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February 2019:
February 2019
Beck's Chris Coleman
Chris Coleman

MD checked in with pop/R&B drummer Chris Coleman while he was on tour with Beck. “Beck is very meticulous about every sound that comes off that stage,” says Coleman, “but I couldn’t be more different from his drummer of the past fifteen years, Joey Waronker. So it took us a …


January 2011:
January 2011 – Volume 35 • Number 1

Joey Jordison, Chris Coleman, Michael Carvin, Patrick Wilson, Nate Morton, Erin Tate, Steve Smith, John Weathers, Allison Miller, Richie Hayward, Joey Waronker, Matthew “Woody” Woodley


June 2010:
June 2010 – Volume 34 • Number 6

?uestlove, Richard Christy, Robin Russell, Daniel Glass, Chris Coleman, Chris Pennie, Shawn Pelton, Shannon Forrest, Adam Deitch, Benny Greb, Stanton Moore, Paul Wertico, Sammy Merendino, Arejay Hale, Lee Barratt, Maureen “Moe” Tucker, James Gadson, Max Weinberg, Jay Weinberg, Brendan Buckley, Rodney Howard



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 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: 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: October 24, 2017

Tyshawn Sorey
Category: News, News and Events
Composer/Multi-Instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey Recipient of 2017 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship

Tyshawn Sorey is a 2017 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship.


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: October 17, 2016

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Regina Drum Festival 2016: The Beat Goes On

The 2016 Regina Drum Festival is excited to celebrate year five as a world class, international drum event on Sunday, October 30 at the Exchange. As the first four years and the 2015 Education Series have proven, Regina is on the global music map as a place for drumming inspiration …


Posted: August 1, 2016

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Featured, Web Exclusive
On Tour With Chris Turner of Oceans Ate Alaska

Since its debut release Lost Isles landed in early 2015, British technical metalcore band Oceans Ate Alaska has enjoyed a relatively accelerated rise in popularity. The group, driven by primary composer and chop-blurring drummer Chris Turner, currently occupies a prime spot on the Van’s Warped Tour.


Posted: April 25, 2016

Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News, News and Events
Thomas Lang Presents Fifth Annual Big Drum Bonanza

Drummer/producer Thomas Lang (stOrk/Paul Gilbert) has announced that Big Drum Bonanza 2016 (BDB2016) will take place June 28 to July 2 at the Palm Garden Hotel in Thousand Oaks, California. Drummers of all ages, levels, and styles are invited to join Thomas Lang and his special guest instructors, including world-renowned …


Posted: April 13, 2016

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
News: Dave Weckl, Sonny Emory, Harvey Mason, and Will Kennedy to Judge Online Competition

Grammy-winning guitarist/producer Lee Ritenour will host the biennial Six String Theory Competition for the fifth time with applications accepted in guitar, bass, piano/keyboards, and drums. Registration is open until May 15, 2016 on the website by submitting two YouTube videos….


Posted: July 7, 2015

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
News: The Drawing Center in NYC Presents “Drawing Sound: Billy Martin???

For its 2015–16 season, the Drawing Center in New York City has developed two multi-evening events for its newly renovated galleries that demonstrate the institution’s increased focus on the intersections between drawing, sound, and performance-based art….


Posted: May 4, 2015

Category: News, News and Events
Thomas Lang Announces Big Drum Bonanza 2015

Drummer/producer Thomas Lang (stOrk/Paul Gilbert), has announced the Big Drum Bonanza 2015 (#BDB2015), which will take place July 1 through 5 at the Palm Garden Hotel in Thousand Oaks, California.


Posted: April 3, 2015

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Drummer Blog: Brutai’s Mathieu Bauer

Hello world! Mathieu Bauer here, of the band Brutai. I am French and twenty-two years old, but most of all I am a drummer….


Posted: October 16, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Drummer Blog: Cirque Du Soleil’s Amaluna’s Didi Negron on Living Your Dream

As a traveling musician in the traditional big top, I am able to implement my strong music theory background and improvisational skills while providing accompaniment and action on stage as my role of the “Goddess of Rhythm.???


Posted: September 30, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Drummer Blog: Gabor “Gabs??? Dornyei on Touring and Being True to Yourself

Hi there, Modern Drummer readers, it’s Gabor ‘Gabs’ Dornyei here from London, UK, and it’s great to be given the opportunity by MD to share some insights of my career with you….


Posted: September 9, 2014

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
19th Annual KoSA Camp Delivers Clear and Straightforward Sentiment: “I Just Wanna Drum!???

The 19th KoSA International Percussion Workshop, Drum Camp, and Festival celebrated its annual week of intensive learning, living, and playing with internationally celebrated drum and percussion masters this past July in the serene mountains of Vermont. KoSA co-founders and directors Aldo Mazza and Dr. Jolán Kovács relayed a simple message …


Posted: August 27, 2014

Category: News, News and Events
Drumerica Announces 2014 Contest Finalists

Drumerica, the National Contest For Young Drummers, has announced the names of the 18 finalists in this year’s competition. They are:


Posted: June 18, 2014

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Jojo Mayer Confirmed for KoSA 19 This July

Jojo Mayer has been confirmed for the 19th Annual KoSA International Percussion Workshop, Drum Camp, and Festival…


Posted: April 23, 2014

Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News, News and Events
Thomas Lang Announces Big Drum Bonanza 2014

Drummer/producer Thomas Lang (stOrk/Paul Gilbert) has announced that the Big Drum Bonanza 2014 will take place July 2–6 at the Palm Garden Hotel in Thousand Oaks, California. Drummers of all ages, levels, and styles are invited to join Lang and other special guest instructors, including Chris Coleman (Stevie Wonder), Matt …


Posted: April 1, 2014

Category: News, News and Events
Lee Ritenour Announces All-Star Judges For 4th Bi-Annual Six String Theory Competition

Legendary GRAMMY® winning guitarist/producer Lee Ritenour has announced the stellar list of musicians assembled as judges for the 4th Bi-Annual Six String Theory Competition.


Posted: September 4, 2013

Category: Drummers, News, News and Events
Midas Fate’s Drummer to Perform on London Drum Show

Aquiles Priester, who recently was announced as Midas Fate’s drummer, will be performing at London Drum Show on October 13….


Posted: August 28, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Andre Jevnik of the All Ways

I’m Andre Jevnik, and I am a twenty-year-old drummer from New York. I was the runner up in the Thomas Lang Big Drum Bonanza contest….


Posted: July 12, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Claude Coleman Jr.

My name is Claude Coleman Jr. I have been the drummer for Ween for the last twenty years. I’m currently drummer for Eagles of Death Metal, as well multi-instrumentalist for my own group, Amandla.


Posted: March 28, 2013

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Second Annual Big Drum Bonanza

Drummer/producer Thomas Lang (stOrk, Paul Gilbert, John Wetton) has announced that the Big Drum Bonanza 2013 is scheduled for July 3 through 7 at the Drum Channel studios in Oxnard, CA and at the nearby Courtyard Marriot in Camarillo, CA….


Posted: March 27, 2013

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Stickman Drum Experience Fantasy Drum Camp

The Stickman Drum Experience Fantasy Drum Camp will take place at the Cedar Lodge on Blackstrap Lake in Saskatchewan from June 27 to July 1….


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: May 8, 2012

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Paul Motian: 1931-2011

Photo by Robert Lewis. He showed us new ways to think about jazz drumming. There will never be another like him. by Michael Parillo On a dark night at the Village Vanguard, the audience snakes slowly down the long staircase and settles in at tiny tables, squeezed together nice and …


Posted: March 19, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Tim Walsh of the Stepkids

I’m Tim Walsh of the Stepkids, and I’m excited to be on here and hope to add to the wealth of knowledge that is MD’s awesome thirty-five-year history…


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: January 18, 2012

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Three Events Announced at The Collective

Chris Coleman, Ignacio Berroa, and Steve Smith will be performing at the NYC music school the Collective.


Posted: December 19, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Queen Extravaganza Finalist Zach Mullings

Hey, everyone! My name is Zach Mullings, and I’m from Miramar, Florida. I’m one of the four drummers who were picked to audition for the Queen Extravaganza in L.A. First off, let me say how thrilled I am to be featured on Modern Drummer’s website. I have been a big …


Posted: December 9, 2011

Category: News, News and Events
National Music Workshop’s 2012 Pat Metheny Summer Music Workshop

For intermediate and advanced jazz musicians, all instruments (limited enrollment) — Event to be held August 20-24, 2012, The Spa at Norwich Inn, Norwich, CT– The National Music Workshop is proud to announce the 2012 Pat Metheny Summer Music Workshop. World-renowned guitarist, composer and bandleader Pat Metheny will return to …


Posted: July 1, 2011

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
MD Readers Poll 2011 Results

Welcome once again to the MD Readers Poll, where the greatest drummers on the planet are honored by the most educated drum fans around. Let’s get right to it: the envelope, please….


Posted: February 16, 2011

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Chris Coleman: Amazing Journey

More with the phenomenal drummer/educator, who was featured in the January 2011 issue of MD. His is one of the most closely observed careers in R&B, fusion, gospel, and pop drumming, with acts like Israel Houghton & New Breed, Chaka Khan, Christina Aguilera, Babyface, Patti LaBelle, Randy Brecker, and New …


Posted: December 22, 2010

Gorden Campbell Modern Drummer Drummer Blog
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Gorden Campbell

Hey, MD readers! It’s your boy Gorden Campbell, and I’m back once again to give you an update on my travels around the globe! This has been a busy year for me. From the George Duke and American Idol tours, to recording my first instructional DVD, I’ve had a great …


Posted: May 10, 2010

Category: Drummers, Issues
June 2010 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring The Roots’ Questlove

See what’s in the June 2010 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring The Roots’ Questlove….


Posted: April 7, 2010

Category: Drummers, The Greats
The Greats: Jack DeJohnette

When Jack DeJohnette hooked up with trendsetting trumpeter Miles Davis in 1969, the drummer was immediately thrust into the media spotlight as he became a main rhythmic catalyst behind Davis’s revolutionary electronic jazz sound. With that band, Jack appeared on one of the most controversial…


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: May 18, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Fantastic Four: From The Church To The Shed

In this online exclusive, we continue our conversation with Gerald Heyward, Aaron Spears, Cora Coleman-Dunham, and Nisan Stewart.


Posted: November 13, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Spencer Peterson

My name is Spencer Peterson, and I first took an interest in the drums at an early age, though it wasn't until I was ten years old that I took them seriously.



Posted: May 10, 2019

Modern Drummer Podcast
Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
MD Podcast Episode 191: Marcus Gilmore, Moving Around the Kit With Jost Nickel, INDe Snare, and More

In this episode Mike and Mike discuss June 2019 cover artist Marcus Gilmore, who’s worked with many top jazz artists, including Chick Corea, Chris Potter, and Steve Coleman.


Posted: May 26, 2017

Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Episode 94: Chris Coleman, Snare Drum Tuning, Nord Drum 3P, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss their techniques for tuning snare drums. The featured artist is R&B/pop/fusion great Chris Coleman. Up for review is the Nord Drum 3P multipad.