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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Sep 18, 2023

2023 Readers Poll: Questlove Wins "R&B"

The winner of the “R&B” category in Modern Drummer‘s 2023 Readers Poll is… Questlove! Amir "Questlove" Thompson exemplifies the role of a "modern drummer" — he's a studied, multi-disciplinary artist committed to demonstrating the joys of rhythm in all its…

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Sep 15, 2023

This Week in Drumming: September 15th

by Paolo Ragusa Here's what to know from the world of Modern Drummer this week. Continuing to Celebrate Modern Drummer's 2023 Readers Poll Alongside Modern Drummer's September 2023 issue, the results of our 2023 Readers Poll are available for Modern Drummer subscribers now!…

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Sep 15, 2023

2023 Readers Poll: Peter Erskine Wins "Jazz"

The winner of the “Jazz” category in Modern Drummer‘s 2023 Readers Poll is… Peter Erskine! Peter Erskine has continued his dominant streak as a jazz drummer, a clinician and educator, and an all-around great guy throughout the last year. Modern Drummer…

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Sep 13, 2023

2023 Readers Poll: Gregg Bissonette Wins "All-Around"

The winner of the "All-Around" category in Modern Drummer's 2023 Readers Poll is... Gregg Bissonette! Bissonette has been a celebrated, active drummer across five decades, and has assumed his role as one of the most reliable, experienced musicians in the…

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Sep 12, 2023

2023 Readers Poll: Jay Weinberg Wins "Metal" Category

The winner of the "Rock" category in Modern Drummer's 2023 Readers Poll is... Jay Weinberg! The Slipknot drummer, who also graces the cover of Modern Drummer's September 2023 issue alongside his father, Max Weinberg of the E-Street Band, has had another…

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Sep 8, 2023
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This Week in Drumming: September 8th

by Paolo Ragusa It's been another big week behind the kit for Modern Drummer and the drum community. Here's what to know for this week in drumming. Celebrating Modern Drummer's 2023 Readers Poll Alongside Modern Drummer's September 2023 issue, the results of our…

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Sep 8, 2023

Sabian Announces New Music Industry Mentorship Award

Sabian cymbals and the Sabian Education Network has announced the inaugural edition of the Don Famularo mentorship award. Named in honor of longtime Sabian ambassador Don Famularo, the program aims to elevate an early career drummer as they navigate the…

Modern Drummer
Sep 8, 2023
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