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July 2021:
2021 Readers Poll Results

Celebrate Your Choices for the Extraordinary Drummers of the Past Year It’s that time again for the Modern Drummer staff to thank the community for making possible our annual Readers Poll. Your enthusiasm for all things drumming, your knowledge of drum culture, and your well-considered votes are what have steered …


February 2021:
February 2021 cover
Chad Smith
Chad Smith by David Mushegain

Remembering Neil Peart I spent my sophomore year listening to 2112. Up until that point I had an older brother who listened to a lot of English rock albums. Led Zeppelin was probably my favorite, and John Bonham’s drumming was so influential to me, along with a lot of others’. …


October 2020:
OCTOBER 2020 COVER
Chad Smith’s Three Basic Beats to Infuse with Your Own Thing
Chad Smith

You can get ten different people playing on a basic drumset, playing a basic rock beat, and they will all sound different. We each have a signature, and that’s a beautiful thing. It’s not “my way or the highway”—it’s about you doing your own thing. The three basic beats and …


October 2020:
OCTOBER 2020 COVER
Chad Smith
Chad Smith

The longtime Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer is enjoying a wave…


October 2020:
OCTOBER 2020 COVER
What Song Are You Working on Now?
Drums

“Metropolis—Part I” by Dream Theater [Mike Portnoy].@ptrlcc “Chemical Warfare” by Slayer [Dave Lombardo].@nickkcuevas “Hemispheres” by Rush [Neil Peart]. The first section is so tough on the hi-hat.@mconrad332 “Around the World” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers [Chad Smith].@_rywill22 “Just like Heaven” by the Cure [Boris Williams].Eric Heumann “Rosas del Amor” …


September 2020:
MODERN DRUMMER SEPTEMBER 2020 COVER
18 Drummers to Follow on Instagram
12 drummers to follow

Worldwide pandemic or not, we’re all spending more…


September 2018:
Reggie Quinerly and Steve Gadd take the reins, Chad Smith with Joe Satriani, Claus Hessler's Camp Duty Update, and more

Reggie Quinerly proved himself as a strong, swinging, fluent, and sensitive drummer accompanying the likes of Branford and Wynton Marsalis, Joe Lovano, and Greg Osby, as well as on his first two discs as a leader. Taking a left turn, this brief (thirty-seven minutes), perfectly balanced, self-produced third album highlights …


July 2017:
On Ringo Starr

MD asked several world-famous musicians to describe the impact that Ringo’s drumming had on them and to explain just how it represented the shock of the new.



Posted: May 21, 2021

Category: News
Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers Makes Jersey Shore Stop on North American Fine Art Tour

THE ART OF CHAD SMITH ANNOUNCES NEW JERSEY PREMIERE OF WORKS Iconic Drummer will make two live appearances in Stone Harbor Rock Star. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Six-time Grammy Winner. Fine Artist. Philanthropist. These are just a few ways to describe Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.  Road Show …


Posted: May 15, 2021

Category: News
Modern Drummer Exhibiting at the 2021 Chicago Drum Show May 15th & 16th

Modern Drummer is exhibiting at the 2021 Chicago Drum Show (Sat May 15th & Sun May 16th) at the Prairie Events Center, at Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles, Illinois! This is the 30th Anniversary of the Chicago Drum Show, and after 2020 we are excited to be joining 94+ …


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 14, 2020

Rat Scabies
Category: News
Rat Scabies on the Upcoming Album by Professor and the Madman

Rat Scabies came to prominence with the Damned, the first British punk band to release a single (“New Rose,” October 1976), put out a full-length album (Damned Damned Damned, February 1977), and tour the U.S. (spring of ’77). Rat left the Damned in the mid-’90s, but has kept busy and …


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: June 15, 2020

Category: News, News and Events
Tommy Lee Rocks All Access Hits with Host David Frangioni Livecast

Lee bashing out the groove to “Dr. Feelgood” for the Modern Drummer webcast audience on June 11. Revealing All Access Hits with Host David Frangioni Webinar Digs Deep into Lee’s Creative Process and Drum Techniques Tommy Lee, one of the most recognizable drummers on the planet, provided drum fans with …


Posted: April 23, 2020

Category: News
Exclusive Chad Smith Webinar Friday April 24!

\ Join Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and Modern Drummer Publisher David Frangioni for the exclusive webinar: START DRUMMING NOW: Education, Inspiration, Excitement & Results for All Ages. TOMORROW, Friday, April 23 at 12 noon PT and 3 pm ET, Modern Drummer presents an exclusive webinar where Chad …


Posted: January 9, 2020

Category: On the Beat
The Art of Chad Smith Premieres in Austin, Texas

During some downtime from Red Hot Chili Pepper activities, Chad Smith has been exploring the visual arts.


Posted: June 4, 2019

Category: On the Beat
Josh Roossin of the Jacks

Josh Roossin here and I play drums in the LA-based rock n’ roll band the Jacks.


Posted: February 21, 2019

Miles Clyatt
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Miles Clyatt from Juice in On The Beat

What began in a cramped Boston College dorm room. After bunking our beds to make space for my Roland TD-11, my roommate Dan (on guitar) and I began hosting jam sessions.


Posted: December 20, 2018

Dan Flint
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Dan Flint of You Me At Six in On The Beat

Hi MD readers, I’m Dan Flint. I play drums in the rock band You Me At Six. We released our new album VI in October 2018, and will be touring the US in early 2019.


Posted: August 29, 2017

Jonas Ekdahl
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On The Beat with Jonas Ekdahl of Evergrey: Talks Influences and Approach

Hi MD, Jonas Ekdahl here from Gothenburg, Sweden, and I play drums in the band Evergrey. I’ve been playing drums for twenty-four years and have been in the band (with the exception of a few years) since 2003.


Posted: February 21, 2017

Category: Drummers, News, News and Events
Givin’ the Funky Drummer Some

Modern Drummer magazine’s September 1999 issue featured famed James Brown drummers Clyde Stubblefield and John “Jabo” Starks on the cover in a dual interview. We’ll be presenting Clyde’s half of the piece in an upcoming post; here we share quotes from three prominent drummers who went on record in that …


Posted: November 15, 2016

Category: News, News and Events
Taylor Hawkins Mentors Students

Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters drummed with students at Riverside Central Elementary School in Rochester, MN on November 3.


Posted: October 31, 2016

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Featured, Web Exclusive
Tommy Benedetti On Tour with John Brown’s Body

Tommy Benedetti, longtime drummer with the Boston-based roots/reggae vets John Brown’s Body, is currently on the road with the group supporting its newest release, Fireflies. Benedetti fills each song on the album to the brim with pure and tasteful grooves, and on tour he pushes them into overdrive.


Posted: September 22, 2016

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Paul Figueroa of Crobot: Talks Drummers, Gear, and Tours

Greetings MD! My name is Paul Figueroa and I play drums for Crobot, a hard rock riffy groove band based out of Pottsville, PA. This year we recorded and released our second album, Welcome to Fat City, and are revving up the tour engines in support of it.


Posted: May 2, 2016

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Web Exclusive
Purple’s Hanna Brewer on Bodacious

Texas trio Purple has released its second album, Bodacious, which makes for another great showcase for Hanna Brewer’s many talents. Modern Drummer Online asked Brewer about the making of album, and about her background as a singing drummer….


Posted: March 8, 2016

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
News: Will Ferrell and Chad Smith Host Red Hot Benefit

Comedy icon Will Ferrell and rock superstar Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers are throwing a party—a quinceanera party to be exact….


Posted: January 7, 2016

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
John Demeski on Speed the Plough’s New Album, Now

New Jerseys indie group Speed the Plough’s first album in four years, Now, features the kit work of John Demeski. John is the son of one-time STP drummer Stanley Demeski, who some readers will recognize as a longtime member of the influential group the Feelies. Modern Drummer Online caught up …


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: 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: March 26, 2015

Category: News, News and Events
News: Vic’s Drum Shop Wins 2014 Outstanding Retailer Award From Vic Firth Company

Vic’s Drum Shop in Chicago has been selected to receive the 2014 Outstanding Retailer Award from Vic Firth. The award was presented to drum shops across America that achieved double-digit sales growth last year with more than $25,000 in annual sell-through of Vic Firth products….


Posted: February 28, 2015

Category: News, News and Events
News: Pearl and DrumLite Announce USA Distribution Partnership

Pearl has partnered with DrumLite to begin sole distribution of its LED-banded drumset lighting systems in the USA. A business that began between college roommates and drummers Joey Nesbitt and Jeff Sevaldson, DrumLite’s innovative single drum and drumset lighting packages have garnered a strong following among players of all visibility …


Posted: February 25, 2015

Category: Multimedia, News, News and Events, Videos
Whiplash Bonus Clip: Star Drummers on Music Education

Here’s a clip from Timekeepers where Chad Smith, Kenny Aronoff, and Ryan Brown reflect on their drumming education….


Posted: January 29, 2015

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
March 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Animals as Leaders’ Matt Garstka

See what’s in the March 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Animals as Leaders’ Matt Garstka and where to get it!


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: 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: 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: August 5, 2014

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Influences: Blondie’s Clem Burke

A band’s fortieth anniversary might find the members in victory-lap, let’s-slow-it-down-a-notch mode. Not so with Blondie. To mark the big four-oh, the group is touring extensively and has released a double-disc package titled Blondie 4(0)-Ever, featuring a collection of new songs called Ghosts of Download along with the album Greatest …


Posted: June 30, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Jonny Williams of Childhood

Hi! I’m Jonny Williams, and I play drums in Childhood, from London, UK. I started playing drums when I was fourteen. I was told to play drums by a friend because I was awful at guitar….


Posted: June 4, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Brett “the Ratt??? Romnes of I Am the Avalanche

I am not sure exactly where and when my musical journey began because when I was quite young my grandmother started teaching my sister and I the piano, but I was more interested in other things….


Posted: May 19, 2014

Category: Drummers, News, News and Events
Chad Smith/Will Ferrell Drum-Off

As reported by pearldrum.com, among other outlets, after months of speculation, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and comedian Will Farrell will face off in person to resolve an ongoing “argument??? over who is the better drummer….


Posted: May 19, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Ben Thatcher of Royal Blood

I started drumming at a very early age. For my sixth birthday, my parents bought me my first full-sized drumset. We set it up in the small cupboard under the stairs, and that’s where I would hang out….


Posted: April 28, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Alex Mascarin of We Outspoken

My name is Alex Mascarin, and I am a drummer in the band We Outspoken from Toronto, Canada. In this blog I would like share with you some of my drum setups and inspirations….


Posted: March 17, 2014

Category: Drummers, News, News and Events
RHCP’s Chad Smith Featured in “Sounds Of Birmingham: A Community Of Music??? Exhibit

The museum will be featuring the career of Michigan native, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. A variety of personal artifacts, photos, and other objects will showcase his ongoing connections to our community and dedication to help others.


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: February 11, 2014

Category: Drummers, News, News and Events
DrumLite LED System Used by Chili Pepper Chad Smith During Super Bowl Halftime Show

While some companies pay over $3 million to place their product in front of the Super Bowl viewing audience, Minneapolis-based company DrumLite’s product was in the spotlight in a different way….


Posted: January 10, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Daniel Bordihn of Bordeen

Hi there, Modern Drummer readers! I’m Daniel of Bordeen, an indie-rock band from Newmarket, Ontario, Canada….


Posted: December 20, 2013

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Guitar Center’s Drum-Off Celebrates 25 Years With An All-Star Line-Up

Five finalists have been selected to go on to battle it out for the title of Guitar Center’s Drum-Off Champion and a prize package valued at nearly $50,000.


Posted: October 25, 2013

Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News, News and Events
MD Writer “Pistol” Pete Kaufmann Conducts “Big Picture Drumming” Clinic

Musician and Modern Drummer writer “Pistol” Pete Kaufmann will be conducting his clinic on “Big Picture Drumming” at Warlock Drum studios in Downtown Jersey City, Saturday, November 9th, from 1 to 3pm. Big Picture Drumming is based on Pistol’s Modern Drummer Magazine educational piece and concepts will be geared towards …


Posted: September 25, 2013

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, Videos
John Bonham Celebration and Tribute Video

In remembrance of the passing of legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, Modern Drummer and a few friends pay special tribute to one of the greatest drummers of our time. In this clip, which was filmed backstage of the Bonzo Bash celebration that took place this past May, a handful …


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: September 1, 2013

Category: News, News and Events
Sabian Returns With Cymbal Vote In 2014

For the third consecutive year, Sabian is asking drummers around the world to help decide which new models the iconic cymbal-maker will release in 2014 – and once again, drummers around the world get a chance to play them before voting.


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: July 31, 2013

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, In the Studio, Lessons, Multimedia, Videos
In the Studio: Seeing Sounds, Part 3: Funk (September 2013 issue) UPDATED

Click here to learn how to achieve a classic funk drum sound.


Posted: May 16, 2013

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Web Exclusive!
Mark Guiliana’s Beat Music

Mark Guiliana may be best known for his work as a sideman with jazz musicians such as Avishai Cohen and Brad Mehldau, but the drummer has been increasingly involved with his own solo project, Beat Music….


Posted: March 29, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
James Forsberg of RapScallions

My name is James Forsberg, and I am the drummer for the California rock band RapScallions.


Posted: February 21, 2013

Category: Drummers, News, News and Events
The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Joins Music-Ed Advocacy Trip To D.C.

This March 19 and 20, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers will join former New York Yankee and Latin Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist Bernie Williams, plus leaders of the music instrument and products industry, in Washington, D.C., to lobby Congress on the importance of comprehensive music education in our …


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: October 15, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
The Drum Guru App’s Rob Wallis

A number of people have asked me, “What is Drum Guru, and how and why did you come up with it????


Posted: October 12, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Jeff Kummer of the Early November

Just last year, the Early November decided to start playing some shows again and record a new album. We signed a deal with Rise Records and released our newest album, In Currents, this past July.


Posted: October 3, 2012

Category: News, News and Events
Remo Partners With Ford Motor Company’s Warriors in Pink Cancer-Awareness Campaign

Two thousand twelve marks the eighteenth year that the Ford Motor Company has been involved in the fight against breast cancer. In 2006 the carmaker took its activities to another level by founding Warriors in Pink. The campaign’s goal is to increase awareness of the disease—which can lead to earlier …


Posted: September 17, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Dony Wynn

It’s a good day when you get a call from producer Billy Harvey to ask you to perform on a new Charlie Mars recording.


Posted: July 11, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
NYC Independent Drummer Chad Elrod

I try to be as simple as possible in the decisions I make as a musician. But this isn’t simple at all! It’s actually really difficult….


Posted: June 28, 2012

Category: News, News and Events
Bombastic Meatbats Return With First-Ever Concert Set, “Live Meat And Potatoes”

The Bombastic Meatbats, have just issued their first-ever live recording, Live Meat and Potatoes via Marmaduke Records.


Posted: June 13, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Seth Faulk of the Nightmare River Band

What’s up, MD readers. I recently got back from touring with Sami.The.Great, and I’m getting ready for the release of the new record by the Nightmare River Band.


Posted: May 8, 2012

Category: News, News and Events
D’Arcus Curry, Angieszka Matusczak, and Karmi Santiago Announced as Winners of Hit Like A Girl 2012

The sponsors and supporters of “Hit Like A Girl 2012??? are proud to announce the winners of the first ever drumming contest for girls and women. (read more)


Posted: May 3, 2012

Chad Smith App
Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News, News and Events
New Chad Smith App and Twitter Q&A

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith has released a new app and will be conducting a live Twitter Q&A session. (continue reading)


Posted: May 3, 2012

Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News, News and Events
New Chad Smith App and Twitter Q&A

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith has released a new app and will be conducting a live Twitter Q&A session. (continue reading)


Posted: February 23, 2012

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Get Good, Lessons
The Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith on Arriving at That Magic Take

Chad Smith riffs on the process of presenting a song in its best light.


Posted: February 3, 2012

Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News and Events
Chad Smith Clinic at the Collective NYC

Chad Smith will be performing a clinic at the Collective on Thursday, February 9th at 7PM. Students and the public are welcome.


Posted: January 23, 2012

Category: News, News and Events
Jan Web Update News

Ringo Starr’s seventeenth solo studio record, Ringo 2012, will be released on January 31 in the United States and January 30 internationally. The album, which was produced by Starr, was recorded in L.A. and mixed in England by Ringo and Bruce Sugar. For more, visit www.ringostarr.com. Kenny Aronoff is still …


Posted: September 21, 2011

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

I’m Alex Sassaris, drummer of NYC rock band Eve to Adam. Since starting this band eleven years ago with my brother, singer Taki Sassaris, and guitar player Gaurav Bali, we’ve been spreading our unique blend of guitar-heavy, groove-oriented, melodic rock ’n’ roll.


Posted: September 8, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Kenny Aronoff

A few weeks ago I went to San Francisco and jammed with Chickenfoot and made a video for the first single of their new album, “Big Foot.??? Chad Smith will be on tour with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and therefore won’t be able to do the upcoming promo tour, …


Posted: September 1, 2011

Category: News, News and Events
Web Update News

The latest and greatest news from the drumming industry. This edition features updates on Chad Sexton, John Tempesta, Jon Wysocki, Will Hunt, Brian Young and more.


Posted: August 17, 2011

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
RHCP’s Chad Smith

’Tis the season for Chad Smith followers, with new Chili Peppers and Chickenfoot music blowing up all over the place. MD and the Bombastic One recently grabbed some grub and talked about some of his favorite classic-rock albums.


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: December 6, 2010

David Phillips Modern Drummer Drummer Blog
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
David Phillips: "A Drummer’s Perspective???

Photo by Marc Rouve You can probably guess I dabble a bit on the old drumkit myself, and it is always difficult trying to explain to someone what it looks like sitting on that throne—the best seat in the house. With my images in the book I try to give …


Posted: December 6, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
David Phillips: “A Drummer’s Perspective???

Photo by Marc Rouve You can probably guess I dabble a bit on the old drumkit myself, and it is always difficult trying to explain to someone what it looks like sitting on that throne—the best seat in the house. With my images in the book I try to give …


Posted: February 5, 2010

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Chad Smith: The Hub Of The Chili Peppers’ Ever-Spinning Wheel

“I have so much invested in this band, and I’m proud of it. It’s part of my identity. That’s not to say I couldn’t do other things, but I live the Red Hot Chili Peppers…”


Posted: January 5, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
AM Taxi’s Chris Smith

I’m Christopher Smith, drummer/backup vocalist for Chicago punk/rock band AM Taxi…


Posted: May 1, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Chad Smith: Web Exclusive Interview

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith takes a much-needed rest—for a minute—and fills MD in on the many cool side projects he’s involved in…


Posted: December 1, 2007

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Update: Roger Taylor

It shouldn’t be much of a surprise that Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, and Nate “Danja??? Hills signed on to co-produce Duran Duran’s latest CD, Red Carpet Massacre. After all, the band—keyboardist Nick Rhodes, singer Simon Le Bon, bassist John Taylor, and drummer Roger Taylor (guitarist Andy Taylor decided to bow out …


Posted: October 1, 2006

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Harry Judd of McFly Interview

Drummer Harry Judd of McFly shares a few moments with MD for a Q&A.


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: July 19, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
David Northrup

Growing up on a mix of R&B, pop, rock, and country, David Northrup, originally from Syracuse New York, moved south in the early ’90s playing sessions and gigging the Florida club scene. One of those gigs led him to meeting and working with ace session guitarist Les Dudek…


Posted: July 19, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Kevin Franks of Silvertide

Drummer Kevin Frank, singer Walt Lafty, bassist Brian Weaver, and guitarists Nick Perri and Mark Melchiorre of Silvertide created quite a buzz in their hometown of Philadelphia. In fact, the band was so hot, it led to an all-out label bidding war that veteran music mogul Clive Davis won. That’s …


Posted: July 19, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Tommy Lee

Tommy Lee is in a great mood, and he has every reason to be. His new CD, appropriately titled Never A Dull Moment, has just been released, and it’s off the hook! We recently caught up with Tommy while preparing for his upcoming tour.



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