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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.

Spooky Tooth/Only Ones Drummer Mike Kellie Passes

Mike Kellie, center, as he appeared on the cover of Spooky Tooth’s 1969 sophomore album, Spooky Two. Similar to contemporaries like Argent and the Moody Blues, Spooky Tooth expanded upon its early rhythm-and-blues sound to include proto-progressive-rock concepts, and all…

Modern Drummer
Jan 20, 2017

Don Brewer

As heartland rock icon Bob Seger tours arenas across the United States, we revisit our September 1999 interview with his longtime sidekick Don Brewer, who’s beloved among drummers for his classic work with Grand Funk Railroad. by Adam Budofsky Don…

Modern Drummer
Oct 28, 2011

The Greats: Carmine Appice

Power, showmanship, and personality are what make Carmine Appice one of rock’s most notable players. His aggressive, double-bass, hard-hitting style was unquestionably unique when he emerged in the mid-1960s with Vanilla Fudge. With the Fudge’s trippy treatments of well-known pop…

Modern Drummer
Feb 4, 2010