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July 1984:
Phil Ehart – Identity
Phil Ehart

The very first thing you have to know about Phil Ehart, and perhaps the most important thing, is that he’s incredibly modest—maybe a bit too modest, if that’s possible. Consider the facts: Here’s a guy who has been playing drums for the group Kansas for the past 12 years.


July 1977:
Ehart Energy: Movin’ Up

And from out of the state of Kansas, they came. A group of six talented musicians choosing to call themselves, aptly enough-KANSAS, a mixture of high-energy progressive rock and classical music complete with abrupt yet precise key and time signature changes.


July 1977:
Ehart Energy: Movin' Up

And from out of the state of Kansas, they came. A group of six talented musicians choosing to call themselves, aptly enough-KANSAS, a mixture of high-energy progressive rock and classical music complete with abrupt yet precise key and time signature changes.


January 2001:
January 2001 – Volume 25 • Number 1

Tré Cool, Wuv, Nicko McBrain, Dave Krusen, Phil Ehart, Trey Gray, Steve Gadd, Joe Morello, Rod Morgenstein, Peter Erskine, Neil Peart, Mel Lewis, Roy Burns, Mark Parsons, Rick Van Horn, Tony Williams, Buddy Rich, John Bonham, Tito Puente, Alan Dawson, Gary Chester, Eric Carr, Larrie Londin, Art Blakey, Philly Joe …


September 1999:
September 1999 – Volume 23 • Number 9

Clyde Stubblefield, John “Jabo” Starks, Darren Jessee, Steve Alexander, Simon Kirke, Don Brewer, Bun E. Carlos, Phil Ehart, Abbey Rader, Todd Roper, Frankie “Kash” Waddy, Alex Cline JD Charlton, Morgan Rose, Jerry “J.I.” Allison, Steve Ferrone, Steve Smith, Carl Palmer, Ted Bonar, Ed Breckenfeld, Rich Rychel, John Riley, Harriett L. …



Posted: August 18, 2020

Phil Ehart
Category: News
Phil Ehart on Kansas’s New Album, The Absence of Presence

The Absence of Presence, American progressive-rock band Kansas’s sixteenth studio album, was released this past July 17 on Inside Out Music. The album follows up 2016’s The Prelude Implicit, which entered Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart at #14. Kansas, who have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide since their …


Posted: July 27, 2020

Website News
Category: News
Drummers on Record: Current and Upcoming Releases of Note

Kansas The Absence of Presence (Phil Ehart) This past July 17, Kansas released their new studio album,The Absence of Presence (Inside Out Music). The album was coproduced by drummer Phil Ehart—check out this early interview from 1977 Modern Drummer’s first year of publication—and guitarist Richard Williams, who, like Ehart, was …


Posted: May 28, 2015

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
July 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Daru Jones

See what’s in the pages of the July 2015 issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Daru Jones!


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: July 23, 2012

Category: Feature Stories
20 CLASSIC PROG ALBUMS

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


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Phil Ehart of Kansas

It’s been seventeen years since the original Kansas lineup recorded tmgether. Such an event merits special circumstances, for sure….



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