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Carl Palmer "Feeling Really Good" Following Heart Surgery

Photo by Alex Kluft Carl Palmer is "feeling really good" after undergoing heart surgery. The Emerson, Lake & Palmer drummer recently underwent an atrial fibrillation ablation to fix an irregular heartbeat. In a Facebook post, he thanked fans for their…

Modern Drummer
Apr 29, 2023

Win Tickets to The Return of Emerson, Lake & Palmer in New York City + Signed Box Set

Carl Palmer is joined by late bandmates Keith Emerson and Greg Lake on giant video walls It’s been six years since the passing of both Keith Emerson and Greg Lake, but the prog-rock greats live on in spirit. Now, surviving ELP member Carl Palmer is reuniting with…

Modern Drummer
Nov 22, 2022


(BMG Records) By Scott Gudell Spectacular to hear and stunning to view.  This box set of a dozen seven inch singles/45s is billed as a celebration of the fifty year anniversary of Emerson / Lake / Palmer (ELP) and focuses…

Modern Drummer
Nov 4, 2022


Sole surviving member Carl Palmer, in association with the Estates of his bandmates Keith Emerson & Greg Lake, has announced the much anticipated  WELCOME BACK MY FRIENDS- THE RETURN OF EMERSON LAKE &  PALMER Tour.  Launching on Friday November 18th., 2022 at the…

Modern Drummer
Sep 15, 2022

Carl Palmer Prog Rock Camp Contest Winner

  Jim Dwyer was the winner of the contest to attend the Carl Palmer Prog Rock Camp in Philadelphia, PA on November 8, 9, and 10. Jim visits with Modern Drummer publisher David Frangioni mid-way through the camp.…

Modern Drummer
Nov 18, 2019

Win a Spot At Carl Palmer's Prog Rock Camp!

A Modern Drummer Subscriber Exclusive Contest     Modern Drummer continues its' Give The Drummer Some...VIP exclusive experiences with admission to Carl Palmer's Prog Rock Camp in Philadelphia, PA, on November 8, 9, 10, 2019. About the…

Modern Drummer
Jul 25, 2019

Backstage Auctions Presents the "All Access David Frangioni Collection"

Featuring hundreds of pieces of rare music memorabilia, including historical drum kits, drums, gear and more Backstage Auctions, Inc presents the upcoming “All Access David Frangioni” auction event which will feature a host of impressive and historic rock and audio memorabilia…

Modern Drummer
Mar 11, 2019

The iridium's Free Live Streaming Event featuring Carl Palmer!

Iridium and Modern Drummer present Carl Palmer live from The iridium on Monday October 22, 2018 at 8:30 P.M. Eastern time. Go to: to see Carl Palmer live.  

Modern Drummer
Oct 9, 2018

Yes Kicks Off Yestival Tour

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Yes and drummer Alan White announce that Dylan Howe, son of guitarist Steve Howe, will be joining the band’s rhythm section on this summer’s North American Yestival tour. Dylan Howe “It’s a pleasure…

Modern Drummer
Aug 3, 2017

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,…

Modern Drummer
Jul 11, 2016

On the Beat With David Frangioni: Inspired by Carl Palmer

Hello Modern Drummer readers, fellow drummers, and music lovers. My name is David Frangioni and I’ve been playing the drums since I was two years old. Doing the math, that gives me about forty-five plus years of drum time. As…

Modern Drummer
Jun 15, 2016

News: Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy “Rhythm of Light??? Tour Returns to US in November

Carl Palmer, among the most renowned drummers in rock history and a founding member of both ELP and Asia, is returning to the United States for the final leg of the Rhythm of Light Tour. The tour features his popular…

Modern Drummer
Oct 23, 2015

Carl Palmer and the “Art??? of Giving Continues

Carl Palmer with fans who purchased his art to aid Camp Good Days & Special Times (for children with cancer), the American Cancer Society. Carl Palmer, one of rock’s iconic figures, and a founding member of Emerson, Lake and Palmer…

Modern Drummer
May 13, 2015

Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and Asia Drummer Carl Palmer Video Interview

Modern Drummer magazine caught up with Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and Asia drummer Carl Palmer backstage at Yestival 2013 this past August. In Part 1 of this interview Carl waxes poetic about drumming legends Joe Morello and Buddy Rich.  In…

Modern Drummer
Nov 1, 2013