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August 2009:
August 2009 – Volume 33 • Number 8

Tré Cool, Aaron Harris, Uriel Jones, Benjamin Corbett, Butch Trucks, Stephen Perkins, Jojo Mayer, Trivett Wingo, Jerry Shirley, Scott Johnson, Larry Herweg, John Moen, Chris Vatalaro, Jeff Friedl, Roy Hanes, Bernard Purdie



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: September 19, 2014

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

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


Posted: January 8, 2013

Category: News, News and Events
Motown Gives Back: MD Contributor Drew Schultz Spearheads Project to Help Fund Detroit School Music Programs

Modern Drummer contributor Drew Schultz and Motown musical legends recently collaborated on an album to raise funds for the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, via sales from Schultz’s debut album, Back to Class. Before the Four Tops’ performance at the Motor City Casino Soundboard Theater on Thursday, December 13, the musicians …


Posted: December 28, 2011

Category: Feature Stories, Lists
10 Indispensable Funk Albums

Funk music is all about the beat, and it’s no coincidence that many of our most influential drummers have made a name for themselves playing the style. If you want to learn the essence of the style, here are ten classic albums you should definitely check out.


Posted: September 1, 2011

Category: News, News and Events
Web Update News

The latest and greatest news from the drumming industry. This edition features updates on Chad Sexton, John Tempesta, Jon Wysocki, Will Hunt, Brian Young and more.


Posted: June 13, 2011

Category: Drummers, The Greats
Uriel Jones: Architect of the Motown Sound

June 14 would have been the seventy-seventh birthday of Motown great Uriel Jones, who died on March 24, 2009. MD spoke with Uriel shortly before his passing. We’re reprinting his interview here. (read more)


Posted: November 24, 2009

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
The Four Tops’ Drew Schultz

I’m a drummer and percussionist from Cleveland, Ohio, and I’ve been touring with my favorite group, the Four Tops…


Posted: November 24, 2009

Drew Schultz of The Four Tops : Modern Drummer
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
The Four Tops' Drew Schultz

I’m a drummer and percussionist from Cleveland, Ohio, and I’ve been touring with my favorite group, the Four Tops…


Posted: June 18, 2009

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Secrets Of Motown: The Tracks Of Their Drums

To go with August’s Motown feature, we offer this reprint of a 1999 MD story that examines the way Uriel Jones, Benny Benjamin, and Pistol Allen got those hit-making drum tones.


Posted: July 19, 2005

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Steve Jordan Interview

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



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