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November 2020:
Modern Drummer November 2020 Vol 44 No 11
Matt Cameron and Dale Crover
Matt Cameron and Dale Crover

The Pearl Jam and Melvins drummers…


April 2018:
Adam Nussbaum's Leadbelly Project, Matt Cameron solo album featuring Mark Guiliana, and more!

Adam Nussbaum’s Leadbelly Project, Matt Cameron solo album featuring Mark Guiliana, and more!


February 2018:
Pearl Jam/Soundgarden Drummer Matt Cameron Enlists David Bowie’s Blackstar Drummer, Mark Guiliana, for His Latest Solo Album
Matt Cameron

Matt Cameron may be widely known as the drummer with two iconic bands, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, but those who’ve followed his career closely know he’s also a multi-instrumentalist who occasionally releases music as a leader. For his latest album, Cavedweller, Matt took the unusual step of hiring Mark Guiliana …


November 2010:
November 2010 – Volume 34 • Number 11

Gene Hoglan, Mike Portnoy, Aquiles Priester, Daru Jones, Narada Michael Walden, Herman “The German” Rarebell, Sebastian Thomson, Ulysses Owens Jr., Ross Jarman, Nick Buda, Matt Cameron, Armen Halburian, Robby Ameen, Joe Vitale, Trey Gray


June 2009:
June 2009 – Volume 33 • Number 6

Mick Fleetwood, Benny Greb, Winston Watson, Eric McPherson, Max Roach, Roy Hanes, Elvin Jones, Dave King, Matt Cameron, Steve Smith, Louie Bellson, Ryan Van Poederooyen, Graham Hopkins, John “Drumbo” French, Dannie Richmond


November 2008:
November 2008 – Volume 32 • Number 11

Xavier Muriel, Jack DeJohnette, David Garibaldi, Brian Frasier-Moore, Martin Valihora, Sean Paddock, Frank Briggs, Greg Upchurch, Matt Barrick, Bryan Keeling, Mitch Mitchell, Matt Cameron, Derek Bloom, Jojo Mayer, Brian Chase, Bryan Hitt


September 2006:
September 2006 – Volume 30 • Number 9

Dave Lombardo, Matt Cameron, Ignacio Berroa, Jim Riley, Kris Myers, Ray Luzier, Tony Thaxton, Tony Royster Jr., Barry Kerch, Paul Chuffo, Jerome Dillon, Jim Fox, Virgil Donato, Ringo Starr, Jason Bittner, Daniel de los Reyes, Scott Rockenfield


October 2001:
October 2001 – Volume 25 • Number 10

John Blackwell, Billy Higgins, Jon Wysocki, Scott Underwood, Matt Cameron, Alexis Fleisig, Damon Delapaz, Tommy Alesi, Michael Zerang, Patrick Wilson, Deen Castronovo, Bobby Hewitt, Rob Bourdon, Billy Martin, David Garibaldi, Kevin Miller


July 1999:
July 1999 – Volume 23 • Number 7

Matt Cameron, Zoro, Billy Ward, Dave Lombardo, Rod Morgenstein, Stephen Perkins, Roger Hawkins, Paul Wertico, Kevan McKenzie, John Otto, Prairie Prince, Lee Rudnicki, Ted Moore, Roy Hanes, Jay Schellen, John Riley, Joe Morello, Daniel Glass, Russ McKinnon, Mark Griffith, Bun E. Carlos, Jack Gavin, Herman Matthews


November 1997:
November 1997 – Volume 21 • Number 11

Kenny Aronoff, Matt Cameron, Bordin, Stephen Perkins, Chris Vrenna, Tim “Herb” Alexander, Josh Freese, Louie Weaver, Steven Drozd, Alexis Fleisig, Mike Musburger, Dale Crover, Barrett Martin, Brian Reitzell, Dan Peters, J. Mascis, Carl Allen, Jeremy Taggart, Ray Marchica, Michael Urbano, Mark Zonder, Chuck Silverman, Eric Kretz, Mike Bordin, Charlie Cooley, …


January 1997:
January 1997 – Volume 21 • Number 1

Roy Haynes, Lewis Nash, Ted Parsons, Gene Lake, Jay Schellen, Steve Gorman, Eddie Hedges, Chris McCann, Biff Adam, Jeff Hamilton, Matt Cameron


December 1996:
December 1996 – Volume 20 • Number 12

Eric Kretz, Mike Palmer, Philip “Fish” Fisher, Matt Cameron, Will Goldsmith, Stewart Copeland, Bill Stewart, Sticks McDonald, Scott Amendola, Ricky Lawson, Kalani, Victor DeLorenzo, Mike Mainieri, Tommy Aldridge, Lonnie Wilson


June 1994:
June 1994 – Volume 18 • Number 6

In this Issue: Matt Cameron, Paul Motian


May 1992:
May 1992 – Volume 16 • Number 5

In this Issue: Elvin Jones, Matt Cameron, Willie Ornelas



Posted: May 26, 2020

Category: On the Beat
Chris Hornbrook On his Play-Through Video for Greg Puciato’s “Deep Set”

Chris Hornbrook [Photo: Rob Ortiz] “Deep Set” was one of the first songs that Greg Puciato presented to me for his first solo record, Child Soldier: Creator of God. We’ve known each other for more than 20 years, and both of our prior bands (Poison the Well and The Dillinger …


Posted: May 31, 2018

TJ Taylor
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On The Beat with TJ Taylor of SOiL: Talks New Record, Influences, and Upcoming Shows

Hello modern drummers! My name is TJ Taylor. It’s an honor to write to the MD community and fill you in on what I’ve been up to. Since mid 2017, I have been drumming for hard rock veterans SOiL.


Posted: March 31, 2017

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Featured
Anton Fig On Tour With Paul Shaffer and the World’s Most Dangerous Band

From 1986 to 2015, few drummers were more visible than Anton Fig. You could find him on network TV practically every weeknight backing the World’s Most Dangerous Band—later rechristened the CBS Orchestra—on David Letterman’s former NBC and CBS late-night programs.


Posted: November 30, 2016

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Featured
John Sherman on Tour With Red Fang

Red Fang, the hard-rock/metal powerhouse from Portland, Oregon, released their fourth studio album, Only Ghosts, this past October. Drummer John Sherman is currently throwing down his blazing fills and powerful, no-frills grooves with the group as they tear across the country on tour through mid-December.


Posted: October 14, 2014

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, News and Events
The Essence of Progressive Drumming

What is the rhythmic essence of progressive music? What makes prog so different from other genres? Does it require a specific skill set on the drumkit, or does the nature of the music make it open to interpretation? MD posed these and other questions to the drummers in Spock’s Beard, …


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 23, 2013

Slayer Aerials at FUN FUN FUN Fest 2013
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
MD Contributor Stephen Bidwell on Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas

Fun Fun Fun Fest had its eighth go-round this past November 8–10, and it was three days of great music for fans of metal, indie, hardcore, electro, and hip-hop, as well as wrestling, comedy, skateboarding, and BMX….


Posted: December 23, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
MD Contributor Stephen Bidwell on Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas

Fun Fun Fun Fest had its eighth go-round this past November 8–10, and it was three days of great music for fans of metal, indie, hardcore, electro, and hip-hop, as well as wrestling, comedy, skateboarding, and BMX….


Posted: August 12, 2013

Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News, News and Events
World’s Fastest Drummer Competition Heats Up Nashville

Tom Grosset of Toronto became the second person in history to break 1,200 single strokes (hits) in sixty seconds, at this year’s WFD World’s Fastest Drummer Extreme Sport drumming event held during the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville this past July. Grosset, who played 1,208 single strokes, broke the previous …


Posted: December 4, 2012

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Dave King of the Bad Plus: Web-Exclusive Interview

An exclusive web-interview with Dave King of the Bad Plus.


Posted: November 28, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Billy McCarthy of Ferocious Drummers

As a drummer myself, I had a burning question, “Why is it we’ve never heard from the drummer’s personality and character on and off the stage????


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: 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 19, 2010

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Brian Reitzell: Total Immersion In Sound

Brian Reitzell came to attention in the early ’90s as the drummer with LA pop-punk band Redd Kross, touring with them and playing on the albums Phaseshifter and Show World. As great as the music on those records is, though, it hardly prepared fans for the depth and breath of …


Posted: April 26, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Judgement Day’s Jon Bush

I’m usually described as a heavy-hitting, double-kick-pedaling drummer…


Posted: April 26, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Judgement Day's Jon Bush

I’m usually described as a heavy-hitting, double-kick-pedaling drummer…


Posted: July 28, 2009

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Yann Tiersen’s Dave Collingwood

My name’s Dave Collingwood, and I’m currently based in Bristol, South West U.K. I’ve recently joined French composer Yann Tiersen’s band…


Posted: September 19, 2007

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Jason Sutter with Smash Mouth

Smash Mouth drummer Jason Sutter wasn’t looking to jump ship when he was asked to sit in on a third-call audition for vocalist Chris Cornell.


Posted: November 16, 2006

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Aaron Montgomery of Trapt

“I compare drumming to various spices. If the groove has too much salt or too much pepper, then you’re going to be all savored out.???


Posted: August 15, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Matt Cameron with Pearl Jam

“I can definitely claim this as my band,” says Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron of his psychedelic revivalist project, Wellwater Conspiracy….


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Stewart Copeland: An Interview

A case can be made that Stewart Copeland is the single most influential drummer of the last twenty-plus years. A good case….


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Scott Phillips: The Vortex Of Success

Creed is a phenomenon. They’re the first band in history to have four number-1 rock radio singles from a debut album. (By the way, that album, My Own Prison, went on to have a remarkable seven consecutive number-1 rock radio singles.) Their second album, Human Clay, entered the Billboard charts …



Posted: June 24, 2021

Category: The Modern Drummer Podcast
The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 39: David Frangioni with Nandi Bushell

Episode 39: David Frangioni interviews Nandi Bushell + Dawson’s Shop Talk review on the Roland – VAD306 Compact Electronic Drumset. In this episode MD CEO David Frangioni interviews 11-year-old UK social media sensation, drummer and multi-instrumentalist Nandi Bushell, sponsored by Roland. Nandi and her father John walks David thru how …