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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.

On the Beat With Chris Reeve of Filter

Hi Modern Drummer readers! 2015 has been a huge year full of opportunity and struggle—but you think we musicians have it tough? Let me tell you about a group of kids I was honored to meet this year when I…

Modern Drummer
Dec 30, 2015

VIDEO - Part 3: Paul McCartney Drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. Interview “Helter Skelter” In part three of our web exclusive interview, MD contributor Cam Patterson speaks with Abe Laboriel Jr. about how he balanced gigs with Sting and McCartney and what it was like playing the Concert For New York.…

Modern Drummer
Dec 16, 2013

VIDEO - Part 2: Paul McCartney Drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. Interview “Maybe I’m Amazed” In part two of our web exclusive interview, Modern Drummer contributor Cam Patterson speaks with Paul McCartney drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. about his famous bass-playing dad, Abe Sr., and we have more with drum tech Paul Davies.…

Modern Drummer
Dec 9, 2013

VIDEO: A Tribute to Tonight Show Drummer Ed Shaughnessy

  Remembering Ed In this video drummers Joe Vitale (The Eagles), Peter Criss (KISS), Danny Carey (TOOL), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge), Jojo Mayer (Nerve), and Bobby Rondinelli (Blue Öyster Cult) remember Tonight Show drummer and bebop legend Ed Shaughnessy who…

Modern Drummer
Dec 6, 2013

VIDEO - Part 1: Paul McCartney Drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. Interview “Let Me Roll It” In part one of our web exclusive interview, MD contributor Cam Patterson speaks with Abe about life on the road and growing up with different genres of music in his household, and we have an…

Modern Drummer
Dec 4, 2013

VIDEO! Rock & Jazz Clinic: Rediscovering Rudiments (January 2014) by Miguel Monroy Regardless of your desire as a drummer, whether it’s to play blistering solos or tasteful grooves, studying the rudiments will do much to help you take your craft to the next level. In this article, our…

Modern Drummer
Dec 3, 2013

Roland New Product Demo (VIDEO)

At Winter NAMM 2013, Roland senior product specialist Steve Fisher gave us a special demonstration of the new BT-1 trigger pad and portable TD-4KP drumkit. Check out the video below.   BT-1 Bar Trigger Pad The compact and curved BT-1…

Modern Drummer
Feb 14, 2013

Paul Leim at the 2012 Regina Drum Festival

  Check out this montage of Paul Leim’s master class and clinic performances at the Regina Drum Festival, held this past September 14 and 15 at the Performing Arts Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Other drummers on the bill included…

Modern Drummer
Jan 25, 2013

Zach Danziger Plays “Stix Beiderbecke Versus Deadmau5???

The relentlessly forward-thinking Zach Danziger sent us this video of him playing “Stix Beiderbecke Versus Deadmau5.” “I’ve been streamlining the setup,” says Zach, “and it’s triggering better.” Heavy stuff. Drummers in the New York area might want to head over…

Modern Drummer
Dec 5, 2012

Exclusive: Gene Hoglan Dethklok Studio Clip (VIDEO)

Check out this exclusive Modern Drummer Online video featuring Gene Hoglan recording Dethklok’s brand-new long-player, Dethalbum III. Dethklok is the band featured in the animated TV series Metalocalypse, whose creator (and Dethklok multi-instrumentalist), Brendon Small, provides extensive commentary on Gene…

Modern Drummer
Oct 9, 2012

Blake Richardson of Between the Buried and Me: “Telos??? Live

Enjoy this close-up view of drummer Blake Richardson and Between the Buried and Me performing “Telos” during the band’s recent Summer Slaughter outing. The studio version of “Telos” appears on the band’s new album, The Parallax II: Future Sequence. “This…

Modern Drummer
Oct 3, 2012

Russell Simins Live With the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Check out this video of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion performing “Strange Baby” live at Brooklyn’s Red Lotus Room this past June 8. According to, the event was taped for a pilot of a TV show tentatively titled The…

Modern Drummer
Oct 2, 2012

Allyn Robinson With Trick Bag

The September issue of Modern Drummer magazine featured a What Do You Know About… article on New Orleans drummer Allyn Robinson. In 1979 Allyn formed a band with former C. C. Rider musical director Charlie Brent and legendary Louisiana singer…

Modern Drummer
Sep 10, 2012

Luke Holland of The Word Alive: “Entirety??? Video

Check out this clip of Luke Holland, drummer with The Word Alive, playing the song “Entirety,” from their new album, Life Cycles. The band is currently part of the All Stars Tour with Suicide Silence. To watch lots more videos…

Modern Drummer
Aug 16, 2012