Drum Gods

Modern Drummer is the world’s most widely read drum magazine, is dedicated entirely to the art of drumming and caters to the needs of amateur, semi-pro, and professional drummers.


On the Beat With Steve Grantley of Stiff Little Fingers and RT-Zed: Touring and Raising Profiles

Hi, I’m Steve Grantley, drummer for the legendary UK punk band Stiff Little Fingers (SLF) and I’m thrilled to once again be featured on the Modern Drummer website. 2016 looks to be a busy year for me. I set off…

Modern Drummer
Feb 4, 2016

The Greats: Jim Keltner

Jim Keltner is inarguably a true studio drum god. Highly regarded for his session work on solo recordings by three of the Beatles, Jim could also be considered a close life-long friend of George Harrison, John Lennon, and Ringo Starr.…

Modern Drummer
Mar 8, 2010

Dream Theater's Mike Portnoy

Mike Portnoy is considered one of the finest prog-rock drummers in the history of the genre, much of it due to his ground-breaking work in Dream Theater. “I couldn’t have dreamt of a better scenario for the path that we…

Modern Drummer
Feb 16, 2010

Drum God: Dave Grohl

Born January 14, 1969, Warren, Ohio Bio Born in Warren, Ohio, and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Grohl kicked off his music career in the 80’s drumming for the band Freak Baby and later joined the Washington, DC punk rock band…

Modern Drummer
Aug 25, 2008