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September 2020:
MODERN DRUMMER SEPTEMBER 2020 COVER
5 Fun Lessons to Get Today’s Youth into Drumming

If your child is banging his or her dinner utensils around and smacking pillows with plastic lightsabers, it’s likely time to transition your budding rhythmatist to some drum lessons. The challenge is how to maintain the entertainment factor of bashing household items and toys while incorporating some disciplined learning. Happily, …


September 2020:
MODERN DRUMMER SEPTEMBER 2020 COVER
18 Drummers to Follow on Instagram
12 drummers to follow

Worldwide pandemic or not, we’re all spending more…


May 2020:
Remembering Neil

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


December 2012:
The CRASH Course to Success — Part 5: Hunger
Concepts

This article focuses on the fifth and final portion of my CRASH concept. CRASH is an acronym that stands for “commitment, relationships, attitude, skill, and hunger.” These five global topics can be used by anyone to attract success to his or her life. If you’re a regular reader of this …


November 2012:
The CRASH Course to Success Part 4: Skill
Concepts

This month we focus on the fourth part of our CRASH concept for success. For those of you who have not been following this series, CRASH is an acronym that stands for “commitment, relationships, attitude, skill, and hunger.” These are five global concepts that anyone from any walk of life …


July 2012:
The CRASH Course to Success Part 3: Attitude
Concepts

This article focuses on the third portion of my CRASH concept (“commitment, relationships, attitude, skill, hunger”) for attracting success to your drumming career—and that’s attitude. Attitude is everything in life. It will make or break just about anyone on any career track, but especially musicians. Music is about communicating on …


May 2012:
The CRASH Course to Success Part 2: Relationships
Concepts

This article focuses on the second portion of my CRASH (“commitment, relationships, attitude, skill, and hunger”) concept. We’re going to look at how relationships apply to our drumming, our onstage interactions, and our overall musical career.


March 2012:
The CRASH Course to Success Part 1: Commitment
Concepts

What does it take to succeed as a working drummer? Commitment. Commitment is the word for the first letter in an acronym I created, CRASH, to illustrate concepts people can use to attract success to their lives.


March 2018:
Modern Drummer 2018 Readers Poll Winners!

We are excited to present the Modern Drummer 2018 Readers Poll winners!


May 2013:
Study Up!
Rich Redmond

You can learn a lot just by listening to drummers talk about their own educational backgrounds. This month MD asks two Pro Panelists about their unique paths of instruction, the teachers who’ve been the most influential on them, and their personal philosophies of study.   Rich Redmond My philosophy is …


July 2017:
Triplet Fills – Swinging Your Phrases
Drummer Blog: Jason Aldean’s Rich Redmond Gears up for “Drummer’s Weekend”

Younger drummers sometimes struggle with triplet phrases, as there are few styles of popular music today that employ triplets as a basis for the feel. However, we have to be ready for these musical situations when they arise. Older rock, country, and jazz tunes are largely based on triplet subdivisions. …


June 2017:
The 2016 Guitar Center Drum-Off Grand Finals

This past January 14, Guitar Center held its twenty- eighth-annual Drum-Off Grand Finals, at the Novo club in downtown Los Angeles. Over the course of the competition’s numerous preliminary rounds, which took place in more than 250 Guitar Center locations nationwide, five finalists were chosen from among a pool of …


June 2017:
Hi-Hat Splashes – Spicing Up Your Backbeats
Drummer Blog: Jason Aldean’s Rich Redmond Gears up for “Drummer’s Weekend”

The hi-hat foot splash is an under-used voice, especially among younger players. Performing the splash requires getting the ball of the foot and much of the leg involved in the motion. Legendary players like Steve Gadd and Steve Smith are masters of this technique.


January 2015:
Basics – Radio Beats by Rich Redmond

In this month’s article we’ll take a look at some popular grooves on country radio right now. All of them are variations of what I call “money beats,” fundamental drumset rhythms that have been used on countless popular songs.


February 2015:
Greg Morrow

Every one of us has favorite players who have left a lasting impression on the way we play, record, and perform. I’ve been particularly influenced by many of the marquee Nashville studio drummers who came before me, and none more than the great Greg Morrow.


December 2013:
Rich Redmond on Stewart Copeland
Rich Redmond

Synchronicity. By 1983 it may no longer have described the interpersonal relationships between the members of the Police, but it’s the perfect term to illustrate Stewart Copeland’s masterful rhythmic blend inside the tunes on the group’s final album.


July 2015:
Attack of the Juh-Ba with Rich Redmond
VIDEO LESSON! Attack of the Juh-Ba: The Flat Flam Followed by a Kick Drum

https://vimeo.com/129567803 Basics Attack of the Juh-Ba Harness the Power of the Flat Flam Followed by a Kick Drum by Rich Redmond Flat flams are executed by playing two limbs simultaneously. My favorite orchestration of the flat flam is on the snare and floor tom—the combo packs a powerful punch. Follow …


February 2016:
Basics – More Cowbell!
Basics

The phrase “more cowbell” has seeped into the public consciousness with good reason—cowbell rocks! Classic rock songs like “Mississippi Queen,” “Honky Tonk Women,” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It” inspired this month’s lesson.


March 2016:
BASICS – The Tap Nine
Basics

The traditional nine-stroke roll consists of four alternating double strokes followed by a single stroke. It can be played open (clearly articulated) or closed (buzzed). This is a popular rudiment in marching and concert percussion idioms, and I’ve found a practical way to apply it to the drumset.


April 2016:
BASICS – Backstage Warm-Ups
Basics

In this lesson, I’m sharing some of the warm-ups I use before hitting the stage with Jason Aldean each night. I improvise with rudimental figures that isolate both sides of my body, which helps me focus on my weaker hand. This isn’t an exhaustive list, but these exercises continually find …


October 2015:
Necessary Ruffness – Make Your Grooves Percolate With Subtle Doubles

https://vimeo.com/135075615 Basics Necessary Ruffness Make Your Grooves Percolate With Subtle Doubles by Rich Redmond The ruff is an essential rudiment that’s directly related to the double-stroke roll, or buzz roll. The ruff can be played open, as we have it here, with both notes clearly articulated, or closed, which utilizes …


May 2016:
BASICS – Five-Stroke Glue
Basics

The world’s greatest drummers have often laid the foundation of their grooves and fills with the five-stroke roll. It can act as a connective tissue that binds musical ideas together. Think about Steve Gadd’s hypnotic marching rhythms, Carter Beauford’s slick linear drumming, and the grooves of any session drummer since …


June 2016:
BASICS – Six-Stroke Success
Basics

The six-stroke roll is easily one of my favorite rudiments. I was hooked on it after hearing the first few bars of the Temptations’ “My Girl.” This popular lick has crept its way into all types of music—from big band to soul, classic rock to fusion, and beyond. Adding more …


November 2015:
Falling Rocks – A Primer on One of Drumming's Most Powerful Fills

The term “falling rocks” refers to a very powerful fill concept made famous by legendary rockers like Carmine and Vinny Appice, John Bonham, Cozy Powell, and Tommy Aldridge, and it’s often used by contemporary metal, prog, and fusion drummers.


December 2015:
Practi-Patterns – A Dozen of the Most Common Kick/Snare Figures

One of the best things you can do in your drumming study is work on practical techniques, stickings, grooves, and fills that can be applied in real-life situations on the bandstand and in the studio. After playing a wide variety of music in my formative years, and then becoming part …


April 2017:
Stickings That Rock – Part2: Exploring an Additional Hand Pattern
Drummer Blog: Jason Aldean’s Rich Redmond Gears up for “Drummer’s Weekend”

In this lesson we’ll focus on another sticking that I acquired while working through George Lawrence Stone’s classic book Stick Control. The rhythm in the right hand is rooted in the first part of a 3:2 clave rhythm. (Think of the Bo Diddley rhythm on Johnny Otis’s “Willie and the …


January 2017:
The Swampy Double Groove – Grease Up Your Phrases
Video Lesson! The Swampy Double Groove with Rich Redmond

With double grooves, the left hand plays every 8th note using unaccented strokes in between accented backbeats. I refer to these unaccented notes as “taps.” Combining this snare pattern with a standard 8th-note hi-hat figure results in a locomotive groove with a lot of energy.


March 2017:
Stickings That Rock, Part 1: From A Hand Pattern to a Groove
Drummer Blog: Jason Aldean’s Rich Redmond Gears up for “Drummer’s Weekend”

This month we’ll look at a sticking that can be found in the first few pages of George Lawrence Stones’ book Stick Control and apply it to patterns on the drumset. The sticking, RLRR LRRL, is a staple of my drumming vocabulary. Be sure to clearly articulate the difference in …


March 2017:
DW – Bass Drum Beaters

DW recently released a quartet of bass drum beaters that are designed to provide multiple tones and textures from a single source. The Black Sheep and Control Beater XL models were created in collaboration with top endorsers Rich Redmond and John “JR” Robinson, while the 101AIR and Control Beater are …


January 2016:
Flam It Up: Add Some Meat to Your Fills

Flams are fun! A flam is defined as a soft stroke, or grace note, and a louder main stroke played closely together to sound like one. Flams can be closed (less space between strokes) or open (more space between strokes). Classical flams are executed by playing the grace note softer …


July 2010:
July 2010 – Volume 34 • Number 7

Chris Pennie, Bernard Purdie, Chad Cromwell, Billy Rymer, Mickey Waller, Rich Redmond, Dan Bitney, John McEntire, John Herndon, Marco Minnemann, Bubba Bryant, Tommy Aldridge, Brian Viglione, Bill Rieflin, Glenn Kotche, Poni, Ash Pearson, Chad Smith, Keith Harris, Kenny Aronoff



Posted: January 29, 2019

Meathook Bus
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Anthony Citrinite of The Collective and MeetHook in On The Beat

Dear MD! My name is Anthony Citrinite and I have been lucky enough to play drums professionally for many years with a number of great bands including Boston, Coheed & Cambria, and currently with Embers Only.


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: October 12, 2016

Category: News, News and Events
PMC’s “Roadie for a Day” Drums with Rich Redmond

On September 30, the Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) 2016 International Drum Month (IDM) promotion culminated when eleven-year-old Henry Saad met real-life drum hero Rich Redmond prior to a Jason Aldean concert in Raleigh, North Carolina


Posted: September 23, 2016

Breast Cancer Can Stick It
Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Calling All Drummers to Join Celebrity Drummers in “Sticking It" to Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Can Stick It! will host its second annual, family-friendly Drummathon on October 9, 2016 from 10 am to 7 pm at downtown Dallas’ premier outdoor venue, Klyde Warren Park. The organization is calling all drummers, both in DFW and across the country, to participate in this fundraising event …


Posted: September 23, 2016

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Calling All Drummers to Join Celebrity Drummers in “Sticking It” to Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Can Stick It! will host its second annual, family-friendly Drummathon on October 9, 2016 from 10 am to 7 pm at downtown Dallas’ premier outdoor venue, Klyde Warren Park. The organization is calling all drummers, both in DFW and across the country, to participate in this fundraising event …


Posted: June 24, 2016

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Educator Mike Wrench: Overcoming Obstacles

Greetings, fellow drummers! I’m very excited to introduce Upbeat Outreach to the drumming community. My name is Mike Wrench, and I am a drummer and clinician whose passion is exploring the endless abilities in the realm of drumming. You can find me speaking and teaching at events from Rich Redmond’s …


Posted: May 31, 2016

2016 Gear of the Year Issue Modern Drummer magazine
Category: Drummers, Featured, Issues, News, News and Events
July Modern Drummer magazine 2016 Gear of the Year Issue

See what’s in the July Modern Drummer magazine 2016 Gear of the Year Issue.


Posted: May 31, 2016

Category: Basics, Drummers, Lessons, Multimedia, Videos
Video Lesson! Basics – Advanced Disco with Rich Redmond

Disco, a style of music popularized in the 1970s, launched dance crazes, drove up record sales, and sometimes caused a lot of frustration among the era’s working drummers. (Some players found the repetitive rhythm to be mind numbing.) Much of today’s music also heavily relies on repetition. Pop, dance, R&B, …


Posted: May 31, 2016

Category: Drummers, Featured, Issues, News, News and Events
July Modern Drummer magazine 2016 Gear of the Year Issue

See what’s in the July Modern Drummer magazine 2016 Gear of the Year Issue.


Posted: April 28, 2016

June 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Peter Erskine
Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
June 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Peter Erskine

See what’s in the June 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Peter Erskine…


Posted: April 28, 2016

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
June 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Peter Erskine

See what’s in the June 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Peter Erskine…


Posted: March 31, 2016

May 2016 Issue of Modern Drummerfeaturing Andrés Forero of Hamilton
Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
May 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Andrés Forero of Hamilton

(Available digitally March 31, 2016; in print April 1, 2016) Print Copy ○ iTunes ○ Amazon ○ GooglePlay ○ Subscribe On the Cover Andrés Forero “Andrés Forero is one of the most creative and versatile players of our time, and his participation in Hamilton solidifies his stature as one of …


Posted: March 31, 2016

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
May 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Andrés Forero of Hamilton

(Available digitally March 31, 2016; in print April 1, 2016) Print Copy ○ iTunes ○ Amazon ○ GooglePlay ○ Subscribe On the Cover Andrés Forero “Andrés Forero is one of the most creative and versatile players of our time, and his participation in Hamilton solidifies his stature as one of …


Posted: February 26, 2016

Joe Saylor on the April 2016 issue of Modern Drummer magazine
Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
April 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Joe Saylor

  (Available digitally February 26, 2016; in print February 2, 2016) Print Copy    ○   iTunes     ○    Amazon     ○    GooglePlay     ○     Subscribe   On the Cover Joe Saylor “The place you really learn how to play is on the bandstand. And it helps learning with people who …


Posted: February 26, 2016

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
April 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Joe Saylor

  (Available digitally February 26, 2016; in print February 2, 2016) Print Copy    ○   iTunes     ○    Amazon     ○    GooglePlay     ○     Subscribe   On the Cover Joe Saylor “The place you really learn how to play is on the bandstand. And it helps learning with people who …


Posted: February 23, 2016

Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News, News and Events
News: Rich Redmond’s Drummer’s Weekend Comes to Los Angeles on April 8 to 10

Rich Redmond is hosting a Drummer’s Weekend in Los Angeles on April 8 to 10. The three-day immersive education event takes place in the heart of Hollywood and features twenty-four total hours of hands-on training with some of the greatest drummers on the planet.


Posted: January 29, 2016

March 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Barry Kerch
Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
March 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Barry Kerch

See what’s in the March 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Barry Kerch.


Posted: January 29, 2016

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
March 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Barry Kerch

See what’s in the March 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Barry Kerch.


Posted: December 30, 2015

Adam Deitch on the February 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer Magazine
Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
February 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Adam Deitch

See what’s in the February 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Adam Deitch and how to get it.


Posted: December 30, 2015

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
February 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Adam Deitch

See what’s in the February 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Adam Deitch and how to get it.


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: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
News: Sabian Education Network Hosts Events in Nashville and San Antonio

Continuing in its mission to assist drum teachers, the Sabian Education Network recently held events in Nashville, TN, and San Antonio, TX….


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: 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: October 30, 2015

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
December 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Dom Famularo

See what’s in the December 2015 issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Dom Famularo!


Posted: October 2, 2015

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
News: Sabian Presents “Develop, Manage, and Grow Your Business???

Sabian Education Network (SEN) director Joe Bergamini and a distinguished panel will discuss issues facing drumset educators and how to develop, manage, and grow business….


Posted: October 1, 2015

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
November 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Brian Frasier-Moore

See what’s in the pages of the October 2015 issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Brian Frasier-Moore and where you can get it….


Posted: October 1, 2015

Category: Basics, Drummers, Lessons, Multimedia, Videos
Video Demo! Falling Rocks: A Primer on One of Drumming’s Most Powerful Fills

The term “falling rocks??? refers to a very powerful fill concept made famous by legendary rockers like Carmine and Vinny Appice, John Bonham, Cozy Powell, and Tommy Aldridge, and it’s often used by contemporary metal, prog, and fusion drummers. The phrasing is dense and articulate, and it creates an overwhelming …


Posted: September 14, 2015

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Adam Argullin: Mallets and Motivating With Drums

Hey, Modern Drummer! This is Adam Argullin. It’s pretty surreal, but a great honor, to be writing for the MD website as I’m a longtime fan!


Posted: August 27, 2015

Category: Basics, Drummers, Lessons, Multimedia, Videos
Video Lesson! Necessary Ruffness: Make Your Grooves Percolate With Subtle Doubles

Click to check out a video demo of the beats Rich Redmond discusses in his “Necessary Ruffness” article in the October 2015 issue.


Posted: August 27, 2015

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
October 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Ilan Rubin

See what’s in the October issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Ilan Rubin!


Posted: July 31, 2015

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
September 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Gil Sharone

See what’s in the September 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Gil Sharone!


Posted: July 30, 2015

Category: Basics, Drummers, Lessons, Multimedia, Videos
VIDEO LESSON: Build a Beat! A Step-by-Step Approach

Click here to check out Rich Redmond’s video demo of the exercises in his “Build a Beat??? article from the September 2015 issue.


Posted: June 30, 2015

Category: Basics, Drummers, Lessons, Multimedia, Videos
VIDEO LESSON! Beware of the Chi-Ga-Da! Exercises for Harnessing a Powerful Funk/Fusion Sticking

The sticking used in these exercises, RLL, is very popular in funk/fusion playing styles. The hands are split between the snare and the hi-hat. Click to check out a video demo.


Posted: June 30, 2015

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
August 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Antonio Sanchez

See what’s in the pages, and where to order, the August 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Antonio Sanchez!


Posted: June 5, 2015

Category: Basics, Drummers, Lessons, Multimedia, Videos
VIDEO LESSON! Attack of the Juh-Ba: The Flat Flam Followed by a Kick Drum

Click here to check out a video demo of the exercises in Rich Redmond’s Basics article from the July 2015 issue, which covers the powerful sound of a snare/floor tom unison followed by a kick drum.


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 18, 2015

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Drummer Blog: Top Canadian Drummer Jayson Brinkworth Checks In

I wanted to update you on a few things happening in my drumming world. First off let me say what an honor and pleasure it is to be part of the very prestigious Modern Drummer Education Team. It is amazing to share ideas and concepts with so many great players …


Posted: May 4, 2015

Category: News, News and Events
Thomas Lang Announces Big Drum Bonanza 2015

Drummer/producer Thomas Lang (stOrk/Paul Gilbert), has announced the Big Drum Bonanza 2015 (#BDB2015), which will take place July 1 through 5 at the Palm Garden Hotel in Thousand Oaks, California.


Posted: January 7, 2015

Category: Basics, Drummers, Lessons, Multimedia, Videos
VIDEO! The Lindy Beat: The Grooviest of Early Rock Grooves (From the February 2015 Issue)

The Lindy drumbeat, one of the most common feels in early rock ’n’ roll, features strong snare accents on beat 2, the “&??? of 2, and beat 4. Check out a video demo of a few different Lindy variations here.


Posted: December 30, 2014

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
February 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring King Crimson’s Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison, and Bill Rieflin

See what’s in the February 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring King Crimson’s Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison, and Bill Rieflin.


Posted: December 22, 2014

Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News and Events
News: Rich Redmond Hosts Second-Annual “Drummer’s Weekend???

This past November, Jason Aldean drummer, Rich Redmond, led a weekend of drumming education, inspiration, and entertainment in Nashville. Highlights of this second-annual event included hands-on training with Liberty Devitto (Billy Joel), Chris Fryar (Zac Brown Band), and Sean Paddock (Kenny Chesney). Other teachers included percussionist Billy Hawn (Colbie Callait) …


Posted: December 16, 2014

Category: Basics, Drummers, Lessons, Multimedia, Videos
Basics: Radio Beats (From the January 2015 Issue)

Click here to check out a video of Jason Aldean drummer, Rich Redmond demonstrating some of the popular radio grooves discussed in his article from the January 2015 issue.


Posted: November 25, 2014

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
January 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Dave Weckl

See what’s in the January 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Dave Weckl and where to get it….


Posted: October 28, 2014

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
December 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Gregg Bissonette

See what’s in the pages of the December 2014 issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Gregg Bissonette!


Posted: October 1, 2014

Category: Basics, Drummers, Lessons, Multimedia, Videos
VIDEO! The Kick Hiccup: Boost Your Groove With Quick Bass Drum Doubles (From the November 2014 Issue)

Drummers all over the world have been hip to the kick hiccup for years. First popularized by Carmine Appice with Vanilla Fudge and John Bonham with Led Zeppelin, this tricky foot technique, which sounds like a stuttering double on a single bass drum, is now considered a rite of passage …


Posted: September 30, 2014

Category: Issues, News, News and Events
November 2014 Issue of
Modern Drummer
featuring
Mark Guiliana

See what’s in the pages on of the November 2014 issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Mark Guiliana!


Posted: September 24, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Drummer Blog: Jason Aldean’s Rich Redmond Gears Up for Drummer’s Weekend

Hello there, MD readers! I am very excited to be hosting my second “Drummer’s Weekend??? in Nashville this October 31 through November 2….


Posted: September 3, 2014

Category: Basics, Drummers, Lessons, Multimedia, Videos
VIDEO! Power Triplets: Putting the Roll in Your Rock (From the October 2014 Issue)

These exercises are inspired by the master jazz drummer Elvin Jones. In Elvin’s world, everything was a triplet.


Posted: September 2, 2014

Category: Issues, News, News and Events
October 2014 Issue of
Modern Drummer
featuring
Ian Paice of Deep Purple!

See what’s in the page of the October 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine Featuring Ian Paice of Deep Purple!


Posted: July 29, 2014

Category: Basics, Drummers, Lessons, Multimedia, Videos
VIDEO! Screaming Clave: Big Beats Based on Afro-Caribbean Root Rhythms (From the September 2014 Issue)

Click here to check out a video lesson on clave-based beats with Jason Aldean’s Rich Redmond….


Posted: July 29, 2014

Category: Issues, News, News and Events
September 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Rob Bourdon of Linkin Park

See what’s in the September 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Rob Bourdon of Linkin Park!


Posted: July 23, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
The Stickman Drum Experience and the Regina Drum Festival’s Jayson Brinkworth

So far, 2014 is shaping up to be an unreal year for our drum events here in Canada and for my own teaching and playing career. We recently wrapped up our third-annual Stickman Drum Experience camp, which took place July 2–6, and I thought it might be fun to step …


Posted: June 24, 2014

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
August 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Shannon Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars

Check out what’s in the August 2014 issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Shannon Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars!


Posted: June 24, 2014

Category: Basics, Drummers, Feature Stories, Lessons, Multimedia, Videos
VIDEO! Rhythmic Displacement Essentials: Milking the Most From the Money Beats (From the August 2014 Issue)

Click here to check out Rich Redmond’s video accompaniment for his video on rhythmic displacement basics.


Posted: June 2, 2014

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Three of the World’s Top Drummers to Perform at the Salem YMCA

The Salem, Massachusetts YMCA will host a one-of-a-kind performance and student clinic with three top professional drummers: Dave DiCenso (Josh Groban), Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean), and James Murphy (Blue Man Group). The Drums for Funds concert will take place on June 10 from 7 pm until 9:30 pm in the …


Posted: December 25, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Jason Aldean’s Rich Redmond

Hello MD readers! It has been some time since we last visited here. I am still enjoying life in Nashville, juggling touring, recording, producing, writing, and teaching. I love this life we live as modern drummers!


Posted: November 1, 2013

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
December 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring George “Spanky” McCurdy

(on newsstands November 5, 2013) On the Cover George “Spanky” McCurdy “I’m always aware of what the fans need and what the artist is trying to do. If I’m coming in, it’s time to go higher, time to upgrade.” Lady Gaga’s drummer doesn’t mince words—but why be shy when you’ve …


Posted: September 18, 2013

Category: News, News and Events
Nashville Drummers Jam 3: Tribute to Jeff Porcaro

The Nashville Drummers Jam, along with promotional partner, Tom Hurst Presents Loud Jamz, and venue partner, Douglas Corner Café, involves bringing top Nashville drummers together to perform their favorite songs from a selected theme while raising money for worthy causes. The Nashville Drummers Jam 3, which took place on September …


Posted: August 28, 2013

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
October 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Mike Portnoy

October 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Mike Portnoy Contents


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: March 28, 2013

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
The May 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer

See what’s in the May 2013 issue of Modern Drummer magazine….


Posted: February 20, 2013

Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News, News and Events
Rich Redmond’s “CRASH Course For Success” Masterclass at The Collective School of Music in NYC

Open To Public. Free for Collective Students. $10 for non-students….


Posted: February 19, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Jamie Follese of Hot Chelle Rae

My name is Jamie Follese, and I play for a pop band called Hot Chelle Rae. We have been on tour for the last year and a half supporting our album Whatever.


Posted: January 28, 2013

Category: Feature Stories, News, News and Events, The Showroom
NAMM 2013 in Photos

It’s that time of year again, when the makers of dreams—or at least the equipment that helps them come true—show off the latest and greatest gear that will be available in the upcoming months. What’s the catch? Not everyone is invited! Never fear, the Modern Drummer editors have it covered. …


Posted: August 30, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Jayson Brinkworth

Hey there, Modern Drummer readers, Jayson Brinkworth here again from Canada. Things have been crazy busy up here with Aaron Pritchett and One More Girl gigs, as well as many sessions….


Posted: April 11, 2012

Category: Drummers, Multimedia, Videos
Lauren Alaina’s Adam Silverman Gives a Quick Tour of His Setup

In this clip Jason Aldean’s drummer Rich Redmond chats with Lauren Alaina’s Adam Silverman about his setup. Alaina was the season-ten runner-up on American Idol.


Posted: January 31, 2012

Category: Concepts, Drummers, Lessons, Multimedia, Videos
Concepts: The CRASH Course to Success, Part 1: Commitment

What does it take to be a successful working drummer? Commitment. Click to read more about Nashville drummer Rich Redmond’s CRASH Course to Success.


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: March 10, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Rich Redmond with Jason Aldean

Hey there, everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve checked in. I wanted to personally thank everyone who voted me “Best Country Drummer” in last year’s Modern Drummer magazine Reader Poll. It is a real thrill and an honor to receive this award! A huge thanks to the fine staff …


Posted: August 24, 2010

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Chad Szeliga: Props From Peers

Since joining the heavy rock band Breaking Benjamin in 2005, just in time to record the platinum-selling Phobia album, Chad Szeliga has drawn lots of attention for his unerring control, power, and musicality—and not just from fans but from some of the best in the biz…. “Chad is not only …


Posted: May 26, 2010

Category: Drummers
Jason Aldean’s Rich Redmond

It’s all about rocking three-chord riffs for Jason Aldean’s neo-country drummer. Here, some of Redmond’s close musical associates provide insight into Rich’s talents….



Posted: November 2, 2018

Modern Drummer Podcast
Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
MD Podcast Episode 165: Jason Aldean's Rich Redmond, Tamborim Rhythms, Paiste Masters Additions, and More

In this episode Mike and Mike discuss December cover artist Rich Redmond, who’s the longtime drummer with modern country superstar Jason Aldean. The education segment focuses on how to play the syncopated tamborim rhythms of samba on drumset.


Posted: July 28, 2017

The Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike
Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Mike and Mike Podcast Episode 103: Steve Smith, Samba Basics, Love Custom Snare Drums, and More

Mike and Mike discuss Modern Drummer September 2017 cover artist Steve Smith, who rejoined arena-rock greats Journey in 2016. The education section focuses on samba rhythms and how they can be applied to the drumset.