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July 2019 Issue – Volume 43 • Number 7

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Articles in July 2019

An Editor's Overview

Boom, Ba-Boom, Crash! Boom, Ba-Boom, Crash!

Hello, everyone. Welcome to the July 2019 issue. If you’re into gawking at wild and famous drumkits, then you’re going to enjoy our photo-essay on Crash, the new coffee-table book by drummer, collector, and studio sound technician David Frangioni. In…

Modern Drummer
May 29, 2019
Critique

A Look Back At Phil Collins and New Releases by Andrew Cyrille, Ernesto Cervini, and More!

RECORDINGS Taking the Reins Phil Collins Serious Hits… Live! A Hot Night In Paris Plays Well With Others A look back at Phil Collins’ masterful work onstage, as well as studio collaborations with famous friends. Phil Collins continues his reissue…

Modern Drummer
May 29, 2019
Product Close-Up

Calderwood Percussion 3.75x12 Piccolo Snare

A funky little 7-ply maple drum wrapped in brocade fabric.

by Michael Dawson
May 29, 2019
Retailer Profile

Philadelphia Drum & Percussion, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

When Sam D’Amico closed up shop in 2007, Philadelphia was without a dedicated drum retailer for nearly thirty-five years.

by Patrick Berkery
May 29, 2019
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On the Cover

Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain

The huge smile on his face is genuinely infectious.

Story by Ilya Stemkovsky | Photos by John McMurtrie
May 29, 2019
Product Close-Up

TRX Cymbals Product Close-Up

TRX was founded in 2006 in an effort to provide traditional Turkish-made cymbals for modern applications.

by Mike Dawson
May 29, 2019
Readers' Platform

What’s Your Favorite Nicko McBrain Track?

To coincide with Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain’s cover story this month, we checked in with our readers and social media followers to find out which performance from the metal heavyweight’s lengthy career stands out for them. Here are some…

Modern Drummer
May 29, 2019
Features

Debbie Knox-Hewson

Today she’s put lessons learned toward educating and inspiring up-and-comers around the world, as well as to the betterment of her latest endeavor, the band Nasty Cherry.

Story by Ilya Stemkovsky | Photos by Alex Solca
May 29, 2019
Gearing Up

Shania Twain’s Elijah Wood

How many drummers get to open a sold-out stadium show in the spotlight, playing a gargantuan kick and snare beat to tens of thousands of fans?

Interview by John Martinez | Photos by Alex Solca
May 29, 2019
Product Close-Up

Crush Drumset and Hardware Product Close-Up

Crush Drums and Percussion entered the market with a bang in 2010, with a full range of drums and hardware and a “best in show” win at the company’s first NAMM Show in 2011.

by Christopher Kozar
May 29, 2019
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Features

Tyshawn Sorey

Exploring the inner and outer reaches of modern music, via composition and improvisation.

Story by Michael Parillo | Photos by John Fell
May 29, 2019
Features

Inside Crash: The World’s Greatest Drum Kits

Inside Crash: The World's Greatest Drum Kits includes ten pages of photos from the coffee-table book.

Story by Billy Amendola | Photos by Mark Weiss
May 29, 2019
Kit of the Month

The DrumGarden — Kit Of The Month

The drummer tells MD that the premise for this month’s featured set was to create three distinct kits arranged in a circular fashion to be played from a single seated position.

Modern Drummer
May 29, 2019
On Tour

Rich Mercurio with Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul — On Tour

On the road with Van Zandt, Mercurio tells MD that it’s the most physically demanding gig he’s ever had.

by Willie Rose
May 29, 2019
Out Now

Bobby Jarzombek, Thomas Lang, and Mark Zonder on Arch/Matheos’s Winter Ethereal — Out Now

From their own home studios—the three worked on their tunes separately with Matheos and Arch to create an album stuffed with blistering chops.

by Willie Rose
May 29, 2019
Product Close-Up

CAD Microphones Product Close-Up

The CAD Microphone catalog boasts a wide range of products, including affordable but high-quality drum microphones.

by Michael Dawson
May 29, 2019
by Jost Nickel
May 29, 2019
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