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Liberty DeVitto of the Lords of 52nd Street and the Slim Kings

Hey MD friends, Liberty DeVitto here “On The Beat.” I wanted to tell you a little bit about what I’ve been doing. After playing for thirty years with Billy Joel, you would think one would put down the sticks and…

Modern Drummer
Dec 5, 2019

Billy Joel A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia

Essentially an expanded rerelease of Billy Joel’s 1987 live album, Концерт, the double-CD/Blu-ray/DVD package A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia delivers unreleased audio and a more complete performance of the album’s companion concert film, Live in Leningrad. It…

Modern Drummer
Jun 20, 2014

A Battle of the Bands to Benefit Little Kids Rock

"Big kids" will take the stage at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square and raise funds to help some little kids ROCK! The second annual Big Kids Rock! Battle of the Bands benefit event will feature performances by Little…

Modern Drummer
May 14, 2014

"12-12-12" Secures Distribution to Over One Billion People Worldwide

Thirty-Four U.S. Networks And Television Feeds to North & South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, Radio Broadcast And Online Streaming Will Make Concert Available Globally The World's Largest Online Video Content Providers To Stream Live All-Star Concert Lineup Includes:…

Modern Drummer
Dec 5, 2012

Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp Las Vegas

October 10-14, 2012 Mark Farner and Bruce Kulick added to the October Las Vegas Rock Camp. We're proud to welcome back the legendary Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad and guitar legend Bruce Kulick (KISS) will also be here. Featured…

Modern Drummer
Sep 18, 2012

Mingo Lewis: Keeping It Fresh

Three decades ago, San Francisco Bay Area–based drummer/percussionist James "Mingo" Lewis was light-years ahead of the curve when he applied rudiments to congas in performances with Santana, Al Di Meola, Return To Forever, Billy Joel, and the Tubes. "I've always…

Modern Drummer
May 19, 2009

Andy Kravitz Blog

Greetings, Modern Drummer readers in Internet land! Andy Kravitz here, checking in to fill you in on what I've done and been doing. I'm originally from Philadelphia, PA, and I'm a drummer/percussionist, producer, engineer, and writer. I've worked on over…

Modern Drummer
Nov 20, 2008

Chapter 9: A Conversation With Dino Danelli & Liberty DeVitto

Part 9 of the video interview with Dino Danelli and Liberty DeVitto. "My favorite, 'What is the Reason', to me, it shows the art of holding back and saving the best for last."  

Modern Drummer
Sep 27, 2008

Liberty DeVitto Checking In

Hello, MD readers, Liberty checking in. Life is different when you're playing with a famous act: You're sheltered from the fans. One of my favorite things about doing drum clinics is that I get to meet, talk, and share time…

Modern Drummer
Dec 11, 2007

Chuck Burgi with Billy Joel

When Billy Joel decided to tour this year, Chuck Burgi went from holding the drum chair in Billy’s Broadway musical Movin’ Out to being the drummer in the legendary artist’s band. “There was no better way to audition for Billy…

Modern Drummer
Aug 17, 2006

Ralph MacDonald: Living The Island Life

(July 2004 Issue) The lyrics from one of Ralph MacDonald's songs on his latest CD, Home Grown, start and end with words that sum up his life: "There is no better life than the island life. I love the island…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004