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Gavin Harrison on Cheating the Polygraph

The Porcupine Tree drummer’s brand-new solo album is his personal take on the PT catalog. Here he delves deeper into his creative process.   by Ilya Stemkovsky   MD: How was the idea generated to arrange these progressive Porcupine Tree…

Modern Drummer
May 7, 2015

Supertramp’s Bob Siebenberg

  Reflecting on the fortieth anniversary of the band’s classic Crime of the Century album by Adam Budofsky   Supertramp has always been tough to categorize. Is it a pop band with a fondness for complex arrangements, a progressive-rock band…

Modern Drummer
Dec 15, 2014

Modern Drummer Associate Editor Billy Amendola Appears on The Shoe Podcast

On the most recent episode of the podcast The Shoe, Modern Drummer associate editor Billy Amendola discusses the current state of the music industry, the effects of the Internet on musicians, and the Rock ’N’ Roll Fantasy Camp. The Shoe, hosted by fourteen-year-old…

Modern Drummer
Oct 30, 2014

Brad Wilk Dashes Expectations With the Last Internationale

Recording with Black Sabbath was the first surprise. Now the ex-Rage/Audioslave drummer dashes expectations again with the Last Internationale.   Interview by David Jarnstrom Photos by Paul La Raia   Place yourself inside Brad Wilk’s Converse All-Stars for a moment.…

Modern Drummer
Oct 3, 2014

A Tale of Two Tull Drummers: Doane Perry and Mark Craney

  by Steve Melone   Modern Drummer recently chatted with longtime Jethro Tull drummer Doane Perry while doing research for an article on drummer Dean Zimmer. Perry spoke at length about his relationship with Zimmer as well as his great…

Modern Drummer
Aug 12, 2014

Influences: Blondie’s Clem Burke

Photo by Malkin   by Patrick Berkery   A band’s fortieth anniversary might find the members in victory-lap, let’s-slow-it-down-a-notch mode. Not so with Blondie. To mark the big four-oh, the group is touring extensively and has released a double-disc package…

Modern Drummer
Aug 5, 2014

Russ Garner With Larry Mitchell and Southern Fried Funk

What I’ve learned from drumming and the music business is that hard work and practice always pay off. It is important to give back to your community and to always treat people how you would like to be treated: with…

Modern Drummer
Aug 4, 2014

Video! Drumming Great Jim Keltner Q&A Session at the Modern Drummer/Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp

Modern Drummer's Billy Amendola sat down with legendary drummer Jim Keltner at the Modern Drummer/Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp, which took place in November of 2013, to have a conversation about Ringo Starr, the Traveling Wiiburys, recording with George Harrison,…

Modern Drummer
Jul 22, 2014

Dominic Billett of Toy Soldiers

Hello! My name is Dominic Billett, and I play drums for the rock band Toy Soldiers from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Drumming is a language. Drumming is a social interaction between human beings. It’s more than just the sounds of all of…

Modern Drummer
Jul 9, 2014

VIDEO! Keith Urban's Chris McHugh Interview (Parts 1 & 2)

In part 1 of this video interview Modern Drummer goes behind the scenes of Keith Urban's "Light The Fuse" tour 2014 with powerhouse drummer Chris McHugh. Chris talks about his first drumkit, recording in the session scene, Jeff Porcaro, and…

Modern Drummer
Jul 1, 2014

Rob Hammersmith of Skid Row

Hello, Modern Drummer readers! Rob Hammersmith from the band Skid Row here. I’m excited to be writing to you all in my first blog on! Skid Row has another busy year. We finished recording the second in a series…

Modern Drummer
Jun 16, 2014

James Jennings of Lime Cordiale

Hello there, Modern Drummer land! James Jennings here. I’m a twenty-four-year-old session drummer from Sydney, Australia. I’ve toured, played, and recorded for many Australian artists, such as Ngaiire, Mike Nock, James Morrison, Lancelot, Toucan, Phebe Starr, Pluto Jonze, Argentina, Tokyo…

Modern Drummer
Jun 6, 2014

Brett “the Ratt??? Romnes of I Am the Avalanche

Hi, my name is Brett “the Ratt” Romnes, and I am the drummer and producer for I Am The Avalanche. I am not sure exactly where and when my musical journey began because when I was quite young my grandmother…

Modern Drummer
Jun 4, 2014

Kenn Youngar of Messer

Modern Drummer readers, cheers from Dallas! I am honored to be featured alongside these great drummers, not to mention the opportunity to be a part of an amazing magazine I grew up reading. I’ve been playing drums since I was…

Modern Drummer
Jun 2, 2014