Host John DeChristopher goes in-depth with the biggest names in drumming


Episode 57: Billy Amendola with Gina Schock

Welcome to this week's Modern Drummer Podcast featuring Gina Schock of the Go-Go’s. Gina and MD’s Billy Amendola have a relaxing afternoon in Brooklyn discussing the effect of her first concert at eleven years old igniting her dream of becoming a…

Modern Drummer
Nov 18, 2021

Episode 56: Billy Amendola with Earl Young Part 2

Hi! Welcome to Part 2 of MD’s Podcast with Earl Young & Billy Amendola. Listen and watch this legend continue with his valuable words of wisdom as a young enthusiastic 80 year old, with 65 + years of experience playing…

Modern Drummer
Nov 4, 2021

Pop Up Podcast - Jan 16th 2021

Welcome to an exceptional Modern Drummer “Pop Up Podcast” with Billy Amendola, Lauren Monroe, Rick Allen, and a few of our beautiful friends who pop in to give back and show their support (we’re not going to give it away, you have…

Modern Drummer
Nov 1, 2021

Episode 55: Billy Amendola with Earl Young Part 1

Welcome to this week’s Modern Drummer Podcast with Billy Amendola and August 2021 MD cover artist Earl Young. Tune in to watch/listen to part 1 as Billy and Earl talk about how The Sound of Philadelphia (TSOP) was born—Earl’s early days learning drums, going…

Modern Drummer
Oct 28, 2021

Episode 54: Billy Amendola with Ed Toth

Welcome to this weeks Modern Drummer Podcast with Billy Amendola and Doobie Brothers drummer Ed Toth. (with special “pop in guest,” radio personality, actor, & film maker Al Banderio). Al mentions the upcoming Rocky IV movie he is in, which…

Modern Drummer
Oct 21, 2021

Episode 53: Billy Amendola with Josh Freese

Welcome to this week's Modern Drummer Podcast with Billy Amendola and his guest Josh Freese. If you’re not familiar with his enormous body of work, please look up his discography, and it’ll make your head spin. Since a very young…

Modern Drummer
Oct 14, 2021

#TBT Andy Newmark, Jack Douglas, John Lennon's Final Album.

For today’s podcast, we are running a #TBT with Andy Newmark and producer Jack Douglas to remember John Lennon on what would have been his 81st birthday on October 9th. Audio Video

Modern Drummer
Oct 7, 2021

Episode 52: Billy Amendola with Mike Sleath

Welcome to this week's Modern Drummer podcast with Billy Amendola, featuring one of Canada’s most in-demand drummers Mike Sleath. Mike’s main gig has been touring with pop-superstar Shawn Mendes for over five years on sold-out worldwide tours. Sleath fills us…

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2021

Episode 51: Press conference to announce Ringo Starr Change The World

Beautiful Day’s Elizabeth Freund curated this week's MD Podcast with Ringo Starr on a private Zoom press conference to announce Ringo Starr Change The World, a new EP to be released on September 24, 2021.  The 4 tracks were all recorded at…

Modern Drummer
Sep 23, 2021

Episode 50: Billy Amendola with Randy Cooke.

Welcome to this week’s Modern Drummer Podcast with Billy Amendola and his special guest, session, and touring drummer, Randy Cooke. Born in Canada, Randy grew up listening to Top-40 radio and folk music as well as watching his dad perform…

Modern Drummer
Sep 9, 2021

Episode 49: Billy Amendola with Jess Bowen.

Welcome to the Modern Drummer Podcast with Billy Amendola featuring the Summer Sets’ Jess Bowen. Jess is one of the drummers highlighted in the inspirational Netflix documentary, out now, about drums and drumming, titled “Count Me In.” We highly recommend…

Modern Drummer
Sep 2, 2021

Episode 48: David Frangioni & Billy Amendola with Sheila E.

Welcome to MD’s #ThrowbackThursday Podcast with Sheila E.! We had a blast with Sheila and honored her with the announcement of winning the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame Award; picked by the readers of MD. Sheila made history for us…

Modern Drummer
Aug 26, 2021

Episode 47: Billy Amendola with Shannon Forrest

This week on the Modern Drummer Podcast, Nashville studio drummer, engineer, and producer Shannon Forrest joins Billy Amendola to talk about his years touring with Toto, his early days with Faith Hill and Tim McGraw and his road says with…

Modern Drummer
Aug 19, 2021