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November 2019:
Korn’s Ray Luzier

Korn drummer Ray Luzier moved from Los Angeles to Nashville in 2014. “I can live pretty much anywhere I want because I only meet the other members of the band on airplanes,” he says. “We’re an L.A.-based band, and I fly back there quite a bit to do records. But …


November 2017:
Nashville Drummers Jam

Since 2012, drummers David Parks and Tom Hurst, along with guitarist Chris Nix, have hosted the biannual Nashville Drummers Jam benefit concert. The event began as a one-off show to raise money for King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill after he suffered a debilitating heart attack.


February 2017:
Korn's Ray Luzier
Ray Luzier

Over the past ten years, Korn’s drummer has become an increasingly integral component of the band’s uniquely heavy sound. The latest raging slab of proof coming out of Bakersfield, California: The Serenity of Suffering.


September 2011:
September 2011 – Volume 35 • Number 9

Taylor Hawkins, Adam Cruz, Ray Luzier, Peter Erskine, Steve Gadd, Jerry Shirley, Todd Sucherman, Carl Palmer, Shawn “Clown” Crahan, Antonio Sanchez, Gil Sharone, Dino Campanella, Sam Ulano


November 2009:
November 2009 – Volume 33 • Number 11

Brann Dailor, Ray Luzier, Eric Harland, Jimmy Paxson, Nicko McBrain, Dennis Diken, Tim Alexander, Matt Wilson, Ryan Hoyle, Karl Latham, Corey Pierce, Brian Delaney, Steve Smith, Zakir Hussain, Neil Peart, Rashied Ali


June 2007:
June 2007 – Volume 31 • Number 6

Marco Minnemann, Brian Young, Ray Luzier, George “Spanky” McCurdy, Mike Marsh, John Convertino, Tony Leone, Sean O’Rourke, Scott Asheton, Marky Ramone, Ian Wallace, Jason Bittner, Steve Hass, Kenny Aronoff


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


May 2004:
May 2004 – Volume 28 • Number 5

Greg Upchurch, Airto Moreira, Poogie Bell, Wuv, Ari Hoenig, Paul Allen, Herb Shucher, Ray Luzier, Kenny Kramme, Jerry Mercer, Clem Burke, Don Lamond, Roy Hanes, Jeremy Hummel, Vic Firth, Scott Williamson



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: January 13, 2017

Category: News, News and Events
Bonzo Bash NAMM 2017

The first of these shows that Tichy & Sutton have produced, took place on September 25th, 2010, on the 30th anniversary of Bonham’s passing. They have since taken the show to both coasts, with BashFest 2017 sure to be the mightiest one yet.


Posted: September 1, 2016

Category: News, News and Events
Pearl Hosts Nashville Drummer’s Group at Hard Rock for Gear Preview and Lunch

Giving one hundred plus drummers a chance to test high-end drums, mingle with marquis artists, and enjoy great food in the heart of America’s most active live music scene, Pearl Corporation recently hosted members of the Nashville Drummer’s Facebook group at the Hard Rock Café’s Reverb Room in Nashville, TN.


Posted: March 28, 2016

Category: News, News and Events
Drum Workshop Inks Worldwide Distribution Deal With Kickport

Drum Workshop has inked a deal for worldwide distribution, marketing, and artist relations for KickPort International products….


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: September 15, 2015

Category: News, News and Events
Select a Head Inks Deal with Godsmack

The deal includes patent-pending, custom printed drum displays featuring their top charting albums and artwork and are available for fans to purchase online…


Posted: January 29, 2015

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
March 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Animals as Leaders’ Matt Garstka

See what’s in the March 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Animals as Leaders’ Matt Garstka and where to get it!


Posted: September 26, 2014

Category: News, News and Events, The Showroom
Showroom: “Select a Head??? Licensed Drumhead Displays

Select a Head drumhead displays have garnered the attention of internationally touring rock and metal bands, including Korn, Queensryche, and Styper….


Posted: August 27, 2014

Category: News, News and Events
Drumerica Announces 2014 Contest Finalists

Drumerica, the National Contest For Young Drummers, has announced the names of the 18 finalists in this year’s competition. They are:


Posted: July 31, 2014

Category: News, News and Events
Drumerica Entry Deadline Extended To 12:01 AM, Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Due to the high number of late submissions, the deadline to enter the Drumerica National Contest For Young Drummers has been extended to 12:01 AM, Wednesday, August 6, 2014.


Posted: July 7, 2014

Category: News, News and Events
Drumerica Is Open to All Young Jazz, Rock, Latin, Metal And R&B Drummers

No matter what style of music they play, aspiring drummers can show their talent, skill and personality by participating in the 2014 Drumerica drumming contest.


Posted: July 1, 2014

Category: News, News and Events
Drumerica Contest for Young Drummers Launches Today July 1!

With the start of the National Competition For Young Drummers less than thirty days away, Drumerica has announced the launch of the www.drumerica.us website….


Posted: June 24, 2014

Category: Drummers, Multimedia, Videos
Ray Luzier Video:
KXM’s “Gun Fight???

Korn’s Ray Luzier has been focusing of late on the group KXM, which also features guitarist George Lynch and bassist dUg Pinnick. Here Luzier gives us some exclusive background on the group’s latest single, “Gun Fight.???


Posted: June 13, 2014

Category: News, News and Events
Drumerica Website Goes Live With Free, Downloadable, Official Play-Along Tracks From Groove Essentials And DrumFun

Drumerica has announced the launch of the www.drumerica.us website.


Posted: June 1, 2014

Category: News, News and Events
Drumerica Contest Adds Additional Sponsors And Celebrity Judges

Drumerica is proud to announce that leading online music retailer Musician’s Friend, the world-renowned music education program School Of Rock and the Percussive Arts Society (PAS), the world’s largest organization of drummers and percussionists, have joined with twenty other top drum, accessory and media companies to sponsor the online video …


Posted: May 16, 2014

Category: Album/Song Reviews, Drummers, Reviews
KXM KXM

With the flood of so-called super-groups and pet projects on the scene, KXM is one of the few that holds water.


Posted: March 21, 2014

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Drum Daze 2014 Columbus, Ohio

On Sunday, March 30th, some of the biggest names in drumming will come together for an afternoon you won’t forget. Russ Miller joins Ray Luzier, Mike Johnston, Greg Hutchinson and John Riley for the Drum Daze line-up.


Posted: March 12, 2014

Category: News, News and Events
KXM Releases Debut Album

A coming together of three veteran rockers, KXM is a hard rock supergroup formed in 2013


Posted: February 26, 2014

Category: Drummers, Multimedia, Videos
VIDEO – Korn’s Ray Luzier and Special Guests Play “Sluggo’s Revenge??? at Guitar Center’s 2014 Drum-Off Finals

Watch Korn drummer Ray Luzier’s exclusive performance of “Sluggo’s Revenge??? from Guitar Center’s 2014 Drum-Off Finals, held this past January 18. Ray’s band featured Jeff Kollman on guitar, Billy Sheehan on bass, and DJ/producer Sluggo.


Posted: February 21, 2014

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, Videos
VIDEO – Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats With Steve Lukather Play “We All Swing the Tuna??? at Guitar Center’s 2014 Drum-Off Finals

Check out this video of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith leading his band the Bombastic Meatbats at Guitar Center’s 2014 Drum-Off Finals, held this past January 18. The band, which also consists of guitarist Jeff Kollman, keyboard player Ed Roth, and bassist Kevin Chown, was joined onstage by …


Posted: February 20, 2014

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, Videos
VIDEO – Steve Ferrone and Questlove Play “Pick Up the Pieces??? at Guitar Center’s 2014 Drum-Off Finals

Check out this video of longtime Tom Petty drummer Steve Ferrone and the Roots’ Questlove playing “Pick Up the Pieces,??? from Guitar Center’s 2014 Drum-Off Finals, which were held this past January 18. The song was the biggest hit for the Scottish funk group Average White Band, which Ferrone played …


Posted: December 20, 2013

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Guitar Center’s Drum-Off Celebrates 25 Years With An All-Star Line-Up

Five finalists have been selected to go on to battle it out for the title of Guitar Center’s Drum-Off Champion and a prize package valued at nearly $50,000.


Posted: October 10, 2013

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, Videos
Korn Drummer Ray Luzier on KXM, His Side Project With Dug Pinnick and George Lynch

On the event of Korn’s new album, MD is featuring drummer Ray Luzier on the cover of its November issue, out now. The ever-busy Luzier has actually got another project happening, KXM, featuring King’s X bassist/vocalist Dug Pinnick and Dokken/Lynch Mob guitarist George Lynch. “I’ve been a huge King’s X …


Posted: September 26, 2013

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
November 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Ray Luzier

See what’s in the November 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Ray Luzier!


Posted: September 11, 2012

Category: News, News and Events
Sabian “Cymbal Vote” Back For 2013!

Throughout September and October, drummers around the world will get to decide which new cymbals Sabian will release in 2013 – but this time around, many of you will be able to play them in person before you vote!


Posted: May 3, 2012

Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News, News and Events
Bonzo’s Birthday Bash Scheduled for May 31 at the House of Blues in L.A.

Bonzo’s Birthday Bash: A Tribute Concert to John Henry Bonham of Led Zeppelin, will be presented this coming Thursday, May 31, at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, California. (continue reading)


Posted: February 23, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Jeff Fabb with James Durbin

Hi, my name is Jeff Fabb and I was born and raised in the small town of Mattituck, Long Island, New York, and started shredding away at the age of eleven…


Posted: August 3, 2011

Category: Drummers, Multimedia, Videos
Video of Korn playing “Pop A Pill” on their recent European tour

Korn drummer Ray Luzier hipped us to this recently posted video of the band playing “Pop A Pill??? on their recent European tour. Enjoy.


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 1, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Mayhem Week! Jeff Fabb of In This Moment

It’s fun being on a metal tour—most of the bands on Mayhem this year we’ve toured with in the past, and it’s great to see them again. The heat early in the tour was brutal—the sunscreen I put on my face was getting in my eyes and burning like I …


Posted: July 29, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Mayhem Week! Chris Raines of Norma Jean

Hey, everyone! The 2010 Mayhem Festival is going by way too fast. We’re playing the Silver Star Stage with Atreyu, In This Moment, Winds Of Plague, and 3 Inches Of Blood. Everyone is super cool, and we’ve had amazing shows and crowds to start the tour. We’re playing a very …


Posted: February 3, 2010

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Ray Luzier: Getting Inside The Music

To Ray Luzier, Korn’s drummer and newest member, playing with legends is nothing he hadn’t done before. The Musicians Institute grad and PIT instructor earned the full-time Korn gig…


Posted: December 7, 2009

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Yael: DrumAddict

Hello, modern drum addicts! First off, it’s an honor to be asked to do a piece for Modern Drummer online, and I hope to get to the point where I will finally have my mug in the mag next to my own feature. Thank you, MD, for years of stories …


Posted: January 29, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Anthony Biuso Blog

Hey, MD, my name is Anthony Biuso from (hed) p.e. My friends, oddly enough, call me Tiny Bubz.


Posted: May 18, 2007

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Rob Bourdon: Midnight Confessions

Back in 1999, Rob Bourdon was just another drummer in LA, playing with his band Linkin Park, doing the rounds of clubs, and working on his loops, beats, and pieces….



Posted: January 27, 2017

Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Episode 77: Favorite Fills, Ray Luzier, Gibraltar Beat EFX, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike catch up after attending Winter NAMM and then share two of their all-time favorite drum fills. The featured artist is Ray Luzier of the band Korn.