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September 2021:
Hugh Syme’s Four Decades of Rush Dreamscapes

Rockers, art directors, and artists have made great teams since the glory days of album art—even right up to the slightly less awesomeness of tiny, non-tactile images on Spotify and other streaming services. From Reid Miles’ iconic Blue Note album covers to Peter Blake’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band …


September 2021:
Donn Bennett’s Drum Vault

Logo Heads Several years ago, I made the decision to begin selling off my drum collection. I’d spent decades amassing one of the most extensive collections of rare and vintage drums in the world. One of the biggest factors leading to the sale was that I simply ran out of …


July 2021:
Donn Bennett’s Drum Vault

Remembrances of Neil Peart At some point, every drummer has probably engaged in a debate over “Who is the best drummer of all time?” I ran a drum store for almost 20 years, and I heard it countless times. In my opinion, it’s an impossible question. To compare two great …


February 2021:
February 2021 cover
Chad Smith
Chad Smith by David Mushegain

Remembering Neil Peart I spent my sophomore year listening to 2112. Up until that point I had an older brother who listened to a lot of English rock albums. Led Zeppelin was probably my favorite, and John Bonham’s drumming was so influential to me, along with a lot of others’. …


December 2020:
December 2020 Vol 44 No 12
Remembering Neil Peart
Neil Peart

This transcription is from the Buddy Rich Memorial Concert where Neil Peart played a big band version of the legendary Rush instrumental track “YYZ.” The introduction was conducted and written in 5/4. The main melody is in 4/4, and the B section is in 4/4. Neil plays paradiddles between the …


November 2020:
Modern Drummer November 2020 Vol 44 No 11
Remembering Neil Peart
Neil Peart

Part 3: The Professor’s Improvised Warm-Up Routine When Neil Peart came up with a series of topics to cover for his course on DrumChannel.com, he said he wanted to include his warm-up routine. I expected it to be a series of rudiments or exercises, but it was actually a free-form …


October 2020:
OCTOBER 2020 COVER
Remembering Neil Peart
Neil Peart

Part 2: “De Slagwerker” Drum Solo Neil and I often talked about improvisation. He told me why his solo in “De Slagwerker” was so important to him. What follows are some of Neil’s own words, taken from his Drum Channel course “Frontiers of Composition and Articulation.” “When this solo was …


October 2020:
OCTOBER 2020 COVER
What Song Are You Working on Now?
Drums

“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:
MODERN DRUMMER SEPTEMBER 2020 COVER
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 …


September 2020:
MODERN DRUMMER SEPTEMBER 2020 COVER
Remembering Neil Peart
Neil Peart

Part 1: “Malignant Narcissism” When it comes to breaking down the drum parts on the instrumental song “Malignant Narcissism” from Rush’s 2007 studio album, Snakes & Arrows, there’s no better place to go than the man who played it, Neil Peart. Neil orchestrated his parts on the drumset specifically to …


September 2020:
MODERN DRUMMER SEPTEMBER 2020 COVER
Critique
Daniel Blanchard

RECORDINGS Sweet Spirit Trinidad The latest release by one of Austin’s sharpest and most prolific musical troupes finds drummer Danny Blanchard focusing on the groove. Sweet Spirit is the dance floor–friendly pop inverse of fellow Austin band A Giant Dog. Both groups feature mostly the same members, notably the human …


July 2020:
JULY-2020-cover
Neil Peart
July 2020 Neil Peart

“La Villa Strangiato” from Hemispheres We transcribed a ton of classic Neil Peart parts in our May 2020 tribute issue to Rush’s legendary drummer. One song we left out, however, was the instrumental tour de force “La Villa Strangiato” from the 1978 album Hemispheres. The final section of this song …


May 2020:
Neil Peart On Record

Through a series of classic records featuring brilliant, cerebral, and yes, busy drumming, Neil Peart ascended to the throne, inarguably becoming the most popular drummer on the planet.


May 2020:
Neil Peart: The Evolution of a Live Rig

Here we discuss the major evolutionary changes Neil’s kit went through by focusing on the setups he sported during the first three, classic Rush live albums plus the unique approach he took during their R40 tour.


May 2020:
Neil Peart on “Malignant Narcissism”

“The opening drum pattern of ‘Malignant Narcissism’ came about in some interesting ways,” said Peart during a 2009 video lesson for Drumchannel.com.


May 2020:
Neil Peart, Writer

Like his meticulously constructed drum parts, Peart’s books are the work of an artist paying close attention to detail while he composes something to make you think and also feel.


May 2020:
A Life Changed Forever

Modern Drummer readers immediately shared their heartfelt feelings with us when they heard about the passing of drumming icon Neil Peart.


May 2020:
Neil Peart: The Deep Cuts

Neil Peart has left behind a gigantic body of work that ensures his legacy will live on in perpetuity.


May 2020:
Remembering Neil

Some of the worlds greatest drummers and industry members share their memories of what Neil Peart has meant to them.


May 2020:
In His Image
Adam Budofsky

Role models are a tricky thing. If we’re to make our way through life successfully, it’s immensely helpful to identify people who have figured it all out.


February 2020:
April-May, 1980 — Neil Peart

I think of myself still as a student. I’m still learning. We’re all just beginners.


October 2019:
Rhythm! Discovery Center Ten-Year Anniversary

The interactive museum celebrates a decade of percussion education. Nestled in the heart of downtown Indianapolis is the Rhythm! Discovery Center, a gem of the drum and percussion world. Founded by the Percussive Arts Society in 2009 and now celebrating its tenth year, the RDC is said to be the …


August 2019:
Star Power
Adam Budofsky

History tells us that the first drum star was Gene Krupa.


January 1986:
The State Of The Art — Neil Peart
Neil Peart

Hall of Fame: 1983 Rock: 1980, ’81, ’82, ’83, ’84, ’85 Recorded Performance: 1981, ’82, ’83, ’85 Multi-Percussionist: 1983, ’84, ’85 Percussion Instrumentalist: 1982 Most Promising New Drummer: 1980 Like attracts like. As I’ve traveled about the northeastern portion of the U. S. over the last two years. I’ve run …


January 1986:
The State Of The Art
The State Of The Art

An Anniversary is typically a time to celebrate, but it can also be a time to reflect on the past and look ahead to the future. And so, when the editors got together to plan a special issue to mark the beginning of Modern Drummer’s tenth year, it was agreed …


November 1984:
Stars Are Only Human
Concepts

Perhaps some of the young drummers who took exception to Neil Peart’s comments on fame in the April issue misunderstood him. Sometimes we create an imaginary personality for people we admire. When the personality revealed seems different (as it always does) from our mental picture, we tend to be disillusioned. …


March 2014:
The 50 Greatest Drummers of All Time
50 Greatest Drummers 1

Whose playing endures through the decades? Whose music do we reach for when we want new ideas? When we want to practice? When we want to laugh? Who inspires and delights us most?


December 1983:
The Art of Soloing
Rock Perspectives Lead

I may as well admit the obvious: I am, indeed, a practitioner and partisan of that much maligned and oft-persecuted musical form, that thudding, plodding, torment of tedium, that dazzling display of passion and virtuosity—the drum solo. Much contempt has been rained down upon that time-honored institution by bitter critics …


April 1983:
Rush's "New World Man"
Rock Charts

This month’s Rock Chart is the latest hit by Rush, “New World Man,” from the album, Signals. The sound of Rush is a blend of heavy metal and thoughtful lyricism. Neil Peart’s contribution to both is obvious. As a first-rate drummer and a sensitive songwriter, Peart’s talent and musicianship have …


February 1983:
Notes On The Making Of MOVING PICTURES, Part III
Show and Studio

Photo by Paul Natkin Photo Reserve I would like to cover a few aspects of individual songs on Moving Pictures from the drummer’s point of view. “Tom Sawyer” is an enjoyable piece of work, mainly based on a funky backbeat rhythm in 4/4, with an instrumental section and rideout in …


January 1983:
Notes On The Making Of Moving Pictures Part II
Show and Studio

I’d like to say a few words about the dreaded click track. With a purist’s pride, I resisted using this electronic metronome for many years, although the pursuit of really good time has been a constant trial for me. It wasn’t until the sessions for Permanent Waves that I finally …


December 1982:
Show And Studio – Notes On The Making Of Moving Pictures Part 1
Show & Studio

Photo by Karen Lancombe Having been a regular reader of MD for the last couple of years, I’ve noticed most of the studio information has been for the “session” drummer. This is very good and valuable, but there are many drummers who will be (or hope to be) making records …


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.


October 2016:
Great ’80s Drum Performances, Part 1
The Police

The era known as the ’80s, roughly the period between the dawn of punk and rap in the late ’70s and the rise of indie rock and hair metal in the middle of the next decade, was a time of great change in pop culture.


January 2016:
Neil Peart
Neil Peart by Craig Renwick

For his (record) ninth MD cover-story interview, Rush’s drummer holds a typically fluid and intense discussion of soloing and set lists, the very real differences between his drumming past and present, and the much-speculated topic of his band’s future.



Posted: October 20, 2021

Category: News
Modern Drummer Announces Neil Peart Spirit of Drumming Scholarship

Join Modern Drummer in celebrating the life and legacy of Neil Peart by inspiring an up and coming, young drummer with an incredible opportunity! In memory of Neil, with the support of his family, Modern Drummer is proud to present an up-and-coming drummer with the annual “Neil Peart Spirit of …


Posted: May 15, 2021

Category: News
Modern Drummer Exhibiting at the 2021 Chicago Drum Show May 15th & 16th

Modern Drummer is exhibiting at the 2021 Chicago Drum Show (Sat May 15th & Sun May 16th) at the Prairie Events Center, at Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles, Illinois! This is the 30th Anniversary of the Chicago Drum Show, and after 2020 we are excited to be joining 94+ …


Posted: April 19, 2021

Category: News
PROMARK DRUMSTICKS PARTNERS WITH CARTER MCLEAN TO LAUNCH SIGNATURE STICK

ProMark Drumsticks is thrilled to announce the launch of the Carter McLean Signature Stick, joining the elite ranks of Phil Collins, Neil Peart (Rush), and more. This signature stick, specifically designed with Carter, has a custom tip shape and is one of the most unique yet versatile sticks in the ProMark portfolio. Carter McLean is …


Posted: April 9, 2021

Category: News
THE ARISTOCRATS’ NEW LIVE ALBUM “FREEZE! LIVE IN EUROPE 2020”

Featuring peak Aristocratic live performances from just before live music’s extended hiatus began The rowdy and rollicking instrumental rock/fusion power trio The Aristocrats (guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann) loudly and proudly showcase their renowned electric onstage chemistry on FREEZE! Live In Europe 2020, which will drop on May …


Posted: February 8, 2021

Category: News
Thank you to Far Out Magazine for Reminding us how brilliant Ringo Starr is. We Agree!

Credit: AlamyJack Whatley·February 5, 2021 5 isolated drum tracks to prove The Beatles’ Ringo Starr was a genius   Too often has The Beatles drummer, Ringo Starr been the butt of some unkind jokes. Reportedly purported by his bandmate John Lennon, the adage goes that when asked about whether Ringo …


Posted: January 7, 2021

Category: News
Neil Peart – A Fan Remembers – 1/7/21

Photo by Craig M. Renwick We all have bad days. Some stick with us forever. Some bad days effect millions of people at the same time. When JFK, MLK, RFK, and John Lennon were taken, it was a series of collective bad days. People remember where they were when great people …


Posted: September 18, 2020

Taylor Hawkins
Category: News
In Tribute to a Tribute: Reflections on the Modern Drummer Festival 2020

by Fred W. Gretsch This past Saturday, September 12 saw the return of one of drumming’s great events: The Modern Drummer Festival. Not held since 2011, this year’s Festival marked the 20th in its iconic history. Of course, given the nature of the times, the 2020 Festival couldn’t be held …


Posted: September 1, 2020

Category: News
Modern Drummer Festival 2020

Modern Drummer is rebooting its world-famous Drum Festival on September 12 at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time with a live-streaming event honoring the late, great Rush drummer Neil Peart. Proceeds of ticket sales will benefit brain tumor research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The event, which will be produced and distributed …


Posted: August 20, 2020

Category: News
20th Annual Modern Drummer Festival featuring A Tribute To Iconic Drummer Neil Peart.

LiveXLive to Produce and Distribute Live Pay Per View Show Featuring Incredible Lineup Reaching over 150 Million Social Media Fans — Taylor Hawkins, Chad Smith, Cindy Blackman-Santana, Thomas Lang, Alex Gonzalez A global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video and podcast content in music, comedy, and pop culture, announced …


Posted: June 25, 2020

Category: News, News and Events
Autographed Modern Drummer Tribute Issue Offered at Peart Family Memorial Fund Auction, July 1

Our Neil Peart Tribute signed by his parents Betty and Glen Peart. It was a wonderful surprise to see two issues of Modern Drummer’s Neil Peart Tribute issue put up for bidding at the Peart Family Memorial Fund Auction in support of the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario—a facility …


Posted: May 27, 2020

Category: News, News and Events
Neil Peart “The Spirit of Radio” Isolated Drum Tracks

Neil Peart, filmed from above during a live performance of “The Spirit of Radio” FarOutMagazine.com recently posted an isolated drum track of Neil Peart performing “The Spirit of Radio” with Rush. For Alan Cross, the post brought back memories, as Cross has worked for CFNY-FM in Toronto since 1986. “And …


Posted: March 17, 2020

Category: On the Beat
Shad Teems of Framing Hanley

When I was two years old, my parents got tired of continually picking up pots and pans and wooden spoons off the floor.


Posted: January 14, 2020

Category: Clinics and Events, News
Neil Peart Commemoration Added to the Metal Hall of Fame 2020 Gala

Modern Drummer Magazine and the Metal Hall of Fame will hold a special ceremony to honor the legacy of iconic Rush drummer Neil Peart.


Posted: January 14, 2020

Category: News
Remembering Neil Peart

KMOX’s Brian Kelly spoke with longtime Modern Drummer writer Ilya Stemkovsky on the significance of Rush drummer Neil Peart, who passed away last week.


Posted: January 10, 2020

Neil Peart
Category: News
Rush Drummer Neil Peart Passes

Neil Peart, drummer and lyricist for the iconic Canadian progressive rock band Rush, passed away on January 7 at the age of sixty-seven after a battle with brain cancer.


Posted: November 13, 2018

Spider
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Spider of Wank in On The Beat

Hey guys and girls, it’s Spider from Wank. My group has been a part of the Orange County music scene for more than twenty-two years now.


Posted: October 30, 2018

Hannes Grossman
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On The Beat with Hannes Grossmann of Alkaloid: Talks Video Shoot and the Zen Zone

Hello MD! There are some things that only drummers will understand. Sure, when your car is packed with equipment and you can barely close the doors, anyone might get that—we’re movers! I’m not talking about obvious things though.


Posted: October 24, 2017

Category: News, News and Events
Sabian Appoints Mark Love to Director of R&D

Mark Love has been promoted to the position of Director of Research and Product Development at Sabian.


Posted: January 20, 2017

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Bill Stevenson, Part 2: Road-Warrior Drumkits and the Influence of Coltrane and Afro-Cuban

In Part 1 of our new interview with the iconic drummer Bill Stevenson, we discussed the latest Descendents album, the major lifestyle changes he’s made, and solving the drummer/producer dichotomy. Here we trace the early developments of his long and illustrious playing career, and learn about the broad range of …


Posted: August 18, 2016

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Ralph Alexander of The Dose: The One Man Rhythm Section Experiment

Hello MD and greetings to all my fellow drummers! My name is Ralph Alexander and I play drums and bass in a rock duo called The Dose. My buddy Indio (guitar/vocals) and I wanted to form a two-piece band that could sonically fill a room without sacrificing any of the …


Posted: August 1, 2016

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Featured, Web Exclusive
Evan Chapman of Square Peg Round Hole: Juniper Album, “Name Not One Man??? Video World Premiere

With Juniper, instrumental and percussion-heavy trio Square Peg Round Hole unleashes pondering melodies, brooding harmonic landscapes, and forward-thinking rhythms. Here, the group’s main drummer, Evan Chapman, discusses the concepts and influences behind the record’s broad sonic spectrum….


Posted: June 17, 2016

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Charles “Moose??? Allicie of Your Favorite Enemies: The Gift of Being and Belonging

Hi MD, I’m Charles “Moose??? Allicie from the Canadian alternative rock band Your Favorite Enemies.


Posted: January 29, 2016

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Nick Cesarz of Vinyl Theatre: Talks Tour Challenges and Debut Album

Hey, MD readers! My name is Nick Cesarz and I play drums in Vinyl Theatre. We’re an alternative rock group based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin….


Posted: January 18, 2016

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Josean Orta of Fit For an Autopsy: Motivated to Innovate

Hello, music and drums have been crawling through my veins since I was five years old. I remember scavenging my house to find anything that would resonate when struck and use it to create music while driving my parents insane in the process. Some kids are forced to learn to …


Posted: December 16, 2015

Category: Feature Stories, Lists
Fifteen DVDs Every Drummer Should Own

In this installment of our 2015 holiday gift guide, we’re taking a look at fifteen DVDs that every drummer should own. These are the videos that drummers are going back to time and time again for inspiration and edification. Whether you’re looking for new creative ideas behind the kit, technical …


Posted: December 1, 2015

Category: 2015 Holiday Gift Guide, Feature Stories, Lists
Twenty Drum Gifts for Under $20

With the holiday season upon us, there’s no better time to step back and look at all the different gift options that are available. In this first installment of our 2015 holiday buyer’s guide, we specifically want to focus on drummer gifts that are under $20. These items are perfect …


Posted: November 25, 2015

January 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring NEIL PEART
Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
January 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Neil Peart

See what’s in this special 40th anniversary edition of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Neil Peart…


Posted: November 25, 2015

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
January 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Neil Peart

See what’s in this special 40th anniversary edition of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Neil Peart…


Posted: July 27, 2015

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Dave Sundberg of Sister Sin: Rockstar Mayhem Festival Spotlight

My name is Dave, and I annihilate the drums for Sister Sin. This is actually the second time I have been blessed to write a little something for Modern Drummer and spread my doubtful wisdom and sketchy knowledge….


Posted: June 10, 2015

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
News: Rush 40th Anniversary Tour Offers Canadian Fans a Chance to Step Behind Drummer Neil Peart’s DW Drumkit

Canadian fans of iconic prog-rock band Rush will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to pose for a picture behind drummer Neil Peart’s one-of-a-kind DW Collector’s Series hockey-themed drumset at select dates during the band’s R40 Live Anniversary tour….


Posted: June 8, 2015

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Nelson’s Gunnar Nelson: A Drummer Who Happens to Sing and Play Guitar

Hello, Modern Drummers! I’m a drummer who happens to play guitar and sing. It has been said that drumming may be the first music man ever made. In my case it has been a source of who I am. I was born in the “summer of love” on September 20, …


Posted: May 21, 2015

Category: News, News and Events
News: One Week to Go!
Enter Now to Win DW’s “Not Tom Sawyer??? Contest

In honor of Rush’s 40th Anniversary Tour, which kicked off on May 8 in Tulsa, OK, DW has invited drummers and Rush fans alike to enter the “Not Tom Sawyer??? video contest….


Posted: February 20, 2015

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Drummer Blog: The Bots’ Anaiah Lei on Incorporating Jazz and Other Musical Styles

Hi, guys and girls! My name is Anaiah Lei, and I drum for a band called the Bots, from Los Angeles, California. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, and I’ve been drumming for about eleven years. I joined the Bots not too long after it started and have …


Posted: February 13, 2015

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Menage’s Gabriel Ferreira Talks Fusing Styles Via Musical Diversity and World Exploration

Hey, MD readers! I’m Gabriel Ferreira, and I’m the drummer/percussionist for the band Menage. I am also a lyricist and songwriter and do both in Menage, but I won’t delve into that “dark side??? of my work in this blog….


Posted: January 2, 2015

Category: Feature Stories, Lessons, What You Need to Know About
What You Need to Know About…Effects Cymbals

The term effects, or FX, is applied to a wide array of cymbals, from tiny splashes to giant, oddly shaped sheets of metal to cymbals with tambourine jingles riveted to them. The key to helping customers find that unique voice they’ve been missing in their setup is to know what’s …


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: September 15, 2014

Category: News, News and Events
Rhythm! Discovery Center Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s Tenth Annual Museum Day Live!

Rhythm! Discovery Center will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 27, 2014, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s tenth annual Museum Day Live!


Posted: July 28, 2014

Photo by Tim Kane World-renowned drummer and composer Stewart Copeland expresses the importance of mastering the paradiddle rudiment to his student Chris Barry at Eagle Hill School in Hardwick last Thursday.
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Tim Kane The Lesson of a Lifetime: Inside a Live Tutorial with Famed Drummer/Composer Stewart Copeland (VIDEO)

Following a two-hour private drum lesson awarded by composer and multi-instrumentalist Stewart Copeland to one very lucky local high school student, the founder of world famous rock band the Police openly wondered why his celebrity status keeps growing. The sixty-two year old Copeland, whose Facebook fan base tops 76,000, continues …


Posted: July 28, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Tim Kane
The Lesson of a Lifetime: Inside a Live Tutorial with Famed Drummer/Composer Stewart Copeland (VIDEO)

Following a two-hour private drum lesson awarded by composer and multi-instrumentalist Stewart Copeland to one very lucky local high school student, the founder of world famous rock band the Police openly wondered why his celebrity status keeps growing. The sixty-two year old Copeland, whose Facebook fan base tops 76,000, continues …


Posted: May 13, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Jaye Moore of Dead Stars

My name is Jaye Moore, and I’m the drummer for the Brooklyn band Dead Stars. We are releasing our new album, Slumber, on June 17 on Old Flame Records, and then we’re hitting the road to support it all summer….


Posted: February 7, 2014

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, Videos
VIDEO – In the Studio With Actor/Drummer Michael Chiklis

In this video, drummer/actor Michael Chiklis takes Modern Drummer into his state-of-the art recording studio and performance space, which will be the hub for all his musical projects in the future. MD sat down for a two-part series with Chiklis at his home studio in Los Angeles, CA. Actress/drummer Pam …


Posted: January 3, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Colin Jones of Cage the Gods

Colin Jones here. I’m the drummer for the British rock band Cage the Gods. I started messing about on the school drumkit at the age of twelve, when I was playing guitar for the school band….


Posted: December 3, 2013

Category: DVD/Video Reviews, Drummers, Reviews
Rush
Clockwork Angels Tour

Rush shares the stage with a string ensemble for the first time in their illustrious history—but the rock remains.


Posted: November 19, 2013

Category: Drummers, Multimedia, News, News and Events, Videos
Rush Clockwork Angels Tour Three-CD Set, Blu-Ray, and DVD Released Today

Rush is releasing its first new recordings since being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year. The Clockwork Angels Tour triple-CD and Blur-ay/DVD packages are drawn from Rush’s American Airlines Arena show in Dallas, Texas, this past November….


Posted: October 1, 2013

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, News, News and Events, Videos
Gene Hoglan To Release New DVD

Thirty years into a career of trailblazing thrash drumming, Gene “The Atomic Clock??? Hoglan shows no signs of slowing down. Between touring and/or recording with Testament, Dethklok, and Meldrum, conducting drum clinics, and filming an instructional video, he’s as busy as ever….


Posted: June 28, 2013

Category: Feature Stories, News, News and Events
Modern Drummer’s 2013 Readers Poll Winners

The results are in for the longest-running, most prestigious drummer poll in the world. Without further ado, here are your winners for 2013….


Posted: May 27, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Jason Sutter of Marilyn Manson

I am heading out on tour again with Marilyn Manson and wanted to drop a line as to what I’ve been up to since I last caught up with Modern Drummer in a 2010 magazine feature.


Posted: March 25, 2013

Category: News, News and Events
Rock Photographer Rob Shanahan Book Signing

On April 9, between 7 pm and 10 pm, the Cutting Room and Modern Drummer will present “An Evening With Rock Photographer Rob Shanahan,??? which will include a gallery show of Shanahan’s work and a book signing. Modern Drummer associate editor Billy Amendola will also premier the video for the …


Posted: March 22, 2013

Category: Feature Stories, Lessons, MD Education Team
MD Education Team Weighs In On: Ergonomics

Click here to check out what the MD Education Team members have to say about setting up your drumset for maximum results….


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: 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: September 13, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Chris Heaton of Becoming the Archetype

Hey, everyone! I play in a heavy metal band called Becoming the Archetype. I’ve been a reader of Modern Drummer for a long time, so to get the chance to be a part of it is truly awesome!


Posted: August 27, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Ryan McNulty of the Ugly Club

Hello, MD community! This is the epic tale of Ryan McNulty of the Ugly Club from New Jersey. I’ve played in so many bands and done so many random gigs that it’s hard to even recall half of them.


Posted: July 23, 2012

Category: Feature Stories
20 CLASSIC PROG ALBUMS

Odd times, intergalactic themes, and more tom-toms. Rock drumming gets interesting….


Posted: March 13, 2012

Category: Feature Stories, Lessons
12 Drumming Myths: Debunking Drum Gospel

Despite the prevalence of educational books, DVDs, and online lessons, most drumming information is still passed down the old-fashioned way: from one player to another, while shooting the breeze at the drum shop. A lot of what we hear, we take at face value, and we repeat these drumming “absolutes??? …


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: December 19, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Queen Extravaganza Finalist Zach Mullings

Hey, everyone! My name is Zach Mullings, and I’m from Miramar, Florida. I’m one of the four drummers who were picked to audition for the Queen Extravaganza in L.A. First off, let me say how thrilled I am to be featured on Modern Drummer’s website. I have been a big …


Posted: December 13, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Queen Extravaganza Winner Tyler Warren

It’s more than a thrill to be announced as the drummer for Queen Extravaganza! Roger Taylor, one of my favorite and most inspirational musicians, picked me as their new drummer! It’s insane. And I found out while I was on a roof, no less!


Posted: November 21, 2011

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Neil Peart: Taking Center Stage

In a Web-exclusive addendum to MD’s December 2011 cover story, we continue our conversation with Rush’s Neil Peart, discussing, among other topics, “drum solo week??? on Letterman, Neil’s surprise appearance at the KoSA Drum Camp, and the new Taking Center Stage DVD.


Posted: October 31, 2011

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Freddie Gruber

Right up until his passing on October 11, Freddie Gruber was a source of deep and important knowledge for many top drummers.


Posted: October 11, 2011

Category: DVD/Video Reviews, Drummers, Reviews
Neil Peart
Taking Center Stage
DVD Review

This jam-packed DVD follows Neil Peart during Rush’s 2010/11 Time Machine tour, featuring an entire two-and-a-half-hour concert with Neil-heavy audio and video.


Posted: October 11, 2011

Category: News, News and Events
Sabian Gives Drummers the Ability to Choose the Brand’s Next Four Cymbal Models

Sabian gives drummers from around the world the ability to choose the brand’s next four cymbals.


Posted: October 8, 2011

Category: Book Review, Drummers, Reviews
On the Beaten Path: Beginning Drumset Course, Levels 1, 2, and 3
by Rich Lackowski

Learn the drums by copping beats that are part of the everyday musical landscape.


Posted: August 17, 2011

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
RHCP’s Chad Smith

’Tis the season for Chad Smith followers, with new Chili Peppers and Chickenfoot music blowing up all over the place. MD and the Bombastic One recently grabbed some grub and talked about some of his favorite classic-rock albums.


Posted: August 3, 2011

Category: News, News and Events
SABIAN has just announced the launch of a Band & Orchestral curriculum on SABIAN U!

As a result of the tremendous success of SABIAN U, SABIAN has just announced the launch of a Band & Orchestral curriculum. Comprised of 4 brand new courses, the new curriculum is specifically designed for retailers who sell Band & Orchestral instruments…


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: May 13, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Cory Procter of Free Reign

Hello to all MD readers! My name is Cory Procter, and I am the drummer in the heavy metal band Free Reign. We have a different dynamic than most bands in that three of the four members in our group play football in the NFL. Two of us are with the …


Posted: May 4, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Ryan Shutler of Lazarus A.D.

Hey, MD readers, my name is Ryan Shutler, and I play drums for the metal act Lazarus A.D. I’ve spent the better part of this year touring in support of our new album, Black Rivers Flow.,,,


Posted: January 10, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Adventures Of Power’s Ari Gold

Go ahead, say it: “My name is ___ ____, and I am an air-drummer!” You know it’s true. Even Neil Peart pounded magazines on his bed long before he ever had a drumset. As for me, my name is Ari Gold—yes, real name—and at long last, my air-drum comedy Adventures …


Posted: December 6, 2010

David Phillips Modern Drummer Drummer Blog
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
David Phillips: "A Drummer’s Perspective???

Photo by Marc Rouve You can probably guess I dabble a bit on the old drumkit myself, and it is always difficult trying to explain to someone what it looks like sitting on that throne—the best seat in the house. With my images in the book I try to give …


Posted: December 6, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
David Phillips: “A Drummer’s Perspective???

Photo by Marc Rouve You can probably guess I dabble a bit on the old drumkit myself, and it is always difficult trying to explain to someone what it looks like sitting on that throne—the best seat in the house. With my images in the book I try to give …


Posted: November 3, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Jamie Miller of Night Horse

Hello, my name is Jamie Miller. Like the rest of the entries on the site, I will begin by saying I have been a huge fan of Modern Drummer magazine for a very long time and am pretty stoked to be writing this! With that said, I will give a …


Posted: September 29, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Gregory Nash of Addicted To Pain

Hello out there, Modern Drummer readers, my name is Gregory Nash. I introduced myself to you last October, and since then, my original band, the Pain, has changed its name to Addicted To Pain. We’ve recorded our debut EP with legendary producer Alex Perialas (S.O.D., Anthrax, Overkill, Testament), an experience …


Posted: September 27, 2010

Category: Feature Stories
The Drummer: Classic Rock

An educated, entertaining, essential addition to every drummer’s library—and to the history of modern drumming—The Drummer: Classic Rock Collector’s Edition magazine builds on content from Modern Drummer’s Top-selling The Drummer book with expanded coverage of drumming royalty from the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll.


Posted: August 11, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Bell Gardens’ Charlie Woodburn

Hello, Modern Drummer readers! I’m Charlie Woodburn, and I am a session drummer in Los Angeles, California. First, I would like to say thank you to Modern Drummer for letting me add to the blog because I have been reading the magazine since I was fifteen years old. MD has …


Posted: May 26, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Ben Shanbrom of Bushwhack

Greetings, Modern Drummer faithful! My name is Ben Shanbrom, and I play drums and (yikes!) sing in the progressive alt-metal band Bushwhack. I started annihilating pots and pans at the ripe age of two and proved too bad-ass for pre-school when I was diagnosed by the idiot teachers there as …


Posted: April 26, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Robb Rivera of Nonpoint

My name is Robb Rivera and I punish the drums for a South Florida band called Nonpoint. I first started playing drums at the age of nine and I was and dabbling on guitar as well….


Posted: December 10, 2009

Category: Drummers, The Greats
Max Roach: Setting Standards And Raising Bars

If you were to ask any jazz historian to name who they feel is most responsible for setting the standards in bebop drumming, 99.9% of the time you’re going to get one name: Max Roach.


Posted: November 24, 2009

Category: Feature Stories
On Tour And On Stage: 9 Lives (+9, +9 More)

On Tour And On Stage: 9 Lives (+9, +9 More). MD’s editors just can’t keep a list of their favorite albums short–even in service of a can’t-resist pun. Twenty-seven live albums you gotta have.


Posted: September 1, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Web Exclusive Interview with Drew Steen and Jerry Roe

Drew Steen has been the drummer for teen pop sensation Demi Lovato for a little over a year now, and Jerry Roe is the new beatkeeper for 2008 American Idol runner-up David Archuleta.


Posted: August 21, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, More Reasons to Love, Update
Neil Peart: More Reasons To Love

Mastodon’s Brann Dailor, Slavior’s Mark Zonder, and the Flaming Lips’ Steven Drozd on why Rush’s drummer rules.


Posted: May 23, 2009

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Stephen Nicholson of This Is A Shakedown!

My name is Stephen Nicholson. I grew up in the city of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. I became interested in drumming around the age of nine….


Posted: January 23, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Ronnie Vannucci: Killer With A Cause

Seeing as he’s from Las Vegas, the home of twenty-four-hour gambling, retina-freezing neon, and spontaneous wedding ceremonies, The Killers’ Ronnie Vannucci has a penchant for doing things–to quote a famous Vegas crooner–his way…


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: October 31, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Kelly Murphy of Temperedcast

Kelly Murphy here from the band Temperedcast. For those who aren't familiar with us, we're a heavy melodic rock band from Seattle.


Posted: October 21, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Terry Lee Bolton Blog

Hi, Modern Drummer readers, Terry Lee Bolton here. I recently released the CD American Man, which I produced as well as played all of the instruments on. …


Posted: September 27, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Jarrod Montague of Taproot

Taproot's new album, Our Long Road Home, came out this past September 16. This is our fourth studio release.


Posted: August 20, 2008

Adam Barker of War Stories
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
War Stories' Adam Barker

My name is Adam Barker (no relation to Travis), and I've been drumming for about thirteen years now.


Posted: August 20, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
War Stories’ Adam Barker

My name is Adam Barker (no relation to Travis), and I've been drumming for about thirteen years now.


Posted: August 6, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Bruce Burgess

I started off as a rock drummer, but over time I’ve evolved into classical, jazz, and world-music playing styles…


Posted: July 22, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Dave McClain with Machine Head

Well, here we are again: Machine Head is out on the road and trekking across the US. We’re on about month 19 of the tour cycle for our new(est) album, The Blackening, with no end in sight. So that means things are pretty damn good in Machine Head-land these days….


Posted: June 20, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Deen Castronovo: The Journey Of A Decade, The Career Of A Lifetime

During the heyday of metal music in the ’80s, an underground subgenre known as “shred metal??? emerged.


Posted: March 17, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Steve Mehlman

Hi. Steve Mehlman reporting from Cleveland. I’ve been playing drums for a long time….


Posted: March 6, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Ari Gold and Adventures of Power

After three years of complete insanity, I am closing in on finishing a movie you might enjoy….


Posted: February 1, 2008

Category: Caught in the Web, Drummers, Feature Stories
Ira Elliot: Caught in the Web

Nada Surf is one of the smartest, freshest-sounding rock bands of the past ten/fifteen years. And like they say, behind every brilliant band is an equally crafty drummer. Kit man Ira Elliot is as sharp as they get.


Posted: January 16, 2008

Category: Feature Stories
Best Of ’07

I’m convinced that, ten years from now, we’re going to look back at 2007 as an unusually fertile time in music and in drumming.


Posted: November 10, 2007

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
LA Drummer/Instructor Pamela Manganaro

In 1989 Drum Workshop vice-president John Good asked me if I could throw a curve ball. “You bet,” I said. And that was my welcome into the DW family. I was now an official Drum Workshop artist, the quintessential symbol of a professional drummer who made it…


Posted: August 16, 2007

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Mike Portnoy: In Constant “Progressive” Motion

Mike Portnoy may very well be the hardest-working drummer in the business. His recent three-DVD set, In Constant Motion, speaks for itself. The undisputed king of progressive metal never sleeps!


Posted: August 16, 2007

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Bill Bruford: Our Prog Forefather

Progressive rock’s evolution from its nascent days in London’s university halls and local clubs to stadium-filling global phenomenon has its roots in the tumultuous melting pot of 1960s rock and psychedelia.


Posted: February 15, 2007

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
My Chemical Romance’s Bob Bryar: The Long Road To Success

As the drummer for one of the hottest acts working today, you might think that Bob Bryar is a “flash in the pan??? success story. But he’s had to go through a lot to get to where he is today….


Posted: October 15, 2006

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Stephen Perkins: A Drummer’s Life Less Ordinary

With several projects going at the moment–including two bands, a performance DVD, and several clinic appearances–it’s clear that no one is more committed to drumming than Stephen Perkins….


Posted: July 24, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Jason Bittner

Want to know the true meaning of a dedicated drummer? How about warming up your chops on practice pads in the back of a U-Haul trailer at 9:30 A.M. and in 95 degree weather, all in preparation for taking the stage at 10 A.M. on the grueling second stage at …


Posted: July 19, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
An Interview with Hal Blaine

Paving the way for some of the great studio musicians of our time, like Jim Gordon, Jim Keltner, Jeff Porcaro, and John JR Robinson, were Earl Palmer and Hal Blaine. MD recently sat down with the jovial drummer to walk a bit down memory lane.


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Dave Grohl: Returning To His Roots With Probot

Many drummers have hit it big since the post-metal resurgence of the early ’90s. But no one has had the impact and influence of Dave Grohl. With the full-body flam and bass drum contortions of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Grohl forever changed drumming.


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers
Chris Hesse: Rocking Out

I learned to play drums by putting on headphones and playing to Rush’s Fly By Night until I knew every song by heart. Neil Peart was my first major influence…


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Brann Dailor of Mastodon

For Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor, playing in a band named after a huge prehistoric beast makes perfect sense. “When I’m performing or writing,” Dailor says, “I sometimes think, That definitely sounds like a Mastodon part.”


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Ted Kirkpatrick of Tourniquet

“We call ourselves ‘Christians who play music,'” says drummer Ted Kirkpatrick, mastermind behind the highly successful Christian metal band Tourniquet….


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Shannon Larkin of Godsmack

Growing up, Shannon Larkin worshipped at the twin altars of Neil Peart and John Bonham. To say that he was into classic rock would be an understatement. So getting a call to play a one-off show with Black Sabbath in 1997 was the thrill of a lifetime….


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Jordan Burns of Strung Out

‘You can put a Rush record on and steal a drum fill today,’ says Strung Out drummer Jordan Burns. ‘It’s endless just how many drum fills you can steal from Neil Peart.’


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Gene Hoglan: Furious Kick Drumming

In the midst of Strapping Young Lad’s otherworldly barrage of guitars, screams, bass rumble, and samples, Gene Hoglan’s kick drums blast through in furious, amazingly accurate 32nd-note flurries.


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Stacy Kerber of The Moto-Litas

“‘Not Pretty Today’ is one of our newer songs,” says Stacy Kerber of The Moto-Litas. “We learned it just before we went into the studio, and arrangement-wise, it’s perfect. I like the opening, which I played on the ride cymbal. It’s sweet and pretty. And then we go balls-to-the-wall when …


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Mike Portnoy—No Longer The New Kid On The Prog-Rock Block

Mike Portnoy is no longer the new kid on the progressive-rock block. The once proclaimed “next Neil Peart” has proven himself many times over to be worthy of acknowledgement. This isn’t so much for the commercial success of his band Dream Theater. Rather, it’s for his consistent progression of new …


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Steven Drozd Interview

Like all the masters of psychedelic pop, The Flaming Lips blow your mind with the most ordinary of devices. These seem-to-be eccentrics, who’ve recently won a Grammy for the instrumental “Approaching Pavonis Mons By Balloon (Utopia Planitia),” are really just a bunch of hard-working regular guys, using modest tools: a …



Posted: January 14, 2021

Episode 16
Category: The Modern Drummer Podcast
The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 16: David Frangioni & Billy Amendola with Kenny Aronoff

Episode 16: Superstar Drummer Kenny Aronoff + Shop Talk featuring the Doc Sweeney Pure Series Elm Snare. Modern Drummer Publisher and CEO David Frangioni along side Editor-At-Large Billy Amendola talk with world renowned Drummer Kenny Aronoff About his performance at the Modern Drummer 2020 festival featuring a tribute to Neil …


Posted: November 5, 2020

Episode 6
Category: The Modern Drummer Podcast
The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 6: Mike Dawson with Glenn Kotche

Episode 6: Glenn Kotche of Wilco, KAT Percussion’s Mario DeCiutiss, Shop Talk – Kickboxx Suitcase Drum Set. In this episode Mike Dawson interviews Glenn Kotche of Wilco. Glenn walks Mike thru his Top 10 favorite solo Drum & Percussion albums. The interview concludes with a segment from his mind-blowing sounds …


Posted: January 16, 2020

Modern Drummer Podcast
Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
MD Podcast Episode 226: Neil Peart Tribute, NAMM Preview, Mapex Versatus Kit, and More

Mike and Mike pay special tribute to legendary progressive rock drummer Neil Peart, who passed away on January 7 from brain cancer. The education segment focuses on the benefits of exploring sticking patterns on the drumset.


Posted: January 1, 2016

Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Episode 22: Year in Review, Favorite Cymbal Cases and Bags, World Groove Independence, Brendan Buckley, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike recap 2015 by going over some of their personal achievements, both on and off the drums, and they offer their thoughts on where they think the drum industry may be heading in 2016. Then they discuss their favorite cymbal cases and bags. Next, Johnston …


Posted: December 25, 2015

Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Episode 21: Ludwig Black Beauty, Turkish Cymbal Making, Meinl’s Byzance Vintage Pure, Travis Orbin, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike whether or not the Ludwig Black Beauty is still made with a seamless snare, and they discuss the myth and lore of Turkish cymbal making before diving into a review of Meinl’s Byzance Vintage Pure series cymbals. The featured artist they discuss is modern …


Posted: December 18, 2015

Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Episode 20: Favorite Rudiments, Hybrid Setups, Innovative Gear, Yamaha Stage Custom Birch Hybrid Kit, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike share their favorite rudiments for drumset applications, and they discuss current trend of mixing electronics within an acoustic drumset. They also take a look at some of the most innovative pieces of gear to come about in the past forty years. In the gear …


Posted: December 11, 2015

The Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike
Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Episode 19: Dispelling Neil Peart's Retirement Rumors, Zach Danziger, In-Ear Monitors, Amedia's Kommagene Cymbals, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike dispel the rumors that Rush’s Neil Peart has retired from drumming. They also discuss modern drumming innovator Zach Danziger, as well as their thoughts and opinions on in-ear monitors. In the gear review section, they dig into Amedia’s Turkish-made Kommagene series cymbals. The show …


Posted: December 11, 2015

Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Episode 19: Dispelling Neil Peart’s Retirement Rumors, Zach Danziger, In-Ear Monitors, Amedia’s Kommagene Cymbals, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike dispel the rumors that Rush’s Neil Peart has retired from drumming. They also discuss modern drumming innovator Zach Danziger, as well as their thoughts and opinions on in-ear monitors. In the gear review section, they dig into Amedia’s Turkish-made Kommagene series cymbals. The show …


Posted: December 4, 2015

Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Episode 18: Brady Drums, Favorite Hi-Hat Sizes, the January 2016 issue, Neil Peart, Provenance Drums, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike catch up after a few weeks of traveling, drum shows, and clinics, and then they dive into some news regarding Brady drums. They also discuss their favorite hi-hat sizes, and then they crack open the January 2016 issue of Modern Drummer to talk a …