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Peace And Love with Ringo On July 7, 2019 Entry Deadline is June 25th!   To the Modern Drummer Subscriber Family! “We’re Going to a Party, Party!” (And YOU could be our guest.) Here's your cha-cha-cha-chance to celebrate with Ringo Starr on his birthday, July 7, in Los Angeles, California. One lucky Modern…

Modern Drummer
Jun 20, 2019

On the Beat with Joe Bellia of the Weeklings: Talks Second Album and Abbey Road Studios

Hi! My name is Joe Bellia. I’ve toured with Southside Johnny, Dave Mason, Jon Bon Jovi, and the KOS band, to mention a few. I am currently a member of the Beatles-inspired band the Weeklings and last June we recorded…

Modern Drummer
Dec 13, 2016

News: The Beatles Hits Come Together for the First Time

Showcasing the band’s filmed work to accompany its twenty-seven No.1s, UK and US singles, the Beatles 1 is newly restored and expanded in multiple configurations for global release on November 6 by Apple Corps Ltd/UMG. The 27-track CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray…

Modern Drummer
Oct 9, 2015

Limited Edition Prints Support Ringo Starr’s Lotus Foundation

Ringo Starr and Gary Astridge present a limited edition print entitled “The World’s Most Famous Snare Drum” to promote the first in a series of Beatles’ drum related prints, all in support of Ringo and Barbara Starkey’s Lotus Foundation charity.…

Modern Drummer
Jun 13, 2014

Ringo Starr Meets the Beatles

We travel back to the December 1981/January 1982 issue of Modern Drummer, which featured a cover story with former Beatle Ringo Starr. In the piece, Ringo talked extensively about growing up in England, sharing the most remarkable ride in pop…

Modern Drummer
Feb 7, 2014

January 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Abe Laboriel Jr.

(on newsstands December 3, 2013) On the Cover Abe Laboriel Jr. Paul McCartney’s bold new album is but one topic we explore with the drummer, whose powerful desire for true interaction has made him one of the most magnetic musical…

Modern Drummer
Dec 3, 2013

Win a Copy of Paul McCartney’s New Album, New!

October 2013 saw the release of Paul’s first collection of brand-new solo material in six years. Now one lucky winner will receive the deluxe CD featuring two bonus tracks, plus a limited edition light-up New cube mini, a poster, and…

Modern Drummer
Oct 24, 2013

Ask Paul McCartney A NEW Question

Ask Paul McCartney a NEW question First live Twitter Q & A Thursday 3rd October, 2:40PM (GMT) #askmacca Paul McCartney Twitter Event   To mark the launch of his NEW album, Paul is to give his first-ever live Twitter Q&A…

Modern Drummer
Oct 2, 2013

Product Close-Up: Ludwig Classic Maple Drumset

October 2013 Product Close-Up Ludwig Classic Maple Drumset by Michael Dawson Ludwig drums are widely regarded as the sound that defined rock ’n’ roll, thanks in large part to their close association with ’60s/’70s superstars like the Beatles’ Ringo Starr…

Modern Drummer
Aug 29, 2013

39th Annual New York Metro Fest for Beatles Fans

April 5, 6, and 7 at the Empire Meadowlands Hotel in Secaucus, NJ Special guests and performers include Billy J. Kramer (featuring Liberty DeVitto on drums), legendary sax player Tom Scott, Beatles engineer Ken Scott, Beatles tribute band Liverpool (featuring Chris Camilleri…

Modern Drummer
Mar 19, 2013

Ringo at the Ryman

A DVD of Ringo and his All Starr’s performance at Nashville’s historic Ryman, is being released March 19, 2013. Ringo Starr is a living legend whose contribution to the roots of rock and roll is immeasurable, not only as a…

Modern Drummer
Feb 21, 2013

The Incredible Simulators to Perform the Music of the Beatles, ft. Marshall Crenshaw, Glen Burtnik & Liberty DeVitto

Marshall Crenshaw and Glen Burtnik first met in the cast of the original Beatlemania - Crenshaw in the role of John Lennon and Burtnik in the role of Paul McCartney. Liberty DeVitto is best known for providing the beat behind…

Modern Drummer
Dec 28, 2012

The Beatles' Stereo Remasters Make Vinyl Debut

Sample the Remasters Online On The Vinyl Player Beatles Double Decker Tours LA, NY and London The Beatles' original studio album remasters will make their stereo vinyl debut today. Manufactured on 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl with replicated artwork, the 14 albums…

Modern Drummer
Nov 13, 2012

Enter to Win Tickets to The Classic Albums Live at the NJPAC

This contest has expired. Thanks to those who entered. On November 11, 2012 the New Jersey Performing Arts Center is hosting Classic Albums Live Beatles Marathon. Come together for these Classic Albums Live rock recitals devoted to the Fab Four…

Modern Drummer
Nov 7, 2012