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February 1986:
New Edition’s Danny Donnelly (A. K. A. Zoro)

Edition is one of the hottest acts in show business today, taking the R&B market by storm and making some crossover inroads onto the pop charts. This high-energy group, composed of five young men from Boston and inescapably reminiscent of the early Jackson 5, is currently touring sold-out arenas across …



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: July 21, 2017

David Stanoch
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat with David Stanoch: Where Old School Meets New—The Timeless Rhythm of Clyde Stubblefield

On Saturday, February 18, 2007, we lost a singularly unique artist, Mr. Clyde Stubblefield, known to musicians worldwide as “The Funky Drummer.” Check out the August 2017 print and digital versions of Modern Drummer for a look at Clyde’s life, career, and insights from the man himself, as well as …


Posted: June 15, 2017

Jake Goss
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat with Jake Goss of LANY: Knowing Your Role and Serving the Song

Hello, Jake here. Thank you for letting me share on this platform—I’m deeply honored. Modern Drummer has been in my life since I was eleven years old and I’m forever grateful for the stories and insights I’ve learned from this magazine. I love Modern Drummer!


Posted: November 13, 2015

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
On the Beat With Katie Herron of StarBenders: Reckless Punk and Classic Rock ’n’ Roll

Hi! My name is Katie Herron and I am the drummer in the glam punk ’n’ roll band, StarBenders. I was born and raised in Decatur, Alabama, affectionately known as the River City. The conservative nature of the South birthed a fire of rebellion and the need for individuality….


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: November 25, 2014

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
January 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Dave Weckl

See what’s in the January 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Dave Weckl and where to get it….


Posted: November 4, 2014

Category: Drummers, Past Contests
The Great Evans/PureSound Zoro Giveaway!

To celebrate Zoro’s In the Pocket columns in Modern Drummer, D’Addario is giving away three sets of his gear!


Posted: October 28, 2014

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
December 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Gregg Bissonette

See what’s in the pages of the December 2014 issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Gregg Bissonette!


Posted: September 30, 2014

Category: Issues, News, News and Events
November 2014 Issue of
Modern Drummer
featuring
Mark Guiliana

See what’s in the pages on of the November 2014 issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Mark Guiliana!


Posted: May 5, 2014

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories, News, News and Events
Steve Weiss: 1943-2014

The entire percussion community suffered a loss this past April 21, when Steve Weiss, founder of the Pennsylvania-based percussion retail business that bore his name, lost his long battle with prostate cancer….


Posted: April 26, 2013

Category: Feature Stories, Lists
25 Timeless Drum Books

What makes a great drum book? There’s no single answer, as different books have been written to address a wide variety of styles and techniques. But judging by a recent poll in which Modern Drummer readers were asked to name their favorite volumes, a few characteristics stand out….


Posted: August 23, 2012

Category: News, News and Events
Zoro Receives White House Honor

Zoro, best known for playing with Lenny Kravitz was recently honored at the nation’s capitol as part of the White House Fatherhood Champions of Change & Convening on Engaging Men and Boys….


Posted: January 23, 2012

Category: News, News and Events
Jan Web Update News

Ringo Starr’s seventeenth solo studio record, Ringo 2012, will be released on January 31 in the United States and January 30 internationally. The album, which was produced by Starr, was recorded in L.A. and mixed in England by Ringo and Bruce Sugar. For more, visit www.ringostarr.com. Kenny Aronoff is still …


Posted: January 9, 2012

Category: News, News and Events
Zoro Interviewed On Fox News

n case you missed it, Zoro was interviewed by Lauren Green on Fox News from their headquarters in New York about his new book, The Big Gig: Big-Picture Thinking For Success.


Posted: November 22, 2011

Category: News, News and Events
November Web Update News

Drumming news for the month of November complied in one place.


Posted: October 18, 2011

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Ian Paice: Influence

MD Pro Panelist Daniel Glass on the magic of Deep Purple’s Ian Paice.


Posted: September 23, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Zoro

My mom gave me my first drumset as a Christmas gift when I was nine years old. The cost of the kit was only $9.99, and it had paper heads. I was so excited to unleash the groove buried deep within me that I destroyed the kit by the end …


Posted: August 10, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Sean Winchester of Everclear

Hey, MD readers! My name is Sean Winchester, and I am the recording and touring drummer for Everclear. For those who haven’t heard…


Posted: November 12, 2009

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Jay & the Americans’ Rick Van Horn

It’s been a while since most of you have seen my name, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to let everyone know that I haven’t dropped off the face of the planet…


Posted: November 12, 2009

Rick Van Horn of Jay & the Americans : Modern Drummer
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Jay & the Americans’ Rick Van Horn

It’s been a while since most of you have seen my name, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to let everyone know that I haven’t dropped off the face of the planet…


Posted: August 3, 2009

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Daniel Glass

Hello to all MD readers and drum friends. It’s been a while since I’ve posted to this blog–not for lack of desire–but because I’ve been running all over the globe attempting to make a living by hitting things and writing about them….


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: December 1, 2008

Daniel Glass & Gene Simmons
Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Royal Crown Revue's Daniel Glass

It’s a pleasure and a privilege to throw my hat into this incredible blog, and to share a bit about what’s been going on in my world for the last several years…


Posted: December 1, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Royal Crown Revue’s Daniel Glass

It’s a pleasure and a privilege to throw my hat into this incredible blog, and to share a bit about what’s been going on in my world for the last several years…


Posted: February 20, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
C.G. Ryche

My name is C.G. Ryche, and I’ve been a touring percussionist for over a decade. I have performed and toured with artist like Benise, Wayne Newton, Ambrosia, Disney, and The NFL, and I’ve performed at some of the top drum festivals in the world….


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Prince’s John Blackwell: An Interview

John Blackwell always listened to his dad’s advice, and it’s paid off, big time. “Growing up, my dad used to tell me, ‘If you want to make any money in this business, play in the pocket.'”…



Posted: December 30, 2016

Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Episode 73: Snare Drum Effects, Renewing Goals, DW Cherry/Mahogany Kit, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike talk about different things you can apply to your snare drum to change the sound. They also wrap up 2016 with a discussion on renewing goals. Up for review is a DW Collector’s Series Cherry/Mahogany drumset. After fielding a few listener questions, the show …


Posted: August 17, 2015

Category: Mike and Mike Podcast, Multimedia, Podcasts
Episode 1: Chops and Groove, the Halftime Shuffle, Meinl Vintage Pure rides, Masters of Maple Type-M snare, and More

On this, the debut episode of the “Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike,??? drummer/educator Mike Johnston (mikeslessons.com) and Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, talk about the differences and similarities between chops and groove, giving examples of current and past players who epitomize one or both concepts.
 Next, Mike …