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Amarin Percussion

Amarin Percussion brings exceptional drummers to Los Angeles for in-person, personalized drummasterclasses and clinics. Started at the end of 2021, Esodic drummer Zed Amarin and Sarah Dunn opened AmarinPercussion to make exclusive drummers more accessible to the Los Angeles drumming…

Modern Drummer
Mar 17, 2022

The 2022 Hit Like A Girl Contest Encourages Girls And Women To “Choose Drums”.

The eleventh annual edition of the Hit Like A Girl international contest for female and gnc (gender non-conforming) drummers and beatmakers opens for entries at 12:01 AM Pacific time on March 1, 2022. The online event aims to celebrate, elevate…

Modern Drummer
Mar 8, 2022

D’Addario Foundation Teams Up with Sam Ash, Russo Music, Heid Music, & Strings By Mail for Women’s History Month

Girls Rock Rhode Island To kickstart Women's History Month and International Women's Day 2022, D'Addario and the D'Addario Foundation are partnering with Sam Ash, Russo Music, Heid Music, and Strings By Mail to raise funds for the Foundation's Girls in Music Initiative. Created to help…

Modern Drummer
Mar 4, 2022

Neil Peart Spirit of Drumming Scholarship Recipient Announcement

The Neil Peart Scholarship, in collaboration with Neil’s wife Carrie & Modern Drummer, is proud to present the first recipient of the Neil Peart Spirit of Drumming Scholarship, Maxx Rinkus. The scholarship, originally announced at the 2020 Modern Drummer Festival by Carrie…

Modern Drummer
Mar 1, 2022


Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) in art, music, and technology are here to stay.  Owner/CEO of Modern Drummer Magazine David Frangioni finds himself uniquely positioned. Frangioni is a self-made success in the music technology industry, a drummer, a producer/engineer, a publisher, a consultant, and…

Modern Drummer
Feb 11, 2022

The Pineapple Thief (Gavin Harrison) Release Drum Playthrough for "Wretched Soul"

NEW LIVE ALBUM + BLU-RAY/DVD "NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH" OUT NOW ON KSCOPE British progressive-rock band THE PINEAPPLE THIEF has revealed a new playthrough video for "Wretched Soul," featuring their critically-acclaimed and wildly revered luminary drummer Gavin Harrison (KING CRIMSON, PORCUPINE TREE). The live recording…

Modern Drummer
Nov 17, 2021

Moody Blues Drummer & Co-Founder Graeme Edge Passes November 11, 2021

Hello to our loyal readers and supporters, I’m Billy Ashbaugh. Yesterday, the world was saddened by the lose of yet another iconic musician, the Moody Blues Graeme Edge. Graeme was the co-founder and last remaining original member of the legendary…

Modern Drummer
Nov 12, 2021

Next Jazz Legacy For a More Inclusive Jazz Future

New Music USA Partners With Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice to Launch New Program Next Jazz Legacy For a More Inclusive Jazz Future Three-Year Program - With Major Funding From The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - Will Increase Opportunities For…

Modern Drummer
Nov 11, 2021

12 Drummers Drumming

Monday, November 1, 2021, on Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen’s 58th birthday, we are announcing a special upcoming auction called ’12 Drummers Drumming’ to benefit his Raven Drum Foundation. For the past 37 years, PNC has calculated the prices of the 12 gifts from…

Modern Drummer
Nov 1, 2021

Oct 27 is Gary Chester Day

Gary Chester spent his drumming career making other people look good. He was one of the hardest working, most reliable, and most accomplished studio drummers in history. As if that wasn't enough, Gary became an educator and developed an incredible…

Modern Drummer
Oct 27, 2021

Modern Drummer Announces Neil Peart Spirit of Drumming Scholarship

Join Modern Drummer in celebrating the life and legacy of Neil Peart by inspiring an up and coming, young drummer with an incredible opportunity! In memory of Neil, with the support of his family, Modern Drummer is proud to present…

Modern Drummer
Oct 20, 2021

Rock Camp Participates in Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp will be donating $250 to Breast Cancer Can Stick It for each person that signs up for a Rock…

Modern Drummer
Oct 16, 2021

The official trailer for The Beatles: Get Back is here!

WATCH THE NEW TRAILER FOR“THE BEATLES: GET BACK” AN ORIGINAL DOCUSERIES DIRECTED BY PETER JACKSON Three-Part Series Made Entirely from Never-Before-Seen, Restored Footage to Premiere on Disney+ November 25, 26, and 27  Today, Disney+ released the trailer and key art…

Modern Drummer
Oct 14, 2021

Rick Allen of Def Leppard Plans Fine Art Tour - This October - December 2021

 The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Will Make Appearances in Washington, DC area, New York/New Jersey and Atlanta at Wentworth Galleries to Celebrate His Newest Works Rick Allen: “WINGS OF HOPE 2021”In Addition to Three New Pieces from His…

Modern Drummer
Oct 5, 2021