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.


BYOS Kicks Off Nationwide Clinician Tour

Evans and Promark by D’Addario announce the kickoff of the BYOS’ clinician tour taking place across the United States at participating Guitar Center locations. Ralph Nader and Harvey Thompson, collectively known as BYOS (Bring Your Own Style), are an innovative…

Modern Drummer
Apr 28, 2017

Video Demo! Evans - Calftone Heads

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the November 2016 issue, which is available here. Product Close-Up Evans Calftone Heads The strength and stability of synthetics with the mellower sound of natural skins. Evans is celebrating…

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2016

Video Tour! Gearing Up with Wilco's Glenn Kotche

This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the November 2015 issue, which is available here. Gearing Up On Stage and Up Close Glenn Kotche by Miguel Monroy Glenn Kotche has one of the most distinctive setups…

Modern Drummer
Oct 1, 2015

Evans Drumheads at NAMM 2015 (VIDEO)

This video from NAMM 2015, Ben Smith, percussion products specialist for Evans Drumheads, takes us through the new offerings from the company for 2015. First up is the EMAD system for 16" bass drum heads, available with a bass drum…

Modern Drummer
Feb 22, 2015

Evans Heavyweight Series Drumheads

From the  January 2015 issue of Modern Drummer magazine.   Durable and versatile, these models are poised to set a new standard for hard-hitting players. To meet the demands of drummers looking for heads that will not only withstand hours…

Modern Drummer
Feb 7, 2015

Win a complete set of Ludwig drums and Paiste cymbals fresh from Bonzo Bash 2015!

Due to a database error, The Ludwig Drum / Paiste Cymbals contest has been extended until June 10th, 2015. Everyone who entered previously will need to reenter this contest for a chance to win. This iconic drumset was specially configured…

Modern Drummer
Feb 3, 2015

News: Enter Evans’ Heavyweight Tournament Now!

Evans is seeking the heaviest hitters for its Heavyweight Tournament. Drummers are called to compete, for four rounds, in a single-elimination battle to determine the “Undisputed Heavyweight Champion.” Winners are determined by votes every week, with each competition’s top voter…

Modern Drummer
Jan 9, 2015

The Great Evans/PureSound Zoro Giveaway!

To celebrate Zoro’s In the Pocket columns in Modern Drummer, D’Addario is giving away three sets of his gear! One each, except where noted: • 24" Evans EQ3 resonant bass drum head • Evans Tom Pack: G2 Clear 12", 13",…

Modern Drummer
Nov 4, 2014

Drumerica Announces 2014 Contest Finalists

Videos to be posted at www.Drumerica.us.   Drumerica, the National Contest For Young Drummers, has announced the names of the 18 finalists in this year’s competition. They are: • Swing/Blues (Groove Essentials Track #23): Chris Chandler • Latin (Groove Essentials…

Modern Drummer
Aug 27, 2014

Drumerica Is Open to All Young Jazz, Rock, Latin, Metal And R&B Drummers

No matter what style of music they play, aspiring drummers can show their talent, skill and personality by participating in the 2014 Drumerica drumming contest. Entry in the newly-created National Competition for Young Drummers is free and open to all…

Modern Drummer
Jul 7, 2014

Hey, Hard Hitters! Check Out Evans New Heavyweight Series Snare Batter and EMAD Bass Drum Head.

The EMAD Heavyweight bass drum head features two plies of 10mil film. The new Heavyweight snare batter employs two plies of 10mil film plus a 3mil reverse dot, for a total thickness of 23mil in the playing area. Both the…

Modern Drummer
Jul 2, 2014

Drumerica National Competition for Young Drummers Kicks Off July 1

To celebrate the current crop of talented, young, American drummers, leading drum, accessory, and media companies have joined together to announce the first annual Drumerica online video contest for teen drummers. Drumerica is set to take place over the upcoming…

Modern Drummer
May 15, 2014

Nile Drummer George Kollias Announces Special Guest Tim Yeung at L.A. Drum Camp

Heavy metal drummer, educator, and instructional DVD creator George Kollias (Nile) debuts his first-ever drum camp this May 16– 18 at the Hilton Woodland Hills/Los Angeles, located at 6360 Canoga Ave., Woodland Hills, California. Produced by MUSO Entertainment, Kollias’s three-day drum camp offers a limited…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2014

KoSA Cuba's 2014 Percussion Workshop & Havana's Drum Festival 'Fiesta del Tambor'

KoSA Cuba held the 12th edition of its annual Cuban workshop and festival this past March 9-16. The program's itinerary featured informative classes, hands-on lessons, and “jaw-dropping” musical performances by the KoSA Cuba faculty. New this year, KoSA's director, Aldo…

Modern Drummer
Apr 16, 2014