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Pantera Rocks the West Coast: Photos and Recap

by Alex Kluft On August 26th, 2001, Pantera played their final show with members Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul, Phil Anselmo, and Rex Brown at Beast Fest in Yokohama, Japan. 22 years a later, a reunited Pantetra would play the North…

Modern Drummer
Sep 7, 2023

2023 Readers Poll: Chad Smith Wins "Rock" Category

The winner of the "Rock" category in Modern Drummer's 2023 Readers Poll is... Chad Smith! The longtime Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer made yet another outstanding impact throughout the last year, complete with two Chili Peppers albums: Unlimited Love and Return of…

Modern Drummer
Sep 7, 2023

Modern Drummer's 2023 Hall of Fame Inductee: Alex Van Halen

The latest induction into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame is... Alex Van Halen! The original drummer and co-founder of Van Halen has left his mark on entire eras of rock music, from his scrappy early days in Mammoth to the…

Modern Drummer
Sep 5, 2023

This Week in Drumming: September 1st

by Paolo Ragusa September is here, and so is a new issue of Modern Drummer! Here's what to know for this week in drumming. Modern Drummer September 2023 Issue: Out Now! Our September 2023 issue of Modern Drummer is out today, and…

Modern Drummer
Sep 1, 2023

Metallica Brings 72 Seasons To The Stage: Photos + Recap

by Alex Kluft Over the last 40 years, Metallica have become one of the best selling metal bands in the world, garnering an impressive amount of ticket sales for each tour. With their 2023 album, 72 Seasons, the California group…

Modern Drummer
Aug 31, 2023
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Next Jazz Legacy's Mentorship Program For Women and Non-Binary Musicians: Apply Now

Next Jazz Legacy, a program from New Music USA and The Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice, has opened applications for their third year of mentorship. The program pairs emerging women and non-binary musicians with established jazz mentors, all…

Modern Drummer
Aug 31, 2023

Chicago Rocks the Greek Theater in LA: Photos + Recap

by Alex Kluft Chicago returned to the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, August 19th for the first time in four years. Over the last 50 years, Chicago has played the Greek over 30 times — making their…

Modern Drummer
Aug 29, 2023

This Week in Drumming: August 25th

by Paolo Ragusa We may be nearing the end of the season, but summer tours are still rolling around and great new music is in high supply. Here's your drumming breakdown for the week. New Q&A with Thomas Hedlund, Phoenix's…

Modern Drummer
Aug 25, 2023

Phoenix's Summer Odyssey Tour: See Photos and Read Q&A with Drummer Thomas Hedlund

By Alex Kluft Beck and Phoenix played the KIA Forum in Los Angeles, California August 7th for their co-headlining venture, the "Summer Odyssey" tour. Alongside Beck is drummer Joey Waronker (Roger Waters/ R.E.M.) who has been recording and playing with…

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Aug 22, 2023

This Week in Drumming: August 18th

By Paolo Ragusa Though there were great shows, new music, and more drumming news this week, it's been a relatively somber week in the drum world: longtime educator and prolific drummer Pete Magadini, as well as Pavement's original drummer Gary…

Modern Drummer
Aug 18, 2023

Alicia Keys' "Keys to the Summer" Tour: See Photos and Read Q&A with Drummer Garrison Brown

by Alex Kluft Alicia Keys played the final night of her "Keys to the Summer" tour at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles on August 2nd. On drums was none other than Garrison Brown (Post Malone, Tyga, The Jacksons, Jason…

Modern Drummer
Aug 15, 2023

This Week in Drumming: August 11th

By Paolo Ragusa Another great week of music and live shows for us here at Modern Drummer. Here's what went down in the drumming world this week. The Modern Drummer Neil Peart Legends Vol. 1 Bundle: Out Now! Celebrate one of…

Modern Drummer
Aug 11, 2023
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Danny Elfman Brings Career-Spanning Show Back to SoCal: See Photos and Read a Q&A with Drummer Ilan Rubin

By Alex Kluft Danny Elfman, one of the biggest names as a film composer but also as a member of iconic band Oingo Boingo, played the Five Point Amphitheater in Irvine, California on August 5th. Last year, he debuted a…

Modern Drummer
Aug 9, 2023

This Week in Drumming: August 4th

Another music-filled week has come and gone for us here at Modern Drummer! Here's what went down in the drumming world this week. Modern Drummer August 2023 Issue: Out Now! Our August 2023 issue has arrived this week, with Godsmack's longtime…

Modern Drummer
Aug 4, 2023
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