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Creating Hooks

How should drums fit into a song, and how can you make the drums become another hook within a song? When you think about the word “hook,” it’s something you get hooked on that you want to have over and…

By Stephen Perkins
Dec 17, 2021

Remembering Neil

Some of the worlds greatest drummers and industry members share their memories of what Neil Peart has meant to them. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly Magazine 47…

Modern Drummer
Mar 31, 2020

Who's Playing What, Beat Hunger Benefit, and More

This past May 5, the percussionist, educator, and author Richie Gajate-Garcia received an honorary doctorate of fine arts from Lincoln College in Lincoln, Illinois, in recognition of his contributions to the areas of the arts and music education. Gajate-Garcia is…

Modern Drummer
Sep 28, 2018

Stephen Perkins: Rolling Thunder

His eternal smile and energy are impossible to forget, and whether he’s playing just a shaker and a pair of bongos or bashing home the finale of one of Jane’s Addiction’s more heady epics, his drive and feel are inspirational.…

by Stephen Bidwell
Apr 5, 2018

Jane’s Addiction’s Stephen Perkins on the Who’s Live at Leeds

“No matter how many times you listen to Live at Leeds, it surprises,” says MD Pro Panelist Stephen Perkins, who’s been touring with Jane’s Addiction behind its latest studio album, The Great Escape Artist. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG…

by Ilya Stemkovsky
Nov 1, 2017

August 2009 - Volume 33 • Number 8

Tré Cool, Aaron Harris, Uriel Jones, Benjamin Corbett, Butch Trucks, Stephen Perkins, Jojo Mayer, Trivett Wingo, Jerry Shirley, Scott Johnson, Larry Herweg, John Moen, Chris Vatalaro, Jeff Friedl, Roy Hanes, Bernard Purdie TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital…

Modern Drummer
Aug 1, 2009

December 2006 - Volume 30 • Number 12

Stephen Perkins, Chris McHugh, Jeff Hamilton, Adam Carson, Mark Guiliana, Paul Motian, Scott Rockenfield, Abe Fogel, Thomas Pridgen, Trevor Friedrich, Jack DeJohnette, Brian Tichy, Myles Heskett, Tony Williams, Jason McGerr, Butch Miles, Ed Shaughnessy, Bruce Gary TO READ THE FULL…

Modern Drummer
Dec 1, 2006

March 2004 - Volume 28 • Number 3

John Otto, Ron Spagnardi, Terry Bozzio, Bill Bruford, Simon Phillips, Carter Beauford, Chad Cromwell, Tim Alexander, Josh Freese, Steve Smith, Stephen Perkins, Gary Husband, Gordon Heckaman, Jason Bittner, Martin Atkins, Tony Thompson, Thomas Lang, Matt Sorum, Abe Laboriel Jr. TO…

Modern Drummer
Mar 1, 2004

August 2003 - Volume 27 • Number 8

Keith Carlock, Steve White, Mike Marsh, Abe Cunningham, Stephen Perkins, Jaimoe Marc Quiñones, Butch Trucks, Terry Bozzio, Pat Mastelotto, Babatunde Olatunji, Spüg, Stewart Copeland, Gregg Bissonette TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year…

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Aug 1, 2003

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 1997 - Volume 21 • Number 11

Kenny Aronoff, Matt Cameron, Bordin, Stephen Perkins, Chris Vrenna, Tim “Herb” Alexander, Josh Freese, Louie Weaver, Steven Drozd, Alexis Fleisig, Mike Musburger, Dale Crover, Barrett Martin, Brian Reitzell, Dan Peters, J. Mascis, Carl Allen, Jeremy Taggart, Ray Marchica, Michael Urbano,…

Modern Drummer
Nov 1, 1997

September 1997 - Volume 21 • Number 9

Horacio “el Negro” Hernandez, Jeff Hamilton, Zachary Alford, Robin Goodridge, Tony Coleman, Joey DeFrancesco, Bill Saragosa, Paul Fox, Michael Shrieve, Fred Young, Donny Brown, Carl Palmer, Stephen Perkins, David Garibaldi TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99…

Modern Drummer
Sep 1, 1997

September 1996 - Volume 20 • Number 9

In this Issue: Stephen Perkins, Shane Evans, Zach Danziger, Jason Finn, Chad Gracey, Milton Cardona, Butch Vig, Willie Ornelas, Billy Exiner, Dave Mattacks, Rick Allen, Charlie Watts, Adrian Young, Herman Matthews, Tim “Herb” Alexander, Steve Smith, TO READ THE FULL…

Modern Drummer
Sep 1, 1996

October 1995 - Volume 19 • Number 10

In this Issue: Richie Hayward, Steve Smith, Peter Erskine, Stephen Perkins, Mike Portnoy, Gregg Bissonette, Kenwood Dennard, Rayford Griffin, Alan White, Fergal Lawler TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital…

Modern Drummer
Oct 1, 1995