What We’re Listening To

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.


What We're Listening To 9/22

Managing Editor Mike Dawson I spent the better part of this past month rereading a great book on tempo by Andrew C. Lewis, titled Rhythm: What It Is And How To Improve Your Sense Of It. The book contains dozens…

Modern Drummer
Sep 15, 2010

What We're Listening To 8/10

Associate Editor Michael Parillo Ah, Gong. For me there are times when nothing else will do. Some days I just need to hear a lot of notes -- a lot of well-played, precisely ordered, yet totally rocking notes. I have…

Modern Drummer
Aug 26, 2010

Great Drum Parts = GENIUS

The MD Editors Weigh In The March issue of MD (out now) features Billy Ward’s fascinating conversation with Simon Phillips, Doane Perry, Marco Minnemann, Thomas Lang, and Jerry Marotta about the grooves that inspired them to play drums early on,…

Modern Drummer
Jan 12, 2009

The Evolution of Jimmy Chamberlin: Still Smashing

  by Ken Micallef As a self confessed “elder statesman of music,” and one of the most influential drummers of the past fifteen years, Jimmy Chamberlin has a thing or two to say about the state of the instrument. He…

Modern Drummer
Sep 19, 2007

Tony Fagenson of Eve 6

Ask Tony Fagenson to define his role as drummer of the trio called Eve 6 - which includes vocalist/bassist Max Collins and guitarist Jon Siebels - and he'll give you a response straight out of American Bandstand: "The beat, man."…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004