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August 2021:
Terry Bozzio

Modern Drummer, July 1994 “Even though I’ve got that humongous drum kit sitting there, I’ve learned I don’t have to use it all at once. Igor Stravinsky [composer, 1882-1971] thought nothing of having five solo cellos play a section in the middle of an orchestral piece with 105 other instruments …


January 2021:
Terry Bozzio Interviews Nick Mason of Pink Floyd
Nick Mason by Paddy Balls Martin Griffin

“Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun” This month we have an excerpt of a special interview between legendary progressive drummer and composer Terry Bozzio and rock icon Nick Mason of Pink Floyd. The questions came in from Drum Channel subscribers during an exclusive live-stream event. We’ve also …


December 2020:
December 2020 Vol 44 No 12
Terry Bozzio
Terry Bozzio

I knew I had to make my own statement or go on for the rest of my life depending on someone else to be the creative genius. I didn’t want to live with myself that way. It’s funny, in the early days, we [Missing Persons] thought that we could get …


November 1982:
Vinnie Colaiuta

A producer once told Vinnie Colaiuta that if you threw Tony Williams and Steve Gadd into a blender, Vinnie would be the tasteful concoction. He laughs modestly while he shrugs off the compliment, but it is probably an accurate description. Justifiably, he is the talk of the town and drummers …


August September 1982:
Ed Mann – Expanding Percussion

What exactly is a “percussionist” anyway? It sounds rather imposing. To a lot of people, a percussionist is someone who plays in a symphony orchestra.


November 1981:
Terry Bozzio: Burnin'

Terry Bozzio has the chops to be an orchestra percussionist, a jazz fusion burner, or a rock and roll showman, and he’s shown off each of those sides of his talent during an eventful career.


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.


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 …


January 2007:
January 2007 – Volume 31 • Number 1

Zak Starkey, Keith Moon, Travis Smith, Joe Russo, Jim Payne, John Fred Young, Aaron Montgomery, Joe Tomino, Joel Stevenett, Kaspar Rast, Sonny Emory, Chick Webb, Buddy Rich, Dave Weckl, Terry Bozzio, Carmine Appice


March 2006:
March 2006 – Volume 30 • Number 3

Terry Bozzio, Riley Breckenridge, Daniel Erlandsson, Alan Evans, Michael White, Raymond Herrera, Jim Bonfanti, Butch Miles, Frank Vincent, Ignacio Berroa, Vinnie Colaiuta, George Schwindt, Paul Doucette


March 2005:
March 2005 – Volume 29 • Number 3

Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, Terry Bozzio, Chuck Comeau, Earl Palmer, Billy “Thunder” Mason, David Garibaldi, Rodney Green, Chris Vrenna, Rod Morgenstein, Joel Rosenblatt, Sebastian Thomson, Billy Ward, Chuck Morris, Roger Taylor, Ronnie Vannucci, Scott Rockenfield, Brad Morgan, Terry Bozzio, Steve Smith, Ian Paice


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


July 2004:
July 2004 – Volume 28 • Number 7

Dave Grohl, Ralph MacDonald, Dave King, Rich Beddoe, Diana Krall, Matt Sorum, Susie Ibarra, Jason McGerr, Troy Luccketta, Dana Hammond, Steve Goulding, Andrea Centazzo, Walfredo Reyes Jr., Jeff Hamilton, Terry Bozzio


March 2004:
March 2004 – Volume 28 • Number 3

John Otto, Ron Spagnardi, Terry Bozzio, Bill Bruford, Simon Phillips, Carter Beauford, Chad Cromwell, Tim Alexander, Josh Freese, Steve Smith, Stephen Perkins, Gary Husband, Gordon Heckaman, Jason Bittner, Martin Atkins, Tony Thompson, Thomas Lang, Matt Sorum, Abe Laboriel Jr.


October 2003:
October 2003 – Volume 27 • Number 10

Jack DeJohnette, Scott Underwood, Tommy Sickles, Rob Bourdon, Charlie Benante, Sam McCandless, Stix Hooper, J.R. Conners, Stan Frazier, Joey Kramer, Aaron Montgomery, Mike Portnoy, Danny Carey, Terry Bozzio


August 2003:
August 2003 – Volume 27 • Number 8

Keith Carlock, Steve White, Mike Marsh, Abe Cunningham, Stephen Perkins, Jaimoe Marc Quiñones, Butch Trucks, Terry Bozzio, Pat Mastelotto, Babatunde Olatunji, Spüg, Stewart Copeland, Gregg Bissonette


May 2003:
May 2003 – Volume 27 • Number 5

Steve Smith, Terry Bozzio, Simon Phillips, Gregg Bissonette, Louie Bellson, Dave Weckl, John Dolmayan, Bill Bruford, Thomas Lang, Tommy Aldridge, Mike Mangini, Horacio Hernandez, David Garibaldi, Virgil Donati, Carl Palmer, Paul Doucette, Gavin Harrison, George Rebelo, Duduka Da Fonseca, Jim Keltner, Terry Santiel, Walfredo Reyes Jr.


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


September 2002:
September 2002 – Volume 26 • Number 9

Neil Peart, Valerie Dee Naranjo, Eric Harland, Phil Collins, Levon Helm, Tommy Lee, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Atom Willard, Gina Schock, Chuck E. Weiss, Skeebo Knight, Max Roach, Terry Bozzio, Mike Mangini, John “JR” Robinson


August 2001:
August 2001 – Volume 25 • Number 8

Travis Barker, ?uestlove, Dean Butterworth, John Molo, Stacy Jones, Brian Nolan, Liberty DeVitto, Nigel Olsson, Matt Taul, Tony Thompson, Stephen Chopek, Terry Bozzio, Danny Carey, Tony Williams, John Bonham, Bill Bruford, Dave Krusen, Kenny Aronoff, Abe Cunningham, Clayton Cameron


January 2001:
January 2001 – Volume 25 • Number 1

Tré Cool, Wuv, Nicko McBrain, Dave Krusen, Phil Ehart, Trey Gray, Steve Gadd, Joe Morello, Rod Morgenstein, Peter Erskine, Neil Peart, Mel Lewis, Roy Burns, Mark Parsons, Rick Van Horn, Tony Williams, Buddy Rich, John Bonham, Tito Puente, Alan Dawson, Gary Chester, Eric Carr, Larrie Londin, Art Blakey, Philly Joe …


October 1999:
October 1999 – Volume 23 • Number 10

Max Weinberg, Bobby Previte, Matt Abts, Sam Woodyard, Tom Teasley, Nick D’Virgilio, Dennis Diken, Janet Weiss, Jim Bogios, Fran Breen, Tomas Haake, Dave Weckl, Art Blakey, David Silveria, John “JR” Robinson, Terry Bozzio


October 1998:
October 1998 – Volume 22 • Number 10

Harvey Mason, Barrett Miller, Dave Weckl, Terry Bozzio, Will Kennedy,  Eddie Bayers, Carey, Jo Jo Mayer, Jeff Hamilton, Glen Velez, Philly Joe Jones, Pete Sandoval, Dan Rieser, Kenny Aronoff, Harvey Sorgen , Ian Wallace, Petur Smith, Billy Lee Lewis, Rod Morgenstein


September 1998:
September 1998 – Volume 22 • Number 9

Carter Beauford, Billy Martin, Mike Clark, Keith Moon, Paul Deakin, Charlie Benante, Mark Walker, Scott Rockenfield, Joe Birch, Marky Ramone, Mark Rajakovic, Terry Bozzio, Paul Liem,


January 1998:
January 1998 – Volume 22 • Number 1

Alex Acuna, Emil Richards, Joe Porcaro, Lenny Castro, Luis Conte, Mike Fisher, Gene Hoglan, Louis Hayes, Bill Stewart, Jason Marsalis, Brain, Terry Bozzio, Tommy Lee, Pete Escovedo, Dino Daneli, Darren Jessee, Jim Keltner


July 1996:
July 1996 – Volume 20 • Number 7

In this Issue: Joey Baron, Philip Rhodes,  Paul Leim, Eddie Bayers, Tommy Wells, Jerry Kroon, Kenny Malone, Owen Hale, Lonnie Wilson, Milton Sledge, Alan Dawson, Gary Seligson, Richard Hilms, Louie Bellson, Charlie Benante, Peter Yanowitz, Jody Stephens, Terry Bozzio, John Molo, Chester Thompson


July 1994:
July 1994 – Volume 18 • Number 7

In this Issue: Terry Bozzio, John Riley, Cheron Moore


October 1993:
October 1993 – Volume 17 • Number 10

In this Issue: Vinnie Colaiuta, Rob Affuso, Mickey Curry, Terry Bozzio, Louie Bellson, Dave Abbruzzese, Adam Nussbaum, Ginger Baker, Dennis Chambers


June 1990:
June 1990 – Volume 14 • Number 6

In this Issue: Terry Bozzio, Denny Fongheiser, Pat Torpey


June 1987:
June 1987 – Volume 11 • Number 5

J.R. Robinson, Lars Ulrich, Ricky Lawson, Phil Collins, Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey, Steve Houghton, Casey Scheuerell, Steve Schaeffer, J.M. Van Eaton, Terry Bozzio, Chad Wackerman, Neil Peart


March 1986:
March 1986 – Volume 10 • Number 3

Jerry Marotta, Buddy Williams, Manny Elias, Marvin Smith, Chris Brady, Steve Ferrone, Simon Phillips, Terry Bozzio, Joe Franco, Bernard Purdie


August 1985:
August 1985 – Volume 9 • Number 8

Larry Mullen Jr., George Grantham, Frankie Dunlop, Chris Steffler, Roy Hanes, Herman Rarebell, Chuck Riggs, Bill Bruford, Omar Hakim, Nick Mason, Terry Bozzio


December 1984:
December 1984 – Volume 8 • Number 12

Terry Bozzio, Omar Hakim, Ian Paice, Buddy Rich, Tristan Fry, Rick Allen, Steve Smith, Gina Schock, Bobby Blotzer


October 1984:
October 1984 – Volume 8 • Number 10

Roger Taylor, Jerry Spieser, Les DeMerle, Bill Bruford, Max Roach, Liberty DeVitto, Terry Bozzio, Willie Wilcox, Phil Ehart


June 1984:
June 1984 – Volume 8 • Number 6

Tony Williams, Tris Imboden, Willie Wilcox, Dino Danelli, Simon Phillips, Bev Bevan, Elvin Jones, Gregg Bissonette, Terry Bozzio, Russ Kunkel


December 1982:
December 1982 – Volume 6 • Number 9

Elvin Jones, John Densmore, David Garibaldi, Neil Peart, Philly Joe Jones, Rod Morgenstein, David Samuels, Collin Walcott, Bobby Daniels, Roger Hawkins, Brent Brace, Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Summer, Darrell Sweet, Michael Shrieve, Rick Marotta, Craig Krampf, Terry Bozzio, Tris Imboden, Kenney Jones, Don Baldwin, Aynsley Dunbar, John Panozzo, Stix Hooper, Bill …


November 1982:
November 1982 – Volume 6 • Number 8

Vinnie Colaiuta, Barry Altschul, Liberty DeVitto, William F. Ludwig Jr., Peter Erskine, Max Weinberg, Steve Jordan, Arthur Press, John Panozzo, Terry Bozzio, Robert Williams, Jim Keltner


November 1981:
November 1981 – Volume 5 • Number 8

Jim Keltner, Terry Bozzio, Ed Blackwell, Sonny Greer, Hal Blaine, Bobby Rosengarden, Stewart Copeland, Lenny White, Barrett Deems, Ron Zito



Posted: December 11, 2020

Category: News
Chemical Reactions – Album by Gavin Harrison & Antoine Fafard – Review – 12/11/20

Review by Rob Coen Chemical Reactions – Album by Gavin Harrison & Antoine Fafard Chemical Reactions – Released on Dec 11, 2020 – The latest Prog-Fusion meets orchestral music collaboration between Antoine Fafard and Gavin Harrison, UK virtuoso musicians. Add Jerry Goodman on acoustic and electric Violin, and the orchestral …


Posted: March 11, 2019

Terry Bozzio Kit
Category: News, News and Events
Backstage Auctions Presents the "All Access David Frangioni Collection"

Backstage Auctions, Inc presents the upcoming “All Access David Frangioni” auction event which will feature a host of impressive and historic rock and audio memorabilia including drums and drum kits, audio equipment, and more, from award-winning audio engineer, author, and collector David Frangioni.


Posted: September 13, 2018

Rich Mangicaro
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On The Beat with Rich Mangicaro: Talks Web Series and Debut Solo Record

Hey MD friends, Rich Mangicaro here. I hope you’re doing great! Some of you may know me from my nineteen years as Artist Relations Director for Paiste Cymbals.


Posted: October 24, 2017

Category: News, News and Events
Sabian Appoints Mark Love to Director of R&D

Mark Love has been promoted to the position of Director of Research and Product Development at Sabian.


Posted: May 26, 2017

Category: News, News and Events
Drum Legend Terry Bozzio and Poet Todd Griese Present A Journey Along Spiritual Lines

Join legendary drummer Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, UK, Jeff Beck, Missing Persons) and poet Todd Griese (Gandy Dancer Press) on May 27, 3:30 pm as they present A Journey Along Spiritual Lines.


Posted: September 6, 2016

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Terry Bozzio: Talks Artistry, Music, and 2016 Tour

Hello my dear drum brothers! Some of you may not know who I am or what I’ve done for the past few years, or may not follow me because I don’t fit into the popular music scene much these days. Many of you younger drummers may not even know who …


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: May 5, 2016

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Danny Thompson of Alan Parsons: Landing the Gig

Hi, MD! I’m Danny Thompson, drummer for the Alan Parsons Live Project. I’m originally from the Bay Area and currently reside in Los Angeles….


Posted: December 16, 2015

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, News, News and Events
El Ten Eleven’s Tim Fogarty

On post-rock instrumental duo El Ten Eleven’s newest record, Fast Forward, rhythmic backbone Tim Fogarty pushes the role of a drummer into uncharted territories of melodies, hybrid electronic setups, and live loops. “I always want to try and do more,??? Fogarty says. “That’s how we ended up with tons of …


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: June 8, 2015

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Nelson’s Gunnar Nelson: A Drummer Who Happens to Sing and Play Guitar

Hello, Modern Drummers! I’m a drummer who happens to play guitar and sing. It has been said that drumming may be the first music man ever made. In my case it has been a source of who I am. I was born in the “summer of love” on September 20, …


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 13, 2015

Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News, News and Events
News: Terry Bozzio and Tom Shelley Hitting the Road in 2015 With Their “Drums and Percussion??? Tour

Terry Bozzio and Tom Shelley are once again hitting the road for clinic tours. Universal Percussion will sponsor the appearances in conjunction with select drums and percussion dealers….


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: 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: November 19, 2014

Category: Drummers, News, News and Events
News: John Wackerman’s Drum Duets Volume II Features Duets With Chambers, Hawkins, Bozzio, Lang, and More

The follow-up to the popular and successful CD and book release, Drum Duets Volume I, John Wackerman’s Drum Duets Volume II features top LA session drummer, composer, and producer John Wackerman teaming up with sixteen world-class artists. The video project was shot with multiple camera angles at Drum Channel, runs …


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: August 12, 2014

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, News and Events
A Tale of Two Tull Drummers: Doane Perry and Mark Craney

Modern Drummer recently chatted with longtime Jethro Tull drummer Doane Perry while doing research for an article on drummer Dean Zimmer. Perry spoke at length about his relationship with Zimmer as well as his great friendship with the late, great Mark Craney, who, in addition to preceding Perry in Tull, …


Posted: August 12, 2014

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Multimedia, News, News and Events, Videos
Dean Zimmer: Drummer Still Wanted

Drummer Dean Zimmer spoke with Modern Drummer about his viral success and life since gaining notoriety through the short film, “Drummer Wanted.”


Posted: May 8, 2014

Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News and Events
Terry Bozzio and Universal Percussion’s Tom Shelley Tour the South

erry Bozzio joined Universal Percussion president Tom Shelley this past February and March for their third joint clinic tour.fter covering a good chunk of the Eastern US last fall, the duo performed at venues throughout the South….


Posted: April 8, 2014

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Lessons, MD Education Team
Modern Drummer Education Team Weighs In On: Developing Independence

We asked the members of the Modern Drummer Education Team to share their thoughts on their favorite methods for developing independence. Here’s what they had to say.


Posted: January 13, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Jeff Tortora of Blue Man Group

Hey all! My name is Jeff Tortora. I’ve been one of the drummers in Blue Man Group, Las Vegas, for the past fourteen years….


Posted: December 3, 2013

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
January 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Abe Laboriel Jr.

See what’s in the January 2014 issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Paul McCartney’s drummer Abe Laboriel Jr…


Posted: October 11, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Frank Godla of Meek Is Murder

We’ve recently completed our second full-length album, Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters, with producer Kurt Ballou (Converge) at Godcity Studio….


Posted: September 4, 2013

Category: Drummers, News, News and Events
Midas Fate’s Drummer to Perform on London Drum Show

Aquiles Priester, who recently was announced as Midas Fate’s drummer, will be performing at London Drum Show on October 13….


Posted: August 13, 2013

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Universal Percussion to Host Open House

Universal Percussion will be hosting an open house for consumers and dealers at its Columbiana, Ohio headquarters on Sunday, September 8, 2013….


Posted: August 1, 2013

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Guitar Center Launches Its 25th Annual Drum-Off Competition

Guitar Center’s Drum-Off launches its 25th annual search for the next great undiscovered drummer.


Posted: February 27, 2013

Category: Drummers, Multimedia, News, News and Events, Videos
Paiste Artist Vinnie Colaiuta Discusses the Formula 602 Modern Essentials Series

Check out this video featuring an in-depth interview with drumming legend Vinnie Colaiuta. Vinnie discusses how the new Formula 602 Modern Essentials line of cymbals came to be, and he demos each cymbal.


Posted: December 28, 2012

the Sword at FUN FUN FUN FEST
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
MD Contributor Stephen Bidwell Tackles Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas

We’re quite spoiled as music lovers in Austin, Texas. Touring bands don’t really skip our city, and we’re treated to several major festivals a year. While I enjoy all of them, Fun Fun Fun Fest has become one of my favorites.


Posted: December 28, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
MD Contributor Stephen Bidwell Tackles Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas

We’re quite spoiled as music lovers in Austin, Texas. Touring bands don’t really skip our city, and we’re treated to several major festivals a year. While I enjoy all of them, Fun Fun Fun Fest has become one of my favorites.


Posted: November 19, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Brit Turner of Blackberry Smoke

My name is Brit Turner, and I live in Atlanta, Georgia, with my wife, daughter, dog, two cats, one fish, and a snail. Great things have been happening for me lately.


Posted: September 21, 2012

Category: Drummers, Lessons, MD Education Team
MD Education Team Weighs In On: Traditional Grip

Is traditional grip a useful technique that drum students should learn? We asked the members of the MD Education Team if they think traditional grip is relevant in today’s teachings. Here’s what they had to say.


Posted: July 23, 2012

Category: Feature Stories
20 CLASSIC PROG ALBUMS

Odd times, intergalactic themes, and more tom-toms. Rock drumming gets interesting….


Posted: April 20, 2012

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Drum Channel Live Music Event To Support the Fender Music Foundation

On Wednesday, April 26, DrumChannel.com will be supporting the Fender Music Foundation’s first Save Music Education online benefit concert. (continued)


Posted: April 6, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Harland Burkhart of Wild Hunt

Wild Hunt usually starts songs as instrumental parts before the words are written and placed, so I often figure out a basic rhythm before anything….


Posted: March 5, 2012

Category: Drummers, Issues
The April 2012 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Wilco’s Glenn Kotche!

What’s inside this month’s (April 2012) Modern Drummer magazine?


Posted: January 26, 2012

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Josh Freese: How to Promote Yourself, and Other Insights

This article originally ran in the December 2009 issue of Modern Drummer magazine.   1. Think marketing. I made my latest record [Since 1972] on my own dime. So I thought, How can I do something cool and interesting to make people aware of it? My last record sold so …


Posted: October 28, 2011

Category: DVD/Video Reviews, Drummers, Reviews
Gannin Arnold Project
5 World Class Drummers

Fusion guitarist Gannin Arnold assembles five badass stickmen to wail on his Jeff Beck-inspired material.


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: October 11, 2011

Category: News, News and Events
Sabian Gives Drummers the Ability to Choose the Brand’s Next Four Cymbal Models

Sabian gives drummers from around the world the ability to choose the brand’s next four cymbals.


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: July 1, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Louis Raphael of Stiletto Ghetto

What up, fellow Modern Drummers! I first want to thank MD for the opportunity to write this. I have been a long-time fan of the mag, and this is truly an honor for me. My name is Louis Raphael and I am the drummer for Stiletto Ghetto. We’re a high-energy …


Posted: May 27, 2011

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Remembering “The Chapin Magic”

Modern Drummer’s 2011 Readers Poll Hall of Fame inductee is the late drummer/educator Jim Chapin, who passed away in 2009.


Posted: May 11, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Kind Beats’ Andrew McAuley

Hey, everyone, I’m back to let you all know about some big developments that have happened over the last year—and believe me, there have been quite a few! The first thing is that I have become an official endorser of Hammerax cymbals and hybrids. If you are at all familiar …


Posted: January 10, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Adventures Of Power’s Ari Gold

Go ahead, say it: “My name is ___ ____, and I am an air-drummer!” You know it’s true. Even Neil Peart pounded magazines on his bed long before he ever had a drumset. As for me, my name is Ari Gold—yes, real name—and at long last, my air-drum comedy Adventures …


Posted: December 20, 2010

Category: Drummers, The Greats
Terry Bozzio: Chops Wizard, Genre Bender

He called it “an unbelievable musical education, beyond my wildest dreams.??? And indeed, for any alumnus of avant-garde rock icon Frank Zappa’s groups, Terry Bozzio’s 1981 recollection of his time with the genius composer/guitarist was typical.


Posted: December 6, 2010

David Phillips Modern Drummer Drummer Blog
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
David Phillips: "A Drummer’s Perspective???

Photo by Marc Rouve You can probably guess I dabble a bit on the old drumkit myself, and it is always difficult trying to explain to someone what it looks like sitting on that throne—the best seat in the house. With my images in the book I try to give …


Posted: December 6, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
David Phillips: “A Drummer’s Perspective???

Photo by Marc Rouve You can probably guess I dabble a bit on the old drumkit myself, and it is always difficult trying to explain to someone what it looks like sitting on that throne—the best seat in the house. With my images in the book I try to give …


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: October 26, 2010

Category: Drummers, The Greats
John Tempesta: Heavy With Testament, Zombie, And Beyond

John Tempesta has worked his way to the top of heavy metal drumming, but his first inspirations and influences to pursue the instrument came via Ringo Starr in the Beatles film A Hard Day’s Night and Dennis Davis supporting David Bowie at Madison Square Garden in 1977. John bought a …


Posted: October 14, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Rich Mangicaro

Hey, Modern Drummer fans! I hope you’re all busy playing your butts off out there! As some of you may know, four years ago I made the big decision to retire my position as artist relations director at Paiste, after having the pleasure of that great gig for nineteen years. …


Posted: July 22, 2010

Category: Drummers, The Greats
Vinnie Colaiuta: Unlike Anybody Else

Ask fifty drummers about Vinnie Colaiuta, and you’re likely to get the same answer: “There’s Vinnie, and then there’s everyone else.???


Posted: February 3, 2010

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Ray Luzier: Getting Inside The Music

To Ray Luzier, Korn’s drummer and newest member, playing with legends is nothing he hadn’t done before. The Musicians Institute grad and PIT instructor earned the full-time Korn gig…


Posted: December 7, 2009

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Yael: DrumAddict

Hello, modern drum addicts! First off, it’s an honor to be asked to do a piece for Modern Drummer online, and I hope to get to the point where I will finally have my mug in the mag next to my own feature. Thank you, MD, for years of stories …


Posted: December 1, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
James “The Rev” Sullivan

The supercharged Avenged Sevenfold timekeeper keeps old-school metal alive with brute force, machine-like precision, and a flair for the dramatic…


Posted: October 9, 2009

Category: Drummers, Multimedia, Videos
Adventures Of Power

Terry Bozzio teaches Ari Gold how to have a real “adventure of power” in this video.


Posted: August 20, 2009

Category: Drummers, The Greats
Remembering Jim Chapin

The venerable drum teacher passed away this July 4, leaving behind thousands of acolytes–and a million great stories. In this companion to the In Memoriam in the October issue of MD, we hear from some of Chapin’s many friends and drumming disciples.


Posted: July 17, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Brian Tichy: Speed-Baggin’

Billy Idol/Foreigner drummer Brian Tichy recently rediscovered his longtime obsession with getting into shape by using a speed bag. How, what, why? Let’s find out.


Posted: July 7, 2009

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Fall of Envy’s Brandt Frenchman

I am Brandt Frenchman, and I’ve been a drummer for most of my life. I love all types and styles of music, although I’ve always gravitated toward the heavier rock side of things.


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: January 23, 2009

Category: Drummers
Marco Minnemann Update

Since his June 2007 MD cover story, German drumming sensation Marco Minnemann has played numerous clinics, drum festivals, and concerts worldwide, recorded two multi-instrumental solo albums, appeared on an animated TV series, and recorded performance segments for the Drum Channel Web site.


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: August 1, 2008

Ryan Hoyle with Collective Soul
Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Ryan Hoyle of Collective Soul

Ryan spoke with MD during the last leg of Collective Soul’s summer tour with Blues Traveler and Live….


Posted: June 20, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Deen Castronovo: The Journey Of A Decade, The Career Of A Lifetime

During the heyday of metal music in the ’80s, an underground subgenre known as “shred metal??? emerged.


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: 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: January 15, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Alex “El Animal??? González: A Passion For Drumming

Maná is a true rags-to-riches story. Fueled by an intense passion for music and a belief that music can transcend the boundaries of language, the Mexican rock band has sold more than twenty-two million records and collected eight Grammy Awards….


Posted: November 10, 2007

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
LA Drummer/Instructor Pamela Manganaro

In 1989 Drum Workshop vice-president John Good asked me if I could throw a curve ball. “You bet,” I said. And that was my welcome into the DW family. I was now an official Drum Workshop artist, the quintessential symbol of a professional drummer who made it…


Posted: June 15, 2007

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Seven Antonopoulos with Opiate For The Masses

The programming-heavy hard rock of L.A.’s Opiate For The Masses often draws aural comparisons to industrial stalwarts like KMFDM and Nine Inch Nails. But drummer Seven Antonopoulos resists pigeonholing his band as “industrial metal.???


Posted: April 17, 2007

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Marco Minnemann: Beyond Chops

A new breed of drummer has emerged over the past decade. This elite group of international super-drummers has changed the face of drumming and raised the bar on speed, ambidextrous technique, soloing, stick tricks, multi-pedal coordination, and independence to levels that seem unimaginable to most drummers….


Posted: December 1, 2006

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Athena Kottak

Kottak’s Athena is a very funny, tell-it-like-it-is, beautiful woman who kicks ass behind the drumkit. Born a few years after her famous sibling—Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee—Athena is a cancer survivor, a mom, and the wife of Jimmy Ratchitt. Athena says she knew she would marry Ratchitt—aka James Kottak, former Kingdom …


Posted: May 19, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Billy Ashbaugh

‘N Sync, a pop band backed by live musicians, have gained a reputation of spectacle and not-to-be-missed precision. MD Online recently caught up with rising drum star Billy Ashbaugh, the man who keeps it all together….


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Terry Bozzio

Terry Bozzio and Pat Mastelotto have much in common. They’ve both worked with legendary rhythmic compositional masterminds, they both left LA for Austin, Texas, and when they finally had a chance to get together, the obvious thing to do was…play!


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Pat Mastelotto

Terry Bozzio and Pat Mastelotto have much in common. They’ve both worked with legendary rhythmic compositional masterminds, they both left LA for Austin, Texas, and when they finally had a chance to get together, the obvious thing to do was…play!


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Josh Freese

Looking at Josh Freese across a Starbucks table, it’s hard to believe I’ve known him since he was eleven years old. Suddenly it struck me that he was then the same age that my son is now, and the comparison was mind-blowing. At eleven years old, Josh was already fiercely …


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Gene Hoglan: Furious Kick Drumming

In the midst of Strapping Young Lad’s otherworldly barrage of guitars, screams, bass rumble, and samples, Gene Hoglan’s kick drums blast through in furious, amazingly accurate 32nd-note flurries.


Posted: May 12, 2004

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Category: Feature Stories, News, News and Events
Drum Nation: Top Drummers Unite On New Recording

You may have spotted the advertisement for a unique CD titled Drum Nation. It represents the music of drummers, created outside of the constraints of record labels. Terry Bozzio, Josh Freese, Bill Bruford, Steve Smith, and Stephen Perkins are just a few of the top players involved….



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