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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.


The Running Jumps The Consciousness Set

The “about” section on this L.A. band’s Facebook page does well by comparing their music to the’60s psychedelic pop sounds of the Beatles and Zombies and ’90s indie-rock heavies such as Guided By Voices and Superdrag. They could easily add…

Modern Drummer
Aug 28, 2013

Jonathan Scales Fourquestra

The cover art’s mirror-reverse title script and fanciful imagery seem to suggest we’re down the rabbit hole. Maybe not Wonderland, but certainly an alternate universe. Inventive steel pan player Jonathan Scales delivers a disc that’s dazzling, shaded with surprising sonorities,…

Modern Drummer
Aug 15, 2013

Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream and Gish 2011 Deluxe Editions

  CD/DVDs Smashing Pumpkins’ first two records have been reissued with a remastered album proper, a bonus disc of outtakes and rarities, and an era-specific live concert DVD. From the opening tom pattern of “I Am One” (from 1991’s Gish),…

Modern Drummer
Dec 14, 2011

Drum Aerobicsby Andy Ziker

BOOK/CD LEVEL: ALL $19.99 With Drum Aerobics, author Andy Ziker looks at drumming from a physical perspective—a concept that all heavy players can understand and benefit from. The package doesn’t focus on metal, thrash, and punk at the exclusion of…

Modern Drummer
Dec 9, 2011