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Coldplay's Two-Night Takeover at Snapdragon Stadium: See Photos And Read Our Coverage

Since the release of Parachutes in 2000, Coldplay has become one of the biggest bands globally and in 2015 had the 3rd highest-grossing tour of all time with A Head Full of Dreams. After five years off the road and…

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Oct 9, 2023

This Week in Drumming: October 6th

by Paolo Ragusa With a new issue of Modern Drummer out in the world, we're happy to be back — here's what went down in the drumming world this week. Modern Drummer's October 2023 Issue: Out Now! Our October 2023 issue is…

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Oct 6, 2023

Russell Batiste Jr., New Orleans Drummer, Dies at 57

Russell Batiste Jr., the renowned drummer for The funky Meters and several other groups, died of a heart attack on Saturday, September 30th at his home in LaPlace, Louisiana at the age 57. Born David Russell Batiste Jr., he was…

Modern Drummer
Oct 5, 2023

Dom Famularo Honored with Modern Drummer, Neil Peart Lifetime Achievement Award

In a heartwarming tribute to the late Neil Peart, famed drummer and educator Dom Famularo has been posthumously awarded the Modern Drummer Neil Peart Lifetime Achievement Award for 2023. This prestigious award recognizes Famularo's profound contributions to the world of…

Modern Drummer
Oct 5, 2023

Drumming Legend, Dom Famularo Has Passed Away

In Memory of Dom Famularo August 26, 1953 - September 27, 2023 Today, the drumming world mourns the loss of a true legend. Dom Famularo, the heartbeat of our community, has passed away. With profound sadness, we reflect on the…

Modern Drummer
Sep 28, 2023
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2023 Readers Poll: Kristina Rybalchenko Wins "Social Media / Streaming"

The winner of the "Social Media/Streaming" category in Modern Drummer's 2023 Readers Poll is... Kristina Rybalchenko! With 773k Instagram followers and 998k on TikTok, Rybalchenko significantly boosted her profile this year by consistently sharing her prowess behind the kit. She’s…

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Sep 27, 2023

Readers Poll 2023: Paulina "Pau" Villarreal Vélez Wins "Up and Coming"

The winner of the "Up and Coming" category in Modern Drummer's 2023 Readers Poll is... Paulina "Pau" Villarreal Vélez! Villareal Vélez and her rock band The Warning made a major impression throughout the last year. With her sisters by her side,…

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Sep 26, 2023

Sum 41, Simple Plan, and The Offspring: Photos and Q&As with Each Drummer

by Alex Kluft The Offspring’s "Let the Bad Times Roll" tour with Sum 41 and Simple Plan treated fans to rousing, nostalgic shows across North American this summer. It was certainly a dream tour for '90s pop-punk fans, similar to…

Modern Drummer
Sep 26, 2023

2023 Readers Poll: Giovanni Hidalgo Wins "World / Percussion"

The winner of the "World/Percussion" category in Modern Drummer's 2023 Readers Poll is... Giovanni Hidalgo! Giovanni Hidalgo has been one of the reigning kings of Latin jazz percussion for a reason. He continued to elevate percussion world throughout the last year…

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Sep 25, 2023

2023 Readers Poll: CJ Thompson Wins "Hip-Hop"

The winner of the "Hip-Hop" category in Modern Drummer's 2023 Readers Poll is... CJ Thompson! Thompson has spent a great deal of the last year playing for Charlie Puth, but his collaborative streak is definitely noteworthy: In the last year,…

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Sep 22, 2023

2023 Readers Poll: Dave Weckl Wins "Jazz Fusion"

The winner of the "Jazz Fusion" category in Modern Drummer's 2023 Readers Poll is... Dave Weckl! The Modern Drummer Hall of Famer has had yet another prolific year, and remains a significant inspiration to drummers everywhere. He's stayed busy throughout the last…

Modern Drummer
Sep 21, 2023

2023 Readers Poll: Mike Portnoy Wins "Progressive Rock"

The winner of the "Progressive Rock" category in Modern Drummer‘s 2023 Readers Poll is… Mike Portnoy! The ever-versatile drummer has won yet again in the Modern Drummer Readers Poll, a testament to his lasting impact in the drumming community. Throughout the…

Modern Drummer
Sep 20, 2023
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2023 Readers Poll: Sarah Jones Wins "Pop"

The winner of the "Pop" category in Modern Drummer‘s 2023 Readers Poll is… Sarah Jones! Sarah Jones landed the coveted gig of Harry Styles' live drummer for his first solo tour in 2017, and has remained a fixture of Styles'…

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Sep 19, 2023

2023 Readers Poll: Elijah Wood Wins "Country and Americana"

The winner of the "Country and Americana" category in Modern Drummer‘s 2023 Readers Poll is… Elijah Wood! Elijah Wood enjoyed a busy and successful year playing the drums for Shania Twain on her "Let's Go!" tour, and they bring vigor…

Modern Drummer
Sep 18, 2023
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