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May 1986:
Industry Insights: Armand Zildjian
Armand Zildjian

Armand Zildjian starts a lot of his sentences the same way: “I’ve got a cymbal that . . . ,” after which he describes the attributes of a particular cymbal in his private collection. His enthusiasm is evident as he expounds on whatever it is that makes the cymbal special …



Posted: October 9, 2018

Elaine Bradley
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On The Beat with Elaine Bradley of Noble Bodies and Neon Trees: Talks New Video, Playing Live, and Gear

Greetings, Modern Drummer readers! I’m Elaine Bradley. I drum and sing (and occasionally play guitar) in Noble Bodies. You might also know me from my drumming and occasional singing in the band Neon Trees. I obviously like to stay busy! Noble Bodies just released a video for our song “Take …


Posted: May 29, 2018

Joseph Arrington
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On The Beat with Joseph Arrington of Royal Coda: Keeping it Organic

Thank you Modern Drummer for being naive enough to trust me with my second “On The Beat.” Just kidding. I have such a profound love and appreciation for this magazine that I will most certainly rewrite this one hundred times before it is published.


Posted: March 9, 2015

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, In Memoriam, News, News and Events
Lennie DiMuzio Passes

Modern Drummer is saddened to learn of the passing of Lennie Di Muzio, longtime artist relations manager for the Avedis Zildjian company. Later in life Di Muzio worked for Sabian Ltd., which, on its Facebook page, described Di Muzio as “a one-of-a-kind and a true legend who helped shape the …


Posted: April 1, 2013

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, News, News and Events
Sabian Cymbals Founder Passes

Robert “Bob??? Zildjian, founder of the Sabian cymbal company, passed away on March 28, at his home in Brunswick, Maine. He was eighty-nine years old….


Posted: May 1, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Susan VanHecke, author of Raggin’ Jazzin’ Rockin’: A History of American Musical Instrument Makers

Hey, drumheads! So, you already know that Zildjian cymbals and Ludwig drums are among the world’s finest. But how much do you really know about the people behind the famous names? I’ve recently written a book to clue us all in: Raggin’ Jazzin’ Rockin’: A History of American Musical Instrument Makers, …


Posted: November 12, 2010

Toph-E & the Pussycats’ Chris Parker Modern Drummer Drummer Blog
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Toph-E & the Pussycats’ Chris Parker

Hi, MD readers! The making of Toph-E & the Pussycats’ new CD, No Ordinary Day, featuring Clifford Carter on piano, Will Lee on bass, Ralph MacDonald on percussion, David Mann on tenor and soprano saxes, and me on drums, was a long project, stretching over a year and a half. …


Posted: November 12, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Toph-E & the Pussycats’ Chris Parker

Hi, MD readers! The making of Toph-E & the Pussycats’ new CD, No Ordinary Day, featuring Clifford Carter on piano, Will Lee on bass, Ralph MacDonald on percussion, David Mann on tenor and soprano saxes, and me on drums, was a long project, stretching over a year and a half. …


Posted: April 12, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Esthema’s Bruno Esrubilsky

My name is Bruno Esrubilsky, and I am a Brazilian drummer/percussionist living in the Boston area. I graduated in 2005 from the Los Angeles Music Academy and then in 2010 from Berklee College of Music with a professional music degree. I also received the 2010 Armand Zildjian Percussion Award….



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