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Gallery of Groove

Photos from the 2021 Modern Drummer Festival For the second year in a row, the global pandemic chased the Modern Drummer Festival to an online venue. But we were unbowed. Presented by the MD team and produced by Thom Mozloom’s…

Modern Drummer
Feb 1, 2022

What Song Are You Working on Now?

“Metropolis—Part I” by Dream Theater .@ptrlcc “Chemical Warfare” by Slayer .@nickkcuevas “Hemispheres” by Rush . The first section is so tough on the hi-hat.@mconrad332 “Around the World” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers .@_rywill22 “Just like Heaven” by the Cure…

Modern Drummer
Sep 1, 2020

2020 Readers Poll Results

It's that time of year again, when the drummers of the world show love for the most compelling players of the past twelve months. Find out how your favorites did. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99…

Modern Drummer
Feb 28, 2020

Nicko McBrain — Heavy Metal Perfectionist

Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain may refer to himself as “The Thrasher,” adding that he has “no coordination” and “no technique.” Don’t believe him for a minute! Being as modest as he is about his talents, McBrain won’t tell you that…

by Anne M. Raso
Oct 3, 2018

November 2009 - Volume 33 • Number 11

Brann Dailor, Ray Luzier, Eric Harland, Jimmy Paxson, Nicko McBrain, Dennis Diken, Tim Alexander, Matt Wilson, Ryan Hoyle, Karl Latham, Corey Pierce, Brian Delaney, Steve Smith, Zakir Hussain, Neil Peart, Rashied Ali TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital…

Modern Drummer
Nov 1, 2009

May 2007 - Volume 31 • Number 5

Jason Bittner, Travis Barker, Nicko McBrain, Rob Morgenstein, Russ Miller, Famoudou Don Moye, Stanton Moore, Danny Gottlieb, Don Brewer, Aaron Harris, Peter Wildoer, Joey Jordison, Mike Mangini, Simin Phillips TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month…

Modern Drummer
May 1, 2007

November 2006 - Volume 30 • Number 11

Brad Wilk, Joe Morello, Atom Willard, Gene Hoglan, Tony Williams, Bun E. Carlos, Frank Katz, Michael Bland, Keith Carlock, Mark O’Connell, LaFrae Sci, Flo Mounier, Shawn Pelton, Phil Collins, Danny Carey, Nicko McBrain, Alan White, Peter Erskine TO READ THE…

Modern Drummer
Nov 1, 2006

April 2004 - Volume 28 • Number 4

Stanton Moore, Fabrizio Moretti, Buddy Harman, Carlton Barrett, William Goldsmith, Mike Terrana, Jim Keltner, Poncho Sanchez, Brendan Hill, Andy Granelli, Chad Butler, Chad Smith, Nicko McBrain, Mark Zonder TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or…

Modern Drummer
Apr 1, 2004

January 2003 - Volume 27 • Number 1

Abe Laboriel Jr., Robby Ameen, Rashied Ali, Dave Weckl, Rick Allen, Kris Kohls, Jon Fishman, Ben Mize, Steve Houghton, Louie Appel, Alan White, Lionel Hampton, Ringo Starr, Travis Barker, Danny Carey, Nicko McBrain, Rocky Bryant TO READ THE FULL STORY:…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 2003

January 2001 - Volume 25 • Number 1

Tré Cool, Wuv, Nicko McBrain, Dave Krusen, Phil Ehart, Trey Gray, Steve Gadd, Joe Morello, Rod Morgenstein, Peter Erskine, Neil Peart, Mel Lewis, Roy Burns, Mark Parsons, Rick Van Horn, Tony Williams, Buddy Rich, John Bonham, Tito Puente, Alan Dawson,…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 2001

December 1992 - Volume 16 • Number 12

In this Issue: Jeff Porcaro, Nicko McBrain, Ed Blackwell, Rashied Ali, Andrew Cyrille, Milford Graves 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+ Issues)…

Modern Drummer
Dec 1, 1992

November 1986 - Volume 10 • Number 11

Joe Morello, David Uosikkinen, Barriemore Barlow, Rod Morgenstein, Mel Gaynor, Ndugu Chancler, Gene Chrisman, Ian Mosely, Neil Peart, Nicko McBrain TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly Magazine 47…

Modern Drummer
Nov 1, 1986