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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 …


December 2019:
Aerosmith In Vegas

Aerosmith’s Deuces Are Wild residency at the MGM Resorts Park Theater in Las Vegas boasts a number of cutting-edge audio, video, and experiential enhancements.


March 1984:
Joey Kramer — Finding A Place In The '80s
Joey Kramer

Talk about the best American hard rock bands of the ’70s and Aerosmith has to be mentioned in the first breath.


May 2013:
Areosmith's Joey Kramer
Joey Kramer

Watching Aerosmith perform, you’re likely not thinking about the band’s famous feuds, or about singer Steven Tyler’s stint on American Idol. What you probably are wondering is how, after forty years, their drummer can still rock so impossibly hard. It might be a cliché to call the drummer the engine …


May 2015:
10 Essential Drummer Autobiographies

The most popular musician autobiographies tend to come from famous singers and guitar heroes. But drummers can tell a tale as well as anyone else. Here’s a ten-pack of proof.


October 2003:
October 2003 – Volume 27 • Number 10

Jack DeJohnette, Scott Underwood, Tommy Sickles, Rob Bourdon, Charlie Benante, Sam McCandless, Stix Hooper, J.R. Conners, Stan Frazier, Joey Kramer, Aaron Montgomery, Mike Portnoy, Danny Carey, Terry Bozzio


September 2003:
September 2003 – Volume 27 • Number 9

Keith Moon, Adam Deitch, Todd Sucherman, Adam Carson, Joey Kramer, Todd Nance, Jimmy Chamberlin, Dave DiCenso, Jim Christie, Jeremy Hummel, Tiny Kahn, Adrian Young, Raymond Herrera, Ian Paice


July 2001:
July 2001 – Volume 25 • Number 7

Joey Kramer, Carter Beauford, John McEntire, Brady Blade, Mike Cosgrove, Rick Shelton, Donna C, James O’Connor, Peter Schmidlin, Philly Joe Jones, Ringo Starr, Brad Wilk, Akira Jimbo, John Riley


April 1999:
April 1999 – Volume 23 • Number 4

Mickey Hart, Paul Leim, Travis McNabb, Neil Peart, Joey Kramer, Akira Jimbo, George Pendergast, Carmine Appice, Mark Taylor, Ray Mayorga, Jim Keltner, Joe Chambers, Joel Rosenblatt, Jeremy Taggart


August 1988:
August 1988 – Volume 12 • Number 8

In this Issue: Joey Kramer, Steve Ferrera, John Dittrich



Posted: November 1, 2021

Category: News
12 Drummers Drumming

Monday, November 1, 2021, on Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen’s 58th birthday, we are announcing a special upcoming auction called ’12 Drummers Drumming’ to benefit his Raven Drum Foundation. For the past 37 years, PNC has calculated the prices of the 12 gifts from the classic holiday song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” The PNC …


Posted: February 18, 2020

Category: News, News and Events
MD Subscriber Sees Aerosmith At The Park Theater In Las Vegas

MD subscriber tells us about seeing Aerosmith in Las Vegas after winning MD’s VIP contest.


Posted: October 3, 2019

Category: On the Beat
Drummer and Artist John Douglas

A drummer and artist for his entire life, Douglas merged the two passions, ultimately becoming the premier drum customizer for international superstars including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bon Jovi, Maná, Van Halen, ZZ Top, Pantera, Iron Maiden, and Aerosmith.


Posted: April 3, 2015

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Drummer Blog: Brutai’s Mathieu Bauer

Hello world! Mathieu Bauer here, of the band Brutai. I am French and twenty-two years old, but most of all I am a drummer….


Posted: February 13, 2015

Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News, News and Events
News: Stephen Perkins, Matt Starr, and Steven Adler Among the Participants in Third-Annual “Rock Against MS??? Benefit Concert

The third-annual Rock Against MS returns to the Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood with yet another amazing all-star lineup. The rock-fueled concert will help raise funding for notable publicist Nancy B. Sayle, as well as for the new foundation benefiting those living with MS….


Posted: December 4, 2014

Category: Drummers, News, News and Events
News: Aerosmith Drummer, Joey Kramer, to Debut First Rockin’ & Roastin’ Café

Joey Kramer, drummer for Aerosmith and founder of the Rockin’ & Roastin’ coffee brand, will open his first brick-and -mortar café in early 2015. Situated at the intersection of Routes 1 and 1A in North Attleborough, MA, the Rockin’ & Roastin’ Café will cater to the coffee faithful by offering …


Posted: September 22, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Drummer Blog: Kix’s Jimmy Chalfant on His Early Influences and Approach

Hey there, modern drummers! My name is Jimmy Chalfant, and I play drums for the Baltimore hard-rock band Kix. We released our latest studio CD, Rock Your Face Off, after almost twenty years since our last studio release….


Posted: August 6, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Joey Kramer of Aerosmith

Hello, Modern Drummer readers! For nearly forty-five years you’ve known me as the drummer for Aerosmith, but I always had another dream, one that I never had the time to explore due to the demands of the music industry: to start my own business….


Posted: August 15, 2013

Category: Drummers, News, News and Events
Joey Kramer’s Rockin’ & Roastin’ Coffee Available at Big Y

Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer’s Rockin’ & Roastin’ organic coffee line will soon grace the shelves of all fifty-nine Big Y locations in Massachusetts and Connecticut….


Posted: March 28, 2013

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
The May 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer

See what’s in the May 2013 issue of Modern Drummer magazine….


Posted: June 26, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Ken Koudelka of Lillian Axe

Hello, fellow Modern Drummer loyalists, Ken Koudelka from Lillian Axe here. Our newly released eleventh album, XI: The Days Before Tomorrow, was mixed by platinum-selling producer Sylvia Massy.


Posted: December 19, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Queen Extravaganza Finalist Billy Orrico

Hello, MD readers! First, congrats to Tyler Warren on winning the drum chair in the Queen Extravaganza band! What a thrill it was to be part of the finals and to meet Roger Taylor. I’ve been a lifelong Queen fan (saw them in NYC on the News of the World …


Posted: November 1, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Web Exclusive Interview: Jon Wysocki of Staind

Jon Wysocki has been laying down his tasteful, well thought–out grooves with the chart-topping band Staind for thirteen years. The group, which hails from Springfield, Massachusetts, also includes lead singer/guitarist Aaron Lewis, lead guitarist Mike Mushok, and bassist/vocalist Johnny April. They’ve recorded six studio albums and four number-one singles, and …


Posted: June 13, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Ty Dennis

This past April I wrapped up another tour, this time through South America with Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and keyboard player Ray Manzarek….


Posted: July 19, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Damien Fahey

Damien Fahey has a dilemma: These days he’s having a difficult time finding the time to play his drums. You see, Damien hosts one of MTV’s most popular shows, Total Request Live, which airs weekdays at 5:00 P.M. EST to an audience of 50 million viewers.


Posted: July 19, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Joey Kramer

Joey Kramer could be the first superstar to become a “modern-technology studio drummer.” With Joey’s new Drum Loops And Samples CD set, anyone can now have the legendary Aerosmith drummer’s incredible feel on their record or demo….


Posted: July 19, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Kevin Franks of Silvertide

Drummer Kevin Frank, singer Walt Lafty, bassist Brian Weaver, and guitarists Nick Perri and Mark Melchiorre of Silvertide created quite a buzz in their hometown of Philadelphia. In fact, the band was so hot, it led to an all-out label bidding war that veteran music mogul Clive Davis won. That’s …


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer

Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer has a new endeavor. It’s called Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer’drum Loops And Samples, which is fairly self-explanatory, except that Kramer says there are some special features….



Posted: November 11, 2021

Category: The Modern Drummer Podcast
12 Drummers Drumming

Special #TBT Veterans Day Podcast with Billy Amendola, Lauren Monroe, Rick Allen and friends. An extraordinary collection of music’s most influential & legendary drummers have joined Rick Allen of Def Leppard & Raven Drum Foundation in their mission to provide trauma recovery & healing for veterans and to help reduce the rate …