Billy Amendola

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Modern Drummer Associate Editor Billy Amendola Appears on The Shoe Podcast

On the most recent episode of the podcast The Shoe, Modern Drummer associate editor Billy Amendola discusses the current state of the music industry, the effects of the Internet on musicians, and the Rock ’N’ Roll Fantasy Camp. The Shoe, hosted by fourteen-year-old…

Modern Drummer
Oct 30, 2014

VIDEO! Aaron Comess and the Spin Doctors Live in NYC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQFK1e-N994 On November 23, 2013, Modern Drummer hosted a special evening with the Spin Doctors and drummer Aaron Comess at the Cutting Room in New York City. The night began with NYC radio personality Maria Milito of Q104.3 introducing a…

Modern Drummer
Sep 4, 2014

VIDEO! A Ringo Tribute: With a Little Help From Our Friends

A few fellow drummers recently stopped by to say “thank you” to Ringo Starr for all the years of brilliant drumming. Be sure to check our complete tribute series at http://bit.ly/MDRingoTibute. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt77KhYtALnxVBmGp_rj2jJAvQVVaOt7r

Modern Drummer
Jul 24, 2014

Video! Drumming Great Jim Keltner Q&A Session at the Modern Drummer/Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp

Modern Drummer's Billy Amendola sat down with legendary drummer Jim Keltner at the Modern Drummer/Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp, which took place in November of 2013, to have a conversation about Ringo Starr, the Traveling Wiiburys, recording with George Harrison,…

Modern Drummer
Jul 22, 2014

VIDEO! Former Wings Drummer Steve Holley and the Smithereens' Dennis Diken Pay Tribute to Ringo Starr

In our sixth tribute video to Ringo Starr, filmed during the Fest for Beatles Fans Symposium, former Wings drummer Steve Holley discusses meeting Paul McCartney in 1977, through his neighbor Denny Laine, and joining the band a year later. Holley…

Modern Drummer
Jul 10, 2014
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Ringo Tribute With Spin Doctors Drummer Aaron Comess

In MD's fifth Ringo Starr tribute segment, the Spin Doctors' Aaron Comess shares his memories of discovering the Beatles and the impact Ringo had on him as a drummer playing in a band and for the song. He tells us…

Modern Drummer
Jul 3, 2014

Ringo Video Tribute With Drummer Liberty DeVitto and Photographer Rob Shanahan (from the Fest For Beatles Fans 2014 )

Segment four of our tribute to Ringo Starr, shot during the Fest For Beatles Fans celebration, begins with host Michelle Joni Lapidos welcoming former Billy Joel/Slim King/BJ Kramer drummer Liberty DeVitto. DeVitto demonstrates two songs from the Joel album The…

Modern Drummer
Jun 27, 2014

Mark Hudson Ringo Tribute Video

In this video, drummer, producer/singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Mark Hudson shares stories of producing Ringo and discusses how much Ringo's drumming was an influence on him. Hudson recalls how excited he was to play the original Abbey Road/Let It Be Ludwig…

Modern Drummer
Jun 19, 2014

Ringo Tribute with Danny Seraphine, Liberty DeVitto, and Carmine Appice Video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPPzpGZNh24 In our second tribute segment to Ringo Starr, we feature ex-Chicago/CTA founder Danny Seraphine, ex-Billy Joel/current Slim Kings’ drummer Liberty DeVitto, and Vanilla Fudge/Cactus/Rod Stewart legend Carmine Appice. Seraphine, who was in town for two shows at the Iridium in New…

Modern Drummer
Jun 12, 2014

Modern Drummer Online All-Starr Tribute To Ringo Starr

  For the months of June and July, MD Online will pay tribute to the one and only Ringo Starr. This past February, Ringo and his former bandmates, the Beatles, celebrated their 50th anniversary of the group’s arrival in the…

Modern Drummer
Jun 6, 2014

Alvin Taylor

Classic Tracks With George Harrison, Elton John, and Beyond by Billy Amendola   We continue our conversation with the drummer, who’s featured in the April 2014 issue of Modern Drummer magazine, on sale now.   MD: Do you remember the…

Modern Drummer
Mar 19, 2014

VIDEO - Peter Criss Modern Drummer Web Exclusive

      Peter Criscuola, a founding member of Kiss, AKA Peter “Catman” Criss and one of rock’s influential drumming legends, will be respectfully acknowledged April 2014, when he and bandmates Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, and Ace Frehley are inducted…

Modern Drummer
Feb 19, 2014
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VIDEO - Modern Drummer Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp Trailer

  The  first "Modern Drummer powered" Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, produced by David Fishof, took place this past November 8 through 10 at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Attendees got a rare chance to work directly with a…

Modern Drummer
Jan 21, 2014

John Robinson The Time Machine

  DVD LEVEL: ALL $24.95 It’s been a good number of years since JR’s last instructional video, but this project is well worth the wait. Robinson is widely regarded as the world’s most recorded drummer, playing on records that have…

Modern Drummer
Oct 20, 2011
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