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East Coast Drum Jam Set for September 21st

The East Coast Drum Jam will take place on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the DoubleTree Hotel Ballroom at US Hwy 1 South in Princeton, New Jersey. Pre-order tickets are available online for $25 at, or you can purchase…

Modern Drummer
Sep 3, 2014

Mid-Atlantic Drum Hosts Matt Halpern And Terry Bozzio Clinics

Mid-Atlantic Drum, in conjunction with Mapex Drums, presents, Matt Halpern drum clinic on Wednesday, September 18th at 7 p.m. Baltimore native Matt Halpern is the driving force behind Animals As Leaders and Periphery. His clinic will be from 7 to…

Modern Drummer
Sep 9, 2013

John Guerin: All-Around Powerhouse

John Guerin was one of the most prolific and influential drummers of the L.A. studio scene, contributing to recordings by Frank Sinatra, the Byrds, Thelonious Monk, Lou Rawls, George Shearing, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Linda Ronstadt, George Harrison, Nelson Riddle,…

Modern Drummer
Oct 4, 2011

Terry Bozzio: Chops Wizard, Genre Bender

He called it “an unbelievable musical education, beyond my wildest dreams.” And indeed, for any alumnus of avant-garde rock icon Frank Zappa’s groups, Terry Bozzio’s 1981 recollection of his time with the genius composer/guitarist was typical. Zappa was the greatest…

Modern Drummer
Dec 20, 2010

Pat Mastelotto

Terry Bozzio and Pat Mastelotto have much in common. They've both worked with legendary rhythmic compositional masterminds'terry with Frank Zappa, and Pat with Robert Fripp in King Crimson. They both left Los Angeles after the major earthquakes of the '80s,…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004