Bill Bruford

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Video Premiere: District 97’s “Sheep”

Jonathan Schang, drummer and leader of the modern progressive rock band District 97, has graciously invited Modern Drummer to premiere the group’s video to the song “Sheep,” from their upcoming album Screens. “Like many of D97’s pieces,” says Schang, “‘Sheep’…

Modern Drummer
Sep 23, 2019

Simmons Electronic Drum Fans And Followers Support New Online Museum

More than thirty years after Simmons electronic drums helped usher in the modern age of electronic drumming with their SDSV electronic drumkit and hexagonal drum pads, Simmons enthusiast, collector, and restoration expert Wolfgang Stoelzle has announced the creation of an…

Modern Drummer
Apr 18, 2012

New Bill Bruford Speaking Dates And Limited-Edition Autobiography

Bill Bruford, the recently retired drummer whose groundbreaking work with Yes, King Crimson, and Earthworks has earned him the respect of generations of drummers, has announced additional dates for his ongoing speaking engagement tour. There is no hands-on drumming in…

Modern Drummer
Oct 6, 2011

Bill Bruford: The Autobiography

The Reasons To Love feature in the March 2011 issue of Modern Drummer is dedicated to progressive-rock and jazz-fusion icon Bill Bruford, who’s recently released his autobiography. Watch Bill talk about his fascinating new book here:

Modern Drummer
Jan 28, 2011

The Drummer: Classic Rock

Inside Stories Of The Greatest Players In The History Of Drumming. An educated, entertaining, essential addition to every drummer's library—and to the history of modern drumming—The Drummer: Classic Rock Collector's Edition magazine builds on content from Modern Drummer's Top-selling The…

Modern Drummer
Sep 27, 2010

Pete Lockett: Horacio Hernandez And Bill Bruford Give Props

(May 2010 Issue) The May issue of MD, out now, features an in-depth conversation with multi-percussion master Pete Lockett. In this online exclusive, two drumkit legends, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez and Bill Bruford, talk about their collaborations with Lockett. Hernandez…

Modern Drummer
Mar 22, 2010

Bill Bruford - On A Never-Ending Quest

“I don’t want to be bored. I haven’t got time to be bored. If I ever bore myself consistently for a year, I’ll give up being a musician. I would lose my self-confidence—the feeling that I really do have something…

Modern Drummer
Mar 5, 2010

Bill Bruford: Our Prog Forefather

by Ken Micallef Progressive rock’s evolution from its nascent days in London’s university halls and local clubs to stadium-filling global phenomenon has its roots in the tumultuous melting pot of 1960s rock and psychedelia. Upon the release of The Beatles’…

Modern Drummer
Aug 16, 2007

Drum Nation: Top Drummers Unite On New Recording

You may have spotted the advertisement for a unique CD titled Drum Nation. It represents the music of drummers, created outside of the constraints of record labels. Terry Bozzio, Josh Freese, Bill Bruford, Steve Smith, and Stephen Perkins are just…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004