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Drummers on Record: Vinnie Colaiuta, Jimmy Chamberlin, Phil Rudd

Brian Bromberg Bromberg Plays Hendrix (Vinnie Colaiuta) Jazz bassist Brian Bromberg’s Bromberg Plays Hendrix is a remixed and remastered tribute album in honor of the great guitarist Jimi Hendrix. The album, which was originally released in 2012, was reissued digitally…

Modern Drummer
Oct 13, 2020

On The Beat with Dave Elitch: Talks New Instructional Course

Hello MD readers! I’m writing this from my home in Los Angeles before heading over to my studio for a day of teaching. As some of you may know, in addition to touring and doing sessions, I’ve been a teacher…

Modern Drummer
Jun 19, 2018

Episode 56: Learning Licks, Jimmy Chamberlin, and More

The Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike Episode 56: Learning Licks, Jimmy Chamberlin, and More In this episode, Mike and Mike go through their strategies for learning and internalizing new licks on the drumset. The featured artist is Smashing…

Modern Drummer
Aug 26, 2016

Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream and Gish 2011 Deluxe Editions

  CD/DVDs Smashing Pumpkins’ first two records have been reissued with a remastered album proper, a bonus disc of outtakes and rarities, and an era-specific live concert DVD. From the opening tom pattern of “I Am One” (from 1991’s Gish),…

Modern Drummer
Dec 14, 2011

Gannin Arnold Project5 World Class Drummers

  DVD LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED $24.95 Fusion guitarist Gannin Arnold assembles five badass stickmen to wail on his Jeff Beck-inspired material. The resulting two-DVD set is an often-fascinating look at the different approaches, ideas, and emphasis that each player…

Modern Drummer
Oct 28, 2011

Drummer to Drummer: Jimmy Chamberlin and William Mohler (w/ VIDEO)

As the original drummer in Smashing Pumpkins, Jimmy Chamberlin established himself as a kit-smith with burning chops and the ability to come up with signature drum hooks. In 2000, following the breakup of the Pumpkins, the drummer made his debut…

Modern Drummer
Oct 6, 2011

The Evolution of Jimmy Chamberlin: Still Smashing

  by Ken Micallef As a self confessed “elder statesman of music,” and one of the most influential drummers of the past fifteen years, Jimmy Chamberlin has a thing or two to say about the state of the instrument. He…

Modern Drummer
Sep 19, 2007

Jimmy Chamberlin: Update

When Smashing Pumpkins disbanded in late 2000, vocalist Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin decided to take a year off before working together on another project. Those plans quickly changed. "After three months of complete boredom," Chamberlin recalls, "Billy asked…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004

Matt Walker: From Pumpkins To Cupcakes

Though he's played drums for over two decades, Matt Walker is perhaps best known as "That guy who replaced Jimmy Chamberlin in Smashing Pumpkins." Walker was touring with Filter in support of that band's debut, Short Bus, when they opened…

Modern Drummer
May 1, 2002