(on newsstands March 5, 2013)

On the Cover

TOMMY IGOE

It’s simple: Hang with the Broadway and big band vet long enough, and you will become a better drummer. Class is now in session.

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April 2013 cover of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Tommy Igoe

 

FEATURING

UPDATE
• Studio Ace NIR Z.
• Antibalas’s MILES ARNTZEN
• Utopia’s KEVIN ELLMAN

FIRST PERSON DALE CROVER on Melvins Lite’s Record-Setting 51/51 Tour

GET THE BEST Featuring Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, and the Who

STEPHEN PERKINS ON KEITH MOON
The MD Pro Panelist and Jane’s Addiction drummer discusses the Who classic Live at Leeds.

ROBIN DIAZ
Landing a permanent gig with Daughtry carries a lot of meaning for the former “ghost drummer.” Now his beats are his, and his alone.

INFLUENCES: GENE HOGLAN
He introduced a style of metal drumming that took the road less traveled—and we’ve stayed glued to the Atomic Clock’s GPS ever since.

A DIFFERENT VIEW: STEVE HACKETT

EDUCATION

STRICTLY TECHNIQUE
Loosen Up! 18 Triplet-Roll Warm-Ups to Get You Going

AROUND THE WORLD
Implied Brazilian Rhythms on Drumset Part 1: Maracatu

ROCK ’N’ JAZZ CLINIC
Grooving With Fives A Progressive Approach to Phrasing Quintuplets on the Drumkit

ROCK PERSPECTIVES
The Half-Time Shuffle Variations on One of Drumming’s Slinkiest Groove

JAZZ DRUMMER’S WORKSHOP
Pete La Roca Sims Style & Analysis

EQUIPMENT

PRODUCT CLOSE-UP
• DIXON Artisan Select Drumset
• PAISTE Formula 602 and Giant Beat Additions
• AQUARIAN Nu-Brite Film and Super-Kick 10 Bass Drum Head
• ANTONIO DRUMS 41/2×14 True Solid Maple Snare

ELECTRONIC REVIEW
•AKG D12 VR Microphone

GEARING UP
David Byrne and St. Vincent’s BRIAN WOLFE

SHOP TALK Cutting-Edge Cymbals

NEW AND NOTABLE

DEPARTMENTS

AN EDITOR’S OVERVIEW
Doing the Hard Work by Michael Parillo

READERS’ PLATFORM

ASK A PRO Aaron Spears, Philly Joe Jones

IT’S QUESTIONABLE
• Relic in the Attic
• Mind Matters: Why Can’t We Be Friends?

SHOWCASE Featuring Drum Market

CRITIQUE

IN MEMORIAM Marvin McQuitty Jr.

KIT OF THE MONTH This Old Thing?

and more!