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Modern Drummer is the world’s most widely read drum magazine, is dedicated entirely to the art of drumming and caters to the needs of amateur, semi-pro, and professional drummers.


January 2013 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Vinnie Colaiuta

(available on newsstands December 4, 2012) On the Cover VINNIE COLAIUTA Vinnie is a lot of things—a lot of superlative things—to a lot of drummers. But he’s always himself. Now, he says, it’s our move.   FEATURING UPDATE • Dispatch’s BRAD CORRIGAN…

Modern Drummer
Nov 28, 2012

December 2012 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Buddy Rich!

(available on newsstands November 11, 2012) On the Cover BUDDY RICH Twenty-five years after his passing, MD reevaluates the man many still call “the World’s Greatest Drummer.” Jeff Potter tells Buddy’s life story, Steve Fidyk analyzes some classic performances, and Ken Micallef quizzes…

Modern Drummer
Nov 5, 2012

February 2012 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Jeff Hamilton!

Jeff Hamilton Featuring Setting Sights Taku Hirano  Karl Brazil Get Good: Drum Clinics Influences: Charlie Benante Update Journeyman Stephen Chopek Zappa Vaultmeister's Joe Travers The Joy Formidable's Matt Thomas Woodshed Daniel Lanois/Brian Blade's Steven Nistor: Striped Light Studio Taking Care of Business:…

Modern Drummer
Jan 3, 2012

September 2010 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Phish's Jon Fishman

On the Cover Phish's JON FISHMAN When Phish called it quits in 2004, he headed up to the farm and traded his sticks for a shovel. But the drums called him back, and a self-devised rudimental exercise fired him up…

Modern Drummer
Sep 1, 2010

June 2010 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring The Roots' Questlove

On the Cover The Roots' AMIR "QUESTLOVE" THOMPSON Their time on Fallon has left the hip-hop pioneers pumped and playing stronger than ever. Quest and Co. harnessed that energy, booked studio time, and produced the "live" R&B album of their…

Modern Drummer
May 10, 2010