Modern Drummer is the world’s most widely read drum magazine, is dedicated entirely to the art of drumming and caters to the needs of amateur, semi-pro, and professional drummers.


The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 24: David Frangioni & Billy Amendola with Nir Z Part 2

Join us for part two of the Modern Drummer Podcast as Billy Amendola & David Frangioni continue their talk with one of the world's most called session drummers, Nir Z. Listen and watch Nir in his home studio tell us about his…

Modern Drummer
Mar 11, 2021

Josh Roossin of the Jacks

Photo by Charlie Meister On His Mental Approach, Process, and Gear Hello MD! Josh Roossin here and I play drums in the LA-based rock n’ roll band the Jacks. I’m writing this “OTB” in Columbus, Ohio after playing the DWP…

Modern Drummer
Jun 4, 2019

Bronx/New York Session Drummer Tony Lewis

Talking About Gear, Records, and The Soundtrack To The Innermost Galaxy. Greetings MD people! My name is Tony Lewis and I am a drummer/songwriter from the Bronx, New York, and have been playing now for fifty years. I’ve been fortunate…

Modern Drummer
May 23, 2019

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

Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot in On The Beat

Talks Latest Albums and Gear Hello MD folks! Some of you may know me, some of you may not. For those who don’t, I’m most known for being the drummer of Quiet Riot since 1982. We continue to tour year…

Modern Drummer
Feb 5, 2019

On The Beat with Jess Margera of CKY: Talks New Album and Upcoming Tour

How goes it, my fellow MD readers! Jess Margera here. So I’m fixing to tell you about CKY’s latest album, The Phoenix. We recorded it at Rancho de la Luna and of course I had to use its vintage Ludwigs.…

Modern Drummer
Aug 1, 2018

On The Beat with Spencer York of Movements: Writing With Virtual Drums

Hey all! I’m Spencer York and I play drums for Movements. I want to thank Modern Drummer for giving me this opportunity to talk a bit about my writing process on our debut album, Feel Something. Jamming in a room…

Modern Drummer
Jul 24, 2018

On The Beat with Jacobi Gunter: Doing What I Love To Do!

Hello Modern Drummer universe, I am Jacobi Gunter from Columbia, SC and this my inaugural post. I am so hyped yet humbled to share my phenomenal journey with you all here “On The Beat.” I’ve been told that my first…

Modern Drummer
Nov 24, 2017

On The Beat with Grammy Winning Producer-Drummer-Guitarist-Songwriter Clif Magness

Hi MD. My love affair with drums began in my mother’s car. When I was around six years old, I was pounding away “Wipe Out” on the headrest when she decided then and there to rush me into drum lessons.…

Modern Drummer
Oct 10, 2017

On The Beat with Bryan Lee of Visitors and VadaWave: Talks “Revisionist History”

Hey, friends and fellow drummers. My name is Bryan Lee and I play drums in the bands Visitors and VadaWave—both out of Salt Lake City, Utah. It’s extremely exciting and an honor to contribute this “On The Beat” and my…

Modern Drummer
Sep 14, 2017

On The Beat with Logan Robot Gladden: Talks Bonzo Bash and Goals

Hello MD! My name is Logan Robot Gladden and I am honored to share my story with you here “On the Beat!” I am thirteen years old and have been playing drums and singing for as long as I can…

Modern Drummer
Sep 12, 2017

On The Beat with Serafino Chiommino of Dreamshade: Talks New Single and Shares Drum Play-Through

Hello everybody, my name is Serafino Chiommino. I’m thirty-four years old and am Dreamshade’s drummer. I began playing drums when I was thirteen years old and I studied with many private teachers at the CPM of Milan in Italy. I’d…

Modern Drummer
Sep 5, 2017

On the Beat with Josh Dion of Paris Monster: Talks New Single and Upcoming Performances

Hello Modern Drummer readers, I’m excited to share my very first “On the Beat” post with my favorite drum magazine. Since it’s my initial step into this, I thought I’d share what I’ve been working on and what’s coming up…

Modern Drummer
Aug 22, 2017

On the Beat with Anthony LoGerfo of Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real: Talks Albums, Artists, and Upcoming Movie

Hi, Modern Drummer readers, Anthony LoGerfo here. I’m a Los Angeles native who’s been drumming for twenty-nine years. I cut my teeth on the Sunset Strip in LA playing in bands at the ripe old age of twelve. I’ve played…

Modern Drummer
Aug 3, 2017