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April 2018:
Brad Wilk of Prophets of Rage

Touring with an act that’s a household name comes with its perks, not the least of which is playing your own kit every night. Brad Wilk’s needs on the road with Prophets of Rage—the supergroup composed of members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill—are decidedly simple, …

November 2006:
November 2006 – Volume 30 • Number 11

Brad Wilk, Joe Morello, Atom Willard, Gene Hoglan, Tony Williams, Bun E. Carlos, Frank Katz, Michael Bland, Keith Carlock, Mark O’Connell, LaFrae Sci, Flo Mounier, Shawn Pelton, Phil Collins, Danny Carey, Nicko McBrain, Alan White, Peter Erskine

April 2003:
April 2003 – Volume 27 • Number 4

Brad Wilk, Al Foster, Ged Lynch, Mike Wengren, Chad Smith, Stewart Copeland, Terri Lyne Carrington, Nick Tosco, Mike Clark, Rick Woolstenhulme, Jerry Leoni, Viola Smith, Armand Zildjian, Abe Laboriel Jr., Jeff Hamilton, Chad Wackerman

July 2001:
July 2001 – Volume 25 • Number 7

Joey Kramer, Carter Beauford, John McEntire, Brady Blade, Mike Cosgrove, Rick Shelton, Donna C, James O’Connor, Peter Schmidlin, Philly Joe Jones, Ringo Starr, Brad Wilk, Akira Jimbo, John Riley

November 1996:
November 1996 – Volume 20 • Number 11

Lars Ulrich, Kirk Covington, Brad Wilk, Neil Peart, Elvin Jones, Charlie Quintana, Sol Gubin, Paul Cook, Jason Cooper, Darin Pfeiffer, Bernie Dresel, Al Webster, Mike Portnoy, David Garibaldi,

Posted: October 12, 2022

Category: News
Jane’s Addiction and Smashing Pumpkins Tour

By Alex Kluft Smashing Pumpkins and Jane’s Addiction kicked off the opening night of their tour at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. This dream 90’s tour will end at the Hollywood Bowl on November 19th. For Jane’s Addiction, this was their first show with original bassist Eric Avery in 12 …

Posted: September 28, 2022

Category: News
Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert

By Alex Kluft Photo by Andreas Neumann On March 25, 2022, the world lost one the greatest drummers and member of one of the most important and biggest rock bands of all time, Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters. To honor Hawkins, Dave Grohl put together two of the biggest …

Posted: November 1, 2021

Category: News
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 the classic holiday song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” The PNC …

Posted: April 6, 2021

Category: News
Yoyoka Soma – Hit Like A Girl Spotlight – HLAG 2018 Contestant & 2021 Jr Global Ambassador – 4/4/21

  Yoyoka Soma is an 11 year old powerhouse of a drummer from Japan. She started playing drums at the age of two, played live at four, and formed her family band “Kaneaiyoyoka” at five. At 6 years old, she even released her first CD while in kindergarten. In addition …

Posted: September 24, 2019

Category: On the Beat
Linden Marissen of the Faim

I’m Linden Marissen and I play drums in the pop/alternative/rock band the Faim. We released our debut album, State of Mind, on September 13 and we’ll be touring the US in September and October.

Posted: November 22, 2016

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat with Jon Busby of Sparrows: Talks Influences, Setup, and New Album

Hello fellow Modern Drummer readers! My name is Jon Busby. I want to first say how humbled I am to write an On The Beat web post for Modern Drummer magazine. Ever since I started playing drums at the age of twelve, it was always a goal of mine to …

Posted: October 11, 2016

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Web Exclusive
Brad Wilk on Tour With Prophets of Rage

We recently spoke with Brad Wilk about Prophets of Rage, his new band with his Rage Against the Machine comrades Tom Morello and Tim Commerford, on the eve of its first tour.

Posted: September 30, 2016

Category: Drummers, Issues
November 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Living Colour’s Will Calhoun

See what’s in the November 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Living Colour’s Will Calhoun!

Posted: October 3, 2014

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Brad Wilk Dashes Expectations With the Last Internationale

Recording with Black Sabbath was the first surprise; now the ex-Rage/Audioslave drummer dashes expectations again with the Last Internationale….

Posted: September 30, 2014

Category: Issues, News, News and Events
November 2014 Issue of
Modern Drummer
Mark Guiliana

See what’s in the pages on of the November 2014 issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Mark Guiliana!

Posted: August 15, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Peter Landi of Marco With Love

I am twenty-two years old, and I hail from Sag Harbor, New York. Along with being in MWL, I am also the drummer for Jonny Lives! and the Killing Floor….

Posted: March 19, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Sunny Leejean of Activator and the Meaning of Life

My search for a drum sound has been an active one. I’ve played everything from an old-school “tube??? Tama from the late-’80s to fusion-size Pearl, Yamaha, and PDP drumkits….

Posted: September 17, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Eve to Adam’s Alex Sassaris

I’m Alex Sassaris from the NYC rock band Eve to Adam. We are gearing up for the release of our fourth studio album, Locked and Loaded, which comes out September 17 through our label 3 for 5 Records/MRI/Sony RED….

Posted: March 18, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Mike Lloyd of Leogun

My earliest memory of wanting to play drums dates comes from when I was ten years old and riding in the back of my dad’s car.

Posted: September 19, 2007

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Jason Sutter with Smash Mouth

Smash Mouth drummer Jason Sutter wasn’t looking to jump ship when he was asked to sit in on a third-call audition for vocalist Chris Cornell.

Posted: September 25, 2006

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Audioslave’s Brad Wilk: Original Fire

For a guy who can really punish his drums, Brad Wilk has always been hip-shakingly funky. In 2002, he told MD, “I’ve listened to a ton of old organic funk. I would go to sleep with James Brown records on repeat.???

Posted: July 19, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Damien Fahey

Damien Fahey has a dilemma: These days he’s having a difficult time finding the time to play his drums. You see, Damien hosts one of MTV’s most popular shows, Total Request Live, which airs weekdays at 5:00 P.M. EST to an audience of 50 million viewers.

Posted: May 19, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Brad Wilk of Audioslave

Audioslave’s Brad Wilk had plenty to say for MD’s April ’03 cover story. But there’s more! Check out the hard-hitting drummer’s comments on topics ranging from Audioslave’s incredible first video to the surprising similarities between The Police and Rage Against The Machine. (continue reading)

Posted: June 24, 2021

Category: The Modern Drummer Podcast
The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 39: David Frangioni with Nandi Bushell

Episode 39: David Frangioni interviews Nandi Bushell + Dawson’s Shop Talk review on the Roland – VAD306 Compact Electronic Drumset. In this episode MD CEO David Frangioni interviews 11-year-old UK social media sensation, drummer and multi-instrumentalist Nandi Bushell, sponsored by Roland. Nandi and her father John walks David thru how …

Posted: July 14, 2017

The Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike
Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Episode 101: Biggest Gear Regrets, Ricky Martin’s Tony Escapa, Paiste PSTX DJs 45 Series, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike share some of the gear they’ve regretted letting go over the years. The featured artist is Ricky Martin’s Tony Escapa. Up for review is the Daru Jones signature series of portable/affordable PSTX DJs 45 cymbals from Paiste. After fielding a few listener questions, the …

Posted: October 7, 2016

Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Episode 62: Bass Drum Technique, Brad Wilk, and More

Episode 62: Bass Drum Technique, Brad Wilk, and More In this episode, Mike and Mike dig into the November 2016 issue of Modern Drummer and discuss alt-rock great Brad Wilk and some interesting titanium and bronze snares from Van Kleef. The education topic this week is developing bass drum technique. …