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The November 2016 Modern Drummer Playlist

Listen to music from the November issue of Modern Drummer magazine, including cover artist Will Calhoun on a classic Living Colour track and paying tribute to Elvin Jones on his new solo album, Carmine Appice on a Vanilla Fudge nugget,…

Modern Drummer
Sep 28, 2016

The October 2016 Modern Drummer Playlist

Listen to tracks from the October issue of Modern Drummer magazine, including cover star Shannon Forrest playing with the Dukes of September and Mindy Smith, New York hit maker Steven Wolf with Miley Cyrus and Daniel Merriweather, Mark Stepro with…

Modern Drummer
Sep 9, 2016

Great ’80s Drum Tracks, Part 1: New Wavers and Classic Rockers

The October 2016 issue of Modern Drummer magazine, out now, includes the six-page feature Great ’80s Drum Performances, Part 1: New-Wavers and Classic Rockers. Check it out, and listen along at our exclusive Spotify Playlist.  

Modern Drummer
Aug 31, 2016

Listen to the Drumming on Spotify: Great Tracks From MD‘s August 2015 Issue

Check out our Artist Playlists from the August 2015 issue with Antonio Sanchez, Dylan Howe, and Adam Christgau--put together by the drummers themselves!   Adam Christgau   Dylan Howe   Antonio Sanchez

Modern Drummer
Jul 14, 2015

Stream Nile Drummer George Kollias’s Debut Solo Album, Invictus

George Kolias By Seth Siro Anton Next Monday, May 18, George Kollias, drummer with the death-metal band Nile and one of the most revered instrumentalists in extreme music, is releasing his debut solo album, Invictus. A week early, however, Kollias,…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2015

Listen to the Drumming on Spotify: Great Tracks From MD‘s May 2015 Issue

Our May 2015 Spotify Playlist begins and ends with a classic track from the Encore-worthy Physical Graffiti double album. In between, there's two more solid hours of drumming heaven.  

Modern Drummer
Apr 13, 2015

CSNY Drummer Dallas Taylor Passes

Dallas Taylor, who appeared on Crosby, Stills, and Nash’s seminal self-titled debut album, as well as the equally iconic first album by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, Déjà Vu, has passed of undisclosed causes. Taylor first gained prominence with the…

Modern Drummer
Jan 19, 2015

October 2014 Spotify Playlist

Our October 2014 Spotify Playlist kicks off with some great live cuts, including cover star Ian Paice's famous solo vehicle, "The Mule," from Deep Purple's seminal in-concert recording, Made in Japan. We stay in the land of the rising sun…

Modern Drummer
Sep 16, 2014

VIDEO - Modern Drummer Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp Trailer

  The  first "Modern Drummer powered" Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, produced by David Fishof, took place this past November 8 through 10 at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Attendees got a rare chance to work directly with a…

Modern Drummer
Jan 21, 2014