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Lia Braswell of Gothic Tropic and Le Butcherettes

Hey, Modern Drummer readers. I’m not very good at updating myself via the interwebs, but I thought this would be a good opportunity to wean off of that in some way or another. My name is Lia Braswell, and I…

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Dec 27, 2013

Jason Aldean’s Rich Redmond

Hello MD readers! It has been some time since we last visited here. I am still enjoying life in Nashville, juggling touring, recording, producing, writing, and teaching. I love this life we live as modern drummers! I have played drums…

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Dec 25, 2013

Jordan Schneider of Nghbrs

Hello Modern Drummer readers! My name is Jordan Schneider, and I play drums in a rock band called Nghbrs (pronounced “neighbors”) from Long Island, New York. I used to sleep with Modern Drummer magazines under my pillow, so this is…

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Dec 20, 2013

Kind Beats’ Andrew McAuley

Hey, everyone, I’m back to let you all know about some big developments that have happened over the last year—and believe me, there have been quite a few! The first thing is that I have become an official endorser of…

Modern Drummer
May 11, 2011

Tommy Roalson of Alpha Rev

Hello, my fellow Modern Drummers! The dust has settled in our hometown of Austin, where we had a busy SXSW schedule of showcases including VH1’s official opening party and others for ASCAP, YouTube, and various local news and radio entities.…

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May 14, 2010

L.A. Freelancer Nick Mason

Hello, Modern Drummer readers! I know everyone who writes a blog on here starts it out the same way, but honestly how else are you supposed to do it? I’m sure most of you are scratching your head wondering just…

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Apr 5, 2010

Stimulate This! Tour with Arejay Hale of Halestorm

Hey, MD! It’s been a while since we last spoke. And speaking of “It’s been a while,” we’re now on the “Stimulate This!” tour with a band I’ve been a fan of since I were nine years old, Staind. I…

Modern Drummer
Aug 11, 2009

Propagandhi's Jord Samolesky

My name is Jord Samolesky. I play drums for a shakin’ rock ’n’ roll band called Propagandhi. My experience with music began with listening to my parents’ Beatles, ABBA, and Boney M. albums. I took piano lessons between seven and…

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Jun 23, 2009

Aiden's Jake Davison

My name is Jake Davison, I play drums in a band called Aiden. I'm in Salt Lake City, sitting in a hotel writing this blog for Modern Drummer. I started playing drums when I was super young. My dad always…

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Jun 22, 2009