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On the Beat with Adam Chase of Jazz Is Phsh and More

Hello Modern Drummer world. My name is Adam Chase and I’m the drummer and bandleader for the Chase Brothers, Jazz Is Phsh, and the James Brown Dance Party, as well as a studio drummer and multi-instrumentalist. As a long-time touring…

Modern Drummer
Feb 3, 2017

CSNY Drummer Dallas Taylor Passes

Dallas Taylor, who appeared on Crosby, Stills, and Nash’s seminal self-titled debut album, as well as the equally iconic first album by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, Déjà Vu, has passed of undisclosed causes. Taylor first gained prominence with the…

Modern Drummer
Jan 19, 2015

Session Percussionist Joe Lala Passes

Joe Lala, a busy session percussionist credited with having played on dozens of gold and platinum records, died on March 18 after a battle with cancer. Lala was born on November 3, 1947, in Florida, where he co-founded the band…

Modern Drummer
Mar 20, 2014

Joe Vitale: Joe Walsh, the Eagles, & More!

Hi, everyone in drum land, Joe Vitale here. As a fellow fan of Modern Drummer magazine, I’m so happy to be part of this wonderful community. For those of you who might not know who I am, I’ve toured and…

Modern Drummer
Nov 19, 2010