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Coady Willis of Big Business

Photo by Rose Ann Belluso Talking About Recording Latest Album and Gear Hello, MD! I recently performed as a guest drummer for a week with the 8G band on Late Night with Seth Meyers and it was a blast! Thank…

Modern Drummer
Dec 17, 2019

Paulo Ressio from Doctor Pheabes

Talking About Album and Gear Hello there, everybody! It’s an honor for me, a guy from a very traditional district of Sao Paulo called Mooca, to talk to you here in the Modern Drummer world for this “On The Beat!”…

Modern Drummer
Dec 12, 2019

Chris Guglielmo of Bayside

Photo by Megan Thompson Talking Smoothness, Timing, and Recording What’s up Modern Drummer! My name is Chris Guglielmo and I play drums in a band called Bayside. From the beginning my approach was always more methodical than structured. My preferred…

Modern Drummer
Dec 10, 2019

Liberty DeVitto of the Lords of 52nd Street and the Slim Kings

Hey MD friends, Liberty DeVitto here “On The Beat.” I wanted to tell you a little bit about what I’ve been doing. After playing for thirty years with Billy Joel, you would think one would put down the sticks and…

Modern Drummer
Dec 5, 2019

Morgan Bauer of A Killer’s Confession

Hey Modern Drummer readers! My name is Morgan Bauer and I’m the drummer in A Killer’s Confession (AKC). We released our single “Numb” on September 20, 2019 and our second album, The Indifference of Good Men, on October 18. We…

Modern Drummer
Dec 3, 2019

Frederik De Wilde of Fragmentum

Talking About Influences, Tours, and Gear Hi there, MD fans and fellow drum enthusiasts! My name is Frederik De Wilde and I’m currently living in Ghent, Belgium. Drumming has been the biggest passion in my life since I was nine…

Modern Drummer
Nov 26, 2019

John Humphrey of Seether and the Nixons

On Bands, Tours, and New Singles Hi, I’m John Humphrey and it’s an honor to tell you a little about myself for this “On The Beat.” I’m from Oklahoma and began drumming at age thirteen. My first drumkit was a…

Modern Drummer
Nov 21, 2019

Toxy Cruz of Santa Cruz

Talking About Band and Gear Hey MD readers! It’s Toxy Cruz here from the band Santa Cruz. I want to thank Modern Drummer for inviting me to be featured “On The Beat!” I’m a twenty-seven-year-old artist from Turku, Finland, and…

Modern Drummer
Nov 19, 2019

Ron Wikso of Gregg Rolie

Talking About Albums, Collaborations, and Tours Hello Modern Drummer “On The Beat” readers! I’m just checking in with a little update and to say a quick hello to the most awesome drumming community in the world! For those of you…

Modern Drummer
Nov 14, 2019

Scotty Zwang of Ghost Light

Talking About Recording Debut Album and Personal Development Hello Modern Drummers! As I have been a subscriber of the magazine for twenty years, I can’t begin to tell you what an honor it is to be writing this “On The…

Modern Drummer
Nov 12, 2019

Vocal Percussionist Adam Rupp of Home Free

Talking About Beatboxing, Persistence, and Latest Album Hey Modern Drummer readers! My name is Adam Rupp and I’m really pumped to be here. My story may be a bit different from others you read here “On The Beat,” since I…

Modern Drummer
Nov 7, 2019

Ronen Evron of Spirit Animal

Hello Modern Drummer readers! My name is Ronen Evron and I am the drummer of Spirit Animal. Originally hailing from Rishon Le Zion, a city on the coastline of Israel, I began drumming under the auspices of the finest drum…

Modern Drummer
Nov 5, 2019

Rufus Taylor of the Darkness

Photo by Gareth Parker Talking About Gear and Recording Easter Is Cancelled Hello again MD! For the new Darkness album Easter Is Cancelled, I used my old faithful DW Collector’s series maple lacquer specialty pearlescent black with black chrome hardware—22×24…

Modern Drummer
Oct 31, 2019

Steve Finn of the Offering

Hey MD drummers! My name is Steve and I play in the Offering, a heavy metal band based in Boston, Massachusetts. I have been a subscriber to Modern Drummer since I was fifteen, so having the opportunity to appear here…

Modern Drummer
Oct 29, 2019