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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 2009:
September 2009 – Volume 33 • Number 9

Joey Castillo, Dave Lombardo, Jack White, Carter Beauford, Tyshawn Sorey, Jon Karel, Bun E. Carlos, Sib Hashian, Bernard Purdie, Dena Tauriello, Chris Pennie, Gary Husband, Rich Pagano, Phanie Diaz, Eric Green, Freddie “Goldenstix” Holliday, Brian Tichy


September 2006:
September 2006 – Volume 30 • Number 9

Dave Lombardo, Matt Cameron, Ignacio Berroa, Jim Riley, Kris Myers, Ray Luzier, Tony Thaxton, Tony Royster Jr., Barry Kerch, Paul Chuffo, Jerome Dillon, Jim Fox, Virgil Donato, Ringo Starr, Jason Bittner, Daniel de los Reyes, Scott Rockenfield


May 2002:
May 2002 – Volume 26 • Number 5

Mike Portnoy, Lil’ John Roberts, Roy Hanes, Dave Lombardo, Bobby Rondinelli, Brendan Buckley, Chad Gracey, Paul Wertico, Alan White, Andy Kubiszewski, Fabrizio Moretti, Jimmy Chamberlin, Charlie Benante, Russ Miller


July 1999:
July 1999 – Volume 23 • Number 7

Matt Cameron, Zoro, Billy Ward, Dave Lombardo, Rod Morgenstein, Stephen Perkins, Roger Hawkins, Paul Wertico, Kevan McKenzie, John Otto, Prairie Prince, Lee Rudnicki, Ted Moore, Roy Hanes, Jay Schellen, John Riley, Joe Morello, Daniel Glass, Russ McKinnon, Mark Griffith, Bun E. Carlos, Jack Gavin, Herman Matthews


August 1997:
August 1997 – Volume 21 • Number 8

Tony Williams, John Stanier, Mike Neuble, Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey, Mino Cinelu, Dave Lombardo, Ron Welty, Kevin Shepard, Tom Hambridge, Joey Baron, Jim Keltner


October 1996:
October 1996 – Volume 20 • Number 10

Carter Beauford, Jim “Soni” Sonefeld, Elvin Jones, Omar Hakim, Tim Alexander, Trilok Gurtu, Dave Lombardo, Sheila E., Peter Michael Escovedo, Walfredo Reyes, Jr., Narada Michael Walden, Jonny Cragg, Eric Kamau Gravatt, Levon Helm, Ciarlante, Yuval Gabay, Billy Mintz, Chet McCracken, Eddie Bayers, Max Weinberg, Simon Phillips


August 1995:
August 1995 – Volume 19 • Number 8

In this Issue: Dave Lombardo, Jon Christensen, Moyes Lucas


July 1991:
July 1991 – Volume 15 • Number 7

In this Issue: Sheila E., Dave Lombardo



Posted: April 28, 2021

Al Schmitt
Category: News
RIP Legendary Recording Engineer Al Schmitt; Violet & Dave Grohl & Friends

Thanks to rockcellarmagazine.com for allowing us to share the news Rest in Peace Al Schmitt, (20x Grammy-Winning) Recording Engineer/Producer: 1930-202 Al Schmitt (Photo: https://www.facebook.com/al.schmitt) Al Schmitt, a renowned recording producer/engineer with a litany of accolades and accomplishments over the course of his massively influential career, has died at the age …


Posted: August 14, 2020

Mr. Bungle
Category: News
Drummers on Record: Paul Garisto, Ian Chang, Dave Lombardo

The Psychedelic Furs Made of Rain (Paul Garisto) The famed British post-punk band, whose hits include “Pretty in Pink,” “Love My Way,” and “The Ghost in You,” released their eighth studio album—and first in several decades—this past July 31. Recently the band has played notable shows at the Hollywood Bowl, …


Posted: March 28, 2019

Dan Laverde
Category: On the Beat
Dan Laverde of Mick Blankenship

Hey, everybody! First, I want to thank Modern Drummer for inviting me to be featured here “On The Beat!” Hopefully it’s the first of many more to come.


Posted: March 2, 2017

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Featured
Daniel Tracy On Tour With Deafheaven

Metal and shoegaze genre slashers Deafheaven are currently ripping across the country on a tour that lasts through late March. The band, powered by blast-beat maniac Dan Tracy, first saw breakout success with its 2013 release Sunbather before tracking the well-received 2015 follow-up, New Bermuda. Here Modern Drummer Online asks …


Posted: November 30, 2016

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Featured
John Sherman on Tour With Red Fang

Red Fang, the hard-rock/metal powerhouse from Portland, Oregon, released their fourth studio album, Only Ghosts, this past October. Drummer John Sherman is currently throwing down his blazing fills and powerful, no-frills grooves with the group as they tear across the country on tour through mid-December.


Posted: February 26, 2016

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Ray Marte of Moon Tooth: Talks Influences, Improving, and Learning New Styles

Hello! There is not much that makes me happier than playing the drums. I started playing and taking lessons from Mark Edwards at South Shore Music in Massapequa, NY before I even knew how to write in cursive, or even print legibly. I still cannot do either of those things, …


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: December 31, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Drummer Blog: Patty Smyth/Keith Mack’s Eran Asias on Touring, New York, and Solo Projects

What’s up MD readers? It’s great to be a part of this blog. My name is Eran Asias. I’m a New York City indie drummer and also have been playing drums for Patty Smyth of the ’80s band Scandal for the past eight years….


Posted: March 19, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Sunny Leejean of Activator and the Meaning of Life

My search for a drum sound has been an active one. I’ve played everything from an old-school “tube??? Tama from the late-’80s to fusion-size Pearl, Yamaha, and PDP drumkits….


Posted: October 11, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Frank Godla of Meek Is Murder

We’ve recently completed our second full-length album, Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters, with producer Kurt Ballou (Converge) at Godcity Studio….


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: November 12, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Dave Sundberg of Sister Sin

Hey, hey drum lovers and random readers! My name is Dave and I play drums in Sister Sin, a heavy metal band all the way from Gothenborg, Sweden.


Posted: February 24, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Michael Vafiotis of 4ARM

Hey there, MD readers, my name is Michael Vafiotis, or, as I’m better known, “Juice.” I currently play drums for the metal band 4ARM. Over the last year I’ve spent most of my time recording and preparing for the release of our third album, Submission For Liberty. For those who …


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: July 5, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Joao Lencastre

My name is Joao Lencastre and I was born in Lisbon, Portugal. I started to play the drums at the age of thirteen. Since I started playing I’ve been collaborating with many different groups in all styles of music, including metal, reggae, Afrobeat, electronic, big band, alternative rock, and all …


Posted: May 24, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Axel Sjöberg of Graveyard

Since this is a blog for Modern Drummer, I thought I’d talk about drummers I like. I rarely like it when drummers play straight beats (no rule is without an exception, though); I prefer drummers who play melodies or play along with the melodies that the other instruments play. That …


Posted: March 29, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Daughters’ Jonathan Syverson

Hello, humans. My name is Jonathan Syverson, and I’ve never actually written any sort of blog. But as anyone who knows me would tell you, I absolutely LOVE talking about myself, and since Modern Drummer was kind enough to come asking, it would be my pleasure to oblige. Back in …


Posted: February 18, 2010

Category: Drummers, The Greats
The Greats: Paul Bostaph

Over the past couple of decades, drummer Paul Bostaph’s résumé reads like a “wish list??? of heavy rock, metal, and thrash acts.


Posted: January 22, 2010

Category: Drummers, The Greats
Dave Lombardo: Slayer’s Patron Saint Of Speed Drumming

The drummer most readily cited as the king of thrash bashing, Lombardo simply set the bar for speed and intensity for nearly every player who came of age in the era of speed metal.


Posted: November 4, 2009

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Robin Stone of the Amenta

Hey there, everyone in MD Interwebs land! My name is Robin Stone, and I play in the Amenta. I’ve got something different to talk about: extreme metal drumming. Whenever you turn on the radio or watch any pop/rock video, chances are the drumming is simple, mid-tempo, and takes a back …


Posted: August 1, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, Videos
Dave Lombardo Drum Tour Part 1

Slayer’s Dave Lombardo talks about drumming, his kit, and the band’s upcoming album World Painted Blood in this video.


Posted: August 1, 2009

Category: Drummers, Multimedia, Videos
Dave Lombardo Drum Tour Part 2

Dave Lombardo shows us how to change the configuration and think outside of the box in this second video in the series.


Posted: July 17, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Dave Lombardo: Metal And The Unconscious State

When it comes to recording, sometimes less is more. And sometimes, less results in an out-of-body experience…


Posted: October 8, 2008

Richard Hoak of Total F**king Destruction & Brutal Truth
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Richard Hoak of Total F**king Destruction & Brutal Truth

My name is Richard Hoak, and I’ve been playing drums since 1992. Currently I’m playing with Total F**king Destruction and with Brutal Truth.


Posted: October 8, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Richard Hoak of Total F**king Destruction & Brutal Truth

My name is Richard Hoak, and I’ve been playing drums since 1992. Currently I’m playing with Total F**king Destruction and with Brutal Truth.


Posted: September 16, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Ricardo Lagomasino

Playing the drums has been one of the most important decisions I have ever made, and I made it early. I knew from the start that I this is how I wanted to make my living, so I knew that I needed to round myself out.


Posted: June 20, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Deen Castronovo: The Journey Of A Decade, The Career Of A Lifetime

During the heyday of metal music in the ’80s, an underground subgenre known as “shred metal??? emerged.


Posted: April 18, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Testament’s Paul Bostaph: Metal Risk Taker

Slayer, Testament, Exodus, Systematic, Forbidden: Over the past couple of decades, drummer Paul Bostaph’s résumé reads like a “wish list??? of heavy rock, metal, and thrash acts….


Posted: October 19, 2007

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Derek Roddy – Today’s Most Extreme Drummer

Blast Beats. If you’re into metal drumming, then you probably know all about ’em: blistering 16th- and/or 32nd-note grooves using single strokes between the bass drum and snare drum (right hand usually mimicking the bass drum on the ride cymbal). And if you’re into blast beats, then you probably know …


Posted: January 25, 2007

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Steve Asheim of Deicide

Death metal scene-leaders Deicide have been playing their intense music for seventeen years, first attracting major exposure with their self-titled debut album in 1990….


Posted: July 15, 2006

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Dave Lombardo: Return Of The King

Instead of waxing poetic about what metal drumming living legend Dave Lombardo does behind the kit–you know, those punishing 16th-note kicks at rapid-fire tempos, incredible runs across his half-dozen rack toms, spastic patterns, and awe-inspiring phrases–it might be better to start off telling you what Lombardo doesn’t do…


Posted: July 24, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Jason Bittner

Want to know the true meaning of a dedicated drummer? How about warming up your chops on practice pads in the back of a U-Haul trailer at 9:30 A.M. and in 95 degree weather, all in preparation for taking the stage at 10 A.M. on the grueling second stage at …


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Dave Grohl: Returning To His Roots With Probot

Many drummers have hit it big since the post-metal resurgence of the early ’90s. But no one has had the impact and influence of Dave Grohl. With the full-body flam and bass drum contortions of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Grohl forever changed drumming.


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Brann Dailor of Mastodon

For Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor, playing in a band named after a huge prehistoric beast makes perfect sense. “When I’m performing or writing,” Dailor says, “I sometimes think, That definitely sounds like a Mastodon part.”


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Paul Bostaph

When one thinks of the quintessential Slayer drummer – whether it’s Dave Lombardo, Jon Dette, or in recent years, Paul Bostaph – a mammoth drumkit is what one pictures him seated behind. But Paul Bostaph is about to change that notion….


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Dave Lombardo

Just as Modern Drummer went to press with the Update on Slayer drummer Paul Bostaph (February 2002 issue), word came in that Bostaph had to forfeit the gig due to a chronic elbow injury that could worsen if he continued to perform with the act. Slayer’s management looked no further …



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