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The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 4

The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 4

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Episode 4: Andy Newmark, Jack Douglas, John Lennon’s Final Album, Rob Silverman’s Drumology release, Shop Talk – ddrum Dominion Birch.

In this episode, MD CEO|Publisher David Frangioni & Editor at Large Billy Amendola talk with session and touring legend Andy Newmark about his career & records. Producer Jack Douglas, surprise crashes the interview, and him and Andy talk about the recording of John Lennon’s final album Double Fantasy! They deep dive on the recording sessions and share behind the scene stories about recording Lennon’s final gift of music. Then David interviews Rob Silverman, drummer and producer behind Drumology featuring Steve Smith & Gregg Bissonette recently released. Followed by Mike Dawson’s review of ddrum’s Dominion Birch 5-Piece Kit complete with audio of Mike playing on the kit.


The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 3

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Narada Michael Walden’s UPBEAT: Will Calhoun, Big Fat Snare Drum product review and more.

In this episode Narada chats with Living Colour drummer Will Calhoun to talk about his drumming, influences, and life leading up to 2020 and more. The UPBEAT interview concludes with a percussion performance by Calhoun. In the Shop Talk segment managing editor Mike Dawson talks about Big Fat Snare Drum heads with audio comparison samples.


The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 2

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Episode 2: Khruangbin’s DJ Johnson, Evans UV Series Drumheads, and More.

In this episode, managing editor Mike Dawson sits down with August 2020 Modern Drummer featured artist DJ Johnson of Houston-based psychedelic funk band Khruangbin to dig deeper into the various topics that were discussed in his recent story in the magazine. Everything from his background as a church musician to how he achieves his deep, soulful sound are covered. In the Shop Talk section of the show, Dawson interviews Evan, an artificial intelligence representative from Evans drumheads, to get some insight into the innovative UV1 and UV2 series. The episode concludes with an audio comparison of the UV1 and UV2 drumheads.


The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 1

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Episode 1: Thomas Lang, Koide Cymbals, and More

In this episode, managing editor Mike Dawson sits down with August 2020 Modern Drummer cover artist Thomas Lang to dig deeper into the various topics that were discussed in his recent feature story in the magazine. Everything from the necessity of having a home studio to effective and efficient practice methods are covered. Thomas also shares what’s in store for his latest business venture, 9 Beats USA, which is a vast online and in-person drum education program designed to develop exciting and innovative new approaches to teaching modern music to children. In the Shop Talk section of the show, Dawson interviews Burke Daugherty, the official US distributor of Japanese boutique cymbal company Koide to get some insight into what makes the company’s offerings special and unique. The episode concludes with a few audio samples of Koide’s 10J and 703 series B20 bronze cymbals.