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MD Spotlight w/Mini Documentary: Remo Belli

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the May 2016 issue, which is available here. Spotlight Remo Belli How Time and Circumstance Gave Rise to the King of the Mylar Drumhead Remo is one of the…

Modern Drummer
Mar 31, 2016

Daru Jones Mini-Doc and GC Signing

Check out this mini-documentary on July 2015 Modern Drummer cover artist Daru Jones. And New York–area fans, mark your calendars; on August 20 the Jack White/Ruff Pack drummer will be doing a performance/signing at Guitar Center’s Union Square location. To…

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Jul 9, 2015

News: Mini-Documentary Follows Questlove as He Brings the Funk to Havana, Cuba

Okayplayer Films followed Roots/Tonight Show drummer and Okayplayer founder, Questlove, as he journeyed to Havana, Cuba, where he engaged in extensive cultural research by digging up some classic Cuban-made vinyl and by visiting the legendary EGREM studios, where most of…

Modern Drummer
May 13, 2015

Drummer Blog: Billy McCarthy on the Documentary Ferocious Drummers

Hello Modern Drummer readers! My name is Billy McCarthy, and right now the trailer for my documentary film, Ferocious Drummers, is up at With this film, I am hoping to move drummers to a place they hardly visit on…

Modern Drummer
Apr 29, 2015

Rush Clockwork Angels Tour

DVD (2) or BLU-RAY LEVEL: ALL $24.98 Next year will mark Rush’s fortieth anniversary. Judging by the energy the band puts forth on its latest live release, another forty doesn’t seem out of the question. Okay, maybe another ten—the point…

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Dec 3, 2013

Marvin McQuitty Jr. Documentary

  The documentary The Man, The Musician, and The Mentor will premiere Friday, October 25, 2013 at 7 pm at Grace Church Garden Oaks Theatre, which is located at 3754 N. Shepherd in Houston, TX. Admission is free. The Marvin…

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Sep 11, 2013

Aaron Legg of the Documentary Film Chops

Hi MD! When I was little, my dad would always carry a camera with him wherever he went, and his finger was never too far from the record button. I can clearly remember growing up in a house full of…

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Jul 8, 2013

Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm Premiere

  Kino Lorber will present the US theatrical premiere of Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm on Friday, April 19 at Cinema Village in New York. The film, directed by Jacob Hatley, is an in-depth…

Modern Drummer
Apr 9, 2013

Dave Grohl Sound City: Real to Reel

Who would dream up a project with Corey Taylor, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Josh Homme, and Fear’s Lee Ving fronting the Foo Fighters? Dave Grohl, of course. The mega musician’s directorial debut is a tribute to Sound City recording studios, home…

Modern Drummer
Mar 19, 2013

Hole Drummer Patty Schemel the Subject of Rock-Doc Hit So Hard

Hit So Hard: The Life and Near-Death Story of Drummer Patty Schemel follows the rise, fall, and recovery of the drummer for the band Hole. The movie uses filmed video interviews with Schemel, as well as her friends, family, and…

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Mar 15, 2012