John “JR” Robinson

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Remo Presents DrummerNight

In association with major drum and cymbal companies, Remo will once again present DrummerNight in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust. The event will be held at Manchester Central on the September 23, 2017 as part of the UK Drum…

Modern Drummer
Apr 11, 2017

Video Demo! Paiste Signature Rides

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the February 2017 issue, which is available here. Product Close-Up Paiste Signature Rides Distinctive tones crafted for some of the top drummers on the company’s roster. This past year…

Modern Drummer
Dec 29, 2016

Nineteenth Annual Carlos Vega Memorial Birthday Concert

A special all-star concert dedicated to Carlos Vega will take place on Sunday, December 11 at 4 pm at the Alvas Showroom, 1415 W Eighth Street, San Pedro, CA 90732. Featured artists include Frank Gambale (Chick Corea Electric Band), Michael…

Modern Drummer
Nov 1, 2016

VIDEO - Modern Drummer Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp Trailer

  The  first "Modern Drummer powered" Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, produced by David Fishof, took place this past November 8 through 10 at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Attendees got a rare chance to work directly with a…

Modern Drummer
Jan 21, 2014

Simmons Electronic Drum Fans And Followers Support New Online Museum

More than thirty years after Simmons electronic drums helped usher in the modern age of electronic drumming with their SDSV electronic drumkit and hexagonal drum pads, Simmons enthusiast, collector, and restoration expert Wolfgang Stoelzle has announced the creation of an…

Modern Drummer
Apr 18, 2012

Jan Web Update News

  Ringo Starr’s seventeenth solo studio record, Ringo 2012, will be released on January 31 in the United States and January 30 internationally. The album, which was produced by Starr, was recorded in L.A. and mixed in England by Ringo…

Modern Drummer
Jan 23, 2012

Dec Web Update News

L.A. session drummer Robin Diaz is an official member of Daughtry. You can hear Diaz on the band’s latest release, Break the Spell. For more, visit David Garfield has produced and reissued Brotherly Love, a solo project by Toto/session…

Modern Drummer
Dec 19, 2011

John "JR" Robinson: Web Exclusive

(Aprill 2011 Issue) Story by Billy Amendola Between his appearance on this year’s Grammys and his upcoming performance at the Oscars, JR continues his conversation with MD about what a typical day in the studio is like, his early influences,…

Modern Drummer
Feb 16, 2011

Esthema’s Bruno Esrubilsky

Modern Drummer Blog readers! My name is Bruno Esrubilsky, and I am a Brazilian drummer/percussionist living in the Boston area. I graduated in 2005 from the Los Angeles Music Academy and then in 2010 from Berklee College of Music with…

Modern Drummer
Apr 12, 2010

In The Loop With The Pros

For many years since the inception of studio recording sessions, the status quo for a successful session drummer has been to have exceptional time, great-sounding drums, qualified reading skills, and an approachable personality. But during the past couple of decades…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004