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Remembering Charlie Watts

Ringo Starr Excerpted from his Change the World Press Conference Charlie Watts was a beautiful human being—a great guy and a lot of fun. He had a harder band than I did to keep together. He was like the quiet…

Modern Drummer
Oct 29, 2021

John Densmore

Modern Drummer, December 1982 “On the Doors albums, I always went for the drums to have real personality. I always had the bottom heads off all of my drums, and I hated new skins and new drums. I liked to…

Modern Drummer
Jun 18, 2021

John Densmore - Reflections

In the following interview with the Doors' John Densmore, it is impossible to catch all of his sense of humor or see his very animated way of expressing himself. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month…

by Robyn Flans
Oct 19, 2017

The Doors’ John Densmore

Tapping Into Infinity

Story by Adam Budofsky | Photos by Alex Solca
May 31, 2017

BackBeats - John Densmore: The Doors Unhinged

Standing firm in his conviction that the Doors must not be misrepresented or commercialized, the band’s drummer meets two of his former mates in court. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017

November 1984 - Volume 8 • Number 11

Russ Kunkel, Cozy Powell, Horacee Arnold, Larrie Londin, John Beck, Joel Leach, Sonny Igoe, Steve Houghton, Richie Lepore, Denise Dufort, Carmine Appice, Bev Bevan, Neil Peart, John Densmore TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or…

Modern Drummer
Nov 1, 1984

May 1984 - Volume 8 • Number 5

Larrie Londin, Chris Frantz, Keith Copeland, David Garibaldi, Nick Ceroli, Frankie Banali, Pheeroan Ak Laff, Narada Michael Walden, Rod Morgenstein, John Densmore, Louie Bellson, Carl Palmer TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year…

Modern Drummer
May 1, 1984

June 1983 - Volume 7 • Number 6

Bill Bruford, Mike Clark, Mark Craney, Ed Thigpen, George Wettling, Kenny Aronoff, Jim Chapin, Terry Clarke, John Densmore, Gregg Bissonette, Carl Palmer, Russ Kunkel, Graham Lear TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year…

Modern Drummer
Jun 1, 1983

December 1982 - Volume 6 • Number 9

Elvin Jones, John Densmore, David Garibaldi, Neil Peart, Philly Joe Jones, Rod Morgenstein, David Samuels, Collin Walcott, Bobby Daniels, Roger Hawkins, Brent Brace, Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Summer, Darrell Sweet, Michael Shrieve, Rick Marotta, Craig Krampf, Terry Bozzio, Tris Imboden, Kenney…

Modern Drummer
Dec 1, 1982