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The Funky Beat of David Garibaldi (Updated)

The Funky Beat: David Garibaldi The groove maestro lays out variations of his approach to Tower Of Power’s “Oakland Stroke.” David Garibaldi—along with bassist Rocco Prestia, sax player Lenny Pickett, and guitarist Jeff Tamelier—showcases the famous Tower Of Power song…

Modern Drummer
Jun 22, 2010

Listen to Sound Files of Ludwig Epic X-Over Kit

The complete review is on page 26 of the July 2010 issue of Modern Drummer magazine.

Modern Drummer
May 26, 2010

Pat Gesualdo: Picking Up On Signs Of Frustration

There are many techniques to use when teaching drumming to special-needs students. When I train and certify drum instructors, doctors, and therapists in the Drum Therapy curriculum of the DAD Program, one of the most important things I stress is…

Modern Drummer
May 17, 2010

Tommy Roalson of Alpha Rev

Hello, my fellow Modern Drummers! The dust has settled in our hometown of Austin, where we had a busy SXSW schedule of showcases including VH1’s official opening party and others for ASCAP, YouTube, and various local news and radio entities.…

Modern Drummer
May 14, 2010

Seven Antonopoulos of Leaves’ Eyes

Hello, all. I would like to start by thanking everyone at MD for the invite to blog a bit about what I’ve been up to. So after recovering from the NAMM show (that’s a long story in and of itself),…

Modern Drummer
Mar 15, 2010

Social Code's Ben Shillabeer

Hey there, everybody, this is Ben Shillabeer from the band Social Code, and I’m writing this blog, coincidentally enough, on the twentieth anniversary of getting my first drumkit! During the last twenty years, I’ve learned so much about music, drumming,…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2010

Scott Garapolo of Apache Stone

Hey, MD readers! First off let me say that it’s the biggest honor to appear here, I’ve read this magazine religiously for years, so I’m psyched! I just landed the gig with Apache Stone, a band fronted by Mike Lombardi…

Modern Drummer
Oct 5, 2009

Wesley Finley of Rebelution

Hey, Modern Drummers, my name is Wesley Finley and I play drums in a band called Rebelution. As we tour the nation in support of our new album, Bright Side Of Life, I’d like to let you guys in on…

Modern Drummer
Sep 22, 2009

Longwave's Jason Molina

Hello, MD readers. I play drums in a band called Longwave. We are currently supporting the group Bloc Party on a tour of the northeast United States. On the way to a show at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, we…

Modern Drummer
Mar 31, 2009

Kevin Johnson

Hello, MD readers. This is a very important time in history. The first African-American president took office recently, and he spoke of standing on the shoulders of those who came before him. As this idea pertains to music, and to…

Modern Drummer
Jan 26, 2009

Marco Minnemann Update

Since his June 2007 MD cover story, German drumming sensation Marco Minnemann has played numerous clinics, drum festivals, and concerts worldwide, recorded two multi-instrumental solo albums (House Wife Dog & Two Kids, A Mouth Of God), appeared on the animated…

Modern Drummer
Jan 23, 2009

Pat Petrillo: Smooth, Groovin'-And Proud Of It

What's Up, MD! Just returned from a clinic tour of the UK, my second in four months, and it went real well. I like to fly Virgin Atlantic when going to the UK, because they have great service, especially in…

Modern Drummer
Jun 28, 2008

Doane Perry

A View From The Cymbals So many notes. Big notes, small ones, LOUD ones, and very quiet little guys. Fast flurries, slow ones, legato passages, and staccato accents, all living side by side in relative, undisturbed harmony and alternating discord.…

Modern Drummer
Mar 31, 2008

Alex “El Animal??? González: A Passion For Drumming

by Robyn Flans Maná is a true rags-to-riches story. Fueled by an intense passion for music and a belief that music can transcend the boundaries of language, the Mexican rock band has sold more than twenty-two million records and collected…

Modern Drummer
Jan 15, 2008