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Kenny Aronoff Studio Tour!

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the March 2016 issue, which is available here. On The Cover Kenny Aronoff This is one of life’s simple truths: The more you learn, the more you realize how…

Modern Drummer
Jan 31, 2017

Drummer/Programmer/Producer Steven Wolf

"Chops are impressive, but a deep groove will give people an emotional reaction and that’s what will leave a bigger impression, especially when it comes to getting work." We had so much more to talk to Steve about that we’re…

Modern Drummer
Aug 30, 2016

Jason Aldean’s Rich Redmond

Hello MD readers! It has been some time since we last visited here. I am still enjoying life in Nashville, juggling touring, recording, producing, writing, and teaching. I love this life we live as modern drummers! I have played drums…

Modern Drummer
Dec 25, 2013

The Making of Alicia Keys’ "Girl on Fire" with Indie Studio Drummer Dylan Wissing

In this video, session drummer Dylan Wissing shares the story behind the making of the drum tracks on R&B superstar Alicia Keys’ hit single “Girl on Fire.” Dylan Wissing is a Hoboken, New Jersey–based drummer who operates his own recording…

Modern Drummer
Jul 23, 2013

Bruce Gary: Controlled Bombast with the Knack

Bruce Gary’s muscular tom-tom introduction helped the Knack’s “My Sharona” and their debut album, Get the Knack, break out of the late-’70s doldrums of disco and drum machines. The Knack was formed in Los Angeles in 1978. Their music was…

Modern Drummer
Sep 1, 2011

Jonathan Schmidt of Morningwood and AM To AM

What’s up, Modern Drummer readers? Jonathan Schmidt from the bands Morningwood and AM To AM here! I’m currently in upstate New York writing with the band. I’m pretty sure everything leading up to this point in my career has been…

Modern Drummer
Sep 10, 2010

Dennis Leeflang

I never really saw myself as a session drummer. Touring is what I like to do best. I love to travel, I love hotel rooms, I love having to improvise on the road, I love meeting new people. I did…

Modern Drummer
Sep 23, 2008

Pete Thompson

Hello, MD readers. I've been having a pretty busy past few years, working on CDs, DVDs, live recordings, and film score work with Robin Trower, Pete Haycock, Robert Plant, Eric Bibb, Melanie, David Byron, Ken Hensley, Murray Head, and Andrew…

Modern Drummer
Sep 12, 2008

Brendan Buckley

Brendan Buckley is on a roll. Besides touring and recording with South American superstar Shakira, he's been involved with co-writing and producing her Pepsi commercial and the track "Fool" off her first English multi-platinum CD, Laundry Service. "One of the…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004

Brian Frasier-Moore

Philly born and raised Brian Frasier-Moore has been supplying the beat for Christina Aguilera since the beginning of her career. Not only is he thrilled to be her drummer, he also appreciates the relationship they've cultivated. "We're best friends," Brian…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004

Jason McGerr: Teacher Says So

(July 2004 Issue) Bellingham, Washington's emo band Death Cab For Cutie is as famous for its revolving-door drum throne as it is for recording album after album of critically acclaimed melodic pop. As its fourth drummer in as many albums,…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004