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February 2022:
Gallery of Groove

Photos from the 2021 Modern Drummer Festival For the second year in a row, the global pandemic chased the Modern Drummer Festival to an online venue. But we were unbowed. Presented by the MD team and produced by Thom Mozloom’s crew at M Network, we were able to unleash one …


June 2021:
Modern Drummer June 2021 Cover
Session Thoughts

From the MD Archives Modern Drummer has assembled tons of wisdom from incredible players throughout its 45 years, so it’s no surprise we have exhaustive data on how drummers approach their art in the recording studio. Here are ten quick session tips we’ve plucked from our archives that may inspire …


January 2021:
Daru Jones
Daru Jones

We last heard from him when he was backing Jack White, a rock icon with a deep appreciation for hip-hop. The drummer’s latest project is pure beats-n-rhymes, with a rock-hard soul. For certain drummers, it’s all about playing with a wide variety of artists. Daru Jones has that angle covered, …


October 2019:
Rhythm! Discovery Center Ten-Year Anniversary

The interactive museum celebrates a decade of percussion education. Nestled in the heart of downtown Indianapolis is the Rhythm! Discovery Center, a gem of the drum and percussion world. Founded by the Percussive Arts Society in 2009 and now celebrating its tenth year, the RDC is said to be the …


July 2015:
On The Cover – Daru Jones
Daru Jones

On The Cover Daru Jones The requirements of rock and rap might seem poles apart, but the lines of separation evaporate in the hands of Jack White’s beatmaker. Story by Robin Tolleson Photos by Rick Malkin Lost in the moment, Daru Jones rises from his seat—the closest seat in the …


November 2010:
November 2010 – Volume 34 • Number 11

Gene Hoglan, Mike Portnoy, Aquiles Priester, Daru Jones, Narada Michael Walden, Herman “The German” Rarebell, Sebastian Thomson, Ulysses Owens Jr., Ross Jarman, Nick Buda, Matt Cameron, Armen Halburian, Robby Ameen, Joe Vitale, Trey Gray



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 20, 2018

Daru Jones
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Daru Jones of Pete Rock and the Soul Brothers in On The Beat

Peace and blessings everyone! It’s Daru here and I’m the drummer and musical director for legendary hip-hop producer/artist Pete Rock and his new live band, the Soul Brothers.


Posted: March 6, 2017

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Featured
Nick Zamora On Tour With the Suffers

Drummer Nick Zamora’s driving feel, blazing yet apt chops, and Motown-inspired grooves are supporting the Houston, Texas, soul collective the Suffers on their current March tour. Since forming in 2011, the ten-member group has enjoyed a steady rise in popularity, thanks in part to television appearances on such shows as …


Posted: July 9, 2015

Category: Drummers, Multimedia, News, News and Events, Videos
Daru Jones Mini-Doc and GC Signing

Check out this mini-documentary on July 2015 Modern Drummer cover artist Daru Jones….


Posted: June 9, 2015

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Dave Elitch

Antemasque’s Drummer on Education, Listening Skills, and Knowing Who You Are.


Posted: May 28, 2015

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
July 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Daru Jones

See what’s in the pages of the July 2015 issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Daru Jones!


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: July 31, 2014

Category: News, News and Events
Drumerica Entry Deadline Extended To 12:01 AM, Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Due to the high number of late submissions, the deadline to enter the Drumerica National Contest For Young Drummers has been extended to 12:01 AM, Wednesday, August 6, 2014.


Posted: July 7, 2014

Category: News, News and Events
Drumerica Is Open to All Young Jazz, Rock, Latin, Metal And R&B Drummers

No matter what style of music they play, aspiring drummers can show their talent, skill and personality by participating in the 2014 Drumerica drumming contest.


Posted: June 1, 2014

Category: News, News and Events
Drumerica Contest Adds Additional Sponsors And Celebrity Judges

Drumerica is proud to announce that leading online music retailer Musician’s Friend, the world-renowned music education program School Of Rock and the Percussive Arts Society (PAS), the world’s largest organization of drummers and percussionists, have joined with twenty other top drum, accessory and media companies to sponsor the online video …



Posted: February 4, 2021

Episode 19
Category: The Modern Drummer Podcast
The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 19: Narada Michael Walden & Daru Jones.

The Modern Drummer Podcast – Narada Michael Walden’s UPBEAT: Daru Jones + Angel Drums- Segment-Shell Maple Drumset product review & more. In this episode, Narada Michael Walden interviews Grammy award winning drummer Daru Jones. Daru talks about his influences, his technique, playing style and his Saturday Night Live performance with …


Posted: July 14, 2017

The Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike
Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Episode 101: Biggest Gear Regrets, Ricky Martin’s Tony Escapa, Paiste PSTX DJs 45 Series, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike share some of the gear they’ve regretted letting go over the years. The featured artist is Ricky Martin’s Tony Escapa. Up for review is the Daru Jones signature series of portable/affordable PSTX DJs 45 cymbals from Paiste. After fielding a few listener questions, the …


Posted: September 18, 2015

Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Episode 8: Daru Jones, Drum Books, Gretsch’s Renown Series Drumsets, Sugar Percussion Snares, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike talk about July 2015 Modern Drummer cover artist, Daru Jones, and dig into some of their favorite drum books. Then they talk a bit out the differences between Gretsch’s Renown series drumset with birch and walnut shells, and they check out some ultra-slick snares …