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Donn Bennett’s Drum Vault

Logo Heads Several years ago, I made the decision to begin selling off my drum collection. I’d spent decades amassing one of the most extensive collections of rare and vintage drums in the world. One of the biggest factors leading…

By Donn Bennett
Sep 30, 2021

Nigel Olsson’s ’70s/’80s-Era Slingerland Drumkit

While the legendary Elton John drummer has been a DW drums endorser for years—the company famously built him a custom kit for the pop star’s 2012 Million Dollar Piano Las Vegas residency that displays the badge of the Royal Air…

Modern Drummer
Nov 1, 2020

Grace Potter’s Jordan West

Since leaving her native Fort Wayne, Indiana, for Los Angeles, California, Jordan West has drummed with the likes of Seal and Andy Summers of the Police. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year…

by Meredith Ochs
Dec 27, 2019

Nigel Olsson — The Heart of Nigel Olson

Nigel Olsson speaks from the heart. In fact, there seems to be nothing he does that doesn’t revolve around his heart. As he plays and sings on stage with Elton John, he uses his entire body to complement the artist’s…

by Robyn Flans
Aug 17, 2018

Encore: Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

No matter how far out the pianist/singer takes things on this classic double album bursting with fresh ideas, drummer Nigel Olsson adds just the right touch. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year…

Patrick Berkery
Feb 23, 2017

March 2007 - Volume 31 • Number 3

Vinnie Colaiuta, Abe Cunningham, Nigel Olsson, John Mahon, Dave Buckner, Dominic Howard, Jim Brock, Steve Asheim, Raymond Pounds, Nate Morton, Marcus Randolph, Tim Alexander, Jack Irons, John Blackwell, Danny Carey, Louie Bellson TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital…

Modern Drummer
Mar 1, 2007

August 2001 - Volume 25 • Number 8

Travis Barker, ?uestlove, Dean Butterworth, John Molo, Stacy Jones, Brian Nolan, Liberty DeVitto, Nigel Olsson, Matt Taul, Tony Thompson, Stephen Chopek, Terry Bozzio, Danny Carey, Tony Williams, John Bonham, Bill Bruford, Dave Krusen, Kenny Aronoff, Abe Cunningham, Clayton Cameron TO…

Modern Drummer
Aug 1, 2001

February 1985 - Volume 9 • Number 2

Mel Lewis, Mark Brzezicki, Nigel Olsson, George Marsh, Steve Gadd, Mick Avory, Aynsley Dunbar, Jim Keltner, Joe Franco, Danny Seraphine, Steve Smith TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly…

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Feb 1, 1985