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February 2010:
What Do You Know About: Richie Hayward

Time loves a hero. Forty years of Little Feat recordings and a constant stream of intriguing guest appearances have made Richie Hayward a big favorite among the drummer cognoscenti.


December 2019:
The Velvet Underground

What do we talk about when we talk about the Velvet Underground? We mainly talk about influence.


January 2011:
January 2011 – Volume 35 • Number 1

Joey Jordison, Chris Coleman, Michael Carvin, Patrick Wilson, Nate Morton, Erin Tate, Steve Smith, John Weathers, Allison Miller, Richie Hayward, Joey Waronker, Matthew “Woody” Woodley


October 2004:
October 2004 – Volume 28 • Number 10

Elvin Jones, Jeremy Hummel, Justin Foley, René Creemers Wim de Vries, Joey Jordison, Fred Hell, Paul Wertico, Richie Hayward, Mercedes Lander, Terry Silverlight, Mike Chiplin, Terry Bozzio, Danny Gottlieb, Bill Ashbaugh


November 2002:
November 2002 – Volume 26 • Number 11

Zach Lind, Thomas Lang, Mickey Roker, Gary Chester, Steven Gillis, Mark Zonder, Jake Fowler, Ray Rizzo, Joe Lizama, Danny Frankel, Ray Herrera, Toomas Paiste, Richard “Pistol” Allen, Danny Craig, Larry Mullen Jr., Richie Hayward, Phil Collins


April 2002:
April 2002 – Volume 26 • Number 4

Buddy Rich, Nick D’Virgilio, Joe La Barbera, Steve Smith, Josh Freese, Panama Francis, Jeff Ocheltree, Abe Laboriel Jr., Allen Shellenberger, King Coffey, Richie Hayward, Glenn Kotche, Tommy Aldridge, Mike Heidorn, Slim Jim Phantom, Greg Upchurch, Gene Lake, Joe Morello


December 2000:
December 2000 – Volume 24 • Number 12

Will Kennedy, Stefanie Eulinberg, Paul Doucette, Jeff Hamilton, Al 3, Dave Buckner, Richie Hayward, Tony Fagenson, Vinnie Amico, Cody Dickinson, Vinnie Colaiuta, Akira Jimbo, Ian Paice, Butch Trucks, Andrew Barr, Eric Kalb, Michael Travis, Joe Russo


December 1998:
December 1998 – Volume 22 • Number 12

Ian Paice, Paco Sery, Breft Reed, Richie Hayward, Morgan Rose, Rick Reed, Dan Leali, Stevie Nicks, Chad Sexton, Kenwood Dennard,


October 1995:
October 1995 – Volume 19 • Number 10

In this Issue: Richie Hayward, Steve Smith, Peter Erskine, Stephen Perkins, Mike Portnoy, Gregg Bissonette, Kenwood Dennard, Rayford Griffin, Alan White, Fergal Lawler


March 1988:
March 1988 – Volume 12 • Number 3

In this issue: Rick Allen, Richie Hayward, Isaac Mtshali, Francis Fuster, Okyerema Asante



Posted: September 29, 2016

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, On the Beat
On Tour: Tony Leone With the Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Longtime New York City drummer Tony Leone is currently on the road with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood.


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: November 23, 2010

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Richie Hayward: The MD Interviews, Part 2

Interview by Robyn FlansRead the Little Feat drummer’s cover feature from October 1995. MD: You have a unique playing style with Little Feat. Can you describe that style and where it came from? Richie: My style has grown with the band. It started out heavily influenced by blues, rock ’n’ …


Posted: October 21, 2010

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Richie Hayward: The MD Interviews, Part 1

Read the Little Feat drummer’s feature from March 1988.The drum world will never see another Richie Hayward. The longtime Little Feat drummer, who passed away in August, was among the most musically stylish and quietly influential drummers of the classic rock era, equal parts monster technician and old-soul groove master. …


Posted: September 25, 2010

Category: Drummers, The Greats
Richie Hayward: Little Feat’s Timeless Drum Hero

Richie Hayward, the drummer in the band Little Feat since their inception in 1969, was born in Clear Lake, Iowa, and was influenced by rock ’n’ roll pioneer Earl Palmer and big-band jazz drummer Sonny Payne. In 1966 he moved to Los Angeles and joined the Fraternity Of Man, whose …


Posted: December 21, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, What Do You Know About?
What Do You Know About…Richie Hayward?

What Do You Know About…Richie Hayward? The Little Feat drummer’s greatest recordings, plus quotes from his peers.


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: November 8, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Pat McDonald of The Charlie Daniels Band

My name is Pat McDonald, and I’m currently touring the world with The Charlie Daniels Band. I’ve been with CDB for almost ten years now, and aside from touring with the band, I’m keeping busy with session work and local gigging in Nashville….


Posted: June 19, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, On the Beat
Ed Toth on Tour with The Doobie Brothers

Hello, everyone, Ed Toth here, with the inside scoop on The Doobie Brothers' tour with Chicago. It's very exciting in that, for the encore, both bands will be on stage together playing each other's songs….


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Richie Hayward Discusses Chinese Work Songs

Little Feat’s latest album, Chinese Work Songs, came out at the end of June, and drummer Richie Hayward says he’s pleased with the outcome…



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