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November 2018 Issue – Volume 42 • Number 11

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Articles in November 2018

Essential Cymbal Patterns

Fundamental Figures to Spice Up Your Grooves

by Powell Randolph
Sep 28, 2018

Keith Urban’s Seth Rausch

Seth Rausch, who’s currently touring with country superstar Keith Urban, met with MD to talk about his extensive setup that includes custom pieces, a bespoke snare, and a secondary electronic cocktail kit. The multitude of components was ideal for Urban’s…

Interview by Brandy Laurel McKenzie | Photos by Sean O’Halloran
Sep 28, 2018

Jon Hiseman & Gene Stone

The seminal architect of British jazz-rock made the most of his own indiosyncracies. “When people ask me what I play, the usual answer is ‘the drums’ because that is the instrument, but what I would like to say is, ‘I…

by Martin Patmos
Sep 28, 2018

Jan Delay’s Jost Nickel

Just when you think there’s nothing new under the drumming sun, someone like this veteran German player comes along and sheds new light on the craft. The fact that he plays with such blistering technique and sophisticated musicality only makes him that much more compelling.

By Ken Micallef
Sep 28, 2018
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What’s Your Favorite Buddy Rich Performance?

In this month’s Jazz Drummer’s Workshop, the author and educator Eric Fischer analyzes one of Buddy Rich’s earliest surviving recordings. We reached out to our readers and social media followers to find out what other performances from throughout the legendary…

Modern Drummer
Sep 28, 2018
by Steve Fidyk
Sep 28, 2018

Who's Playing What, Beat Hunger Benefit, and More

Richie Gajate-Garcia Receives Honorary Doctorate from Lincoln College This past May 5, the percussionist, educator, and author Richie Gajate-Garcia received an honorary doctorate of fine arts from Lincoln College in Lincoln, Illinois, in recognition of his contributions to the areas…

Modern Drummer
Sep 28, 2018

Drumset Ergonomics - Part 5: Positioning the Hi-Hat, Ride, and Rack Toms

https://vimeo.com/281286833 Welcome back! The final two articles in this series will focus on the placement of primary and secondary suspended instruments, with an emphasis on preserving shoulder health. Primary suspended instruments are the ones we play most often (hi-hat, ride,…

by Brandon Green
Sep 28, 2018

Legado Cymbals - Heritage, 79V, Luxo Raw, and Caspian Series

A newcomer in the handmade-cymbal market keeps a keen eye on the tastes and budgets of everyday working drummers.

by Michael Dawson
Sep 28, 2018

New Releases From Jojo Mayer's Nerve, Finally George with Todd Sucherman, and more

RECORDINGS Photo by Ben O’Brien Nerve After the Flare JOJO MAYER returns to the acoustic jazz format he cut his teeth on. Nerve, Jojo Mayer’s drum ’n’ bass ’n’ everything else collective, has been pushing the boundaries of electronic music for…

Modern Drummer
Sep 28, 2018

Dean Butterworth on Good Charlotte’s Generation Rx

The pop-punk mainstays deliver again with powerful hooks and purposeful songs charged by their versatile ace behind the skins.

Article by Willie Rose | Photo by Ryan Watanabe
Sep 28, 2018
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Sticking Patterns for Odd Groupings

Getting Comfortable with Fives and Sevens

by Aaron Edgar
Sep 28, 2018

Angel Olsen’s Josh Jaeger

After five years of steady touring and recording with the indie-folk singer-songwriter Angel Olsen—including a fifteen-month tour cycle behind 2016’s My Woman—Josh Jaeger is shifting gears. With Olsen using 2018 to focus on solo shows and writing for a new…

Article by Patrick Berkery | Photo by Ho JunYu
Sep 28, 2018

8 Reasons to Love Whitesnake

(Above: When Deep Purple went on hiatus in 1979, drummer Ian Paice helped Whitesnake achieve mass popularity.) Whitesnake formed soon after the dissolution of the Mark IV lineup of Deep Purple, when singer David Coverdale combined his love of blues, rock,…

Article By Ilya Stemkovsky | Photo by Paul Natkin
Sep 28, 2018

Jason Bowld with Bullet for My Valentine

The British rock and session veteran joins the seasoned heavy-metal aces on their defining new album and supporting worldwide trek.

Article by Ben Meyer | Photo by Ryan Chang
Sep 28, 2018

Jay-Z’s Eric “Boots” Greene

He’s developed some of the nastiest funk and fusion chops. And he thinks and plays like a producer. So it’s no wonder that he flourishes on the world’s biggest stages—and in the modern studio environment.

by Robin Tolleson
Sep 28, 2018

Hidden Treasures

Photo by Jeff Smith Hello, everyone in MD land. I hope your summer went well. There were so many classic and new bands out on the road; hopefully you got to enjoy a few of those live shows. And hopefully…

by Billy Amendola
Sep 28, 2018

Buddy Rich - “Stars and Stripes Forever”

By 1929, a twelve-year-old Buddy Rich was already a seasoned performer, having been an integral part of his parents’ vaudeville act since he was eighteen months old. According to Mel Tormé’s biography of Rich, Traps: The Drum Wonder, with the…

by Eric Fischer
Sep 28, 2018
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Ddrum - Dios Series Snares

A well-conceived trio of deep wood and metal models designed to deliver distinct but useful tones.

by Michael Dawson
Sep 28, 2018

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