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Line-Up for the 2012 Meinl Drum Festival Updated

The 2012 Meinl Drum Festival will be a two-day event (Saturday June 23rd and Sunday June 24th) on Meinl’s premises in Gutenstetten, Germany. “After the huge success of our first two-day festival back in 2008 and the sensational festival in…

Modern Drummer
Feb 29, 2012

The Invisible Drums of Demian Kappenstein and Marc Bangert

Drummer Demian Kappenstein and scientist Marc Bangert, Ph.D., from Dresden, Germany, have developed an invisible drumset, fulfilling, they say, all the needs of a professional drummer. The set even features invisible foot switches that one can use to apply effects…

Modern Drummer
Oct 13, 2011

Original Scorpions Drummer Herman Rarebell

I thought for a long time about what an old fart like me can tell all you young drummers out there. Here is one thing I know for sure: Practice makes the master! Or as we say in Germany, “Uebung…

Modern Drummer
Sep 21, 2010

Richard Chadwick of Hawkwind

Hi pot-patters, I am Richard Chadwick, Hawkwind’s drummer for the past twenty-odd years, putting these words into your eyes. We’ve just gotten back from playing two festivals, one in Germany—Burg Hertzberg—and one in England—GuilFest. I love festivals. They’re the reason…

Modern Drummer
Jul 29, 2010

Mallet Master Tim Collins

Hello, MD readers! This is Tim Collins, saying hello from NYC. I'm originally from Plattsburgh, NY, where I got my start playing drums and piano at the age of six. I first started playing mallets when I got to college,…

Modern Drummer
Jan 13, 2009