News (Omar Hakim)

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Upcoming Dire Straits Box Highlights Pick Withers, Omar Hakim, Jeff Porcaro, and Manu Katché

On October 9, Rhino Records will release box sets of all six of Dire Straits’ studio albums. The band’s first four albums, including the self-titled debut LP and its classic track “Sultans of Swing,” featured drummer Pick Withers; 1985’s Brothers…

Modern Drummer
Aug 12, 2020

Omar Hakim Named Chair of Percussion Department at Berklee College of Music

Omar HakimPhotograph by John Abbott© Omar Hakim, a master drummer who played on countless hits, from David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” to Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” has been named the new Chair of the Percussion Department at Berklee College of Music.…

Modern Drummer
Aug 21, 2017

Roland Showcase Makes a Big Splash in the Big Apple

Roland US hosted an East Coast VIP Showcase on September 21 to highlight the many products that were unveiled at its twenty-four hour global online music festival “The Future. Redefined.” Nearly two hundred respected musicians, engineers, leading retailers, members of…

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2016

News: Journey, With Omar Hakim Coming in at the Eleventh Hour on Drums, Breaks Record at the Hollywood Bowl

The iconic concert venue the Hollywood Bowl launched its ninety-fourth season this past June 20 with an opening-night concert featuring classic-rock band Journey. The Bowl’s opening night is traditionally also a fundraiser, and this year it raised a record $1.6…

Modern Drummer
Jun 24, 2015

Omar Hakim Releases Video for “Walk the Walk??? Omar Hakim, who is widely renowned for his work with Weather Report, Sting, David Bowie, and Daft Punk, among many other artists, has released a video for the track “Walk the Walk” from his recent solo album, We Are…

Modern Drummer
Mar 23, 2015

Omar Hakim Video “Walk the Walk??? Drum Part Demonstration

“My idea was to make a solo that a little kid could play,” says Omar Hakim about his approach to the track “Walk the Walk” from his new solo album, We Are One. “When I was a kid there were…

Modern Drummer
Jun 20, 2014

July 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Omar Hakim (Available digitally May 27, 2014; on newsstands June 3, 2014) On the Cover Omar Hakim The past couple years have seen him take the superstar EDM duo Daft Punk to (old) school and also put out his most fully realized solo…

Modern Drummer
May 28, 2014

The Loop Loft & Bring You a Legendary Music Production Contest

THE DATE TO ENTER THIS CONTEST HAS EXPIRED. SEE THE WINNERS HERE. The Loop Loft and are teaming up to bring you a unique opportunity to create new music with performances from legendary musicians including Omar Hakim (David Bowie, Sting, Daft Punk) and Mino…

Modern Drummer
Oct 14, 2013

Montreal Drum Fest October 26-27, 2013

Saturday, Oct. 26 Yamaha Groove Hour Tommy Igoe, Sonny Emory, Aaron Comess with Julie Lamontagne Groove Band Florian Alexandru-Zorn (Brush Secrets) Zach Danziger & Mister Barrington Colin Bailey (Bass Drum Technique) Marcus Santos & Grooversity (Brazil) Roland V-Drum Canadian Contest Finals…

Modern Drummer
Aug 12, 2013