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Peace And Love with Ringo On July 7, 2019 Entry Deadline is June 25th!

https://vimeo.com/337518261   To the Modern Drummer Subscriber Family! “We’re Going to a Party, Party!” (And YOU could be our guest.) Here's your cha-cha-cha-chance to celebrate with Ringo Starr on his birthday, July 7, in Los Angeles, California. One lucky Modern…

Modern Drummer
Jun 20, 2019

On the Beat with Joe Bellia of the Weeklings: Talks Second Album and Abbey Road Studios

Hi! My name is Joe Bellia. I’ve toured with Southside Johnny, Dave Mason, Jon Bon Jovi, and the KOS band, to mention a few. I am currently a member of the Beatles-inspired band the Weeklings and last June we recorded…

Modern Drummer
Dec 13, 2016

#PEACEROCKS On International Day of Peace

JOHN VARVATOS INVITES YOU TO JOIN RINGO AND AN ALL STARR BAND AT THIS SPECIAL PERFORMANCE IN LOS ANGELES The John Varvatos Fall 2014 Campaign Features Ringo Starr #PEACEROCKS Charitable Initiative Benefitting The David Lynch Foundation via the Ringo Starr…

Modern Drummer
Sep 11, 2014

Limited Edition Prints Support Ringo Starr’s Lotus Foundation

Ringo Starr and Gary Astridge present a limited edition print entitled “The World’s Most Famous Snare Drum” to promote the first in a series of Beatles’ drum related prints, all in support of Ringo and Barbara Starkey’s Lotus Foundation charity.…

Modern Drummer
Jun 13, 2014

Ringo Starr Meets the Beatles

We travel back to the December 1981/January 1982 issue of Modern Drummer, which featured a cover story with former Beatle Ringo Starr. In the piece, Ringo talked extensively about growing up in England, sharing the most remarkable ride in pop…

Modern Drummer
Feb 7, 2014

Product Close-Up: Ludwig Classic Maple Drumset

October 2013 Product Close-Up Ludwig Classic Maple Drumset by Michael Dawson Ludwig drums are widely regarded as the sound that defined rock ’n’ roll, thanks in large part to their close association with ’60s/’70s superstars like the Beatles’ Ringo Starr…

Modern Drummer
Aug 29, 2013

Ringo at the Ryman

A DVD of Ringo and his All Starr’s performance at Nashville’s historic Ryman, is being released March 19, 2013. Ringo Starr is a living legend whose contribution to the roots of rock and roll is immeasurable, not only as a…

Modern Drummer
Feb 21, 2013

The Beatles' Stereo Remasters Make Vinyl Debut

Sample the Remasters Online On The Vinyl Player Beatles Double Decker Tours LA, NY and London The Beatles' original studio album remasters will make their stereo vinyl debut today. Manufactured on 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl with replicated artwork, the 14 albums…

Modern Drummer
Nov 13, 2012

Yoko Ono Talks Drums With Modern Drummer

by Billy Amendola At the young age of seventy-six, there’s just no slowing down for artist, activist, and avant-garde queen Yoko Ono, widow of the late Beatle John Lennon. Her latest CD, Between My Head And The Sky, made with…

Modern Drummer
Nov 24, 2009

Randy Cooke

By Billy Amendola Photos by Rob Shanahan Randy Cooke was born in Toronto, Canada, and has been playing drums since he was a kid. Influenced by his dad, a snare drummer for The Toronto Scottish Pipe & Drum Band, Randy…

Modern Drummer
Apr 1, 2008

Web Exclusive Interview: Ringo Starr

At an age where most would be settling back and reaping the rewards of their major accomplishments in life, Richard Starkey, better known to the world as Ringo Starr, is not even thinking about slowing down. In fact, he's exactly…

Modern Drummer
Jul 19, 2005