On the Cover

The Roots‘ AMIR “QUESTLOVE” THOMPSON

Their time on Fallon has left the hip-hop pioneers pumped and playing stronger than ever. Quest and Co. harnessed that energy, booked studio time, and produced the “live” R&B album of their dreams.

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June 2010 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring The Roots' Questlove

 

FEATURING

ROBIN RUSSEL
His playing with the 70’s soul/funk band New Birth is revered by those lucky enough to experience it the first time around. Today the drummer continues to share the funk with fans at reunion shows-and with anyone who happens upon his little corner of L.A.’s Griffith Park.

RICHARD CHRISTY
Most people know him as one of Howard Stern’s sidekicks. But he’s also among the greatest metal drummers of our time-and one of the most relentless woodshedders a drumset has ever seen

SPECIAL PRE-FESTIVAL UPDATE
• Royal Crown Revue’s DANIEL GLASS
• Prince’s CHRIS COLEMAN
• Coheed and Cambria’s CHRIS PENNIE
• SNL’s SHAWN PELTON
• Nashville Studio Ace SHANNON FORREST
• Break Science’s ADAM DEITCH
• International Drum Star BENNY GREB
• Galactic’s STANTON MOORE

Gimme 10! PAUL WERTICO

A Different View BILL LASWELL

Woodshed Cyndi Lauper’s SAMMY MERENDINO

PORTRAITS
Halestorm’s JAREJAY HALE
Gallow’s LEE BARRATT

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT…?
The Velvet Underground’s MAUREEN “MOE” TUCKER

EDUCATION

CONCEPTS
It’s All In The Touch Developing Your Sound From Within

STRICTLY TECHNIQUE
Chops Builders Part 4: HAIRTA

ROCK ‘N’ JAZZ CLINIC
FUNCTIONAL 5s and 7s Odd-Note Groupings for Real-World Applications

THE FUNKY BEAT
Gadson’s Groove, Part 2: “Let a Woman be a Women, Let a Man be a Man”

EQUIPMENT

PRODUCT CLOSE-UP
SONOR Phil Rudd Signature Kit and Danny Carey Snare
MEINL M-Seires Cymbals
GEORGE WAY Aero, Hollywood, and Studio Snares
LATIN PERCUSSION Rio Brazilian Percussion Line

GEARING UP
Shakira’s Brendan Buckley
Avirl Lavigne/Gavin Degraw/Regina Spector’s Rodney Howard

ELECTRONIC REVIEW AUDIX FP5 and FP7 Drum Mic Packs

New and Notable The Coolest Items From NAMM 2010

DEPARTMENTS

AN EDITOR’S OVERVIEW
It’s Personal by Michael Parillo

Readers’ Platform

Ask a Pro: Max and Jay Weinberg Electronic Gizmos

It’s Questionable
• Mysterious Slingerland Kit

Showcase

Featuring Drum Market

Critique

Backbeats
• NYC Winter Jazzfest
• Sabian Live 2010
• 2009 Groznjan International Percussion Camp
• Progpower USA X
• Jake Hanna In Memoriam

and more!