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.


Influences: Bill Stevenson

  by Stephen Bidwell   Drummer Bill Stevenson is among the most influential musicians associated with West Coast punk rock, on any instrument. After making his name with seminal hard-core band Black Flag in the ’80s, Stevenson proceeded to set…

Modern Drummer
Sep 29, 2014

Influences: Jane’s Addiction’s Stephen Perkins

As Jane’s Addiction continues its successful Theatre of the Escapists tour, a new generation of fans is being hipped to the ecstatic tribal glam event that is a Jane’s show—and to the uniquely galloping drumming approach of Stephen Perkins. In…

Modern Drummer
May 16, 2012

Tony Williams: The Game Changer

  One of the most influential, inspiring, and spontaneous forces in jazz, Tony Williams remains a classic example of artistry transcending technical analysis. In the October 2011 issue of Modern Drummer magazine, writer Jeff Potter explains Tony’s genius and influence,…

Modern Drummer
Aug 18, 2011

Trey Anastasio

MD Online caught up with Trey Anastasio to get his thoughts on his new band, Oysterhead, and to gain some insight to the singular Stewart Copeland. MD: What were you thinking the first time you played with Stewart? Trey: He was…

Modern Drummer
Jul 19, 2005