memorium Archives - Modern Drummer Magazine


Modern Drummer is the world’s most widely read drum magazine, is dedicated entirely to the art of drumming and caters to the needs of amateur, semi-pro, and professional drummers.

Stooges Drummer Scott Asheton Passes

By Robert Matheu Modern Drummer learned of the death this past weekend of Scott Asheton, drummer with the seminal Ann Arbor, Michigan, band the Stooges; his passing was noted in several media reports and on Stooges singer Iggy Pop’s Facebook…

Mar 17, 2014

The Beat Goes On for Whitney Houston

As most of the world is aware, singer Whitney Houston died this past February 11. We asked several of Whitney’s longtime friends—drummer and musical director Michael Baker, producer/songwriter/drummer Narada Michael Walden, and percussionists Bashiri Johnson and Taku Hirano—to share their…

Mar 7, 2012

Keith Knudsen of The Doobie Brothers: Prepared, Perfect

Keith Knudsen was best known for his work with the Doobie Brothers, playing on six top-ten albums including 1978’s number-one record, Minute By Minute. In the early ’70s, Knudsen teamed with rock organist Lee Michaels, with whom he would record…

Oct 8, 2010