Steve Smith

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Showroom: Vic Firth Steve Smith Tala Wand Slats

The Steve Smith Tala Wand Slats feature a foam center surrounded with four flat bamboo slats and wrapped in thin PVC and is said to provide a variety of unique sounds with ideal rebound and feel. Tala Wand Slats create…

Modern Drummer
Feb 6, 2015

Steve Smith and Zakir Hussain Path of Rhythm Drum Camp

Steve Smith and Zakir Hussain are inviting drummers of all kinds to take part in a unique drum camp experience. The Path of Rhythm will be held this July 14-18 at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York,…

Modern Drummer
Jun 12, 2014

Drumerica Contest Adds Additional Sponsors And Celebrity Judges

Drumerica Adds Musician’s Friend, School Of Rock and PAS As Sponsors; Announces Celebrity Judges Roster, featuring Smith, Igoe, Aronoff, Campbell, Luzier, Ilejay, Ford-Welton, Potgieter And Many More.   Drumerica is proud to announce that leading online music retailer Musician’s Friend,…

Modern Drummer
Jun 1, 2014

Thomas Lang, Aaron Spears, Steve Smith, and Dave Weckl Appearing at Cleveland Drum Fantasy Camp

For the seventh consecutive year, Drum Fantasy Camp will allow drummers of all ages, playing levels, and musical genres to spend time in small classes with some of the world’s great drummers. This year’s camp will be held August 8…

Modern Drummer
Jun 5, 2013

Neal Schon The Calling

Former Journey bandmates Neal Schon (guitar) and Steve Smith rekindle the musical chemistry that helped make the ’80s pop-rock band a household name. On this eclectic instrumental collection, Journey fans of old will notice that Smith is somewhat more relaxed…

Modern Drummer
Mar 22, 2013

Steve Smith and Vital Information UK & European Dates Announced

Steve Smith and Vital Information (featuring Baron Browne on bass, Tom Coster on keyboards, & Vinny Valentino on guitar) have announced dates for their 30th Anniversary Tour – Celebrating the UK & European release of their newest recording LIVE! One Great Night on the Q-rious…

Modern Drummer
Oct 22, 2012

Steve Smith and Vital Information Live Stream June 15th

Irdium Live will be streaming two performances by Steve Smith and Vital Information tonight, June 15th, 2012, at 8PM and 10PM. For more information and a link to the stream go to the Irdium Live website. For more Steve Smith…

Modern Drummer
Jun 15, 2012

Steve Smith Solo Dedicated to Vic Firth (Video)

  Check out this recent solo by drumming great Steve Smith. “This solo is dedicated to Vic Firth, a master musician and an inspiration to me,” says Steve. “I started with my timpani mallets, using motivic development, and I continued…

Modern Drummer
Jun 12, 2012

Steve Smith and Vital Information 30th Anniversary Tour

Their newest recording, LIVE! One Great Night captures Vital Information in their natural habitat: A packed club with an audience of music lovers and the band in high gear for the entire set. Now you can catch Steve Smith and…

Modern Drummer
Jun 4, 2012

Steve Fagiano Drum Clinic

Master of Ceremonies - Jeffery Helgeson Saturday, April 21, 2012 McHenry County College, 8900 Rt. 14, Crystal Lake, IL Building B, conference room B Clinicians: Greg Rapp started playing drums at age 12, playing pop hits of the 80s on…

Modern Drummer
Feb 21, 2012

Jan Web Update News

  Ringo Starr’s seventeenth solo studio record, Ringo 2012, will be released on January 31 in the United States and January 30 internationally. The album, which was produced by Starr, was recorded in L.A. and mixed in England by Ringo…

Modern Drummer
Jan 23, 2012

Three Events Announced at The Collective

The Collective has announced three events that any drummer would enjoy. Chris Colman, Ignacio Berroa, and Steve Smith will be visiting the NYC school for performances/classes that will be open to students and the public alike. Check out the images below for…

Modern Drummer
Jan 18, 2012

Tony “Thunder??? Smith: Lou Reed’s Sensitive Powerhouse

(March 2011 Issue) by Rich Mangicaro Tony “Thunder” Smith is one happy guy. Ever since I first met him over twenty years ago, I’ve found that joy and excitement just emanate from him when he’s talking about music. He couldn’t…

Modern Drummer
Jan 24, 2011

Steve Smith: The Ultimate Multi-Dimensional Drummer

Over the past thirty years, Steve Smith has scaled the heights of pop-rock success with Journey, has been widely acknowledged as a true master of the instrument, and has performed with the greatest jazz artists of his generation—including in his…

Modern Drummer
Feb 22, 2010