Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike

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.


Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 151 (Updated): Guess That Snare Part 2, Listener Questions, and More

In episode 151, Mike Dawson tries to guess the size and shell type of another snare from Mike Johnston’s personal collection. The remainder of the show is dedicated to answering a handful of listener questions. As usual, the show concludes…

Modern Drummer
Jul 16, 2018

Episode 67: Gig Bag Essentials, Michael Shrieve, Canopus Snares, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss the gear and accessories they make sure to take with them to every gig. The featured artist is original Santana drummer Michael Shrieve. Up for review is a trio of workhorse snares from…

Modern Drummer
Nov 11, 2016

Episode 66: Ash Soan, Gretsch Hammered Steel Snare, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche’s solo drum composition "Monkey Chant." Then they share some ideas for how to apply the exercises from the classic book Stick Control to the drumset. The featured artist is…

Modern Drummer
Nov 4, 2016

Episode 54: Developing a Drum Solo, Zildjian S Family, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss several techniques for developing a musical drum solo. The featured artist is former Violent Femmes drummer Victor DeLorenzo, who is currently leading a creative duo called Nineteen Thirteen. The gear review section focuses…

Modern Drummer
Aug 12, 2016