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June 2022 – Volume 46 • Number 6

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Articles in June 2022

Los Cabos Drumsticks Salutes Women in Drumming

Los Cabos Drumsticks are proud to endorse a talented roster of female-identifying artists. From metal to country, and every genre in between, LCD are represented globally by award winning female musicians. Through their #ThinkPink campaign, LCD also make significant contributions…

Modern Drummer
May 31, 2022

Peter Erskine-Lauren Ellis: Women in Drumming, Mentorship

This month’s Jazz Insights column focuses on my former USC student and teaching assistant Lauren Ellis. Her bio informs us that, “Lauren is a drummer, composer, and educator from Wellington, Aotearoa, New Zealand. There, she studied at the Te Kōki…

By Peter Erskine
May 31, 2022

Karol G’s Giulliana Merello

When I met Giulliana Merello I didn’t know what to expect. In front of me sat a brilliant young woman who had one of the biggest drumming gigs in the world playing with superstar Karol G. I didn’t know what…

Story By: Daniel “Ziggy” Laverde
May 31, 2022

Behind the Legends

The Modern Drummer LEGENDS books are a rare opportunity for a drummer to talk about and examine his entire drumming career. Kenny Aronoff has been covered quite thoroughly in his many past Modern Drummer feature interviews. In those interviews he…

Modern Drummer
May 31, 2022
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Alejandro Sanz’s HELEN DE LA ROSA

Playing with legends, virtuosos, and top touring musicians is unattainable for many, but for Helen De La Rosa, it is as natural as day and night. Helen has gone beyond playing it safe, her career is anchored in perseverance and…

By Daniel “Ziggy” Laverde
May 31, 2022

Touring Life and Lessons

For this month’s article, I’m going to share some of my experiences from over the years while on tour with various artists. I’ve been fortunate enough to have done many different “levels” of tours, everything from stadiums to smaller 200-300…

By Billy Ashbaugh
May 27, 2022

Sabian Anthology Cymbals

The new Sabian HHX Anthology series was designed to deliver the full spectrum of both ride and crash in each cymbal, without compromising sound or feel. Sabian and Jojo Mayer’s goal behind Anthology was to allow the individual to designate…

By Nic Kubes
May 31, 2022

Canopus Jonathan Pinson Signature Snare Drum

As an in-demand player, Jonathan Pinson needed a snare that suited his approach to jazz, while also being versatile enough to adapt to any musical situation. The result from his collaboration with Canopus drums is a practical, versatile, and vintage…

By Nic Kubes
May 31, 2022

Donn Bennett’s Drum Vault: Bun E. Carlos’ Cheap Trick-Sgt. Peppers Ludwig Drum Set (and more…)

I first met Cheap Trick drummer, Bun E. Carlos in the early 1990s. We’ve been buying, selling, and trading each other drums for decades. When he taught a drum clinic at my shop in the late 1990s, he surprised everyone…

By Donn Bennett
May 31, 2022

ProMark Drumsticks Partners with Anika Nilles to Launch Signature Stick

ProMark Drumsticks is thrilled to announce the launch of the Anika Nilles Signature Stick, available now. The Anika Nilles Signature Stick is made from hickory with an acorn wood tip. It measures .545”/ 13.8mm in diameter and 16” / 406.4mm…

Modern Drummer
May 31, 2022

A Salute to Women in Drumming

While we were planning this month’s Salute to Women in Drumming issue, I happened to be talking with Peter Erskine. We talked about the fact that singling out women drummers could be counter-intuitive, and segregating people by anything other than…

Modern Drummer
May 31, 2022
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Tracktion Presents Chop Suey A New Kick Drum Plugin

Tracktion Corporation is proud to present Chop Suey, the new kick drum plugin from Dawesome and the renowned techno producer Björn Torwellen. Watch the launch video here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-SfZsc4fCY Sinee and Dawesome is a collaboration between mathematician and AI veteran Peter…

Modern Drummer
May 31, 2022

Todd Sucherman’s Pearl Masterworks series Styx touring kit

The kit shown here is a Pearl Masterworks series outfit that Todd Sucherman used with Styx over 10 years of touring. It features a stunning Bubinga wood finish- with bass drum heads to match. The bass drum heads that match…

Modern Drummer
May 31, 2022

Luna Percussion Vista Series Peruvian Style Cajon and Gig Bag

Blending the World of Fine Art with the Art of Advanced Instrument Building. Luna Percussion, a division of Luna Guitars, sent over their newest Peruvian Style Cajons, the Vista series Wolf and Deer models. These drums feature an incredible wood…

By Brian Hill
May 31, 2022

Karen Carpenter: Close To Her Drums

Karen Carpenter’s intuitive choice of instruments was drums, but she had to break down a few invisible walls, crack a few glass ceilings, and crash a few cymbals along the way. However, by the height of her career with her…

By Scott Gudell
May 31, 2022

Ed Sheeran, Olivia Rodrigo And Wolf Alice Tours Use Porter & Davies

Porter & Davies are delighted to welcome more drummers to their ever growing family. Drummers that are using their Silent Tactile Monitors include new additions: Joel Amey of Wolf Alice, Jack Lawrence-Brown with White Lies, Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds…

Modern Drummer
May 31, 2022

“How To Get What You Want” Breakdown

We were in the studio one day trying to get different drum sounds and I was playing this minimalistic beat to hear what was going on in the recording. When we were listening back to it, I said, ‘We should…

By Elise Trouw
May 31, 2022

The Alex González Signature Cowbell

Latin Percussion is delighted to partner with Maná drummer Alex Gonzalez to introduce our newest cowbell to its range of world class percussion instruments. Made in the USA, the Alex González Signature Cowbell is an 8” mountable cowbell with a…

Modern Drummer
May 31, 2022
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Wiktoria Bialic: Taking Over the Scene from Every Angle

Wiktoria Bialic fell in love with music at a young age - the key word being music! She played violin until she discovered her connection to rhythm, after which she gravitated towards percussion. After 12 years of education in classical…

By Raghav Mehrotra
May 31, 2022

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