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September 2020:
MODERN DRUMMER SEPTEMBER 2020 COVER
What Was Your First Favorite Drum Record?
Reader Platform September 2020

Vivid by Living Colour. Will Calhoun plays masterfully and with tons of power. It was perfect: playable but loaded with nuance.Scott Sparks Manu Katché on Peter Gabriel’s Secret World Live. I was around five, and it just blew my mind. That’s when I realized drumming was what I wanted to …


March 2014:
The 50 Greatest Drummers of All Time
50 Greatest Drummers 1

Whose playing endures through the decades? Whose music do we reach for when we want new ideas? When we want to practice? When we want to laugh? Who inspires and delights us most?


October 1982:
Stewart Copeland

Many would agree that Stewart Copeland is one of the most innovative drummers to come along in the past few years.


July 1982:
Rock Charts — "Don't Stand So Close To Me"
Rock Charts

Within a brief span, The Police have amassed a large following through their own original style of reggae-tinged rock, thanks in part to their drummer, Stewart Copeland. This month’s Rock Chart features the hit, “Don’t Stand So Close To Me,” from the smash album, Zenyatta Mondatta. Part of reggae’s appeal …


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.


May 2016:
PRODUCT CLOSE-UP – Paiste
Paiste Mega Bell

Swiss cymbal maker Paiste does a commendable job of balancing its catalog of creative, specialty products with more general offerings for all types of drummers. This month we have a small collection of cymbals to review, two of which were designed in collaboration with top Paiste artists Stewart Copeland.


October 2016:
Great ’80s Drum Performances, Part 1
The Police

The era known as the ’80s, roughly the period between the dawn of punk and rap in the late ’70s and the rise of indie rock and hair metal in the middle of the next decade, was a time of great change in pop culture.



Posted: October 4, 2021

Category: News
100 Drummers “Drum Together” for WhyHunger Campaign

The mission is simple, but critical: One Beat. One Mission. End Hunger. WhyHunger—a non-profit founded in 1975 by the late Harry Chapin and radio deejay Bill Ayres to “change systems, policies, and institutions that perpetuate hunger and poverty in our world”—enlisted more than 100 drummers and percussionists to perform a …


Posted: May 23, 2020

Category: News, News and Events
Stewart Copeland: “I Screwed Up”

Stewart Copeland is certainly one of the drumming community’s most successful, popular, and respected artists. But it appears Copeland is not above criticizing his own work publicly. For example, on a recent episode of Ultimate Classic Rock Nights radio show, he told host Uncle Joe Benson that it’s hard for …


Posted: June 27, 2019

Category: On the Beat
Manny Pedregon of the Ransom

As a drummer looking for an opportunity in social media I started uploading videos to YouTube in 2014, obtaining immediate international popularity in my debut year gaining 1,000,000 views.


Posted: October 19, 2018

Beat Hunger
Category: News, News and Events
Top Drummers Join Forces for Beat Hunger Campaign

The November issue of Modern Drummer includes a news item on the hunger-awareness campaign Beat Hunger, which recently brought together a number of pro drummers to help publicize the ongoing need for nutritious food and support for Haitians living in extreme poverty. A few of the participants were kind enough …


Posted: February 8, 2018

Steve Murphy
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On The Beat with Steve Murphy of the Hit Men: Talks Projects and Tours

Hey MD peeps! This is a great honor for me to be able to tell some of my story. Like most of you, I first subscribed to MD at an early age (back in the mid-’80s, yikes!) when I was busy trying to be what I eventually became―a pro drummer.


Posted: August 4, 2017

Stewart Copeland
Category: Drummers, Featured, News
Stewart Copeland Launches Gizmodrome, a New Band With Adrian Belew, Mark King, and Vittorio Cosma

Stewart Copeland, who came to prominence in the ’80s as the drummer with the enormously popular band the Police and composed and recorded a number of popular movie soundtracks, has announced the formation of a new band, Gizmodrome.


Posted: June 13, 2017

Tyler West Bryan Adkins
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat with Percussionist Tyler West and Drummer Bryan Adkins of Super Doppler

Tyler West What’s up, Modern Drummer readers! My name is Tyler West, but most people call me Teeter, and I’ve been the percussionist in psychedelic rock ’n’ soul band Super Doppler since tenth grade. From banging on pots and pans in the kitchen as a youngster to getting my first …


Posted: January 19, 2017

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat with Jared Evan: Talks Influences and New Album

Hey, MD! 

I’m Jared Evan and I’m a singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, and drummer. I’m twenty-six years old and have been playing the drums since I was six.


Posted: July 20, 2016

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Alex Tanas of Magic!: Talks Inspirations and New Album

Hello readers, drummers, and music enthusiasts. My name is Alex Tanas and I am a Canadian musician, songwriter, and drummer for the band Magic! I’ve been playing the drums since I was ten years old and am a self-taught drummer.


Posted: February 26, 2016

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Josh Eppard on Coheed and Cambria’s The Color Before the Sun

Josh Eppard By Manuel Casanova   by Stephen Bidwell   Josh Eppard has been out with Coheed and Cambria since this past autumn. The group toured Europe in January, and March will find the band headlining the U.S. with Glassjaw in support. Coheed’s latest studio album, The Color Before the …


Posted: January 29, 2016

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Nick Cesarz of Vinyl Theatre: Talks Tour Challenges and Debut Album

Hey, MD readers! My name is Nick Cesarz and I play drums in Vinyl Theatre. We’re an alternative rock group based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin….


Posted: January 7, 2016

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
John Demeski on Speed the Plough’s New Album, Now

New Jerseys indie group Speed the Plough’s first album in four years, Now, features the kit work of John Demeski. John is the son of one-time STP drummer Stanley Demeski, who some readers will recognize as a longtime member of the influential group the Feelies. Modern Drummer Online caught up …


Posted: December 1, 2015

Category: 2015 Holiday Gift Guide, Feature Stories, Lists
Twenty Drum Gifts for Under $20

With the holiday season upon us, there’s no better time to step back and look at all the different gift options that are available. In this first installment of our 2015 holiday buyer’s guide, we specifically want to focus on drummer gifts that are under $20. These items are perfect …


Posted: April 22, 2015

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Drummer Blog: Salvador Placencia and Garrett Ray of Fool’s Gold

Greetings drummers of the modern age! We are Salvador Placencia and Garrett Ray, percussionist and drummer for the band Fool’s Gold from Los Angeles. We thought it would be fun to interview each other to give you a little insight on who we are and what we’ve been up to …


Posted: March 26, 2015

Category: News, News and Events
News: Vic’s Drum Shop Wins 2014 Outstanding Retailer Award From Vic Firth Company

Vic’s Drum Shop in Chicago has been selected to receive the 2014 Outstanding Retailer Award from Vic Firth. The award was presented to drum shops across America that achieved double-digit sales growth last year with more than $25,000 in annual sell-through of Vic Firth products….


Posted: February 4, 2015

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

We asked the members of the Modern Drummer Education Team if they felt that it’s important for all drummers to study Latin music and other musical genres, even if they don’t intend to ever perform those styles. Here’s what they had to say….


Posted: January 2, 2015

Category: Feature Stories, Lessons, What You Need to Know About
What You Need to Know About…Effects Cymbals

The term effects, or FX, is applied to a wide array of cymbals, from tiny splashes to giant, oddly shaped sheets of metal to cymbals with tambourine jingles riveted to them. The key to helping customers find that unique voice they’ve been missing in their setup is to know what’s …


Posted: October 14, 2014

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, News and Events
The Essence of Progressive Drumming

What is the rhythmic essence of progressive music? What makes prog so different from other genres? Does it require a specific skill set on the drumkit, or does the nature of the music make it open to interpretation? MD posed these and other questions to the drummers in Spock’s Beard, …


Posted: September 4, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Chris Copeland of Cosmic Wolf

Hi, Modern Drummer readers! I play drums for the wonderfully talented Ruby Jane (jaw-dropping fiddle), and I have a soft spot for my rock project Cosmic Wolf.


Posted: July 30, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Kevin Bowers of the Feed

The first drumset I owned was a Diamond Rock from JC Penney. My parents had to constantly replace the paper-thin heads because I was fervently trying to play the Police’s “Message in a Bottle.???


Posted: July 28, 2014

Photo by Tim Kane World-renowned drummer and composer Stewart Copeland expresses the importance of mastering the paradiddle rudiment to his student Chris Barry at Eagle Hill School in Hardwick last Thursday.
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Tim Kane The Lesson of a Lifetime: Inside a Live Tutorial with Famed Drummer/Composer Stewart Copeland (VIDEO)

Following a two-hour private drum lesson awarded by composer and multi-instrumentalist Stewart Copeland to one very lucky local high school student, the founder of world famous rock band the Police openly wondered why his celebrity status keeps growing. The sixty-two year old Copeland, whose Facebook fan base tops 76,000, continues …


Posted: July 28, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Tim Kane
The Lesson of a Lifetime: Inside a Live Tutorial with Famed Drummer/Composer Stewart Copeland (VIDEO)

Following a two-hour private drum lesson awarded by composer and multi-instrumentalist Stewart Copeland to one very lucky local high school student, the founder of world famous rock band the Police openly wondered why his celebrity status keeps growing. The sixty-two year old Copeland, whose Facebook fan base tops 76,000, continues …


Posted: May 21, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Carlos Verdugo of Tribal Seeds

Our latest album, Representing, came out on May 13. Being in the studio and tracking multiple takes of a song helps you get tighter and allows certain fills or breakdowns to pop up in places that are unique. So never settle for the first take unless it’s the best!…


Posted: March 7, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Beau Kuther of Smallpools

Good day, fellow Modern Drummer fanatics. Most of you don’t know who I am, but if you skim your way through this brief and painless memoir of my drumming existence, you’ll probably end up knowing more about me than you bargained for….


Posted: November 18, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Ryan Ricks of the Little River Band

The road I took to get here was definitely curvy. Out of college, I toured with Lacy J. Dalton, and after that I worked extensively with local guys in Nashville, playing clubs, colleges, and even some cruise ship tours….


Posted: November 13, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Joe Ranieri of Dog Society

My professional recording career started in 1990 with Dog Society. After years of songwriting, club gigs, and sessions, the foursome was signed to Atlantic East West Records….


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 23, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Nico Espinosa of Deaf Poets

I’m Nico Espinosa, drummer for Miami-based indie-rock band the Deaf Poets. I am originally from Entre Rios, Argentina, but Miami has been my home for the last thirteen years….


Posted: July 15, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Donagh O’Brien of Sweet Jane

Hi! My name is Donagh O’Brien, and I play drums in Sweet Jane from Dublin, Ireland. This is a very exciting time for our band as we are gearing up to release our second album in September….


Posted: December 19, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Keith Harrison of the Pineapple Thief

Question: What do you call a guy who hangs out with musicians? Answer: A drummer! With the prospect of being the butt of such drummer jokes, I have to ask myself the question, “Why did I choose to play drums????


Posted: December 4, 2012

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Dave King of the Bad Plus: Web-Exclusive Interview

An exclusive web-interview with Dave King of the Bad Plus.


Posted: July 6, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Luke Johnson of Lostprophets

My name is Luke Johnson, and I play drums in the band Lostprophets. We’re currently touring our fifth studio album, Weapons….


Posted: February 2, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Shawn Bowen of Didges Christ SuperDrum and World Collision

Hello, fellow time manipulators! I am truly honored to be given the opportunity to write this blog and to communicate with all of you! First, a little bit about my history and experience in the music industry. I’m a multi-instrumentalist. I began my career as a guitarist, being drawn to …


Posted: December 6, 2011

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Updated! Matt Chamberlain on the Making of a Career in the Studio

In his January 2012 Modern Drummer cover story, we dig deep with the drummer into the mentality of what it takes to be one of the most in-demand session players of the past twenty years.


Posted: November 21, 2011

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Neil Peart: Taking Center Stage

In a Web-exclusive addendum to MD’s December 2011 cover story, we continue our conversation with Rush’s Neil Peart, discussing, among other topics, “drum solo week??? on Letterman, Neil’s surprise appearance at the KoSA Drum Camp, and the new Taking Center Stage DVD.


Posted: October 19, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Nia Lovelis of Cherri Bomb

When I was really young my parents took me horseback riding, and the sound and feel of the rhythm got stuck in my head. It was then I knew I wanted to play drums. I come from a musical family: My mom was the lead singer/songwriter in an alt-rock band, …


Posted: September 22, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Matt Ochoa of the Dirty Heads

My name is Matt Ochoa, and I play drums for the Dirty Heads. For those who don’t know us, we’re a reggae-infused rock band with a solid hip-hop influence. I’ve been with the group since ’07, and we’re currently recording our second album and getting ready for a co-headlining tour …


Posted: September 17, 2011

Category: Book Review, Drummers, Reviews
Drum Atlas Series: Jamaica
by Pete Sweeney

Jamaican music gets full-blown coverage in the fourth book of the Drum Atlas Series.


Posted: August 17, 2011

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
RHCP’s Chad Smith

’Tis the season for Chad Smith followers, with new Chili Peppers and Chickenfoot music blowing up all over the place. MD and the Bombastic One recently grabbed some grub and talked about some of his favorite classic-rock albums.


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 13, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Marty Beller of They Might Be Giants

Hello, Modern Drummer readers. Marty Beller, drummer for They Might Be Giants, here. In 2000, I got a call from TMBG bassist Danny Weinkauf. We had met through guitarist Dan Miller, who I had toured with in my band Meow. He said they needed a drummer for a show on …


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: June 24, 2011

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Deftones’ Abe Cunningham

From the pages of the July 2011 Issue…It took a tragedy to make the members of Deftones stop their bickering and get back to the business of making music. Still, the band’s drummer reveals that some things—good and bad—never change….


Posted: June 1, 2011

Category: Feature Stories
A Different View:
Duff McKagan

The Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver founder on the great drummers he’s worked with—including Isaac Carpenter, who tears up The Taking, the third album by Duff’s band Loaded.


Posted: November 3, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Jamie Miller of Night Horse

Hello, my name is Jamie Miller. Like the rest of the entries on the site, I will begin by saying I have been a huge fan of Modern Drummer magazine for a very long time and am pretty stoked to be writing this! With that said, I will give a …


Posted: September 3, 2010

Category: Drummers, The Greats
Stewart Copeland: Exotic Rocking And Ambitious Orchestrations

When British rockers the Police launched onto the American airwaves in 1979, by way of the quirky new wave hit “Roxanne,??? the rock drumming community was introduced to one of its most innovative, controversial, and influential figures of all time…


Posted: May 24, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Kevin Hogle of 500 Miles To Memphis

What’s up, MD readers! Thanks for taking the time to read this blog entry, and a huge thanks to Modern Drummer for giving me the opportunity to do so! My name is Kevin Hogle, and I play in a band called 500 Miles To Memphis. We hail from Cincinnati, Ohio, …


Posted: April 26, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Robb Rivera of Nonpoint

My name is Robb Rivera and I punish the drums for a South Florida band called Nonpoint. I first started playing drums at the age of nine and I was and dabbling on guitar as well….


Posted: January 21, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Alexis Razon of Vinyl

“To start, it is an honor to write for an outstanding magazine that caters to drummers and percussionists worldwide. MD is a great resource for the drumming community….”


Posted: October 21, 2009

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Dave Brandt of The Echo Falls

The Echo Falls is a modern indie-folk-rock trio from Oakland, California. Our first CD is coming out next month and reception has been great already…


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: May 18, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Ira Elliot: Nada Surf’s Vinyl Obsessive Gets Personal With MD

My own little record store, containing only albums I still like after twenty-five years–that’s suddenly what all my records look like splayed out across my room.


Posted: April 14, 2009

Guerin Blask of The Urgency : Modern Drummer
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
The Urgency's Guerin Blask

My name's Guerin Blask, and I play drums for a band called the Urgency, based out of New York/Vermont.


Posted: April 14, 2009

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
The Urgency’s Guerin Blask

My name's Guerin Blask, and I play drums for a band called the Urgency, based out of New York/Vermont.


Posted: March 1, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Tucker Rule: Chillin’ On The Ego For The Common Good

With their new release, Common Existence, post-hardcore band Thursday returns as forceful as ever, driven by drummer Tucker Rule. Rule explains the concept of the album as “a culmination of all our records??? to date while still being a definitive step in the progression of their music…


Posted: October 14, 2008

Oli Hecks : Modern Drummer
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Thenewno2's Oli Hecks

My name is Oli Hecks, from England, currently living in Los Angeles…


Posted: October 14, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Thenewno2’s Oli Hecks

My name is Oli Hecks, from England, currently living in Los Angeles…


Posted: August 27, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
John Maloney of People in Planes

I travel parts of this world with four close friends, and collectively we are known as People In Planes.


Posted: August 6, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Bruce Burgess

I started off as a rock drummer, but over time I’ve evolved into classical, jazz, and world-music playing styles…


Posted: July 3, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Ricardo Meléndez

I was introduced to drumming as a source of self-discipline at the age of eight. That's when I got a five-piece drumkit, fell in love with rhythm, and became obsessed. It became the center of my life….


Posted: June 13, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Ty Dennis

This past April I wrapped up another tour, this time through South America with Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and keyboard player Ray Manzarek….


Posted: June 3, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
An Interview with Brian Reitzell

Though Brian Reitzell is known in some circles as a drummer first, he maintains a “second??? career as a film music producer, choosing and in many cases composing and recording soundtrack music to many of the most highly regarded films of the past several years, including Friday Night Lights, Stranger …


Posted: May 20, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Wuv: P.O.D.’s Stickman Shines On The Band’s Latest

In an industry that is fond of burning out young bands and tossing out their ashes with the trash, P.O.D. has been through the fire and come through purified and forged like a soldier’s blade…


Posted: April 1, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Randy Cooke

By Billy Amendola Photos by Rob Shanahan Randy Cooke was born in Toronto, Canada, and has been playing drums since he was a kid. Influenced by his dad, a snare drummer for The Toronto Scottish Pipe & Drum Band, Randy began learning drums in the military drum corps known as …


Posted: March 17, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Steve Mehlman

Hi. Steve Mehlman reporting from Cleveland. I’ve been playing drums for a long time….


Posted: February 12, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Tim Turcott of The Exit Strategy

Hello. I'm Tim Turcott of The Exit Strategy, based out of Buffalo, NY/NYC/Philadelphia….


Posted: February 1, 2008

Category: Caught in the Web, Drummers, Feature Stories
Ira Elliot: Caught in the Web

Nada Surf is one of the smartest, freshest-sounding rock bands of the past ten/fifteen years. And like they say, behind every brilliant band is an equally crafty drummer. Kit man Ira Elliot is as sharp as they get.


Posted: July 1, 2007

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Erin Tate: Web Exclusive Interview

Since their debut album in 2002, Minus The Bear have staked an undeniably unique place on the music map. The band’s brand-new third studio album, Planet Of Ice, sees their formidable mix of imaginative odd-time manipulation and mega-precise performances scaling even further heights….


Posted: March 15, 2007

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Jason Bittner: Man or Machine?

In the wee morning hours of 2004, Jason Bittner put on his slippers, leashed the hounds, and left his Albany, New York home to pick up the latest issue of Modern Drummer….


Posted: July 15, 2006

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Barry Kerch of Shinedown

In 2001, Barry Kerch’s audition for Shinedown consisted of going into the studio, laying down tracks, and seeing what stuck. Within the tryout he performed the band’s eventual single, “45.???


Posted: June 15, 2006

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Stewart Copeland: Staring Down the Future

Speaking with the fifty-three-year-old Copeland at his Brentwood, California studio about good times past and present, the drummer/composer/father of “fifty kids??? is typically erudite and humorous. Preparing for a tour with Gizmo and a Bonnaroo performance with Oysterhead, Copeland discusses drumming technique, his love for “borrowed chest hair??? music, the …


Posted: February 1, 2006

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Aaron Comess: On the Re-Formed Spin Doctors, His Early Influences, and His Many Outside Projects

In the early ’90s, The Spin Doctors burst onto the music scene with a fresh, funky rock sound that generated several hits and millions of record sales. The band graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, and drummer Aaron Comess became one of the most talked-about drummers of the time, …


Posted: September 19, 2005

Category: Feature Stories
Web Exclusive Interview: Les Claypool

Les Claypool sat down with MD Online to discuss an impressive partner in rhythm, his new bandmate in Oysterhead: Stewart Copeland.


Posted: July 19, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Damien Fahey

Damien Fahey has a dilemma: These days he’s having a difficult time finding the time to play his drums. You see, Damien hosts one of MTV’s most popular shows, Total Request Live, which airs weekdays at 5:00 P.M. EST to an audience of 50 million viewers.


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…


Posted: July 19, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Tommy Lee

Tommy Lee is in a great mood, and he has every reason to be. His new CD, appropriately titled Never A Dull Moment, has just been released, and it’s off the hook! We recently caught up with Tommy while preparing for his upcoming tour.


Posted: July 19, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Influences
Trey Anastasio

MD Online caught up with Trey to get his thoughts on his new band, Oysterhead, and to gain some insight to the singular Stewart Copeland….


Posted: May 19, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Brad Wilk of Audioslave

Audioslave’s Brad Wilk had plenty to say for MD’s April ’03 cover story. But there’s more! Check out the hard-hitting drummer’s comments on topics ranging from Audioslave’s incredible first video to the surprising similarities between The Police and Rage Against The Machine. (continue reading)


Posted: May 18, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Adrian Young of No Doubt

Quick: Who is the most visible drummer in the world right now? No doubt, it’s Adrian Young….


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Feature Stories, Lessons
In The Loop With The Pros

With all of the samplers, prerecorded loops, and programmers in the studio, how much of what we hear today from a drummer is actual acoustic drums or electronics? MD asked some of the best “hired guns” in the business to comment on their current role and gear requirements in the …


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Brian “Brain” Mantia

What do members of Faith No More, Limp Bizkit, Metallica, and Rage Against The Machine, as well as Bootsy Collins, Tom Waits, South Park co-creator Matt Stone, and legendary Police drummer Stewart Copeland all have in common? (continue reading)


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Stewart Copeland: An Interview

A case can be made that Stewart Copeland is the single most influential drummer of the last twenty-plus years. A good case….


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: A Different View, Drummers, Feature Stories
Les Claypool: Web Exclusive Interview

Les Claypool sat down with MD Online to discuss an impressive partner in rhythm, his new bandmate in Oysterhead: Stewart Copeland.


Posted: May 15, 2002

Category: Drummers
Adam Deitch: Taking Sco Back To The Funk

This time around, legendary guitarist John Scofield wasn’t looking for a jam-band drummer. With Adam Deitch, he went for the funk. The New York native handles all acoustic and electronic drumming on Scofield’s latest album, ‘berjam.



Posted: May 18, 2018

The Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike
Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Podcast Episode 143: Stewart Copeland, Phrasing Paradiddles as Triplets, and More

In this episode Mike and Mike share some exciting news regarding upcoming giveaways from Ultimate Ears, and they discuss June 2018 cover artist, legendary drummer/composer Stewart Copeland.