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.


When We Were Young Festival: A Nostalgic Journey with Pop-Punk Legends

What happens when you bring together over 50+ bands, featuring some of the biggest and most influential Pop-Punk & Punk-Rock artists from the '90s and early '00s, alongside today's emerging acts? You get the When We Were Young Festival, a…

Modern Drummer
Oct 27, 2023

Blink 182 Is Back! After seven years since the original lineup Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus, and Travis Barker Reunite.

After a lengthy break with singer Tom DeLonge, the band is set on returning stronger than ever. With the launch of a new single titled "Edging" that will be released on October 14, the band will embark on a world tour. The…

Modern Drummer
Oct 11, 2022

On the Beat with Josh Manuel of Issues: Talks Top Ten Most Influential Albums

  Hey guys! My name is Josh Manuel and I play drums in the band Issues. I’d like to talk about the ten albums that had the most influence on me as a drummer and musician. I’m going to list…

Modern Drummer
Dec 16, 2016

The September 2012 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Travis Barker!

(available on newsstands August 7, 2012) Travis Barker Special Collector's Issue featuring cover illustration by drummer/tattoo artist Corey Miller. Featuring Joel Smith  Corey Miller Update Chris Robinson's George Sluppick Victor Wooten's  J.D. Blair Influences Ringo Starr What Do You Know About...? New…

Modern Drummer
Jul 17, 2012

LP Travis Barker Cowbell

The Latin Percussion Travis Barker Ridge Rider cowbell is an 8" mountable bell featuring artwork originally designed by Brian “Pushead” Schroeder for the cover of Barker’s most recent album, Give the Drummer Some. The bell is based on LP’s Salsa…

Modern Drummer
Mar 29, 2012

Blink-182 Announces May Tour Surrounding Bamboozle Headlining Performance

Multiplatinum-selling, #1-charting rockers Blink-182 announced today several tour dates in May surrounding the group's co-headlining of The Bamboozle Festival 2012 (with Bon Jovi and Foo Fighters). In addition to Blink-182's Bamboozle performance on Saturday, May 19 at the North Beach…

Modern Drummer
Feb 21, 2012

Marcus James of Super Prime

Hello, MD readers! Originally I started out as a piano player, which is a good starter instrument for anyone trying to play music. Rhythms always came naturally to me, but so did melodies, so I was torn between instruments. Obviously…

Modern Drummer
Jan 4, 2012

Travis Barker: Blink-182’s Man About Town

Travis Barker was born on November 14, 1975 in Fontana, California, and began studying drums at the age of four. Though he’s largely known as a high-energy punk drummer, Travis in fact studied jazz and was exposed to many different…

Modern Drummer
Mar 3, 2010

Alex Johnson

Hi, my name is Alex Johnson, and I play drums in a band called The Cab. We are currently on the RockBand Live tour with label-mates Panic At The Disco, The Plain White T's, and Dashboard Confessional–who, might I add,…

Modern Drummer
Nov 5, 2008

Travis Barker: Action Man

May 2005 Issue After a brief photo shoot at a Hollywood recording studio, Travis Barker is off to lunch. In his brand-new, jet-black, V12-powered BMW sedan, he rides shotgun and fiddles with the stereo. Swapping discs in the changer, Barker…

Modern Drummer
May 1, 2005