Steve Gadd

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Episode 91: John DeChristopher Live From My Drum Room With Steve Gadd & Rick Marotta

This week's episode is a rebroadcast of a show that originally aired live on October 17, 2020 with two of the greatest, most prolific drummers on the planet and two of John’s best friends, legendary drummers Steve Gadd and Rick…

Modern Drummer
Oct 6, 2022

Episode 85: Live From My Drum Room Remembering Charlie Watts - Part 1

Recorded October 7, 2021. The first of a series of episodes devoted to Remembering Charlie Watts. A huge thanks to my friends Steve Gadd, Kenney Jones, Rick Marotta, Stan Lynch, Michael Shrieve, Andy Newmark, Steve Maxwell, John Ferraro and Yard…

Modern Drummer
Aug 25, 2022

100 Drummers “Drum Together” for WhyHunger Campaign

The mission is simple, but critical: One Beat. One Mission. End Hunger. WhyHunger—a non-profit founded in 1975 by the late Harry Chapin and radio deejay Bill Ayres to “change systems, policies, and institutions that perpetuate hunger and poverty in our…

Modern Drummer
Oct 4, 2021

The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 35: Narada Michael Walden & Steve Gadd

In this episode, Narada Michael Walden interviews legendary drummer Steve Gadd, Steve talks about his drumming, early influences, family, life leading up to 2021 and more. Audio Video

Modern Drummer
May 27, 2021

Steve Gadd Band At Blue Note Tokyo – New Live Album Review – April 3rd, 2021

Review by Mike Waltz On Dec 18, 2019, Steve Gadd took the stage at the Blue Note in Tokyo Japan with Jimmy Johnson on bass, Walt Fowler on trumpet, guitarist David Spinozza and newer member Kevin Hays on keys and…

Modern Drummer
Apr 3, 2021

On The Beat with Nettie Baker: Shares Ginger Baker Tribute

Hello MD readers! A tribute to a drummer by a lead guitarist? Whoever heard of such a thing? But this was no ordinary lead guitarist and no ordinary drummer either—they were legends Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker, who along with…

Modern Drummer
Feb 25, 2020

On The Beat with Michael Blicher: The Making of Omara with Michael Blicher, Dan Hemmer, and Steve Gadd

Blicher Hemmer Gadd live at KulturForum Hello Modern Drummer, I’m Michael Blicher. I play the saxophone but drums are what I should really be playing—I love them! I have been studying grooves and rhythms all over the world and I…

Modern Drummer
Jan 30, 2018

Episode 88: Steve Gadd, Incorporating Flams, Sensory Percussion, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss some of their favorite performances by legendary pop/jazz drummer Steve Gadd. Then they share some of different ways to incorporate flams into beats and fills. Up for review is the innovative Sensory Percussion…

Modern Drummer
Apr 13, 2017

Drummer Blog: Billy McCarthy on the Documentary Ferocious Drummers

Hello Modern Drummer readers! My name is Billy McCarthy, and right now the trailer for my documentary film, Ferocious Drummers, is up at With this film, I am hoping to move drummers to a place they hardly visit on…

Modern Drummer
Apr 29, 2015

News: “World’s Greatest Drummer??? Concert to Feature Steve Gadd

The World’s Greatest Drummer Concert returns on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at the Derngate Theatre in Northampton, UK. Since the first concert in 2007, the event has featured some of the finest drummers alive. It has always been organizer Ian…

Modern Drummer
Feb 27, 2015

VIDEO! Aaron Comess and the Spin Doctors Live in NYC On November 23, 2013, Modern Drummer hosted a special evening with the Spin Doctors and drummer Aaron Comess at the Cutting Room in New York City. The night began with NYC radio personality Maria Milito of Q104.3 introducing a…

Modern Drummer
Sep 4, 2014

Mark Egan On... The star bassist reflects on 15 world-class drummers

The February 2013 issue of Modern Drummer magazine features renowned bassist Mark Egan sharing some of the lessons he’s learned from working with drumming royalty. Here he focuses the discussion on the unique qualities and skills each of these players…

Modern Drummer
Jan 3, 2013

Guitar Center's Drum-Off Finals To Feature Live Performances By Gadd, Blackwell, Carlock, Heyward, King and More!

Top Undiscovered Drummers In The Country Compete In The World’s Premier Drum Competition, Plus An Evening Packed With Performances By The Drumming Elite The Legendary Steve Gadd will be honored at the Drum-Off Grand Finals with an induction to Guitar…

Modern Drummer
Dec 18, 2012


DVDS LEVEL: ALL $14.99 EACH The Ultimate Drum Lessons series cherry-picks highlights from across the extensive Hudson DVD catalog, bringing students a “best of” playlist from a generous grouping of today’s masters. The two newest collections continue to enlighten. With…

Modern Drummer
Sep 28, 2012