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November 2013:
Woodshed – Dylan Wissing
Dylan Wissing

As a burgeoning studio drummer in his hometown of Bloomington, Indiana, Dylan Wissing studied with two giants of the session world: Kenny Aronoff and Shawn Pelton. His first recording experience was in the eighth grade, in Aronoff’s home studio.


June 2010:
June 2010 – Volume 34 • Number 6

?uestlove, Richard Christy, Robin Russell, Daniel Glass, Chris Coleman, Chris Pennie, Shawn Pelton, Shannon Forrest, Adam Deitch, Benny Greb, Stanton Moore, Paul Wertico, Sammy Merendino, Arejay Hale, Lee Barratt, Maureen “Moe” Tucker, James Gadson, Max Weinberg, Jay Weinberg, Brendan Buckley, Rodney Howard


November 2006:
November 2006 – Volume 30 • Number 11

Brad Wilk, Joe Morello, Atom Willard, Gene Hoglan, Tony Williams, Bun E. Carlos, Frank Katz, Michael Bland, Keith Carlock, Mark O’Connell, LaFrae Sci, Flo Mounier, Shawn Pelton, Phil Collins, Danny Carey, Nicko McBrain, Alan White, Peter Erskine


October 2005:
October 2005 – Volume 29 • Number 10

Steve Jordan, Derek Grant, Shannon Larkin, Tito Puente, Derrick Plourde, Jake Hanna, Chad Taylor, William Ellis, John Macaluso, Jeff Haynes, Dan Trapp, Kyle Woodring, Karsh Kale, Jason Costa, David Garibaldi, Morgan Rose, Shawn Pelton


November 2004:
November 2004 – Volume 28 • Number 11

Thomas Lang, Longineu Parsons, Bill Bruford, Ringo Garza, Robertinho Silva, Brian St. Clair, Kent Ross, Gabriel Camacho, Graham Hawthorne, Eddie Bayers, Hossam Ramzy, Joey Jordison, Danny Carey, Shawn Pelton, Tony Verderosa


December 2002:
December 2002 – Volume 26 • Number 12

Dennis Chambers, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Pat Wilson, Terry Bozzio, Cyrus Bolooki, Philly Joe Jones, Brian Levy, Barrett Martin, Brendan Canty, Mickey Hart, John Carlarco, Chris Hesse, Bill Stewart, David Garibaldi, Russ McKinnon, Shawn Pelton


May 2000:
May 2000 – Volume 24 • Number 5

Omar Hakim, Shawn Pelton, Evelyn Glennie, Rich Watson, Mike Sipple, Todd Nance, Domingo Ortiz, Wilson Laurencin, Sam Bryant, Aaron Comess, Chris Parker, Bill Bruford, Max Roach, Bobby Rondinelli, Michael Lauren, Lome Entress, Chet Doboe, Mike De Simone, Hal Howland, Robin Tolleson



Posted: April 26, 2017

Category: A Different View, Drummers, Feature Stories, Web Exclusive
Web Exclusive: Producer Russ Titelman on 10 of His Favorite Drummers

The June issue of Modern Drummer magazine features an interview with three-time Grammy Award–winning producer Russ Titelman who in his long career has worked with musical giants including Little Feat, Randy Newman, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, Cyndi Lauper, Graham Central Station, Rickie Lee Jones, George Harrison, Chaka Khan, the Bee …


Posted: October 9, 2015

Category: News, News and Events
News: John Good and DW Drums Visit Guitar Center NYC for DW Day

On October 3, 2015 in New York City, original Kiss drummer Peter Criss, session drummers Shawn Pelton and Billy Ward, along with Foghat’s Roger Earl, Modern Drummer’s Billy Amendola, and DW Senior Executive Vice President and drum making guru John Good made an appearance at DW Day at the Guitar …


Posted: June 1, 2015

Category: Drummers, Multimedia, Videos
Saturday Night Live’s Shawn Pelton Plays “Step Out” from the Walter Mitty Soundtrack

In this clip, filmed in November 2014 at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), Saturday Night Live’s Shawn Pelton plays “Step Out??? from the Walter Mitty soundtrack.


Posted: May 8, 2015

Category: News, News and Events
Event: Sweetwater Presents GearFest 2015

Sweetwater, a top online retailer of music instruments and audio equipment in the US, is presenting GearFest 2015 on Friday, June 12, from 9 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, June 13, from 9 am to 5 pm, at the Sweetwater campus located at 5501 US Hwy 30 W in …


Posted: October 31, 2014

Category: Drummers, Multimedia, On the Beat, Videos
Drummer Blog: Paul Amorese of goodbyemotel Talks New Single, Album, and Tour

Hi, MD blog readers! My name is Paul Amorese, and I am a professional drummer based in New York City and now a full-time member of the Aussie rock group goodbyemotel….


Posted: June 6, 2014

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, Videos
Modern Drummer Online All-Starr Tribute To Ringo Starr

Fest For Beatles Fans’ Michelle Joni Lapidos introduces the Ringo Symposium for our first video tribute to Ringo Starr. Saturday Night Lives’ Shawn Pelton kicks it off by sharing and explaining his favorite Ringo drum tracks….


Posted: September 20, 2013

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
The Collective School of Music Presents: Steve Jordan and Leroy Clouden Clinic Friday, September 20, at 6 PM

Clinics will take place at the Collective School of Music, which is located at 541 Avenue of the Americas, 4th floor, New York, NY. Seating will be limited and must be reserved in advance by calling the Collective front desk at 212-741-0091 x100….


Posted: September 19, 2013

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
The Collective School of Music Presents Free Drum Clinics

The Collective School of Music will present the following free drum clinics. Clinics will take place at the Collective School of Music, which is located at 541 Avenue of the Americas, 4th floor, New York, NY. Seating for the events will be limited and must be reserved in advance by …


Posted: June 21, 2013

Category: News, News and Events
Shawn Pelton Joins JD & the Straight Shot to Open for the Eagles

Blues-rock band JD & The Straight Shot will be opening for music legends the Eagles on the “History of the Eagles” tour this July.


Posted: January 3, 2013

Category: A Different View, Feature Stories
Mark Egan On…
The star bassist reflects on 15 world-class drummers

The February 2013 issue of Modern Drummer magazine features renowned bassist Mark Egan sharing some of the lessons he’s learned from working with drumming royalty. Here he focuses the discussion on the unique qualities and skills each of these players brings to the table….


Posted: December 5, 2012

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
JD & The Straight Shot To Perform Benefit To Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer

The NYC blues-rock band JD & The Straight Shot will perform at The 12th Annual Holiday Rock & Roll Bash on Thursday, December 6th to benefit The Lustgarten Foundation in the fight against pancreatic cancer.


Posted: November 28, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Billy McCarthy of Ferocious Drummers

As a drummer myself, I had a burning question, “Why is it we’ve never heard from the drummer’s personality and character on and off the stage????


Posted: October 8, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Logan Baldwin of the Stationary Set

This has proved to be an exciting year for the Stationary Set and for me as a drummer. We just released our third studio album, Haunt On, and have a busy fall/spring schedule lined up in support of the new record.


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: May 11, 2012

Category: Drummers, Multimedia, Videos
Shawn Pelton Performance at the 2010 Modern Drummer Festival (VIDEO)

Check out this clip featuring Shawn Pelton and the House of Diablo performing at the 2010 Modern Drummer Festival in this video clip.


Posted: January 23, 2012

Category: News, News and Events
Jan Web Update News

Ringo Starr’s seventeenth solo studio record, Ringo 2012, will be released on January 31 in the United States and January 30 internationally. The album, which was produced by Starr, was recorded in L.A. and mixed in England by Ringo and Bruce Sugar. For more, visit www.ringostarr.com. Kenny Aronoff is still …


Posted: November 30, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Chris Durling of Scars on 45

Hi, everyone, I’m the drummer for British indie-pop quintet Scars on 45. We’re a new band, along the lines of Fleetwood Mac, Coldplay, Death Cab for Cutie, and Snow Patrol. We signed with Chop Shop/Atlantic in the U.S.A. before we had any label interest back home, so we basically spend …


Posted: November 22, 2011

Category: News, News and Events
November Web Update News

Drumming news for the month of November complied in one place.


Posted: October 24, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Jayson Brinkworth of the Regina Drum Festival

Hi, everyone! It’s Jayson Brinkworth here, from the Regina Drum Festival in Saskatchewan, Canada. Our first annual event wrapped up on September 17 and went down as a huge success.Our Friday night local showcase featured amazing performances by the Kyle Grimsrud-Manz Trio, Ya La Habibi tribal dancers with Skin and …


Posted: July 28, 2011

Category: A Different View, Drummers, Feature Stories
A Different View with Danny Kortchmar

More with the world-renowned right-hand man to rock’s singer-songwriter royalty, who is featured in the Different View column of this month’s issue of MD.


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: November 29, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Sarab Singh of Harper Blynn

Greetings, fellow MD readers! My name is Sarab Singh, and this is my first-ever blog post for MD. I am truly honored and grateful to be doing this! A bit about myself: I live in Brooklyn, New York, got my music degree from the University of Miami, and am a …


Posted: May 10, 2010

Category: Drummers, Issues
June 2010 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring The Roots’ Questlove

See what’s in the June 2010 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring The Roots’ Questlove….


Posted: October 20, 2009

Category: Feature Stories
Drumming On TV

In celebration of the great, sometimes groundbreaking drumming performances of TV’s golden age, we present to you highlights along the illustrious Drumming On TV timeline…


Posted: October 24, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Vinnie Zummo

Hi, MD readers, Vinnie Zummo here. Though I'm best known for my years as a guitarist with Joe Jackson, I've played the drums for as long as I've played guitar.


Posted: February 19, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Rich Scannella with John Eddie

First time writing in on the MD blog, but I’m a life long reader: I’ve been getting MD in the mail since the December 1980 Buddy Revisited issue!


Posted: December 15, 2007

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Pete Wilhoit of FYI

In 2004, after playing with the band Fiction Plane for a year, Pete Wilhoit was offered a position to be the only American member of the all-British band….


Posted: July 19, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
David Northrup

Growing up on a mix of R&B, pop, rock, and country, David Northrup, originally from Syracuse New York, moved south in the early ’90s playing sessions and gigging the Florida club scene. One of those gigs led him to meeting and working with ace session guitarist Les Dudek…



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