Jean-Paul Gaster

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Web Exclusive! JP Gaster of Clutch Talks Gear and More

Clutch, one of the most respected and influential hard rock bands of the past twenty-five years, released its eleventh studio album, Psychic Warfare, this past October. The album debuted at #11 in the Billboard Top-200 chart and landed at #1…

Modern Drummer
Apr 15, 2016

Jean-Paul Gaster On Clutch’s Brand-New Album, Psychic Warfare

The eleventh studio album by the Maryland-based band finds singer/guitarist Neil Fallon, guitarist Tim Sult, bassist Dan Maines, and drummer Jean-Paul Gaster working once again with Machine, this time at the producer’s relocated studio in Texas. “I listened closely to…

Modern Drummer
Oct 5, 2015

Clutch Earth Rocker

Guitarist Tim Sult said of Earth Rocker, “It might be the best Clutch album that has ever existed.” Considering the groovemasters’ track record over the last couple of decades, those are some mighty strong words. But it’s tough to disagree.…

Modern Drummer
Apr 12, 2013

The Greats: Jean-Paul Gaster

Clutch has been somewhat of an under-the-radar band since its formation in 1990, but to those who are aware of the Maryland-based rockers, there are few who can match their eclectic sound and locked-in groove. Jean-Paul Gaster’s gritty playing and…

Modern Drummer
Sep 20, 2011

Jean-Paul Gaster: Web Exclusive: Plenty more with the Clutch powerhouse

(from the November 2010 Issue of Modern Drummer, available here) by Billy Brennan In the January issue of MD, Clutch drummer Jean-Paul Gaster reflects on the band’s reissues of its three DRT Entertainment releases—From Beale Street To Oblivion (2007), Robot…

Modern Drummer
Nov 23, 2010