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September 2022:
Modern Drummer 2022 Readers Poll Winners

It is time to announce the winners of the 2022 Modern Drummer Readers Poll. Congratulations to all of the winners, and thanks for your artistry and contributions towards the history and evolution of modern drumming. Thank you for your recordings, concerts, clinics, shows, books, videos, articles, and everything else that …

February 2022:
Gallery of Groove

Photos from the 2021 Modern Drummer Festival For the second year in a row, the global pandemic chased the Modern Drummer Festival to an online venue. But we were unbowed. Presented by the MD team and produced by Thom Mozloom’s crew at M Network, we were able to unleash one …

August 2021:
Todd Sucherman

New Styx Album, First Solo Release Longevity and relevance are key components to any successful career. The Beatles were together only eight years, but the group’s prolific music catalog still stands the test of time. Formed in 1972, Chicago-based, progressive pop-rock group Styx is closing in on a half century …

January 2021:
Todd Sucherman
Todd Sucherman by Claude DuFresne

A Smattering of Hits Outside the Prog-Rock Sphere of Styx Todd Sucherman is one of the modern greats of the drumset. His powerfully precise drumming has been driving the legendary prog-rock band Styx for a quarter century and is still going strong. Todd’s versatility also finds him in great demand …

September 2020:
18 Drummers to Follow on Instagram
12 drummers to follow

Worldwide pandemic or not, we’re all spending more…

May 2020:
Remembering Neil

Some of the worlds greatest drummers and industry members share their memories of what Neil Peart has meant to them.

April 2020:
2020 Readers Poll Results

It’s that time of year again, when the drummers of the world show love for the most compelling players of the past twelve months. Find out how your favorites did.

April 2020:
New Releases by Charles Lloyd Quartet, Antoine Fafard, Dor Herskovitz, and More.

New releases from Charles Lloyd Quartet, Antoine Fafard, Dor Herskovitz, and more.

March 2020:
2112 Percussion, Raleigh, North Carolina

Located a few miles outside the center of the capital city, the newly expanded 2112 Percussion is the only drum retail shop in North Carolina and is worth a special trip.

May 2019:
May 2019
Todd Sucherman

The Percussive Arts Society held its annual international convention this past November 14–17 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.

July 2014:
Being The New Guy

Your abilities will never be more scrutinized than after you’ve accepted a job to replace a drummer whose playing helped define the sound of a popular band.

March 2018:
Modern Drummer 2018 Readers Poll Winners!

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

February 2018:
Led Zeppelin book, Carl Palmer DVD, Peter Erskine, Todd Sucherman, and more!

I’m a little anal about reading the introductions and prefaces of books before I even flip through the rest of the pages. Their purpose is to set a tone, establish the credibility and character of the writer, and encapsulate the importance of the book’s subject matter, and I want to …

August 2017:
Styx’s Todd Sucherman

“This came at a time when we’re all feeling creative, and it puts wind in our sails.” The fourteen-year wait since Styx’s last album of all-new material is finally over, and the group’s super-drummer might just be happier than anyone about it. Special content: A Style and Analysis of tracks …

September 2011:
September 2011 – Volume 35 • Number 9

Taylor Hawkins, Adam Cruz, Ray Luzier, Peter Erskine, Steve Gadd, Jerry Shirley, Todd Sucherman, Carl Palmer, Shawn “Clown” Crahan, Antonio Sanchez, Gil Sharone, Dino Campanella, Sam Ulano

October 2008:
October 2008 – Volume 32 • Number 10

Todd Sucherman, Patrick Keeler, William F. Ludwig II, Ian Froman, Billy Bob Thornton, Patrick Carney, Spencer Smith, Carlos Hercules, Ronald Bruner Jr., Ches Smith, Dave DiCenso

September 2008:
September 2008 – Volume 32 • Number 9

Thomas Pridgen, Carl Palmer, Al Jackson Jr., Ali Jackson, Raymond Weber, Steve Gatdd, Tom Brechtlein, Eric Kretz, Zac Farro, Glen Graham, Mike Bennett, Joachim Cooder, Steve Hass, Todd Sucherman, Pat Mastelotto

February 2007:
February 2007 – Volume 31 • Number 2

Nikki Glaspie, Kim Thompson, Gavin Harrison, Rocky Gray, Sean Paddock, Dave McAfee, Fred Eltringham, John Blackwell, Pete Wilhoit, Evan Johns, Billy Ficca, Evan Stone, Billy Martin, Daniel Davison, Bill Stewart, Cozy Powell, Nate Morton, Todd Sucherman, Elvin Jones

August 2005:
August 2005 – Volume 29 • Number 8

Roy Hanes, Chris “Daddy” Dave, Kenny Garrett, Gene Hoglan, Trey Gray, Gavin Harrison, Todd Sucherman, Jason Sutter, Bill Stewart, Bobby Jarzombek, Travis Barker, Stephen Morris, Phil Jordan, Michael Wagener, Jim Capaldi, Bill Stevenson, Scott Rockenfield, Dom Famularo

September 2003:
September 2003 – Volume 27 • Number 9

Keith Moon, Adam Deitch, Todd Sucherman, Adam Carson, Joey Kramer, Todd Nance, Jimmy Chamberlin, Dave DiCenso, Jim Christie, Jeremy Hummel, Tiny Kahn, Adrian Young, Raymond Herrera, Ian Paice

May 2001:
May 2001 – Volume 25 • Number 5

Joey Waronker, Sheila E, Greg Eklund, John Hollenbeck, Matt Laug, Raymond Herrera, Jeff Sipe, Shane Evans, Todd Sucherman, Drori Mondlak, Billy Cobham, Gavin Harrison, Neal Busby, Ron Spagnardi, Osami Mizuno, Jennie Hoeft, Billy Ward, Rick Mattingly, Curt Bisquera, Pat Mastelotto, Ian Paice

April 1997:
April 1997 – Volume 21 • Number 4

Steve Smith, Gary Novak, Neil Peart, David Silveria, Joe Zawinul, Barrett Martin, Todd Sucherman, Frank Beard, Russel Simins, Terance Higgins, Kenny Aronoff, John Robinson

Posted: October 3, 2022

Category: News

Modern Drummer Magazine today announced an exclusive distribution partnership with Yurt Rock, a widely-recognized producer of loops, samples, and more featuring the world’s leading musicians. As part of this exciting collaboration, Yurt Rock will be releasing a series of custom drum libraries from Modern Drummer’s digital catalog. The first release planned will …

Posted: November 1, 2021

Category: News
12 Drummers Drumming

Monday, November 1, 2021, on Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen’s 58th birthday, we are announcing a special upcoming auction called ’12 Drummers Drumming’ to benefit his Raven Drum Foundation. For the past 37 years, PNC has calculated the prices of the 12 gifts from the classic holiday song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” The PNC …

Posted: April 13, 2021

Category: News
Todd Sucherman – Interview + All Drummers “Maybe I’m Amazed” Cover & Todd’s Ode to Pearl Drum Solo – 4/12/21

  MD: Hi Todd, tell me about the inspiration for the all-drummers band coming together to do the Paul McCartney song, ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’? TS: Randy Walker, who’s a long time pal put this together. He is a drummer, producer, drum tech, tour manager among many other things. Everyone is …

Posted: September 1, 2020

Category: News
Modern Drummer Festival 2020

Modern Drummer is rebooting its world-famous Drum Festival on September 12 at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time with a live-streaming event honoring the late, great Rush drummer Neil Peart. Proceeds of ticket sales will benefit brain tumor research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The event, which will be produced and distributed …

Posted: August 20, 2020

Category: News
20th Annual Modern Drummer Festival featuring A Tribute To Iconic Drummer Neil Peart.

LiveXLive to Produce and Distribute Live Pay Per View Show Featuring Incredible Lineup Reaching over 150 Million Social Media Fans — Taylor Hawkins, Chad Smith, Cindy Blackman-Santana, Thomas Lang, Alex Gonzalez A global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video and podcast content in music, comedy, and pop culture, announced …

Posted: June 4, 2019

Category: On the Beat
Josh Roossin of the Jacks

Josh Roossin here and I play drums in the LA-based rock n’ roll band the Jacks.

Posted: January 29, 2019

Meathook Bus
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Anthony Citrinite of The Collective and MeetHook in On The Beat

Dear MD! My name is Anthony Citrinite and I have been lucky enough to play drums professionally for many years with a number of great bands including Boston, Coheed & Cambria, and currently with Embers Only.

Posted: August 25, 2017

Category: Drummers, Lessons, Multimedia, Must See from MD, News, Videos, Web Exclusive
Warming Up With…Todd Sucherman

We had the opportunity to sit down with Modern Drummer’s August 2017 cover artist, Todd Sucherman, before his recent show with Styx in Noblesville, Indiana. Utilizing a snare drum with a mesh head, Todd walked us through an assortment of hand exercises that he uses to warm up with before …

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 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: 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: March 9, 2015

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, In Memoriam, News, News and Events
Lennie DiMuzio Passes

Modern Drummer is saddened to learn of the passing of Lennie Di Muzio, longtime artist relations manager for the Avedis Zildjian company. Later in life Di Muzio worked for Sabian Ltd., which, on its Facebook page, described Di Muzio as “a one-of-a-kind and a true legend who helped shape the …

Posted: February 19, 2015

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
News: 25th-Annual Chicago Drum Show to Take Place May 15–17, 2015

The 25th Annual Chicago Drum Show is shaping up to be another world-class percussion event. Organizer Rob Cook reports that every aspect of the show is on track to maintain the show’s status as a premier educational and entertainment event….

Posted: January 29, 2015

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
March 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Animals as Leaders’ Matt Garstka

See what’s in the March 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Animals as Leaders’ Matt Garstka and where to get it!

Posted: May 30, 2014

Category: Feature Stories, Multimedia, Spotify Playlists
July 2014 Spotify Playlist

Want to hear music from the artists featured in the July 2014 issue of Modern Drummer? We’ve got you covered. Our July 2014 Spotify Playlist includes some fantastic tracks, including several cool covers….

Posted: May 28, 2014

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
July 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Omar Hakim

See what’s in the July 2014 issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Omar Hakim…

Posted: March 26, 2014

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
May 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Jim Riley

See what’s in the May 2014 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine featuring drummer Jim Riley…

Posted: December 25, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Jason Aldean’s Rich Redmond

Hello MD readers! It has been some time since we last visited here. I am still enjoying life in Nashville, juggling touring, recording, producing, writing, and teaching. I love this life we live as modern drummers!

Posted: September 25, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Jason Hartless of Pistol Day Parade

Going back to April of 2012, my instructional DVD, Learn to Rock Drums With Jason Hartless and Friends, a product of Drumfun distributed by Hal Leonard, hit the shelves in Guitar Centers, Best Buy, and music stores nationwide. It features me along with some great drummers, such as Corky Laing …

Posted: September 1, 2013

Category: News, News and Events
Sabian Returns With Cymbal Vote In 2014

For the third consecutive year, Sabian is asking drummers around the world to help decide which new models the iconic cymbal-maker will release in 2014 – and once again, drummers around the world get a chance to play them before voting.

Posted: August 28, 2013

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
October 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Mike Portnoy

October 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Mike Portnoy Contents

Posted: May 27, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Jason Sutter of Marilyn Manson

I am heading out on tour again with Marilyn Manson and wanted to drop a line as to what I’ve been up to since I last caught up with Modern Drummer in a 2010 magazine feature.

Posted: April 30, 2013

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
June 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Joey Waronker

See what’s in the June 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer Magazine! Featuring Joey Waronker.

Posted: January 28, 2013

Category: Feature Stories, News, News and Events, The Showroom
NAMM 2013 in Photos

It’s that time of year again, when the makers of dreams—or at least the equipment that helps them come true—show off the latest and greatest gear that will be available in the upcoming months. What’s the catch? Not everyone is invited! Never fear, the Modern Drummer editors have it covered. …

Posted: November 29, 2012

Category: News, News and Events
Pearl Launches Project 108

Pearl is asking drummers and percussionists from around the world to send in videos of themselves playing 4 bars at 108 beats per minute.

Posted: July 9, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Clyde Davis of the Ex Senators

Hey, everybody. My name is Clyde Davis, and I play drums with the Ex Senators, out of Chicago. Our debut album comes out August 7 on HeatShield Records….

Posted: October 7, 2011

Category: DVD/Video Reviews, Drummers, Reviews
Todd Sucherman Methods & Mechanics II

M&M II is a smorgasbord of inspiring live and studio performances, useful and practical “quick tips,??? and detailed drum-part analysis of various Styx, Jerry Goodman, and Taylor Mills tracks.

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 22, 2010

Gorden Campbell Modern Drummer Drummer Blog
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Gorden Campbell

Hey, MD readers! It’s your boy Gorden Campbell, and I’m back once again to give you an update on my travels around the globe! This has been a busy year for me. From the George Duke and American Idol tours, to recording my first instructional DVD, I’ve had a great …

Posted: April 22, 2010

Category: Drummers, The Greats
Todd Sucherman: Exploring Every Angle With Styx

An update on Todd Sucherman of Styx. (continue reading)

Posted: August 20, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Styx’s Todd Sucherman

Modern Drummer interviews Todd Sucherman of Styx. “Anyone who has to honestly play Styx music will realize that there’s more here than meets the eye. I get to play a lot of drums in this band.??? (continue reading)

Posted: January 16, 2008

Category: Feature Stories
Best Of ’07

I’m convinced that, ten years from now, we’re going to look back at 2007 as an unusually fertile time in music and in drumming.

Posted: January 5, 2023

Category: The Modern Drummer Podcast
Holiday Special

A special Holiday episode of “Live From My Drum Room” with John’s old friends dropping by to spread some Holiday Cheer! Steve Gadd, David Garibaldi, Jack Bruno, Eddie Tuduri, Steve Smith, Todd Sucherman, Jeff Hamilton, Gregg Bissonette, Anton Fig, Joe Franco, Dave Mattacks, Rob Wallis and Robyn Flans all stopped …

Posted: November 11, 2021

Category: The Modern Drummer Podcast
12 Drummers Drumming

Special #TBT Veterans Day Podcast with Billy Amendola, Lauren Monroe, Rick Allen and friends. An extraordinary collection of music’s most influential & legendary drummers have joined Rick Allen of Def Leppard & Raven Drum Foundation in their mission to provide trauma recovery & healing for veterans and to help reduce the rate …

Posted: February 18, 2021

Episode 21
Category: The Modern Drummer Podcast
The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 21: Narada Michael Walden & Todd Sucherman.

The Modern Drummer Podcast – Narada Michael Walden’s UPBEAT: Todd Sucherman In this episode, Narada Michael Walden interviews world-renowned drummer and educator Todd Sucherman. Todd takes us through his early influences,  family, role models and his legacy with legendry band STYXS. Audio Video

Posted: June 30, 2017

The Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike
Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Episode 99: Styx’s Todd Sucherman, Bass Drum Technique Builders, VK Aluminum Drumset, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss some of their favorite exercises for building bass drum technique.