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Danny Carey Performs in “Psychic Energy” Bodysuit at Tool Show in Paris

Danny Carey sported a new look during Tool’s recent show (June 5th) in Paris, as the drummer wore a form-fitting glow-in-the-dark bodysuit in the style of artist Alex Grey’s “Psychic Energy System” artwork. Grey is a longtime Tool collaborator, having…

Jun 10, 2024

Drummer Successfully Plays Every Foo Fighters Song in One Sitting For Charity

We recently told you about the drummer Greg Barton and his ambitious undertaking to play every single Foo Fighters song in one sitting to raise money for charity. This past Friday, Barton completed that challenge. After playing 128 songs over…

Jun 9, 2024

Kenny Aronoff in Clinic celebrating 50 years of Tama Drums hosted by Guitar Center

  WHO: Guitar Center is teaming with Tama Drums and legendary drummer Kenny Aronoff for exclusive drum clinic events at the three Guitar Center locations: La Mesa, CA; Arlington, TX; and Atlanta, GA. WHAT: Tama and Guitar Center are partnering…

Modern Drummer
Jun 7, 2024

Historic Auction of Alex Van Halen Memorabilia

Alex Van Halen Cleans Out His Warehouse for Historic Auction The auction event will feature rare music memorabilia including iconic tour and studio used gear and personal items direct from the private collection of Alex Van Halen. Houston, TX -…

Modern Drummer
May 30, 2024

Drummer Mike Portnoy Attempts Tool Song: “This Makes Dream Theater Look Like Weezer”

Mike Portnoy is no doubt one of metal’s greatest drummers of all time, as he’s proven over the past four decades with prog titans Dream Theater and multiple other projects. However, even the most accomplished drummers have a hard time…

May 25, 2024

Original Staind Drummer Jon Wysocki Dead at 53

Jon Wysocki, original drummer of Staind, has died at the age of 53. According to Blabbermouth, prior to his passing Wysocki had been suffering from liver issues that required him to be under medical care. Wysocki’s death was confirmed on…

May 19, 2024

Charlie Benante (Anthrax, Pantera) Drums to Barbie Soundtrack’s “Choose Your Fighter” as He Hears It for First Time: Watch

Charlie Benante is one of metal’s finest drummers, as he’s proven during his long run in his primary band Anthrax and his current stint in Pantera. But could he handle a dance track like the Barbie soundtrack cut “Choose Your…

May 10, 2024

New Photos - The Jimmy Chamberlin Complex at the El Rey Theater in LA

On March 12th, The Jimmy Chamberlin Complex performed at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles, CA. The concert was one stop on a string of seven shows between Las Vegas, California, Seattle, and Portland. With Pumpkins shows ranging from…

Modern Drummer
Apr 10, 2024

Charlie Benante Breaks Down Pantera’s “Walk” on Drums: Watch

Drummer Charlie Benante breaks down the Pantera classic “Walk” in a new video for Drumeo (watch below). Benante, the longtime and still current drummer for Anthrax, joined Pantera in 2022 as part of the legendary metal act’s revamped reunion lineup.…

Apr 8, 2024

Gerry Conway of Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull dies

Drummer and percussionist Gerry Conway, who performed with Jethro Tull in the 1980's has passed away. Jethro Tull singer Ian Anderson recently posted the announcement on the band's website. From "It is with great sadness that we learned on…

Modern Drummer
Apr 1, 2024

Jay Weinberg with Infectious Grooves at the Garden Grove Amphitheater

On March 23rd and 24th, Infectious Grooves played the Garden Grove Amphitheater in Garden Grove, CA with new drummer Jay Weinberg, formerly of Slipknot. The current lineup has Mike Muir on vocals, Robert Trujillo on bass, Dean Pleasents on lead…

Modern Drummer
Mar 29, 2024

Don't Miss It: Dixie Dregs Spring 2024 Tour with Drummer Rod Morgenstein and Special Guests The Steve Morse Band

Legendary American rock band Dixie Dregs will hit the road across the East Coast this Spring beginning in April 2024.  The lineup of Steve Morse, Andy West, Rod Morgenstein, Allen Sloan will once again be joined by keyboardist Jordan Rudess for these specials shows.…

Modern Drummer
Mar 20, 2024

Catch Gavin Harrison on The Pineapple Thief's 'It Leads To This' Tour Across North America this November

Following the triumph of their "It Leads To This" UK & European tour, The Pineapple Thief is now gearing up to bring their extraordinary live performance to North America in November and December 2024. Drummer Gavin Harrison states: “We are…

Modern Drummer
Mar 20, 2024

Ex-Slipknot Drummer Jay Weinberg Joins Suicidal Tendencies

Drummer Jay Weinberg, who was let go from Slipknot late last year, has become a member of veteran crossover-thrash band Suicidal Tendencies. He will begin playing shows with them next week. It was previously announced that Weinberg would be drumming…

Mar 5, 2024