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.


Carlos Verdugo of Tribal Seeds

Greetings, Modern Drummer family! First of all I would like to thank you guys for taking time to read a little bit about me. Growing up in San Diego, California, drumming and music have always been a huge part of…

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May 21, 2014

Ben Thatcher of Royal Blood

I’m Ben Thatcher, and I play the drums in Royal Blood, a rock band from Brighton, UK. I started drumming at a very early age. For my sixth birthday, my parents bought me my first full-sized drumset. We set it…

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May 19, 2014

Jaye Moore of Dead Stars

Hi! My name is Jaye Moore, and I’m the drummer for the Brooklyn band Dead Stars. We are releasing our new album Slumber on June 17, on Old Flame Records, and then we’re hitting the road to support it all…

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May 13, 2014

Paul Delacerda of Wounded Warrior

Hi, my fellow MD readers! My name is Paul Delacerda, and I am a US Army retired Staff Sargent. This is my second blog, and I’m very honored. I am originally from Houston, Texas. I started playing drums when I…

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May 2, 2014

Rachel Trachtenburg of the Prettiots and Larry & the Babes

Hi MD readers. My name is Rachel Trachtenburg, and I’m from New York City. I have been playing the drums since the age of six. It all started in Seattle, Washington, where I was born. In the late ’90s, my…

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Apr 30, 2014

Nate Morton Web Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Diary

Due to deadlines, Nate Morton wasn’t able to complete his behind-the-scenes journal about his unique job drumming on the hit television talent show The Voice before his cover story was published in the June 2014 issue of Modern Drummer. Here’s…

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Apr 29, 2014

Alex Mascarin of We Outspoken

Hello, Modern Drummer readers and friends! My name is Alex Mascarin, and I am a drummer in the band We Outspoken from Toronto, Canada. It is an honor and a privilege to be featured in Modern Drummer and I have…

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Apr 28, 2014

Chris Cushman of 3 Years Hollow

My name is Chris Cushman—most people call me Cush—and I play drums for the American rock band 3 Years Hollow. For me, drumming started when I was three years old, and I’ve never really looked back. Drumming was always second…

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Apr 25, 2014

Kevin Shane Cogen of Galvanized Souls

Hello there Modern Drummers. My name is Kevin Shane Cogen, and I have been drumming for six years. Granted, most of you have never heard of me, but I think you’ll find I have a similar story to most drummers—I…

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Apr 23, 2014

Phoenix Arn-Horn of Courage My Love

Hello, MD readers! The song I’m playing in this video is one of my favorites on our EP. I remember the day I came in to lay down drums for the record, and I was so pumped when we finally…

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Apr 14, 2014

Andrew Weber of Green or Blue

Hey, MD readers! My name is Andrew Weber. I’ve been drumming for the past ten years, and it has been the most rewarding thing I have done in my life. I started playing in my freshman year of high school.…

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Apr 11, 2014

Matt Graff of Chevonne & the Fuzz

I’m excited to write my first blog post for Modern Drummer and introduce myself as the drummer of Chevonne & the Fuzz. Although I joined after the writing and recording process for our debut EP, Fire At Will, I’m proud…

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Apr 9, 2014

Fede of Destrage

What’s up, MD readers? This is Fede from the band Destrage. I won’t bore you with the story of my life. For those who’d like to know some more about me, I’ll leave a link to my website at the…

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Apr 4, 2014

Chad Kowal of Farewell, My Love (w/ VIDEO)

Hello, MD readers! When the opportunity came about to film a drum play-through for Modern Drummer, I was thrilled and knew exactly which song I wanted to use for it. With “The Queen Of Hearts” being the last song on…

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Apr 3, 2014