Thomas Lang Announces Big Drum Bonanza 2014
    Thomas Lang Announces Big Drum Bonanza 2014
    Drummers - April 23, 2014
    Drummer/producer Thomas Lang (stOrk/Paul Gilbert) has announced that the Big Drum Bonanza 2014 will take place July 2–6 at the Palm Garden Hotel in Thousand Oaks, California. Drummers of all ages, levels, and styles are invited to join Lang and other special guest instructors, including Chris Coleman (Stevie Wonder), Matt Garstka (Animals as Leaders), Derek Roddy (Hate Eternal/Nile), Acquiles Priester (Hangar/Midas Fate), and Hungarian drummer Gergo Borlai, for an exciting five-day educational experience....
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    Guitar Center Sessions Season 8 Debuts May 4th Exclusively On DirectTV
    News and Events - April 23, 2014
    New episodes of the award-winning music television series Guitar Center Sessions will begin airing Sunday, May 4, 2014.
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  • Guinness Record-Setting Attempt Set for April 26
    Hand-Drumming Guinness Record Attempt Set for This Saturday April 26
    News - April 23, 2014
    On April 26, over 1,000 percussionists will convene on the campus of the University of Maryland to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest hand-drum ensemble. Universal Percussion president Tom Shelley will emcee the event, as well as participate....
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  • Sabian drum clinics
    Sabian Clinics for April, May, and June 2014
    News and Events - April 23, 2014
    Sabian announces clinics for 2014....
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  • VIDEO - Backstage With Pink's Mark Schulman and Drum Tech John "Pel" Pelligrinelli
    VIDEO – Backstage With Pink’s Mark Schulman and Drum Tech John “Pel” Pelligrinelli
    Feature Stories - April 22, 2014
    Modern Drummer talks drums and more in this video with Pink's Mark Schulman and drum tech John "Pel" Pelligrinelli.
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  • Yamaha Madison Scouts
    Yamaha Establishes Two Music Education Scholarships to Celebrate 30 Years with the Madison Scouts
    News and Events - April 21, 2014
    Beginning this season, Yamaha will award one $500 scholarship to a corps member of the brass section and another $500 scholarship to a member of the corps’ percussion section....
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  • Gregg Bissonette Joins Dixon Drums
    Gregg Bissonette Joins Dixon Drums
    News - April 17, 2014
    Dixon Drums and Hardware has announced the addition of Los Angeles–based, Grammy-winning recording and touring drummer Gregg Bissonette to its artist program. According to Dixon, Bissonette’s choice of Dixon comes from their synergetic vision to advance the art of drumming through quality craftsmanship, innovation, and education. Gregg will be involved with Dixon on several fronts, serving as artist, clinician, ambassador, and product consultant, starting with the development of an Artisan Series Gregg Bissonette Signature drumset this fall....
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  • The Ox and the Loon Special Event Honoring the Who’s John Entwistle and Keith Moon This April 24
    The Ox and the Loon
    Special Event Honoring the Who’s John Entwistle and Keith Moon This April 24

    News - April 17, 2014
    Tichy/Sutton Productions will present “The Ox and the Loon: A Night of Rhythmic Lunacy” in honor of John Entwistle and Keith Moon of the Who on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California....
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  • RBH Drums Adds Industry Veteran Kip Williams as Director of Sales and Product Development
    RBH Drums Adds Industry Veteran Kip Williams as Director of Sales and Product Development
    News and Events - April 17, 2014
    RBH Drums has added Kip Williams as director of sales and product development. Williams will be working directly with dealers across the country to help RBH develop its dealer programs and to create brand awareness through strategic marketing. “I have been in this business for a long time as a player, retailer, and store owner, and I feel Bruce Hagwood of RBH Drums is a very talented and skilled craftsman with an absolute passion for hand crafting the finest instruments on the market,” says Williams....
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  • Legendary Jazz Ensemble M’Boom Re:Percussion Reuniting for a Special Concert on June 14, 2014
    Legendary Jazz Ensemble M’Boom Re:Percussion Reuniting for a Special Concert on June 14, 2014
    News - April 17, 2014
    M’Boom Re:Percussion, the legendary ensemble featuring a multitude of drummer/percussionists that was assembled and founded by jazz master Max Roach in the 1970s, is reuniting under the leadership of original member Joe Chambers for a special concert featuring the KBz Strings and special guests....
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    KoSA Cuba’s 2014 Percussion Workshop & Havana’s Drum Festival ‘Fiesta del Tambor’
    News and Events - April 16, 2014
    KoSA Cuba held the 12th edition of its annual Cuban workshop and festival this past March 9-16....
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  • KoSA Percussion Workshops
    KoSA Percussion Workshops
    News and Events - April 16, 2014
    The 2014 South Florida Percussion Workshop/KoSA Miami will take place...
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  • Online_News_Matt Halpern
    Periphery Drummer Matt Halpern Hosts Online Class
    News and Events - April 9, 2014
    Leading online classroom CreativeLive has been live-streaming Matt Halpern’s Working Musician Playbook class, which began earlier today.
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  • Modern Drummer Education Team Weighs In On: Developing Independence
    Modern Drummer Education Team Weighs In On: Developing Independence
    Education - April 8, 2014
    We asked the members of the Modern Drummer Education Team to share their thoughts on their favorite methods for developing independence. Here’s what they had to say.
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  • Aaron Comess Blues for Use sm
    Aaron Comess Celebrates The Release of His New CD Blues for Use
    News - April 7, 2014
    To celebrate the release of this new album, Aaron Comess is having a CD release concert on May 9th at Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St., New York, NY 10002.
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  • Mapex New Website
    Mapex Launches New Website
    News and Events - April 4, 2014
    Mapex’s website has been completely renovated, with the primary focus on providing an intuitive experience that’s optimized for viewing on any screen size or device type.
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  • Modern Drummer Magazine April 2014 Spotify Playlist
    May 2014 Spotify Playlist
    Multimedia - April 3, 2014
    Welcome to the Spotify Playlist for the May 2014 issue of Modern Drummer magazine....
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  • Drummer Chad Kowal of Farewell, My Love
    Chad Kowal of Farewell, My Love (w/ VIDEO)
    Drummers - April 3, 2014
    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.
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  • Drum Circles
    Help Us Set a New Guinness World Record for the Largest Hand Drum Ensemble!
    News - April 2, 2014
    The Maryland Center for Health Equity (M-CHE), in collaboration with the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, is recruiting 1,400participants to create history’s largest hand-drum ensemble.
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    Lee Ritenour Announces All-Star Judges For 4th Bi-Annual Six String Theory Competition
    News and Events - April 1, 2014
    Legendary GRAMMY® winning guitarist/producer Lee Ritenour has announced the stellar list of musicians assembled as judges for the 4th Bi-Annual Six String Theory Competition.
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  • Not that anybody perusing a drumming website should need convincing at this point, but Phil Collins is one badass drummer. Recently unearthed recordings add to the already mountainous evidence.

    Brand X {Missing Period}

    Not that anybody perusing a drumming website should need convincing at this point, but Phil Collins is one badass drummer. Recently unearthed recordings add to the already mountainous evidence.

  • Hello there, <em>Modern Drummers</em>. My name is Kevin Shane Cogen, and I have been drumming for six years. Granted, most of you have never heard of me, but I think you’ll find I have a similar story to most drummers. Read on to learn about my band, my drumming, and me....

    Kevin Shane Cogen of Galvanized Souls

    Hello there, Modern Drummers. My name is Kevin Shane Cogen, and I have been drumming for six years. Granted, most of you have never heard of me, but I think you’ll find I have a similar story to most drummers. Read on to learn about my band, my drumming, and me….

  • Hello, readers of MD! I’m a session drummer from Chile. I’m twenty-five years old, and I work on some TV shows, do educational drum clinics, and also play sessions. One of my most special jobs has been with the TV talent show Super Estrellas on Chilevisión, a talent show for kids. I’ve been on both of its seasons....

    Chilean Drummer Diego Fuchslocher

    Hello, readers of MD! I’m a session drummer from Chile. I’m twenty-five years old, and I work on some TV shows, do educational drum clinics, and also play sessions. One of my most special jobs has been with the TV talent show Super Estrellas on Chilevisión, a talent show for kids. I’ve been on both of its seasons….

  • 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….