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Stephen Perkins on Jane’s Addiction’s Twenty-Fifth-Anniversary Ritual De Lo Habitual Shows

  Modern Drummer Online caught up with Stephen Perkins while he was prepping for a clinic tour and some dates with Jane’s Addiction, commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the group’s watershed album Ritual De Lo Habitual. Just like when you…

Modern Drummer
Jul 1, 2016

Exclusive Video Interviews from PASIC 2015

This past November 11–14, the Percussive Arts Society held its annual international convention in San Antonio, Texas. This milestone event marked the fortieth anniversary of PASIC and the first year that live-streaming passes were offered. Within the convention, attendees had…

Modern Drummer
Dec 30, 2015

Exclusive Video Premiere! Jack White: Dead Weather Drumming

In this video, Jack White demonstrates the details of his Dead Weather drumkit within the context of the band’s 2009 debut single, “Hang You From the Heavens.” This is the first of four technique- and instrument-based videos to come from…

Modern Drummer
Sep 10, 2015

Drummer Blog: Fictionist’s Aaron Anderson on Being a Left-Handed Player in a Right-Handed World

All my life I’ve been told I play the drums wrong. After nearly every show, people come up to me to ask why I play the way I do. So let me take a second to describe why my setup…

Modern Drummer
Nov 7, 2014

Joey Jordison Leaves Slipknot

Slipknot announced today that it has split with drummer Joey Jordison. In this recently conducted video interview, Jordison tells Modern Drummer about the recording and writing process for his project Scar the Martyr. For more from Joey check out the…

Modern Drummer
Dec 13, 2013

VIDEO: Joey Jordison of Slipknot Exclusive Interview on his Newest Project Scar the Martyr

(VIDEO NO LONGER AVAILABLE. More on Drummer Joey Jordison ) In this exclusive video interview Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison tells Modern Drummer about the recording and writing process for his newest project Scar the Martyr. For more from Joey check…

Modern Drummer
Dec 5, 2013

Aaron Spears’ Master Class to be Webcast Live

Drum Channel has announced that a master class by world-renowned gospel and R&B drummer Aaron Spears will be webcast live from Drum Channel studios in Oxnard, California on drumchannel.com at 7 pm EST (4 pm PST), Saturday, November 9. Spears…

Modern Drummer
Sep 5, 2013

Moose of Bullet For My Valentine (VIDEO)

Hey, this is Moose from Bullet For My Valentine. It was fun to film a drum tutorial for Modern Drummer’s blog. I really enjoyed doing it! Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever done anything like this before, and it was…

Modern Drummer
Feb 8, 2013

Charlie Watts to Play Four Nights at the Iridium

  This coming June 29 through July 2, Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts will be playing the Iridium jazz club in New York City. Watts will perform with his own band on June 29 and 30 and on July 1,…

Modern Drummer
Apr 11, 2012

Navene Koperweis and Animals as Leaders launch second in-the-studio video exclusively on moderndrummer.com (UPDATED).

The January 2012 issue of Modern Drummer magazine will feature an interview with Navene Koperweis, drummer of the progressive instrumental band Animals as Leaders. AAL is gearing up for the release of their Koperweis-produced second album, Weightless, which hits shelves…

Modern Drummer
Oct 20, 2011

Richard Christy: “Admire the Heroes??? Studio Footage

Richard Christy Performs “Admire the Heroes” from Cold Winds on Timeless Days, the New Album by Charred Walls of the Damned The December issue of Modern Drummer magazine contains an Update story on Richard Christy. In it, the drummer and leader…

Modern Drummer
Sep 28, 2011

Jimmy Chamberlin: The Ex-Smashing Pumpkins Drummer Takes a New Direction with Skysaw

by Stephen Bidwell A jazz and fusion fanatic with a mind for song craft, Jimmy Chamberlin was the perfect engine to power one of the boldest, most dominant rock bands of the 1990s, the Smashing Pumpkins. With their majestic rock…

Modern Drummer
Sep 20, 2011

Charlie Benante Chpt 1, Interview with Jason Bittner

How has your attitude changed towards just being in Anthrax?   CLICK TO SEE OTHER PARTS OF THE INTERVIEW  

Modern Drummer
Mar 24, 2009

Charlie Benante Chpt 6, Interview with Jason Bittner

About the importance of playing for the song, and knowing when to NOT play... Because sometimes people over play.   CLICK TO SEE OTHER PARTS OF THE INTERVIEW

Modern Drummer
Mar 24, 2009