November 2015 Issue of <em>Modern Drummer</em> featuring Brian Frasier-Moore

(Available in print and digitally October 1, 2015)

On the Cover

Brian Frasier-Moore

“You never know what’sgoing to happen with artists like Madonna and Justin Timberlake, but you know something is definitely going to happen!”
The life of a first-call touring drummer comes with daily challenges and, occasionally, big-time surprises. Madonna’s groove monster has it down to a science. By Billy Amendola.

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November 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Brian Frasier-Moore


Catching Up With…MARK GUILIANA, Lamb of God’s CHRIS ADLER, and SLIM JIM PHANTOM of Dead Men Walking

PACK THAT VAN! 15 essential items that’ll help you survive on the road. – by Rich Scannella

Snarky Puppy’s ROBERT “SPUT” SEARIGHT on the ecstatic, symphonic soul of Sylva. – by Ken Micallef

JEREMIAH GREEN of Modest Mouse indulges his passion for drums, drums, and more drums. – by Stephen Bidwell

Up & Coming: SCARLETT STEVENS gets a little bit wild and a little bit weird with San Cisco. – by Arminé Iknadossian

Encore: BENNY GOODMAN’s Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert. – by Jeff Potter


Concepts – Starting (or Advancing) at Any Age
No More Excuses! by Russ Miller

Basics – Falling Rocks
A Primer on One of Drumming’s Most Powerful Fills – by Rich Redmond (click here for supplemental video content)

Strictly Technique – Closed Roll Studies
Exercises for Developing Control of Multiple Rebounds – by Jeff W. Johnson

Rock ’n’ Jazz Clinic – Bass Drum Development
4 Focused Exercises for Building Raw Speed – by Mike Johnston (click here for supplemental video content)

Jazz Drummer’s Workshop – Swing Style 101
Part 3: The Most Common Song Forms – by Justin Varnes

Rock Perspectives – Progressive Drumming Essentials
Part 5: Incorporating Odd Groups Into Grooves and Fills – by Aaron Edgar (click here for supplemental video content)


Product Close-Up
• Pearl Wood Fiberglass Drumset (click here for supplemental video content)
• Vater New Nude Sticks, Player’s Design Models, and Sound-Enhancing Accessories (click here for supplemental video content)
• Soultone Noa Cymbal Pack (click here for supplemental video content)
• Gaai Sun & Stars Collection Snare Drums (click here for supplemental video content)

Electronic Review – Blue Hummingbird Microphone

Gearing Up Wilco’s Glenn Kotche (click here for supplemental video content)

Electronic Insights – Hybrid Drumming Basics 3 Contemporary Scenarios That Meld Electronics and Acoustics

New and Notable

Shop Talk – Ronn Dunnett From Bike Parts to Bonham Reissues


It Don’t Come Easy by Billy Amendola

Readers’ Platform


It’s Questionable Rebuilding Double Bass Chops

Showcase Featuring Drum Market


In Memoriam
Jim Coffin

Kit of the Month The Gremlin

Contest Be a Winner in the Premier Drums and Sabian Cymbals Contest

and more!