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January 1983:
Chester Thompson Up For The Challenge
Chester Thompson

You’ve seen the ad: an enormous double-bass outfit with eight deep-shell tom-toms, and behind the mighty set, the affable, but powerful, Chester Thompson.


May 1982:
Alex Acuna – Transcending All Influences
Alex Acuna

Photo by Lissa Wales   At 37, L.A.-based Alex Acuna could honestly call himself—if he weren’t so self effacing—one of the world’s most versatile drummer/percussionists. Though most people know his mid-Seventies work with the globe-hopping Weather Report, many are unaware of the depth of his Latin chops (schooled in Peru …


July 1996:
July 1996 – Volume 20 • Number 7

In this Issue: Joey Baron, Philip Rhodes,  Paul Leim, Eddie Bayers, Tommy Wells, Jerry Kroon, Kenny Malone, Owen Hale, Lonnie Wilson, Milton Sledge, Alan Dawson, Gary Seligson, Richard Hilms, Louie Bellson, Charlie Benante, Peter Yanowitz, Jody Stephens, Terry Bozzio, John Molo, Chester Thompson



Posted: June 15, 2017

Jake Goss
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat with Jake Goss of LANY: Knowing Your Role and Serving the Song

Hello, Jake here. Thank you for letting me share on this platform—I’m deeply honored. Modern Drummer has been in my life since I was eleven years old and I’m forever grateful for the stories and insights I’ve learned from this magazine. I love Modern Drummer!


Posted: April 26, 2017

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Featured
Dr. Dog drummer Eric Slick branches out on solo debut, Palisades

This past April 21, Eric Slick, the drummer for the ’60s-influenced indie-rock band Dr. Dog, released his debut solo album, Palisades.


Posted: April 20, 2017

Category: News, News and Events
Stephen Morris Named 2017 Yamaha Young Performing Artist

Yamaha Artist Services Indianapolis, in conjunction with the Band and Orchestral division of Yamaha Corporation of America, has announced the winners of the 2017 Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) Competition, which include jazz drummer, composer, and educator Stephen Morris of Aliso Viejo, Ohio. The YYPA program has honored promising eighteen- …


Posted: March 28, 2017

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat with UK Session Drummer Steve Barney: Talks Tours, Shows, and Recordings

Hi Modern Drummer readers! My name is Steve Barney and I’m a UK-based session drummer who is fortunate to hit drums and people applaud! My first inspiration for playing drums came when my dad took me to see a Genesis concert in 1980—I was completely blown away by Phil Collins …


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 27, 2015

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Drummer Blog: Martin Levac on Channelling Phil Collins

My passion for the music of Genesis and Phil Collins took root in my teenage years. I was so passionate about Phil’s drumming that I changed my drums from right-handed to left-handed to better understand the subtleties of his style….


Posted: September 3, 2014

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
East Coast Drum Jam Set for September 21st

The East Coast Drum Jam will take place on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the DoubleTree Hotel Ballroom at US Hwy 1 South in Princeton, New Jersey….


Posted: July 17, 2013

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
KoSA 18th International Percussion Workshop, Drum Camp, and Festival

The KoSA International Percussion Workshop Camp and Festival will take place July 23–28 at Castleton State College, nestled in the mountains of Vermont near the resort destination of Killington….


Posted: December 19, 2012

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
LAMA College For Music Professionals Hosts Drum Recording Workshop

LAMA College for Music Professionals has announced details for its upcoming drum recording workshop on February 2, 2013.


Posted: November 7, 2012

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Memphis Drum Shop to Host 25th Annual Vendor Day Expo

On November 10, 2012, Memphis Drum Shop will host their 25th Annual Vendor Day Expo, the biggest sale of the year, both in store and online….


Posted: August 30, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Jayson Brinkworth

Hey there, Modern Drummer readers, Jayson Brinkworth here again from Canada. Things have been crazy busy up here with Aaron Pritchett and One More Girl gigs, as well as many sessions….


Posted: January 20, 2012

Category: Feature Stories
25 Great Double-Drumming Tracks

Two drummers working it out, face to face—trading licks, contributing to a massive groove, spurring each other on—it’s one of the great musical traditions, and surely it goes back to the very invention of the drumkit at the beginning of the last century. This group of tunes focuses on tracks …


Posted: February 5, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Jason “Malletman” Taylor Blog

My name is Jason “Malletman??? Taylor. I’m a vibraphonist and protégé of the late, legendary Lionel Hampton…


Posted: February 5, 2010

Jason "Malletman" Taylor
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Jason "Malletman" Taylor Blog

My name is Jason “Malletman??? Taylor. I’m a vibraphonist and protégé of the late, legendary Lionel Hampton…


Posted: November 24, 2009

Category: Feature Stories
On Tour And On Stage: 9 Lives (+9, +9 More)

On Tour And On Stage: 9 Lives (+9, +9 More). MD’s editors just can’t keep a list of their favorite albums short–even in service of a can’t-resist pun. Twenty-seven live albums you gotta have.


Posted: October 20, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Simon Collins

As the son of drumming and pop icon Phil Collins, Simon Collins grew up with music in his genes…


Posted: June 19, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, On the Beat
Ed Toth on Tour with The Doobie Brothers

Hello, everyone, Ed Toth here, with the inside scoop on The Doobie Brothers' tour with Chicago. It's very exciting in that, for the encore, both bands will be on stage together playing each other's songs….


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Dennis Chambers: Santana Now: A Force Of Nature

A rhythmic force of nature since its inception in San Francisco’s Mission District in 1966, the Santana band has always set the bar high. And now, with superstar drummer Dennis Chambers joining percussionists Raul Rekow and Karl Perazzo, the bar (and the expectation) is even higher.


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Raul Rekow

A rhythmic force of nature since its inception in San Francisco’s Mission District in 1966, the Santana band has always set the bar high. And now, with superstar drummer Dennis Chambers joining percussionists Raul Rekow and Karl Perazzo, the bar (and the expectation) is even higher.


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Karl Perazzo, Dennis Chambers and Raul Rekow with Santana

A rhythmic force of nature since its inception in San Francisco’s Mission District in 1966, the Santana band has always set the bar high. And now, with superstar drummer Dennis Chambers joining percussionists Raul Rekow and Karl Perazzo, the bar (and the expectation) is even higher….



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