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MD Podcast Episode 196: Nicko McBrain, Cymbal Chokes, Calderwood Percussion Piccolo Snare, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss July 2019 cover artist Nicko McBrain of the legendary metal band Iron Maiden. The education segment focuses on creative ways to incorporate cymbal chokes into your drumming. Up for review is a funky…

Modern Drummer
Jun 14, 2019

MD Podcast Episode 167: Keith Moon, How to Develop Consistency, NickyMoon Cymbals, and More

In this episode Mike and Mike discuss legendary classic rock drummer Keith Moon. The education segment focuses on how to develop consistency via mastering the four essential stroke types. Up for review is a set of custom instruments by New…

Modern Drummer
Nov 16, 2018

MD Podcast Episode 159: Train’s Drew Shoals, Kicked-Up Bell Patterns, Canopus Hybrid Hardware, and More

In this episode Mike and Mike discuss October 2018 featured artist Drew Shoals of the pop/rock band Train. The education segment focuses on ways to incorporate the bell of the ride cymbal into your grooves. Up for review is the…

Modern Drummer
Sep 21, 2018

Tama at NAMM 2015 (VIDEO)

In this video from NAMM 2015, Tama’s Terry Bissette leads us through the company’s new hardware, drumsets, hardware, and snare drums. New for 2015 is the Superstar Classic drumset that features 100%-maple shells and comes in either a five-or seven-piece…

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Feb 3, 2015

James Michael McLester of SuperNova Remnant

My last blog appeared in 2010, and here we are in 2014 and there are many things to share and forecast on the horizon. 2014 started out with an appearance on JUCE TV, broadcast by Trinity Broadcasting Network all over…

Modern Drummer
Aug 13, 2014

VIDEO - Tama Drums NAMM Show 2014 New Gear Coverage

  In this video Tama Drums' Terry Bissette gives a tour of the latest snare drums from Tama in celebration of their 40th anniversary at The NAMM Show 2014. The NAMM Show is the world's largest trade-only event for the…

Modern Drummer
Jan 27, 2014

Evan Sult of Sleepy Kitty

I’m Evan Sult with the band Sleepy Kitty. I’m currently based in St. Louis and Chicago, but I started playing drums in Seattle in 1991. The music scene was exploding, of course, and I dove right in, teaching myself to…

Modern Drummer
Dec 13, 2013

Michael Vafiotis of 4ARM

Hey there, MD readers, my name is Michael Vafiotis, or, as I’m better known, “Juice.” I currently play drums for the metal band 4ARM. Over the last year I’ve spent most of my time recording and preparing for the release…

Modern Drummer
Feb 24, 2012

Al Pahanish Jr. of DYS

Greetings, earthlings and fellow MD time travelers. I’m currently the drummer for Boston hardcore legends DYS. This summer I was in the process of relocating to Phoenix, Arizona, when I got the call. I spent a great deal of time…

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Jan 5, 2012