Heroes are hard to find. And they're often tougher to pin down. Vinnie Colaiuta, for one, refuses to bend to expectations—and he doesn't think you should either.
The drumset is unique among contemporary instruments. It’s a truly global invention, with most of its individual parts originating many thousands of years ago, in the far corners of the globe.Yet its current familiar form didn’t really exist until well into the twentieth century, making it the youngest major acoustic instrument in existence. In this […]
Across two ambitious DVD sets, the performer and educator captures the fascinating development of our beloved “contraption,” providing historical and practical knowledge that every modern drummer can apply. Will Romano reports. Just prior to the dawn of the twenty-first century, retro music was trending, and trending big time. While so called alternative rockers extolled […]
August 5, 2012, was the twentieth anniversary of revered studio and stage drummer Jeff Porcaro’s untimely passing. Here Jeff’s bass-playing brother, Mike, reflects on the duo’s tight musical bond in the hugely successful band Toto.