Ilan Rubin

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Danny Elfman Brings Career-Spanning Show Back to SoCal: See Photos and Read a Q&A with Drummer Ilan Rubin

By Alex Kluft Danny Elfman, one of the biggest names as a film composer but also as a member of iconic band Oingo Boingo, played the Five Point Amphitheater in Irvine, California on August 5th. Last year, he debuted a…

Modern Drummer
Aug 9, 2023

MD Podcast Episode 229: World Rhythms 101, Ilan Rubin, Tama S.L.P. New-Vintage Hickory Drumset, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike share some of their favorite rhythms from around the globe that they feel are essential study for working drummers. The featured artist is Ilan Rubin, who most recently toured with Angels & Airwaves and…

Modern Drummer
Feb 7, 2020

MD Podcast Episode 228: Drum Sounds Through the Years, Dialtune Snare, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike share what they consider to be the definitive drum sounds of each decade, from the 1950s to today. Up for review is an innovative new snare drum by Dialtune that incorporates a sophisticated cable…

Modern Drummer
Jan 31, 2020

MD Podcast Episode 227: NAMM Show Recap, Maximizing Stickings, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike recap their experience at the NAMM Show, with special attention paid to their personal gear highlights. The education segment focuses on ways to get the most out of sticking patterns when applied to the…

Modern Drummer
Jan 24, 2020

Episode 11: It’s Questionable, Chrome- vs Nickel-Plated Brass Snares, Ilan Rubin, Angel Drums, V-Classic Cymbals, and More

This week Mike and Mike pour through the October 2015 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine, talking a bit about the It’s Questionable article that defines the differences between chrome- and nickel-plated brass snares, cover artist Ilan Rubin, and the custom…

Modern Drummer
Oct 9, 2015

October 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Ilan Rubin

(Available in print August 30, 2015; digitally August 27, 2015) On the Cover Ilan Rubin “From a young age I was taught to treat being a musician as a real skill. At twenty, when I joined Nine Inch Nails, I…

Modern Drummer
Aug 27, 2015

Ilan Rubin Performs and Discusses “Smokescreen,??? from the New Regime’s Exhibit B

Nine Inch Nails/Angels and Airwaves drummer Ilan Rubin has been creating music under the New Regime banner for nearly a decade. The multi-instrumentalist recently dropped by the Guitar Center Hollywood Vintage room to play and talk about the musical process…

Modern Drummer
May 11, 2015

Ilan Rubin Performance From the 2011 Guitar Center Drum-Off Finale

Check out this video of Ilan Rubin performing at Guitar Center’s Drum-Off finale, which was held at Club Nokia in Los Angeles this past January 14.  

Modern Drummer
Mar 28, 2012

AWOLNATION’s Hayden Scott

Hello to the Modern Drummer world! This is my first time contributing to the drum community with a blog. My name is Hayden Scott. I’m tall, Australian, and friends sometimes call me The Shark. I like to play drums, a…

Modern Drummer
Nov 17, 2011

Nia Lovelis of Cherri Bomb

When I was really young my parents took me horseback riding, and the sound and feel of the rhythm got stuck in my head. It was then I knew I wanted to play drums. I come from a musical family:…

Modern Drummer
Oct 19, 2011