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Listen to a Sound File of Mapex’s Black Panther Blaster Drumset

The complete review of the Mapex Black Panther maple/walnut Blaster drumset is on page 24 of the September issue of Modern Drummer magazine.            

Modern Drummer
Jul 18, 2011

Alesis DM10 Studio Kit With New Rack

The DM10 Studio Kit features Alesis’s new four-post StageRack with upgraded clamps and high-quality mini-boom cymbal arms. The clamps, mounts, and integrated boom cymbal arms are fully adjustable and feature large wing nuts that enable quick adjustments without having to…

Modern Drummer
Jun 23, 2011

Keith Moon: The One And Only

Few players have come close to the level of unpredictability and invention that Keith Moon exhibited between 1964 and 1978, when he manned the drumset behind the grandest, loudest band of rock’s golden age, the Who. Moon’s drumming was an…

Modern Drummer
Jun 21, 2011

Cory Procter of Free Reign

Hello to all MD readers! My name is Cory Procter, and I am the drummer in the heavy metal band Free Reign. We have a different dynamic than most bands in that three of the four members in our group play…

Modern Drummer
May 13, 2011

College Bound!

(December 2010 Issue) Planning on attending a music school? In the College Bound! feature in the December 2010 issue of Modern Drummer, you’ll learn many of the steps to take in order to apply and audition with success. Here we…

Modern Drummer
Oct 21, 2010

Joe Morello: Rudimental Jazz

(November 2010 Issue) Revealing why rudiments remain relevant in the modern age—and how they can be applied in a limitless variety of contemporary situations—Rudimental Jazz by legendary drummer, teacher, and author Joe Morello is designed to help drummers develop their…

Modern Drummer
Sep 27, 2010

Jason Aldean's Rich Redmond

Channeling AC/DC’s Phil Rudd, Jason Aldean’s Rich Redmond drives a top-flight country band that’s all about rocking three-chord riffs. Here, some of Redmond’s close musical associates provide insight into his unique talents. “Rich is a beyond a solid drummer, with…

Modern Drummer
May 26, 2010

Billy Sullivan The Nature Of Existence

Hey to all the Modern Drummer readers out there. I thought I could drop you a quick note about something I think you’ll find interesting…I hope so, anyway. I started playing drums, like a lot of us do, at a…

Modern Drummer
May 19, 2010

Listen to Sound Files of the Gretsch Renown Purewood Oak Drumset

Audio clips of the great Gretsch Kit.    

Modern Drummer
Feb 22, 2010

The Ryanist of Antennas Up

At a show in Lawrence, Kansas, Jordan, then drummer of Oliver Future, now drummer of the Relentless 7, gets to telling me about C&C drums. He says that they have finished drumkits for Ringo Starr, and that they’re just generally…

Modern Drummer
May 24, 2009