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News: Greg Fox (Liturgy, Guardian Alien) and John Colpitts (Oneida, Man Forever) Release Duo Album and Perform Live

Greg Fox (Liturgy, Guardian Alien) and John Colpitts (a.k.a. Kid Millions of Oneida and Man Forever), two of New York’s most in-demand drummers, have combined forces as the Fox Millions Duo for Lost Time, a unique collaborative LP out now…

Modern Drummer
Jul 30, 2015

Drummer Blog: Hollis Brown’s Andrew Zehnal Shares his Story and Discusses New Record

Hollis Brown by Becky Yee Hello MD readers! My name is Andrew Zehnal, and I’m the drummer for the NYC band Hollis Brown. I’m super-excited to announce that our new record, 3 Shots, was released on May 5 on Jullian…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2015

Scott Amendola of Charlie Hunter

Hi, Modern Drummer peeps. Scott Amendola here, and I’m drummer, composer, and bandleader. You might know me from the Nels Cline Singers, Charlie Hunter Trio/Quartet, or Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane, to name a few. Well, old pal and musical compadre…

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Jan 31, 2014

Robert Wyatt ’68

The tracks on this collection were recorded shortly after Wyatt’s band Soft Machine had broken up—temporarily, it would turn out—following a tour of the States with the Jimi Hendrix Experience. In fact, Wyatt worked on the tunes while staying at…

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Dec 31, 2013

Win a Copy of Paul McCartney’s New Album, New!

October 2013 saw the release of Paul’s first collection of brand-new solo material in six years. Now one lucky winner will receive the deluxe CD featuring two bonus tracks, plus a limited edition light-up New cube mini, a poster, and…

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Oct 24, 2013

Owl’s Dan Dinsmore

My name is Dan Dinsmore, drummer of the rock trio Owl. I last wrote a blog for in 2009, when Owl’s debut album came out, and I wanted to share a little about our latest recording, The Right Thing,…

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Apr 8, 2013

Matchbox Twenty’s Paul Doucette Discusses North Track by Track

by Billy Amendola   The May 2013 issue of Modern Drummer magazine features an Update with Matchbox’s Twenty’s Paul Doucette. Here, we continue the conversation about the band’s latest album, North, and Doucette gives his impressions of each track from…

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Apr 2, 2013

10 Tips From 30 Seconds to Mars’ Shannon Leto

With 30 Seconds to Mars’ brand-new single, “Up in the Air,” whetting fans’ appetites for the band's upcoming fourth album, Love, Lust, Faith & Dreams, we thought it would be a good time to revisit drummer Shannon Leto’s Gimme 10!…

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Mar 27, 2013

Weasel Walter of Behold the Arctopus

Hi. This is Weasel Walter. For the past three years I’ve played drums in the instrumental metal band Behold the Arctopus. Some people like to lump us into the vague category of “technical metal,” but I’m not sure we really…

Modern Drummer
Nov 5, 2012

Mikey Holland of Mean Creek

Hello and welcome! My name is Mikey Holland, and I play with a group called Mean Creek. We are about to release our new record, Youth Companion, on Old Flame Records. This is my first time writing for Modern Drummer,…

Modern Drummer
Sep 24, 2012

The Wedding Present Valentina

  CD/ALBUM The Wedding Present, who formed in Leeds, England, in 1985, is one of British alternative rock’s longest-running bands. They’re also among its most consistently high-quality. Singer/guitarist David Gedge still writes about the intricacies of romantic love with great…

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Aug 7, 2012

The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania

  CD Replacing original Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin mustn’t have been easy for Mike Byrne, but leader Billy Corgan clearly made a good choice with the newbie. Similar to the way that Zak Starkey is in some ways the…

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Jul 23, 2012

Win a Gift pack from Linkin Park to Celebrate their New Album LIVING THINGS

Enter now for your chance to win an exciting gift pack from Linkin Park to celebrate the June 26th release of their new album LIVING THINGS. This contest has ended. Thanks to those who participated. One lucky winner will receive…

Modern Drummer
Jun 21, 2012

Jeremy Taggart of Our Lady Peace

Hello, MD folks, Jeremy Taggart from Our Lady Peace here. We’re releasing album number 8, Curve, in the U.S. on April 17. It’s been a great experience, and I can’t wait to play the songs on this year’s touring cycle.…

Modern Drummer
Mar 15, 2012