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Roy Burns: Swing Star, Clinic Pioneer, Entrepreneur, And Beyond

Roy Burns has done it all—and done it well. He’s held the throne of numerous big bands. He’s established himself as an in-demand studio player, teacher, and clinician. He’s written numerous drum instructionals. And he’s one of the founding members…

Modern Drummer
May 19, 2011

Steve Tyrell’s Kevin Winard

Hello, all! This is my first blog for MD, and I thought I would take a little time to let you know who I am and what I’ve been up to. As for my background, I have toured with Doc…

Modern Drummer
Dec 22, 2009

Drumming On TV

  by Ken Micallef The December 2009 issue of Modern Drummer featured the story “Drumming On TV,” an insider’s look at the ins and outs of the unique craft of the contemporary television drummer. The article featured SNL’s Shawn Pelton,…

Modern Drummer
Oct 20, 2009

Tony Royster Jr.

Tony Royster Jr. has been busy. We caught up with him while he was home for a couple of days from globetrotting with En Vogue. “En Vogue needs someone to hold down the pocket while they’re singing,” the former child…

Modern Drummer
Jul 25, 2006

Gavin Harrison: Expanding Illusions

(September 2005 Issue) At thirty-nine, Gavin Harrison's drumming career encompasses some sixty-five recordings and over thirty world tours with artists as varied as Iggy Pop, Lisa Stansfield, Level 42, and Italian pop superstar Claudio Baglioni. In early 2002, Gavin joined…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004