On the beat

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On the Beat With Bobby Jarzombek of Fates Warning: Talks Theories of Flight Videos

Hey everyone, Bobby Jarzombek here. I’ve been playing drums for too many years to mention. Over the years I’ve recorded and toured with quite a few artists and bands including Riot, Halford, Spastic Ink, Sebastian Bach, and many others. I’ve…

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Aug 30, 2016

On the Beat With Davide Compagnoni: Project KHOMPA

Hello, MD readers! I am Davide Compagnoni from Torino, Italy and I’m here to present my new adventurous drum-triggering project KHOMPA, which was launched on the Ableton Live website a few weeks ago! Thank you Modern Drummer for this great…

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Aug 24, 2016

On the Beat With Actor/Musician Michael Chiklis: Sometimes It’s Better to Sit Out

Hello! Back in February of 2014, Modern Drummer was the first publication to write about my new DW drums, my new recording studio, and my ongoing ambition of producing a solo album. Well, two-and-a-half years later, I am deeply grateful…

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Aug 19, 2016

On the Beat With Ralph Alexander of The Dose: The One Man Rhythm Section Experiment

Ralph Alexander, on left, with Indio. Hello MD and greetings to all my fellow drummers! My name is Ralph Alexander and I play drums and bass in a rock duo called The Dose. My buddy Indio (guitar/vocals) and I wanted…

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Aug 18, 2016

On the Beat With Stevie Fury of Jeremy and the Harlequins: Less is More

Hello, all. This is Stevie “the Boy” Fury, drummer of the rock ’n roll group Jeremy and the Harlequins. I’m here today to talk to you a little about my band’s recording process and my drum setup. For both our…

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Aug 15, 2016

On the Beat With Ty Del Rose of Romantic Rebel: Making Dreams Come True

Hey there, fellow Modern Drummer readers! I’m Ty Del Rose and am currently playing drums in Romantic Rebel. I’ve been very fortunate to have the opportunity to make dreams become realities as a member of this band, and I can’t…

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Aug 12, 2016

On the Beat With Drummer/Educator Steve Fidyk: The Making of Allied Forces

Hello, On the Beat readers. Steve Fidyk here. You may be familiar with the column Jazz Drummers Workshop that I have been contributing to for the past five years in Modern Drummer magazine. I’ve also been performing as a member…

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Aug 3, 2016

On the Beat With Alex Tanas of Magic!: Talks Inspirations and New Album

Hello readers, drummers, and music enthusiasts. My name is Alex Tanas and I am a Canadian musician, songwriter, and drummer for the band Magic! I’ve been playing the drums since I was ten years old and am a self-taught drummer.…

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Jul 20, 2016

On the Beat With Marc LaFrance of the Randy Bachman Band: Singing Drummer

Hello, On the Beat readers! My name is Marc LaFrance and I am the drummer/singer for Randy Bachman (Guess Who/BTO) and Bachman and Turner. I’m also a producer, songwriter, and session singer. I have performed on many albums over the…

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Jul 19, 2016

On the Beat With Mickael Walle Wahlgren of Cam: Putting In the Time

Hi MD readers! It is such a privilege to be writing for On the Beat. My name is Mickael Walle Wahlgren and I’m a drummer from Sweden. I moved to Los Angeles from Stockholm a year ago. In that time…

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Jul 15, 2016

On the Beat With David Frangioni: Carl Palmer Show Recap

  Hello Modern Drummer readers, fellow drummers, and music lovers! David Frangioni here again and I’m pleased to share with you that the Carl Palmer concert was a resounding success. Carl and his band (along with special guests Steve Hackett,…

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Jul 11, 2016

On the Beat With Brendan Buckley of Tegan and Sara: Touring and Freelancing

Hello, drum enthusiasts! My name is Brendan Buckley, and I am happy to write this “On the Beat” for Modern Drummer. At the moment I’m on an album-release tour with the artists Tegan and Sara, supporting their new record Love…

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Jul 8, 2016

On the Beat With Cole Marcus

Photo taken at the " The Fest For The Beatles Fans" ( LAX Marriott Hotel, oct. 10-12 2014). Hey Modern Drummer readers, this is Cole Marcus. I’m a seventeen-year-old drummer with a thirteen-year long professional career. I started playing at…

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Jun 27, 2016

On the Beat With Charles “Moose??? Allicie of Your Favorite Enemies: The Gift of Being and Belonging

Hi MD, I’m Charles “Moose” Allicie from the Canadian alternative rock band Your Favorite Enemies. Back in April 2006, while I was at a restaurant with some loved ones, my phone rang. I usually don’t answer my phone during those…

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Jun 17, 2016