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VIDEO - Peter Criss Modern Drummer Web Exclusive

      Peter Criscuola, a founding member of Kiss, AKA Peter “Catman” Criss and one of rock’s influential drumming legends, will be respectfully acknowledged April 2014, when he and bandmates Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, and Ace Frehley are inducted…

Modern Drummer
Feb 19, 2014

MD Readers Poll 2011 Results

Welcome once again to the MD Readers Poll, where the greatest drummers on the planet are honored by the most educated drum fans around. Let’s get right to it: the envelope, please…. HALL OF FAME Jim Chapin Jim Chapin likely…

Modern Drummer
Jul 1, 2011

Remembering "The Chapin Magic"

Modern Drummer’s 2011 Readers Poll Hall of Fame inductee is the late drummer/educator Jim Chapin, who passed away in 2009. An anecdote by his friend Rob Birenbaum provides rare insight into the great man’s humanity. by Rob Birenbaum Jim Chapin,…

Modern Drummer
May 27, 2011

Dr. Julie Grocki Reminisces About Jim Chapin

The other day as I was reviewing and organizing my music files, I realized how significant of an impact Jim Chapin had on my life, as a beloved teacher, mentor, and friend. A year has passed since Jim left us…

Modern Drummer
Jul 20, 2010

Gloria Gaynor’s Swiss Chris

Hello, MD! I am currently doing spot dates in North and South America with Gloria Gaynor. I’m also playing drums for this great group Bajah & the Dry Eye Crew. Check these guys out; they’re great artists with a message.…

Modern Drummer
Nov 5, 2009

Remembering Jim Chapin

Photo by Rick Mattingly The venerable drum teacher passed away this July 4, leaving behind thousands of acolytes–and a million great stories. In this companion to the In Memoriam in the October issue of MD, we hear from some of…

Modern Drummer
Aug 20, 2009

Jim Chapin

It's a steamy tropical night in South Florida. I'm sitting out on Jim Chapin's lanai, watching the eighty-one-year-old drummer rip off amazing licks on his ever-present practice pad while the tree frogs and locusts in the backyard provide a symphonic…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004