(available on newsstands April 3, 2012)

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Vinny Appice on the May 2012 cover of Modern Drummer Magazine

Vinny Appice

Earth, Wind & Fire’s Ralp Johnson 
Paul Motion: 1931-2011
Get Good: Tuning


  • Dawes’ Griffin Goldsmith
  • Dr. Dog’s  Eric Slick
  • Bebe Buell’s Sarah Tomek
  • American Idol’s Roland Gajate Garcia

Billy Cobham: The Power Player

Progressive Metal Drummer Travis Orbin


Ask A Pro
Steve Hass on Internalizing Phrasing Ideas
Back Through the Stack With Marco Minnemann

It’s Questionable
Drum Workshop’s Shell-Making History
Mind Matters: I Bought Junk Drums

In Memoriam: Ralph MacDonald
Jazz Education Network Conference

Product Close Up

Electronic Review
Yamaha DTX520K and DTX700K Kits

Shop Talk
Early Engraved Snare Drums From Ludwig, Slingerland, and Leedy

Gearing Up
Yes’  Alan White