Modern Drummer is the world’s most widely read drum magazine, is dedicated entirely to the art of drumming and caters to the needs of amateur, semi-pro, and professional drummers.


February 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring King Crimson’s Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison, and Bill Rieflin

(Available digitally December 30, 2014; on newsstands January 6, 2015) On the Cover King Crimson’s Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison, and Bill Rieflin “It’s doing everything that drummers normally do, but in an entirely di fferent way.” So says Bill Rie…

Modern Drummer
Dec 30, 2014

January 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Dave Weckl

(Available digitally November 26, 2014; on newsstands December 2, 2014) On the Cover Dave Weckl On a pair of distinct new projects, the legendary fusion drummer states his ambitions loud and clear. By Ilya Stemkovsky. FEATURING Hitting the Stage Michael…

Modern Drummer
Nov 25, 2014

Gregg Bissonette “Mars??? Lyric Video

Drummer Tam Johnstone, son of longtime Elton John guitarist Davey Johnstone, recently created this video to accompany the song “Mars” from December Modern Drummer cover artist Gregg Bissonette’s recent solo album, Warning Will Robinson! Gregg’s brother, Matt, wrote, played bass,…

Modern Drummer
Nov 18, 2014

December 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Gregg Bissonette

(Available digitally October 28, 2014; on newsstands November 4, 2014) On the Cover Gregg Bissonette He’s got a new solo album, a headlining spot at this year’s Percussive Arts Society convention, and yet another Ringo Starr tour under his belt.…

Modern Drummer
Oct 28, 2014

Listen to the Drumming on Spotify: Great Tracks From MD’s November Issue

Our November 2014 Spotify Playlist features a typically diverse selection of tracks. This month we take particularly good care of all of you R&B and heavy-rock fans. We start things off “Bodyguard,” the opening track from soul legend Betty Wright’s…

Modern Drummer
Oct 9, 2014

November 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Mark Guiliana

(Available digitally September 30, 2014; on newsstands October 7, 2014) On the Cover Mark Guiliana For many observers, he’s the guy to watch if you want to know where the great art of drumming is right now—and where it could…

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2014

October 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Ian Paice of Deep Purple!

(Available digitally August 26, 2014; on newsstands September 2, 2014) On the Cover Deep Purple’s Ian Paice For almost fifty years, there’s been only one drummer in the legendary classic-rock band Deep Purple. And this is exactly as it should…

Modern Drummer
Sep 2, 2014

September 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Rob Bourdon of Linkin Park

(Available digitally July 29, 2014; on newsstands August 5, 2014) On the Cover Linkin Park’s Rob Bourdon It’s not as if the group didn’t rock before. But with its new album, Linkin Park is positively raging. And that’s no accident.…

Modern Drummer
Jul 29, 2014

VIDEO! Jazz Drummer’s Workshop: Syncopation Revisited, Part 2: 3/4 Applications (From the July 2014 Issue)

by Steve Fidyk We continue this month with more of my favorite ways of interpreting the classic Ted Reed book Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer. This time we explore ways of converting the written manuscript from its…

Modern Drummer
Jun 2, 2014

July 2014 Spotify Playlist

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THE July 2014 ISSUE OF MODERN DRUMMER MAGAZINE Want to hear music from the artists featured in the July 2014 issue of Modern Drummer? We’ve got you covered. Our July 2014 Spotify…

Modern Drummer
May 30, 2014

2014 Croatia International Drum Camp

The eighth annual Croatia International Drum Camp will be held August 30 through September 7 at the Jeunesses Musicales International World Meeting Centre in the 14th century Venetian village of Groznjan, Croatia. The picturesque setting of this ancient Mediterranean hilltop…

Modern Drummer
May 29, 2014

July 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Omar Hakim

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCZQcBSKDOI&feature=youtu.be (Available digitally May 27, 2014; on newsstands June 3, 2014) On the Cover Omar Hakim The past couple years have seen him take the superstar EDM duo Daft Punk to (old) school and also put out his most fully realized solo…

Modern Drummer
May 28, 2014

DRUMSTRONG Rhythm & Arts Festival 2014

May 16, 17, & 18, Misty Meadows Farm, Weddington, North Carolina. Benefiting DrumsForCures, a 501©(3) non-profit organization raising awareness and funds for cancer initiatives globally through family friendly rhythm gatherings. Scheduled to appear: Railroad Earth, The Felice Brothers, Kopecky Family Band, Chatham County Line, American…

Modern Drummer
May 2, 2014

June 2014 Spotify Playlist

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THE JUNE 2014 ISSUE OF MODERN DRUMMER MAGAZINE Welcome to the Spotify Playlist for the June 2014 issue of Modern Drummer magazine. This month’s Playlist includes cover artist Nate Morton on some choice…

Modern Drummer
May 1, 2014