Gerald Heyward

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The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 25: David Frangioni & Billy Amendola with Gerald Heyward

Another week, another MD Podcast! Join David Frangioni & Billy Amendola talking with “The Godfather” himself, Gerald Heyward. Gerald talks about re-inventing himself in the “new norm,” as well as recording with Rob Thomas & Michael Jackson. Gerald spent most…

Modern Drummer
Mar 18, 2021

Latin Percussion Hosts New York and Los Angeles Artist Events

Latin Percussion (LP) recently hosted artist “family reunion” events in both New York and Los Angeles. LP artists were joined by staff and executives from LP’s parent company Drum Workshop, Inc. to celebrate the legacy and to toast the future…

Modern Drummer
Oct 7, 2016

Roland Showcase Makes a Big Splash in the Big Apple

Roland US hosted an East Coast VIP Showcase on September 21 to highlight the many products that were unveiled at its twenty-four hour global online music festival “The Future. Redefined.” Nearly two hundred respected musicians, engineers, leading retailers, members of…

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2016

Marvin McQuitty, Jr. Documentary Premiere

Marvin McQuitty, Jr. -  The Man, The Musician, The Mentor The Marvin McQuitty documentary will share the story of Marvin as a pioneer at the highest level in the music industry showing how he set the tone for many of…

Modern Drummer
Oct 15, 2013

Gerald Heyward at Guitar Center’s 2012 Drum-Off Grand Finals

  Watch Gerald Heyward’s performance at the 2012 Guitar Center Drum-Off Grand Finals, which were held at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on January 19, 2013. And check out this recent post featuring Gerald talking about one of his favorite…

Modern Drummer
Apr 30, 2013

MD Pro Panelist Gerald Heyward on Vinnie Colaiuta

Hi MD! I’m excited about the latest issue and I want to let you know that Vinnie Colaiuta is one of my top-five favorite drummers! I started listening to him and watching him closely after the Zildjian Day video. He…

Modern Drummer
Dec 17, 2012

Paul Nicholasen’s Rock ’N’ Roll Fantasy Camp Experience

Hello, MD readers! I want to share my brush with greatness with you. I’m an amateur drummer who was lucky enough to be sent to David Fishof’s Rock ’N’ Roll Fantasy Camp in Philadelphia by my wife. The camp was…

Modern Drummer
Feb 8, 2011

Brandon Mullen of The New Stylistics

Hi, everyone! My name is Brandon “D’Erick Anthony” Mullen, and I was born in Trenton, New Jersey, in May of 1985. God has blessed me with this gift of music since the age of four. Allow me to tell you…

Modern Drummer
Jan 18, 2011

Gorden Campbell: Blog

Wassup, MD readers! I hope this blog finds all of you doing well! My name is Gorden Campbell and I live in Los Angeles, California. I grew up in a small city just north of Manhattan called Newburgh, N.Y. Newburgh…

Modern Drummer
Jan 25, 2010

Fantastic Four: From The Church To The Shed

  From The Church To The Shed by Billy Amendola We continue our conversation with R&B’s Fantastic Four–Gerald Heyward, Aaron Spears, Cora Coleman-Dunham, and Nisan Stewart, who appear together on the cover of July’s Modern Drummer magazine and on DW’s…

Modern Drummer
May 18, 2009