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Introducing dB One Heads & Cymbals from Evans Drumheads

EVANS Drumheads, the most technologically advanced drumheads on earth, is introducing a revolutionary new suite of products, dB reduced volume drumheads and cymbals. The dB product suite includes dB Zero, a rebrand of the popular SoundOff mesh drumheads, and the…

Modern Drummer
Jul 11, 2022

Antonio Sanchez SHIFT (Bad Hombre Vol. II.) Warner Music

Antonio Sanchez (Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker, Chick Corea)is proud to be releasing a new recording entitled SHIFT (Bad Hombre Vol. II.)The new recording will be released by Warner Music and features Antonio collaborating with 12 different singers as musical guests.…

Modern Drummer
May 13, 2022

Drumathon Live

High profile drummers, along with thousands of semi-professionals are limbering up to play for 250 hours non-stop, raising millions for mental health charities.  DrumathonLIVE 2022, the event for all drummers is set to raise millions for mental health charities, live streamed…

Modern Drummer
May 4, 2022

Tribute to Taylor Hawkins

On March 25, drummers and music fans around the world were devastated to learn that drummer Taylor Hawkins had died. Hawkins was a good friend of Modern Drummer, and we join in the sorrow of losing such a wonderful person…

Modern Drummer
Mar 27, 2022

TnR products percussion isolation mounts receive fresh branding to match improved design.

In the spirit of continuous improvement and better serving the drumming community, TnR Products is proud to announce design updates and the rebranding of their percussion isolation mounts as TnR TrueVibe. The snare stand isolation mounts have undergone subtle but…

Modern Drummer
Mar 23, 2022

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…

Modern Drummer
Nov 1, 2021