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VIDEO LESSON! Progressive Drumming Essentials, Part 1: Understanding Odd Time Signatures

The excerpt below is taken from the complete article that appears in the July 2015 issue, which is available here. Rock Perspectives Progressive Drumming Essentials Part 1: Understanding Odd Time Signatures by Aaron Edgar Before we start playing sick proggy…

Modern Drummer
May 28, 2015

KXM Releases Debut Album

A coming together of three veteran rockers, KXM is a hard rock supergroup formed in 2013. Made up of guitarist George Lynch (of the Lynch Mob), bassist and vocalist Dug Pinnick (of King's X), and drummer Ray Luzier (of Korn),…

Modern Drummer
Mar 12, 2014

VIDEO - In the Studio With Actor/Drummer Michael Chiklis

    In this video, drummer/actor Michael Chiklis takes Modern Drummer into his state-of-the art recording studio and performance space, which will be the hub for all his musical projects in the future. MD sat down for a two-part series…

Modern Drummer
Feb 7, 2014

Chris Gartmann of 3

Hey, everyone! This is Chris “Gartdrumm” Gartmann from the band 3. I’m very excited to be blogging to you from the MD home page and also very much pumped about our new record, The Ghost You Gave to Me. Simply…

Modern Drummer
Nov 3, 2011

Jonathan Schang of District 97

Hi, Modern Drummer readers! Although you probably haven’t heard of me, I’m delighted MD has graciously offered to allow me to contribute to their blog! Like many of you, I started out banging on pots and pans at home and…

Modern Drummer
Aug 27, 2010

Dream Theater's Mike Portnoy

Mike Portnoy is considered one of the finest prog-rock drummers in the history of the genre, much of it due to his ground-breaking work in Dream Theater. “I couldn’t have dreamt of a better scenario for the path that we…

Modern Drummer
Feb 16, 2010

Alan White: Yes Magnified

"Chris Squire, Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, and I wrote all of the material in the studio," explains drummer Alan White of Yes about their recent album, Magnification. With a rare keyboardist-free Yes lineup, the band decided to utilize a symphony…

Modern Drummer
Mar 15, 2002