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Posted: July 27, 2021

Category: News
Joey Jordison, former Slipknot drummer and co-founder, dies at age 46

In a statement Joey’s family informed that he died in his sleep. The cause of death are still uncertain but his family informed that he died peacefully. “We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July …


Posted: December 3, 2019

Category: On the Beat
Morgan Bauer of A Killer’s Confession

My name is Morgan Bauer and I’m the drummer in A Killer’s Confession (AKC). We released our single “Numb” on September 20, 2019 and our second album, The Indifference of Good Men, on October 18.


Posted: July 12, 2017

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat with Bryce Lipz of Sisters Doll: Talks Influences and Opportunities

  What’s up Modern Drummer magazine? My name is Bryce Lipz and I play drums for the Australian glam rock band Sisters Doll. I’ve been drumming professionally and touring for the past seven years. I decided to start playing drums when I was growing up listening to my Dad’s record …


Posted: June 21, 2017

Max Portnoy
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat with Max Portnoy of Next To None: Talks New Release and Upcoming Tours

Hey everybody! My name is Max Portnoy and I play drums for the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania-based progressive metal band Next To None. I’ve been playing drums for about fourteen years, and I’ve been playing with my band for close to six years now.


Posted: April 4, 2017

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat with Patrick Mussack of Through Fire: Talks Early Days, Debut Album, and Tours

Hello Modern Drummer! My name is Patrick Mussack and I play drums for Through Fire, a hard rock band based out of Omaha, Nebraska. We’re currently out on the road supporting our debut album Breathe and getting ready to release the deluxe version on April 7.


Posted: May 4, 2015

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Drummer Blog: Subversion’s Ben Atkinson Talks Style and Technique on New Album, Animi

Hello all! Ben Atkinson of Subversion here. The band has been active for a while, and I was aware of their music before joining them. It’s great because we push each other out of our comfort zones and develop more as players and listeners….


Posted: May 4, 2015

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Drummer Blog: Subversion’s Ben Atkinson Talks Style and Technique on New Album, Animi

Hello all! Ben Atkinson of Subversion here. The band has been active for a while, and I was aware of their music before joining them. It’s great because we push each other out of our comfort zones and develop more as players and listeners….


Posted: February 13, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Kostas Milonas of Sunburst, New Day Slave, and Mario Fragoulis

I’m in the process of making an instructional DVD, The Ultimate All Around Drummer, coming in Fall 2014. My plans for 2014 are to complete a tour in the US with the tenor Mario Fragoulis, to perform in Europe with my band Sunburst, and to perform around the US with …


Posted: December 13, 2013

Category: Drummers, News, News and Events
Joey Jordison Leaves Slipknot

Slipknot announced today that it has split with drummer Joey Jordison. In this recently conducted video interview, Jordison tells Modern Drummer about the recording and writing process for his project Scar the Martyr.


Posted: December 5, 2013

Category: Drummers, Multimedia, Videos
VIDEO: Joey Jordison of Slipknot Exclusive Interview on his Newest Project Scar the Martyr

In this exclusive video interview Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison tells Modern Drummer about the recording and writing process for his newest project Scar the Martyr.


Posted: December 3, 2013

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
January 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Abe Laboriel Jr.

See what’s in the January 2014 issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Paul McCartney’s drummer Abe Laboriel Jr…


Posted: September 27, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
John Boecklin of Devildriver

Reflecting back on starting music as a professional, I immediately think of the first “real deal??? tour I ever took part in—Ozzfest 2004….


Posted: October 4, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Eric Choi of We Came As Romans

My name is Eric Choi, and I play drums for We Came As Romans. I was born in Detroit and raised in a nearby suburb, Troy, where the band and I got together early summer of ’06. Despite our young age at the time (I was the youngest member at …


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 27, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Angelo Parente of Motionless In White

Hello, MD readers! At the age of fourteen, I began playing drums. I started taking lessons at a local music shop once a week and worked with just a bass drum and snare, learning notes—and I hated it. I wanted to quit after the first few months, but my parents …


Posted: December 6, 2010

David Phillips Modern Drummer Drummer Blog
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
David Phillips: "A Drummer’s Perspective???

Photo by Marc Rouve You can probably guess I dabble a bit on the old drumkit myself, and it is always difficult trying to explain to someone what it looks like sitting on that throne—the best seat in the house. With my images in the book I try to give …


Posted: December 6, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
David Phillips: “A Drummer’s Perspective???

Photo by Marc Rouve You can probably guess I dabble a bit on the old drumkit myself, and it is always difficult trying to explain to someone what it looks like sitting on that throne—the best seat in the house. With my images in the book I try to give …


Posted: August 24, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Kevin Kane of Bad City

Hey, Modern Drummers! It’s a privilege to be asked to contribute to this website, as I’m a longtime subscriber—MD has afforded me a truly incalculable amount of inspiration. I still remember the issue where Joey Jordison said he ran like fifty miles every morning to get his calves in shape …


Posted: July 28, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Mayhem Week! Brandon Saller of Atreyu

By the looks of the divots in my drumheads after the first day of Mayhem, the energy will be raging this summer. After a month in Europe on my scaled-down kit, it’s nice to get back to the big dog. This tour is definitely a tour of massive drumkits. I …


Posted: May 5, 2010

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Foxy Shazam’s Aaron McVeigh

Foxy Shazam’s Aaron McVeigh Interviewed By…Aaron McVeighI was able to watch Foxy Shazam from on stage at South By South West, and let me tell you, there’s no other band like them. The band played three shows in one day at the Austin, Texas music festival, as part of their …


Posted: February 3, 2010

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Ray Luzier: Getting Inside The Music

To Ray Luzier, Korn’s drummer and newest member, playing with legends is nothing he hadn’t done before. The Musicians Institute grad and PIT instructor earned the full-time Korn gig…


Posted: November 24, 2009

Category: Feature Stories
On Tour And On Stage: 9 Lives (+9, +9 More)

On Tour And On Stage: 9 Lives (+9, +9 More). MD’s editors just can’t keep a list of their favorite albums short–even in service of a can’t-resist pun. Twenty-seven live albums you gotta have.


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: July 29, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Mayhem Week! Mike Wengren of Disturbed

Mayhem Week! Mike Wengren Of Disturbed.


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: 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…



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