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June 2022:
The Alex González Signature Cowbell

Latin Percussion is delighted to partner with Maná drummer Alex Gonzalez to introduce our newest cowbell to its range of world class percussion instruments. Made in the USA, the Alex González Signature Cowbell is an 8” mountable cowbell with a rich cutting sound, that is low pitched and moderately dry. …


September 2020:
MODERN DRUMMER SEPTEMBER 2020 COVER
What Was Your First Favorite Drum Record?
Reader Platform September 2020

Vivid by Living Colour. Will Calhoun plays masterfully and with tons of power. It was perfect: playable but loaded with nuance.Scott Sparks Manu Katché on Peter Gabriel’s Secret World Live. I was around five, and it just blew my mind. That’s when I realized drumming was what I wanted to …


March 2020:
Maná's Alex "El Animal" González

They’re rock en Español’s ultimate crossover act, filling arenas with pop hooks and big beats that traverse multiple styles.


March 2020:
Sunshine and Love

In this issue we feature, for the first time on our cover, the illustrious Alex González. Alex is the drummer and occasional singer/songwriter with the Mexican band Maná, one of the most popular Latin-American groups in the world.


March 2008:
March 2008 – Volume 32 • Number 3

Alex Van Halen, Alex González, John Humphrey, Marcus Gilmore, Brooks Wackerman, James “The Rev” Sullivan, Roger Taylor, Torry Castellano, Jim Bogios, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Carlos Vega, Steve Smith, James Gadson, Gavin Harrison, Carlos “Patato” Valdez


March 1997:
March 1997 – Volume 21 • Number 3

Phil Collins, John Freese, George Pendergast, Jeff Potter, Alex Gonzalez, Mat Walker, Roy “Future Man” Wooten, Alphonse Mouzon, Dane Clark, Dave Abbruzzese, Simon Phillips, Joe Morello



Posted: September 1, 2020

Category: News
Modern Drummer Festival 2020

Modern Drummer is rebooting its world-famous Drum Festival on September 12 at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time with a live-streaming event honoring the late, great Rush drummer Neil Peart. Proceeds of ticket sales will benefit brain tumor research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The event, which will be produced and distributed …


Posted: August 20, 2020

Category: News
20th Annual Modern Drummer Festival featuring A Tribute To Iconic Drummer Neil Peart.

LiveXLive to Produce and Distribute Live Pay Per View Show Featuring Incredible Lineup Reaching over 150 Million Social Media Fans — Taylor Hawkins, Chad Smith, Cindy Blackman-Santana, Thomas Lang, Alex Gonzalez A global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video and podcast content in music, comedy, and pop culture, announced …


Posted: February 4, 2020

Category: News
Maná's Alex González at NAMM 2020

Manå’s Alex Gonzålez at the Paiste Cymbals booth during the 2020 NAMM Show.


Posted: January 16, 2020

Category: News, News and Events
MD Magazine's March Cover Spotlights Alex Gonzalez, Cofounder And Acclaimed Drummer of Latin-Rock Superstars Maná

Alex Gonzalez of Mana will be signing March issue of Modern Drummer covers/photos at the Paiste booth.


Posted: October 3, 2019

Category: On the Beat
Drummer and Artist John Douglas

A drummer and artist for his entire life, Douglas merged the two passions, ultimately becoming the premier drum customizer for international superstars including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bon Jovi, Maná, Van Halen, ZZ Top, Pantera, Iron Maiden, and Aerosmith.


Posted: May 31, 2019

Category: News
Modern Drummer Announces New Exclusive VIP Meet & Greets And Collaborations For The Modern Drummer Family

MD recently announced enhanced offerings to its family of subscribers including eligibility in unique one-off VIP experiences with drum legends and superstars such as Ringo Starr, Jon Bon Jovi & the Kings of Suburbia, and Maná.


Posted: January 20, 2010

Category: Feature Stories
Paiste Cymbals: Inside Paiste

A dozen Paiste players give props to their cymbal maker of choice. Paiste has more than a thousand artists who endorse the company’s products, ranging from industry icons to up-and-coming players. Here, a cool dozen give props to their cymbal maker of choice…


Posted: January 15, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Alex “El Animal??? González: A Passion For Drumming

Maná is a true rags-to-riches story. Fueled by an intense passion for music and a belief that music can transcend the boundaries of language, the Mexican rock band has sold more than twenty-two million records and collected eight Grammy Awards….



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