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On the Beat With Pamela Lynn-Seraphine: Mental Fitness Through Neurodrumming Therapeutics

Hello, fellow MD readers! I’m Pamela Lynn-Seraphine, world percussionist, author, educator, and founder of Neurodrumming Therapeutics. I’ve been a lifelong reader of MD, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to finally share my story. Actually, back in 2004 I…

Modern Drummer
Oct 9, 2015

Road Rash Author and MD Contributor Mark Parsons

“How many drummers does it take to…”? “What do you get when you cross a drummer with…”? “Did you hear about the drummer who…”? Yes, I have. And so have you. And some of them are even funny. But underlying…

Modern Drummer
Feb 18, 2014

MD Columnist Rick Long

In my last blog entry, I mentioned that I was making efforts to study with a couple of the great drummers while continuing to write freelance for Modern Drummer. I’m living in Kansas City now and am finding the music…

Modern Drummer
Jul 24, 2013

Rick Steel

Hello, MD readers! It’s BooM (Rick Steel). I still remember the last time I spoke with Modern Drummer founder Ron Spagnardi. After receiving a copy of his latest drum book at the time, I called to thank him. We talked…

Modern Drummer
Oct 14, 2011

Susan VanHecke, author of Raggin’ Jazzin’ Rockin’: A History of American Musical Instrument Makers

Hey, drumheads! So, you already know that Zildjian cymbals and Ludwig drums are among the world’s finest. But how much do you really know about the people behind the famous names? I’ve recently written a book to clue us all…

Modern Drummer
May 1, 2011

Daniel Glass: Living History

Daniel Glass is an award-winning drummer, author, historian, and educator best known for helping to usher in the resurgence of swing with renowned L.A. group Royal Crown Revue. RCR held headlining spots on the Van’s Warped Tour in ’97 and…

Modern Drummer
Dec 13, 2010

Drummer/Author Chris Peacock

Hey, Modern Drummer heads! My name is Chris Peacock and I’m addicted to drums. I’ve been playing for twenty-years and I started at the age of twelve. I’ve studied with Ralph Humphrey, Joe Porcaro, and Mike Shapiro and have worked…

Modern Drummer
Apr 1, 2010

Timm Biery

Timm Biery is in the midst of a lengthy tour with Nils Lofgren, supporting the guitarists recent album Sacred Weapon, which was recorded at Lofgren’s home in Arizona. “We tracked for about thirteen days–Nils, of course, on guitar, and Kevin…

Modern Drummer
Aug 25, 2006

Gavin Harrison: Expanding Illusions

(September 2005 Issue) At thirty-nine, Gavin Harrison's drumming career encompasses some sixty-five recordings and over thirty world tours with artists as varied as Iggy Pop, Lisa Stansfield, Level 42, and Italian pop superstar Claudio Baglioni. In early 2002, Gavin joined…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004