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Roger Hawkins

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Roger Hawkins October 16, 1945 – May 20, 2021

Roger Hawkins—one of music history’s most recorded drummers—died peacefully at his home in Sheffield, Alabama, after a few years of declining health. He was 75 years old. Hawkins has been called an architect of the Muscle Shoals sound. He was…

By Billy Amendola
Aug 31, 2021

James Stroud

While playing for many of Nashville's major acts and producing some of them as well, James grew to understand and appreciate the importance of the song.

by Robyn Flans
Jan 25, 2019

Up And Coming - Owen Hale

Roger Hawkins mentioned Owen Hale as a new studio drummer in Muscle Shoals who deserved some attention.

by Scott K. Fish
Oct 13, 2017

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

July 1999 - Volume 23 • Number 7

Matt Cameron, Zoro, Billy Ward, Dave Lombardo, Rod Morgenstein, Stephen Perkins, Roger Hawkins, Paul Wertico, Kevan McKenzie, John Otto, Prairie Prince, Lee Rudnicki, Ted Moore, Roy Hanes, Jay Schellen, John Riley, Joe Morello, Daniel Glass, Russ McKinnon, Mark Griffith, Bun…

Modern Drummer
Jul 1, 1999

November 1983 - Volume 7 • Number 11

Phil Collins, Ndugu Chancler, Joe LaBarbera, Rick Allen, Sandy Nelson, Roger Hawkins, Bill Bruford, Les DeMerle, Neil Peart TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly Magazine 47 Years of…

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Nov 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

May 1981 - Volume 5 • Number 3

Jaimo Johnson, Butch Trucks, Roger Hawkins, Buddy Harman, Paul English, Paul T. Riddle, Michael Carvin, Jimmy Maelen, Larrie Londin TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly Magazine 47 Years…

Modern Drummer
May 1, 1981