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Mastodon’s Brann Dailor on the Band’s Heavenly “Stairway to Nick John”

The drummer recently talked to MD to discuss the band’s heartfelt tribute to their longtime friend and manager.

by David Ciauro
Aug 26, 2019

Led Zeppelin II

Led Zeppelin II was released on October 22, 1969. Although initially panned by some critics, the album became the band’s first number-one album.

by David Ciauro
Aug 26, 2019

Mastodon’s Brann Dailor

Conformity Be Damned!

Interview by David Ciauro | Photos by Shay La’vee
Jun 27, 2018

Mastodon's Brann Dailor

Mastodon's discography follows a linear pattern, where each release moves into new sonic territory, making it a time capsule of sorts. Although this approach has earned the group a loyal and diverse following, it's a challenge to accurately explain a…

David Ciauro
Mar 29, 2017

Catching up With…

The musical chameleon has used every color in his palette during his decorated career. Right now, it’s all about silver. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly Magazine 47…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017