Guns N’ Roses

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Ride For Ronnie: Guns N’ Roses’ Steven Adler to Spearhead All-Star Jam

The third annual Ride For Ronnie Motorcycle Rally and Concert, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund on Sunday, May 7, 2017 will be highlighted by a host of celebrity riders joining the motorcycle ride through…

Modern Drummer
May 10, 2017

News: LA Band Donates Memorabilia To Hard Rock's World-Famous Collection

Rock Band Love and a .38 to Appear at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood at Universal CityWalk For Memorabilia Donation, Charity Raffle and Performance Local Los Angeles rock band, Love and a .38, will be joining Hard Rock history by adding…

Modern Drummer
Jun 23, 2015

Steven Adler

Steven Adler is a larger-than-life personality, radiating childlike glee and an infectious warmth. All it took was a slight nudge from MD, and the former Guns n’ Roses drummer was off to the races. Here we present Adler undiluted, as…

Modern Drummer
Aug 28, 2012

Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler Announces New Band

Adler, the new band led by former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler and featuring singer Jacob Bunton (Lynam, Mars Electric) and guitarist Lonnie Paul (Adler’s Appetite), is currently in the studio. “I love the music that we’re creating!” states…

Modern Drummer
Mar 16, 2012

Web Update News

  John Tempesta is in the studio working on a new Cult record. For more on John go to 311 have a new studio album out, Universal Pulse, produced by Bob Rock (Aerosmith, Metallica) and mixed by drummer Chad…

Modern Drummer
Sep 1, 2011

Steve Riley of L.A. Guns

Hey, everyone, hope all is well. This is my first time writing a blog for Modern Drummer, and I’m truly excited. As usual, L.A. Guns is out on the road. We’ve been touring the world and putting out a consistent,…

Modern Drummer
Aug 2, 2011

A Different View: Duff McKagan

Bassist Duff McKagan is a founding member of Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, and his own band, Loaded, who’ve recently released their third album, The Taking. Duff is also a drummer, and he’s worked with a number of legends of…

Modern Drummer
Jun 1, 2011

Brian Tichy: Bonzo Tribute

(June 2011 Issue) On September 25, 2010, the thirtieth anniversary of the passing of John Bonham, Whitesnake’s Brian Tichy assembled a cast of eighteen top-notch drummers at Hollywood’s Key Club to pay tribute to the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer. According…

Modern Drummer
Apr 15, 2011

Chad Clark of Heaven Below

This year you can find me with my prized black-on-black Noble & Cooley drums touring with Heaven Below throughout the U.S. and Canada in support of our EP. The first single, “When Daylight Dies,” is gaining airplay across the country.…

Modern Drummer
Nov 22, 2010

The Greats: Josh Freese

If the old saying “He’s been around the block a few times” applies to anyone, it most certainly applies to Josh Freese. Given his rep as a studio ace, he’s been referred to in MD as “Mr. First Call,” a…

Modern Drummer
Feb 1, 2010

Guns 'N' Roses' Bryan "Brain" Mantia

by Robin Tolleson Brain gets asked to do a lot of interesting things these days, like playing time on a wagon wheel while recording with Tom Waits in an abandoned country church, or keeping a drumkit set up for six…

Modern Drummer
Mar 25, 2009

DJ/Percussionist Ravidrums' LA Nights

Hello, MD Web readers! I'd like to tell you about the biggest weekend in Hollywood. The Emmys were finally upon us, and I was going to perform in font of some of the biggest talent in the industry! HBO had…

Modern Drummer
Nov 2, 2008