Gavin Harrison

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John DeChristopher Live From My Drum Room With Gavin Harrison

From the archives, this episode of "Live From My Drum Room With John DeChristopher" originally aired live on June 11, 2021. In this episode, John has a fabulous and highly informative chat with the great Gavin Harrison of King Crimson…

Modern Drummer
Jun 15, 2023

Porcupine Tree - Greek Theater

By Alex Kluft Porcupine Tree played the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA on Friday night as part of their Closure/Continuation Tour. This was the first Porcupine Tree tour in 12 years. The group was founded in 1987 by guitarist/vocalist…

Modern Drummer
Oct 3, 2022

The Pineapple Thief (Gavin Harrison) Release Drum Playthrough for "Wretched Soul"

NEW LIVE ALBUM + BLU-RAY/DVD "NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH" OUT NOW ON KSCOPE British progressive-rock band THE PINEAPPLE THIEF has revealed a new playthrough video for "Wretched Soul," featuring their critically-acclaimed and wildly revered luminary drummer Gavin Harrison (KING CRIMSON, PORCUPINE TREE). The live recording…

Modern Drummer
Nov 17, 2021

The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 12: Mike Dawson with Gavin Harrison

+ Dawson’s Shop Talk interview with Christoph Anlauf & review on two Solid Drums snares. In this episode, MD Managing Editor Mike Dawson interviews Gavin Harrison. Gavin discusses his improvisation practice routine process, recording ideas, micro-fills, integrating spontaneous rhythms into…

Modern Drummer
Dec 17, 2020

Chemical Reactions - Album by Gavin Harrison & Antoine Fafard - Review – 12/11/20

Review by Rob Coen Chemical Reactions - Album by Gavin Harrison & Antoine Fafard Chemical Reactions - Released on Dec 11, 2020 - The latest Prog-Fusion meets orchestral music collaboration between Antoine Fafard and Gavin Harrison, UK virtuoso musicians. Add…

Modern Drummer
Dec 11, 2020

Drummers on Record: Current and Upcoming Releases of Note

Airto Seeds on the Ground Reissue (Airto) On July 31, Real Gone Records reissued legendary Brazilian percussionist Airto’s second album, 1971’s Seeds on the Ground. Airto brought back largely the same crew that appeared on his debut record, Natural Feelings…

Modern Drummer
Aug 5, 2020

Gavin Harrison Auctions Off a Sonor Kit for MS Charity

Hello, MD readers. Just a quick update from me to let you know what I’m doing and will be doing later this year. First off, I’m auctioning one of my beloved Sonor drumsets for the Multiple Sclerosis Society U.K. My mother had…

Modern Drummer
Feb 21, 2020

MD Podcast Episode 213: Gavin Harrison, Hand and Foot Rolls, Creative Percussion Accessories, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss November 2019 featured artist Gavin Harrison, who has been one of three touring drummers in prog-rock legends King Crimson since 2014. The education segment focuses on a few ways to develop smooth hand/foot…

Modern Drummer
Oct 11, 2019

Gregg Potter of the Buddy Rich Band

Shares Latest Shows and Honors Hello Modern Drummer readers! The last time I had the honor of gracing the MD “On The Beat” was back in January 2012. “Welcome Back Potter!” For you new readers, I have been the drummer…

Modern Drummer
Jun 13, 2019

Gavin Harrison on Cheating the Polygraph

The Porcupine Tree drummer’s brand-new solo album is his personal take on the PT catalog. Here he delves deeper into his creative process.   by Ilya Stemkovsky   MD: How was the idea generated to arrange these progressive Porcupine Tree…

Modern Drummer
May 7, 2015

News: Gavin Harrison Reworks Porcupine Tree Songs for a Big Band Format on Upcoming Solo Album, Cheating the Polygraph

Gavin Harrison, drummer for British prog band Porcupine Tree, has announced a new solo album of rearranges songs from the acclaimed Porcupine Tree repertoire, Cheating the Polygraph, due out in North America on April 14 via Kscope. The tracks were…

Modern Drummer
Feb 12, 2015

February 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring King Crimson’s Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison, and Bill Rieflin

(Available digitally December 30, 2014; on newsstands January 6, 2015) On the Cover King Crimson’s Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison, and Bill Rieflin “It’s doing everything that drummers normally do, but in an entirely di fferent way.” So says Bill Rie…

Modern Drummer
Dec 30, 2014

King Crimson Confirms New Three-Drummer Lineup

The eighth incarnation of King Crimson will include three drummers—Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison, and Bill Rieflin—in addition to bassist Tony Levin, horn player Mel Collins, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Jakko Jakszyk, and guitarist Robert Fripp. While no official tour dates have been announced,…

Modern Drummer
Sep 26, 2013

Gavin Harrison Porcupine Tree Giveaway

This contest has ended. Thanks to those who entered. To celebrate the release of Porcupine Tree’s double live album Octane Twisted (available for purchase online here), Gavin Harrison has gathered together some of his sponsoring companies to give one lucky…

Modern Drummer
Dec 6, 2012