February 2015 Issue – Volume 40 • Number 2


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Articles in February 2015

Catching up with Terry Bozzio

Catching Up With... Terry Bozzio by Mike Haid Last summer, drumming innovator Terry Bozzio celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his first drum lesson by performing his unique solo compositions on tour in North America and Japan. The sixty-four-years-young Bozzio, still…

Mike Haid
Feb 23, 2017

Catching up with Prairie Prince

Catching Up With... Prairie Prince by Bob Girouard In the mid-’70s, the San Francisco–based band the Tubes came roaring out of the gate with over-the-top live shows, blistering musicality, and an outrageously satirical take on modern culture. Toning down their…

Bob Girouard
Feb 23, 2017

Drum Miking 101, Part 2: Two-Microphone Setups

Electronic Insights Drum Miking 101 Part 2: Two-Microphone Setups by John Emerich Last month we began this series by exploring three different ways to record a drumset with a single microphone. The distance between the mic and the drumset was…

John Emerich
Feb 23, 2017

Catching up with Trigger Hippy's Steve Gorman

Trigger Hippy, featuring the Black Crowes’ Steve Gorman (second from left) and singer Joan Osborne by Jim Riley “You can make up a lot of ground when you don’t know what you’re up against,” Steve Gorman says to Modern Drummer…

Jim Riley
Feb 23, 2017

Strictly Technique - Consecutive Flams part 3: Inverted Motion

Strictly Technique Consecutive Flams Part 3: Inverted Motion by Bill Bachman In the third installment of this series, we’re going to modify the exercise by removing one tap from the transitions. Instead of using a flam accent to shift from…

Bill Bachman
Feb 23, 2017

Chaun Dupre Horton

Features Chaun Dupre Horton The R&B and fusion vet, who’s put in time with Macy Gray, Natasha Bedingfield, and Tal Wilkenfeld, says it’s all about making meaningful connections—between song sections, between fellow musicians, and between past and future generations of…

Robin Tolleson
Feb 23, 2017

Odd Groupings Over Samba with Mike Johnston

Rock 'n' Jazz Clinic Odd Groupings Over Sama Combining Concepts for Creative Coordination Development by Mike Johnston What do you do when you have two things in the refrigerator or pantry that taste awesome by themselves? You put them together!…

Mike Johnston
Feb 23, 2017

Understand Indian Rhythmic Concepts

From left: Giovanni Hidalgo, Eric Harland, Zakir Hussain, and Steve Smith work out some high-level cross-cultural music on stage at the SFJazz Center, March 2013. Features Understand Indian Rhythmic Concepts Let’s get it straight from the start: There’s no dabbling…

Ken Micallef
Feb 23, 2017

Greg Morrow

Features Greg Morrow Jason Aldean’s Rich Redmond sits down with the first-call Nashville drummer to trace his journey to the top of the charts. Every one of us has favorite players who have left a lasting impression on the way…

Rich Redmond
Feb 23, 2017

Basics - The Lindy Beat by Rich Redmond

Basics The Lindy Beat The Grooviest of Early Rock 'n' Roll Rhythms by Rich Redmond The classic rhythm we’re exploring this month has weathered the test of time since first appearing in the early twentieth century. The pattern is associated…

Rich Redmond
Feb 23, 2017

Creating Opportunity - Five Key Components for the Working Drummer

Photo by Miguel Monroy Concepts Creating Opportunity Five Key Components for the Working Drummer by Russ Miller This month’s column is about creating opportunity for yourself. Our quotation by the American author H. Jackson Brown Jr. describes the idea beautifully.…

Russ Miller
Feb 23, 2017

Brittany Brooks

Up & Coming Brittany Brooks She’s spent the past few years touring with the R&B stars CeeLo Green and Kelis. Now the drummer says she’s more than ready for the next phase of her career. by David Jarnstrom Drummers for…

David Jarnstrom
Feb 23, 2017

Get the Sound You Want From Your Drums! Part 2: Drumset Tuning

Shop Talk Get the Sound You Want From Your Drums! Part 2: Drumset Tuning by Dave Ribner Shortly after introducing the tune-bot electronic drum tuner in 2012, we were flooded with phone calls and emails asking how to tune different…

David Ribner
Feb 23, 2017

On The Cover King Crimson's Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, and Pat Mastelotto

MD goes deep inside the reinvention of a prog-rock institution, which stormed stages around the country last fall with a raging new three-drummer lineup. Retrofitting four decades of genre-defining music for the seven-piece band took a lot of careful planning,…

Michael Parillo
Feb 23, 2017

The Julie Ruin's Carmine Covelli

Photo by Paul La Raia The multitalented drummer with a penchant for science and technology brings us the affirmation we’ve been waiting for. by Marian Li-Pino Carmine Covelli, drummer for Kathleen Hanna’s latest project, the Julie Ruin, has some very…

Marian Li-Pino
Feb 23, 2017