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Fifteen DVDs Every Drummer Should Own

In this installment of our 2015 holiday gift guide, we're taking a look at fifteen DVDs that every drummer should own. These are the videos that drummers are going back to time and time again for inspiration and edification. Whether…

Modern Drummer
Dec 16, 2015

Ten Gifts to Help Create, Capture, and Share Music

In this installment of our 2015 holiday gift guide we take a look at some of the best tools to help you create, capture, and share your music. For this list we are less concerned with price and more with…

Modern Drummer
Dec 15, 2015

Ten Great Drum Accessories for Under $100

In this installment of our 2015 holiday gift guide, we're taking a look at ten drum accessories for under $100. These comprise some of those essential items that make the life of a drummer easier, more efficient, and ultimately more…

Modern Drummer
Dec 10, 2015

Seven Four-Piece Shell Packs for Under $400

In this second installment of our 2015 holiday gift guide, we’re taking a look at some great four-piece shell packs for under $400. All but one kit still requires hardware, cymbals, and a throne. However, they each offer plenty of…

Modern Drummer
Dec 3, 2015

Twenty Drum Gifts for Under $20

With the holiday season upon us, there's no better time to step back and look at all the different gift options that are available. In this first installment of our 2015 holiday buyer's guide, we specifically want to focus on…

Modern Drummer
Dec 1, 2015

On the Beat With Nate Arling of the Last Vegas and Urge Overkill: Top Ten Touring and Gigging Tips

Hi MD readers! My name is Nate Arling, and I live in Chicago, Illinois. I play drums in the Last Vegas and Urge Overkill. I also do studio work and have played 1,000-plus shows in fifteen-plus countries at clubs, garages,…

Modern Drummer
Jun 3, 2015

25 Timeless Drum Books

What makes a great drum book? There’s no single answer, as different books have been written to address a wide variety of styles and techniques. But judging by a recent poll in which Modern Drummer readers were asked to name…

Modern Drummer
Apr 26, 2013

13 Tons Of Heavy

A Baker’s Dozen Of The Best Hard Rock Albums Released Over The Past Year GOD DETHRONED UNDER THE SIGN OF THE IRON CROSS According to God Dethroned’s official website, the band called it quits following the release of this album,…

Modern Drummer
Jan 3, 2012

10 Indispensable Funk Albums

by Jeff Schaller One could argue that no music form highlights the drummer more than funk. The fat grooves, the dirty backbeats, the snap of a tight snare, the syncopated hits with a stellar horn section, the deep pocket against…

Modern Drummer
Dec 28, 2011