Chad Sexton

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Episode 121: 311’s Chad Sexton, Favorite Paradiddle Exercises, SJC Paramount Series, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss January featured artist Chad Sexton of alt-rockers 311. The education segment focuses on the hosts’ favorite ways of practicing paradiddles. Up for review is the new Paramount series drumset from SJC. After fielding…

Modern Drummer
Dec 15, 2017

Video Demo: Vater New Nude Sticks, Player’s Design Models, and Sound-Enhancing Accessories

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the November 2015 issue, which is available here. Product Close-Up Vater New Nude Sticks, Player’s Design Models, and Sound-Enhancing Accessories Unobtrusive dampeners, clever percussion attachments, and thoughtful drumstick additions…

Modern Drummer
Oct 1, 2015

Web Update News

  John Tempesta is in the studio working on a new Cult record. For more on John go to 311 have a new studio album out, Universal Pulse, produced by Bob Rock (Aerosmith, Metallica) and mixed by drummer Chad…

Modern Drummer
Sep 1, 2011

311’s Chad Sexton

  Interview by David Ciauro Photo (Top) by Jennifer Langman   Summertime means one thing for good-time seeking concertgoers: the return of 311 headlining amphitheaters. Since the early 2000s, 311 has bucked the corporate structure of touring solely to support…

Modern Drummer
Aug 9, 2011

Chad Sexton: Tying Together 311’s Collage Of Sound

Chad Sexton anchors 311’s prog- and reggae-influenced rock with tight hi-hat/snare/bass grooves and throbbing half-time rhythms. While 311 can technically be classified as an alternative rock band, their style encompasses elements of funk, rap, metal, ska, and jazz. For a…

Modern Drummer
Jun 30, 2010