June 1987 - Volume 11 • Number 5 - Modern Drummer Magazine

June 1987 – Volume 11 • Number 5

J.R. Robinson, Lars Ulrich, Ricky Lawson, Phil Collins, Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey, Steve Houghton, Casey Scheuerell, Steve Schaeffer, J.M. Van Eaton, Terry Bozzio, Chad Wackerman, Neil Peart

Articles in June 1987

Strictly Technique

Developing The Weak Hand

One of the most confidence-shattering problems facing any drummer is the realization that one hand just doesn't work right.  At best, the weak hand will feel just a little clumsy; at worst, it can feel like it simply does not…

by Ray Fransen
May 14, 2019

Son Of The One-Handed Roll

In a recent article, I made the comment that there is really no such thing as a "one-handed roll." Much to my surprise, I received a couple of letters demanding a retraction. One drum teacher in particular even offered to…

by Roy Burns
May 14, 2019

J.M. Van Eaton: Rockabilly Rhythm

Along with D.J. Fontana, Earl Palmer, and Jerry Allison, J.M. Van Eaton ranks as one of the paramount drummers in rock 'n' roll in the 1950s. In some ways, he was simply in the right place at the right time.…

by Rob Bowman and Ross Johnson
May 14, 2019

Metallica's Lars Ulrich

Master Of Metal From the moment of their first independent release in 1982,Metallica had passion and potential to burn. With their third album, Master Of Puppets (Elektra), Metallica not only outdistanced the rest of the speed metal pack, but began…

by Albert Bouchard and Deborah Frost
May 14, 2019
On the Cover

John Robinson

It is November 1985. Steve Winwood's new album, Back In The High Life, is almost finished. Inside Unique recording studios in Manhattan, producer Russ Titelman is sitting behind the board, and John "J.R." Robinson is behind his drumset in the…

May 14, 2019