Stewart Copeland

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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

Top Drummers Join Forces for Beat Hunger Campaign

The November issue of Modern Drummer includes a news item on the hunger-awareness campaign Beat Hunger, which recently brought together a number of pro drummers to help publicize the ongoing need for nutritious food and support for Haitians living in…

Modern Drummer
Oct 19, 2018

Podcast Episode 143: Stewart Copeland, Phrasing Paradiddles as Triplets, and More

In this episode Mike and Mike share some exciting news regarding upcoming giveaways from Ultimate Ears, and they discuss June 2018 cover artist, legendary drummer/composer Stewart Copeland. The education segment focuses on some interesting phrasing possibilities when you play paradiddles…

Modern Drummer
May 18, 2018

Stewart Copeland Launches Gizmodrome, a New Band With Adrian Belew, Mark King, and Vittorio Cosma

Stewart Copeland, who came to prominence in the ’80s as the drummer with the enormously popular band the Police, and subsequently worked with several other musical projects, and composed and recorded a number of popular movie soundtracks, has announced the…

Modern Drummer
Aug 4, 2017

Showroom: Paiste Signature Cymbals and New PSTX, 602, and 2002 Models

Police drummer Stewart Copeland teamed up with Paiste Sound Development to design a small hi-hat for fine articulation yet crisp enough to cut through at all volume levels. The result is the 12" Signature Combo Crisp hi-hat, also known as…

Modern Drummer
Feb 21, 2015

Tim Kane The Lesson of a Lifetime: Inside a Live Tutorial with Famed Drummer/Composer Stewart Copeland (VIDEO)

  Following a two-hour private drum lesson awarded by composer and multi-instrumentalist Stewart Copeland to one very lucky local high school student, the founder of world famous rock band the Police openly wondered why his celebrity status keeps growing. The…

Modern Drummer
Jul 28, 2014

School Of Rock West LA Clinic

School Of Rock West L.A. Presents: Drum Gods of Rock! Drum Workshop Series with James Connelly Featured drummer this week is Stewart Copeland Style and analysis Every Tuesday, 6 P.M. School Of Rock West L.A. 12020 W. Wilshire Blvd., 90025 310.442.ROCK…

Modern Drummer
Apr 1, 2013

Shawn Bowen of Didges Christ SuperDrum and World Collision

Hello, fellow time manipulators! I am truly honored to be given the opportunity to write this blog and to communicate with all of you! First, a little bit about my history and experience in the music industry. I’m a multi-instrumentalist.…

Modern Drummer
Feb 2, 2012

Nia Lovelis of Cherri Bomb

When I was really young my parents took me horseback riding, and the sound and feel of the rhythm got stuck in my head. It was then I knew I wanted to play drums. I come from a musical family:…

Modern Drummer
Oct 19, 2011

Matt Ochoa of the Dirty Heads

What’s up, Modern Drummer! My name is Matt Ochoa, and I play drums for the Dirty Heads. For those who don’t know us, we’re a reggae-infused rock band with a solid hip-hop influence. I’ve been with the group since ’07,…

Modern Drummer
Sep 22, 2011

Drum Atlas Series: Jamaica by Pete Sweeney

BOOK/CD LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE $16.95 Jamaican music finally gets full-blown coverage in the fourth book of the Drum Atlas Series. Beginning with traditional Nyabinghi drumming, the book traces Jamaica’s music from mento, through ska, and to rocksteady, reggae, and beyond. The…

Modern Drummer
Sep 17, 2011

Marty Beller of They Might Be Giants

Hello, Modern Drummer readers. Marty Beller, drummer for They Might Be Giants, here. In 2000, I got a call from TMBG bassist Danny Weinkauf. We had met through guitarist Dan Miller, who I had toured with in my band Meow.…

Modern Drummer
Jul 13, 2011

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

Stewart Copeland: Staring Down the Future

by Ken Micallef In Stewart Copeland’s newly released DVD documentary, Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out, there’s a moment when the drummer’s trademark over-the-top intensity nearly gets the best of his band. Playing one of their ’80s hits at an…

Modern Drummer
Jun 15, 2006