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On the Beat with Percussionist Tyler West and Drummer Bryan Adkins of Super Doppler

  Tyler West What’s up, Modern Drummer readers! My name is Tyler West, but most people call me Teeter, and I’ve been the percussionist in psychedelic rock ’n’ soul band Super Doppler since tenth grade. From banging on pots and…

Modern Drummer
Jun 13, 2017

Sabian Names Yang Chen as 2016 PASIC Scholarship Winner

Sabian congratulates Yang Chen of Toronto, ON, winner of the 2016 Sabian/PASIC Scholarship, which offers full-time Canadian percussion majors the opportunity to attend the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC). In addition to the all-expenses-paid travel to PASIC, Yang will…

Modern Drummer
Jul 21, 2016

On the Beat With Daniel de los Reyes of Zac Brown Band: Talks New Percussion Line, Camps, and Tours

Hello MD! I am excited to tour again throughout the USA, Canada, and England in 2016. I’m also looking forward to performing at iconic stadiums like Citi Field (New York) and Fenway Park (Boston). This year has gotten off to…

Modern Drummer
Mar 16, 2016

Drummer Blog: Salvador Placencia and Garrett Ray of Fool’s Gold

Garrett Ray of Fool’s Gold Greetings drummers of the modern age! We are Salvador Placencia and Garrett Ray, percussionist and drummer for the band Fool’s Gold from Los Angeles. We thought it would be fun to interview each other to…

Modern Drummer
Apr 22, 2015

10 Tips from Bobby Sanabria

The renowned Latin and jazz drummer/percussionist has always known how to get his point across, whether in the studio, on stage, or in the classroom. Here he offers words of advice that all of us, regardless of age or preferred…

Modern Drummer
Mar 4, 2015

Showroom: LP Groups Three Popular Products in a Cajon Accessory Pack

LP has taken its three most popular cajon accessories, the cajon throne, foot tambourine, and small cajon castanet, and packaged them as one grab-and-go item, the LP Cajon Accessory Pack. Victor Filonovich, LP’s Director of Product Development, said, “Among our…

Modern Drummer
Jan 7, 2015

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

Pete Lockett Fall 2014 “Drums Around the World??? Solo Tour

This fall, award-winning percussionist Pete Lockett will treat audiences to a dynamic, entertaining, and informative showcase of drumming and percussion from every part of the globe. His “Drums Around the World” tour will include the exploration of world rhythms complemented…

Modern Drummer
Aug 13, 2014

Percussionist Melanie Howe

  What’s going on, Modern Drummer readers? I’m stoked to be supplying my first official blog for you. Those of you not familiar with me, I’m a hand drummer and percussionist based in Tennessee. I play with several bands and…

Modern Drummer
Jul 15, 2014

Legendary Drummer/Percussionist Walfredo Reyes Sr.

Hello, everyone! Walfredo Reyes Sr. here. It’s been eight years since the 2005 Modern Drummer Festival where I was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. It was a great event with many incredible drummers. The festival started with the introduction…

Modern Drummer
Nov 8, 2013

Web Exclusive: David Langlois

  by Michael Parillo In Modern Drummer’s November 2013 issue, our Portraits piece tells the story of David Langlois, who began his musical life in France as a drummer but found a chance meeting in his teenage years begin to…

Modern Drummer
Sep 26, 2013

Zac Brown Band’s Daniel de los Reyes Thanks MD Readers for Poll Win

Daniel de los Reyes, of the three-time Grammy-award-winning Zac Brown Band, has taken first-place in Modern Drummer’s 2013 Readers Poll Awards for percussionist of the year. Says Reyes, “I would like to thank the readers, the family, and everyone who…

Modern Drummer
Jun 12, 2013

Terry Bozzio and Tom Shelley Clinic Tour

Universal Percussion president and founder Tom Shelley and drummer Terry Bozzio team up for February 2013 clinics. Date Location Venue/Info February 3, 2013 Natrona Heights, PA Drums N Moore, 1832 Union Ave. 724.895.3055 February 4, 2013 Eastlake, OH Stebal Drums,…

Modern Drummer
Jan 8, 2013

Percussionist Tom Roady Passes

Dendy Jarret of Natal Drums has informed MD Online that veteran percussionist Tom Roady passed away early Monday morning. Roady, who was battling cancer, apparently died after suffering a heart attack in his sleep. Later that day, he was to…

Modern Drummer
Nov 28, 2011