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Modern Drummer is the world’s most widely read drum magazine, is dedicated entirely to the art of drumming and caters to the needs of amateur, semi-pro, and professional drummers.

Listen to the Drumming: Maurice White

In honor of the passing of Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, we've put together a playlist featuring some of the best-known EWF songs that he played drums on, as well as some rare performances from the singer and…

Modern Drummer
Feb 8, 2016

Listen to the Drumming: Great Tracks From MD’s March 2016 Issue

Our latest Playlist includes tracks from cover artist Barry Kerch and Shinedown, Jellyfish, Spock's Beard, Dixie Dregs, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Vinnie Colaiuta, Savages, Daughter, and more incredible artists featured throughout the pages of the March 2016 issue of Modern Drummer…

Modern Drummer
Feb 4, 2016

Listen to the Drumming: Great Tracks From MD’s February 2016 Issue

Our latest Playlist includes tracks from cover artist Adam Deitch and Lettuce, the Chick Corea Quartet, Fleetwood Mac, Jethro Tull, Mastodon, Refused, New Order, and more incredible artists featured throughout the pages of the February 2016 issue of Modern Drummer…

Modern Drummer
Jan 4, 2016

Listen to the Drumming on Spotify: Great Tracks From MD‘s August 2015 Issue

Check out our Artist Playlists from the August 2015 issue with Antonio Sanchez, Dylan Howe, and Adam Christgau--put together by the drummers themselves!   Adam Christgau   Dylan Howe   Antonio Sanchez

Modern Drummer
Jul 14, 2015

Listen to the Drumming on Spotify: Great Tracks From MD‘s May 2015 Issue

Our May 2015 Spotify Playlist begins and ends with a classic track from the Encore-worthy Physical Graffiti double album. In between, there's two more solid hours of drumming heaven.  

Modern Drummer
Apr 13, 2015

Listen to the Drumming on Spotify: Great Tracks From MD’s April 2015 Issue

Check out performances by Bernard Purdie, Kenny Washington, and all the other drummers featured in the April issue of Modern Drummer, plus tracks featured in Critique, Rock Perspectives, and more.  

Modern Drummer
Mar 12, 2015

Listen to the Drumming on Spotify: Great Tracks From MD's March 2015 Issue

Matt Starr's Rock Perspectives column in March, "Diamonds in the Ruff," deals with three-stroke ruffs, giving us a handy entry into some of rock's most revered songs, all of which feature this highly applicable rudiment. Then we present the two…

Modern Drummer
Feb 18, 2015

Listen to the Drumming on Spotify: Great Tracks From MD's February 2015 Issue

King Crimson hasn't worked a deal with Spotify, so we took a different approach this month to sharing music by our cover stars. Check out tracks featuring mighty Crim drummers Pat Mastelotto with Steven Wilson, Gavin Harrison with Iggy Pop,…

Modern Drummer
Jan 13, 2015

Listen to the Drumming on Spotify: Great Tracks From MD's January 2015 Issue

Our January 2015 Spotify Playlist covers the usual gamut, including important jazz tracks from the '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, and today; lots of rock from the classic to the contemporary; and much more. Get it all right here.  …

Modern Drummer
Dec 16, 2014

Listen to the Drumming on Spotify: Great Tracks From MD's December Issue

Want to hear music from the artists featured in the latest issue of Modern Drummer? We've got you covered. Our December 2014 Spotify Playlist kicks off with legendary D.C. go-go band E.U.'s hit "Da Butt," which is referenced in this…

Modern Drummer
Nov 18, 2014

Listen to the Drumming on Spotify: Great Tracks From MD’s November Issue

Our November 2014 Spotify Playlist features a typically diverse selection of tracks. This month we take particularly good care of all of you R&B and heavy-rock fans. We start things off “Bodyguard,” the opening track from soul legend Betty Wright’s…

Modern Drummer
Oct 9, 2014

August 2014 Spotify Playlist

Want to hear music from the artists featured in the latest issue of Modern Drummer? We’ve got you covered. Our August 2014 Spotify Playlist kicks off with some exciting live material from Drums United, travels back more than fifty years…

Modern Drummer
Jul 25, 2014

July 2014 Spotify Playlist

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THE July 2014 ISSUE OF MODERN DRUMMER MAGAZINE Want to hear music from the artists featured in the July 2014 issue of Modern Drummer? We’ve got you covered. Our July 2014 Spotify…

Modern Drummer
May 30, 2014

June 2014 Spotify Playlist

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THE JUNE 2014 ISSUE OF MODERN DRUMMER MAGAZINE Welcome to the Spotify Playlist for the June 2014 issue of Modern Drummer magazine. This month’s Playlist includes cover artist Nate Morton on some choice…

Modern Drummer
May 1, 2014