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Richard Danielson of Vintage Trouble

Hello, MD readers. My name is Richard Danielson, and I’m the drummer for Vintage Trouble. Our music has been described as many things. I like to call it “primitive soul.” We have stripped it down to just guitar, bass, drums,…

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Mar 11, 2013

Brian St. Clair of Local H

Hello, Modern Drummer readers! I am really excited to be writing my third blog for MD! A lot has happened with my band and myself since my last one in 2010. In January 2012, I made a huge gear change…

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Feb 13, 2013

Moose of Bullet For My Valentine (VIDEO)

Hey, this is Moose from Bullet For My Valentine. It was fun to film a drum tutorial for Modern Drummer’s blog. I really enjoyed doing it! Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever done anything like this before, and it was…

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Feb 8, 2013

Drum Doctors’ Ross Garfield

Hi MD readers! This is my first ever blog, and I wanted to tell you how I got to work on the upcoming Superman soundtrack. The whole thing started when I got a call from film scorer Hans Zimmer’s assistant.…

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Dec 3, 2012

Jason Dana of Bend Sinister

Hello MD readers! My name is Jason Dana, and I’ve been playing the tubs since I was a young child. I’m involved in a project called Bend Sinister. Our latest LP is titled Small Fame. The band is a modern…

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Nov 30, 2012

Billy McCarthy of Ferocious Drummers

Hello, MD readers! I’m grateful for the opportunity to introduce my documentary film, Ferocious Drummers. As a drummer myself, I had a burning question, “Why is it we’ve never heard from the drummer’s personality and character on and off the…

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Nov 28, 2012

Emil Amos of Grails, Om, and Holy Sons

Growing up in the ’80s, one was forced to pound the pavement and hit up older record heads for information on obscure and creative bands. You literally might have to locate someone who could remember who was drumming for Traffic…

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Nov 26, 2012

Ryan Cooney of the Gallery

Hey, MD readers! My name is Ryan Cooney and I play drums in a band called the Gallery. We’re from Massachusetts, but have been touring the U.S. and spending extended periods of time in Florida and California the last few years.…

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Apr 7, 2011