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Joshua Humlie of We Three

Anyone familiar with the popular television show America’s Got Talent understands the immense pressure on the contestants. 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…

by Mike Haid
Mar 31, 2020

Smash Palace’s Harry Lewis

His movements were overemphasized, and his sound cut through like a cannon. Also, although his concentration was intense, he offered direct eye contact with the audience.

by Denise Skea
Mar 26, 2019

Girls’ Night Out’s Kathy Burkly

But these days she's a pop rocker, laying down a throaty 2 and 4 from behind a pink, handmade drumset for her six accomplices in Girls' Night Out.

by Peter Cassidy
Nov 5, 2018

New Edition’s Danny Donnelly (A. K. A. Zoro)

Edition is one of the hottest acts in show business today, taking the R&B market by storm and making some crossover inroads onto the pop charts.

by Rick Van Horn
Oct 11, 2018

Roli Garcia, Jr.

Roli Garcia, Jr., is a drummer from Laredo, Texas, with an unusual string of accomplishments to his credit. In just eight years of playing the drums, Roli has jammed with Vinnie Colaiuta’s band, appeared as a guest artist at several…

by Rick Van Horn
Sep 24, 2018

Alex Rüdinger

The new drummer with the progressive metal band the Faceless has turned heads with a combination of old-world ethics and future-shock techniques. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly…

by Ben Meyer
Feb 1, 2018

John Clardy

After years of trolling through the underground, he’s finally found balance—and a musical home—with the progressive indie band Tera Melos. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly Magazine 47…

By Will Romano | Photo by Matt Draper
Jan 30, 2018

Bob Gullotti

The relationship between a city and its music is very personal, and can get as close as two friends can possibly be. Bob Gullotti and Boston, Massachusetts have been good friends for over 20 years, and a partnership such as…

by Tim Smith
Jan 10, 2018

Up & Coming - Garrett Goodwin

At just twenty-six, Garret Goodwin has already traversed the globe with the pop-country superstar Carrie Underwood, bringing rock-solid power to crowd favorites like “Before He Cheats,” “Cowboy Casanova,” and “Blown Away.” TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017