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Drummers on Record: Current and Upcoming Releases of Note

Kansas The Absence of Presence (Phil Ehart) This past July 17, Kansas released their new studio album,The Absence of Presence (Inside Out Music). The album was coproduced by drummer Phil Ehart—check out this early interview from 1977 Modern Drummer’s first…

Modern Drummer
Jul 27, 2020

Van Romaine of Enrique Iglesias

Talking about Multi-Track Studio, Gear, and Shares Tracking Video Hello MD readers! Van Romaine from the Steve Morse Band, Blood Sweat and Tears, Nena, Kansas, Bernie Worrell, and most recently Enrique Iglesias, amongst others. For this “On The Beat” I’d…

Modern Drummer
Apr 2, 2019


Odd times, intergalactic themes, and more tom-toms. Rock drumming gets interesting.   1. King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King (1969) Crimson’s original drummer, Michael Giles, slays on this cornerstone of prog rock. Though he left the band…

Modern Drummer
Jul 23, 2012

Phil Ehart of Kansas

It's been seventeen years since the original Kansas lineup recorded tmgether. Such an event merits special circumstances, for sure. So when Kansas founder Kerry Livgren realized the solo material he'd been working on would be perfect for his old band,…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004