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Modern Drummer is the world’s most widely read drum magazine, is dedicated entirely to the art of drumming and caters to the needs of amateur, semi-pro, and professional drummers.

Drumerica Announces 2014 Contest Winners!

Drumerica congratulates the winners of the 2014 Drumerica National Competition for Young Drummers. 1st Place: David Cola 2nd Place: Jarod Deshong 3rd Place: Juleius Sanders Visit to view the winning videos, as well as the other entries from some…

Modern Drummer
Sep 10, 2014

Mapex Wins Best In Show Award at Summer NAMM

A panel of retail experts gathered during the Best in Show discussion during the Summer NAMM Show this past July 13 and awarded Mapex as a “Company to Watch” for providing trendsetting products and services. “Once again, Mapex is very…

Modern Drummer
Jul 29, 2013

John Guerin: All-Around Powerhouse

John Guerin was one of the most prolific and influential drummers of the L.A. studio scene, contributing to recordings by Frank Sinatra, the Byrds, Thelonious Monk, Lou Rawls, George Shearing, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Linda Ronstadt, George Harrison, Nelson Riddle,…

Modern Drummer
Oct 4, 2011

Carter Beauford: Dave Matthews’ Ace In The Hole

“Basically I grew up on pocket,” said Carter Beauford in his 1998 Modern Drummer cover story. “When it comes to music, that’s the bottom-line rule for me. Growing up, the jazz influences were there as well, but don’t forget there’s…

Modern Drummer
Mar 10, 2010

Charlie Watts: The Stones’ Rock-Solid Survivor

Charlie Watts was born on June 2, 1941, in Islington, London, England. In 1960, he was playing with a local band when he met blues musician Alexis Korner, who convinced him to join his band, Blues Incorporated. Later that same year,…

Modern Drummer
Feb 8, 2010