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MD Contributor Pistol Pete Kaufmann and Felipe Torres to Give Drum Clinic in New Jersey

  On Saturday, April 12, 2014, Modern Drummer contributor “Pistol” Pete Kaufmann and Felipe Torres will hold a drum clinic at the Glenn Weber Drum Shop in West Orange, New Jersey. The clinic will include musical performances, practical tips, and…

Modern Drummer
Mar 31, 2014

Initial Lineup Announced for 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival

With over 150 performances at more than fifteen venues throughout New York City, the 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival will be held Sunday, June 1 through Monday, June 30. Ticket information and a current schedule of events and locations are…

Modern Drummer
Mar 24, 2014

April 2014 Spotify Playlist

Welcome to the Spotify Playlist for the April 2014 issue of Modern Drummer magazine. This month’s Playlist includes feature artist Travis Orbin playing some insane stuff with Sky Eats Airplane and Cyclamen, among others; a selection of classic Lee Morgan…

Modern Drummer
Mar 17, 2014

The Modern Drummer 2013 Education Collection Is Now Available

Comprising instructional articles that appeared in Modern Drummer over the past year, The 2013 MD Education Collection contains dozens of unique and inspiring lessons on a variety of drumming-related topics appearing in the popular monthly columns Strictly Technique, Rock &…

Modern Drummer
Feb 12, 2014

Kneebody The Line

In its sputtering rhythms and swirling melodies, Kneebody is a freely roaming polyglot touching on Live-Evil-era Miles Davis, Rudder (particularly the contemporary art-funk band’s drummer, Keith Carlock), the British prog band Gentle Giant, various aggregates of hip-hop, and jam-band hypnosis.…

Modern Drummer
Dec 17, 2013

Rock Perspectives: Double Bass Workout (Part 1)

August 2013 Rock Perspectives Double Bass Workout Part 1: 16th-Note, Sextuplet, and 32nd-Note Fills by Todd Vinciguerra Welcome to the first in a series of articles focusing on double bass. In this lesson we’ll explore fill ideas where we’re mixing…

Modern Drummer
Jul 15, 2013

Big Kids Rock - Little Kids Rock Benefit Concert

Music changes kids, and kids change the world! It's up to all of the "big kids" out there to support the little kids' right to rock, and we know three bands of "big kids" that will battle it out at…

Modern Drummer
Jul 3, 2013

Banded Together Concert Event

The sole purpose of the Banded Together Organization is to raise awareness and support for causes in need. The current focus is to raise money and awareness for MMORE (Multiple Myeloma Opportunities for Research and Education). The 2012 Banded Together…

Modern Drummer
Sep 25, 2012

Radiohead Drum Tech Scott Johnson Killed in Toronto Stage Collapse

On Saturday, June 16, only an hour before the gates were to open at Toronto’s Downsview Park for the last show of Radiohead’s North American tour, the top portion of the stage collapsed. Radiohead drum tech Scott Johnson, thirty-three, was…

Modern Drummer
Jun 18, 2012

Brain on Infamous 2

Brain Blog... Stardate 5009-9003645... Planet: unknown. Climate: murky at best. Health: fair. Mood: hopeful. I will start out by saying this: When I was first asked to be a part of Infamous 2, my involvement ended at being a drummer.…

Modern Drummer
Jun 6, 2011

Billy Amendola: Favorite Words & Music

MD Associate Editor Billy Amendola'sFavorite Words & Music There's been a fantastic wave of pop lately, so for you fellow pop-heads, I wanted to share some of what I've been diggin' on my iPod. I'll start with my favorite of…

Modern Drummer
Nov 1, 2007