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August September 1980:
Ed Greene: L.A. Studio Heavyweight

Ed Greene has the distinction of being one of Los Angeles’ hottest studio drummers. Greene explains what it’s like to work in the studios while trying to keep your personal musical goals alive, and what the responsibilities of a studio musician entail. He also speaks on the methods used in …


November 1992:
November 1992 – Volume 16 • Number 11

In this Issue: Trilok Gurtu, Nick Menza, Jim Hodder, Bernard Purdie, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Gadd, Hal Blaine, Jim Keltner, Jim Gordon, Rick Marotta, Paul Humphrey, Ed Greene


August September 1980:
August September 1980 – Volume 4 • Number 4

Chet McCracken, Keith Knudsen, Ed Greene, Joe Cocuzzo, Morris Lang, Mel Lewis, Ralph MacDonald, Tony Williams, Jim Chapin, Bernard Purdie



Posted: August 17, 2022

Category: News
Steve Smith will be performing at Birdland Jazz Club in New York City

Drummer Steve Smith will be performing at Birdland Jazz Club in New York City for an unprecedented five consecutive weeks with five different groups September 16 through October 16, 2022. Steve Smith is known for playing with Jean-Luc Ponty, Journey, Steps Ahead and his own group Steve Smith and Vital …


Posted: February 22, 2018

Aaron Comess
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On The Beat with Aaron Comess of the Spin Doctors: Talks New Solo Project, Live Shows, the Spin Doctors, and More

Hello to everyone out there in MD land! I’m excited to fill you in on my latest record called Sculptures that will be released on March 16, 2018.


Posted: August 10, 2017

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat with Ralph Rolle of Chic: Passion and Persistence

Hello Modern Drummer family. One of the birthplaces of hip-hop, the Bronx River Houses, East 174th Street, Bronx, New York, is where I grew up. Why would I start an article with this? When I was eighteen years old and growing up in the projects, I dreamt of being on …


Posted: June 24, 2013

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Flecktones Drummer Roy “Futureman??? Wooten Chats With Fiddle/Sticks Creator Casey Driessen

Béla Fleck and the Flecktones drummer Roy Wooten, aka Futureman, recently got together with fiddler and occasional Flecktones collaborator Casey Driessen for a two-day jam session and conversation for the project Fiddle/Sticks, in which Driessen has been exploring the fiddle as a rhythmic instrument. Here the two go into more …


Posted: July 24, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Carlos Rueda of Thick as Blood

My name is Carlos Rueda, and I play drums for Thick as Blood, from Miami, Florida. We’re currently doing a full U.S. and Canada tour with Lionheart and Dead Icons.


Posted: July 17, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Curtis Marrero of Milo Greene

My name is Curtis Marrero, aka Tron—or as my bandmates in Milo Greene would say, Tronaldy! Our self-titled debut album comes out today, and I’m very excited for people to hear it.


Posted: June 15, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Bruce Cox of Fred Wesley and the New JBs

This past winter has been a bit slow but productive. I’ve taken advantage of the calm pace to finally complete my latest CD, Status Cymbals.


Posted: February 13, 2012

Category: Feature Stories, Lessons, What You Need to Know About
What You Need To Know About…Hand Drums

It’s common for drumset players to be curious about hand drumming, and to eventually decide to buy their first set of bongos…or would congas be better…or perhaps a djembe?


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 9, 2012

Category: News, News and Events
Zoro Interviewed On Fox News

n case you missed it, Zoro was interviewed by Lauren Green on Fox News from their headquarters in New York about his new book, The Big Gig: Big-Picture Thinking For Success.


Posted: November 4, 2011

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, Videos
Preparing for Takeoff: Jack Irons on His Current Approach to Moving Solo Tracks to the Stage

MD Online recently spoke to Jack about the process of making his new EP, including the making of the video for the track “Outer Space Dream.???


Posted: February 3, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
We Are The In Crowd’s Rob Chianelli Blog

My name is Rob Chianelli and I play drums in a pop/rock band called We Are The In Crowd.


Posted: February 3, 2010

Rob Chianelli
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
We Are The In Crowd's Rob Chianelli Blog

My name is Rob Chianelli and I play drums in a pop/rock band called We Are The In Crowd.


Posted: March 25, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Lewis Nash: Jazz’s Most Valuable Player

Nash is all about the tradition of jazz–if by “tradition??? you mean making the most sublime rhythmic statements possible.



Posted: October 26, 2018

Modern Drummer Podcast
Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
MD Podcast Episode 164: Boots Greene, Getting Comfortable with Fives and Sevens, Roland TM-6 Pro, and More

In this episode Mike and Mike discuss hip-hop drummer Eric “Boots” Greene, who’s most recent gig is with Jay-Z. The education segment focuses on drumset exercises to help you get more comfortable with five- and seven-note patterns.