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Legendary Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts Dies at 80

Modern Drummer joins the world in mourning the passing of legendary Rolling Stone drummer Charlie Watts. A statement from Charlie's spokesperson reads, “It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts. He passed away…

Modern Drummer
Aug 24, 2021

Bernard Fowler of the Rolling Stones

Talking About New Album, Percussionists/Drummers, and Gear Hello everyone in Modern Drummer land! Inside Out is the name of my new LP and it’s a reinterpretation of songs written by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger for the Rolling Stones. As…

Modern Drummer
Apr 25, 2019

Charlie Watts to Play Four Nights at the Iridium

  This coming June 29 through July 2, Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts will be playing the Iridium jazz club in New York City. Watts will perform with his own band on June 29 and 30 and on July 1,…

Modern Drummer
Apr 11, 2012

The Greats: Ginger Baker

Peter Edward “Ginger” Baker was born on August 19, 1939, in Lewisham, South London and was one of classic rock’s first influential drumming superstars of the 1960s. Ginger—a nickname inspired by his red hair—gained fame as a member of the…

Modern Drummer
Mar 12, 2010