August 2019 Issue – Volume 43 • Number 07
Articles in August 2019
Jerry Carrigan: In On The Ground Floor
His recording career is so extensive that he can't even remember a good portion of the songs on which he has played.
The Hi-Hat Foot’s Voice
For a lot of drummers, though, the hi-hat foot can get neglected and might be the most difficult limb to work on.
Bruno Mars gave Anderson .Paak some advice: If you're going to do this drummer stuff,...
New Gear From Tama, Simmons, LP, Pearl, Sabian and More!
Modern Drummer highlights new products from Tama, Sabian, Simmons, LP, Pearl, Gon Bops, and more.
Deerhunter’s Moses Archuleta
Moses Archuleta cuts a contradictory figure. He’s tall and thin, with an almost gentle bearing. But onstage and in the studio, Moses exudes power and strength.
Slim Jim Phantom — On Tour
To celebrate their four-decade–long career, the band hit the road on June 21 for an international trek that lasts through late August.
History tells us that the first drum star was Gene Krupa.
The life of the professional musician is rarely what it seems. People on the outside imagine stars lazing around with family, friends, and adoring fans.
The Unconventional Hybrid
“I love playing both acoustic and electronic drums,” says Vince McGee when asked about the choices he made when designing this month’s unique setup.
LP Celebrates Fifty-Fifth Anniversary, Will Calhoun Receives Award and Rogers Drum Day
Industry Happenings LP Celebrates Fifty-Fifth Anniversary, Will Calhoun receives an award from Berklee College of Music and Rogers Drum Day at Bentley's.
John Convertino on Calexico and Iron & Wine's reunion album, Eric Dolphy expanded reissue with J. C. Moses, Foreigner Live at the Rainbow '78 and more.
What’s Your Most Worn-Out Drum Book?
Modern Drummer asks it's readers what their most worn-out drum book? Books by Ted Reed, Carmine Appice and George Lawrence Stone are among the leaders.
Yamaha Live Custom Hybrid Oak Drumset
A unique high-end offering featuring a blended wood/synthetic shell designed for maximum attack, projection, and punch.
Jim Black — Out Now
We recently caught up with Jim Black to dig into Nature Work, which was released this past June 21. Don’t miss out on this one.
Paiste Signature and Dark Energy Series Additions
The renowned Swiss cymbal maker celebrates thirty years of its Signature alloy with a smattering of add-ons to the Signature and Dark Energy lines.
Blake Fleming’s The Book of Rhythm
The Book of Rhythm is an encyclopedia of 5,096 possible rhythmical permutations of 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, 8-, 9-, and 12-beat combinations to be used for rhythm study, reading, compositional inspiration, or creativity
Solid Drums 7x12 Beech and 5x14 Limited-Edition Maple Snares
The custom-shop newcomer from Switzerland pulls no punches with these impeccable stave-shell drums.
Gentile’s debut album, Mannequins, recalls Frank Zappa’s intricate polyrhythms if performed by a programmer, a classical percussionist, and a multi-limbed trap set player.
Fredy Studer — Evolving Processes
Active on the European avant-jazz and classical scenes, Studer was a founding member of the influential, freewheeling fusion group OM.
Walk the Moon’s Sean Waugaman
Sean Waugaman says that after playing acrylic drums for years, he was ready to switch to wood when his band, Walk the Moon, joined Muse for its latest tour.
Sweet Spot Fuzion Castle Clutches, Splash Adapter, and Hi-Hat Tambourine
Precisely machined accessories designed for maximum strength and style.
Inverted Double Strokes
In this lesson, we’ll focus on double-stroke rolls and invert them to create interesting fills and grooves.
Web Exclusive! Blake Fleming on The Book of Rhythm
Drummer and educator Blake Fleming recently self-published The Book of Rhythm, an encyclopedic compendium of rhythmic permutations.