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.


Peter Gabriel's "i/o" Tour: A Night of Iconic Music and Timeless Performances

A few words that come to mind when you think of Peter Gabriel are icon, legend, visionary, genius, and pioneer. Last Saturday night, on October 14th, Gabriel's "i/o" tour made a stop at the Acrisure Arena in Palm Desert, CA.…

Modern Drummer
Oct 20, 2023

Remo Presents DrummerNight

In association with major drum and cymbal companies, Remo will once again present DrummerNight in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust. The event will be held at Manchester Central on the September 23, 2017 as part of the UK Drum…

Modern Drummer
Apr 11, 2017

Video Demo! Remo - Dorado Cajon

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the February 2016 issue, which is available here. Product Close-Up Remo Dorado Cajon Deep, resonant tones and removable snares for greater sonic options. Remo’s new Dorado cajon is a…

Modern Drummer
Dec 30, 2015

Video Lesson! Necessary Ruffness: Make Your Grooves Percolate With Subtle Doubles

This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the October 2015 issue, which is available here. Basics Necessary Ruffness Make Your Grooves Percolate With Subtle Doubles by Rich Redmond The ruff is an essential rudiment that’s directly related…

Modern Drummer
Aug 27, 2015

VIDEO LESSON: Build a Beat! A Step-by-Step Approach

This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the September 2015 issue, which is available here. Basics Build a Beat! A Step-by-Step Approach to Creating Unique and Interesting Grooves by Rich Redmond Over the years, my experiences…

Modern Drummer
Jul 30, 2015

VIDEO LESSON! Attack of the Juh-Ba: The Flat Flam Followed by a Kick Drum

The excerpt below is taken from the complete article that appears in the July 2015 issue, which is available here. Basics Attack of the Juh-Ba Harness the Power of the Flat Flam Followed by a Kick Drum by Rich Redmond…

Modern Drummer
Jun 5, 2015

Remo Percussion at NAMM 2015 Pt (VIDEO)

In the video from NAMM 2015, Remo’s Chris Wakelin introduces us to two new drumheads from Remo for 2015. First is the new Powerstroke 77. The Coated Powerstroke 77 has two 7-mil plies, a 7-mil underlay ring that reduces overtones,…

Modern Drummer
Mar 6, 2015

VIDEO! Product Close-Up: Tama Superstar Reissue Snare (From the Feb. 2014 Issue)

The following review originally appeared in the February 2015 of Modern Drummer, which can be purchased at here. Product Close-Up Tama 40th Anniversary Superstar Reissue Snare A fitting tribute to the big, bold birch tones that defined the sound of the…

Modern Drummer
Feb 21, 2015

Remo at NAMM 2015 Pt 1 (VIDEO)

In this video from NAMM 2015, Remo product manager, Chalo Eduardo, shows us Remo’s new hand drumming products for this year. First up is the Tamburello, which comes in two models: a Pre-Tuned with a fixed Skyndeep graphic drumhead and…

Modern Drummer
Feb 13, 2015

Win a complete set of Ludwig drums and Paiste cymbals fresh from Bonzo Bash 2015!

Due to a database error, The Ludwig Drum / Paiste Cymbals contest has been extended until June 10th, 2015. Everyone who entered previously will need to reenter this contest for a chance to win. This iconic drumset was specially configured…

Modern Drummer
Feb 3, 2015

Showroom: Remo Dorado Cajon

Remo’s Dorado cajons are designed and handcrafted in California using birch and two sets of three high-quality compression springs with over 400 coils each. Additional features include a fixed faceplate that seals the drum completely and enables the bass tones…

Modern Drummer
Jan 20, 2015

Showroom: Remo Powerstroke 3 Black Dot and Powerstroke 77 Drumheads

Inspired by legendary drummer Steve Smith, the Powerstroke 3 Black Dot bass drum head features a thin underlay ring at the outer edge of the head to subtly dampen unwanted overtones. The added 5-mil bottom-side Black Dot is said to…

Modern Drummer
Jan 15, 2015

VIDEO! The Lindy Beat: The Grooviest of Early Rock Grooves (From the February 2015 Issue)

The following excerpt is taken from the February 2015 issue of Modern Drummer. Basics The Lindy Beat The Grooviest of Early Rock ’n’ Roll Grooves by Rich Redmond The classic rhythm we’re exploring this month has weathered the test of time…

Modern Drummer
Jan 7, 2015

Product Close-Up: Mapex Armory Series Drums

November 2014 Issue Product Close-Up Mapex Armory Series Drums Maple/birch shells, precise bearing edges, and a unique snare exchange program…at a midrange price? Yes, please! Mapex has been working hard to bring one-of-a-kind deals and pro-level features to the midrange…

Modern Drummer
Oct 29, 2014