February 2010 – Volume 34 • Number 2


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Articles in February 2010


Black Tide's Steven Spence

As a teenager, Black Tide’s drummer wanted to get good, fast. Now twenty, he’s proven just how much you can accomplish if you put your mind to it.   Miami metal quartet Black Tide was signed to Interscope Records on…

by Gail Worley
Mar 27, 2020

Univers Zero’s Daniel Denis

Photo by Jack Geebelen He works without the aid of repeatable systems or even written notation. Yet the veteran art-rock drummer still manages to lead his  distinctive ensemble through unique and demanding musical terrain.   One day, when the alternate,…

by Ken Micellef
Mar 27, 2020
Gimme 10!

Bobby Drake

He came up through the ranks of the famed Minneapolis rock scene and has been banging it out with celebrated indie rock band the Hold Steady since their 2006 breakthrough, Boys And Girls In America. In the process, Bobby Drake…

by Patrick Berkery
Mar 27, 2020
Drummer To Drummer

Jimmy Chamberlin & William Mohler

As the original drummer in Smashing Pumpkins, Jimmy Chamberlin established himself as a kit-smith with burning chops and the ability to come up with signature drum hooks. In 2000, following the breakup of the Pumpkins, the drummer made his debut…

Modern Drummer
Mar 27, 2020
What Do You Know About...?

What Do You Know About: Richie Hayward

Time loves a hero. Forty years of Little Feat recordings and a constant stream of intriguing guest appearances have made Richie Hayward a big favorite among the drummer cognoscenti. Under The Radar, the title of Little Feat’s 1998 album, is…

by Bob Girouard
Mar 27, 2020

MxPx's Yuri Ruley Interview February 2010

On MxPx’s second collection of covers, the renowned punk band finally gets to interpret the ’80s their way. Our hero on translating U2, the Clash, the Descendents, and the Ramones.   Yuri Zane Ruley has been the driving force behind…

by David Ciauro
Mar 27, 2020
On the Cover

Maxwell's Chris “Daddy” Dave

In drumming, there are unworldly technicians and deep soul stirrers. There are unique stylists and sonic explorers. And there are studio heavies and wizened road dogs. Then there's Chris Dave, who between his work with Maxwell, Kenny Garrett, Robert Glasper,…

by Stephen Styles | Photos by David Ahntholz
Mar 27, 2020

Hatebreed's Matt Byrne Interview February 2010

Bigger toms, ruder cymbals, and a more spacious setup help the Hatebreed powerhouse achieve the sound and reach new heights of hardcore/metal glory on the band's punishing latest release. Since Matt Byrne joined Hatebreed for their 2002 major-label debut, Perseverance,…

By Waleed Rashidi | Photos by Paul La Raia
Mar 27, 2020

Reggae Great Larry McDonald

It may have taken him decades to finally release an album as a leader. But the conga master has spent his time well, doing his thing with reggae greats Bob Marley and Peter Tosh—and unexpected artists like Soulfly and Shemekia…

by Martin Patmos
Mar 27, 2020