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Dan Flint of You Me At Six in On The Beat

Talks About Recording New Album VI Hi MD readers, I’m Dan Flint. I play drums in the rock band You Me At Six. We released our new album VI in October 2018, and will be touring the US in early…

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Dec 20, 2018

On the Beat With Bobby Jarzombek of Fates Warning: Talks Theories of Flight Videos

Hey everyone, Bobby Jarzombek here. I’ve been playing drums for too many years to mention. Over the years I’ve recorded and toured with quite a few artists and bands including Riot, Halford, Spastic Ink, Sebastian Bach, and many others. I’ve…

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Aug 30, 2016

On the Beat With David Frangioni: Carl Palmer Show Recap

  Hello Modern Drummer readers, fellow drummers, and music lovers! David Frangioni here again and I’m pleased to share with you that the Carl Palmer concert was a resounding success. Carl and his band (along with special guests Steve Hackett,…

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Jul 11, 2016

On the Beat With Charles “Moose??? Allicie of Your Favorite Enemies: The Gift of Being and Belonging

Hi MD, I’m Charles “Moose” Allicie from the Canadian alternative rock band Your Favorite Enemies. Back in April 2006, while I was at a restaurant with some loved ones, my phone rang. I usually don’t answer my phone during those…

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Jun 17, 2016

On the Beat With Matt Byrne of Hatebreed: Improvisation!

Greetings, MD family! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Matt Byrne and I reside in the Queen City on the Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY (located just north of NYC). For the past sixteen years, I have played drums for…

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Jun 6, 2016

On the Beat With Mike Fuentes of Pierce the Veil: Self-Taught Style

Hello everyone, my name is Mike Fuentes and I play drums for a band called Pierce the Veil. When I was fourteen years old my dad bought me my first drumset at a local swap meet along with a Buddy…

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May 18, 2016

On the Beat With Carmine Appice: Stick It!

Hi MD drummer dudes and girls! This is a fun time in my career. After forty-nine years in the music business and touring the world many times playing arenas, stadiums, theaters, etc., I’ve reached a point where I can sit…

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Apr 27, 2016

On the Beat With Kennith “Memphis??? Shepherd of Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal: Being a Part of the Collective

Hello MD! With the nickname “Memphis,” it’s not hard to tell where I’m from. I grew up around a lot of musicians and have been playing drums since age two. I’m currently with the soul/funk/R&B band, Josh Hoyer and Soul…

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Apr 19, 2016

On the Beat With Matthew Parkitny of Hands Like Houses: Talks Touring and Recording

Hey guys and girls! My name is Matthew Parkitny and I play drums in the band Hands Like Houses. I’m super stoked to be writing a little number here on the Modern Drummer “On the Beat” feature, so here we…

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Apr 8, 2016

On the Beat With Aaron Hamel of Stone Cold Fox: Talks Listening and Understanding the Music

Hi! There are limited choices growing up in a small town, especially in music. I had the choice of the Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, or the one radio station, which was country music. I chose the Beatles, and have tried…

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Apr 1, 2016

On The Beat with Anup Sastry of Monuments

Hi MD, my name is Anup Sastry and I play drums in a band called Monuments. Below is a video of me recording my band’s song “Quasimodo” for the Creative Live Boot Camp with engineer/producer Eyal Levi. We spent a…

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Mar 28, 2016

On the Beat With Elton John Percussionist John Mahon: Recording Wonderful Crazy Night

Hi MD! I’ve been meaning to send you a little blurb about Elton John’s latest record and what we’ve been doing. The album Wonderful Crazy Night was released February 2016 and we have been playing promotional concerts starting in Los…

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Mar 25, 2016

On the Beat With Daniel de los Reyes of Zac Brown Band: Talks New Percussion Line, Camps, and Tours

Hello MD! I am excited to tour again throughout the USA, Canada, and England in 2016. I’m also looking forward to performing at iconic stadiums like Citi Field (New York) and Fenway Park (Boston). This year has gotten off to…

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Mar 16, 2016

On the Beat With Joey Sulkowski of Mainland: Getting Educated On and Off the Road

Hey-o, Modern Drummers! My name is Joey Sulkowski and I play drums for Mainland, a Brooklyn based rock band that just finished a tour with Canadian superheroes Marianas Trench. A large part of my life has been spent with various…

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Mar 2, 2016