November 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Living Colour’s Will Calhoun

(Available in print and digitally September 30, 2016)

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Volume 40 • Number 11

On the Cover

Living Colour’s Will Calhoun

“The way Elvin Jones hit the toms and the structure of his rhythms was very much a warrior kind of approach, and he swung really hard.”

Like his late, great idol—the subject of his brand-new tribute album—this ever-curious world traveler applies ancient wisdom, athletic intensity, and deep listening skills every time he sits behind the kit. ~ by Ken Micallef

FEATURES

Catching Up With…TRILOK GURTU and Nada Surf’s IRA ELLIOT

TRIVIUM’S PAUL WANDTKE

…spent years making sure he’d be ready when “the call” came. ~ by Ben Meyer

THIS HEAT’S CHARLES HAYWARD

…occupies a space somewhere between art-rock, post-punk, and whatever the music of the future sounds like. by ~ Ken Micallef

NATE LOTZ

Whether arena-rocking Halsey or driving Ryan Adams’ 1989 album, he never loses his voice. ~ by Ilya Stemkovsky

THE FEELIES’ STAN DEMESKI

The drummer with the legendary indie-rock band has found success by taking a pragmatic approach. ~ by Patrick Berkery

THE MAKING OF THE PNEUMATIC TRANSIT’S CONCERTO FOR DOUBLE MOON

An Umphrey’s McGee side project shines a bright light on the dazzling playing of the band’s founding drummer. ~ by Michael Parillo

UP & COMING: THE DRUMMERS OF SCHOOL OF ROCK: THE MUSICAL. DANTE MELUCCI and RAGHAV MEHROTRA

…represent their (young) generation on Broadway with passion and maturity. ~ by David Ciauro

EDUCATION

Basics – Fundamental Fills

Part 4: Triplets With a Right-Hand Lead ~ by Donny Gruendler

Strictly Technique – Swiss Rudiments

Basel Drumming, Part 2 ~ by Claus Hessler

Rock & Jazz Clinic – Groove Construction

Part 7: Broken 16ths ~ by Jost Nickel

Teacher’s Forum – Interleaving

An Alternative Approach to Practice ~ by Dan Macy

Jazz Drummer’s Workshop – Jazz Comping With Quarter-Note Triplets

Swinging an Offbeat Figure ~ by John Xepoleas

Rock Perspectives – A New Realm of Groove

Exploring Feel With Odd Subdivisions ~ by Aaron Edgar

Concepts ~ Staying Current

3 Keys to Keeping Relevant Without Losing Your Identity ~ by Russ Miller

EQUIPMENT

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• Yamaha Recording Custom Drumset
• Paiste 26″ Giant Beat and 2002 17″ Sound Edge Hi-Hats
• Evans Calftone Drumheads
• Van Kleef All Titanium and B20 Bronze Snares
• CRX Stack Packs

Gearing Up: Living Colour’s Will Calhoun

Shop Talk – Q Drums Gentleman’s Series Snare

New and Notable

 

DEPARTMENTS

AN EDITOR’S OVERVIEW – Your Idols Are Your Teachers

by Billy Amendola

Readers’ Platform – Favorite Snare Drum Heads

News:

New Pixies album, Brad Wilk on tour with Prophets of Rage, and more

It’s Questionable:

Mind Matters: “You’re Too Loud!” ~ by Bernie Schallehn

First Person – John Colpitts on Carmine Appice

Showcase Featuring Drum Market

Critique:

Descendents, Night Verses, and Quincy Jones and His Orchestra albums, Motörhead DVD, and more

Inside Methods:

Dafnis Prieto’s A World of Rhythmic Possibilities method book

Backbeats – Sweetwater GearFest

Kit of the Month – Nigel Olsson Replica

Contest – Win an Incredible Prize Package From Tama and Meinl value over $6,000!

and more!

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