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Scorpions Recruit Mikkey Dee For US Tour Dates

Iconic rockers Scorpions will hit the road in May for twelve North American headlining dates with Mikkey Dee, formerly of Motörhead, sitting in on drums for James Kottak, who is currently on break while he seeks medical attention. Swedish-born Mikkey…

Modern Drummer
May 6, 2016

October Web Update News

Congratulations to drummer/percussionist Richard Bravo for his eight nominations for the 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, to be held in November in Las Vegas. Read Bravo’s archived MD blog here.  Kris Myers and Andy Farag are on Umphrey’s McGee’s latest,…

Modern Drummer
Oct 20, 2011

Steven Sweet of Warrant

I hope this moment in time finds you well and rested, ready to sit back, relax, and hopefully enjoy what follows. I’m Steven Sweet, mostly known as the drummer from the legendary and revolutionary Los Angeles Sunset Strip icons Warrant.…

Modern Drummer
Jun 15, 2011

Brian Tichy: Bonzo Tribute

(June 2011 Issue) On September 25, 2010, the thirtieth anniversary of the passing of John Bonham, Whitesnake’s Brian Tichy assembled a cast of eighteen top-notch drummers at Hollywood’s Key Club to pay tribute to the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer. According…

Modern Drummer
Apr 15, 2011

Marc LaFrance of Bachman & Turner

Hello, Marc LaFrance here. I am the drummer/background singer for Bachman & Turner. That’s right, I am a singing drummer—I’ve been doing both for over forty years. You might recognize my name because I have performed on many albums over…

Modern Drummer
Sep 16, 2010