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News: Rich Redmond’s Drummer’s Weekend Comes to Los Angeles on April 8 to 10

Rich Redmond is hosting a Drummer’s Weekend in Los Angeles on April 8 to 10. The three-day immersive education event takes place in the heart of Hollywood and features twenty-four total hours of hands-on training with some of the greatest…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2016

News: Enter the “White Room??? Video Contest to Win a Spot at the Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp

In commemoration of legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker’s first appearance at the Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, drummers can submit a video of themselves playing “White Room” by Cream to win a spot at the camp in Los Angeles on…

Modern Drummer
Jul 20, 2015

Drummer Blog: Birds of Tokyo’s Adam Weston Talks Productivity in the Studio

Good morning from sunny Los Angeles, MD readers! I’m Adam Weston from Oz band Birds of Tokyo. We’ve actually been based in LA the past couple of years, working amongst studios. We’re always writing, between touring and other commitments, at…

Modern Drummer
Jan 15, 2015

Joe Seiders of Beat Club

What’s up everybody? Joe Seiders here. I play drums for the Los Angeles–band Beat Club. We’re super stoked to have been able to tour supporting Fitz and the Tantrums and Capital Cities. I’m writing this blog from a dressing room…

Modern Drummer
Dec 2, 2013

Max Kuehn of Fidlar

Hey, dudes! My name is Max Kuehn, and I’m the drummer of Fidlar, from Los Angeles, California. We are currently on a North American tour with our buddies the Orwells. We’ve been touring for about a year and a half…

Modern Drummer
Nov 4, 2013

Nick Gross of Open Air Stereo

Hello Modern Drummer readers! It’s always been a dream of mine to be involved with this magazine. Growing up, I always looked forward to which idol of mine would be on the cover next, so I appreciate the opportunity. My…

Modern Drummer
Aug 28, 2013

School Of Rock West LA Clinic

School Of Rock West L.A. Presents: Drum Gods of Rock! Drum Workshop Series with James Connelly Featured drummer this week is Stewart Copeland Style and analysis Every Tuesday, 6 P.M. School Of Rock West L.A. 12020 W. Wilshire Blvd., 90025 310.442.ROCK…

Modern Drummer
Apr 1, 2013

Charlie Woodburn

Hello, Modern Drummer readers! Charlie Woodburn here again, giving you an update on my drum happenings since the last time I blogged. Being a session drummer is quite a challenge, but it’s one I love because I’m in a situation…

Modern Drummer
Aug 7, 2012

College Bound!

(December 2010 Issue) Planning on attending a music school? In the College Bound! feature in the December 2010 issue of Modern Drummer, you’ll learn many of the steps to take in order to apply and audition with success. Here we…

Modern Drummer
Oct 21, 2010

DJ/Percussionist Ravidrums' LA Nights

Hello, MD Web readers! I'd like to tell you about the biggest weekend in Hollywood. The Emmys were finally upon us, and I was going to perform in font of some of the biggest talent in the industry! HBO had…

Modern Drummer
Nov 2, 2008

LA Drummer/Instructor Pamela Manganaro

Hi, MD readers, my name is Pamela Manganaro, and I'm a drummer/teacher in Los Angeles. I'd like to share my experience and hopefully encourage more women to play drums. In 1989 Drum Workshop vice-president John Good asked me if I…

Modern Drummer
Nov 10, 2007