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April 2020:
The 2019 Hollywood Drum Show

The nineteenth Hollywood Drum Show was held this past October at the Glendale, California, Civic Center.


May 2019:
May 2019
Innovative Percussion
innovative percussion

Two of IP’s latest signature designs are for legendary session drummer John “JR” Robinson and punk/metal great Brooks Wackerman.


March 2018:
Modern Drummer 2018 Readers Poll Winners!

We are excited to present the Modern Drummer 2018 Readers Poll winners!



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: September 8, 2015

Category: Drummers, Multimedia, Videos
Exclusive Video Premiere of Big Talk’s “The Void???

Check out this exclusive clip of Big Talk performing “The Void??? for their At: Guitar Center podcast performance. Big Talk is the band fronted by the Killers’ drummer, Ronnie Vannucci Jr. This performance features the group’s current drummer, Brooks Wackerman. Check out the clip…


Posted: November 19, 2014

Category: Drummers, News, News and Events
News: John Wackerman’s Drum Duets Volume II Features Duets With Chambers, Hawkins, Bozzio, Lang, and More

The follow-up to the popular and successful CD and book release, Drum Duets Volume I, John Wackerman’s Drum Duets Volume II features top LA session drummer, composer, and producer John Wackerman teaming up with sixteen world-class artists. The video project was shot with multiple camera angles at Drum Channel, runs …


Posted: February 26, 2014

Category: Drummers, Multimedia, Videos
VIDEO – Korn’s Ray Luzier and Special Guests Play “Sluggo’s Revenge??? at Guitar Center’s 2014 Drum-Off Finals

Watch Korn drummer Ray Luzier’s exclusive performance of “Sluggo’s Revenge??? from Guitar Center’s 2014 Drum-Off Finals, held this past January 18. Ray’s band featured Jeff Kollman on guitar, Billy Sheehan on bass, and DJ/producer Sluggo.


Posted: February 21, 2014

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, Videos
VIDEO – Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats With Steve Lukather Play “We All Swing the Tuna??? at Guitar Center’s 2014 Drum-Off Finals

Check out this video of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith leading his band the Bombastic Meatbats at Guitar Center’s 2014 Drum-Off Finals, held this past January 18. The band, which also consists of guitarist Jeff Kollman, keyboard player Ed Roth, and bassist Kevin Chown, was joined onstage by …


Posted: February 20, 2014

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, Videos
VIDEO – Steve Ferrone and Questlove Play “Pick Up the Pieces??? at Guitar Center’s 2014 Drum-Off Finals

Check out this video of longtime Tom Petty drummer Steve Ferrone and the Roots’ Questlove playing “Pick Up the Pieces,??? from Guitar Center’s 2014 Drum-Off Finals, which were held this past January 18. The song was the biggest hit for the Scottish funk group Average White Band, which Ferrone played …


Posted: July 17, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Curtis Marrero of Milo Greene

My name is Curtis Marrero, aka Tron—or as my bandmates in Milo Greene would say, Tronaldy! Our self-titled debut album comes out today, and I’m very excited for people to hear it.


Posted: February 16, 2011

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Chris Tsagakis: Gearing Up

by Corrado Rizzi A conversation with the RX Bandits drummer, who goes from So-Cal ska to prog and beyond. It’s safe to say that you will never see RX Bandits drummer Chris Tsagakis play a song live the same way twice. Some of his parts certainly remain constant—his integral grooves, …


Posted: April 7, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Bigger Lights’s Ryan Seaman

I started playing drums at the age of eight, when my father introduced me to the Beatles.


Posted: April 7, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Bigger Lights's Ryan Seaman

I started playing drums at the age of eight, when my father introduced me to the Beatles.


Posted: February 3, 2010

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Ray Luzier: Getting Inside The Music

To Ray Luzier, Korn’s drummer and newest member, playing with legends is nothing he hadn’t done before. The Musicians Institute grad and PIT instructor earned the full-time Korn gig…


Posted: August 9, 2009

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Street Drum Corps’ Frank Zummo

I’m sitting at Tommy Lee’s Atrium Studio in Calabasas, CA, where Street Drum Corps is doing preproduction for our Interscope Records debut double album, due out in early 2010.


Posted: August 9, 2009

Frank Zummo of Street Drum Corps : Modern Drummer
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Street Drum Corps' Frank Zummo

I’m sitting at Tommy Lee’s Atrium Studio in Calabasas, CA, where Street Drum Corps is doing preproduction for our Interscope Records debut double album, due out in early 2010.


Posted: February 15, 2007

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Brooks Wackerman

“Without giving too much away, I’m actually playing the role of Colonel Sanders in the show,??? confesses drummer Brooks Wackerman, speaking of his current gig on tour with the musical/comedy duo Tenacious D.


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Josh Freese

Looking at Josh Freese across a Starbucks table, it’s hard to believe I’ve known him since he was eleven years old. Suddenly it struck me that he was then the same age that my son is now, and the comparison was mind-blowing. At eleven years old, Josh was already fiercely …



Posted: April 26, 2019

Modern Drummer Podcast
Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
MD Podcast Episode 189: Brian Chase, Ludwig Snare Drum History, IP Drumsticks, and More

Brian Chase of indie-rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The education segment digs into the history of Ludwig snare drums, in particular the legendary Black Beauty.