Aaron Comess

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Episode 88: Live From My Drum Room Remembering Charlie Watts - Part 4

Part 4 of John DeChristopher's series Remembering Charlie Watts. John's guests were Jim Keltner, Vinnie Colaiuta, Charley Drayton, Pete Thomas, Anton Fig and Aaron Comess. They shared some beautiful stories about Charlie and even turned to Ringo, as drummers often…

Modern Drummer
Sep 15, 2022

Episode 71: John DeChristopher Live From My Drum Room With Aaron Comess

John’s guest is Aaron Comess, drummer and founding member of the "Spin Doctors.” In this episode Aaron talks about growing up in Dallas, his early influences, his teachers, attending North Texas State, then Berklee College in Boston for a year,…

Modern Drummer
May 19, 2022

On The Beat with Aaron Comess of the Spin Doctors: Talks New Solo Project, Live Shows, the Spin Doctors, and More

Hello to everyone out there in MD land! I’m excited to fill you in on my latest record called Sculptures that will be released on March 16, 2018. It can be pre ordered on iTunes now with a few songs…

Modern Drummer
Feb 22, 2018

Aaron Comess And The Air Conditioned Gypsies - Free Show

Aaron Comess will be playing with some of his favorite NYC musicians tonight, Monday, May 4th, at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 at 10:30. This is a free show. Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St., New York, NY. 212-477-4155. www.rockwoodmusichall.com

Modern Drummer
May 4, 2015

VIDEO! Aaron Comess and the Spin Doctors Live in NYC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQFK1e-N994 On November 23, 2013, Modern Drummer hosted a special evening with the Spin Doctors and drummer Aaron Comess at the Cutting Room in New York City. The night began with NYC radio personality Maria Milito of Q104.3 introducing a…

Modern Drummer
Sep 4, 2014

VIDEO! A Ringo Tribute: With a Little Help From Our Friends

A few fellow drummers recently stopped by to say “thank you” to Ringo Starr for all the years of brilliant drumming. Be sure to check our complete tribute series at http://bit.ly/MDRingoTibute. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt77KhYtALnxVBmGp_rj2jJAvQVVaOt7r

Modern Drummer
Jul 24, 2014

VIDEO! Former Wings Drummer Steve Holley and the Smithereens' Dennis Diken Pay Tribute to Ringo Starr

In our sixth tribute video to Ringo Starr, filmed during the Fest for Beatles Fans Symposium, former Wings drummer Steve Holley discusses meeting Paul McCartney in 1977, through his neighbor Denny Laine, and joining the band a year later. Holley…

Modern Drummer
Jul 10, 2014

Ringo Tribute With Spin Doctors Drummer Aaron Comess

In MD's fifth Ringo Starr tribute segment, the Spin Doctors' Aaron Comess shares his memories of discovering the Beatles and the impact Ringo had on him as a drummer playing in a band and for the song. He tells us…

Modern Drummer
Jul 3, 2014

Ringo Video Tribute With Drummer Liberty DeVitto and Photographer Rob Shanahan (from the Fest For Beatles Fans 2014 )

Segment four of our tribute to Ringo Starr, shot during the Fest For Beatles Fans celebration, begins with host Michelle Joni Lapidos welcoming former Billy Joel/Slim King/BJ Kramer drummer Liberty DeVitto. DeVitto demonstrates two songs from the Joel album The…

Modern Drummer
Jun 27, 2014

Mark Hudson Ringo Tribute Video

In this video, drummer, producer/singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Mark Hudson shares stories of producing Ringo and discusses how much Ringo's drumming was an influence on him. Hudson recalls how excited he was to play the original Abbey Road/Let It Be Ludwig…

Modern Drummer
Jun 19, 2014

Ringo Tribute with Danny Seraphine, Liberty DeVitto, and Carmine Appice Video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPPzpGZNh24 In our second tribute segment to Ringo Starr, we feature ex-Chicago/CTA founder Danny Seraphine, ex-Billy Joel/current Slim Kings’ drummer Liberty DeVitto, and Vanilla Fudge/Cactus/Rod Stewart legend Carmine Appice. Seraphine, who was in town for two shows at the Iridium in New…

Modern Drummer
Jun 12, 2014

Modern Drummer Online All-Starr Tribute To Ringo Starr

  For the months of June and July, MD Online will pay tribute to the one and only Ringo Starr. This past February, Ringo and his former bandmates, the Beatles, celebrated their 50th anniversary of the group’s arrival in the…

Modern Drummer
Jun 6, 2014

Aaron Comess Celebrates The Release of His New CD Blues for Use

In a world of downloadable singles and short attention spans, Aaron Comess has intentionally created an “album” in the old-school sense of the word  - “I’ve always thought of records like a movie where each song is a new scene” …

Modern Drummer
Apr 7, 2014

Montreal Drum Fest October 26-27, 2013

Saturday, Oct. 26 Yamaha Groove Hour Tommy Igoe, Sonny Emory, Aaron Comess with Julie Lamontagne Groove Band Florian Alexandru-Zorn (Brush Secrets) Zach Danziger & Mister Barrington Colin Bailey (Bass Drum Technique) Marcus Santos & Grooversity (Brazil) Roland V-Drum Canadian Contest Finals…

Modern Drummer
Aug 12, 2013