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Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney Play on The Rolling Stones' New Album: Report

Photos via Getty The ultimate '60s supergroup is materializing — but perhaps only for a song or two. The Rolling Stones' new album is yet to be announced, but Variety has confirmed the record will feature The Beatles' Paul McCartney…

Modern Drummer
Feb 27, 2023

Listen to the Drumming: Maurice White

In honor of the passing of Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, we've put together a playlist featuring some of the best-known EWF songs that he played drums on, as well as some rare performances from the singer and…

Modern Drummer
Feb 8, 2016

In Memoriam: Willie “Big Eyes??? Smith

Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, one of the great practitioners of a true American art form, was lost to blues fans around the world when he passed on September 16, 2011. The harmonica player, drummer, singer, and composer, who gained international…

Modern Drummer
Oct 26, 2011

Kenney Jones: British Drumming Royalty

by Adam Budofsky Among the most dynamic of all the groups who came out of England in the mid-’60s was the Small Faces, featuring singer/guitarist Steve Marriott, bassist Ronnie Lane, keyboardist Ian McLagan, and drummer Kenney Jones. After a number…

Modern Drummer
Aug 18, 2011

Jon Fishman: Phish Plays The Rolling Stones

by Michael Parillo In the cover story of the September issue of MD, out now, Phish drummer Jon Fishman holds court on topics ranging from the breakup and reunion of his band to how milking a cow can help you…

Modern Drummer
Jul 15, 2010

Charlie Watts: The Stones’ Rock-Solid Survivor

Charlie Watts was born on June 2, 1941, in Islington, London, England. In 1960, he was playing with a local band when he met blues musician Alexis Korner, who convinced him to join his band, Blues Incorporated. Later that same year,…

Modern Drummer
Feb 8, 2010

Andy Kravitz Blog

Greetings, Modern Drummer readers in Internet land! Andy Kravitz here, checking in to fill you in on what I've done and been doing. I'm originally from Philadelphia, PA, and I'm a drummer/percussionist, producer, engineer, and writer. I've worked on over…

Modern Drummer
Nov 20, 2008