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 Nashville Studio Drummer Nick Buda: Breakfast Sessions, Part 1

As a recording drummer that plays a variety of styles of music, there’s a process I tend to automatically go through when deciding what’s going to work best on a song I’m about to record. I have to think about…

Modern Drummer
Aug 10, 2016

Listen to the Drumming: Great Tracks From MD’s March 2016 Issue

Our latest Playlist includes tracks from cover artist Barry Kerch and Shinedown, Jellyfish, Spock's Beard, Dixie Dregs, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Vinnie Colaiuta, Savages, Daughter, and more incredible artists featured throughout the pages of the March 2016 issue of Modern Drummer…

Modern Drummer
Feb 4, 2016

News: KoSA Cuba Camp and Festival

KoSA Music will present the KoSA Cuba Workshop and Fiesta del Tambor (Havana Rhythm and Dance Festival) in Havana February 28–March 6, 2016. US legal travel is possible and university credits are available. The KoSA Cuba Workshop is a one-week…

Modern Drummer
Sep 15, 2015

News: Make Music Day 2015 Announces Lineup Featuring Thousands Of Events Nationwide

Make Music Day (PRNewsFoto/Make Music Day) Free Outdoor Music Making Events Open to all June 21 Across the U.S. and Around the World Make Music Day announces full lineup of more than 2,250 free, outdoor musical events taking place in…

Modern Drummer
Jun 15, 2015

Album Review: Nerve Live in Europe

Following a series of studio EPs that continued to expand and refine an electronic style executed by humans, Jojo Mayer and Nerve return with a much-anticipated album of performances captured during a 2014 European tour. The music is beautifully recorded,…

Modern Drummer
Mar 3, 2015

Yamaha DBR Series and CBR Loudspeakers Offer Power and Portability

  Yamaha introduces two new additions to its portable loudspeaker lineup, the powered DBR series and the passive CBR series. The DBR series, the follow-up to the DSR and DXR series, represents the most portable powered loudspeakers that Yamaha offers.…

Modern Drummer
Sep 19, 2014

19th Annual KoSA Camp Delivers Clear and Straightforward Sentiment: “I Just Wanna Drum!???

The 19th KoSA International Percussion Workshop, Drum Camp, and Festival celebrated its annual week of intensive learning, living, and playing with internationally celebrated drum and percussion masters this past July in the serene mountains of Vermont. KoSA co-founders and directors…

Modern Drummer
Sep 9, 2014

Sabian Clinics for September, October, November 2014

2014 September Sept 6th Rich Redmond 2112 Percussion, Raleigh, NC Steve 919.833.0046 Sept 13th Brian West HEB Drumline, Hurst, TX Ben 817.683.0179 Sept 15th Will Calhoun Wizdom Shed, Clinton, NY Scott 315.794.5337 Sept 17th T. Adam Blackstock Thompson High School, Alabaster, AL Sean Sept…

Modern Drummer
Sep 4, 2014

Innovative Percussion Legacy Series Drumsticks

Innovative Percussion introduced seven new drumset models into the Legacy Series this year. Measuring .580"x16" and .630"x16", the hickory models with wood tips list for $15.25. Hickory with nylon tips list for $16.50. Maple models are also available with wood…

Modern Drummer
Jun 24, 2014

New Sticks, Marching Mallets, and Pads From Ahead!

Ahead’s new signature stick models include the 16.25" Phil Rudd (AC/DC) Super 5A, the 16" Lucky Lehrer Speed Stick, and the 17" Carlos Figeroa. The drumsticks feature ergonomically tuned handle diameters and a precision alloy core for negligible weight and…

Modern Drummer
Jun 17, 2014

July 2014 Spotify Playlist

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THE July 2014 ISSUE OF MODERN DRUMMER MAGAZINE Want to hear music from the artists featured in the July 2014 issue of Modern Drummer? We’ve got you covered. Our July 2014 Spotify…

Modern Drummer
May 30, 2014

Meinl Cymbals Partners with Bandhappy as an Official Sponsor of the 2014 Vans Warped Tour

Meinl Cymbals has announced that it is partnering with Bandhappy as an official sponsor of the 2014 Vans Warped Tour. Founded by the drummer of prog-metal band Periphery, Matt Halpern, Bandhappy is an online resource that connects teachers and students in a one-of-a-kind…

Modern Drummer
May 16, 2014

June 2014 Spotify Playlist

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THE JUNE 2014 ISSUE OF MODERN DRUMMER MAGAZINE Welcome to the Spotify Playlist for the June 2014 issue of Modern Drummer magazine. This month’s Playlist includes cover artist Nate Morton on some choice…

Modern Drummer
May 1, 2014

May 2014 Spotify Playlist

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THE May 2014 ISSUE OF MODERN DRUMMER MAGAZINE Welcome to the Spotify Playlist for the May 2014 issue of Modern Drummer magazine. This month’s list includes a live Rascal Flatts track…

Modern Drummer
Apr 3, 2014