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Steve Smith and Vital Information Announce New Double Album, 40th Anniversary Tour Dates

Steve Smith, photo by Steve Kahn Steve Smith and his jazz group Vital Information have announced a new album, Time Flies, and mapped out a US tour in celebration of the trio's 40th anniversary. Releasing on May 5th, 2023, Time Flies is…

Modern Drummer
Mar 29, 2023

Drumming’s Biggest Names To Play LIVE Tribute to Their Big Band Heroes

Seven All-Star Drummers Including Peter Erskine, Dennis Chambers, Russ Miller and Steve Smith will Perform October 20 and 21 HITKOR ( today announced its first-ever charity event which will take place over two days in mid-October. “A Salute to the…

Modern Drummer
Oct 13, 2022

Episode 86: Live From My Drum Room Remembering Charlie Watts - Part 2

Part 2 of John DeChristopher's series Remembering Charlie Watts. A fabulous and often hilarious discussion with Steve Smith, Kenny Aronoff, Dave Mattacks, Chad Smith, Mickey Curry, Shawn Pelton, Clem Burke and Don McAulay. Please check out "Part 1" if you…

Modern Drummer
Sep 1, 2022

Steve Smith will be performing at Birdland Jazz Club in New York City

Drummer Steve Smith will be performing at Birdland Jazz Club in New York City for an unprecedented five consecutive weeks with five different groups September 16 through October 16, 2022. Steve Smith is known for playing with Jean-Luc Ponty, Journey,…

Modern Drummer
Aug 17, 2022

Episode 69: John DeChristopher Live From My Drum Room With Steve Smith

In this episode, Steve Smith and John DeChristopher do a deep dive into Steve’s Modern Drummer Legend Series Book available now as a digital download and as a print book on May 20, 2022. All of Steve’s Modern Drummer Cover/Feature…

Modern Drummer
May 5, 2022

The first three Rock and Roll Fantasy Camps of 2019 are ready to make some noise.

Drummers Steve Smith, Vinny Appice, Dave Moreno, Robin Diaz, Sandy Gennaro, and Gregg Potter to Appear at Upcoming 2019 Rock and Roll Fantasy Camps   The first three Rock and Roll Fantasy Camps of 2019 are ready to make some…

Modern Drummer
Feb 6, 2019

Mike and Mike Podcast Episode 103: Steve Smith, Samba Basics, Love Custom Snare Drums, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss Modern Drummer September 2017 cover artist Steve Smith, who rejoined arena-rock greats Journey in 2016. The education section focuses on samba rhythms and how they can be applied to the drumset. Up for…

Modern Drummer
Jul 28, 2017

Episode 100: Giveaway Winners Announced, Listener Questions, Most Frequently Mentioned Drummers, and More

In this special 100th episode, Mike and Mike take a humorous look back at the twenty-plus most frequently mentioned drummers on the show. They also answer a handful of listener questions, and four lucky winners are selected to receive one of…

Modern Drummer
Jul 7, 2017

Steve Smith’s Acceptance Speech During Journey’s Induction Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

At Journey’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, drummer Steve Smith took the opportunity to, as we say, give the drummers some. “My speech was drummer-oriented,” Steve tells Modern Drummer, “as I wanted to be…

Modern Drummer
Apr 18, 2017

On the Beat With Journey Guitarist Neal Schon and Drummer Steve Smith: Discussing Neal’s Latest Solo Album, Vortex

Neal tells Modern Drummer, “What can I say—it’s Steve Smith! He is bombastic and very inventive on all the tracks. I do usually have a certain groove in my head and will usually hum it out to explain what I’m…

Modern Drummer
Jun 1, 2015

Steve Smith and Vital Information NYC Edition U.S. Tour

Steve Smith and Vital Information, Photo by Andrew Lepley Steve Smith and Vital Information NYC Edition are beginning a U.S. tour supporting the group’s Viewpoint album, which comes out next Tuesday, May 26. The band features, of course, Steve Smith…

Modern Drummer
May 22, 2015

News: Vic’s Drum Shop to Host Drum Fantasy Camp at Music Garage, Chicago

Vic’s Drum Shop, America’s largest independent drum retailer, will host the Drum Fantasy Camp at its North Loomis Street location in the Music Garage, Chicago. The camp will be held from Friday, August 7 through Tuesday, August 11 and will…

Modern Drummer
Apr 17, 2015

News: 25th-Annual Chicago Drum Show to Take Place May 15–17, 2015

The 25th Annual Chicago Drum Show is shaping up to be another world-class percussion event. Organizer Rob Cook reports that every aspect of the show is on track to maintain the show’s status as a premier educational and entertainment event.…

Modern Drummer
Feb 19, 2015

Vic Firth at NAMM 2015 (VIDEO)

In this video from NAMM 2015, Vic Firth’s Neil Larrivee, director of education and product development, shows us the latest in the product lines available for this year. Vic Firth has added two models to its American Classic series. Both…

Modern Drummer
Feb 13, 2015