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On the Beat With Xavier Muriel of Buckcherry: Drawing Inspiration and Finding Your Niche

Hey Modern Drummer, what’s happening? My name is Xavier Muriel, and I play drums for Buckcherry. I’m honored to be a part of the magazine that I’ve been buying since I picked up a pair of sticks as a kid.…

Modern Drummer
Aug 26, 2015

October Web Update News

Congratulations to drummer/percussionist Richard Bravo for his eight nominations for the 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, to be held in November in Las Vegas. Read Bravo’s archived MD blog here.  Kris Myers and Andy Farag are on Umphrey’s McGee’s latest,…

Modern Drummer
Oct 20, 2011

Buckcherry's Xavier Muriel

  Story by Billy Amendola “When I practice, I don’t do it to rock ’n’ roll. I’ll put on old Prince, Kool & The Gang, or Michael Jackson records. I think a lot of people forget how incredibly grooving those…

Modern Drummer
Sep 27, 2008

Xavier Muriel of Buckcherry

Hi, my name is Xavier Muriel. I play drums for the Southern California—based rock band Buckcherry. Like most of you who read Modern Drummer, I share a passion for drums and drumming. People often ask me why I chose drums,…

Modern Drummer
Jan 8, 2008

Xavier Muriel

By Billy Amendola How many rock bands can take a break for three years and come back stronger than ever? Nothing against the former members of Buckcherry, but the current lineup—which features original lead singer Josh Todd and founding guitarist…

Modern Drummer
Nov 1, 2006