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August 2015:
The Paradiddle Challenge – Unlocking Keith Carlock–Type Hand/Foot Interplay
Rock n Jazz Clinic

Rock ‘N’ Jazz Clinic The Paradiddle Challenge Unlocking Keith Carlock–Type Hand/Foot Interplay by Daniel Bédard I came up with the idea for this article after hearing Keith Carlock’s playing on guitarist Oz Noy’s track “Chillin’,” from the album Ha! I was amazed by the interplay between his bass drum and …

March 2011:
March 2011 – Volume 35 • Number 3

Keith Carlock, Tony “Thunder” Smith, Jaki Liebzeit, Bill Kreutzmann, Stewart Copeland, Elaine Bradley, Paul Hawley, Patrick Carney, Bill Bruford, Jason Bittner, Tony Royster Jr., Sam Fogarino

March 2011:
March 2011 – Volume 35 • Number 3

Keith Carlock, Tony “Thunder” Smith, Jaki Liebezeit, Bill Kreutzmann, Stewart Copeland, Elaine Bradley, Paul Hawley, Patrick Carney, Bill Bruford, Jason Bittner, Tony Royster Jr., Sam Fogarino

August 2008:
August 2008 – Volume 32 • Number 8

Dafnis Prieto, Kenny Aronoff, Deen Castronovo, Adam Deitch, Daniel Glass, J.M. Van Eaton, W.S. Holland, Bobby Crafford, Brian Viglione, John Dolmayan, Gene Hoglan, Julian Dorio, Hugh Grundy, Rodney Howard, John Bonham, Bill Stewart, Brandon Saller, Karl Brazil, Keith Carlock, Rod Morgenstein, Scott Rockenfield

November 2006:
November 2006 – Volume 30 • Number 11

Brad Wilk, Joe Morello, Atom Willard, Gene Hoglan, Tony Williams, Bun E. Carlos, Frank Katz, Michael Bland, Keith Carlock, Mark O’Connell, LaFrae Sci, Flo Mounier, Shawn Pelton, Phil Collins, Danny Carey, Nicko McBrain, Alan White, Peter Erskine

June 2004:
June 2004 – Volume 28 • Number 6

Vinne Paul, Terence Higgins, Chris Cester, Bill Stevenson, John Riley, Mike Portnoy, Keith Carlock, Mike Lowry, Greg Saunier, Debbi Peterson, Shadow Wilson, John Guerin, Phil Collins, Gary Husband, Sam Loeffler, Gregg Bissonette

August 2003:
August 2003 – Volume 27 • Number 8

Keith Carlock, Steve White, Mike Marsh, Abe Cunningham, Stephen Perkins, Jaimoe Marc Quiñones, Butch Trucks, Terry Bozzio, Pat Mastelotto, Babatunde Olatunji, Spüg, Stewart Copeland, Gregg Bissonette

Posted: September 18, 2020

Taylor Hawkins
Category: News
In Tribute to a Tribute: Reflections on the Modern Drummer Festival 2020

by Fred W. Gretsch This past Saturday, September 12 saw the return of one of drumming’s great events: The Modern Drummer Festival. Not held since 2011, this year’s Festival marked the 20th in its iconic history. Of course, given the nature of the times, the 2020 Festival couldn’t be held …

Posted: September 1, 2020

Category: News
Modern Drummer Festival 2020

Modern Drummer is rebooting its world-famous Drum Festival on September 12 at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time with a live-streaming event honoring the late, great Rush drummer Neil Peart. Proceeds of ticket sales will benefit brain tumor research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The event, which will be produced and distributed …

Posted: August 20, 2020

Category: News
20th Annual Modern Drummer Festival featuring A Tribute To Iconic Drummer Neil Peart.

LiveXLive to Produce and Distribute Live Pay Per View Show Featuring Incredible Lineup Reaching over 150 Million Social Media Fans — Taylor Hawkins, Chad Smith, Cindy Blackman-Santana, Thomas Lang, Alex Gonzalez A global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video and podcast content in music, comedy, and pop culture, announced …

Posted: June 25, 2019

Category: On the Beat
Lee Finkelstein of the Blues Brothers and Funk Filharmonik

After I subbed for the inimitable David Garibaldi with Tower of Power in 2004, it was great to be acknowledged in MD. Getting to do that was a bucket list and dream gig that changed my career forever.

Posted: June 13, 2017

Tyler West Bryan Adkins
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat with Percussionist Tyler West and Drummer Bryan Adkins of Super Doppler

Tyler West What’s up, Modern Drummer readers! My name is Tyler West, but most people call me Teeter, and I’ve been the percussionist in psychedelic rock ’n’ soul band Super Doppler since tenth grade. From banging on pots and pans in the kitchen as a youngster to getting my first …

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: March 28, 2017

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat with UK Session Drummer Steve Barney: Talks Tours, Shows, and Recordings

Hi Modern Drummer readers! My name is Steve Barney and I’m a UK-based session drummer who is fortunate to hit drums and people applaud! My first inspiration for playing drums came when my dad took me to see a Genesis concert in 1980—I was completely blown away by Phil Collins …

Posted: March 28, 2016

Category: News, News and Events
Drum Workshop Inks Worldwide Distribution Deal With Kickport

Drum Workshop has inked a deal for worldwide distribution, marketing, and artist relations for KickPort International products….

Posted: December 16, 2015

Category: Feature Stories, Lists
Fifteen DVDs Every Drummer Should Own

In this installment of our 2015 holiday gift guide, we’re taking a look at fifteen DVDs that every drummer should own. These are the videos that drummers are going back to time and time again for inspiration and edification. Whether you’re looking for new creative ideas behind the kit, technical …

Posted: June 30, 2015

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
August 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Antonio Sanchez

See what’s in the pages, and where to order, the August 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Antonio Sanchez!

Posted: November 18, 2014

Category: Feature Stories, Multimedia, Spotify Playlists
Listen to the Drumming on Spotify: Great Tracks From MD‘s December Issue

Want to hear music from the artists featured in the latest issue of Modern Drummer? We’ve got you covered. Our December 2014 Spotify Playlist kicks off with legendary D.C. go-go band E.U.’s hit “Da Butt,” which is referenced in this month’s Basics column. We keep it greasy with Wayne Krantz’s …

Posted: October 28, 2014

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
December 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Gregg Bissonette

See what’s in the pages of the December 2014 issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Gregg Bissonette!

Posted: June 6, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
James Jennings of Lime Cordiale

I’m a twenty-four-year-old session drummer from Sydney, Australia. I’ve toured, played, and recorded for many Australian artists, such as Ngaiire, Mike Nock, James Morrison, Lancelot, Toucan, Phebe Starr, Pluto Jonze, Argentina, Tokyo Denmark Sweden, Mrs. Bishop, Tim Fitz, and Iluka….

Posted: April 11, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Andrew Weber of Green or Blue

I’ve been drumming for the past ten years, and it has been the most rewarding thing I have done in my life….

Posted: March 26, 2014

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
May 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Jim Riley

See what’s in the May 2014 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine featuring drummer Jim Riley…

Posted: December 17, 2013

Category: Album/Song Reviews, Drummers, Reviews
Kneebody The Line

This group relentlessly grooves, explores, and invents. Look out for a feature with drummer Nate Wood in an upcoming print issue of Modern Drummer.

Posted: July 18, 2013

Category: Feature Stories, Lessons, MD Education Team
MD Education Team Weighs In On: Tuning (UPDATED)

We asked the members of the MD Education Team to share their thoughts on how they prefer to tune their drums. Here’s what they had to say….

Posted: July 17, 2013

Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News, News and Events
An Evening with Steely Dan’s Keith Carlock

An Evening with Steely Dan’s Keith Carlock will take place Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Huntington Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, New York….

Posted: January 3, 2013

Category: A Different View, Feature Stories
Mark Egan On…
The star bassist reflects on 15 world-class drummers

The February 2013 issue of Modern Drummer magazine features renowned bassist Mark Egan sharing some of the lessons he’s learned from working with drumming royalty. Here he focuses the discussion on the unique qualities and skills each of these players brings to the table….

Posted: December 18, 2012

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Guitar Center’s Drum-Off Finals To Feature Live Performances By Gadd, Blackwell, Carlock, Heyward, King and More!

Guitar Center’s nationwide search for the next great undiscovered drummer has chosen the 2012 grand finalists.

Posted: September 7, 2012

Category: News, News and Events
Montreal Drum Fest Celebrates its 20th Year

This October 20 and 21, the Montreal Drum Fest will be celebrating its twentieth anniversary with performances by Horacio “El Negro??? Hernandez, Dave Weckl, Keith Carlock, Stanton Moore, and more….

Posted: April 18, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Shai Hulud’s Matt Covey

Hey guys, this is Matt Covey of Shai Hulud, the Suicide Dolls, and the Flaming Tsunamis. And the Hempsteadys. And the Franklin Brothers…and Young Pandas. About three and a half years ago, I was shocked to find myself on the road playing drums for a truly pioneering band….

Posted: March 19, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Tim Walsh of the Stepkids

I’m Tim Walsh of the Stepkids, and I’m excited to be on here and hope to add to the wealth of knowledge that is MD’s awesome thirty-five-year history…

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: November 21, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Steve Moore, aka the Mad Drummer

My name is Steve Moore, aka the Mad Drummer. Some of you might remember me as “the Drummer at the Wrong Gig??? on YouTube. To say I’ve had the best year of my life would be an understatement!

Posted: September 1, 2011

Category: News, News and Events
Web Update News

The latest and greatest news from the drumming industry. This edition features updates on Chad Sexton, John Tempesta, Jon Wysocki, Will Hunt, Brian Young and more.

Posted: July 5, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Joao Lencastre

My name is Joao Lencastre and I was born in Lisbon, Portugal. I started to play the drums at the age of thirteen. Since I started playing I’ve been collaborating with many different groups in all styles of music, including metal, reggae, Afrobeat, electronic, big band, alternative rock, and all …

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: June 29, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Daniel Bédard of Sharcüt

Hi, drummers! My name is Daniel Bédard, and I’m a drummer from Montreal. I’ve been drumming now for around sixteen years, and I’ve played with a lot of different artists here in Québec. I’m writing to talk to you about my band Sharcüt, a trio composed of guitar, bass, and …

Posted: September 21, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Brian Delaney: Guiding The New New York Dolls

His current gig may not call for much in the way of subtlety, but the well-rounded drummer knows how to tailor his touch to suit each project.

Posted: January 23, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Ronnie Vannucci: Killer With A Cause

Seeing as he’s from Las Vegas, the home of twenty-four-hour gambling, retina-freezing neon, and spontaneous wedding ceremonies, The Killers’ Ronnie Vannucci has a penchant for doing things–to quote a famous Vegas crooner–his way…

Posted: August 20, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Styx’s Todd Sucherman

Modern Drummer interviews Todd Sucherman of Styx. “Anyone who has to honestly play Styx music will realize that there’s more here than meets the eye. I get to play a lot of drums in this band.??? (continue reading)

Posted: January 16, 2008

Category: Feature Stories
Best Of ’07

I’m convinced that, ten years from now, we’re going to look back at 2007 as an unusually fertile time in music and in drumming.

Posted: October 5, 2006

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Keith Carlock

After touring with Sting and Steely Dan, and recording Donald Fagen’s Morph The Cat, Keith Carlock faces the musician’s cruelest fate: a night off in Cleveland….

Posted: March 1, 2006

Category: Drummers
A Few Minutes With Rick Marotta

Rick Marotta is no stranger to MD readers. And he’s certainly familiar to anyone who’s had the pleasure to see him play or crack jokes while hosting Yamaha’s Groove All Star show….

Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Keith Carlock: More Than Time For Sting

So how did Keith get the gig with Sting?

Posted: June 23, 2022

Category: The Modern Drummer Podcast
Episode 76: John DeChristopher Live From My Drum Room With Lorne Wheaton

John’s guest is Lorne Wheaton. Lorne is one of the most respected and sought after drum techs and stage managers in the business, and has worked for a who’s who of drummers and bands, including Steve Smith/Journey & Vital Information, Alex Van Halen/Van Halen, Mickey Curry/Bryan Adams, Keith Carlock/Steely Dan, …

Posted: April 28, 2022

Category: The Modern Drummer Podcast
Episode 68: John DeChristopher Live From My Drum Room With Keith Carlock

John’s guest this week is the one and only Keith Carlock! In this episode, Keith and John recall their first meeting in 1997 at the beginning of Keith’s career. Keith talks about playing the 55 Bar in New York with guitarist Wayne Krantz, where he caught the attention of Donald …

Posted: September 15, 2017

The Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike
Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 109: Tony Williams’ Innovations, Developing Dynamics, HeadHunters Hybrid Rods, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss legendary jazz drummer Tony Williams and some of his techniques and concepts that shaped the way we play drums today.