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December 1986:
James Stroud
James Stroud

Viewing the whole The day I met James Stroud in Nashville, he got a new set of drums. To say that he was excited would be an  understatement. He felt compelled to thank as many people as possible who had something to do with making those drums—not just the executives …


June 1986:
Working With Click Tracks And Drum Machines
In The Studio

Larrie Londin needs very little introduction to any regular MD reader. A presence on the Nashville studio scene for many years, Larrie was MD’s cover artist in May of 1984, and was the winner of the 1985 MD Readers Poll in the Country Drummer category, as well as placing fourth …


January 1986:
The State Of The Art — Larrie Londin

Country: 1985 WHEN Steve Perry called Larrie Londin to do Steve’s solo album last year, it was obvious that Perry knew something that a lot ofpeople don’t know—or at least weren’t aware of yet: that Larrie is so much more than a country drummer. Perry wanted someone who could give …


January 1986:
The State Of The Art
The State Of The Art

An Anniversary is typically a time to celebrate, but it can also be a time to reflect on the past and look ahead to the future. And so, when the editors got together to plan a special issue to mark the beginning of Modern Drummer’s tenth year, it was agreed …


May 1985:
Reminiscing with D. J. Fontana
D. J. Fontana

I knew Elvis was different by his clothes and his actions on stage. I said, ‘The boy’s got something. What it is, I don’t know.’ The first show at the Louisiana Hayride was kind of lukewarm. It was a country-oriented crowd, and they weren’t quite used to what he was …


January 1978:
Larrie Londin

A heavy-set, yet gentle and personable man, Larrie at age 34, has made more than a comfortable living sitting confidently behind his multiple tom, double bass drum set-up, backing a mind boggling array of musical personalities; Boots Randolph, Chet Atkins. Jerry Reed, Glen Campbell, Perry Como, Elvis Presley, Mac Davis, …



Posted: December 11, 2020

Category: News
MD Interview with Don Lombardi – Founder of Drum Channel & Drum Workshop – 12/10/20

Don Lombardi – Drum Workshop’s 2nd Product the DW 5000 Bass Drum Pedal Who did you study with and how did it affect your development as a drummer?DL: I started taking lessons at the age of 12 with Nat Leslie, a local teacher. I also joined the union at age …


Posted: November 24, 2017

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On The Beat with Jacobi Gunter: Doing What I Love To Do!

Hello Modern Drummer universe, I am Jacobi Gunter from Columbia, SC and this my inaugural post. I am so hyped yet humbled to share my phenomenal journey with you all here “On The Beat.” I’ve been told that my first performance was at eighteen months old, but my earliest memory …


Posted: September 27, 2013

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Nashville Studio Great Tommy Wells Passes

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Nashville studio great Tommy Wells this week. In honor of Tommy, we’re presenting a portion of his first Modern Drummer feature, from August 1990….


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: August 1, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Dave McAfee with Toby Keith

Things haven’t changed much for Dave McAfee. He played the drums as a kid, and he plays the drums as an adult. He moved around a lot as a kid, and he moves around a lot now. Really, the only difference is that he just happens to be drumming with …


Posted: October 1, 2007

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
The Return of Double Drumming’s Greatest Hits

In the February 2007 issue of Modern Drummer, we ran a feature called “Double Drumming’s 25 Greatest Hits.??? At the time we asked MD readers to submit their own favorite double-drum performances, which we’d post online at a later date. Well, the time has arrived, double-drum fans—the floor is yours!


Posted: August 10, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Ron Gannaway

The first time Ron Gannaway went into the studio with country singer/guitarist Steve Wariner, with whom he had been touring for several years, he had a question….


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Eddie Bayers

Eddie Bayers is blown away by the fact that, after thirty years of first-call recording status, he’s recently become a member of two bands….



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