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Drummers on Record: Current and Upcoming Releases of Note

Kansas The Absence of Presence (Phil Ehart) This past July 17, Kansas released their new studio album,The Absence of Presence (Inside Out Music). The album was coproduced by drummer Phil Ehart—check out this early interview from 1977 Modern Drummer’s first…

Modern Drummer
Jul 27, 2020

R.I.P. Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor, Ex-Drummer With Iconic Punk/Metal Band Motörhead

Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor wasn’t technically Motörhead’s original drummer. That distinction goes to Lucas Fox, who left the band during its first recording sessions. But Taylor was the man who played on its iconic early albums, and who, in doing…

Modern Drummer
Nov 13, 2015

Los Angeles Drummer/Drum Tech Tod T. Burr

Hello to everyone in Modern Drummer-land! Tod T. Burr checking in. For those of you new to my crazy life, here’s a quick recap. After ten years of working nine to five, playing in multiple bands, and trying to get…

Modern Drummer
Aug 1, 2011

Mikkey Dee: The Engine of Motörhead

Mikkey Dee, who was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1963, first broke out with King Diamond in the mid-’80s, playing on the albums Fatal Portrait, Abigail, Them, and Conspiracy. In 1992 Motörhead front man Lemmy Kilmister called him (reportedly for…

Modern Drummer
Apr 5, 2010