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On The Beat with Jonas Ekdahl of Evergrey: Talks Influences and Approach

Hi MD, Jonas Ekdahl here from Gothenburg, Sweden, and I play drums in the band Evergrey. I’ve been playing drums for twenty-four years and have been in the band (with the exception of a few years) since 2003. I listened…

Modern Drummer
Aug 29, 2017

Episode 86: Practicing Polyrhythms, Carter Beauford, Sabian Artisan Elites, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss some of the ways they learned to play polyrhythms. The featured artist is legendary Dave Matthews Band drummer Carter Beauford. Up for review is a set of Artisan Elite rides and hi-hats from…

Modern Drummer
Mar 31, 2017

Nile Drummer George Kollias Announces Special Guest Tim Yeung at L.A. Drum Camp

Heavy metal drummer, educator, and instructional DVD creator George Kollias (Nile) debuts his first-ever drum camp this May 16– 18 at the Hilton Woodland Hills/Los Angeles, located at 6360 Canoga Ave., Woodland Hills, California. Produced by MUSO Entertainment, Kollias’s three-day drum camp offers a limited…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2014

Drum Daze 2014 Columbus, Ohio

Modern Drummer Publications and Columbus Pro Percussion are teaming up to create one amazing drumming day. On Sunday, March 30th, some of the biggest names in drumming will come together for an afternoon you won’t forget. But what is Drum Daze?…

Modern Drummer
Mar 21, 2014

Sabian Clinics Announced

Sabian announces clinics for April, May, & June 2012. Details  below. American Sabian Clinics 2012 APRIL April 10th - Aldo Mazza - Castleton State College, Castleton, VT - 802.468.3013 April 10th - Will Calhoun - Long & McQuade, Vancouver, BC…

Modern Drummer
Apr 9, 2012

Tate Cunningham of SafetySuit

Hello, MD readers! I’m writing from my home in Nashville, Tennessee. I think I can speak for all touring musicians when I say that “home” is one of those words that can take on a whole new meaning on the…

Modern Drummer
Feb 14, 2012

Chris DeRosa

Greetings, Modern Drummer readers! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. I wanted to mention a few words about a wonderful experience I had recently. I was asked by ShareTheMic and the U.S. Embassy…

Modern Drummer
Jan 10, 2012

Steve Moore, aka the Mad Drummer

Hello again, MD readers. My name is Steve Moore, aka the Mad Drummer. Some of you might remember me as “the Drummer at the Wrong Gig” on YouTube. To say I’ve had the best year of my life would be…

Modern Drummer
Nov 21, 2011

Pearl Canada - Drums For A Cure Project

Erikson Music, a division of JAM Industries, in association with Pearl Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Gator Bags, and Vater Percussion we have developed the ‘DRUMS FOR A CURE’ project to help fight Breast Cancer in Canada. Erikson Music | Pearl Drums…

Modern Drummer
Nov 16, 2011

Jess Bowen of the Summer Set

Hello again, Modern Drummer readers! My name is Jess Bowen, and this is my second blog for MD. If this is your first time reading, here’s a basic run-through of my band and myself. I play for a pop-rock group…

Modern Drummer
Aug 1, 2011

Tre Stafford of Adelitas Way

Hey, MD readers! This is Tre with Adelitas Way. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Currently we are on tour promoting our second album, Home School Valedictorian. Our first single, “Sick,” hit #1 on the active rock charts…

Modern Drummer
Jul 27, 2011

Mark Castillo of Crossfade

Well, look at this! After reading Modern Drummer month after month, year after year, I finally get to write an article! Now, what to say.... My name is Mark Castillo, and I am the drummer for Crossfade. I’ve been playing…

Modern Drummer
Jul 11, 2011

Jason Ganberg of Purple Melon

Hey, MD readers! I’m Jason Ganberg of the British rock band Purple Melon. Just dropping you guys a few lines about what I’ve been up to out in L.A. and how everything has developed for me since I started drumming…

Modern Drummer
Jan 20, 2011

Robb Rivera of Nonpoint

My name is Robb Rivera and I punish the drums for a South Florida band called Nonpoint. I first started playing drums at the age of nine and I was and dabbling on guitar as well. I began my love…

Modern Drummer
Apr 26, 2010