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September 2021:
Donn Bennett’s Drum Vault

Logo Heads Several years ago, I made the decision to begin selling off my drum collection. I’d spent decades amassing one of the most extensive collections of rare and vintage drums in the world. One of the biggest factors leading to the sale was that I simply ran out of …


September 2021:
Rock Pattern Exercises

Excepted from Rudiments to Rock Carmine Appice designed Rudiments to Rock specifically to provide beginning drum students with fresh ideas and procedures. Through the book’s exercises and explanations, Appice takes novice percussionists from basic fundamentals to the more difficult, modern beats characteristic of today’s rock music. Rudiments to Rock was …


July 2021:
The Appice Brothers Take to the Airwaves

In one of those sci-fi-esque synergies of parallel dimensions, interviewing Carmine and Vinny Appice about their Hangin’ & Bangin’ livestream show is practically like being in an episode. Carmine’s enthusiastic rat-a-tat delivery is often gleefully interrupted with punctuations and elaborations by Vinny or vice-versa, and the interviewer can only face …


June 2021:
Modern Drummer June 2021 Cover
Double-Bass Eighth Notes with Foot Two

Realistic Double Feet can be performed on a double-bass drum set or a regular drum set with foot one playing the bass drum and foot two playing the hi-hat. For this exercise, dive into the rhythmic concept first, and then tackle the solo study to combine the rhythms and get …


May 2021:
Realistic Reggae Rock, Part II

Awesome Drum Fill Ideas for Irie Playing In the April issue, we kicked off your journey through Carmine Appice’s Realistic Reggae Rock [Modern Drummer Publications] with a session on hi-hat patterns. This month, Carmine unveils some cool and authentic reggae fills. Dig in!


April 2021:
April 2021
Realistic Reggae Rock

Hi-Hat Patterns, Part I Starting with this month’s issue, Modern Drummer is offering a three-part series curated from Carmine Appice’s brilliant book, Realistic Reggae Rock [Modern Drummer Publications]. Get those hi-hats grooving, gang! Part I consists of hi-hat patterns that apply to reggae music. In some reggae songs, you would …


September 1985:
Vinny Appice — Playing For The Band
Vinny Appice

Sometimes before interviewing a musician, I find myself fighting a preconceived image I’ve gotten of the person. Perhaps it was a picture painted by another journalist in some other publication, or maybe the image was conceived in my own mind as a result of the kind of songs that person …


September 1984:
Carmine Appice — Telling It Like It Is
Carmine Appice

Anyone even remotely attuned to the heroics of rock’s heavy hitters knows the name Carmine Appice. A drummer whose work spans three decades, Appice’s place in rock history is well assured.


March 2018:
The Chick Corea & Steve Gadd Band, Arturo O’Farrill and Chucho Valdés, Good Tiger, Quartet NL, and more!

In a highly anticipated reunion, keyboardist Chick Corea and STEVE GADD co-lead a top-flight band in a mix of electric and acoustic jazz excursions with echoes of their mid-’70s brotherhood. Corea crafted most of the double disc’s original compositions with Gadd in mind, making it a dynamic showcase for the …


July 2017:
Vanilla Fudge’s Carmine Appice

If any drummer in the history of classic rock can say he’s seen it all, it’s him. From defining the role of star journeyman player in the ’70s, penning a classic method book, and pioneering the rock-drumming clinic to setting the bar for rock-star excess that’s still referenced today, the …


June 1981:
Portraits – Carmine Appice

The first time I met Carmine Appice was back in 1978 at a drum clinic on Long Island. That was the day we taped the interview that appeared in the April 1978 issue of Modern Drummer.


January 1977:
Rock Perspectives

Rock is now over twenty years old and so are the techniques of rock drumming. Years ago, the simplicity of rock was looked down upon by the astute musician. Today, rock has become extremely complex and progressive.


July 1977:
Rock Perspectives: A Study In Styles
Rock Perspectives Lead

The rock drumming scene has progressed a great deal since the fifties. Those of us who played through that era remember the monotonous eighths and afterbeats, and those relentless right hand triplets.


April 1978:
Carmine Appice: Leadin’ The Way
Carmine Appice

Since Vanilla Fudge, Carmine has anchored Cactus, Beck/Bogart and Appice, and KGB. Now he is the driving force behind Rod Stewart.


April 1978:
Carmine Appice: Leadin' The Way
Carmine Appice

Since Vanilla Fudge, Carmine has anchored Cactus, Beck/Bogart and Appice, and KGB. Now he is the driving force behind Rod Stewart.


November 2015:
Falling Rocks – A Primer on One of Drumming's Most Powerful Fills

The term “falling rocks” refers to a very powerful fill concept made famous by legendary rockers like Carmine and Vinny Appice, John Bonham, Cozy Powell, and Tommy Aldridge, and it’s often used by contemporary metal, prog, and fusion drummers.



Posted: December 25, 2020

Episode 13
Category: News, The Modern Drummer Podcast
The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 13: Narada Michael Walden & Carmine Appice.

The Modern Drummer Podcast – Narada Michael Walden’s UPBEAT interview with Carmine Appice + Interview with Gary Ingraffia from ddrum. In this episode, Narada Michael Walden interviews drumming icon and author Carmine Appice. Carmine discusses the early days of Vanilla Fudge, piers that influenced him including Dino Danelli from the …


Posted: September 5, 2020

Franie Banali
Category: News
Remembering Quiet Riot Drummer Frankie Banali

“My passion in continuing Quiet Riot has everything to do with the fact that drumming is what I’ve always wanted to do,” Quiet Riot’s Frankie Banali told Modern Drummer in a 2015 interview. “I worked very hard and struggled a lot to get to the point that we did with …


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: February 6, 2020

Category: On the Beat
Max Silverstein of No1Cares

Comedian/Actor/Drummer Andrew Dice Clay’s son Max talks about his influences, gear, and playing with his brother Dillon.


Posted: January 14, 2020

Category: Clinics and Events, News
Neil Peart Commemoration Added to the Metal Hall of Fame 2020 Gala

Modern Drummer Magazine and the Metal Hall of Fame will hold a special ceremony to honor the legacy of iconic Rush drummer Neil Peart.


Posted: July 30, 2019

Category: On the Beat
Carl Canedy of The Rods

Hi MD Readers! I’ve never been much of a self-promoter, as it’s always felt a bit self-serving. Having said that, I’m so thrilled to be doing this for MD (my favorite magazine for decades), so I’m going to make the exception and offer up some of my credits.


Posted: July 11, 2019

Category: On the Beat
Pete Biggiani of Kodiak

When I was eleven, Modern Drummer and Carmine Appice ran a contest. Carmine was searching for the next child drum prodigy to star in his upcoming Realistic Rock for Kids DVD. We submitted a video of my playing and I won!


Posted: March 11, 2019

Terry Bozzio Kit
Category: News, News and Events
Backstage Auctions Presents the "All Access David Frangioni Collection"

Backstage Auctions, Inc presents the upcoming “All Access David Frangioni” auction event which will feature a host of impressive and historic rock and audio memorabilia including drums and drum kits, audio equipment, and more, from award-winning audio engineer, author, and collector David Frangioni.


Posted: January 29, 2019

Meathook Bus
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Anthony Citrinite of The Collective and MeetHook in On The Beat

Dear MD! My name is Anthony Citrinite and I have been lucky enough to play drums professionally for many years with a number of great bands including Boston, Coheed & Cambria, and currently with Embers Only.


Posted: November 30, 2018

Hall of Heavy Metal History
Category: News, News and Events
2019 Hall of Heavy Metal History Inductees Announced

After recently inducting Judas Priest, Bill Ward, Doro, and other icons of rock and metal into the 2018 Hall of Heavy Metal History, it has recently announced the 2019 inductees.


Posted: April 17, 2018

Danny Wagner
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On The Beat with Danny Wagner of Greta Van Fleet: Talks Influences, Songwriting, and Music Muscle

Hello Modern Drummer readers! Danny Wagner here. I play drums for the band Greta Van Fleet and am a long-time reader of the magazine. I’m honored to write an “On The Beat,” especially as such a young musician.


Posted: April 5, 2018

Nigel Glockler
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On The Beat with Nigel Glockler of Saxon: Talks Gear and Influences

Hi to all you Modern Drummer readers! My name is Nigel Glockler, and I’m the drummer for the British heavy metal band Saxon.


Posted: March 15, 2018

Appice Brothers
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat with Carmine and Vinny Appice: Brothers Talk New Album, Sinister

On our new album Sinister, we wanted to do something different so we decided to do a double drumming album. First we had to make sure the songs were good and strong enough to accommodate both my brother and myself.


Posted: December 7, 2017

Ole Nesset
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On The Beat with Ole Nesset of Death by Unga Bunga: Talks Band, Tours, and Drumkit

Hello, fellow drummers! My name is Ole Nesset and I am from Norway. I just got back home after a month of touring the States with my band, Death by Unga Bunga.


Posted: September 19, 2017

Hall of Heavy Metal History
Category: News, News and Events
Iconic Metal Musicians And Industry Executives Inducted Into The Hall Of Heavy Metal History

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess, bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan, and other metal royalty will be featured in the Annual Hall of Heavy Metal History Induction Ceremony.


Posted: May 31, 2017

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Featured, Web Exclusive
Web Exclusive: Deep Purple’s Ian Paice

Deep Purple recently released its twentieth studio album, Infinite. Despite hints that the famed classic-rock band is ready to retire from the road, its sound—including the swaggering slam of its original drummer—is still a joy to behold.


Posted: May 31, 2017

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Featured, Web Exclusive
Web Exclusive: Hal Blaine

The July 2017 Modern Drummer is a special theme issue about the birth of classic-rock drumming. In it we examine the work of some of the most famous and influential players of the time, including the Beatles’ Ringo Starr, the Doors’ John Densmore, and Vanilla Fudge’s Carmine Appice.


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: 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: September 23, 2016

Breast Cancer Can Stick It
Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Calling All Drummers to Join Celebrity Drummers in “Sticking It" to Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Can Stick It! will host its second annual, family-friendly Drummathon on October 9, 2016 from 10 am to 7 pm at downtown Dallas’ premier outdoor venue, Klyde Warren Park. The organization is calling all drummers, both in DFW and across the country, to participate in this fundraising event …


Posted: September 23, 2016

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Calling All Drummers to Join Celebrity Drummers in “Sticking It” to Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Can Stick It! will host its second annual, family-friendly Drummathon on October 9, 2016 from 10 am to 7 pm at downtown Dallas’ premier outdoor venue, Klyde Warren Park. The organization is calling all drummers, both in DFW and across the country, to participate in this fundraising event …


Posted: September 13, 2016

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Vinny Appice: Talks Bands, Tours, Projects, and More

Hi, everyone! For years I have been in a couple of very successful, famous bands and it has kept me busy with full schedules of endless touring and recordings. The music industry was in good shape back then, but times and the industry have changed and now many musicians are …


Posted: April 27, 2016

Drummer Carmine Appice behind the kit
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Carmine Appice: Stick It!

Hi MD drummer dudes and girls! This is a fun time in my career. After forty-nine years in the music business and touring the world many times playing arenas, stadiums, theaters, etc., I’ve reached a point where I can sit back and review my life of drumming and music….


Posted: April 27, 2016

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Carmine Appice: Stick It!

Hi MD drummer dudes and girls! This is a fun time in my career. After forty-nine years in the music business and touring the world many times playing arenas, stadiums, theaters, etc., I’ve reached a point where I can sit back and review my life of drumming and music….


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: October 6, 2015

Category: News, News and Events
News: “Breast Cancer Can Stick It!??? to Host Fundraising Drumathon

Breast cancer seems to touch everyone, including the celebrity rockers who are participating in the drumathon. “I like doing charity things and I had friends and cousins that had breast cancer. So, I thought I’d join the fight,??? said Carmine Appice. Vinny Appice added, “Carmine and I have always had …


Posted: October 1, 2015

Category: Basics, Drummers, Lessons, Multimedia, Videos
Video Demo! Falling Rocks: A Primer on One of Drumming’s Most Powerful Fills

The term “falling rocks??? refers to a very powerful fill concept made famous by legendary rockers like Carmine and Vinny Appice, John Bonham, Cozy Powell, and Tommy Aldridge, and it’s often used by contemporary metal, prog, and fusion drummers. The phrasing is dense and articulate, and it creates an overwhelming …


Posted: April 29, 2015

Drummer Blog: Billy McCarthy on the Documentary Ferocious Drummers
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Drummer Blog: Billy McCarthy on the Documentary Ferocious Drummers

Hello Modern Drummer readers! My name is Billy McCarthy, and right now the trailer for my documentary film, Ferocious Drummers, is up at www.kickstarter.com. With this film, I am hoping to move drummers to a place they hardly visit on the actual stage—right up front and center….


Posted: April 29, 2015

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Drummer Blog: Billy McCarthy on the Documentary Ferocious Drummers

Hello Modern Drummer readers! My name is Billy McCarthy, and right now the trailer for my documentary film, Ferocious Drummers, is up at www.kickstarter.com. With this film, I am hoping to move drummers to a place they hardly visit on the actual stage—right up front and center….


Posted: December 16, 2014

Category: Drummers, Multimedia, On the Beat, Videos
Drummer Blog: Crucified Barbara’s Nicki Wicked on Finding Her Rhythm, Past Shows, and Future Plans

My name is Nicki and I play drums in the band Crucified Barbara. We’re a four-piece hard-rock band from Stockholm, Sweden, and we formed the band in 1998….


Posted: November 25, 2014

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
January 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Dave Weckl

See what’s in the January 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Dave Weckl and where to get it….


Posted: October 14, 2014

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, News and Events
The Essence of Progressive Drumming

What is the rhythmic essence of progressive music? What makes prog so different from other genres? Does it require a specific skill set on the drumkit, or does the nature of the music make it open to interpretation? MD posed these and other questions to the drummers in Spock’s Beard, …


Posted: October 1, 2014

Category: Basics, Drummers, Lessons, Multimedia, Videos
VIDEO! The Kick Hiccup: Boost Your Groove With Quick Bass Drum Doubles (From the November 2014 Issue)

Drummers all over the world have been hip to the kick hiccup for years. First popularized by Carmine Appice with Vanilla Fudge and John Bonham with Led Zeppelin, this tricky foot technique, which sounds like a stuttering double on a single bass drum, is now considered a rite of passage …


Posted: June 12, 2014

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, News, News and Events, Videos
Ringo Tribute with Danny Seraphine, Liberty DeVitto, and Carmine Appice Video!

In our second tribute segment to Ringo Starr, we feature Chicago/CTA’s Danny Seraphine, Billy Joel/Slim Kings’ Liberty Devitto, and Vanilla Fudge/Cactus/Rod Stewart’s Carmine Appice….


Posted: June 6, 2014

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, Videos
Modern Drummer Online All-Starr Tribute To Ringo Starr

Fest For Beatles Fans’ Michelle Joni Lapidos introduces the Ringo Symposium for our first video tribute to Ringo Starr. Saturday Night Lives’ Shawn Pelton kicks it off by sharing and explaining his favorite Ringo drum tracks….


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: January 15, 2014

Category: News, News and Events
The Sessions Artist Panel at the NAMM Show with Exclusive Carmine Appice Interview

The Sessions (www.TheSessions.org) is a presentation designed to help artists sharpen their business skills. Items addressed include contract negotiations, entertainment law, marketing, self-promotion, image maintenance, and performance fundamentals. This year’s Sessions panelists, author/clinician Dom Famularo, entertainment lawyer Paul Quin, and drummer/educator Carmine Appice, will be sharing their experiences and knowledge …


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: October 1, 2013

Category: Feature Stories
Hidden Gems
Great Drum Performances Uncovered

The October 2013 issue of Modern Drummer magazine features an article in which seven MD Pro Panelists share some of their favorite “hidden gems.??? Here MD’s editorial staff weighs in on their personal favorites….


Posted: August 1, 2013

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Guitar Center Launches Its 25th Annual Drum-Off Competition

Guitar Center’s Drum-Off launches its 25th annual search for the next great undiscovered drummer.


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: March 4, 2013

Category: Drummers, News, News and Events
Carmine Appice’s Rockaholics Metal Fan Camp

Carmine Appice’s Rockaholics Metal Fan Camp is set for August 26–30, 2013 at Full Moon Resort in the heart of the “Forever Wild??? Catskill Forest Preserve, a half-hour west of Woodstock, New York. Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus) will be joined by camp counselors singer/guitarist Eric Bloom (Blue Öyster Cult), …


Posted: November 28, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Billy McCarthy of Ferocious Drummers

As a drummer myself, I had a burning question, “Why is it we’ve never heard from the drummer’s personality and character on and off the stage????


Posted: November 19, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Brit Turner of Blackberry Smoke

My name is Brit Turner, and I live in Atlanta, Georgia, with my wife, daughter, dog, two cats, one fish, and a snail. Great things have been happening for me lately.


Posted: August 28, 2012

Category: Album/Song Reviews, Drummers, Reviews
Roxy Music
The Complete Studio Recordings

Roxy Music covered much ground in their relatively short life span. A new box set reveals the power and the glory of the prog/glam progenitors, and of drummer Paul Thompson.


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: April 10, 2012

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

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 (Part 2).


Posted: March 19, 2012

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Vinny Appice: Leaving His Mark

May 2012 cover star Vinny Appice is a true rock ’n’ roll journeyman—identifiable not by his work with one particular band but by his flawless contributions to a long list of hard-rock luminaries. In this Web-exclusive supplement to his print feature, Vinny shares a couple of fun stories from his …


Posted: November 22, 2011

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Jerry Shirley Rocks Modern Drummer Hang at NYC’s Cutting Room

Following a sold-out masterclass at the Collective music school in Manhattan this past November 17, famed drummers Jerry Shirley and Carmine Appice stopped by to hang with MD and friends at the new Cutting Room club on 32nd St….


Posted: November 22, 2011

Category: News, News and Events
November Web Update News

Drumming news for the month of November complied in one place.


Posted: November 9, 2011

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
A Night of Classic Rock Drumming

In person – Jerry Shirley of Britain’s notorious Humble Pie & Carmine Appice of Vanilla Fudge, Cactus and Beck, Bogert & Appice fame. Celebrating the release of Jerry’s memoir and Carmine’s top-selling instructional book. Hear their stories, learn their beats, and meet the original showmen!


Posted: October 11, 2011

Cortney DeAugustine
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Michael Lee Firkins' Touring Drummer Cortney DeAugustine

I’m Cortney DeAugustine, from California’s capital city, Sacramento. Like you, I LOVE DRUMS! I love to play them, fix them, build them, tune them, buy them, sell them, and most of all ROCK THEM!


Posted: October 11, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Michael Lee Firkins’ Touring Drummer Cortney DeAugustine

I’m Cortney DeAugustine, from California’s capital city, Sacramento. Like you, I LOVE DRUMS! I love to play them, fix them, build them, tune them, buy them, sell them, and most of all ROCK THEM!


Posted: October 2, 2011

Category: Book Review, Drummers, Reviews
Realistic Drum Fills: Replacements
by Carmine Appice

Rock legend Carmine Appice continues his award-winning Realistic instructional series.


Posted: September 21, 2011

Category: News, News and Events
September Web Update News

Mark Schulman has been touring with Foreigner all summer and is also on the band’s three-disc set Feels Like the First Time, containing two audio CDs and a live concert DVD. For more, visit www.foreigneronline.com. Also check out Mark’s article “Easy Drum Charts” in the October issue of MD, out …


Posted: September 1, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Felipe Torres 2011 Blog

Hello, Modern Drummers, and thanks again for checking out my blog! Felipe Torres here. It’s been a while since I checked in, and I wanted to share with you some of the fun and amazing things that I’ve experienced this year thanks to my drums…


Posted: August 1, 2011

Category: News, News and Events
Guitar Center’s Drum-Off, World’s Largest Drumming Competition, Kicks-Off

Guitar Center has announced the launch of the 23rd annual Guitar Center’s Drum-Off the nationwide search for the next great undiscovered drummer.


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: March 17, 2011

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Dale Crover: The Melvins’ Thunder King

Our May 2011 cover artist on his early drumming days and his fondness for big kits. The bulk of our conversations with Crover took place shortly before the Melvins headed off on a short winter tour of New Zealand, Australia, and Japan….


Posted: December 17, 2010

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Jimmy Bralower: Web Exclusive

Jimmy Bralower was born to make records. The drummer started playing at a very young age, and by the time he was in his early teens, his first band, the Young Ones, had signed a deal with a major label. In the ensuing years Bralower worked his way from clubs …


Posted: September 27, 2010

Category: Feature Stories
The Drummer: Classic Rock

An educated, entertaining, essential addition to every drummer’s library—and to the history of modern drumming—The Drummer: Classic Rock Collector’s Edition magazine builds on content from Modern Drummer’s Top-selling The Drummer book with expanded coverage of drumming royalty from the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll.


Posted: June 24, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Roger Earl of Foghat

Photo by Robert Alford Hello, fellow noise-makers! Well, we’ve just finished a new album that’s particularly close to my heart, Last Train Home. We had a couple of extra musos giving us a helping hand on this one. My older brother Colin is playing piano, and we don’t always get …


Posted: April 29, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Jason Hartless – Crüe Fest Veteran And More

Hey everyone in Modern Drummer land! My name is Jason Hartless, and I come from The Motor City. I am fifteen years old and have been a drummer for all of my life. I have been fortunate enough to, by the age of fourteen, have already toured or performed with …


Posted: February 18, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
The Naked Heroes’ Merica Lee

h, hey ya’ll, it’s Merica Lee from the Naked Heroes—a foot-stompin’, ass-shakin’, rawkus rock ’n’ roll band from Brooklyn, New York. We recorded our album 99 Diamond at Deadverse Studios in Union City, New Jersey, and it was produced by the mighty Dean Rispler and engineered by Alap Momin…


Posted: February 18, 2010

The Naked Heroes' Merica Lee : Modern Drummer
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
The Naked Heroes' Merica Lee

h, hey ya’ll, it’s Merica Lee from the Naked Heroes—a foot-stompin’, ass-shakin’, rawkus rock ’n’ roll band from Brooklyn, New York. We recorded our album 99 Diamond at Deadverse Studios in Union City, New Jersey, and it was produced by the mighty Dean Rispler and engineered by Alap Momin…


Posted: February 4, 2010

Category: Drummers, The Greats
The Greats: Carmine Appice

Power, showmanship, and personality are what make Carmine Appice one of rock’s most notable players. His aggressive, double-bass, hard-hitting style was unquestionably unique when he emerged in the mid-1960s with Vanilla Fudge. With the Fudge’s trippy treatments of well-known pop songs…


Posted: December 1, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
James “The Rev” Sullivan

The supercharged Avenged Sevenfold timekeeper keeps old-school metal alive with brute force, machine-like precision, and a flair for the dramatic…


Posted: November 6, 2009

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Carmine Appice

I’ve never written a blog before so I’ll just fill you in on what I’ve been up to. I recently released my Guitar Zeus project’s double CD Conquering Heroes with Tony Franklin on bass…


Posted: October 20, 2009

Category: Feature Stories
Drumming On TV

In celebration of the great, sometimes groundbreaking drumming performances of TV’s golden age, we present to you highlights along the illustrious Drumming On TV timeline…


Posted: September 21, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Brian Delaney: Guiding The New New York Dolls

His current gig may not call for much in the way of subtlety, but the well-rounded drummer knows how to tailor his touch to suit each project.


Posted: June 18, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Stephen Perkins: Jane’s Addiction

Talking with Perkins, you get the vibe that the L.A.–based rocker’s life is way more than hitting the skins for the duration of a show or recording session….


Posted: March 3, 2009

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
David Jones

I just want to take this opportunity to share with you the amazing journey I’ve had over the last year–2008 was truly an unforgettable experience. After decades of playing in bands with other musicians and participating in international drum festivals, I decided to focus the last three years on solo …


Posted: February 4, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, Videos
Carmine Appice Interview with Liberty DeVitto, Chpt 11

Carmine Appice Talks with Liberty DeVitto in part 11 of this video interview at the Cutting Room.


Posted: February 3, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, Videos
Carmine Appice Interview with Liberty DeVitto, Chpt 10

Carmine Appice Talks with Liberty DeVitto in part 10 of this video interview at the Cutting Room.


Posted: February 2, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, Videos
Carmine Appice Interview with Liberty DeVitto, Chpt 9

Carmine Appice Talks with Liberty DeVitto in part 9 of this video interview at the Cutting Room.


Posted: January 17, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, Videos
Carmine Appice Interview with Liberty DeVitto, Chpt 5

Carmine Appice Talks with Liberty DeVitto in part 5 of this video interview at the Cutting Room.


Posted: January 17, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, Videos
Carmine Appice Interview with Liberty DeVitto, Chpt 6

Carmine Appice Talks with Liberty DeVitto in part 6 of this video interview at the Cutting Room.


Posted: January 17, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, Videos
Carmine Appice Interview with Liberty DeVitto, Chpt 7

Carmine Appice Talks with Liberty DeVitto in part 7 of this video interview at the Cutting Room.


Posted: January 17, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, Videos
Carmine Appice Interview with Liberty DeVitto, Chpt 8

Carmine Appice Talks with Liberty DeVitto in part 8 of this video interview at the Cutting Room.


Posted: November 17, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, Videos
Carmine Appice Interview with Liberty DeVitto, Chpt 1

Carmine Appice Talks with Liberty DeVitto in this video interview at the Cutting Room.


Posted: November 17, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, Videos
Carmine Appice Interview with Liberty DeVitto, Chpt 2

Carmine Appice Talks with Liberty DeVitto in part 2 of this video interview at the Cutting Room.


Posted: November 17, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, Videos
Carmine Appice Interview with Liberty DeVitto, Chpt 3

Carmine Appice Talks with Liberty DeVitto in part 3 of this video interview at the Cutting Room.


Posted: November 17, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, Videos
Carmine Appice Interview with Liberty DeVitto, Chpt 4

Carmine Appice Talks with Liberty DeVitto in part 4 of this video interview at the Cutting Room.


Posted: October 22, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Felipe Torres

My name is Felipe, and as I write my first blog, I'm getting ready to tour with STM Records' ISM.


Posted: June 13, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Ty Dennis

This past April I wrapped up another tour, this time through South America with Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and keyboard player Ray Manzarek….


Posted: October 1, 2007

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
The Return of Double Drumming’s Greatest Hits

In the February 2007 issue of Modern Drummer, we ran a feature called “Double Drumming’s 25 Greatest Hits.??? At the time we asked MD readers to submit their own favorite double-drum performances, which we’d post online at a later date. Well, the time has arrived, double-drum fans—the floor is yours!


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: August 1, 2006

Category: Feature Stories, News, News and Events
Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp 2006

I’ll start by saying, What an amazing five days I recently had—Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp promoter David Fishof is a genius! This past August 13–17, I was invited to the sixth Camp in New York City; my second as a guest and my first as a Battle Of The …


Posted: October 19, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Mickey Curry

Not many people get to do exactly what they love and get paid for it – much less with two of the biggest artists in the world. Mickey Curry toured and recorded with Hall & Oates at the peak of their career, laying down a solid backbeat with perfect feel …



Posted: December 25, 2020

Episode 13
Category: News, The Modern Drummer Podcast
The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 13: Narada Michael Walden & Carmine Appice.

The Modern Drummer Podcast – Narada Michael Walden’s UPBEAT interview with Carmine Appice + Interview with Gary Ingraffia from ddrum. In this episode, Narada Michael Walden interviews drumming icon and author Carmine Appice. Carmine discusses the early days of Vanilla Fudge, piers that influenced him including Dino Danelli from the …