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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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, …
Tré Cool, Wuv, Nicko McBrain, Dave Krusen, Phil Ehart, Trey Gray, Steve Gadd, Joe Morello, Rod Morgenstein, Peter Erskine, Neil Peart, Mel Lewis, Roy Burns, Mark Parsons, Rick Van Horn, Tony Williams, Buddy Rich, John Bonham, Tito Puente, Alan Dawson, Gary Chester, Eric Carr, Larrie Londin, Art Blakey, Philly Joe …
In this Issue: David Garibaldi, Fred Coury, Ralph Peterson, William Calhoun, Larrie Londin, Tony Williams, Joe Morello, Ed Shaughnessy, Anton Fig, Alex Acuna, Jonathan Mover
Louie Bellson, Alan Dawson, Sly Dunbar, Steve Gadd, David Garibaldi, Danny Gottlieb, Omar Hakim, Larrie Londin, Neil Peart, Buddy Rich, Andy Newmark, Jimmy Bralower, Jules Moss, Bill Bruford, Gil Moore, Carl Palmer, John Bonham, Karen Carpenter, Nick Ceroli, Papa Jo Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Roy Knapp, Shelly Manne, Kenny Clare, …
Jeff Watts, Vinny Appice, George Brown, George Lawrence Stone, Tommy Lee, Jon Christensen, Brian Pastoria, Tommy Aldridge, Larrie Londin, Neil Peart
Alan Dawson, David Robinson, Steve Ferrone, D.J. Fontana, Barry Keane, Bev Bevan, Garry Peterson, Larrie Londin, Vinnie Colaiuta, Carmine Appice
Roger Taylor, Rod Morgenstein, John VonOhlen, Nick Ceroli, Henry Adler, Jah Bunny, Steve Nesbitt, Drummie Zeb, Jim Brown, John Rae, Elvin Jones, Matt Frenette, Larrie Londin, Bill Bruford
Russ Kunkel, Cozy Powell, Horacee Arnold, Larrie Londin, John Beck, Joel Leach, Sonny Igoe, Steve Houghton, Richie Lepore, Denise Dufort, Carmine Appice, Bev Bevan, Neil Peart, John Densmore
Levon Helm, Thommy Price, Bob Moses, Philly Joe Jones, Baby Dodds, Will Dower, Bill Bruford, Larrie Londin, Denny Carmassi, Stan Lynch, Gerry Speiser
Larrie Londin, Chris Frantz, Keith Copeland, David Garibaldi, Nick Ceroli, Frankie Banali, Pheeroan Ak Laff, Narada Michael Walden, Rod Morgenstein, John Densmore, Louie Bellson, Carl Palmer
Matt Frenette, Joey Kramer, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Art Taylor, Ed Shaughnessy, John Stacey, Murray Spivack, Fred Gruber, Jim Blackley, Peter Magadini, Keith Killgo, Dennis Wilson, Chad Wackerman, Steve Smith, Jack DeJohnette, Larrie Londin, Paul T. Riddle
Jaimo Johnson, Butch Trucks, Roger Hawkins, Buddy Harman, Paul English, Paul T. Riddle, Michael Carvin, Jimmy Maelen, Larrie Londin
Posted: December 11, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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….