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July 2021:
2021 Readers Poll Results

Celebrate Your Choices for the Extraordinary Drummers of the Past Year It’s that time again for the Modern Drummer staff to thank the community for making possible our annual Readers Poll. Your enthusiasm for all things drumming, your knowledge of drum culture, and your well-considered votes are what have steered …


January 2021:
Steve Jordan
Steve Jordan by Antoine Sanfuentes

He’s brought a timeless elegance to some of the heaviest recordings of the past five decades.


June 2020:
Steve Jordan, June 1985

I would go down to Boomers to hear Billy Higgins or Philly Joe, and they had this looseness. I wanted to combine that kind of looseness with the syncopation of Jack DeJohnette, but I still wanted it to be a structured thing.


June 1985:
Steve Jordan
Steve Jordan

It’s 4:00 in the afternoon, and the set of Late Night With David Letterman is crowded with people. Cameramen are setting up shots, electricians are adjusting lights, stagehands are moving things around, various assistants are checking innumerable details, and Steve Jordan is working with the sound engineer, trying to get …


November 2012:
Levon Helm May 26, 1940 – April 19, 2012
Levon Helm

Bob Dylan told the press that Helm “was one of the last true great spirits of my or any other generation.”


March 2018:
Modern Drummer 2018 Readers Poll Winners!

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


January 2018:
Steve Jordan – 10 Things the Groove Master Has to Have on Tour

No touring musician is exempt from the grueling demands of life on the road. Whether he’s playing sold-out arenas with John Mayer or Eric Clapton or hip clubs with Robert Cray or the Verbs, Steve Jordan has ten things that he always keeps close by. “They keep me sane and …


February 2013:
Mark Egan
Mark Egan

Mark Egan is one of the most highly regarded bassists in the history of electric jazz. Performing and recording with many of the prominent drummers of our time—a short list would include Steve Gadd, Jack DeJohnette, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Steve Jordan, Billy Cobham, and Dave Weckl—he’s gained rare …


July 2017:
On Ringo Starr

MD asked several world-famous musicians to describe the impact that Ringo’s drumming had on them and to explain just how it represented the shock of the new.


September 2015:
Catching Up With… Steve Jordan

Jordan and Verbs bassist Willie Weeks Catching Up With… Steve Jordan This drummer, who’s famously fond of all things analog, puts his money where his mouth is on the Verbs’ latest release, a collection of old-school covers. by Ken Micallef The Verbs’ third album, Cover Story (Jay-Vee), was recorded in …


March 2017:
Great 80s Drum Performances, Part 2: Jazz and Fusion

The ’80s might not be anyone’s first reference point for the golden age of jazz, but a closer examination reveals wonders under the surface. Sure, traditional acoustic jazz was no longer in favor, though some of the established innovators of the ’60s and ’70s were still playing at a high …



Posted: August 5, 2021

Category: News
Charlie Watts to miss Rolling Stones’ U.S. tour dates.

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts under doctors’ orders, will take a break to recover from a recent medical procedure. According to Watts, in a statement, “I am working hard to get fully fit but have accepted today on the advice of experts that this will take me a while to …


Posted: March 30, 2021

Category: News
Domino Santantonio – Hit Like A Girl Spotlight – HLAG 2015 Contestant & 2021 Finals Judge – 3/30/21

Domino Santantonio is a 29 yr old drummer and social media sensation from Montreal, Canada. Domino comes from a family of musicians, her father is also a drummer and she started playing drums seriously at age 16. Domino enjoys playing all different types of genres of music but her forte …


Posted: June 16, 2020

Category: News, News and Events
Steve Jordan and Mix Master Mike Dedicate New Release “The Gospel” to Protestors

Live improvisation informed the tracks on Beat Odyssey 2020. The first single, “The Gospel,” from drummer Steve Jordan and Mix Master Mike’s upcoming Beat Odyssey 2020 album [Jay-Vee Records—due August 28] is dedicated to all the non-violent protestors this year. The release is paired with a video directed by Anaka …


Posted: August 1, 2019

Category: On the Beat
Fred Eltringham with Sheryl Crow

Hey Modern Drummers, Fred Eltringham here with an update from the road. I’ve been having a super exciting summer. In June we toured Europe supporting the great Phil Collins, who has been a massive musical inspiration for me.


Posted: June 25, 2019

Category: On the Beat
Lee Finkelstein of the Blues Brothers and Funk Filharmonik

After I subbed for the inimitable David Garibaldi with Tower of Power in 2004, it was great to be acknowledged in MD. Getting to do that was a bucket list and dream gig that changed my career forever.


Posted: April 25, 2019

Bernard Fowler
Category: On the Beat
Bernard Fowler of the Rolling Stones

Talking About New Album, Percussionists/Drummers, and Gear Hello everyone in Modern Drummer land! Inside Out is the name of my new LP and it’s a reinterpretation of songs written by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger for the Rolling Stones. As I was finishing up my last LP, The Bura, I …


Posted: January 24, 2019

Joe Corsello
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Joe Corsello in On The Beat

I had done three world tours with Benny Goodman, a year with singer Peggy Lee, two world tours with the World’s Greatest Jazz Band,


Posted: May 31, 2018

TJ Taylor
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On The Beat with TJ Taylor of SOiL: Talks New Record, Influences, and Upcoming Shows

Hello modern drummers! My name is TJ Taylor. It’s an honor to write to the MD community and fill you in on what I’ve been up to. Since mid 2017, I have been drumming for hard rock veterans SOiL.


Posted: March 6, 2018

Matty Best
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On The Beat with Matty Best of Tonight Alive: Reflects on Growth and Progression

Hello MD gang! For those who don’t know, I am the drummer of the Australian rock band Tonight Alive. We have been touring with the Unify festival in AUS, and let me tell you, playing to 10,000 rowdy Aussies on album release day was definitely something I won’t forget.


Posted: June 15, 2017

Jake Goss
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat with Jake Goss of LANY: Knowing Your Role and Serving the Song

Hello, Jake here. Thank you for letting me share on this platform—I’m deeply honored. Modern Drummer has been in my life since I was eleven years old and I’m forever grateful for the stories and insights I’ve learned from this magazine. I love Modern Drummer!


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: March 6, 2017

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Featured
Nick Zamora On Tour With the Suffers

Drummer Nick Zamora’s driving feel, blazing yet apt chops, and Motown-inspired grooves are supporting the Houston, Texas, soul collective the Suffers on their current March tour. Since forming in 2011, the ten-member group has enjoyed a steady rise in popularity, thanks in part to television appearances on such shows as …


Posted: July 15, 2016

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Mickael Walle Wahlgren of Cam: Putting In the Time

Hi MD readers! It is such a privilege to be writing for On the Beat. My name is Mickael Walle Wahlgren and I’m a drummer from Sweden. I moved to Los Angeles from Stockholm a year ago. In that time I’ve had the pleasure to play behind the artist Cam …


Posted: June 3, 2016

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Charlie Z: Drumageddon Cyborg Drummer/DJ

Hello! It is my honor to be a part of the Modern Drummer “On the Beat??? section. Being a young drummer, Modern Drummer was actually how I got the idea to become the successful NYC session drummer, producer, and music director that I am today.


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: December 16, 2015

Category: Feature Stories, Lists
Fifteen DVDs Every Drummer Should Own

In this installment of our 2015 holiday gift guide, we’re taking a look at fifteen DVDs that every drummer should own. These are the videos that drummers are going back to time and time again for inspiration and edification. Whether you’re looking for new creative ideas behind the kit, technical …


Posted: November 13, 2015

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Katie Herron of StarBenders: Reckless Punk and Classic Rock ’n’ Roll

Hi! My name is Katie Herron and I am the drummer in the glam punk ’n’ roll band, StarBenders. I was born and raised in Decatur, Alabama, affectionately known as the River City. The conservative nature of the South birthed a fire of rebellion and the need for individuality….


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, Feature Stories, Gearing Up, Multimedia, Videos
Video Tour! Gearing Up with Gary Clark Jr.’s Johnny Radelat

As much as we love checking out giant kits, it’s nice to see someone walk on stage in front of thousands of people and make some incredible music with nothing more than three drums. Gary Clark Jr. drummer Johnny Radelat welcomes us to the Iroquois Amphitheater in Louisville for a …


Posted: September 28, 2015

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
40 Years and Snap: Celebrating the Life and Musical Legacy of Al Jackson, Jr

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis Drum Shop, Royal Studios, and Memphis Rock ’n Soul Museum will host events that celebrate the life and musical legacy of Booker T and the MGs drummer Al Jackson, Jr, and raise funds to establish the Al Jackson, Jr Scholarship at the …


Posted: September 17, 2015

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Thaddeus Dixon of Meghan Trainor: Drummer Versus Producer

Hi, my name is Thaddeus Dixon and I’m the drummer for (“All About That Bass???) Meghan Trainor. I’ve been playing drums for Meghan since January 2015 and it has been an absolute pleasure and an amazing year. Not only have I been playing drums for her but also I’ve been …


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: May 11, 2015

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Lessons, MD Education Team
Modern Drummer Education Team Weighs In On: Learning Other Instruments

We asked the members of the Modern Drummer Education Team if they felt that it’s important for drummers to learn to play other instruments (piano, bass, guitar, etc.), or should they focus on honing their craft at the kit exclusively? Here’s what they had to say….


Posted: April 29, 2015

Drummer Blog: Billy McCarthy on the Documentary Ferocious Drummers
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Drummer Blog: Billy McCarthy on the Documentary Ferocious Drummers

Hello Modern Drummer readers! My name is Billy McCarthy, and right now the trailer for my documentary film, Ferocious Drummers, is up at www.kickstarter.com. With this film, I am hoping to move drummers to a place they hardly visit on the actual stage—right up front and center….


Posted: April 29, 2015

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Drummer Blog: Billy McCarthy on the Documentary Ferocious Drummers

Hello Modern Drummer readers! My name is Billy McCarthy, and right now the trailer for my documentary film, Ferocious Drummers, is up at www.kickstarter.com. With this film, I am hoping to move drummers to a place they hardly visit on the actual stage—right up front and center….


Posted: December 10, 2014

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
News: Guitar Center’s 26th-Annual Drum-Off Finals Brings Together Legendary Drummers to Celebrate the Nation’s Best Undiscovered Talent

Five talented drummers from across the country have been chosen from over 5,000 drummers entered in more than 1,000 local competitions nationwide to compete as finalists in Guitar Center’s 26th Annual Drum-Off, the world’s premier drum competition….


Posted: September 19, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Drummer Blog! Eric Jackowitz on Playing Different Styles With Caleb Hawley

Playing Caleb’s tunes is a pleasure. The first record is more Motown inspired, and his second record has a more funk/synth/Prince-y vibe, so I’ve been getting to let out my inner Ndugu Chancler/Steve Jordan/Questlove….


Posted: June 6, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
James Jennings of Lime Cordiale

I’m a twenty-four-year-old session drummer from Sydney, Australia. I’ve toured, played, and recorded for many Australian artists, such as Ngaiire, Mike Nock, James Morrison, Lancelot, Toucan, Phebe Starr, Pluto Jonze, Argentina, Tokyo Denmark Sweden, Mrs. Bishop, Tim Fitz, and Iluka….


Posted: May 30, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Brian Nevin of Big Head Todd and the Monsters

Yo, Modern Drummers, greetings from the Rocky Mountains. The new Big Head Todd and the Monsters release, Black Beehive, came out this past February 4.


Posted: April 11, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Andrew Weber of Green or Blue

I’ve been drumming for the past ten years, and it has been the most rewarding thing I have done in my life….


Posted: March 3, 2014

Category: Drummers, Multimedia, Videos
VIDEO – Trey Anastasio Band Drummer Russ Lawton

Check out this video clip of the band Soule Monde, featuring drummer Russ Lawton and keyboardist Ray Paczkowski, both members of the solo group led by Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio. The clip was filmed in July 2013 at the Slide Brook Lodge & Tavern in Warren, Vermont, a favorite haunt …


Posted: October 16, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Session Drummer/Programmer Steven Wolf

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a session drummer, programmer, producer, writer, and remixer. My credits include Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus, Ke$ha, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Beyonce, Celine Dion, Cher, Annie Lennox, Chaka Khan, Joss Stone, Hall and Oates, the Bee Gees, …


Posted: October 1, 2013

Category: Feature Stories
Hidden Gems
Great Drum Performances Uncovered

The October 2013 issue of Modern Drummer magazine features an article in which seven MD Pro Panelists share some of their favorite “hidden gems.??? Here MD’s editorial staff weighs in on their personal favorites….


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: July 1, 2013

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, In the Studio, Lessons, Multimedia, Videos
Seeing Sounds, Part 2: The Deep, Fat “Thud??? (UPDATED)

Click here to check out part two of our Seeing Sounds series, which covers the deep, fat “thud” tones heard often in indie rock, pop, and R&B.


Posted: May 4, 2013

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Bonzo Birthday Bash
NY/NJ East Coast Invasion

Brian Thomas Tichy and his partner Joe Sutton have decided to bring the Bonzo Bash/John Bonham celebration to New York and New Jersey for three shows. The shows, co-sponsored by Modern Drummer, have been booked for May 30, May 31, and June 1 to pay tribute to John Henry Bonham …


Posted: January 17, 2013

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Steve Jordan “Groove Session??? Webcast

On January 18, 2013 Memphis Drum Shop will host drummer Steve Jordan and bass player Leroy Hodges in a live webcast from the myCymbal.com studios….


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: 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: September 4, 2012

Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News, News and Events
Steve Jordan Live Webcast and Q&A

On Thursday, September 6, 2012, Memphis Drum Shop will present studio and touring drummer Steve Jordan in a free live webcast from its myCymbal.com studios in Memphis, TN….


Posted: May 31, 2012

Category: Drummers, Lessons, MD Education Team
MD Education Team Weighs In On: Teaching Feel

We asked the MD Education Team if feel could be taught. See what they had to say….


Posted: April 12, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Brad Hargreaves of Third Eye Blind

Hey there! A quick update on things in my world. I’m currently working on Third Eye Blind’s fifth record, cutting drums in London; we started on my mom’s birthday, March 11. Happy birthday, Mom!…


Posted: March 19, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Tim Walsh of the Stepkids

I’m Tim Walsh of the Stepkids, and I’m excited to be on here and hope to add to the wealth of knowledge that is MD’s awesome thirty-five-year history…


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: October 31, 2011

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Freddie Gruber

Right up until his passing on October 11, Freddie Gruber was a source of deep and important knowledge for many top drummers.


Posted: October 8, 2011

Category: Book Review, Drummers, Reviews
On the Beaten Path: Beginning Drumset Course, Levels 1, 2, and 3
by Rich Lackowski

Learn the drums by copping beats that are part of the everyday musical landscape.


Posted: September 21, 2011

Category: News, News and Events
September Web Update News

Mark Schulman has been touring with Foreigner all summer and is also on the band’s three-disc set Feels Like the First Time, containing two audio CDs and a live concert DVD. For more, visit www.foreigneronline.com. Also check out Mark’s article “Easy Drum Charts” in the October issue of MD, out …


Posted: August 24, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Ryan Peel

What up, MD readers! My name is Ryan Peel, and I’m a drummer/singer-songwriter from Memphis, Tennessee. I just released my debut single, “Even If,??? and I’m getting ready to release my follow-up EP in September…


Posted: August 8, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Aaron Steele of Aabaraki

Hey, all, it is a pleasure and honor to be writing a blog for Modern Drummer. I grew up in the church tradition, playing gospel. Around age eleven I got really into break-dancing and I kind of got away from the drums for a few years. But when I was …


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: August 26, 2010

Category: Feature Stories, What We're Listening To
What We’re Listening To 8/10

Associate Editor Michael Parillo Ah, Gong. For me there are times when nothing else will do. Some days I just need to hear a lot of notes — a lot of well-played, precisely ordered, yet totally rocking notes. I have only two of the European prog/fusion band’s many albums, 1975’s …


Posted: August 25, 2010

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Steve Jordan: Web Exclusive

If you ask Steve Jordan who his favorite drummer is, be prepared to get hit with a never-ending list of influences, ranging from the obvious—like jazz greats Kenny Clarke and Philly Joe Jones and funk innovators David Garibaldi and Stephen Ferrone—to the more obscure, like Motown/disco session drummer Andrew Smith, …


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: October 20, 2009

Category: A Different View, Drummers, Feature Stories
A Different View: Paul Shaffer

The longtime Letterman bandleader and keyboardist chats with MD about some of his favorite drummers.


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: March 1, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Web Exclusive Interview: Britney Spears’ Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey was born in Sheffield, England, on January 5, 1974, and has been surrounded by music his whole life. His dad played guitar and his mom sang, and early on Chris discovered he had an uncanny talent for the drums. At age eight he was already playing in his …


Posted: May 28, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Drummer Blog: Karl Latham

This has been an interesting year for me so far, with lots of cool stuff going on. It started with a NAMM trip and great hangs with Freddy Studer, Ryan Kreiger, Gerry Brown, Kim Plainfield, Sandy Gennaro, Rich Mangicaro, Larry Lelli, Tony Lewis, Ivan Hampden, Dena Taurellio, and so many …


Posted: May 13, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Wayne Proctor

Hi to all you Modern Drummer cyberspace visitors. My name is Wayne Proctor and I am from the U.K….


Posted: April 27, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
John Chipman

I've been incredibly blessed in life. I've been playing drums for nearly thirty years, and like many of you out there, I started out playing at home as a child and was quickly hooked on playing the instrument….


Posted: March 18, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
David Uosikkinen

One of the many things I always admired about drummers like Ringo, Charlie Watts, Steve Gadd, Liberty DeVitto, Russ Kunkel, Jim Keltner, Steve Jordan, and Mickey Curry is the way they got their heads into the song they were playing….


Posted: February 16, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
The Great Levon Helm

Playing For The Song–And More! Steve Jordan Interviews the Great Levon Helm….


Posted: February 1, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Frank Funaro Tour Blog

Happy New Year, fellow MD readers. I’m honored to have been asked to do a blog for MD Online, and I decided to go with a road-blog. I’m currently in rehearsals and pre-production for the next Cracker record….


Posted: September 26, 2007

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Stella Mozgawa of Mink

My name is Stella Mozgawa. I play the ol’ drumkit for Mink. I’m twenty-one years old, and my dimensions could be best described as 14″, 22″, 13″, and 16″…


Posted: July 19, 2005

New Found Glory Drummer Cyrus Bolooki
Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Cyrus Bolooki

Cyrus Bolooki doesn’t take life or fame for granted. In October of last year, while on tour with his fellow New Found Glory bandmates–vocalist Jordan Pundik, guitarists Steve Klein and Chad Gilbert, and bassist Ian Grushka–Bolooki had a freak accident.


Posted: July 19, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Steve Jordan Interview

Steve Jordan has accomplished more in his drumming career than he ever could have imagined. Of the big names he played with, a short list would include Ashford & Simpson, Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, The Pretenders, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, B.B. King, David Sanborn, Tom Scott, …


Posted: May 19, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Daniel Reyes

In between those gigs he’ll squeeze in a performance with Ricky Martin, Stevie Nicks, or Jennifer Lopez, among other top acts. But Danny’s brain is always thinking: How do I make my playing better? Equally important to him these days: How do I make the instruments I play better? Enter …


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Adam Deitch with John Scofield

“He’s a bad boy, that’s for sure,” says guitar star John Scofield of his talented young sideman Adam Deitch. On the Sco gig, Deitch comes across like a composite of two great drummers that the guitarist has worked with before’the original funky drummer himself, Clyde Stubblefield, and highly regarded jazz …


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Darren Lyons — The Darren Lyons Group

Darren Lyons wasn’t in a rush to quit his day gig as a New York City club employee back in the early ’80s. One day Peter Erskine would be setting up his kit. The next it might be Steve Jordan or Al Foster. Then, at the end of the night, …


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Anton Fig

For the past four years, Anton Fig has been hard at work conceiving and creating his first solo effort, Figments. Thanks to a bank loan (so he could record a good portion of it at home with Pro Tools) and his consistent work on The Late Show With David Letterman, …



Posted: January 8, 2021

Pop Up Podcast Steve Jordan
Category: The Modern Drummer Podcast
Modern Drummer Pop-Up Podcast

Steve Jordan joins Billy Amendola & David Frangioni on this “Pop Up Podcast” to talk about a few topics not mentioned in his January 2021 cover story, as well as a few of the drummers who had a significant influence on him. His new record, “Beat Odyssey,” with former Beastie …



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