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October 2021:
12 MD Cover Artists on Playing for the Song From the Modern Drummer Archives

As we honor Charlie Watts in this special tribute issue, we wanted to take a look back at how some other drummers accomplished what Watts did so brilliantly—which was create parts and arrangements that enhanced the song. A lot of drummers have discussed composition, production, and collaboration—as well as creating …

June 2020:
Fusion Star Lenny White

The four-time Grammy Award winner is such a versatile and influential

April 1984:
Michael Carabello – Return To The Jungle
Michael Carabello

Percussionist Michael Carabello, an original member of the Santana band, has always played with raw power, poetry, and the confidence and simplicity of an old master.

October 1977:
Beyond Forever: Lenny White
Lenny White Return To Forever

Lenny White was born in Queens, N. Y. and travelled to Forever. Excuse the forced pun, but it was with Chick Corea’s Return to Forever, that Lenny made the reputation that engendered his foray as a solo act.”I got a call from a different guitar player every day for about …

June 2011:
June 2011 – Volume 35 • Number 6

Josh Freese, Phil Collins, Philly Joe Jones, Brian Tichy, Floyd Sneed, John Von Ohlen, Lenny White, Danny Seraphine, Robert Sweet, Kevin Crabb, Troy Zeigler, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Marco Giovino

July 2008:
July 2008 – Volume 32 • Number 7

Brian Blade, Lenny White, Ringo Starr, Wuv, Roy Burns, Buddy Miles, Simon Phillips, Brian Reitzell, Ryan MacMillan, Chad Szeliga, Rexsell Hardy Jr., Chris “Gartdrumm” Gartmann

April 2000:
April 2000 – Volume 24 • Number 4

Manu Katché, Mike Cox, Glen Velez, Jay Bellerose, Daniel Glass, Lenny White, Mark Slutsky, Ron Gannaway, Ken Coomer, Mark Johnson, Kevin Eubanks, Ian Paice, Eric Singer, Joe Morello, Zoro

June 1997 – Volume 21 • Number 6

Chad Gracey, Lenny White, Adrian Young, Steve Gadd, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, Leroy Clouden, Billy Martin, Joey Waronker, Buddy Williams, Oliver Charles, Jonathan Mover, Doug “Cosmo” Clifford

November 1981:
November 1981 – Volume 5 • Number 8

Jim Keltner, Terry Bozzio, Ed Blackwell, Sonny Greer, Hal Blaine, Bobby Rosengarden, Stewart Copeland, Lenny White, Barrett Deems, Ron Zito

December 1980 January 1981:
December 1980 January 1981 – Volume 4 • Number 6

Buddy Rich, Clem Burke, Bruce Gary, Stan Lynch, Alan Myers, Louis Hayes, Alan Dawson, Joe Morello, Elvin Jones, Jack DeJohnette, Tony Williams, Danny Seraphine, Bobby Colomby, Lenny White, Billy Cobham, Roberto Petaccia, Les DeMerle, Hal Blaine, Charles Collins

October 1977:
October 1977 – Volume 1 • Number 4

Lenny White, Badal Roy, Butch Miles, Max Roach, Terri Lyne Carrington, Garry Marshall

Posted: September 3, 2019

Category: On the Beat
Vince Wilburn Jr. from Miles Electric Band

Hey MD! Vince Wilburn Jr. from Miles Electric Band here. This has been a huge year for recording, album releases, and the new Miles documentary Birth Of The Cool, directed by Stanley Nelson.

Posted: April 25, 2019

Bernard Fowler
Category: On the Beat
Bernard Fowler of the Rolling Stones

Talking About New Album, Percussionists/Drummers, and Gear Hello everyone in Modern Drummer land! Inside Out is the name of my new LP and it’s a reinterpretation of songs written by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger for the Rolling Stones. As I was finishing up my last LP, The Bura, I …

Posted: July 1, 2016

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Featured, Web Exclusive
Stephen Perkins on Jane’s Addiction’s Twenty-Fifth-Anniversary Ritual De Lo Habitual Shows

Modern Drummer Online caught up with Stephen Perkins while he was prepping for a clinic tour and some dates with Jane’s Addiction, commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the group’s watershed album Ritual De Lo Habitual.

Posted: August 19, 2014

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Influences: Harvey Mason

Here, as a companion to our August 2014 Influences piece on Mason, we speak with the drummer about his new album, his early days, the drummers who inspired him, and more….

Posted: October 25, 2013

Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News, News and Events
MD Writer “Pistol” Pete Kaufmann Conducts “Big Picture Drumming” Clinic

Musician and Modern Drummer writer “Pistol” Pete Kaufmann will be conducting his clinic on “Big Picture Drumming” at Warlock Drum studios in Downtown Jersey City, Saturday, November 9th, from 1 to 3pm. Big Picture Drumming is based on Pistol’s Modern Drummer Magazine educational piece and concepts will be geared towards …

Posted: March 20, 2013

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
NYC Generations of the Beat Festival

NYC’s first jazz drummer festival featuring headliners Jimmy Cobb and Billy Hart with performances by Andrew Cyrille & Oliver Lake, Jeff “Tain??? Watts, Lenny White, Enoch Jamal Strickland, Kimberly Thompson, Joe Dyson and Mark Whitfield Jr. at DROM – doors 6pm both days….

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: August 23, 2012

Category: News, News and Events
Zoro Receives White House Honor

Zoro, best known for playing with Lenny Kravitz was recently honored at the nation’s capitol as part of the White House Fatherhood Champions of Change & Convening on Engaging Men and Boys….

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: March 6, 2012

Category: Back Through the Stack, Drummers, Feature Stories
Back Through The Stack:
Simon Phillips, December 1986

This is an excerpt of an article that originally ran in the December1986 issue of Modern Drummer magazine.

Posted: March 5, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Shaun Foist

Hello, fellow drummers! My name is Shaun Foist, and I’ve been playing drums for nineteen years. I got started at around age ten, when my father showed me how to play…

Posted: November 4, 2011

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, Videos
Preparing for Takeoff: Jack Irons on His Current Approach to Moving Solo Tracks to the Stage

MD Online recently spoke to Jack about the process of making his new EP, including the making of the video for the track “Outer Space Dream.???

Posted: September 21, 2011

Category: News, News and Events
September Web Update News

Mark Schulman has been touring with Foreigner all summer and is also on the band’s three-disc set Feels Like the First Time, containing two audio CDs and a live concert DVD. For more, visit www.foreigneronline.com. Also check out Mark’s article “Easy Drum Charts” in the October issue of MD, out …

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: February 4, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Blake Allison of Egypt Central

Hey, MD readers! I’m here to talk about the latest single from Egypt Central, “White Rabbit.” This is the title track off our sophomore record. We’re extremely excited about this record and single and we hope you all enjoy it. Although the song’s inception was relatively quick, we rolled up …

Posted: August 9, 2010

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Allison Miller: Shape-Shifter, Bridge-Builder

Allison Miller began her drumming journey early, studying with top Washington D.C. teacher Walter Salb as a youngster and being featured in Downbeat magazine’s Up And Coming section in 1991 as a teenager. After graduating from West Virginia University with a bachelor of music performance, Miller moved to New York …

Posted: June 23, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Mike Clark Carnival Of Soul

A big shout-out to my MD fans, and thanks for stopping by. Last year’s Blueprints Of Jazz, Vol. I (Talking House Records) was honored by Downbeat as one of the best CDs of the decade. While that put a big smile on my face—it was a fantastic project, and the …

Posted: April 15, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Ricc Sheridan of Earl Greyhound

Greetings, drummers and percussionists around the world! First I would like to send love and blessings to you all, wherever you may be. I am deeply honored to be writing this blog for Modern Drummer. My name is Ricc Sheridan, and I’m the drummer/percussionist for Earl Greyhound. We are about …

Posted: February 26, 2009

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Rhythmm Epkins

I am currently the drummer and backup vocalist for The English Beat in America.

Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Billy Kilson

At a 1999 Birdland performance with The Dave Holland Quintet, Billy Kilson led band and audience in a rousing chorus of drum worship. Holland, one of jazz’s most celebrated bassists and composers, has played with all the innovators, from Tony and Elvin to Jack DeJohnette and Billy Higgins. So you …

Posted: March 4, 2021

Episode 23
Category: The Modern Drummer Podcast
The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 23: Narada Michael Walden & Lenny White.

The Modern Drummer Podcast – Narada Michael Walden’s UPBEAT: Lenny White In this episode, Narada Michael Walden interviews the four-time Grammy Award winner, influential drummer, composer, and producer Lenny White. Lenny talks about his drumming, the artists who have influenced him over the years, recording sessions, and life leading up …

Posted: May 5, 2020

Modern Drummer Podcast
Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
MD Podcast Episode 241: Drummer Scouting Reports, Doc Sweeney Pure Series Snares, and More

Mike and Mike discuss the relationship between 6/8 and 3/4 time and how they teach them.