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When We Were Young Festival Pre-Show Extravaganza: Rocking Las Vegas!

Before and after the When We Were Young Festival in Las Vegas, NV, a series of pre- and after-shows added to the excitement. One of the standout events occurred at the Brooklyn Bowl on the evening prior to the festival's…

Modern Drummer
Oct 27, 2023

Drummer and Artist John Douglas

Talking About His Customizations and Artistic Endeavors A drummer and artist for his entire life, Douglas merged the two passions, ultimately becoming the premier drum customizer for international superstars including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bon Jovi, Maná, Van Halen,…

Modern Drummer
Oct 3, 2019

DPA Microphones Keep the Beat for FOH Engineer Joel Lonky During Billy Idol Las Vegas Residency

  “I started using DPA mics about three months ago,” says Lonky. “I have two d:vote 4099D Instrument Microphones and use them on the rack tom and floor toms during Idol’s concerts. The microphones are awesome and I love that…

Modern Drummer
Sep 29, 2017

On the Beat with Amadeus of Trey Songz and Drummer at Drais Night Club in Las Vegas: Talks Tours and Residency

Hello! Hope all is well, my Modern Drummer family! I would like to say thank you and that I’m humbled and honored to be featured in this “On the Beat.” I’m known as Amadeus, and I’m blessed to be a…

Modern Drummer
Dec 30, 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

Jeff Tortora of Blue Man Group

Hey all! My name is Jeff Tortora, originally from Syracuse, New York, and this is my first Modern Drummer blog post, which I am very excited about! I’ve been playing drums since I was five (starting on pots and pans,…

Modern Drummer
Jan 13, 2014

Street Drum Corps Present "Lost Vegas"

Street Drum Corps present their high-energy “Lost Vegas” production opening this Saturday June 15th at Vinyl inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. Opening night features special guests Jose Pasillas from Incubus & Deryck Whibley from Sum 41. “Lost Vegas”…

Modern Drummer
Jun 12, 2013

Roland Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp Giveaway

In celebration of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp’s 15th Anniversary and Roland’s 40th Anniversary, Roland Corporation U.S. is honored to announce the first ever Roland Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp Giveaway. One lucky Roland fan will win a chance to…

Modern Drummer
Oct 11, 2012

Nate Morton with Cher

Hey, everybody, Nate Morton here with a quick update. I’ve been performing with Cher in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace, and the performances have been amazing, truly an extravaganza! I’m often asked what it’s like working with Cher, and the…

Modern Drummer
Oct 8, 2010