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November 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Living Colour’s Will Calhoun

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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 …


August 2019:
LP Celebrates Fifty-Fifth Anniversary, Will Calhoun Receives Award and Rogers Drum Day

Industry Happenings LP Celebrates Fifty-Fifth Anniversary, Will Calhoun receives an award from Berklee College of Music and Rogers Drum Day at Bentley’s.


November 2016:
Will Calhoun
Will Calhoun

For decades Living Colour’s connoisseur of all things rhythmic has journeyed to the far corners of the globe to perform, search for rare instruments, and jam with local musicians. Now he’s released a highly personal tribute to the most adventurous time traveler in drumming history, the U.S.-born and raised jazz …



Posted: April 25, 2019

Bernard Fowler
Category: On the Beat
Bernard Fowler of the Rolling Stones

Talking About New Album, Percussionists/Drummers, and Gear Hello everyone in Modern Drummer land! Inside Out is the name of my new LP and it’s a reinterpretation of songs written by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger for the Rolling Stones. As I was finishing up my last LP, The Bura, I …


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: October 30, 2017

Chuck Blackwell
Category: Feature Stories, In Memoriam, News
Tulsa Drumming Legend Chuck Blackwell Passes

Chuck Blackwell, whose credits include Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs and Englishmen, the Everly Brothers, Taj Mahal, and Freddie King, passed away recently, at the age of seventy-seven.


Posted: September 30, 2016

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Gearing Up, Multimedia, Videos, Web Exclusive
Video Tour! Will Calhoun’s Living Colour Kit

We recently caught up with Calhoun at a Living Colour show and chatted with him about the gear he’s using on tour to support the band’s latest release, Shade. His Mapex Saturn series kit is outfitted with some new prototype heads. “I’m experimenting with Evans’ Red Hydraulics,” Will says. “They …


Posted: September 30, 2016

Category: Drummers, Issues
November 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Living Colour’s Will Calhoun

See what’s in the November 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Living Colour’s Will Calhoun!


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: 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: 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: May 15, 2014

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Bonzo Bash Hits the East Coast

Brian Tichy brings Bonzo Bash back to Bergen PAC in New Jersey on May 31 to celebrate the legendary drumming of Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham….


Posted: March 3, 2014

Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News, News and Events
Will Calhoun Takes Rhythm to Canvas with New Art Release

Over the last three decades, drummer Will Calhoun’s creativity has stretched genres, mediums, and continents, from his Grammy-winning work with Living Colour to his solo work and drummer-led jazz recordings. His latest release, AZA (www.willcalountart.com), shows the artist exploring a new medium of rhythm on canvas….


Posted: November 26, 2013

Category: Album/Song Reviews, Drummers, Reviews
Taking the Reins

Recent albums by drummers Will Calhoun, Terence Higgins, and Camille Gainer-Jones remind the world that anything they can do we can do better—or at least just as well.


Posted: May 13, 2013

Category: Drummers, Past Contests
Win a Master Class With Will Calhoun

To celebrate the release of his new CD on Motéma Music, Life in This World, Will Calhoun is teaming up with Modern Drummer to offer a thirty-minute master class to one lucky winner. Enter today!


Posted: May 21, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Brian Calhoun

Greetings, Modern Drummer readers. My name is Brian Calhoun and I am the creator and director of a drumline from Long Island, New York, made up of special-needs students. (continue reading)


Posted: August 18, 2011

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, Influences
Tony Williams:
The Game Changer

Living Colour’s drummer reminisces about his hero Tony Williams, the jazz and fusion great whose story kicks off Modern Drummer magazine’s brand-new Influences feature series.


Posted: January 12, 2009

Category: Feature Stories, What We're Listening To
Great Drum Parts = GENIUS

The March issue of MD (out now) features Billy Ward’s fascinating conversation with Simon Phillips, Doane Perry, Marco Minnemann, Thomas Lang, and Jerry Marotta about the grooves that inspired them to play drums early on, and that continue to today. It seemed to make perfect sense for MD’s editors to …


Posted: March 31, 2008

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, On the Beat
Doane Perry

So many notes. Big notes, small ones, LOUD ones, and very quiet little guys. Fast flurries, slow ones, legato passages, and staccato accents, all living side by side in relative, undisturbed harmony and alternating discord….


Posted: February 4, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Dom Famularo

2007 was another jammed year of traveling. Fifteen countries, and many of them more than once! Here are some highlights….


Posted: December 21, 2007

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
TJ Snow of CorpuS

I was thirteen when I got my first Modern Drummer magazine. I had just started to learn how to play drums, and every month I looked forward to getting the magazine to read more about drummers like Tommy Lee and Will Calhoun….


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Jack DeJohnette

Jack DeJohnette has remained one of the world’s premier drummers by always looking forward, and never losing the passion. Oh, and by playing some of the most uniquely beautiful drums ever.


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Scott Phillips: The Vortex Of Success

Creed is a phenomenon. They’re the first band in history to have four number-1 rock radio singles from a debut album. (By the way, that album, My Own Prison, went on to have a remarkable seven consecutive number-1 rock radio singles.) Their second album, Human Clay, entered the Billboard charts …



Posted: October 15, 2020

Episode 3
Category: The Modern Drummer Podcast
The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 3: Narada Michael Walden & Will Calhoun.

The Modern Drummer Podcast – Narada Michael Walden’s UPBEAT: Will Calhoun, Big Fat Snare Drum product review and more. In this episode Narada chats with Living Colour drummer Will Calhoun to talk about his drumming, influences, and life leading up to 2020 and more. The UPBEAT interview concludes with a …


Posted: October 14, 2016

Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike
Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Episode 63: Seat Heights, 26" Giant Beat, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike share their thoughts on proper seat height. The featured artist is Paul Wandtke of the metal band Trivium. The gear review section focuses on Paiste’s humongous 26″ Giant Beat crash-ride. After fielding several audio questions from listeners and sharing their picks of the week, …


Posted: October 14, 2016

Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Episode 63: Seat Heights, 26″ Giant Beat, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike share their thoughts on proper seat height. The featured artist is Paul Wandtke of the metal band Trivium. The gear review section focuses on Paiste’s humongous 26″ Giant Beat crash-ride. After fielding several audio questions from listeners and sharing their picks of the week, …


Posted: October 7, 2016

Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Episode 62: Bass Drum Technique, Brad Wilk, and More

Episode 62: Bass Drum Technique, Brad Wilk, and More In this episode, Mike and Mike dig into the November 2016 issue of Modern Drummer and discuss alt-rock great Brad Wilk and some interesting titanium and bronze snares from Van Kleef. The education topic this week is developing bass drum technique. …


Posted: September 30, 2016

Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Episode 61: Will Calhoun, Memorable Drum Solos, and More

The Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike Episode 61: Will Calhoun, Memorable Drum Solos, and More In this episode, Mike and Mike crack open the November 2016 issue of Modern Drummer and discuss cover artist Will Calhoun (Living Colour). They also talk about what qualities they feel make a …


Posted: March 25, 2016

The Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike
Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Episode 34: Listener Questions, Living Colour's Will Calhoun, Chicago Drum 6.5×14 Maple/poplar Snare, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike field several listener questions before discussing their experience with metric modulation. The featured artist this week is Living Colour’s Will Calhoun, and in the gear review section the hosts discuss and demo the Slingerland-style Chicago Drum 6.5×14 maple/poplar snare. The show concludes with picks …


Posted: March 25, 2016

Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Episode 34: Listener Questions, Living Colour’s Will Calhoun, Chicago Drum 6.5×14 Maple/poplar Snare, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike field several listener questions before discussing their experience with metric modulation. The featured artist this week is Living Colour’s Will Calhoun, and in the gear review section the hosts discuss and demo the Slingerland-style Chicago Drum 6.5×14 maple/poplar snare. The show concludes with picks …