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Bill Bruford

Part 2: The Go Between While some of his peers from the ’70s were content to rest on their laurels, our man never settled for settling down. Moreover, not only did his appetite for new sensations push his drumming into…

Modern Drummer
Dec 1, 2020

Bill Bruford - Part 1: One of a Kind

Having recorded and/or toured with archetypal prog bands Yes, King Crimson, U.K., Genesis, and Gong, Bill Bruford has rightly earned his reputation as one of the founding fathers of British progressive rock drumming. Exhibiting a mastery of odd time signatures,…

Modern Drummer
Nov 1, 2020

9 Reasons to Love Narada Michael Walden

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Modern Drummer
Oct 1, 2020

10 Reasons to Love Jimmy Cobb

When it came to pure, solid swing feel as deep and wide as the ocean, no one matched Jimmy Cobb. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly Magazine 47…

by Ken Micallef
Feb 28, 2020

The Velvet Underground

This month we check out some classic tracks from the influential band and associated artists.

by Patrick Berkery
Oct 29, 2019

8 Reasons to Love Whitesnake

Whitesnake formed soon after the dissolution of the Mark IV lineup of Deep Purple, when singer David Coverdale combined his love of blues, rock, heavy metal, funk, and soul into a blustery amalgam of white-hot riffs and soaring vocal pyrotechnics.…

Article By Ilya Stemkovsky | Photo by Paul Natkin
Sep 28, 2018

Reasons to Love: Roger Hawkins

Hawkins is simply one of the greatest studio drummers of all time. His spot-on time, deep Southern-infused pocket, and uncluttered parts have fueled a long list of landmark soul and R&B classics with artists including Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and…

Jeff Potter
Apr 26, 2017

14 Reasons To Love The Doors' John Densmore

The original four-piece lineup of the Doors was together for around six years, from its formation in mid-1965 until the death of frontman Jim Morrison in July 1971 at age twenty-seven. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017