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The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 30: David Frangioni & Billy Amendola with Tico Torres

Welcome to this week's Modern Drummer podcast with Billy Amendola, David Frangioni, and the multi-platinum-sold-out arena-selling drummer of supergroup Bon Jovi, “The Hitman” himself Tico Torres. Since the mid-eighties, Tico and the band have released over thirty albums and sold…

Modern Drummer
Apr 22, 2021

Toxy Cruz of Santa Cruz

Talking About Band and Gear Hey MD readers! It’s Toxy Cruz here from the band Santa Cruz. I want to thank Modern Drummer for inviting me to be featured “On The Beat!” I’m a twenty-seven-year-old artist from Turku, Finland, and…

Modern Drummer
Nov 19, 2019

On the Beat With Marc LaFrance of the Randy Bachman Band: Singing Drummer

Hello, On the Beat readers! My name is Marc LaFrance and I am the drummer/singer for Randy Bachman (Guess Who/BTO) and Bachman and Turner. I’m also a producer, songwriter, and session singer. I have performed on many albums over the…

Modern Drummer
Jul 19, 2016

Bon Jovi’s Tico Torres Visits Modern Drummer Online, Part 3

For the third and final segment of Modern Drummer’s Web exclusive interview with Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres and his longtime drum tech, JD Derosz, the two talk about the transducer drum seat, playing in a band, spending time with…

Modern Drummer
Jul 9, 2013

Bon Jovi’s Tico Torres Visits Modern Drummer Online, Part 2

In this Web exclusive video, Cam Patterson of DrumHang sits with Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres and his longtime drum-tech, JD Derosz. For part two, the guys share stories about repairing Joe Morello’s roof, watching Elvin Jones, recording in the…

Modern Drummer
Jul 1, 2013

Bon Jovi’s Tico Torres Visits Modern Drummer Online, Part 1 (VIDEO)

“Hi, everyone at Modern Drummer, it’s great to be here! It’s a pleasure hanging out with you.” Tico Torres and his longtime drum-tech, JD Derosz, stop in at soundcheck to show us Torres' brand-new DW kit and talk about thirty…

Modern Drummer
Jun 20, 2013

"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

Clear Channel Announces iHeartRadio Music Festival 2012 Artist Line-Up

Taylor Swift, Aerosmith, Rihanna, Usher, Bon Jovi, Lil Wayne, Green Day, Swedish House Mafia, No Doubt, Brad Paisley, Pitbull, deadmau5, Miranda Lambert, Enrique Iglesias, Linkin Park, Jason Aldean, P!nk, Mary J. Blige, Calvin Harris, Shakira And Other Music Superstars Will Converge On…

Modern Drummer
Jul 9, 2012

Elias Logothetis with Ryan Star

I’d like to thank the folks at Modern Drummer for inviting me to share a little bit of history and a few of the upcoming events going on with Ryan Star. I’ve been playing drums with Ryan for a little…

Modern Drummer
Jun 24, 2011

Marc LaFrance of Bachman & Turner

Hello, Marc LaFrance here. I am the drummer/background singer for Bachman & Turner. That’s right, I am a singing drummer—I’ve been doing both for over forty years. You might recognize my name because I have performed on many albums over…

Modern Drummer
Sep 16, 2010

Southside Johnny's Joe Bellia

First off, thanks to Modern Drummer for opportunity to write this blog. I've been a big fan of the magazine since its inception. I'm a drummer/percussionist in the NJ/NY area and a member of New Jersey's Southside Johnny & The…

Modern Drummer
Jun 27, 2008

Tico Torres of Bon Jovi

The last time we spoke to Tico Torres (November 2000), Bon Jovi had just made a triumphant return to the limelight with its eighth album, Crush. That CD's success brought their total album sales to over 90 million. In 2003,…

Modern Drummer
May 19, 2005