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November 2019 Issue – Volume 43 • Number 11

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Articles in November 2019

What’s Your Favorite Jeff Porcaro Track?

What’s Your Favorite Jeff Porcaro Track?

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2019

Tama Dyna-Sync Bass Drum Pedals

Now Tama is poised to take over the direct-drive market with its new Dyna-Sync single and double pedals.

by Michael Dawson
Sep 30, 2019

Steve Lukather on Five Jeff Porcaro Toto Tracks (Plus Five Non-Toto Ones!)

Back in 1977, after doing sessions in L.A. for a number of top acts and appearing on many hit records together, keyboardist David Paich and drummer Jeff Porcaro decided to write, record, and tour for themselves.

Interview by Billy Amendola | Transcriptions by Willie Rose
Sep 30, 2019

The Regrettes’ Drew Thomsen

Drew Thomsen has been holding down the rhythm with garage pop sweethearts the Regrettes for enough time to make a statement of purpose for all who come to rock out at their shows.

Story by Lia Braswell |Photos by Alex Solca
Sep 30, 2019

Skipping Down Memory Lane

Hi, everyone! I hope you enjoyed your summer. Did you get out to any live shows?

by Billy Amendola
Sep 30, 2019
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Mark Guiliana — Blackstar in a Yellow Sweat Suit

The famed drummer is back in electro mode with his way forward-looking Beat Music project.

Story by Ken Micallef | Photos by Alex Solca
Sep 30, 2019

Nashville Great Jerry Carrigan

A country legend remembered.

Patrick Berkery
Sep 30, 2019

Creative Percussion Product Close-Up

The Hex Stax, which comprises three layers of hand-hammered and torched stainless steel for short and trashy yet musical sounds, and the Groove Chain-ger, which is a steel ring with chains attached that sits atop drums to produce a rattling natural reverb.

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2019

Peter Frampton’s Dan Wojciechowski

Dan is the best drummer I’ve ever played with,” Frampton said. “He has an immeasurable amount of technique at the ready, but his feel is the thing.

by Billy Amendola
Sep 30, 2019

The Ancient European Rudimental Codex

Welcome to the Rudimental Codex, an alternative collection of rudiments that focuses specifically on the ancient European legacy of rudimental drumming.

by Claus Hessler
Sep 30, 2019

The Raconteurs' Patrick Keeler

It’s been a while since we’ve heard Patrick Keeler driving the Raconteurs on a brand-new set of noisy, infectious, and hard-grooving songs. In fact, for those scoring at home, it was eleven years and three months between studio albums for…

by Patrick Berkery
Sep 30, 2019

King Crimson’s Gavin Harrison

Pushing forward with the ever-evolving art-rock institution, digging in deeper as a full-fledged member of the Pineapple Thief, and forever shaping the song.

Story by Ilya Stemkovsky | Photos by Steve Van Stappen
Sep 30, 2019
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New Gear from Tama, Groove Juice, Yamaha, Alesis, 64 Audio, and more!

New Gear from Tama, Yamaha, Groove Juice, Alesis, Innovative Percussion and 64 Audio.

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2019

Mike Sleath With Shawn Mendes

Deftly backing Mendes on the road is Mike Sleath, whose powerful energy has driven the singer’s live show since 2015.

by Willie Rose
Sep 30, 2019

Alesis Strike MultiPad Product Close-Up

With the introduction of the Strike MultiPad, Alesis pulls no punches, delivering a knockout product packed with unprecedented power, performance, and creative potential.

by Michael Dawson
Sep 30, 2019

John Wicks On Fitz and the Trantrums’ All the Feels

On September 20, the soul-influenced indie-pop band Fitz and the Tantrums released

by Willie Rose
Sep 30, 2019

New Releases from Lettuce, Hellyeah, Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso, and more!

Modern Drummer looks at new releases by Lettuce, Hellyeah, Banco Del Soccorso, and books Ringo's White Album and Finding the Fourth Beatle.

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2019

Catching Up With Ginger Baker

In December of 2014 Modern Drummer interviewed Ginger Baker, who died this past weekend at the age of eighty. We spoke to Baker, one of the most influential and notorious drummers in rock history, on the occasion of what would be his last studio album as a leader, Why?

by Jeff Potter
Oct 7, 2019

Hand and Foot Rolls

This workshop is dedicated to what I refer to as hand and foot rolls, a particularly powerful and interesting way to orchestrate single-stroke rolls.

by Jost Nickel
Sep 30, 2019
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Exercise for Drummers

Four Strength-Training Moves to Improve Bass Drum Speed and Endurance

by Brandon Green
Sep 30, 2019

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