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January 2022:
Mike Mangini

The Making of Dream Theater’s A View from the Top of the World It certainly does not suck to be Dream Theater. Founded 37 years ago, the band continues to cast a mammoth imprint across the progressive-metal field. Starting back in the days when musicians could fund their art by …

June 2019:
June 2019 Cover
New Releases by Mark Heaney, Dream Theater, Huntertones, John Hubbell, and more
Dream Theater

Recordings Taking The Reins Mark Heaney Drumscapes Vol. 1 The English drummer and composer, best known for his stint with Gang of Four, returns with a beautiful album of drum-centered music. We checked out the album—and took advantage of an opportunity to ask Mark about what went into it. Though …

June 2018:
Miles Davis and John Coltrane, Mike Mangini with Into the Great Divide, Legend of the Seagullmen with Danny Carey, and more

RECORDINGS Miles Davis & John Coltrane The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 Wes Montgomery In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording Two releases of fabled, much-bootlegged European jazz concerts are finally given proper treatment with remastered sound and impressive packaging/historical info. From left: Harold Mabern, Wes Montgomery, Arthur Harper, …

March 2012:
Mike Mangini – Living The Dream
Mike Mangini

By creating layers of complex rhythms that complement Dream Theater’s epic arrangements, “the new guy” is ushering in a bold and exciting era for the band, its fans, and progressive rock music itself.

May 2017:
The 2017 Modern Drummer Readers Poll Winners

The universally lauded multi-genre legend joins Hall of Fame, another contemporary giant sweeps three categories, and Neil Peart returns.

May 2007:
May 2007 – Volume 31 • Number 5

Jason Bittner, Travis Barker, Nicko McBrain, Rob Morgenstein, Russ Miller, Famoudou Don Moye, Stanton Moore, Danny Gottlieb, Don Brewer, Aaron Harris, Peter Wildoer, Joey Jordison, Mike Mangini, Simin Phillips

February 2004:
February 2004 – Volume 28 • Number 2

Travis Barker, Ed Shaughnessy, Chris Hesse, Lars Ulrich, Randy Jones, Danny Carey, Tommy Stewart, Kevin Miller, Robin Diaz, Larry Fratangelo, Steve Smith, Simon Phillips, Mike Mangini

May 2003:
May 2003 – Volume 27 • Number 5

Steve Smith, Terry Bozzio, Simon Phillips, Gregg Bissonette, Louie Bellson, Dave Weckl, John Dolmayan, Bill Bruford, Thomas Lang, Tommy Aldridge, Mike Mangini, Horacio Hernandez, David Garibaldi, Virgil Donati, Carl Palmer, Paul Doucette, Gavin Harrison, George Rebelo, Duduka Da Fonseca, Jim Keltner, Terry Santiel, Walfredo Reyes Jr.

September 2002:
September 2002 – Volume 26 • Number 9

Neil Peart, Valerie Dee Naranjo, Eric Harland, Phil Collins, Levon Helm, Tommy Lee, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Atom Willard, Gina Schock, Chuck E. Weiss, Skeebo Knight, Max Roach, Terry Bozzio, Mike Mangini, John “JR” Robinson

August 1999:
August 1999 – Volume 23 • Number 8

Chad Smith, Mike Mangini, Sammy Figueroa, Peter Erskine, Tyler Stewart, David Lauser, Linda Pitmon, Craig Randolph, Willie Green, Mike Portnoy, Phil Collins, Matt Chamberlain, Roger Odell,  Russ McKinnon, Chet Doboe, T. Bruce Wittet, Rick Van Horn, Frederick Bay, Daniel Glass, Ron Hefner, Matt Peiken

May 1998:
May 1998 – Volume 22 • Number 5

Tre Cool, Pete Laroca Sims, Gene Krupa, Ashwin Sood, Steve Reid, Mike Mangini, Jerry Augustyniak, Bill Goodwin, Bob Siebenberg , Jesse Siebenberg, Sylvia Cuenca, Luther Rix, Kenny Aronoff

Posted: November 5, 2019

Category: On the Beat
Ronen Evron of Spirit Animal

I am the drummer of Spirit Animal. Originally hailing from Rishon Le Zion, a city on the coastline of Israel, I began drumming under the auspices of the finest drum teachers there, including David Rich (who also taught Nir Z and Yuval Lion), Sam Vider, and Yossi Buzin.

Posted: January 11, 2016

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Paul Wandtke of Trivium: Working on the Same Wavelength

Hello Modern Drummer readers! I’m Paul Wandtke and I just landed a new “drumming home??? with the Orlando based heavy metal titans Trivium. I just made my live debut at Knotfest in Mexico by performing in front of over 40,000 people on the main stage. Performing the show was so …

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: April 17, 2015

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
News: Vic’s Drum Shop to Host Drum Fantasy Camp at Music Garage, Chicago

Vic’s Drum Shop will host the Drum Fantasy Camp at its North Loomis Street location in the Music Garage, Chicago this August 7 through Tuesday, August 11.

Posted: May 29, 2014

Category: News, News and Events
2014 Croatia International Drum Camp

Since its inception by camp director Petar Curic in 2007, this one-of-a-kind drum camp has featured such world-class instructors as Bill Bruford, Horacio “El Negro??? Hernandez, JoJo Mayer, John Riley, Gary Chaffee, Mike Mangini, Marco Minnemann, Benny Greb, Pete Riley, Pete Lockett, Gabor Dornyei, and Kim Plainfield. The weeklong camp …

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: April 30, 2013

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
June 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Joey Waronker

See what’s in the June 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer Magazine! Featuring Joey Waronker.

Posted: November 7, 2012

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Memphis Drum Shop to Host 25th Annual Vendor Day Expo

On November 10, 2012, Memphis Drum Shop will host their 25th Annual Vendor Day Expo, the biggest sale of the year, both in store and online….

Posted: June 15, 2012

Category: Feature Stories
2012 Croatia International Drum Camp

The sixth annual Croatia Drum Camp will be held this August 5-12 at the Jeunesses Musicales International World Meeting Centre in Groznjan, Croatia. The picturesque backdrop of this 14th-century Mediterranean hilltop village overlooks sprawling vineyards surrounding the Adriatic Sea, making the camp one of the most unusual and geographically attractive …

Posted: April 25, 2012

Category: Feature Stories, News and Events
New Gear For 2012! Highlights From Winter NAMM (N–R)

Here are some of the coolest new products coming down the pipeline for 2012, all of which were on display at the annual Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, this past January (Part 3).

Posted: March 5, 2012

Category: Drummers, Issues
The April 2012 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Wilco’s Glenn Kotche!

What’s inside this month’s (April 2012) Modern Drummer magazine?

Posted: February 15, 2012

Category: Album/Song Reviews, Drummers, Reviews
Dream Theater
A Dramatic Turn of Events

The outrageous and ambitious Mike Mangini boldly announces his arrival on DT’s epic eleventh studio album.

Posted: May 4, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Mike Mangini of Dream Theater

by Mike HaidThe announcement that Modern Drummer Hall of Famer Mike Portnoy had left his longstanding position as the reigning king of prog-metal drumming with Dream Theater sent shockwaves through the drumming community. Who could replace such an iconic figure in such a legendary band? Could this be the end …

Posted: September 10, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Paul Wandtke with Kill Hannah

Hey, MD world, I’m Paul Wandtke, and I’m here to tell you what I’ve been up to, as it’s been a while since I’ve spoken to my MD friends….

Posted: August 12, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Kevin Figueiredo of Extreme

Hey, everyone, my name in Kevin Figueiredo, and I am the drummer for Extreme. I’ve been playing drums professionally for the past fifteen years, and my main influences include John Henry Bonham, David Garibaldi, Dennis Chambers, and Dave Grohl, among many others. I never went to music school, but I’ve …

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 …

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