Cunningham Archives - Modern Drummer Magazine


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Deftones’ Abe Cunningham

(from the July 2011 Issue of Modern Drummer Magazine) Story by Ken Micallef • Photos by Ashley Maile You play drums in a California alternative metal band whose members are constantly at war, and all the while ­you watch your…

Jun 24, 2011

Abe Cunningham: Deftones’ Sophisticated Slammer

Deftones came to prominence in the early '90s for blatantly contrasting super heavy guitars riffs and screamed vocals with more melodic, emotional elements. To many listeners, Abe Cunningham's thunderous yet musical and precise drumming helped set the band miles apart…

Jun 9, 2010