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Stewart Copeland: Exotic Rocking And Ambitious Orchestrations

When British rockers the Police launched onto the American airwaves in 1979, by way of the quirky new wave hit “Roxanne,” the rock drumming community was introduced to one of its most innovative, controversial, and influential figures of all time.…

Modern Drummer
Sep 3, 2010

Gavin Harrison: The Rhythmic Illusionist Is Now Elevating Two Bands, Porcupine Tree And King Crimson

by Ken Micallef “I stopped focusing on the muscles in my arms and started focusing on the big fat muscle in my head. That’s where the good stuff comes from.” Forty-five-year-old Gavin Harrison has led a drummer’s dream life. He’s…

Modern Drummer
Nov 20, 2008

Gavin Harrison: Displacing Rhythms In Cyberspace

It’s not as if Gavin Harrison needs to lurk on the Internet. He’s popular. You like him! On the strength of his books, DVDs (including the recent Hudson release, Rhythmic Horizons) and performances with UK progressive band Porcupine Tree, you…

Modern Drummer
Aug 16, 2007

Gavin Harrison: Porcupine Tree's Grand Illusionist

by T. Bruce Wittet Mind-twisting rhythms meet super-fat grooves? Gavin Harrison is a rare artist who knows how to do both. If you’ve stumbled across any of British drummer Gavin Harrison’s educational books or videos, you’ll know that he’s deep…

Modern Drummer
Dec 15, 2006

Tony Royster Jr.

Tony Royster Jr. has been busy. We caught up with him while he was home for a couple of days from globetrotting with En Vogue. “En Vogue needs someone to hold down the pocket while they’re singing,” the former child…

Modern Drummer
Jul 25, 2006

Dennis Chambers: Santana Now: A Force Of Nature

A rhythmic force of nature since its inception in San Francisco's Mission District in 1966, the Santana band has always set the bar high. And now, with superstar drummer Dennis Chambers joining percussionists Raul Rekow and Karl Perazzo, the bar…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004

Gavin Harrison: Expanding Illusions

(September 2005 Issue) At thirty-nine, Gavin Harrison's drumming career encompasses some sixty-five recordings and over thirty world tours with artists as varied as Iggy Pop, Lisa Stansfield, Level 42, and Italian pop superstar Claudio Baglioni. In early 2002, Gavin joined…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004