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.


Product Close-Up: DW Collector's Series Cherry Drumset (April 2014 Issue)

by David Ciauro DW’s foray into making all-cherry shells aims to meet the needs of drummers who are fans of maple and birch but are looking for a union of the two that yields slightly darker results. DW executive vice…

Modern Drummer
Feb 25, 2014

VIDEO - DW (Drum Workshop) NAMM Show 2014 New Gear Coverage

  In this video Drum Workshop's Scott Donnell giving a tour of the DW Booth from The NAMM Show 2014. Highlights include PDP Concept series hardware, 6710 Flush-Base Ultralight Cymbal Stand, Updated Design Piccolo Toms, iPad Holder, MDD Machine Direct…

Modern Drummer
Jan 24, 2014

VIDEO! Product Close-Up: DW Collector’s Series Concrete and Thin Aluminum Snares (December 2013 Issue)

by Miguel Monroy DW is renowned for producing top-quality drums and hardware, and the company has had a consistent output of innovative ideas that meet the needs of the drumming community. The two DW Collector’s series snares we have for…

Modern Drummer
Oct 31, 2013

Linear Fills, Part 1 (UPDATED)

September 2010 Rock ’n’ Jazz Clinic Linear Fills, Part 1 by Mike Johnston In this video, MD columnist Mike Johnston demonstrates some of the linear patterns based on 16th-notes that are included in his article from the September 2010 issue of…

Modern Drummer
Jul 25, 2013

Bon Jovi’s Tico Torres Visits Modern Drummer Online, Part 3

For the third and final segment of Modern Drummer’s Web exclusive interview with Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres and his longtime drum tech, JD Derosz, the two talk about the transducer drum seat, playing in a band, spending time with…

Modern Drummer
Jul 9, 2013

Bon Jovi’s Tico Torres Visits Modern Drummer Online, Part 2

In this Web exclusive video, Cam Patterson of DrumHang sits with Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres and his longtime drum-tech, JD Derosz. For part two, the guys share stories about repairing Joe Morello’s roof, watching Elvin Jones, recording in the…

Modern Drummer
Jul 1, 2013

Bon Jovi’s Tico Torres Visits Modern Drummer Online, Part 1 (VIDEO)

“Hi, everyone at Modern Drummer, it’s great to be here! It’s a pleasure hanging out with you.” Tico Torres and his longtime drum-tech, JD Derosz, stop in at soundcheck to show us Torres' brand-new DW kit and talk about thirty…

Modern Drummer
Jun 20, 2013

DW Black-Nickel Over Brass Snare

November 2012 Product Close-Up DW Black Nickel Over Brass Collector’s Series Snare by David Ciauro It’s common for drummers to hunt for a snare that they feel best represents who they are as a player—an extension of their personality. Although…

Modern Drummer
Sep 19, 2012

DW Black Nickel–Over-Brass Collector’s Series Snare Drums

Available in 5 1/2x14 and 6 1/2x14 versions, DW’s new black nickel–over-brass snares are perfectly suited to both live and studio applications. The thin 1 mm shell includes a rolled bearing edge and snare beds. The drum can be ordered…

Modern Drummer
Jun 21, 2012

DW Days Latin America

To help celebrate their 40th anniversary, DW is very excited to announce the first ever DW Days Latin America! This travelling festival will feature performances by Alvaro Lopez, Chester Thompson, and Marco Minnemann Dates and locations for this inaugural tour are: June 18, 2012 —…

Modern Drummer
May 22, 2012

DW 40 Years Clinic Tours

Join Guitar Center For The Exclusive DW 40 Years Clinic Tour 2012 These unique tours will feature live performances, Q & A, and a meet and greet all hosted from the DW mobile stage. Day of event deals available to…

Modern Drummer
Apr 9, 2012

Enter to Win One Of Three Incredible Prizes From DW, Pacific Drums and Percussion, and Zildjian!

DW, Pacific Drums And Percussion, and Zildjian Contest   Contest valued at over $4,700!   1st Prize: PDP Concept Maple CM7 drum set in Transparent Walnut with 3000 series hardware and a box set of A Zildjian cymbals.   The…

Modern Drummer
Apr 2, 2012

Own It! Part 1: Exploring Subdivisions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZQvRsn4758 March 2012 Rock ’n’ Jazz Clinic - Own It! Part 1: Exploring Subdivision by Mike Johnston Being a full-time drum instructor, it’s my job to make sure my students explore the material that we’re working on in a given…

Modern Drummer
Jan 18, 2012

Drummer Blog: Tony Royster Jr.

Wassup, everyone, this is Tony Royster Jr. signing in to the blog spot. First of all, I would like to send a thank you shout-out to all of my fans for your continued love and support. I really appreciate it,…

Modern Drummer
Dec 1, 2011