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Celebrating Joe Morello's birthday with a free lesson

Buzz Roll Studies: 8th Notes With Buzz Rolls In Joe Morello’s book Master Studies, he details different techniques to develop control on the drums. These exercises develop technique, control, and will help you develop different vocabulary from the different sounds we…

Modern Drummer
Jul 17, 2024

Ringo Starr's 84th Birthday Celebration

Since 2008, Ringo Starr has invited everyone everywhere to think, say, or post #peaceandlove at noon their local time on July 7th to fulfill his birthday wish of a wave of Peace and Love encircling the planet. This year the world’s most…

Modern Drummer
Jul 11, 2024

4th Annual Music City Drum Show

Don't miss the 4th Annual Music City Drum Show this July 20th & 21st, 2024 in Nashville, TN! Over 135 Brands Exhibiting! Clinics by Hayley Cramer, Daru Jones, Greg Hersey, Dante “Taz” Roberson, Jaheim Lee, and Dre Energy! Raffle prizes,…

Modern Drummer
Jul 5, 2024

Jim Chapin’s Independence Week

Save Your Spot for the Free Online Event You Should Be a Part Of! We would love to invite you to the brand new initiative organized by the Open Minded Drumming team, along with Claus Hessler, proudly called “Jim Chapin’s…

Modern Drummer
Jul 4, 2024

Punk Legends Unite at Goldenvoice's No Values Festival

Goldenvoice’s No Values Festival took place at the Pomona Fairplex, the former Los Angeles area stop for the Vans Warped Tour and the longtime home of the NHRA Winter and Summer Nationals. The lineup featured SoCal punk legends across genres…

Modern Drummer
Jun 18, 2024
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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2024: Second Weekend Highlights

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival’s second weekend, held from May 2nd to May 5th, featured a performance five years in the making. The Rolling Stones, originally scheduled for the festival’s 50th anniversary in 2019, finally took the stage…

Modern Drummer
Jun 18, 2024

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2024: First Weekend Highlights

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival made a triumphant return for its third consecutive year, overcoming two cancellations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This iconic festival has a rich history, dating back to 1970, and was originally founded by…

Modern Drummer
Jun 17, 2024

Danny Carey Performs in “Psychic Energy” Bodysuit at Tool Show in Paris

Danny Carey sported a new look during Tool’s recent show (June 5th) in Paris, as the drummer wore a form-fitting glow-in-the-dark bodysuit in the style of artist Alex Grey’s “Psychic Energy System” artwork. Grey is a longtime Tool collaborator, having…

Consequence
Jun 10, 2024

Drummer Successfully Plays Every Foo Fighters Song in One Sitting For Charity

We recently told you about the drummer Greg Barton and his ambitious undertaking to play every single Foo Fighters song in one sitting to raise money for charity. This past Friday, Barton completed that challenge. After playing 128 songs over…

Consequence
Jun 9, 2024

Drummer Mike Portnoy Attempts Tool Song: “This Makes Dream Theater Look Like Weezer”

Mike Portnoy is no doubt one of metal’s greatest drummers of all time, as he’s proven over the past four decades with prog titans Dream Theater and multiple other projects. However, even the most accomplished drummers have a hard time…

Consequence
May 25, 2024

Original Staind Drummer Jon Wysocki Dead at 53

Jon Wysocki, original drummer of Staind, has died at the age of 53. According to Blabbermouth, prior to his passing Wysocki had been suffering from liver issues that required him to be under medical care. Wysocki’s death was confirmed on…

Consequence
May 19, 2024

Charlie Benante (Anthrax, Pantera) Drums to Barbie Soundtrack’s “Choose Your Fighter” as He Hears It for First Time: Watch

Charlie Benante is one of metal’s finest drummers, as he’s proven during his long run in his primary band Anthrax and his current stint in Pantera. But could he handle a dance track like the Barbie soundtrack cut “Choose Your…

Consequence
May 10, 2024
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Charlie Benante Breaks Down Pantera’s “Walk” on Drums: Watch

Drummer Charlie Benante breaks down the Pantera classic “Walk” in a new video for Drumeo (watch below). Benante, the longtime and still current drummer for Anthrax, joined Pantera in 2022 as part of the legendary metal act’s revamped reunion lineup.…

Consequence
Apr 8, 2024

Ex-Slipknot Drummer Jay Weinberg Joins Suicidal Tendencies

Drummer Jay Weinberg, who was let go from Slipknot late last year, has become a member of veteran crossover-thrash band Suicidal Tendencies. He will begin playing shows with them next week. It was previously announced that Weinberg would be drumming…

Consequence
Mar 5, 2024
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