Drummers /

Larry Mullen Jr.

Larry Mullen Jr.

MD Mag ArticlesMD Web NewsMD Podcasts
Note: Some MD articles are only available in pdf format. Those articles do not appear in this list. Subscribers to Digital and All-Access can view every Modern Drummer issue in their available formats. Browse all MD issues from our archive here.
October 2020:
What Song Are You Working on Now?

“Metropolis—Part I” by Dream Theater [Mike Portnoy].@ptrlcc “Chemical Warfare” by Slayer [Dave Lombardo].@nickkcuevas “Hemispheres” by Rush [Neil Peart]. The first section is so tough on the hi-hat.@mconrad332 “Around the World” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers [Chad Smith].@_rywill22 “Just like Heaven” by the Cure [Boris Williams].Eric Heumann “Rosas del Amor” …

September 2020:
What Was Your First Favorite Drum Record?
Reader Platform September 2020

Vivid by Living Colour. Will Calhoun plays masterfully and with tons of power. It was perfect: playable but loaded with nuance.Scott Sparks Manu Katché on Peter Gabriel’s Secret World Live. I was around five, and it just blew my mind. That’s when I realized drumming was what I wanted to …

August 1985:
U2's Larry Mullen, Jr.
Larry Mullen Jr.

Since ancient times, the sound of drums has prevailed at human rites of passage: war drums, funeral drums, marching drums, drums of life, and drums of death. It was the call of a “different drummer” that guided Henry David Thoreau. Martin Luther King asked to he remembered as a “drum …

June 2005:
June 2005 – Volume 29 • Number 6

Jon Theodore, Carl Palmer, Larry Mullen Jr., Keith Harris, Daniel Adair, Jim Capaldi, Spencer Dryden, Keith Knudsen, Frank Zummo, Jon Christensen, Patrick Seacor, Winard Harper, David McClain, George Grantham, Scott Travis, Max Roach, John Tempesta, Simon Phillips, Thomas Lang

November 2002:
November 2002 – Volume 26 • Number 11

Zach Lind, Thomas Lang, Mickey Roker, Gary Chester, Steven Gillis, Mark Zonder, Jake Fowler, Ray Rizzo, Joe Lizama, Danny Frankel, Ray Herrera, Toomas Paiste, Richard “Pistol” Allen, Danny Craig, Larry Mullen Jr., Richie Hayward, Phil Collins

August 1985:
August 1985 – Volume 9 • Number 8

Larry Mullen Jr., George Grantham, Frankie Dunlop, Chris Steffler, Roy Hanes, Herman Rarebell, Chuck Riggs, Bill Bruford, Omar Hakim, Nick Mason, Terry Bozzio

January 1994:
January 1984 – Volume 8 • Number 1

Papa Jo Jones, Slim Jim Phantom, Lee Crystal, Rod Morgenstein, Jackie Santos, Larry Mullen Jr., Billy Cobham, Bill Bruford, Rayford Griffin, Paul Jamieson, Peter Erskine, Neil Peart

Posted: February 8, 2017

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Web Exclusive
Legendary Bassist Nathan East on His New Album Reverence

On Nathan East’s second solo album, Reverence, he once again steps into the spotlight as bandleader. Produced by East and Yamaha Entertainment Group of America founder Chris Gero, it’s no surprise that shortly after its debut (less than one month ago), the album hit the number-one spot on both the …

Posted: July 20, 2015

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Richard Lee Jackson of Jonathan Jackson and Enation: Passion, Practice, and Playing

My introduction to playing in a rock band came when my brother Jonathan and I began playing clubs on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.

Posted: December 19, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Keith Harrison of the Pineapple Thief

Question: What do you call a guy who hangs out with musicians? Answer: A drummer! With the prospect of being the butt of such drummer jokes, I have to ask myself the question, “Why did I choose to play drums????

Posted: April 17, 2012

Category: Drummers, News, News and Events
U2 Drummer Larry Mullen Jr. Appears in Theatrical Remake of The Man on the Train

Larry Mullen Jr., the founding drummer of U2, is appearing in an English-language adaptation of Patrice Leconte’s acclaimed French crime drama L’Homme du Train (The Man on the Train).

Posted: January 12, 2009

Category: Feature Stories, What We're Listening To
Great Drum Parts = GENIUS

The March issue of MD (out now) features Billy Ward’s fascinating conversation with Simon Phillips, Doane Perry, Marco Minnemann, Thomas Lang, and Jerry Marotta about the grooves that inspired them to play drums early on, and that continue to today. It seemed to make perfect sense for MD’s editors to …

Posted: July 19, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Zac Hanson

Storming out of Tulsa, Oklahoma with their major-label debut, Middle Of Nowhere, featuring the “Can’t get it out of my head” hit “MMMBop,” drummer Zac Hanson and his brothers Isaac and Taylor became the biggest-selling teen idols of 1997. Zac, only eleven years old at the time, found himself a …

No items found