Ian Paice

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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

Web Exclusive: Deep Purple’s Ian Paice

by Mike Haid   Deep Purple recently released its twentieth studio album, Infinite. Despite hints that the famed classic-rock band is ready to retire from the road, its sound—including the swaggering slam of its original drummer—is still a joy to…

Modern Drummer
May 31, 2017

On the Beat with Mountain’s Corky Laing: Talks Festivals, Tours, and New Material

photo by Keith Curtis Hi there MD readers, it’s Corky here again! I wanted to update you on what’s happening. In my previous OTB, I was on my way to London to participate in the Jack Bruce tribute. It was…

Modern Drummer
Feb 22, 2017

Rock Perspectives: Diamonds in the Ruff, Part 2: The Sexy Four-Stroke (VIDEO)

This article is an excerpt from the April 2015 issue, which can be purchased here.  Rock Perspectives Diamonds in the Ruff Part 2: The Sexy Four-Stroke by Matt Starr Welcome to part two of our miniseries on the ruff. I…

Modern Drummer
Feb 26, 2015

Ian Paice to Take Part in U.K. Learn to Play Day

The Music for All organization has announced that this March 31, Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice will be involved with National Learn to Play Day, which will offer free musical instrument lessons to the public. More than sixty music shops…

Modern Drummer
Mar 5, 2012

Ian Paice: Influence

by Daniel Glass The first time I heard Ian Paice play the drums, I was a wide-eyed nine-year-old, just getting my musical sea legs under me. At the time, my best friend was three years my senior, and like an…

Modern Drummer
Oct 18, 2011

The Drummer: Classic Rock

Inside Stories Of The Greatest Players In The History Of Drumming. An educated, entertaining, essential addition to every drummer's library—and to the history of modern drumming—The Drummer: Classic Rock Collector's Edition magazine builds on content from Modern Drummer's Top-selling The…

Modern Drummer
Sep 27, 2010

Drummer/Leader Gunnar Waage

Hi, MD readers, this is Gunnar Waage. I am an independent drummer/composer and educator in Iceland. I'd like to tell you a little bit about my drumming and my music and give you a chance to listen to some material…

Modern Drummer
Nov 4, 2007