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Melanie Krahmer of Sirsy

Hi MD! My name is Melanie Krahmer, and I love drumming! Unlike many other artists, I picked up my first pair of drumsticks out of necessity for the band. Sirsy started as a simple, acoustic duo with my co-writer, band…

Modern Drummer
Aug 19, 2013

Jess Bowen of the Summer Set

Hello again, Modern Drummer readers! My name is Jess Bowen, and this is my second blog for MD. If this is your first time reading, here’s a basic run-through of my band and myself. I play for a pop-rock group…

Modern Drummer
Aug 1, 2011

ThundHerStruck's Stephanie Leigh

Memories Of A Tour In Iraq My name is Stephanie Leigh, and I'm the drummer for ThundHerStruck, the all-girl tribute to AC/DC. One of the most incredible tours I've ever been a part of was the MWR military tour in…

Modern Drummer
Feb 6, 2009

Punchline's Pj Caruso

Hey, everyone! I'm Pj Caruso, and I play drums for the band Punchline. I'm with the guys right now, promoting our new album, Just Say Yes. This is our first release since we left our long-time label Fueled By Ramen.…

Modern Drummer
Nov 26, 2008

Roxy Petrucci of Vixen

Hi, MD readers, Roxy here from the ’80s band Vixen. "I know you, you’re Robert Plank!" Believe it or not, my sister Maxine blurted out those words to the one and only Robert Plant! I elbowed her and said, "PLANT,…

Modern Drummer
May 8, 2008

Phanie D of Girl In A Coma

Hey, all, I'm Phanie D, drummer for Girl In A Coma. I'm not your typical drummer, I guess. I'm not taught, and to this day I'm still not too familiar with drummer terms. I learned purely because I love it.…

Modern Drummer
Jan 22, 2008

Antigone Rising's Dena Tauriello

These days I do some session work and teaching, but my main gig is with the all-female NYC—based rock band Antigone Rising. I've been with them for over nine years, and it's been an amazing journey. During this time we've…

Modern Drummer
Jan 10, 2008

Stella Mozgawa of Mink

Image from Stella Mozgawa's Instagram @steezmeez G'day cyberspace and Modern Drummer! My name is Stella Mozgawa. I play the ol' drumkit for Mink. I'm twenty-one years old, and my dimensions could be best described as 14", 22", 13", and 16".…

Modern Drummer
Sep 26, 2007

Athena Kottak

Kottak’s Athena is a very funny, tell-it-like-it-is, beautiful woman who kicks ass behind the drumkit. Born a few years after her famous sibling—Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee—Athena is a cancer survivor, a mom, and the wife of Jimmy Ratchitt. Athena says…

Modern Drummer
Dec 1, 2006

LaFrae Sci

As a college graduate with a degree in political theory and economics, drummer LaFrae Sci decided that law school probably wasn’t in her future–once she’d been paying her rent for a year by playing drums. “I’d played drums and other…

Modern Drummer
Oct 5, 2006