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February 2022:
Gallery of Groove

Photos from the 2021 Modern Drummer Festival For the second year in a row, the global pandemic chased the Modern Drummer Festival to an online venue. But we were unbowed. Presented by the MD team and produced by Thom Mozloom’s crew at M Network, we were able to unleash one …


May 2002:
May 2002 – Volume 26 • Number 5

Mike Portnoy, Lil’ John Roberts, Roy Hanes, Dave Lombardo, Bobby Rondinelli, Brendan Buckley, Chad Gracey, Paul Wertico, Alan White, Andy Kubiszewski, Fabrizio Moretti, Jimmy Chamberlin, Charlie Benante, Russ Miller


March 2002:
March 2002 – Volume 26 • Number 3

Scott Phillips, Virgil Donati, Simon Phillips, Leon Parker, Danny Carey, Ryan Vikedal, Billy Ashbaugh, Dave Dunseath, Brian Tichy, Adam Pedretti, Matt Abts, Karsh Kale, Jon Wysocki, Gary Novak, John Blackwell, Bobby Rondinelli


May 2000:
May 2000 – Volume 24 • Number 5

Omar Hakim, Shawn Pelton, Evelyn Glennie, Rich Watson, Mike Sipple, Todd Nance, Domingo Ortiz, Wilson Laurencin, Sam Bryant, Aaron Comess, Chris Parker, Bill Bruford, Max Roach, Bobby Rondinelli, Michael Lauren, Lome Entress, Chet Doboe, Mike De Simone, Hal Howland, Robin Tolleson


February 1986:
February 1986 – Volume 10 • Number 2

Roy Hanes, A.J. Pero, Jimmie Fadden, Willie Wilcox, Dan Donnelly, David Calarco, Dave Huff, Neil peart, Danny Gottlieb, Bobby Rondinelli, Boo Boo McAfee, Curly Whitaker



Posted: January 7, 2016

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Bobby Rondinelli

With a résumé that includes Blue Öyster Cult, Rainbow, Quiet Riot, Black Sabbath, and more recently, Mountain guitarist Leslie West and the Axel Rudi Pell Band, Bobby Rondinelli remains a mega-force in heavy-rock drumming….


Posted: November 2, 2015

Category: Feature Stories
Dom Famularo’s Teachers List

Over the course of his forty-year career traveling the globe to teach, perform, and conduct clinics, Dom Famularo has interacted with some of the finest drummers and drum instructors in the world. The following list contains many of those names, organized by country/continent. If you’re looking for top-notch drum instruction, …


Posted: May 15, 2014

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Bonzo Bash Hits the East Coast

Brian Tichy brings Bonzo Bash back to Bergen PAC in New Jersey on May 31 to celebrate the legendary drumming of Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham….


Posted: December 6, 2013

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, In Memoriam, Multimedia, Videos
VIDEO: A Tribute to Tonight Show Drummer Ed Shaughnessy

In this video drummers Joe Vitale (The Eagles), Peter Criss (KISS), Danny Carey (TOOL), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge), Jojo Mayer (Nerve), and Bobby Rondinelli (Blue Öyster Cult) remember Tonight Show drummer and legend Ed Shaughnessy who passed away May 24, 2013….


Posted: May 4, 2013

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Bonzo Birthday Bash
NY/NJ East Coast Invasion

Brian Thomas Tichy and his partner Joe Sutton have decided to bring the Bonzo Bash/John Bonham celebration to New York and New Jersey for three shows. The shows, co-sponsored by Modern Drummer, have been booked for May 30, May 31, and June 1 to pay tribute to John Henry Bonham …


Posted: April 26, 2013

Category: Feature Stories, Lists
25 Timeless Drum Books

What makes a great drum book? There’s no single answer, as different books have been written to address a wide variety of styles and techniques. But judging by a recent poll in which Modern Drummer readers were asked to name their favorite volumes, a few characteristics stand out….


Posted: December 10, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Jules Radino of Blue Oyster Cult

Hello, fellow drummers! With the fall classic as my backdrop, I wanted to share a piece of advice a great drummer once told me. He said, “You have to know when it’s October.” So right he is. For those who are not on the same page, you must be a …


Posted: October 27, 2011

Category: Feature Stories, Lessons, What You Need to Know About
What You Need to Know About…Drumheads

Familiarize yourself with the basics of drumheads and you’ll be well equipped to make the correct skin purchases for the type of sound that you want.


Posted: February 15, 2007

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Carmine Appice: Power Drumming Forever!

With several projects coming to fruition, Carmine Appice seems poised to reclaim his throne as one of the baddest heavy rock drummers ever….


Posted: July 24, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Jason Bittner

Want to know the true meaning of a dedicated drummer? How about warming up your chops on practice pads in the back of a U-Haul trailer at 9:30 A.M. and in 95 degree weather, all in preparation for taking the stage at 10 A.M. on the grueling second stage at …



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