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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 …


May 2021:
10 Pieces of Wisdom from the MD Archives
Harvey Mason

In its 45 years of publication, Modern Drummer has collected essential data from thousands of remarkable drummers, percussionists, and educators. Throughout our 45th anniversary in 2021, we will offer some features that celebrate the musicians, editors, writers, and photographers who have served the drumming community in these pages. So, sit …


September 2020:
MODERN DRUMMER SEPTEMBER 2020 COVER
Avenues to Excellence
Avenues to Excellence

15 MD Cover Artists Reveal the Big Ideas That Put Them on the Road to Success The abundance of educational material online, as well as great teachers to mold your passion and enthusiasm into technique and musicality, are massively beneficial to those seeking proficiency on the drums. But even with …


September 2012:
Travis Barker
Travis Barker

Battles mythical and all too real have defined much of his life since MD last sat with him for a good long chat.


December 2011:
December 2011 – Volume 35 • Number 12

Neil Peart, Jeremy Spencer, Clem Burke, Jim Riley, Ian Paice, Justin Foley, Richard Christy, Jen Ledger, Paul Guerrero, Bill Rieflin, Travis Barker


June 2008:
June 2008 – Volume 32 • Number 6

Cindy Blackman, Paul Bostaph, Travis Barker, Chris Adler, Trevor Lawrence Jr., David Northrup, Steve Ferrone, Darren King, Billy Drummond, Gabriel Serbian, Wally Ingram, Atom Willard, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Randy Cooke, Omar Hakim, Carl Palmer


May 2007:
May 2007 – Volume 31 • Number 5

Jason Bittner, Travis Barker, Nicko McBrain, Rob Morgenstein, Russ Miller, Famoudou Don Moye, Stanton Moore, Danny Gottlieb, Don Brewer, Aaron Harris, Peter Wildoer, Joey Jordison, Mike Mangini, Simin Phillips


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


February 2004:
February 2004 – Volume 28 • Number 2

Travis Barker, Ed Shaughnessy, Chris Hesse, Lars Ulrich, Randy Jones, Danny Carey, Tommy Stewart, Kevin Miller, Robin Diaz, Larry Fratangelo, Steve Smith, Simon Phillips, Mike Mangini


January 2003:
January 2003 – Volume 27 • Number 1

Abe Laboriel Jr., Robby Ameen, Rashied Ali, Dave Weckl, Rick Allen, Kris Kohls, Jon Fishman, Ben Mize, Steve Houghton, Louie Appel, Alan White, Lionel Hampton, Ringo Starr, Travis Barker, Danny Carey, Nicko McBrain, Rocky Bryant


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


December 1999:
December 1999 – Volume 23 • Number 12

Adrian Young, Chad Sexton, Billy Cobham, Chet Doboe, Donny Brown, Phil Collins, Marc Quinones, Mike Portnoy, Travis Barker, J.D. Blair, TS Monk, Kenny Wolleson, Will Calhoun, Rod Morgenstein, Virgil Donati, John Tempesta, Narada Michael Walden



Posted: April 20, 2020

Category: News
Exclusive! BBC Weather Presenter Details his Multi-Million View Drumming Performance

Evans and the DW kit that rocked the BBC News theme while he reported —and performed — from home. It surprised viewers and went on to enthrall the world. After BBC North West weather reporter Owain Wyn Evans finished his forecast on April 15, he leapt onto his drum kit …


Posted: November 26, 2019

Category: On the Beat
Frederik De Wilde of Fragmentum

Hi there, MD fans and fellow drum enthusiasts! My name is Frederik De Wilde and I’m currently living in Ghent, Belgium. Drumming has been the biggest passion in my life since I was nine years old.


Posted: December 20, 2018

Dan Flint
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Dan Flint of You Me At Six in On The Beat

Hi MD readers, I’m Dan Flint. I play drums in the rock band You Me At Six. We released our new album VI in October 2018, and will be touring the US in early 2019.


Posted: April 10, 2018

Travis Barker
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On The Beat with Travis Barker and Strung Out Live: OTB Exclusive Video Premiere!

Travis Barker joined prominent SoCal punk band Strung Out for a song at the Eleventh Annual Musink Tattoo Convention and Music Festival, which was held March 16 through 18.


Posted: November 9, 2017

Brandon Crook
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On The Beat with Brandon Crook of the Sherlocks: Talks Debut Album and Upcoming Tour

Hello Modern Drummer readers, I’m Brandon Crook, drummer for the Sherlocks. Our debut album Live For The Moment came out this past August and finished number six on the charts.


Posted: September 21, 2017

Nigel Dupree
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On The Beat with Nigel Dupree of Wayland: Shares Influences, Gear, and Memorable Moments

Hello my fellow Modern Drummer’s! My name is Nigel Dupree and I play drums for the rock band Wayland.


Posted: July 12, 2017

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat with Bryce Lipz of Sisters Doll: Talks Influences and Opportunities

  What’s up Modern Drummer magazine? My name is Bryce Lipz and I play drums for the Australian glam rock band Sisters Doll. I’ve been drumming professionally and touring for the past seven years. I decided to start playing drums when I was growing up listening to my Dad’s record …


Posted: December 27, 2016

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat with Tom Ogden of Deaf Havana: Talks Influences, Setup, and New Record

Hi, Modern Drummer readers. Let me start by saying how thankful and honored I am to be writing an article for such a great magazine and online community. So many drummers from so many styles have influenced me—I’m a massive Travis Barker fan since the age of twelve, and that’s …


Posted: December 16, 2016

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat with Josh Manuel of Issues: Talks Top Ten Most Influential Albums

Hey, guys! My name is Josh Manuel and I play drums in the band Issues. I’d like to talk about the ten albums that had the most influence on me as a drummer and musician. I’m going to list the albums in order of when they were released and briefly …


Posted: August 30, 2016

Category: Drummers, Featured
Drummer/Programmer/Producer Steven Wolf

Steven Wolf is, without doubt, truly one of today’s modern day drummers. He has all the technique and chops, he can groove like a feel-good metronome, and his programmed drum parts make you think, are these real drums or not?


Posted: August 1, 2016

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Featured, Web Exclusive
Alex Shelnutt of A Day to Remember on Bad Vibrations

Metal and pop-punk mainstays A Day to Remember are getting set to release their sixth studio album, Bad Vibrations, in early September. MD Online asked drummer Alex Shelnutt, the band’s powerful backbone, about the influences and techniques he calls on to propel the band.


Posted: April 8, 2016

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Matthew Parkitny of Hands Like Houses: Talks Touring and Recording

Hey guys and girls! My name is Matthew Parkitny and I play drums in the band Hands Like Houses. I’m super stoked to be writing a little number here on the Modern Drummer “On the Beat??? feature, so here we go!


Posted: March 21, 2016

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On The Beat with Justin Nace of PVRIS: Practice and Play With Passion

When I was eight years old and dreaming of being a drummer, a local teacher told me that he wouldn’t work with me unless I switched from being a lefty to a righty, which was pretty disheartening. But I didn’t let it stop me. I put on headphones and played …


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: 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: August 25, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Jimmi Kane of Tempt

We’re coming up to the one-year anniversary of the band Tempt, and I thought that in my blog it would be interesting to give you the drummer’s perspective on trying to make it in the music business….


Posted: April 28, 2014

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Alex Mascarin of We Outspoken

My name is Alex Mascarin, and I am a drummer in the band We Outspoken from Toronto, Canada. In this blog I would like share with you some of my drum setups and inspirations….


Posted: February 25, 2014

Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News, News and Events
Travis Barker Presents the 7th Annual Musink Tattoo and Music Festival

Presented by Travis Barker (Blink-182/Transplants), Southern California’s most anticipated tattoo and music festival Musink will celebrate its 7th year at the OC Fair and Events Center in Costa Mesa, CA on March 21–23. This year’s lineup will include performances from the Descendents, Tech N9ne, Transplants, Gorilla Biscuits, Love Canal, Judge, …


Posted: November 22, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Pilot of Louna

Hey, everybody! I’m Leonid “Pilot??? Kinzbursky. I’m twenty-four years old, and I’m the drummer for Louna. Louna just finished its first big tour in America with the Pretty Reckless and Heaven’s Basement….


Posted: August 23, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Matt Traynor of blessthefall

Hi, I’m Matt Traynor, drummer of blessthefall. I have been rocking the skins since 2000, so it’s been thirteen years….


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: June 28, 2013

Category: Feature Stories, News, News and Events
Modern Drummer’s 2013 Readers Poll Winners

The results are in for the longest-running, most prestigious drummer poll in the world. Without further ado, here are your winners for 2013….


Posted: April 23, 2013

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Brandon Richter of Motionless In White

What’s up MD? My name is Brandon Richter. I am a straightedge twenty-three-year-old from Orange County, California. I play for the band Motionless In White.


Posted: March 18, 2013

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Guitar Center to Launch Its First Musician’s Expo

Guitar Center to showcase the latest music products shown at the NAMM tradeshow in January, offering the public unprecedented access to preview products before they hit Guitar Center stores later this year.


Posted: April 10, 2012

Category: Feature Stories, News and Events
New Gear For 2012! Highlights From Winter NAMM (E–M)

Here are some of the coolest new products coming down the pipeline for 2012, all of which were on display at the annual Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, this past January (Part 2).


Posted: February 21, 2012

Category: News, News and Events
Blink-182 Announces May Tour Surrounding Bamboozle Headlining Performance

Multiplatinum-selling, #1-charting rockers Blink-182 announced today several tour dates in May surrounding the group’s co-headlining of The Bamboozle Festival 2012 (with Bon Jovi and Foo Fighters). In addition to Blink-182’s Bamboozle performance on Saturday, May 19 at the North Beach boardwalk in Asbury Park, NJ, the band has scheduled major …


Posted: August 1, 2011

Category: News, News and Events
Guitar Center’s Drum-Off, World’s Largest Drumming Competition, Kicks-Off

Guitar Center has announced the launch of the 23rd annual Guitar Center’s Drum-Off the nationwide search for the next great undiscovered drummer.


Posted: March 4, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Nate Parsell of Amely

My humble beginnings as a drummer began in the basement of my old house in rural Ohio. My parents gave me my first kit as a Christmas present when I was in the eighth grade. I studied percussion privately throughout my high school days while also playing in marching band, …


Posted: October 4, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Kyle Young of Maddam Ink

It all started in fifth grade music class. Everyone had to learn how to play 8th and 16th notes by tapping drumsticks on an old textbook, and if you had the guts to get up in front of the class, you could try yours on a snare drum (which meant …


Posted: September 14, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Wesley Moore of So Contagious

Hey, fellow MD fans! I’m Wesley Moore, and I play in the rock/pop-punk band So Contagious. We are all nineteen and twenty years old and reside in Atlanta, Georgia….


Posted: August 25, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Rick Henry of Havana Rocks

My name’s Rick, and I’m the drummer for Yorkshire hard rock outfit Havana Rocks. I thought it would be cool to share some info about me and the band with all the MD readers. Well, what can I say, I live, eat, and breathe to drum. I started playing at …


Posted: March 3, 2010

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Travis Barker: Blink-182’s Man About Town

Travis Barker was born on November 14, 1975 in Fontana, California, and began studying drums at the age of four. Though he’s largely known as a high-energy punk drummer, Travis in fact studied jazz and was exposed to many different styles of music early on.


Posted: February 23, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Social Code’s Ben Shillabeer

I started playing in cover bands when I was sixteen, which is still something I do on occasion…


Posted: February 23, 2010

Social Code drummer Ben Shillabeer
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Social Code's Ben Shillabeer

I started playing in cover bands when I was sixteen, which is still something I do on occasion…


Posted: January 23, 2010

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Greg Kaufman of Dang We’re On Fire

My name is Greg Kaufman, and I play drums for Dang We’re On Fire from Sarasota, Florida…


Posted: September 1, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Web Exclusive Interview with Drew Steen and Jerry Roe

Drew Steen has been the drummer for teen pop sensation Demi Lovato for a little over a year now, and Jerry Roe is the new beatkeeper for 2008 American Idol runner-up David Archuleta.


Posted: May 15, 2009

Rebekah Petrel of Petrel : Modern Drummer
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Petrel's Rebekah Petrel

I’m twenty years old and a singer/songwriter/musician and drummer/keyboard player for Petrel, a rock/pop band my sisters Jessica and Destiny…


Posted: May 15, 2009

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Petrel’s Rebekah Petrel

I’m twenty years old and a singer/songwriter/musician and drummer/keyboard player for Petrel, a rock/pop band my sisters Jessica and Destiny…


Posted: September 25, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Tyler Mahurin of A Static Lullaby

A Static Lullaby just released a new record on September 9 called Rattlesnake. We will be touring non-stop for quite some time on this record.


Posted: September 23, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Steve Julian of Colourslide

Most recently, the band won the Maxell Song Of The Year award in the international John Lennon Song Writing Contest.


Posted: August 20, 2008

Adam Barker of War Stories
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
War Stories' Adam Barker

My name is Adam Barker (no relation to Travis), and I've been drumming for about thirteen years now.


Posted: August 20, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
War Stories’ Adam Barker

My name is Adam Barker (no relation to Travis), and I've been drumming for about thirteen years now.


Posted: August 1, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Adam Phillips and the 10 Commandments of Modern Drumming

Adam Phillips of the Architects lays down the 10 Commandments of Modern Drumming.


Posted: May 1, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Chad Smith: Web Exclusive Interview

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith takes a much-needed rest—for a minute—and fills MD in on the many cool side projects he’s involved in…


Posted: February 16, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Gil Sharone

Even at this early stage in his career, energetic twenty-nine-year-old drummer Gil Sharone has a lot to talk about…


Posted: October 1, 2006

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Harry Judd of McFly Interview

Drummer Harry Judd of McFly shares a few moments with MD for a Q&A.


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
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: May 1, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Travis Barker: Action Man

Travis Barker talks about recording with Blink 182 in this excerpt from the May 2005 Issue of Modern Drummer.


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Update
Travis Barker: Life After Blink

With Blink-182 on an “indefinite hiatus,” master slammer Travis Barker has his sights set on his next release with another group, the sophomore album from The Transplants.


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Damon Delapaz

Just over a year ago, Damon Delapaz was the guitarist for Houston, Texas-based pop-punk band FenixTX, then an underground independent group whose tracks hadn’t even hit major radio rotation. Yet, all that changed within a matter of a few short months – with a little help from some friends.



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