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Scott Underwood of Train

Story by Rick Long Photo by Kevin Packard   Everyone in the music business is talking about declining sales and canceled tours. Everyone except the band known as Train. Their album Save Me, San Francisco includes the hit “Hey, Soul…

Modern Drummer
Nov 14, 2011

Back Through The Stack: Bill Rieflin

by Jon Wurster “Honestly, I don’t remember, sorry to say,” replies R.E.M. drummer Bill Rieflin when asked what it felt like the first time he counted off the band’s smash hit “Losing My Religion” before a paying audience. “On those…

Modern Drummer
Oct 13, 2011

What Do You Know About...? John Weathers

  by Will Romano   John Weathers is one of the unsung drumming heroes of the 1970s’ progressive rock era. Weathers’ ability to maintain a steady pulse as a dense, musical matrix unfolded around him helped ground the complex compositions…

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2011

Double Bass Drum Freddomby Virgil Donati

BOOK/CD LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED $24.95 To provide a balanced starting point for solid double bass chops, this well-structured book by the fleet-footed forerunner of double bass exploration begins with exercises designed to help build left-foot technique to mirror the…

Modern Drummer
Sep 2, 2011

Eric Singer: Just Being Himself

by Billy Amendola For eighteen years, Kiss’s drummer has helped his world-famous band stay in our hearts and on the radio by doing what he does best—being himself. In this special online extra from his May 2010 MD cover story,…

Modern Drummer
Mar 22, 2010

Eric Valentine: Firing It Up With Luke

Eric Valentine has always enjoyed performing with different people, so going from Patti LaBelle to former Toto six-stringer Steve Lukather wasn’t really a challenge for him, it was just another gig. “When I was growing up,” Valentine says, “I listened…

Modern Drummer
Dec 18, 2008

Pat Wilson: Hearing Red

When Weezer entered the studio to track their sixth album, the band was committed to finding a fresh approach to their recording experience. “Recording The Red Album was a struggle in some ways,” admits drummer Pat Wilson. “The songs on…

Modern Drummer
Nov 20, 2008

Glen Graham: Back With Friends

It’s a hard thing to lose a loved one, especially when not only is it a close friend, but also the front man and voice of your top-selling band. “It was a very difficult thing to go through,” admits Blind…

Modern Drummer
Jul 25, 2008

The Return of Double Drumming’s Greatest Hits

In the February 2007 issue of Modern Drummer, we ran a feature called “Double Drumming’s 25 Greatest Hits.” At the time we asked MD readers to submit their own favorite double-drum performances, which we’d post online at a later date.…

Modern Drummer
Oct 1, 2007