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VHF’s Todd Vinny Vinciguerra

Hi! While I was working on my Rock Perspective columns for the August 2013 through January 2014 issues of Modern Drummer, I was also recording drum tracks for my new project, VHF, with guitarist Joel Hoekstra (Night Ranger, Trans Siberian…

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Jun 18, 2014

Rob Hammersmith of Skid Row

Hello, Modern Drummer readers! Rob Hammersmith from the band Skid Row here. I’m excited to be writing to you all in my first blog on! Skid Row has another busy year. We finished recording the second in a series…

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Jun 16, 2014

Carlos Verdugo of Tribal Seeds

Greetings, Modern Drummer family! First of all I would like to thank you guys for taking time to read a little bit about me. Growing up in San Diego, California, drumming and music have always been a huge part of…

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May 21, 2014

Andrew Weber of Green or Blue

Hey, MD readers! My name is Andrew Weber. I’ve been drumming for the past ten years, and it has been the most rewarding thing I have done in my life. I started playing in my freshman year of high school.…

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Apr 11, 2014

John Clardy of Tera Melos

photo by Sasha Kalashnikova Ahoy, MD readers! It’s been a little bit since my last blog, although I was fortunate enough to be featured in the “Up and Coming” section of the February 2014 issue. (My mind is still trying…

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Mar 21, 2014

Sunny Leejean of Activator and the Meaning of Life

Greetings MD readers and friends. My name is Sanal “Sunny” Leejean. I play drums in Activator and also in the Meaning of Life. It’s a big honor to be featured here! Activator’s self-titled debut was released in September 2013. On…

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Mar 19, 2014

Road Rash Author and MD Contributor Mark Parsons

“How many drummers does it take to…”? “What do you get when you cross a drummer with…”? “Did you hear about the drummer who…”? Yes, I have. And so have you. And some of them are even funny. But underlying…

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Feb 18, 2014

Danny Young of We Will Rock You Tour

Hey, Modern Drummer readers! My name is Danny Young, and I’m currently the drummer on the We Will Rock You tour. Over the past few years, I have been playing on a lot of Broadway shows, including this current tour,…

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Jan 20, 2014

Jeff Tortora of Blue Man Group

Hey all! My name is Jeff Tortora, originally from Syracuse, New York, and this is my first Modern Drummer blog post, which I am very excited about! I’ve been playing drums since I was five (starting on pots and pans,…

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Jan 13, 2014

Daniel Bordihn of Bordeen

Hi there, Modern Drummer readers! I’m Daniel of Bordeen, an indie-rock band from Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. I started playing drums when I was eight years old, and my first drum teacher was the drummer from Ontario band the Salads. One…

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Jan 10, 2014

Doug Alley of Mile Marker Zero

I’ve been interested in drums for about twenty years now. Out of those twenty, ten were spent just hitting drums, and the other ten were spent taking drums seriously. Now I have a degree in music education and I play…

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Jan 8, 2014

Lance Garvin from Living Sacrifice

Hello metal heads, I’m Lance Garvin from Living Sacrifice. I will start out by saying how grateful I am to my parents for showing interest in me and everything I believed in, and to my wife for her patience and…

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Jan 6, 2014

Colin Jones of Cage the Gods

Colin Jones here. I’m the drummer for the British rock band Cage the Gods. I started messing about on the school drumkit at the age of twelve, when I was playing guitar for the school band. Whenever the drummer would…

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Jan 3, 2014

Marian Li Pino of La Luz

Hey, MD folks! Marian here from La Luz. About a month ago, we got hit by a semi-truck during an overnight drive from Boise to Seattle. We were touring with Of Montreal and unfortunately had to drop out due to…

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Dec 30, 2013