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Papa Roach’s Tony Palermo
Tony Palermo has been a Pearl endorser since 2008, and for his most recent set the company custom-made shorter-sized floor toms to give them a faster decay. MD caught up with Palermo to get more details about his setup changes.…
Jonas Brothers’ Jack Lawless
New Jersey native Jack Lawless started out as the drummer of Joe Jonas’s chart-topping alternative-pop group DNCE. When the Jonas Brothers got back together, Lawless got the call for that tour as well. We were able catch up with him…
Bauhaus’s Kevin Haskins
Drummer Kevin Haskins of iconic goth-rock band Bauhaus got interested in music as a teenager in the late ’70s, when his brother took him to a punk-rock festival in the basement of the 100 Club in London. The headlining band…
Latin-Jazz Great Jimmy Branly
We recently caught up with Cuban-born/L.A.-based drummer Jimmy Branly before a gig at the famed Baked Potato music club. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly Magazine 47 Years…
Social Distortion’s Dave Hidalgo Jr.
Dave Hidalgo Jr. joined Ludwig in 2010 shortly after becoming a full-time member of legendary punk band Social Distortion. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly Magazine 47 Years…
Steve Hackett’s Craig Blundell
We recently caught up with Steve Hackett’s touring drummer, Craig Blundell, at the historic Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly Magazine 47 Years…
Galactic’s Stanton Moore
It seemed fitting to meet up with Galactic’s Stanton Moore in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the home of the original Gretsch factory, so we could talk about his Brooklyn series drumkit. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month…
Origin's John Longstreth
John Longstreth’s drumming with death metal veterans Origin relies on speed and ergonomics, and his rig exhibits that in a number of ways.
Rancid's Branden Steineckert
“I tend to like my snares to be visually fun,” says Steineckert, “but I don’t want it to compromise my sound at all.
Josh Freese With the Vandals
"I have two kits at my house. One is set up in my studio with microphones on it, so that never leaves. This kit is what I use for quick gigs here and there."
Walk the Moon’s Sean Waugaman
Sean Waugaman says that after playing acrylic drums for years, he was ready to switch to wood when his band, Walk the Moon, joined Muse for its latest tour.
Shania Twain’s Elijah Wood
How many drummers get to open a sold-out stadium show in the spotlight, playing a gargantuan kick and snare beat to tens of thousands of fans?
Primus’s Tim “Herb” Alexander
We had the chance to catch up with Tim Alexander towards the end of one of Primus’s recent ten-week tours.
Slightly Stoopid's Ryan "RyMo" Moran
When we caught up with RyMo at a Slightly Stoopid show, he had already logged three tours with this setup.