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MD Podcast Episode 239: Clave Variations, Hi-Hat Mic Shootout, Contest Announcement, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss ways to create new rhythm motifs based on the son and rumba clave. They also introduce how to enter a new giveaway of a 22" Dream Gorilla ride. Next up, Mike and Mike…

Modern Drummer
Apr 18, 2020

Runaway To Paradise Contest Winner Goes Cruising

BJ and Jennifer Kellogg with Rich Scannella The winner of the “Runaway to Paradise with Jon Bon Jovi” contest is Modern Drummer subscriber B.J. Kellogg of Colorado. B.J. and his wife, Jennifer, departed Barcelona, Spain on August 26 for the…

Modern Drummer
Sep 13, 2019

Sound Of Vinyl and Modern Drummer Vinyl Giveaway

The Sound of Vinyl, a music service that provides a personalized and curated platform for discovering and buying vinyl records, and Modern Drummer magazine have teamed up to give Modern Drummer readers an opportunity to win five vinyl albums chosen…

Modern Drummer
Oct 12, 2017

Enter To Win This Beautiful Love Custom Drums Kit!

The prize features a five-piece kit that includes 6x10, 7x12, and 12x14 toms, a 14x20 bass drum, and a 6x14 hand-rolled stainless steel snare with a Trick G007 throw-off, Puresound wires, and Evans heads. The bass drum and tom shells…

Modern Drummer
Mar 1, 2017

Bucks County Drum - Zildjian Contest Winner Announced

Congratulations to Gregory Foran of Pennsylvania who took home the prize in the Bucks County Drum Company and Zildjian Cymbals contest! Gregory won a three-piece Semi-Solid bop kit with a satin wenge veneer finish, Gretsch-style lugs, and black-nickel hardware. In…

Modern Drummer
Jul 19, 2016

Win This Incredible Prize From Pearl Drums and V-Classic Cymbals!

Contest valued at over $6,447! The Prize This incredible contest features a five-piece Pearl Masters Maple Complete shell pack in Vermillion Sparkle finish. The kit includes 8x12 and 7x10 rack toms, a 16x16 floor tom, an 18x22 kick drum, and…

Modern Drummer
Jun 1, 2016

Enter To Win This Incredible Prize From Bucks County Drum Company and Zildjian Cymbals!

Contest valued at over $3,600! This incredible prize includes a three-piece Bucks County Drum Company Semi-Solid bop kit with a satin wenge veneer finish, Gretsch-style lugs, and black-nickel hardware. The 8x12 rack tom features five maple plies fused to a…

Modern Drummer
Mar 14, 2016

Enter to Win One of Two Incredible Prizes From Paiste and Yamaha!

Paiste and Yamaha have teamed up to help kick off Modern Drummer’s fortieth year with this incredible contest valued at over $5,000! Yamaha five-piece Stage Custom Birch acoustic drumset with Yamaha 700 Series hardware First Prize: The Yamaha DTX502 Hybrid…

Modern Drummer
Dec 9, 2015

Be a Winner in the Premier Drums and Sabian Cymbals Contest

Total prize package worth $6,450! Premier presents its new Modern Classic Club kit, which was reviewed in the February 2015 issue of Modern Drummer: “The subtle vintage/retro vibe of this kit makes it look as timeless as it sounds.” Sabian…

Modern Drummer
Aug 1, 2015

News: Enter the “White Room??? Video Contest to Win a Spot at the Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp

In commemoration of legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker’s first appearance at the Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, drummers can submit a video of themselves playing “White Room” by Cream to win a spot at the camp in Los Angeles on…

Modern Drummer
Jul 20, 2015

Win a SensiTone Beaded Brass Snare Drum from Darkest Hour's Travis Orbin and Pearl! (Updated)

Darkest Hour - Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2014 Travis Orbin is currently on tour with Darkest Hour, marking the band’s twentieth anniversary by performing the Undoing Ruin album in its entirety. To celebrate this milestone, Pearl, Zildjian, Vic Firth, and Remo…

Modern Drummer
Jun 8, 2015

News: One Week to Go! Enter Now to Win DW’s “Not Tom Sawyer??? Contest

In honor of Rush’s 40th Anniversary Tour, which kicked off on May 8 in Tulsa, OK, DW has invited drummers and Rush fans alike to enter the “Not Tom Sawyer” video contest. Pay tribute to legendary drummer Neil Peart by…

Modern Drummer
May 21, 2015

Be a Winner in the Canopus Drums, Dream Cymbals, and Humes & Berg Contest

Total prize package worth $9,000! First Prize: Canopus 5-piece Yaiba II Groove Kit (18x22 bass drum, 16x16 floor tom, 8x12 and 8x10 toms, and 6.5x14 snare, birch shells) with hardware; a Dream Ignition Pack Plus that includes 14" hi-hats, an…

Modern Drummer
May 1, 2015

News: Church’s Chicken and World’s Fastest Drummer Name Charles Goodwin and Joshua Robinson Southeast Champions for 2015

Charles Goodwin - hands champion (pictured on the right)Joshua Robinson - feet champion (pictured on the left) Church’s Chicken and World’s Fastest Drummer (WFD) recently hosted the 2015 World’s Fastest Drummer Southeast Championship, where Charles Goodwin was named Hands Champion…

Modern Drummer
Apr 27, 2015