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Industry Happenings

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The 2022 Music City Drum Show

It was another difficult year with COVID-19 in our midst, but with vaccinations and boosters, people have started to venture out, live life, and enjoy live music again. One of the highlights of 2022 was the return of the Music…

Story and photos by Bob Campbell
Jan 1, 2023

Drum Workshop’s Don Lombardi and John Good and Roland’s Masahiro Minowa: A New Team for 50 More Years of Innovation

Upon the news of the purchase of Drum Workshop by Roland, and in celebration of Drum Workshop’s 50th Anniversary, Modern Drummer is excited to sit down with the primary players in this new musical dream team: Don Lombardi,John Good, and…

By Alex Kluft
Jan 1, 2023

The 2019 Hollywood Drum Show

The nineteenth Hollywood Drum Show was held this past October at the Glendale, California, Civic Center. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly Magazine 47 Years of Archives (500+…

Photos and Story by Bob Campbell
Feb 28, 2020

Rhythm! Discovery Center Ten-Year Anniversary

The Rhythm! Discovery Center, a gem of the drum and percussion world.

Story by Bob Campbell
Aug 26, 2019

Remembering Sara Romweber

The Let’s Active drummer left an indelible mark on southern alternative rock—and was taken much too soon.

by Jon Wurster
Jul 31, 2019

LP Celebrates Fifty-Fifth Anniversary, Will Calhoun Receives Award and Rogers Drum Day

Industry Happenings LP Celebrates Fifty-Fifth Anniversary, Will Calhoun receives an award from Berklee College of Music and Rogers Drum Day at Bentley's.

Modern Drummer
Jun 28, 2019

In Memoriam: Avant-Garde Jazz Drummer Alvin Fielder

The jazz and experimental music world lost a giant this past January 5 when drummer, pharmacologist, drum historian, Alvin Fielder passed away.

Modern Drummer
Apr 30, 2019


The Percussive Arts Society held its annual international convention this past November 14–17 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.

Story by Michael Dawson | Photos by Miguel Monroy
Mar 27, 2019

The Hollywood Custom and Vintage Drum Show

Since its inception nearly two decades ago, the Hollywood Custom and Vintage Drum Show has built up a reputation as a national premier drumming event.

Story and photos by Bob Campbell
Feb 27, 2019

Industry Happenings

Michael Kennedy, the longtime drummer with George Strait and the Ace in the Hole Band, passed away last August 31 at the age of fifty-nine. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE…

Modern Drummer
Jan 30, 2019

In Memoriam: Joel Smith

Remembering the hugely influential and multifaceted gospel drummer. Joel Smith, one of the most prolific drummers in the gospel music scene, passed away this past September 8 at the age of fifty-eight. Beginning in the mid ’70s, Smith carved out…

Modern Drummer
Dec 27, 2018

The 2018 DCI World Championship Results

Some of drumming’s best young rudimental talents compete for the ultimate title.

Story and photos by Lauren Vogel Weiss
Nov 30, 2018

The 2018 Chicago Drum Show

The perennial percussion event once again serves vintage and modern drum lovers alike.

Story and photos by Robert Campbell
Oct 30, 2018