October 2019 Issue – Volume 43 • Number 10
Articles in October 2019
Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Doug Clifford
Given the breakneck pace at which CCR operated in 1969, it’s a wonder Clifford and Cook are still out on the road fifty years later.
Tony Williams at a Jazz Crossroads
During his years with Miles Davis, beginning in 1963 at age seventeen, Tony Williams radically changed jazz drumming.
Woodland Percussion originated as a summer project for company founder and mechanical engineer Allan Fausnaught. The goal was to build a snare entirely from scratch.
Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin II was released on October 22, 1969. Although initially panned by some critics, the album became the band’s first number-one album.
Remembering Hal Blaine
He helped pave the way for every great studio musician who came out of L.A., and his influence extends to this very day.
Rhythm! Discovery Center Ten-Year Anniversary
The Rhythm! Discovery Center, a gem of the drum and percussion world.
What's Your Favorite Hal Blaine Track?
Readers weigh on their favorite Hal Blaine tracks.
The CajonTab is a small, flat, lightweight cajon you wear on a strap.
Rancid's Branden Steineckert
“I tend to like my snares to be visually fun,” says Steineckert, “but I don’t want it to compromise my sound at all.
Mastodon’s Brann Dailor on the Band’s Heavenly “Stairway to Nick John”
The drummer recently talked to MD to discuss the band’s heartfelt tribute to their longtime friend and manager.
Advanced Techniques for Jazz Soloing
For four years I’d been studying intensely with Dom Famularo, who suddenly said during one of my lessons, “Steph, you’re now ready for Jim.”
Sam Durkes on Ezra Furman’s Twelve Nudes
Throughout the album drummer Sam Durkes drives Ezra Furman’s distorted up-tempo fervor with a surprising avoidance of cymbals.
George Way Drums
Ronn Dunnett acquired the rights to the brand and set out to revive the company by building and expanding upon the innovations that Way created many years ago.
The Starr Festival Snare
Over the years, Gary Astridge has meticulously researched Ringo’s drumkits and assembled exact replicas of the ones used with the Beatles.
Paiste’s 2002 series was introduced as a solution for heavy-hitting drummers on the burgeoning hard rock scene who demanded sturdier instruments with more powerful tones.
Rudiments can essentially be described as groupings of single and double strokes in different configurations and rhythms.
Sheridan Riley with Alvvays
For nearly two decades, drummer Sheridan Riley has worked with the intention to lead a life fulfilled as a proactive musician.
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters’ John Blease: Fearless with Intention
He’s played with likes of Seal, Ben Folds, the BBC Big Band, Sheryl Crow, and Ellie Goulding. But landing a gig with rock ’n’ roll legend Robert Plant nearly says it all.