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November 2018:
8 Reasons to Love Whitesnake

Whitesnake formed soon after the dissolution of the Mark IV lineup of Deep Purple, when singer David Coverdale combined his love of blues, rock, heavy metal, funk, and soul into a blustery amalgam of white-hot riffs and soaring vocal pyrotechnics.



Posted: April 7, 2021

Category: News
Brian Tichy – Interview +“I’m the One” by Van Halen – Play Along & Lesson Video!

  Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Billy Idol, Foreigner, Ozzy Osbourne and more) recently recorded a play along and lesson video for Modern Drummer as a tribute to the great Alex Van Halen and the Modern Drummer Legends Vol 2 featuring AVH. Modern Drummer caught up with Brian for a brief Q …


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: September 10, 2019

Category: On the Beat
Silverthorne’s Brian Tichy

Hello Modern Drummer readers! Having been a subscriber since the ninth grade, it’s always an honor to be somewhere within the world of MD. A big thanks to Billy Amendola for all his support since we met so many years ago.


Posted: September 12, 2017

Logan Robot Gladden
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On The Beat with Logan Robot Gladden: Talks Bonzo Bash and Goals

Hello MD! My name is Logan Robot Gladden and I am honored to share my story with you here “On the Beat!” I am thirteen years old and have been playing drums and singing for as long as I can remember. As for the name Robot, I wish I had …


Posted: July 12, 2017

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat with Bryce Lipz of Sisters Doll: Talks Influences and Opportunities

  What’s up Modern Drummer magazine? My name is Bryce Lipz and I play drums for the Australian glam rock band Sisters Doll. I’ve been drumming professionally and touring for the past seven years. I decided to start playing drums when I was growing up listening to my Dad’s record …


Posted: May 24, 2017

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat with Jimmy Meier of the Dives: Putting the Band Together

Hello MD Readers! My name is Jimmy Meier and I’m the drummer of the New York City band the Dives. It’s truly an honor to be writing this for On The Beat!


Posted: January 13, 2017

Category: News, News and Events
Bonzo Bash NAMM 2017

The first of these shows that Tichy & Sutton have produced, took place on September 25th, 2010, on the 30th anniversary of Bonham’s passing. They have since taken the show to both coasts, with BashFest 2017 sure to be the mightiest one yet.


Posted: July 29, 2016

Category: Feature Stories, Multimedia, News, News and Events, Videos, Web Exclusive
Backbeats – Woodstick Groove 2016

This past April, Groove Music for Youth and the Emerald Queen Casino held their annual nonprofit drumming charity event, Woodstick Groove, in Tacoma, Washington. Check out our highlight reel of the event below!


Posted: February 3, 2015

Category: Drummers, Past Contests
Win a complete set of Ludwig drums and Paiste cymbals fresh from Bonzo Bash 2015!

This iconic drumset was specially configured for the celebration event created and founded by Ludwig, Paiste, Remo, and Regal Tip artist Brian Tichy. This drumset was showcased in the 2015 Bonzo Bash VIP area and features an autographed 3 Ring logo bass drum head from the event’s various participants…


Posted: January 16, 2015

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
California Music Fest Combines John Bonham, Randy Rhoads, and Keith Moon/John Entwistle Tributes

Scheduled to coincide with the 2015 National Association of Music Merchants convention—the NAMM Show—the California Music Fest will present tribute concerts to Led Zeppelin drummer John “Bonzo??? Bonham, Ozzie Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads, and the Who’s great rhythm section, drummer Keith Moon and bassist John Entwistle.


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: April 17, 2014

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
The Ox and the Loon
Special Event Honoring the Who’s John Entwistle and Keith Moon This April 24

Tichy/Sutton Productions will present “The Ox and the Loon: A Night of Rhythmic Lunacy??? in honor of John Entwistle and Keith Moon of the Who on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California….


Posted: February 19, 2014

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, Videos
VIDEO – Peter Criss Modern Drummer Web Exclusive

In this very candid, three-part interview for MD online, Peter is very sincere and thankful for the life he’s been given….


Posted: October 30, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Matt Starr

As of late, I’ve been in the studio with Ace Frehley (Kiss). As for the in-between-time, I toured Europe with Steamroller, which is a band with Doug Aldrich and Michael Devin of Whitesnake….


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 1, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Brian Tichy

How did I get asked to be the drummer to play with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry at the John Varvatos–hosted 10th Annual Stuart House Benefit show? Well, I’ll tell you.


Posted: May 3, 2012

Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News, News and Events
Bonzo’s Birthday Bash Scheduled for May 31 at the House of Blues in L.A.

Bonzo’s Birthday Bash: A Tribute Concert to John Henry Bonham of Led Zeppelin, will be presented this coming Thursday, May 31, at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, California. (continue reading)


Posted: March 30, 2012

Category: Feature Stories, News and Events
New Gear For 2012! Highlights From Winter NAMM (A–D)

New Gear For 2012! Highlights From Winter NAMM (A–D) Here are some of the coolest new products coming down the pipeline for 2012, all of which were on display at the annual Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, this past January.


Posted: March 5, 2012

Category: Drummers, News, News and Events
Ian Paice to Take Part in U.K. Learn to Play Day

The Music for All organization has announced that this March 31, Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice will be involved with National Learn to Play Day…


Posted: August 1, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Los Angeles Drummer/Drum Tech Tod T. Burr

Tod T. Burr checking in. For those of you new to my crazy life, here’s a quick recap…


Posted: April 15, 2011

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Brian Tichy: Bonzo Tribute

On September 25, 2010, the thirtieth anniversary of the passing of John Bonham, Whitesnake’s Brian Tichy assembled a cast of eighteen top-notch drummers at Hollywood’s Key Club to pay tribute to the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer. According to Tichy, the uniqueness of the event, dubbed “The Groove Remains the Same,??? …


Posted: July 17, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Brian Tichy: Speed-Baggin’

Billy Idol/Foreigner drummer Brian Tichy recently rediscovered his longtime obsession with getting into shape by using a speed bag. How, what, why? Let’s find out.



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