Adam Deitch on the February 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer Magazine

(Available digitally December 29, 2015; in print January 3, 2016)

On the Cover

Adam Deitch

“There’s a constant search for finding out what your sound is and what you’re able to express in the moment, when it counts. It just keeps everybody humble and willing to learn and get better.”

With that quote, Lettuce’s ridiculously grooving drummer was referring to what it’s like playing in funk/fusion giant John Scofield’s band—but he could easily apply it to any situation he finds himself in.

by Robin Tolleson

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Catching Up With…Fourplay’s HARVEY MASON and Mastodon’s BRANN DAILOR.


Hunter brings his intrinsic jazz and church feels together seamlessly in the bands of Dave Stryker and Kenny Garrett. – by Jeff Potter

What Do You Know About…DAVE MATTACKS?

The self-described working drummer has built one of the most envious résumés in rock. – by Patrick Berkery


SANDSTRÖM quietly put away his drums for nearly fifteen years after the influential Swedish hardcore band Refused called it quits in ’98. Boy, are we glad the noise is back. – by David Ciauro


HADFIELD works wonders of world music with his blend of jazz drumset and hand percussion. The setup is cool, the rhythms—so hot. – by Jeff Potter

9 Reasons to Love SIMON KIRKE

Packing a wicked punch with Free and Bad Company. – by Patrick Berkery

Encore: Jethro Tull’s Aqualung

In 1971 CLIVE BUNKER recorded Tull’s watershed LP—and then happily stepped out of the limelight. His performance on it slays drummers to this day. – by Ken Micallef


Basics: More Cowbell!

Embellishing Grooves With a Different View – by Rich Redmond (click here for supplemental video content)

Rock ’n’ Jazz Clinic – Hidden Rhythms

Part 1: Cookin’ With 16ths – by Mike Johnston (click here for supplemental video content)

Strictly Technique – Consecutive Flams

Part 4: Hand-to-Hand Groupings – by Bill Bachman (click here for supplemental video content)

Around the World – Diddling the Baiaó

Gary Novak on Chick Corea’s “Discovery” – by Daniel Bédard

Jazz Drummer’s Workshop – Triplet Fill Concepts

Part 3: Three-Over-Four Fills With Rudiments – by John Xepoleas (click here for supplemental video content)

Rock Perspectives – Progressive Drumming Essentials

Part 7: Beat Displacement – by Aaron Edgar (click here for supplemental video content)

Concepts – Your Library

Creating and Maintaining a Thorough Music Collection – by Russ Miller


Product Close-Up
• Liberty Jazz Series Drumset (click here for supplemental video content)
• TRX New DRK Series Cymbals (click here for supplemental video content)
• Stone Thrones Drum Seat Covers
• Beier 15″ Steel Snare Drums (click here for supplemental video content)
• Remo Dorado Cajon (click here for supplemental video content)

Shop Talk – Thinking of Going Double Bass? 4 Killer Double Pedals for Under $250 – by Nate Bauman (click here for supplemental video content)

Gearing Up Sepultura’s Eloy Casagrande

New and Notable

From The Past – Thrift Shop Gold The Frank Biggs 1923 Conn Snare – by Jason Batchko



For a Limited Time Only by Michael Dawson

Readers’ Platform


It’s Questionable

Leedy or Leedy & Ludwig?


Featuring Drum Market



PASIC 2015 (click here for supplemental video content)

Kit of the Month

The Drum Genie

and more!