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Charlie Watts to miss Rolling Stones' U.S. tour dates.

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts under doctors’ orders, will take a break to recover from a recent medical procedure. According to Watts, in a statement, "I am working hard to get fully fit but have accepted today on the advice…

Modern Drummer
Aug 5, 2021

Modern Drummer Pop-Up Podcast Steve Joran

Steve Jordan joins Billy Amendola & David Frangioni on this “Pop Up Podcast” to talk about a few topics not mentioned in his January 2021 cover story, as well as a few of the drummers who had a significant influence…

Modern Drummer
Jan 8, 2021

Fred Eltringham with Sheryl Crow

On Current Tours and Recordings Hey Modern Drummers, Fred Eltringham here with an update from the road. I’ve been having a super exciting summer. In June we toured Europe supporting the great Phil Collins, who has been a massive musical…

Modern Drummer
Aug 1, 2019

Bernard Fowler of the Rolling Stones

Talking About New Album, Percussionists/Drummers, and Gear Hello everyone in Modern Drummer land! Inside Out is the name of my new LP and it’s a reinterpretation of songs written by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger for the Rolling Stones. As…

Modern Drummer
Apr 25, 2019

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

Steve Jordan And The Verbs Perform At Guitar Center’s 26th Annual Drum-Off

Guitar Center’s 26th Annual Drum-Off Finals took place this past January 17, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Gregg Bissonette hosted the event, which included five finalists facing off in a drum-solo showcase. Shariq Tucker, from the Bronx, New York,…

Modern Drummer
Apr 15, 2015

Stephen Perkins and Tim Alexander Perform at Guitar Center’s 26th Annual Drum-Off

Guitar Center’s 26th Annual Drum-Off Finals took place this past January 17, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Gregg Bissonette hosted the event, which included five finalists facing off in a drum solo showcase. Shariq Tucker, from the Bronx, New…

Modern Drummer
Apr 7, 2015

Brian Nevin of Big Head Todd and the Monsters

Yo, Modern Drummers, greetings from the Rocky Mountains. The new Big Head Todd and the Monsters release, Black Beehive, came out this past February 4. It was recorded in a one-room studio in five days. (Thanks to Maxwell’s Drum Shop…

Modern Drummer
May 30, 2014

The Collective School of Music Presents: Steve Jordan and Leroy Clouden Clinic Friday, September 20, at 6 PM

Steve Jordan is a Grammy Award-winning drummer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and musical director. He has performed or recorded with the John Mayer Trio, the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, Don Henley, John Mellencamp, Andres Calamaro, Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan, Sonny Rollins, BB…

Modern Drummer
Sep 20, 2013

Steve Jordan “Groove Session??? Webcast

On January 18, 2013 Memphis Drum Shop will host drummer Steve Jordan and bass player Leroy Hodges in a live webcast from the studios. Viewers will hear from these two about the relationships the drums and bass have in building a “Groove…

Modern Drummer
Jan 17, 2013

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

Steve Jordan Live Webcast and Q&A

On Thursday, September 6, 2012, Memphis Drum Shop will present multi-instrumentalist, composer, musical director and Grammy Award-winning artist/drummer Steve Jordan in a free live webcast from its studios in Memphis, TN. For further details, visit and/or review the flyer below. For more about…

Modern Drummer
Sep 4, 2012

Chris Durling of Scars on 45

Hi, everyone, I’m the drummer for British indie-pop quintet Scars on 45. We’re a new band, along the lines of Fleetwood Mac, Coldplay, Death Cab for Cutie, and Snow Patrol. We signed with Chop Shop/Atlantic in the U.S.A. before we…

Modern Drummer
Nov 30, 2011

Ryan Peel

What up, MD readers! My name is Ryan Peel, and I’m a drummer/singer-songwriter from Memphis, Tennessee. I just released my debut single, “Even If,” and I’m getting ready to release my follow-up EP in September. I’m a second-generation drummer and…

Modern Drummer
Aug 24, 2011