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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.


Web Exclusive: Producer Russ Titelman on 10 of His Favorite Drummers

By Billy Amendola   The June issue of Modern Drummer magazine features an interview with three-time Grammy Award–winning producer Russ Titelman, who in his long career has worked with musical giants including Little Feat, Randy Newman, James Taylor, Brian…

Modern Drummer
Apr 26, 2017

Latin Percussion Icon Milton Cardona Remembered

  by Victor Rendón and Ken Ross   On September 19, 2014, Milton Cardona, a fixture of the New York salsa and Latin-jazz scene, passed away of heart failure. He was sixty-nine. Cardona, a Puerto Rican who grew up in…

Modern Drummer
Dec 19, 2014

A Few Minutes With Rick Marotta

By Billy Amendola   Rick Marotta is no stranger to MD readers. And he’s certainly familiar to anyone who’s had the pleasure to see him play or crack jokes while hosting Yamaha’s Groove All Star show. A rock-solid session musician…

Modern Drummer
Mar 1, 2006

Steve Gadd: Opens Up

There's a whole lot of drumming going on. Hundreds of thousands of people currently play the drums. Through the years, perhaps millions have played. But in spite of all that drumming, just a couple of dozen amazing innovators have shown…

Modern Drummer
Jul 1, 2005

Graham Hawthorne: Blending The Third World With The New

In the past fifteen years or so, a New York City music fan out for a night of high-quality rock, pop, jazz, world music, singer/songwriter folk, or alt-country might well have been moved by the superbly musical and confident drumming…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004