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.


Joe Rickard of Red

Interview by Steven Douglas Losey On Red’s latest opus, Release the Panic, drummer Joe Rickard lays down a barrage of heavy beats with such conviction that he practically shouts, “I was born to do this!” And, in fact, Rickard quit…

Modern Drummer
Jul 4, 2013

Chad Szeliga: Props From Peers

Since joining the heavy rock band Breaking Benjamin in 2005, just in time to record the platinum-selling Phobia album, Chad Szeliga has drawn lots of attention for his unerring control, power, and musicality—and not just from fans but from some…

Modern Drummer
Aug 24, 2010

Red's Hayden Lamb

Hey, everybody. I'm sitting in the back lounge of our tour bus on a rainy day in Asheville, North Carolina. We just wrapped up the dates with Seether and Flyleaf and are looking at a summer of spot dates and…

Modern Drummer
Jul 21, 2008

Tommy Lee: Bigger Than Ever

(From the April 2005 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine) Tommy Lee rushes into the rehearsal hall where Motley Crue is preparing for their year-long reunion tour, which begins in February, to support their new best-of album, Red, White & Crue.…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004