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Modern Drummer is the world’s most widely read drum magazine, is dedicated entirely to the art of drumming and caters to the needs of amateur, semi-pro, and professional drummers.

On The Beat with Grammy Winning Producer-Drummer-Guitarist-Songwriter Clif Magness

Hi MD. My love affair with drums began in my mother’s car. When I was around six years old, I was pounding away “Wipe Out” on the headrest when she decided then and there to rush me into drum lessons.…

Modern Drummer
Oct 10, 2017

On the Beat with Marc Cazorla of the Record Company: Talks Inspiration and New Album

Hello, MD readers! Marc Cazorla of the band the Record Company. We are a Los Angeles-based trio that plays rock ’n’ roll inspired by some of our favorite artists from a multitude of genres. Our debut album Give It Back…

Modern Drummer
Jan 26, 2017

News: Round Hill Music Announces Worldwide Administration Deal with Drummer Adam Deitch

Round Hill Music has entered a worldwide administration deal with Grammy-nominated writer/producer/drummer Adam Deitch. Deitch has shared the stage and penned tunes with R&B sensation Ledisi, hip-hop mogul 50 Cent, and jazz legend John Scofield. After touring extensively, Deitch decided…

Modern Drummer
Aug 7, 2015

The Goo Goo Dolls’ Mike Malinin Discusses Magnetic Track by Track

by Billy Amendola For Mike Malinin and his bandmates in the Goo Goo Dolls—bassist Robby Takac and singer/guitarist John Rzeznik—having their tenth album, Magnetic, debut at number eight on Billboard’s Top 200 chart shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Grammy-nominated…

Modern Drummer
Aug 16, 2013

LAMA College For Music Professionals Hosts Drum Recording Workshop

Teachers Include Grammy Winner Al Schmitt and Uli Frost; Limited Space Available LAMA College for Music Professionals has announced details for its upcoming drum recording workshop on February 2, 2013 from 9:00am to 5:00pm ($199; $149 for LAMA students). The workshop…

Modern Drummer
Dec 19, 2012

John "JR" Robinson: Web Exclusive

(Aprill 2011 Issue) Story by Billy Amendola Between his appearance on this year’s Grammys and his upcoming performance at the Oscars, JR continues his conversation with MD about what a typical day in the studio is like, his early influences,…

Modern Drummer
Feb 16, 2011

John Riley : Master Player/Master Teacher

John Riley, one of the most respected drummer/educators of the past thirty years, was born in 1954, and began playing drums at the age of eight. At twelve Riley began playing in rock bands and was first exposed to jazz…

Modern Drummer
Nov 2, 2010

Stewart Copeland: Exotic Rocking And Ambitious Orchestrations

When British rockers the Police launched onto the American airwaves in 1979, by way of the quirky new wave hit “Roxanne,” the rock drumming community was introduced to one of its most innovative, controversial, and influential figures of all time.…

Modern Drummer
Sep 3, 2010

Roy Haynes: The Hippest Of The Hip

It’s taken the jazz community nearly half a century to catch up with the inventive and super-hip stylings of Roy Haynes — the oft-proclaimed “father of modern drumming.” Nowadays, you don’t have to look too hard to spot Haynes’ influence…

Modern Drummer
Dec 17, 2009

Web Exclusive Interview with Drew Steen and Jerry Roe

Drew Steen has been the drummer for teen pop sensation Demi Lovato for a little over a year now, and Jerry Roe is the new beatkeeper for 2008 American Idol runner-up David Archuleta. Steen and Roe met for the first…

Modern Drummer
Sep 1, 2009