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July 1983:
Michael Shrieve — Coming To Terms With Himself
Michael Shrieve

Not long ago, two readers wrote separate letters that said, “I just saw the movie Woodstock. Who was the young drummer playing with Santana?”


December 2016:
Michael Shrieve – A Drummer’s Circle
Michael Shrieve

The original set player in the most famous Latin-rock band of all time has always placed a dedication to the larger musical picture well above any attempts at stylistic authenticity.


October November 1979:
Michael Shrieve: Transcendence
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I can remember being 16 years old, listening to 17-year-old Mike Shrieve on the first Santana album. It was released soon after Santana’s stunning performance at the Woodstock Festival.



Posted: February 6, 2020

Category: On the Beat
Max Silverstein of No1Cares

Comedian/Actor/Drummer Andrew Dice Clay’s son Max talks about his influences, gear, and playing with his brother Dillon.


Posted: November 14, 2019

Category: On the Beat
Ron Wikso of Gregg Rolie

Hello Modern Drummer “On The Beat” readers! I’m just checking in with a little update and to say a quick hello to the most awesome drumming community in the world!


Posted: October 27, 2016

Category: Drummers, Issues
December 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Ralph Peterson

See what’s in the December 2016 issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Ralph Peterson


Posted: November 2, 2015

Category: Feature Stories
Dom Famularo’s Teachers List

Over the course of his forty-year career traveling the globe to teach, perform, and conduct clinics, Dom Famularo has interacted with some of the finest drummers and drum instructors in the world. The following list contains many of those names, organized by country/continent. If you’re looking for top-notch drum instruction, …


Posted: March 3, 2014

Category: Drummers, Multimedia, Videos
VIDEO – Trey Anastasio Band Drummer Russ Lawton

Check out this video clip of the band Soule Monde, featuring drummer Russ Lawton and keyboardist Ray Paczkowski, both members of the solo group led by Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio. The clip was filmed in July 2013 at the Slide Brook Lodge & Tavern in Warren, Vermont, a favorite haunt …


Posted: June 3, 2013

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
July 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Carter Beauford

See what’s in the July 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Drummer Carter Beauford of Dave Matthews Band


Posted: December 18, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Michael Shrieve

I’m writing to inform you about a new interview show that I have launched on an exciting Internet–only radio station called Jet City Stream. My show is called “Notes From The Field.???


Posted: October 13, 2011

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Back Through The Stack: Bill Rieflin

After thirty years, R.E.M. has officially called it quits. In April of 2005, though, MD was grilling the most recent addition to their lineup.


Posted: January 24, 2011

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Tony “Thunder??? Smith: Lou Reed’s Sensitive Powerhouse

by Rich Mangicaro The longtime Lou Reed drummer’s fascinating musical journey. Tony “Thunder??? Smith is one happy guy. Ever since I first met him over twenty years ago, I’ve found that joy and excitement just emanate from him when he’s talking about music. He couldn’t hide it, even if he …


Posted: October 20, 2009

Category: Feature Stories
Drumming On TV

In celebration of the great, sometimes groundbreaking drumming performances of TV’s golden age, we present to you highlights along the illustrious Drumming On TV timeline…


Posted: March 3, 2009

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
David Jones

I just want to take this opportunity to share with you the amazing journey I’ve had over the last year–2008 was truly an unforgettable experience. After decades of playing in bands with other musicians and participating in international drum festivals, I decided to focus the last three years on solo …



Posted: November 11, 2016

Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Episode 67: Gig Bag Essentials, Michael Shrieve, Canopus Snares, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss the gear and accessories they make sure to take with them to every gig. The featured artist is original Santana drummer Michael Shrieve. Up for review is a trio of workhorse snares from Canopus. Then after answering a couple listener questions, the show …