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On The Beat with Grammy Winning Producer-Drummer-Guitarist-Songwriter Clif Magness

Hi MD. My love affair with drums began in my mother’s car. When I was around six years old, I was pounding away “Wipe Out” on the headrest when she decided then and there to rush me into drum lessons.…

Modern Drummer
Oct 10, 2017

Track-by-Track: Frank Zummo Discusses Sum 41’s 13 Voices

Track-by-Track: Frank Zummo Discusses Sum 41’s 13 Voices by Billy Amendola Frank Zummo was born on Long Island, New York, and began drumming at age three, when he discovered his dad’s drumkit. By the time he was seven he was…

Modern Drummer
Nov 30, 2016

Drummer/Programmer/Producer Steven Wolf

"Chops are impressive, but a deep groove will give people an emotional reaction and that’s what will leave a bigger impression, especially when it comes to getting work." We had so much more to talk to Steve about that we’re…

Modern Drummer
Aug 30, 2016

Session Drummer/Programmer Steven Wolf

My name is Steven Wolf, although most people refer to me as just Wolf. I wear many musical hats, so you may know my name from any number of places. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a…

Modern Drummer
Oct 16, 2013

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

Rich Redmond with Jason Aldean

Hey there, everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve checked in. I wanted to personally thank everyone who voted me “Best Country Drummer” in last year’s Modern Drummer magazine Reader Poll. It is a real thrill and an honor to…

Modern Drummer
Mar 10, 2011

Paul Allen

Paul Allen is very busy these days. The drummer began last year touring with first-season American Idol runner-up Justin Guarini and winner Kelly Clarkson, who went on to become one of the biggest stars of the year. When he first…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004

Teddy Campbell

After working as drummer and musical director for 98', Teddy Campbell was asked to join The Backstreet Boys band by Ricky Miner, who put both bands together. Campbell and The Boys have been touring constantly, with dates booked well into…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004

Lee Levin

Miami's Lee Levin has played drums on the last several Ricky Martin recordings, as well as on some recent live dates. He's also on the Latin star's upcoming English-language record. Ricky needs energy from a drummer, Levin says. He needs…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004