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March 1983:
Graham Lear: "Head, Hands & Feet"
Drum Soloist

Graham Lear: “Head, Hands & Feet” From the album Moonflower by Santana (Columbia C2-34914)


July 1982:
Forward Progression With Santana's Graham Lear
Graham Lear

The Latin-rock music of Santana has enthralled audiences for years. One of Santana’s pulse makers, drummer Graham Lear, hails from Canada.


November 1999:
November 1999 – Volume 23 • Number 11

Jeff “Tain” Watts, Rodney Holmes, Brooks Wackerman, Art Blakey, Steve Ferrone, Jonathan Joseph, Ed Toth, Steven Drozd, Brett Chassen, Vinnie Colaiuta, Byron McMackin, Steve Smith, Graham Lear, Vinnie Paul, Ian Paice


February 1999:
February 1999 – Volume 23 • Number 2

Peter Criss, Jimmy Cobb, Joey Shuffield, Andy Gangadeen, Mike Malinin, Tim Berkebile, Graham Lear, Barrett Deems, Hanna Fox, Kirk Covington, Clyde Stubblefield, Joe Daniels, David Light, Wallace Roney, Carter Beauford, Sam Wiley Jr., Bill Bruford, Dave Abbruzzese


December 1986:
December 1986 – Volume 10 • Number 12

Simon Phillips, Dave Holland, Remo Belli, Joe Franco, Cozy Powell, James Stroud, Graham Lear, Frank Parker, Nick Vincent, Doug Zagorski, Richie Morales, Neil Peart


June 1983:
June 1983 – Volume 7 • Number 6

Bill Bruford, Mike Clark, Mark Craney, Ed Thigpen, George Wettling, Kenny Aronoff, Jim Chapin, Terry Clarke, John Densmore, Gregg Bissonette, Carl Palmer, Russ Kunkel, Graham Lear


March 1983:
March 1983 – Volume 7 • Number 3

Kenney Jones, John Marshall, Kenny Clare, Ginger Baker, Graham Lear, Pete Best, Hal Blaine, Dennis DeLucia, Carmine Appice, Ron Tutt, Simon Phillips


July 1982:
July 1982 – Volume 6 • Number 5

In this magazine: John Panozzo – 8 Graham Lear – 12 Carolyn Brandy – 20 Barbara Borden – 20 Martin Chambers – 24 Roland Vazquez – 30


July 1982:
July 1982 – Volume 6 • Number 5

Features: John Panozzo – 8 Graham Lear – 12 The History of Rock Drumming – 16 Carolyn Brandy/Barbara Borden – 20 Martin Chambers – 24 Inside Paiste – 28 Roland Vazquez – 30 Columns: Editor’s Overview – 2 Reader’s Platform – 4 Rock ‘N’ Jazz Clinic – 34 Concepts – …



Posted: July 18, 2018

David Uosikkinen
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On The Beat with David Uosikkinen of the Hooters: Talks Tours and Bands

Hello MD family! This year marks my thirty-eighth year playing drums with the Hooters. Since 1980, we have toured throughout Europe and beyond each summer. It’s always an adventure and we have made some great friendships along the way.


Posted: August 24, 2017

Lee Falco
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat with Lee Falco of Donald Fagen and the Nightflyers: Landing the Gig of a Lifetime

Hello! On July 31, we played our first show as Donald Fagen and the Nightflyers, kicking off a two-month tour (twenty-eight shows) around the US and Japan. It was a monumental night for my bandmates and me as we had spent the last eight months preparing and a lifetime dreaming …


Posted: April 26, 2017

Category: A Different View, Drummers, Feature Stories, Web Exclusive
Web Exclusive: Producer Russ Titelman on 10 of His Favorite Drummers

The June issue of Modern Drummer magazine features an interview with three-time Grammy Award–winning producer Russ Titelman who in his long career has worked with musical giants including Little Feat, Randy Newman, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, Cyndi Lauper, Graham Central Station, Rickie Lee Jones, George Harrison, Chaka Khan, the Bee …


Posted: September 28, 2016

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Joe Fitzgerald of Pugwash: Talks Latest Release, Tours, and Favorite Drums

Hi, MD readers! My name is Joe Fitzgerald and I’ve been drumming with the Irish pop band Pugwash since 2010.


Posted: May 31, 2016

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Web Exclusive
Brian Kantor of the Fruit Bats on Absolute Loser

Brian Kantor has worked with indie faves Vetiver, ex-Cardigans singer Nina Persson, and Shudder to Think guitarist Nathan Larson, has for the past five years has a member of the Fruit Bats, led by multi-instrumentalist Eric D. Johnson. In May the band released a brand-new album, Absolute Loser, which was …


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: June 8, 2015

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Nelson’s Gunnar Nelson: A Drummer Who Happens to Sing and Play Guitar

Hello, Modern Drummers! I’m a drummer who happens to play guitar and sing. It has been said that drumming may be the first music man ever made. In my case it has been a source of who I am. I was born in the “summer of love” on September 20, …


Posted: August 28, 2012

Category: Album/Song Reviews, Drummers, Reviews
Roxy Music
The Complete Studio Recordings

Roxy Music covered much ground in their relatively short life span. A new box set reveals the power and the glory of the prog/glam progenitors, and of drummer Paul Thompson.


Posted: December 28, 2011

Category: Drummers, The Greats
Marky Ramone: Punk Legend

Marky Ramone held the drum chair with legendary punk pioneers the Ramones longer than anyone else. But there’s much more to his story…


Posted: May 4, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Ryan Luciani of Empires

Hey, all, my name is Ryan Luciani, and I play in the Chicago rock band Empires. I’m very grateful to have been asked to write a blog for Modern Drummer, since I’ve been reading the magazine for years. First things first! My group Empires is one of the bands in the Rolling …


Posted: April 23, 2009

Category: Drummers, The Greats
Mick Fleetwood

Decades after helping Fleetwood Mac become the biggest pop phenomenon of the ’70s, Mick is still keeping time like only he can.


Posted: August 1, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Web Exclusive Interview Blind Melon’s Glen Graham

Blind Melon’s Glen Graham talks to MD Online about the band’s dramatic resurrection, and the release of their first album in thirteen years, For My Friends.


Posted: April 27, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
John Chipman

I've been incredibly blessed in life. I've been playing drums for nearly thirty years, and like many of you out there, I started out playing at home as a child and was quickly hooked on playing the instrument….


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Prince’s John Blackwell: An Interview

John Blackwell always listened to his dad’s advice, and it’s paid off, big time. “Growing up, my dad used to tell me, ‘If you want to make any money in this business, play in the pocket.'”…


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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