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Drummer/Producer Mario J. McNulty in On The Beat

Talks David Bowie, Sterling Campbell, and Gear Hello Modern Drummer! My name is Mario J. McNulty and I am a producer/mixer based out of New York City. What an honor to be writing this “On The Beat.” I started my…

Modern Drummer
Feb 7, 2019

On The Beat with NYC Session Drummer Alan Childs: Talks New Album and Making a Living as a Drummer

Hey MD Drummers, Alan Childs here. Some of you might know me as the drummer for David Bowie, John Waite, Julian Lennon, and too many others to list here. I was blessed to do many recording sessions, radio, and TV…

Modern Drummer
Mar 22, 2018

On the Beat With Brian Delaney of Melissa Etheridge: Talks Tours, Spain, and David Bowie

  Hey there, MD readers! I’m psyched to write an On the Beat entry for you. I was out this summer with the fabulous Melissa Etheridge. We went as a trio, with Melissa on guitar/vocals, David Santos (Billy Joel, John…

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2016

Track by Track: Mark Guiliana on David Bowie’s Blackstar

Mark Guiliana By Deneka Peniston   By Ken Micallef   For his final adventurous recording, David Bowie enlisted five of New York City’s most adventurous musicians. Drummer Mark Guiliana is well known to Modern Drummer readers; joining him on Blackstar…

Modern Drummer
Feb 26, 2016

David Bowie: A Different View

    by Adam Budofsky   The music world is quite a bit less bold today with the passing of David Bowie, the iconic artist who was as famous for his appetite for new musical ideas as he was for…

Modern Drummer
Jan 11, 2016

Omar Hakim Releases Video for “Walk the Walk???

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiE1jrHz6_I&feature=youtu.be Omar Hakim, who is widely renowned for his work with Weather Report, Sting, David Bowie, and Daft Punk, among many other artists, has released a video for the track “Walk the Walk” from his recent solo album, We Are…

Modern Drummer
Mar 23, 2015

Updated! Matt Chamberlain on the Making of a Career in the Studio

by Michael Dawson   Session ace Matt Chamberlain has played on dozens of hit records since first bursting into the limelight with the Texas-based singer-songwriter Edie Brickell in 1991. In his January 2012 Modern Drummer cover story, we dig deep…

Modern Drummer
Dec 6, 2011

Sterling Campbell: Covering It All, From The B-52’s To Bowie

Sterling Campbell has been playing drums since he was eleven, the youngest of six boys in a household where everything from Stevie Wonder and Chicago to Elton John and Led Zeppelin could be heard—and appreciated—at any time. He graduated from…

Modern Drummer
Aug 3, 2010

Drumming On TV

  by Ken Micallef The December 2009 issue of Modern Drummer featured the story “Drumming On TV,” an insider’s look at the ins and outs of the unique craft of the contemporary television drummer. The article featured SNL’s Shawn Pelton,…

Modern Drummer
Oct 20, 2009

Drum God: Dave Grohl

Born January 14, 1969, Warren, Ohio Bio Born in Warren, Ohio, and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Grohl kicked off his music career in the 80’s drumming for the band Freak Baby and later joined the Washington, DC punk rock band…

Modern Drummer
Aug 25, 2008

Ralph MacDonald: Living The Island Life

(July 2004 Issue) The lyrics from one of Ralph MacDonald's songs on his latest CD, Home Grown, start and end with words that sum up his life: "There is no better life than the island life. I love the island…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004