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Shad Teems of Framing Hanley

Hello MD! Shad here and I have been fascinated with drums as far back as I can remember. When I was two years old, my parents got tired of continually picking up pots and pans and wooden spoons off the…

Modern Drummer
Mar 17, 2020

Veronica Bellino of Life of Agony

Talking About Getting the Gig, New Album, and Tour Hello MD readers! Veronica Bellino here and I am the drummer with Life of Agony. A brief background on how I “got the gig.” I was introduced to LOA’s guitar player,…

Modern Drummer
Mar 12, 2020

Joey Cassata of ZO2

On His New Autobiography Hey, Modern Drummer readers! It’s Joey Cassata from ZO2 and the television show Z Rock. I’m really excited to announce that my recently released autobiography, Start With a Dream: A Drummer’s Journey from Rock & Roll…

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Mar 5, 2020

On The Beat with Nettie Baker: Shares Ginger Baker Tribute

Hello MD readers! A tribute to a drummer by a lead guitarist? Whoever heard of such a thing? But this was no ordinary lead guitarist and no ordinary drummer either—they were legends Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker, who along with…

Modern Drummer
Feb 25, 2020

Gavin Harrison Auctions Off a Sonor Kit for MS Charity

Hello, MD readers. Just a quick update from me to let you know what I’m doing and will be doing later this year. First off, I’m auctioning one of my beloved Sonor drumsets for the Multiple Sclerosis Society U.K. My mother had…

Modern Drummer
Feb 21, 2020

Joey Aguirre of Sifting

Talks New Album, Projects, and Gear Hi MD readers, Joey Aguirre here and I play drums in a progressive metal band called Sifting. It’s an honor to be featured here “On The Beat!” I started playing drums when I was…

Modern Drummer
Feb 20, 2020

Dawn Richardson of Elettrodomestico and 4 Non Blondes

Talking About Upcoming Tour, Teaching, and New Instructional Book Hello MD readers! It’s so great to be back here “On The Beat” and in the community of drummers. I’d like to share some insights about teaching and playing drums and…

Modern Drummer
Feb 18, 2020

Andrew Campanelli and PJ Howard of the Revivalists

Photo by by Julia Remache Talking About Recording New Album at the Legendary FAME Recording Studio in Muscle Shoals Hello MD! They say that songs in Muscle Shoals rise up out of the river. They say you can actually hear…

Modern Drummer
Feb 13, 2020

Jake Sommers of Luke Combs

Talking About SNL Appearance and Upcoming Tour and Festivals Hi Modern Drummer, it’s been two years since you last heard from me here “On The Beat.” A lot has happened in that time and I’m excited to get you caught…

Modern Drummer
Feb 11, 2020

Max Silverstein of No1Cares

Comedian/Actor/Drummer Andrew Dice Clay’s son Max talks about his influences, gear, and playing with his brother Dillon. Hey MD! My name is Max Silverstein and I play the drums. I grew up in a musical family; my dad is a…

Modern Drummer
Feb 6, 2020

Adam Deitch of Lettuce

Photo by Bob Forte Talking About Grammy Nomination, Recording, and Tour Sup everybody! Hope 2020 is looking up and up for you all. Recently, my band Lettuce was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Contemporary Instrumental Album…

Modern Drummer
Feb 4, 2020

Joey Dandeneau of Theory of a Deadman

Talking About Studio Work and Gear Hello MD readers, Joey here checking in! Drumming has been a passion for me since I started at age three. I got my first kit at five years old and never looked back. Playing…

Modern Drummer
Jan 30, 2020

The Art of Chad Smith Premieres in Austin, Texas

During some downtime from Red Hot Chili Pepper activities, Chad Smith has been exploring the visual arts. Four years ago Smith collaborated with Los Angeles design firm SceneFour on a series of “rhythm on canvas” paintings. Now he has a…

Modern Drummer
Jan 9, 2020

Matt Starr of Black Swan

Howdy MD readers! Earlier this year I got a call from Foreigner bassist Jeff Pilson, asking me if I would be interested in being a part of an (at the time) unnamed band with him, singer Robin McAuley, and guitarist…

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Jan 7, 2020