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Back Through The Stack: Simon Phillips, December 1986

This is an excerpt of an article that originally ran in the December1986 issue of Modern Drummer magazine. For access to all of the great editorial from MD’s first twenty-six years of publication, check out our Digital Archive.   The…

Modern Drummer
Mar 6, 2012

Stewart Copeland: Exotic Rocking And Ambitious Orchestrations

When British rockers the Police launched onto the American airwaves in 1979, by way of the quirky new wave hit “Roxanne,” the rock drumming community was introduced to one of its most innovative, controversial, and influential figures of all time.…

Modern Drummer
Sep 3, 2010

Dennis Chambers: Fiercely Comin’ At You From Multiple Directions

Dennis Chambers was born on May 9, 1959, and started playing the drums at the young age of four. By his sixth birthday he was already playing in nightclubs. Strictly self-taught, at the age of eighteen Dennis went straight from…

Modern Drummer
Mar 26, 2010

Pat Petrillo: Smooth, Groovin'-And Proud Of It

(October 2005 Issue) At a recent smooth jazz festival in Philadelphia, drummer Pat Petrillo was performing with guitarist Ed Hamilton when an elderly, "old school-looking" gentleman shuffled up to the bandstand and started screaming, "This ain't no @#!%# jazz! Where's…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004