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Chris Deaner, Drummer of the Band +/- [Plus/Minus], Makes Drum Stems of the New Album Available As “Catalyst??? for New Music

The group +/- , who will be releasing their fifth album, Jumping the Tracks, next February 4, are making drummer Chris Deaner’s drum tracks available to musicians wishing to use them for their own music projects. Deaner will be publishing…

Modern Drummer
Dec 18, 2013

Aaron Spears’ Master Class to be Webcast Live

Drum Channel has announced that a master class by world-renowned gospel and R&B drummer Aaron Spears will be webcast live from Drum Channel studios in Oxnard, California on at 7 pm EST (4 pm PST), Saturday, November 9. Spears…

Modern Drummer
Sep 5, 2013

Mapex Offers Special Edition T-Shirt for MyDentity Owners

Mapex wants its MyDentity owners to know they are appreciated by giving them a special edition t-shirt (while supplies last). “The MyDentity program represents the kind of player-focused thinking that will become the signature for the Mapex brand,” said Michael…

Modern Drummer
Aug 29, 2013

Vic Firth Inducted by Music for All into the Bands of America Hall of Fame

Vic Firth Company is pleased to announce that Vic Firth has been inducted into the Music for All 2013 Bands of America Hall of Fame. The Bands of America Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have greatly impacted the nation’s…

Modern Drummer
May 31, 2013

The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Joins Music-Ed Advocacy Trip To D.C.

“If there hadn’t been a music program in my public schools, I would not be where I am today.”—Chad Smith This March 19 and 20, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers will join former New York Yankee and…

Modern Drummer
Feb 21, 2013

Motown Gives Back: MD Contributor Drew Schultz Spearheads Project to Help Fund Detroit School Music Programs

From left: Spyder Turner, Pat Lewis, Ken Knox, Lawrence Payton Jr., James Jamerson Jr., Spike DeLeon, Drew Schultz, Melvin Davis, Abdul “Duke” Fakir, Steve Adams, Ronnie McNeir, June Childress-Jones, Dennis Coffe   Modern Drummer contributor Drew Schultz and Motown musical…

Modern Drummer
Jan 8, 2013

Rög’s Talkin’ DrumZ TV Series

The Minneapolis-based music video network MetalKast has announced a new Internet radio and video streaming show, Rög’s Talkin’ DrumZ. Production for the first season is underway, with a few episodes complete. A Kickstarter fundraiser campaign was started on November 5…

Modern Drummer
Nov 15, 2012

Gretsch Drums Brings Back the Round Badge

Gretsch Drums is proud to announce that beginning January, 2013, all USA Custom drums, including G-4000 metal and G-5000 wood snares, will feature the traditional round badge. The newly designed round badge shares many of the characteristics of the original…

Modern Drummer
Oct 17, 2012

New Autobiography by Kiss Drummer Peter Criss

Founding Kiss drummer Peter Criss’s new autobiography, Makeup to Breakup, tells the colorful tale of his life, from the streets of Brooklyn to the social clubs of New York City to the heights of rock ’n’ roll success and excess.…

Modern Drummer
Sep 19, 2012

Live 1999 King’s X Release Offered to Fans Who Donate to Jerry Gaskill’s Post–Heart Attack Medical Bills

As King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill continues his recovery from a heart attack suffered late last month, King’s X are offering a download of a previously unreleased 1991 concert to fans who donate money to help offset the drummer’s medical…

Modern Drummer
Mar 19, 2012

Hole Drummer Patty Schemel the Subject of Rock-Doc Hit So Hard

Hit So Hard: The Life and Near-Death Story of Drummer Patty Schemel follows the rise, fall, and recovery of the drummer for the band Hole. The movie uses filmed video interviews with Schemel, as well as her friends, family, and…

Modern Drummer
Mar 15, 2012

Global Drummers Alliance for Hunger Relief to Host Hunger Beat-Down on January 14, 2012

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, roughly 1 billion people around the world, many of them children, are malnourished. The organization known as Global Drummers Alliance for Hunger Relief is addressing the issue on January 14, 2012,…

Modern Drummer
Jan 9, 2012

Sabian Gives Drummers the Ability to Choose the Brand’s Next Four Cymbal Models

Sabian Players’ Choice program allows drummers to choose the cymbal company’s 2012 product offerings. With the introduction of Players’ Choice, Sabian is providing a forum that allows drummers from around the world to choose its 2012 product offering. According to the company,…

Modern Drummer
Oct 11, 2011

Santiago Cabakian of AplanadorA

Hello, people at Modern Drummer, it's a pleasure for me to tell you the way I've been trying to survive musically in this little big-hearted country in Latin America called Uruguay. Logically, this country's good heart and friendly people are…

Modern Drummer
Nov 25, 2007