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.


June 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Nate Morton of The Voice

(Available digitally April 29, 2014; on newsstands May 6, 2014) On the Cover Nate Morton of The Voice Ever wonder what it’s like to play in the band on a high-stakes competitive TV show? Us too—so we asked! The heartbeat…

Modern Drummer
Apr 29, 2014

May 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Jim Riley

(Available digitally March 25, 2014; on newsstands April 1, 2014) On the Cover Jim Riley For more than a decade he’s rocked the world’s greatest concert venues with the superstars Rascal Flatts, in the process setting a standard for drumming in modern country music.…

Modern Drummer
Mar 26, 2014

VIDEO! Rock & Jazz Clinic: Give the Audience Some! (From the March 2014 Issue)

  by Mike Johnston Playing songs in odd times can be challenging to you as a drummer, but one thing that doesn’t get much attention is how tough odd times can be on the audience. It’s called “odd” for a…

Modern Drummer
Mar 11, 2014

April 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Mike Johnston

(Available digitally February 25, 2014; on newsstands March 4, 2014) On the Cover Mike Johnston Back in the day—you know, like five years ago—you had to be doing world tours or making platinum records to in fluence as many drummers…

Modern Drummer
Feb 25, 2014

March 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring the 50 Greatest Drummers of All Time

(Available digitally January 28, 2014; on newsstands February 4, 2014) On the Cover The 50 Greatest Drummers of All Time   FEATURING UPDATE • Gov’t Mule’s Matt Abts • Veara’s Brittany Harrell NATE WOOD - What to make of the…

Modern Drummer
Jan 28, 2014

February 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Marky Ramone

(on newsstands January 7, 2014) On the Cover Marky Ramone He’s the original punk-rock drummer—but his career actually started years earlier, in the beloved proto-metal band Dust. And he’s still as tough as nails.   FEATURING UPDATE • The Devil Wears Prada’s Daniel Williams •…

Modern Drummer
Jan 2, 2014

Matt Starr of Ace Frehley

I’m sitting in a hotel room in Northern California. I hear a train go through the town. It’s 3 am. I’ve just finished doing ten minutes of yoga to untangle my back from sitting on a drum stool all day…

Modern Drummer
Dec 11, 2013

January 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Abe Laboriel Jr.

(on newsstands December 3, 2013) On the Cover Abe Laboriel Jr. Paul McCartney’s bold new album is but one topic we explore with the drummer, whose powerful desire for true interaction has made him one of the most magnetic musical…

Modern Drummer
Dec 3, 2013

December 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring George "Spanky" McCurdy

(on newsstands November 5, 2013) On the Cover George "Spanky" McCurdy “I’m always aware of what the fans need and what the artist is trying to do. If I’m coming in, it’s time to go higher, time to upgrade.” Lady…

Modern Drummer
Nov 1, 2013

Zack B.’s Drum Cover of “The Hard Man Theme??? from Mega Man 3

MD Online was recently hipped to drummer Zack B.’s fantastic drum cover of “The Hard Man Theme” from the ’90s Nintendo video game Mega Man 3. We asked Zack why he chose this particular track to cover, and he took…

Modern Drummer
May 14, 2013

The Incredible Simulators to Perform the Music of the Beatles, ft. Marshall Crenshaw, Glen Burtnik & Liberty DeVitto

Marshall Crenshaw and Glen Burtnik first met in the cast of the original Beatlemania - Crenshaw in the role of John Lennon and Burtnik in the role of Paul McCartney. Liberty DeVitto is best known for providing the beat behind…

Modern Drummer
Dec 28, 2012

Dave King of the Bad Plus: Web-Exclusive Interview

by Michael Parillo   To read the Dave King cover story from the October 2012 issue of Modern Drummer, pick up a back issue or order a copy from the App Store.   “I’ve always been attracted to the mystery…

Modern Drummer
Dec 4, 2012

The July 2012 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuing Periphery's Matt Halpern!

(available on newsstands June 5, 2012) Periphery's Matt Halpern Featuring 2012 Readers Poll Results  Ray Lucas Influences: Stephen Perkins Update The Meters' Zigaboo Modeliste Pop-Star Drummer  Gotye The Mars Volta's Deantoni Parks Woodshed Mike Johnston of Portraits Red Fang's John Sherman What Do…

Modern Drummer
May 15, 2012

The June 2012 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring MD's Historic Jazz Summit w/Roy Haynes, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Jack Dejohnette!

(available on newsstands May 1, 2012) MD's Historic Jazz Summit w/Roy Haynes, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Jack Dejohnette Featuring Shinedown's Barry Kerch  Influences: Alex Van Halen Get the Best: Queen, David Bowie, ELO Update The Allman Brothers Band's Jaimoe Creed's  Scott Phillips…

Modern Drummer
Apr 24, 2012