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On the Beat With Chris Reeve of Filter

Hi Modern Drummer readers! 2015 has been a huge year full of opportunity and struggle—but you think we musicians have it tough? Let me tell you about a group of kids I was honored to meet this year when I…

Modern Drummer
Dec 30, 2015

On the Beat With Chris Reeve of Filter: Connecting and Creating Relationships

Chris Reeve (photo by Anna Sklavos) What’s up, Modern Drummer readers? I’m Chris Reeve, drummer for the band Filter. It’s an honor to be featured on here. This has been the most intense year of my life—getting the call to…

Modern Drummer
Oct 2, 2015

Electronic Review: AKG D12 VR Bass Drum Microphone

April 2013 Electronic Review AKG D12 VR Microphone by Butch Jones Since its launch in 1947, AKG has been at the forefront of recording technology, manufacturing DYN series microphones, which were handmade, plus other top-level mics, like the C12, C451,…

Modern Drummer
Feb 20, 2013

Nia Lovelis of Cherri Bomb

When I was really young my parents took me horseback riding, and the sound and feel of the rhythm got stuck in my head. It was then I knew I wanted to play drums. I come from a musical family:…

Modern Drummer
Oct 19, 2011

Mika Fineo

Hello, fellow MD readers, my name is Mika Fineo. For those who don't know me, I'm the drummer for the rock band Filter ("Take A Picture," "Hey Man Nice Shot"). Here's a short blog about how I got to where…

Modern Drummer
Oct 17, 2008

Steven Gillis of Filter

A couple of years ago Steven Gillis got a call from his old drummer friend Matt Walker, who had been playing in Filter. Walker told him to go buy Filter's Short Bus and learn it, because he was going to…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004

Matt Walker: From Pumpkins To Cupcakes

Though he's played drums for over two decades, Matt Walker is perhaps best known as "That guy who replaced Jimmy Chamberlin in Smashing Pumpkins." Walker was touring with Filter in support of that band's debut, Short Bus, when they opened…

Modern Drummer
May 1, 2002