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Mike and Mike Podcast Episode 103: Steve Smith, Samba Basics, Love Custom Snare Drums, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss Modern Drummer September 2017 cover artist Steve Smith, who rejoined arena-rock greats Journey in 2016. The education section focuses on samba rhythms and how they can be applied to the drumset. Up for…

Modern Drummer
Jul 28, 2017

Steve Smith’s Acceptance Speech During Journey’s Induction Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

At Journey’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, drummer Steve Smith took the opportunity to, as we say, give the drummers some. “My speech was drummer-oriented,” Steve tells Modern Drummer, “as I wanted to be…

Modern Drummer
Apr 18, 2017

On the Beat With Charlie Z: Drumageddon Cyborg Drummer/DJ

Hello! It is my honor to be a part of the Modern Drummer “On the Beat” section. Being a young drummer, Modern Drummer was actually how I got the idea to become the successful NYC session drummer, producer, and music…

Modern Drummer
Jun 3, 2016

News: Journey, With Omar Hakim Coming in at the Eleventh Hour on Drums, Breaks Record at the Hollywood Bowl

The iconic concert venue the Hollywood Bowl launched its ninety-fourth season this past June 20 with an opening-night concert featuring classic-rock band Journey. The Bowl’s opening night is traditionally also a fundraiser, and this year it raised a record $1.6…

Modern Drummer
Jun 24, 2015

Steve Smith: The Ultimate Multi-Dimensional Drummer

Over the past thirty years, Steve Smith has scaled the heights of pop-rock success with Journey, has been widely acknowledged as a true master of the instrument, and has performed with the greatest jazz artists of his generation—including in his…

Modern Drummer
Feb 22, 2010