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David Lovering on the Pixies’ Head Carrier, Out Now

Rehearsing/recording the Pixies new album Head Carrier, in Bath Story by Willie Rose Iconic indie band the Pixies has just released its newest album, Head Carrier, a twelve-song set that recalls the alternative/punk sound that defined the band in the…

Modern Drummer
Sep 29, 2016

The Damned's Pinch

When you follow a drummer like Rat Scabies into a band, as Andrew “Pinch” Pinching of British punk institution the Damned did, it’s easy to figure that to some extent, you’re always going to be viewed as “the new guy.”…

Modern Drummer
Jul 1, 2016

R.I.P. Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor, Ex-Drummer With Iconic Punk/Metal Band Motörhead

Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor wasn’t technically Motörhead’s original drummer. That distinction goes to Lucas Fox, who left the band during its first recording sessions. But Taylor was the man who played on its iconic early albums, and who, in doing…

Modern Drummer
Nov 13, 2015

J.P. "Thunderbolt" Patterson: Punk Rock Renaissance Man

From copping Cozy Powell’s licks as a youngster in Afghanistan—where his father worked for the U.S. embassy—to carving out a dual career for himself in New York as both a drummer and an actor, it’s been a colorful life for…

Modern Drummer
Oct 18, 2011

Chuck Biscuits: Punk Journeyman

Chuck Biscuits has had a major impact on punk music. Even if you don’t know his name, you’ve surely heard of some of the bands he’s pounded the skins for: Danzig, Social Distortion, Fear, D.O.A., Circle Jerks, and Black Flag,…

Modern Drummer
May 19, 2010