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July 2018:
Seether’s John Humphrey

To translate the heavy, hard-hitting drum sounds on modern-rock band Seether’s seventh studio album, Poison the Parish, to the stage, longtime drummer John Humphrey has returned to the brand that he started with as a child. “My first drumset was a 1966 silver sparkle Ludwig kit with mahogany shells,” he …

March 2008:
March 2008 – Volume 32 • Number 3

Alex Van Halen, Alex González, John Humphrey, Marcus Gilmore, Brooks Wackerman, James “The Rev” Sullivan, Roger Taylor, Torry Castellano, Jim Bogios, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Carlos Vega, Steve Smith, James Gadson, Gavin Harrison, Carlos “Patato” Valdez

February 2006:
February 2006 – Volume 30 • Number 2

Jon Farriss, Dafnis Prieto, John Humphrey, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Nate Morton, Matt McDonough, Brendan Canty, Jeff Sipe, Jim McCarty, Fred Young, Shannon Leto, Steve Smith, Chris Vrenna, Topper Headon

Posted: July 20, 2020

Category: News
Drummers on Record: Current and Upcoming Releases of Note

The Killers Imploding the Mirage (Ronnie Vannucci) The Killers’ forthcoming album, Imploding the Mirage, is due to be released August 21 on Island Records, and will once again feature longtime drummer Ronnie Vannucci  The Killers’ sixth studio album, and their first since 2017’s Billboard album chart–topping Wonderful Wonderful, was produced by the band …

Posted: November 21, 2019

Category: On the Beat
John Humphrey of Seether and the Nixons

I’ve been touring and recording with Seether for more than sixteen years now. The band has amassed twenty Top Five singles, three platinum records, and numerous gold albums.

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 12, 2014

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, News, News and Events, Videos
Ringo Tribute with Danny Seraphine, Liberty DeVitto, and Carmine Appice Video!

In our second tribute segment to Ringo Starr, we feature Chicago/CTA’s Danny Seraphine, Billy Joel/Slim Kings’ Liberty Devitto, and Vanilla Fudge/Cactus/Rod Stewart’s Carmine Appice….

Posted: April 26, 2013

Category: Feature Stories, Lists
25 Timeless Drum Books

What makes a great drum book? There’s no single answer, as different books have been written to address a wide variety of styles and techniques. But judging by a recent poll in which Modern Drummer readers were asked to name their favorite volumes, a few characteristics stand out….

Posted: January 23, 2012

Category: News, News and Events
Jan Web Update News

Ringo Starr’s seventeenth solo studio record, Ringo 2012, will be released on January 31 in the United States and January 30 internationally. The album, which was produced by Starr, was recorded in L.A. and mixed in England by Ringo and Bruce Sugar. For more, visit www.ringostarr.com. Kenny Aronoff is still …

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: November 22, 2011

Category: News, News and Events
November Web Update News

Drumming news for the month of November complied in one place.

Posted: October 31, 2011

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Freddie Gruber

Right up until his passing on October 11, Freddie Gruber was a source of deep and important knowledge for many top drummers.

Posted: August 25, 2010

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Steve Jordan: Web Exclusive

If you ask Steve Jordan who his favorite drummer is, be prepared to get hit with a never-ending list of influences, ranging from the obvious—like jazz greats Kenny Clarke and Philly Joe Jones and funk innovators David Garibaldi and Stephen Ferrone—to the more obscure, like Motown/disco session drummer Andrew Smith, …

Posted: April 1, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Drummer/Author Chris Peacock

Hey, Modern Drummer heads! My name is Chris Peacock and I’m addicted to drums. I’ve been playing for twenty-years and I started at the age of twelve. I’ve studied with Ralph Humphrey, Joe Porcaro, and Mike Shapiro and have worked in all sorts of musical situations including rock, pop, jazz, …

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: July 21, 2008

Hayden Lamb
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Red's Hayden Lamb

Hey, everybody. I’m sitting in the back lounge of our tour bus on a rainy day in Asheville, North Carolina. We just wrapped up the…

Posted: July 21, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Red’s Hayden Lamb

Hey, everybody. I’m sitting in the back lounge of our tour bus on a rainy day in Asheville, North Carolina. We just wrapped up the…

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