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February 2021 – Volume 45 • Number 2

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Articles in February 2021

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Nick Mason’s

Mysterious Mirror Hi, Modern Drummer. I hope everyone there is doing well and is healthy and safe. I don’t really see your Ask A Pro section these days, but I have a question about Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason that has…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 2021
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Revolution Drum T-Loks, Survival Drum Key, Brass Cymbal Fasteners, and Capitola Suede Stick Bag

An assortment of smart, innovative, and high-quality accessories for the working drummer. Revolution Drum is a small accessory manufacturer that focuses on creating fresh, outside-the-box ideas that are innovative, practical, and trustworthy for drummers of all styles and levels. You…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 2021
Education

The Path to Polyrhythmic Proficiency

Building Grooves That Train You to Hear Two Things at Once The main challenge with any polyrhythm is being able to hear and feel it as it relates to the pulse. The best way to attack this challenge is by…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 2021
Departments

Mike Clark’sPost-Bop Drum Book

Mike Clark is a jazz-funk pioneer. As a member of keyboardist Herbie Hancock’s legendary fusion band Head Hunters, he wrote the playbook on how to turn busy, displaced 16th-note grooves into some of the coldest, most-sampled beats of all time.…

Modern Drummer
Jan 5, 2021
Departments

Charli Persip1929–2020

In hindsight, Charli Persip uttered perhaps the most unintentionally comical two words of his life when landing the biggest connection of his drumming career. In 1953, the upcoming drummer was playing in the house band at the Piccadilly nightclub in…

Modern Drummer
Jan 5, 2021
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Education

Chad Smith

Remembering Neil Peart I spent my sophomore year listening to 2112. Up until that point I had an older brother who listened to a lot of English rock albums. Led Zeppelin was probably my favorite, and John Bonham’s drumming was…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 2021
Collector's Corner

Donn Bennett’s Drum Vault

The Who’s Zak Starkey’s Collection Keith Moon provided the magic ingredient in the unique chemistry that created the legendary rock band the Who. Moon’s passion and unpredictable drumming propelled the band to heights that no other drummer could duplicate. When…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 2021
Equipment

Papa Roach’s Tony Palermo

Tony Palermo has been a Pearl endorser since 2008, and for his most recent set the company custom-made shorter-sized floor toms to give them a faster decay. MD caught up with Palermo to get more details about his setup changes.…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 2021
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Angel Drums - Segment-Shell Maple Drumset

Massive, upfront tones that will steal the show live and in the studio. Angel Drums is a small Hungarian company that prides itself on making no compromises when it comes to the quality of the snares and drumsets that it…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 2021
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Zildjian - Aaron Spears and Kaz Rodriguez Artist Series Drumsticks

Extra-long but perfectly balanced models for two of the most versatile drummers around. With such a deep history in cymbal making that dates back hundreds of years, Zildjian still seems like a relative newcomer as a drumstick manufacturer. Yet the…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 2021
An Editor's Overview

The Modern Drummer Festival Returns!

Another year has flown by, and what a year it was! 2021 is here and with it a new beginning. Modern Drummer is as committed as ever in uniting and inspiring the worldwide drumming community. It was in this spirit…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 2021
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Education

Jojo Mayer Style and Analysis Part 2

We took a look at some of the incredible work of forward-thinking master drummer Jojo Mayer and his band Nerve back in the September 2020 issue. Jojo’s playing is so innovative and virtuosic that we couldn’t cover everything in one…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 2021
Equipment

DW, Adoro, Gibraltar,Black Swamp, Tama, Roland

DW Collector’s Series Private Reserve Exotics Exotic finishes over available DW shell configurations include Tortoise Shell Pommele, Moabi, Horizontal Padouk, Vertical Padouk, Super Maple Curl, African Chechen, and Monkey Pod. Each can be ordered in a hand-sprayed polyester gloss or…

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Jan 1, 2021
Critique

CRITIQUE

RECORDINGS Puscifer Existential Reckoning Puscifer began its life as a joke in a Mr. Show sketch but has since become Maynard James Keenan’s creative refuge from Tool and A Perfect Circle. Existential Reckoning is the fourth full-length from the project…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 2021
Back Through The Stack

Harvey Mason

I have always been a sympathetic player. I’ve always been in situations where I felt I was backing someone else up, and the object is to make them feel comfortable so they can do what they do the best they…

Modern Drummer
Jan 29, 2021
Features

Secret Machines’ Josh Garza For the Sake of Rock ’n’ Roll

Not everyone would release an album in the middle of the pandemic. For Secret Machines, it seemed to be the perfect time to break their hiatus and share their new record, Awake in the Brain Chamber, for the sake of…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 2021
Features

Professor and the Madman’s Rat Scabies

The legendary punk drummer discusses the fourth release from his trans-Atlantic band featuring former Adolescents and D.I. vocalist/guitarist Alfie Agnew, ex-D.I. and Mind Over Four vocalist/guitarist Sean Elliott, and Scabies’ old Damned bandmate Paul Gray on bass. MD: What was…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 2021

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