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Episode 147: A Perfect Circle’s Jeff Friedl, Five-Note Bop Comping, DW Contemporary Classic Drumset, and More

In this episode Mike and Mike discuss modern rock journeyman Jeff Friedl, who’s currently touring with A Perfect Circle. The education segment focuses on how to use five-note groupings to create interesting and unusual comping patterns in a bebop style.…

Modern Drummer
Jun 15, 2018

Jeff Friedl On Tour With A Perfect Circle

  by Willie Rose photo by Alan Snodgrass   Devo, Puscifer, and Ashes Divide drummer Jeff Friedl is backing the hard rock supergroup A Perfect Circle on its first U.S. tour in six years, with dates booked through early May.…

Modern Drummer
Mar 31, 2017

Tim Alexander Performs at the Musical Instrument Museum

On Sunday, August 12, famed rock drummer Tim Alexander stopped by the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona to give a rare performance. Alexander’s kit (shown here) is on loan and is featured in the museum’s new drumset exhibit. Alexander, who is known for his…

Modern Drummer
Aug 16, 2012

The Greats: Josh Freese

If the old saying “He’s been around the block a few times” applies to anyone, it most certainly applies to Josh Freese. Given his rep as a studio ace, he’s been referred to in MD as “Mr. First Call,” a…

Modern Drummer
Feb 1, 2010

Josh Freese: Time Bandit

By Ken Micallef Time. Feel. Groove. Pulse. For many, these are illusive concepts with multiple meanings. Does a heavy metal drummer “feel” the pulse in the same way as a pop drummer? Does a punk drummer approach groove the same…

Modern Drummer
Jul 16, 2007