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June 2019 Issue – Volume 43 • Number 6

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Articles in June 2019

Critique

New Releases by Mark Heaney, Dream Theater, Huntertones, John Hubbell, and more

Mark Heaney's new solo album reviewed—including comments from the electro-acoustic rhythmic auteur—plus the latest from Dream Theater and more

Modern Drummer
Apr 30, 2019
Features

Luke Bryan’s Kent Slucher

The driving force behind Luke Bryan for the last eleven and a half years is Kent Slucher.

Story by Aaron Strickland | Photos by Ethan Helms
Apr 30, 2019
Rock Perspectives

Glitched Beats

Diving Deep into Displacements

by Aaron Edgar
Apr 30, 2019
Encore

The Lounge Lizards’ Voice of Chunk

The Lounge Lizard's Dougie Bowne exudes harmony. He speaks with a gregarious enthusiasm, punctuating stories with a diffused buoyant laugh.

by John Colpitts
Apr 30, 2019
Gearing Up

Primus’s Tim “Herb” Alexander

We had the chance to catch up with Tim Alexander towards the end of one of Primus’s recent ten-week tours.

Interview by John Martinez | Photos by Alex Solca
Apr 30, 2019
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Industry Happenings

In Memoriam: Avant-Garde Jazz Drummer Alvin Fielder

The jazz and experimental music world lost a giant this past January 5 when drummer, pharmacologist, drum historian, Alvin Fielder passed away.

Modern Drummer
Apr 30, 2019
Product Close-Up

Aston Origin, Spirit, and Starlight Microphones

Aston is a UK-based company that manufactures high-quality yet competitively priced condenser mics suitable for a wide range of applications, including on drums.

by Michael Dawson
Apr 30, 2019
Out Now

Matt Halpern on Periphery IV: Hail Stan

For a decade the prolific progressive metal drummer, educator, and entrepreneur has been powering Periphery’s wild time signatures and blazing riff s. We asked the sticksman all about the groundbreaking band’s first self-released title. MD: Where was Hail Stan recorded?…

by Willie Rose
Apr 30, 2019
Readers' Platform

What’s Your Favorite ’90s Jazz Drumming Album?

We recently checked in with our readers and social media followers to find out which jazz records from the 1990s featured their favorite drumming performances.

Modern Drummer
Apr 30, 2019
On Tour

Jason Bittner with Overkill

Although this was the drummer’s first studio experience with the group, which was founded more than thirty years ago, Bittner’s history with Overkill goes way back.

by Willie Rose
Apr 30, 2019
Drum Cam

Aric Improta “Creativity”

“Creativity” is the latest addition to Aric Improta’s impressive collection of online content and the third in his Interpretation Project series.

by Ben Meyer
Apr 30, 2019
Kit of the Month

The Cherry on Top

“I really like this set kit for its tonal and resonant sound, and the cherry wood is warm like maple but with even more attack and an all-around great vibe.”

Modern Drummer
Apr 30, 2019
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On the Cover

Chick Corea’s Marcus Gilmore

Much has been made of his being the grandson of drum god Roy Haynes.

Story by Ken Micallef | Photos by Alex Solca
Apr 30, 2019
Product Close-Up

SledgePad Dampening System

SledgePad, a simple-to-install and effective foam-based dampening system designed to focus bass drum, tom, and snare tone.

by Nick Amoroso
Apr 30, 2019
Features

Bonus Lesson: Kent Slucher Live With Luke Bryan

Live with Luke Bryan: Digging into some of the country and rock powerhouse's grooves and approaches on the road.

Interview by Aaron Strickland | Transcriptions by Willie Rose
Apr 30, 2019
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Independent Drum Lab

One of INDe’s latest creations is the RESoArmor finish, which is more durable than a conventional wrap without impacting shell resonance.

by Michael Dawson
Apr 30, 2019
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Barton Vintage Beech Drumset

Barton is a relatively new California-based company that, according to its website, makes “real, honest drums that you can keep for a lifetime.”

by Michael Dawson
Apr 30, 2019
New and Notable

New Gear from DW, Aquarian, Gon Bops, Tama, Pearl, and more

New gear from DW, Aquarian, Gon Bops, Tama, Pearl, UK Percussion Concepts, Latin Percussion, and more!

Modern Drummer
Apr 30, 2019
Rock 'n' Jazz Clinic

Moving Around the Kit

In this workshop, we’ll explore moving fills around the kit easily in two directions: clockwise and counterclockwise.

by Jost Nickel
Apr 30, 2019
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